Petition to Ohio State House, Ohio State Senate, Ohio Governor
Remove Front License Plates in Ohio
In Ohio we're required by law to have front plates on our vehicles. Why should we continue to do so when we could save $1.65 million in taxpayer money per year? There is no evidence of a decline in safety as a result of removing the plates. Front plates hurt fuel economy as well as reduce aerodynamic efficiency, not to mention obstruct most vehicles cooling systems causing cars to have higher operating temperatures. If you were to purchase a vehicle in a state that doesn't require front plates (such as Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia for example) and bring it into Ohio you would need to drill unnecessary holes into your cars' front bumper to attach one. And front plates brackets which differ for every vehicle are typically expensive to replace should your factory one become damaged. These are just a few of the many reasons for why we should rid ourselves of the burden that are front license plates.
Petition to Dan Good
Call for the Termination of Chris Dodds
As many of you may know already a Columbus Citizen and employee of Columbus Public Schools Chris Dodds, made a post to the Facebook page for Columbus Ohio's Pride festival and Parade page, that called for the festival to be bombed on a scale of the Boston Marathon, stating that "All fags should be killed or at least re-located." This is completely unacceptable and we need to take a stand and demand that this man not be allowed to spread this hate to the children in affiliation to Our school system.
Petition to Franklin Township - Warren County, Traci Stivers, Beth Callahan, Ronald Ruppert, Brian Morris
Remove Confederate Monument of Robert E. Lee from the city of Franklin, OH
To the city and Township of Franklin, OH, In the wake of violent racism recently in Charlottesville, VA, and continuous racial violence, it is clear that Confederate monuments should not have any space for them to be celebrated. Ohio is a northern state known for fighting against the Confederacy during the civil war, yet it currently honors Robert E. Lee in a public space on the corner of Dixie Highway and Hamilton-Middletown Rd. Many residents in this state and country do not feel safe due to racial violence, and these monuments cause additional and unnecessary pain. This monument was put in place to celebrate a man that was known for commanding the Confederate army, and supported the continuation of slavery. Lee himself was a slave owner, and we have a responsibility to confront that fact and the evil that he fought to maintain. The mayor and city of Franklin, Ohio has an opportunity to do the right thing and remove this monument as a small step towards racial healing. We cannot come together as a country until we decide to stop celebrating these symbols of slavery and hate. History should never be forgotten, and these figures should instead be remembered in our history books and museums. They should instead serve as somber reminders of our past, not in the celebratory manner that this one currently does. Let us come together and demand this monument be removed.
Petition to Mike DeWine
Voices for Mackenzie Basham
My daughter Mackenzie Basham pled guilty to 9 counts of burglary in August 2014. She was advised by her attorney to take a deal unethically. She was 19, with a prior of 2 seat belt violations at time of arrest. Allen County Sheriff Samuel A. Crish made a statement publicly of others involved in these crimes in May 2014. No other persons were brought in on any charges associated with this case.Allen County Prosecutor, Juergen A. Waldick, also knew of others involved in these crimes.The head Crime scene investigator on her case was police sergeant Fredrick DePalma. DePalma, 49, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2015 for 35 counts of theft in office and 24 counts of tampering with evidence. He committed the police misconduct on cases in 2014. DePalma signed every single piece of evidence in Mackenzie's discovery packet against her in 2014. Mackenzie admitted to having stolen property in her apartment and car and being paid to take it to pawn shops. The sentencing judge said aloud that drugs and the "wrong" crowd had put Mackenzie in this situation. In a courtroom full of Mackenzie's family and friends, not one official of Allen County said a word as she pled guilty out of pure fear to every single one of these crimes alone. That would mean 9 burglaries in 3 days, done by one 19 year old girl. She was given a 14 year sentence. Mackenzie had a 2 year old baby at the time of sentencing, he is now 6 years old. Please help me be a voice to get Mackenzie a shorter sentence so she can be reunited with her son before 2028. In 2028 her son will be 17 years old, and my daughter will be 34 years old. She has served enough time for her involvement in these crimes and has learned a very difficult lesson. She is now drug free and ready to have a second chance on life. She is a loving mother and a beautiful caring person. She is ready to function in society in a positive way now at 23 years old. Please help me be her voice on the outside by signing this petition. My goal is to get Mackenzie a commutation of her sentence. This would make her sentence shorter and give an encouraging light at the end of the tunnel for our family who loves her so much. Positive letters of support for Mackenzie can be sent to: Ohio Parole Board Mackenzie Basham #090219 770 West Broad St, Columbus Ohio 43222.
Petition to Rob Portman, Michael Stinziano, Robb Gonda
Hastings Middle School Walkout/Show of Solidarity to End Gun Violence
We are calling on the students and faculty of Hastings to join communities across the nation who are demanding action to protect schools from gun violence. On April 20th, the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting, American students will walk out of class and protest. Hastings must stand with those demanding leaders work to make the Stoneman Douglas shooting the last of it's kind. Together, we will send a message that we won’t tolerate any more inaction on this issue.
Petition to Brad Wenstrup, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge, Joyce Beatty, Pat Tiberi
Ohioans for Net Neutrality
The FCC recently voted to repeal Net Neutrality, putting the right to the freedom of a free internet in danger. This is something I and many others believe to be a basic human right. We should not have to worry about our favorite websites being slowed down or having to pay extra to access them. We shouldn't have to worry about our private, personal information being sold or exposed. Future generations should not have to live in a world without internet freedom. I may be young, but I firmly believe in this. Stand with me and get Ohio State Representatives to save net neutrality for Ohioans.
Petition to Ohio State Senate, Ohio Governor, Ohio State House, National Rifle Association
Stop Ohio Senate Bill 260
Ohio Senate Bill 260 proposes to ban all semi automatic firearms that have a detachable box or internal magazine capable of containing 10 or more cartridges. This bill also wants to keep a database of firearms and ammunition purchased and by who. This is a complete violation of our inalienable human rights as pertains to the 2nd Amendment. Stop the tyrant bill from becoming law and protect yourself and your rights.