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oregon

26 petitions

Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Kate Brown

Save The Last Blockbuster

Hi! I'm known as Pikamon101 on YouTube and as @pikamon101_yt on Instagram and I love the 90's! I'm just a kid and I wasn't even born in the 90's but I'm obsessed with the 90's! I'm trying to save The Last Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon located at 211 NE Revere Ave, Bend, OR 97701. There were still a few Blockbusters left in Alaska and I thought they would stay open untill 2019 or 2020 but unfortunately they shut down and the last Blockbuster store thats still in buisness is the one in Bend, Oregon! I want the last Blockbuster store located at 211 NE Revere Ave, Bend, OR 97701 to become a Landmark/Monument of Oregon! I understand that it probably cant stay in buisness and that people will stop renting/buying movies from them so if that happens they should turn if into an attraction/museum!  Some of you are probably thinking "Isn't it kind of odd to turn a store into a Landmark?". Well this is a little bit different, Blockbuster is more then just a store, its an experience! Several people and families visited Blockbuster all the time in the 80's and 90's and a lot of them today probably miss it and remember all the memories they had there! So please help me and all the fans of the 80's, 90's and Blockbuster to make it a Landmark so it will stay open forever! Thank you, have a great day and God bless! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/Pikamon101 Instagram: @pikamon101_yt Instagram: @saveblockbuster  

Save The Last Blockbuster
112 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Kate Brown, Ron Wyden, Peter DeFazio, Caddy McKeown, Arnie Roblan, Greg Walden

Tell Oregon politicians: OPPOSE PIPELINES AND LNG

The proposed Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline is not as good as big corporations would have you think. They argue it will bring economic growth to the area, but that's not really the truth. The jobs that it would bring are mostly temporary and the permanent jobs are likely to be given to skilled workers from elsewhere. A side effect of LNG export as according to the US Energy Information Administration is a possible domestic gas price increase of 10%-20%, which has even lead companies like DOW Chemical and Alcoa to come out in opposition of it. We in Coos Bay would not see very much economic growth from the project, as it is an export project, meaning we will not directly benefit from this pipeline or the LNG itself. What this project would do however is put our precious environment in immediate danger, as well as violate the treaties that are in place with native tribes and infringe on peoples property rights. The Jordan Cove project would allow huge tankers to come into the bay which presents the risk of a spill, and the proposed South Dunes Power Plant would become the most polluting plant in the state. For the pipelines to be built, they would have to clear cut old growth forests, intrude onto BLM land that is publicly owned, lay down eminent domain on owners of private property, and go under multiple waterways and bodies of water where it could leak or rupture in the building process and cause an environmental catastrophe in our watersheds. We see that pipelines explode, leak, or fail all around the United States, and the construction company for the pipeline has had several pipeline failures in the recent past. This is an especially bad problem for Southern Oregon which is prone to wildfires and is expecting a subduction zone megaquake in the near future. The Klamath and Yurok tribes both oppose this pipeline, and both the Karuk and Rogue Valley Indian tribes do not support this pipeline. For a while, Oregon politicians have been hesitant to oppose the pipeline, but just last December, Senator Jeff Merkley publicly opposed the pipeline which caused a bit of as stir, but we should send a message to the other Oregon politicians that they shouldn't be afraid to oppose it either, and that they should stand by their peoples-including environmentalists and indigenous peoples-against a project that is a scam for our local economy, and a threat to our environment, otherwise, it is very possible that opposition to the pipeline will lead to mass protest similar to what was seen at Standing Rock in 2016 with the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, but we will not allow this pipeline to be built!! Tell Governor Kate Brown, Senator Ron Wyden, Congressman Peter DeFazio, Congressman Greg Walden, State Representative Caddy McKeown, and State Senator Arnie Roblan to speak out and oppose the Jordan Cove LNG project and the Pacific Connector Pipeline, and to do everything they can do to prevent the project from going forward.

Cameron Langley
33 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Bruce Warner, Ozzie Gonzalez, Dr. Linda Simmons, Lori Irish Bauman, Keith Edwards, Travis Stovall, Kathy Wai, Kelly Runnion

Tell TriMet: Commit to 100% Bus Electrification!

Climate change is a defining issue of our time. Without a massive transformation to a fossil-fuel free economy, our world will be overwhelmed with rising sea levels, exacerbated droughts, and more extreme weather patterns. Here in Oregon, one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions is our transportation sector. TriMet, our state’s largest transit agency, has the opportunity to reduce our climate impacts by phasing out its diesel buses and electrifying its fleet by 2035. Recognizing the advancements in battery-powered buses, as well as the multiple public health and quality of life benefits of these vehicles, transit agencies are rapidly converting their fleets. For example: King County’s Metro Transit will add 120 new all-electric buses over the next three years and plans to transition to a zero-emission fleet by 2034;  New York City announced it will convert its bus system to an all-electric fleet by 2040 or sooner; and San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency has committed to an all electric bus fleet by 2035. We call upon TriMet to publically commit to transitioning completely to an electric bus fleet. Electric buses have quality of life benefits for both riders and those residing near bus lines. They are lower to the ground, not choked with toxic diesel exhaust, and are considerably quieter than traditional buses. As TriMet appropriately increases the frequency of buses along many routes and in historically underserved parts of our community, adoption of electric buses would have tremendous benefits for transit riders and the communities through which buses operate. We also ask that TriMet prioritize electric buses along routes that serve predominantly low-income and communities of color, who studies have shown bear the brunt of our community’s diesel pollution. Our region prides itself on its environmental leadership and innovative policies - the removal of Harbor Drive from our waterfront; the implementation of the urban growth boundary to protect farm and forest land; and the Coal to Clean legislation were all pioneering policies. TriMet has played a key role and been a leader in this field - from catalyzing a rebirth in urban rail to pioneering the use of more accessible low-floor light rail cars. TriMet has the opportunity to clean-up our air, take a bold step in protecting the climate, and make our region even more livable in one fell swoop. It is time for TriMet to reflect our values by moving forward with a bold vision and sound strategy for electrifying the bus fleet.  

Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson
558 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Lake Oswego City Council

Let's create Hallinan Nature Park - Lake Oswego, OR.

Hallinan Woods is an existing, 3.75-acre natural area owned by the city, just north of Hallinan Elementary School in Lake Oswego. Every day, dozens of children and residents walk this path, listening to the creek flow and the birds chirp. Residents young and old say they love this little natural corner of the neighborhood. It offers a daily dose of nature, which research shows increases happiness, improves health, and extends lifespans.  But the experience at Hallinan Woods is at risk, due to a proposed housing development on 2 acres that border the woods. Building houses on this property, right next to Hallinan Woods, would degrade Hallinan Woods and the natural experiences people have in the woods. This property is perfectly situated to serve a higher purpose. Join us in asking the Lake Oswego City Council to slow down and consider adding the property to the existing Hallinan Woods. In doing so, we would create a nearly 6-acre natural area that provides more opportunities for children and adults to get into nature and learn about wildlife, native species, and ecology via classes, kiosks, and stewardship events. Instead of rubber stamping more houses in an area flush with houses but low on open space and natural learning opportunities, join us and ask Lake Oswego City Council to slow down and listen to neighbors. Sign our petition to create the Hallinan Woods Nature Park – for our children, for wildlife, for water, and for our Lake Oswego way of life. Learn more at www.hallinannaturepark.com 

Natalie Bennon
683 supporters