Petition to Hodgdon Powder Company
The GOEX Brand has been a staple in the muzzleloading community since 1804 and until yesterday, it was the largest, if not only American made blackpowder. This news is potentially devastating to the muzzleloading community, which has seen record growth in the last two years. Our goal with this petition is to show Hodgdon and potential GOEX buyers how much support the iconic brand has, and how many muzzleloading enthusiasts are here to continue to be customers. If Hodgon decides to shutter the brand and cannot sell it, the United States would be without an American made blackpowder for the first time since it’s inception, a concept hard to imagine for any student of history. While there are several manufacturers in Europe who could take up the mantle and sell in the US market, and imported powder is great, my concern is with import laws. With the recent ban on imported ammunition we have seen in action how the presidential office can change the shooting sports market. Sure, Muzzleloading is a small sect of the overall shooting sports community, but a ban or limit on imported blackpowder (a low grade explosive) could effectively gut the muzzleloading community during a period of crucial growth. If we want to save GOEX Powder, and possibly the sport in the US, we must be kind in our comments and writing. Each comment should highlight the importance of US made blackpowder to muzzleloading enthusiasts, both for blackpowder sports, and the preservation of US History.
Petition to Tennessee State Senate, Bill Lee
FIND ME SUMMER MOON UTAH WELLS LAW
Change our laws help find our missing. We need all missing person's face on billboards atleast on each end of state til they are found. A rotation of missing person could bring closure to a family an a community. It could also save a life. Approve State Funded Billboards
Petition to Netflix
Netflix: Remove All Transphobic Videos & Admin Who Support Them
Everyone who signs this petition has agreed to boycott Netflix until you remove all transphobic programming and remove the administrators who support such programming. Your choice to air programming that uses transphobic language in a manner meant to normalize it is not without consequence. Both the trans community and trans allies understand that words are not just words. Transphobic language fosters hatred, which fosters hate crimes. It also fosters self-doubt, which can dig into a soul and foster someone choosing to die rather than live in our transphobic society. Your choice to air such programming is not a sign of impartiality either. Albert Einstein famously said "If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity." Netflix has gone beyond even complicit silence by raising Dave Chappelle's voice in a transphobic comedy routine that is being heard through your metaphorical microphone. Even we believed your claims of "neutrality," though, we would just need to look to former Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, who said "Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence." This is because silence and neutrality do not just upset people. PEOPLE DIE BECAUSE OF SILENCE. From the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) website: "Sadly, 2021 has already seen at least 40 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means. We say at least because too often these stories go unreported — or misreported. In previous years, the majority of these people were Black and Latinx transgender women. "In 2020, HRC tracked a record number of violent fatal incidents against transgender and gender non-conforming people. A total of 44 fatalities were tracked by HRC, marking 2020 as the most violent year on record since HRC began tracking these crimes in 2013." Again, the HRC is telling us that fatalities due to transgender hate crimes are rising. And during this rise, you are giving transphobic hate speech a platform. This is not neutrality. This is also not the first time such atrocities have been committed against transgender people. Andrea Carlo wrote in Time Magazine on April 27 of this year that "The truth is that for the queer survivors of Nazi oppression, 1945 did not bring about any kind of liberation; rather, it marked the beginning of a systematic process of persecution and willful suppression—one that would result in their erasure from the pages of popular history." Most of the world continues to fight not to see systematic killings happen again. Netflix needs to be on the side of life and the pursuit is happiness. That means Netflix needs to change its policy about its programming. Now. We will leave you with a famous poem that reiterates the need to be in the right side of history. "First They Came" by Pastor Martin Niemöller First they came for the CommunistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a CommunistThen they came for the SocialistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a SocialistThen they came for the trade unionistsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a trade unionistThen they came for the JewsAnd I did not speak outBecause I was not a JewThen they came for meAnd there was no one leftTo speak out for me
Petition to Osceola County Florida Board of Commisioners, Osceola County Government
Bring back the old county logo!!
Recently Osceola County unveiled a new logo. This decision was not done with the input of the county residents as a whole. It was just throw upon us with no warning. The old logo showed the rich history of the county. From the rodeo to Osceola himself. It speaks of the past and what made Osceola County what it is today. The new logo is a generic and unwelcoming. It represents NOTHING having to do with our county. It is bland and ugly. We have already lost enough in this county from the orange groves to the vast farmland. Don't let the history of the county be thrown away like it meant nothing.The community as a whole kindly asks that this new logo be rescinded and the old logo reinstated.
