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Petition to Richard S. Sokolov

Create Children's Play Area - Town Center at Boca Raton Mall!

Boca Raton has always been known as the place for retirees and snow birds, but that’s a thing of the past. Boca Raton has seen a recent influx of younger residents, along with it, a jump of younger families relocating and calling Boca Raton home.  New shops, restaurants catering to the younger crowd and families are opening. Housing developments are being built everywhere you look, however our Mall, Town Center at Boca Raton, has not changed with the times. All our neighboring cities with a Simon Property management Inc mall have included interactive, family-friendly play-areas for their youngest of shoppers.  Us moms and dads of younger babies and toddlers are also shoppers. Many of us have stopped shopping at Town Center at Boca Raton because it does not give us the ability to shop and re-charge at a toddler area. Many of us go down to Coral Square in Coral Springs, or down to Sawgrass Mills with their Rainforest Café, carousel, kid / toddler area, which are all a Simon Properties. There's a need at Town Center at Boca Raton for a children's play area and there is room to allow this addition. As of now you can find all the kids, babies and their families congregating around the water fountains, because sadly, that's all the mall has to offer. Even our neighbors up north have Crayola experience and an interactive play space at the Florida Mall, another Simon Property. The Falls, in Miami, was built a new kids play area late last year, another Simon Property. So why is Town Center at Boca Raton being forgotten? We want to shop in our city, we want to be able to have an area for our children to play in. We want to be able to call Town Center at Boca Raton family and kid friendly, but it's not. If we were able to have a children’s play area, we would spend more time there, and in turn, more money at this mall. Please support and sign this petition. By signing and sharing, you will be showing that us moms, fathers, and anyone in care of a child in our beautiful city, would benefit from Simon Property Inc., creating a safe and fun place for our children and families.  Thank you, MOMS Club of Boca Raton, FL The International MOMS Club® is a nonprofit organization and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity registered with the IRS.   

MOMS Club of Boca Raton, FL
428 supporters
This petition won 1 week ago

Petition to Susan H. Richmeier, Wendel Wurst, Ronald Evans

Give Shona Banda, a loving mom and medical marijuana patient, her freedom.

My friend Shona is a single mother who uses medical cannabis to treat her Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that is incredibly painful. Now she's fighting to stay out of prison because she is a medical marijuana patient in a state where it isn't legal.  It all started last year when her 10-year-old son spoke out in school about the benefits of medical marijuana, explaining that it had saved his mom's life. Officials at the school called police who then searched her house and found medical marijuana and cannabis oil.  Shona's son was eventually returned to her after he was removed from her care when he defended his mother's right to use medical marijuana to mitigate her Crohn's disease. But she is now facing charges for possession with intent to distribute (even though the only thing she intended to do was take her medicine). If convicted this single mother faces a maximum of 27 years in Kansas prison for a medicine that is completely legal 70 miles away in Colorado. Shona's son, now 11, was questioned by police without knowledge or consent of either parent and this interrogation led to a warrant being issued that would remove both the child and Shona's medicine from the home. Without medical cannabis, Shona lives in extreme pain everyday. She chooses to combat her disease with cannabis due to its safety profile compared to other treatments and documented success of cannabis therapy in digestive disorders. But Shona lives in Garden City, Kansas where cannabis remains highly illegal, even for medical purposes. Please join me in asking Finney County Prosecuting Attorney, Susan Richmeier and Shona's public defender, Ronald Evans, to accept Shona's plea of "Not Guilty by Reason of Biological Necessity" and dismiss this case so that Shona can get on with her life and her healing process.

Jacqueline Patterson
73,141 supporters