Petition to Office of the President, Office of the Secretary of Department of Labor and Employment, Office of the House of Representatives
PRC TO APPROVE PSME AIPO & CPD RENEWAL AND ALL PENDING CPD POINTS APPLICATIONS
We write this petition after PSME has exhausted all efforts to make the Professional Regulation Commission, the PRC Board of Mechanical Engineers and CPD Council for Mechanical Engineers grant our application for Renewal of PSME’s CPD Accreditation and AIPO Accreditation. A. Petition for APPROVAL as CPD Provider and of CPD Points Applications The CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Council for Mechanical Engineering has DISAPPROVED PSME’s renewal application as CPD Provider and DISAPPROVED CPD Points application for all PSME seminars including that for the 69th PSME National Convention. This greatly affects thousands of our members as CPD points are needed in renewing PRC License as required by RA 10912 or the CPD Act of 2016. This decision of the CPD Council for Mechanical Engineering has made obtaining CPD points harder and more expensive for tens of thousands of Mechanical Engineers, Professional Mechanical Engineers and Certified Plant Mechanics. The PSME even tried using another CPD Provider to apply for CPD Points but this was also denied approval. The other CPD Provider, was quoted as saying “sa 69th PSME Natcon lang kami nahirapan magpa-approve ng CPD Points.” The Chairman of the CPD Council for Mechanical Engineering was also heard as saying PSME “…HINDI BIBIGYAN ng CPD Points kahit gumamit pa ng ibang CPD Provider.” This is clearly a grave abuse of discretion. This year’s ongoing 69th PSME National Convention with more than 10,000 attendees (2,700+ professionals and 8,000+ Mechanical Engineering Students) has no CPD points because PSME’s applications for CPD Points have been denied approval for unprecedented reason. There are 62 seminars in the convention, and all were denied CPD Points by the CPD Council for Mechanical Engineering. PSME has provided its members with the greatest number of seminars with CPD points by offering discounted and even free seminars nationwide and abroad. Our Society also made it cheaper to attend seminars by conducting seminars near the members’ place of residence or work thru its various regional/cluster conferences and one-hundred twenty-eight (128) chapters scattered all-over the country and abroad benefitting tens of thousands of our members. PSME’s national conventions (NATCON) have been offering great opportunities for our members to earn CPD points since the CPD program started. Our ongoing PSME National Convention’s attendance have exceeded 10,000 delegates and thousands of them will be deprived of the opportunity to earn CPD points. A great many of them are your co-workers in the government. In support of the CPD Law, PSME established its own training center, the Advance Training Center (ATC), to offer skill-enhancing seminars with CPD points. Thousands of mechanical engineers who have attended these seminars are now being deprived of earning CPD points. PSME has applied for the renewal of its PRC Accreditation as CPD Provider. We seek your intervention to PRC for it to urgently approve PSME’s accreditation as CPD Provider. PSME is exemplary in its mission to provide seminars with CPD points to its members. There is no reason to delay the granting of approval for its CPD Accreditation with PRC. We have appealed to PRC for our CPD Provider Certification approval and CPD Points applications but these appeals fell into deaf ears. B. Petition to Intervene on the granting of Renewal of PSME’s Certificate as Accredited Integrated Professional Organization (AIPO) for Mechanical Engineers. The PSME is the PRC AIPO with Accreditation No. AIPO-004. This AIPO accreditation has been renewed already several times since the inception of the AIPO system of PRC, the latest of which is through PRC Resolution No. 2018-1089. The incumbent PRC Board of Mechanical Engineers and the PRC has not acted on our petition for three (3) years already. They have neither dis-approved nor approved our petition for renewal of our Certificate as Accredited Integrated Professional Organization (AIPO) for Mechanical Engineers. Since July 4, 2018, or three (3) years ago, our organization’s petition for the renewal of our Certificate of Accreditation has been pending with the PRC. There were additional documents required but which were all complied with already since November 20, 2019. There is no ground for the PSME AIPO Renewal application to be further delayed or denied. There is no other professional organization that has applied also as AIPO for mechanical engineers. Since its establishment sixty-nine (69) years ago in 1952, PSME has made its mark in advancing the mechanical engineering profession, has helped its members in enhancing their skills by conducting seminars, conferences and conventions, has developed codes and standards to improve the mechanical engineering practice, has contributed to the economic progress of our country and has embraced safety as its number one public advocacy that has contributed immensely in improving work safety. PSME is the oldest and the largest organization of mechanical engineers in the Philippines where its membership, since its organization, has now reached a cumulative 110,000 members, according to PRC’s record. We are witnesses to the dedication of all mechanical engineer volunteers and staff of PSME in leading the organization in offering programs and projects to help the mechanical engineers in their career and in upgrading their licenses. We appreciate the numerous community assistance that PSME and its one hundred twenty-eight (128) chapters conduct nationwide to help our kababayans and fellow mechanical engineers both here and abroad. We know that PSME has helped and currently is helping various government agencies in implementing your programs of government as evidenced by a record number of Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) signed with many government departments and agencies in your term, Mr. President. PSME’s contribution to PRC in helping it succeed in its programs and PSME’s achievements throughout its history have made it deserving to continue to be the AIPO for mechanical engineers. We firmly believe that PSME deserves to be renewed of its Certificate as PRC AIPO for Mechanical Engineers. To us, PSME is a family. It is our home away from home. It is the Home of Filipino Mechanical Engineers. We wish for PSME to continue being one of the trusted and reliable partners of the government. However, the mechanical engineering profession, the mechanical engineers, the community where PSME operates, and the country as a whole are being denied of the PSME’s full ability to serve and be of big help to all its stakeholders without its accreditation as AIPO and CPD Provider. It is in this context that we seek your kind urgent intervention. Thank you very much and more power!
Petition to Apartment complex owner
Having alarm systems install in all apartments complexes
Following the event of Miya Marcano and many other missing women out there that have disappeared while entering their apartments. I feel apartment complexes need to team up with Local alarm companies and have systems installed in all the units that will be connected to the tenants cell phone. Had there been a alarm system installed that can be monitored by Miya on her phone She would of been alerted that someone was in her apartment when no one was suppose to be it should automatically be included in the rent. as there are no cameras around or in the hallways. Please don’t let another young woman lose their life all because evil people like Armando and others feel they have freedom to enter someone’s else place of peace