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pennsylvania

38 petitions

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Petition to Walker Lakeshores Landowners Association, Walker Lakeshores Landowners Office, Kurt Boogertman, Darlene Challacombe, Barbara DiMaio, Frank DuBowski, Janice Hahn, Ron Lisciandrello, Rose Murphy, Victoria Perrotta, Scott Rando, Tom Tate

Walker Lakshores Landowners Assoc. Board: Stop Suing Non Members!

Did you know that you can be sued by a home owners association even if you’re not in the HOA? I didn't. I thought there were such things as property rights for taxpaying home owners. Did you know that you can be sued by an HOA for an amount of money that even their own budget cannot support? I didn't. I thought they'd have to actually prove money was due. Did you know that if you can't afford to defend a case against you Pennsylvania has now given the HOAs the right to foreclose on you? Scary scenario right? My property is in a development known as Maple Park in Shohola PA, and has never been in any HOA. The deeds support that I'm not in any HOA. Even the judges rule that I'm not in any home owner association. Apparently, the only people that think I am in this home owners association is the home owners association themselves. I receive favorable judgments each time we go to court, but, this HOA just appeals. As of May 2017 this HOA is appealing me to the Superior Court of Pennsylvania because they don't like the judgments they've gotten even though THEY have asked the courts to continue this case!   A thorough explanation of this story is on this website: http://www.shoholapa.com/ Please sign this petition and show this HOA that We The People will not give up our property rights and they should be ashamed to call themselves Americans!  

Amelia Pearn
265 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to PA Representative Matt Gabler, PA Senator Joseph B. Scarnati, DuBois Mayor Gary Gilbert, PA Legislators, PA Governor Tom Wolf

Decriminalization of Marijuana in Clearfield County Pennsylvania

The decriminalization of Marijuana in Pennsylvania is on the horizon as 3 of Pennsylvania's largest cities, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg have already made the step of creating a better commonwealth by decriminalizing the beneficial plant. Under state law, marijuana possession of 30 grams or less is a criminal misdemeanor that carries up to 30 days in jail, a $500 fine, or both. This petition is asking for the decriminalization of the possession of under 30 grams of marijuana, reducing the penalty to a maximum fine of $100 and no jail time for first-time offenders.  As a resident of Clearfield County I have witnessed and heard far too many unnecessary stories of people undergoing financial torment and life altering consequences because they were caught with no more than a handful of this plant in their possession, and a lot of these cases are unfortunately starring a young adult as the victim. It is equally tragic when an elderly member of our society who has worked and contributed to this area their entire life is forced to drop everything and go sit in jail over simply possessing marijuana. I was 16 when I was criminally charged with possession of marijuana with less than 2 grams of the substance on me, excessive fines along with mandatory drug and alcohol evaluation and a 6 month probation period were some of my penalties. Talking to other people near my age group while I was going through this process made me realize that these penalties were mellow in comparison to some of theirs. How anybody could think that subjecting someone to this is fair treatment or helpful to the individual or society in anyway is truly disturbing. We are wasting our tax money and our resources to arrest and imprison our own people for possessing something that our Nation's captiol along with 29 other states have chosen to legalize in some form.  Decriminalizing Marijuana in Clearfield County will be another big step towards the push for state wide decriminalization. Please make a more sensible, safe, and progressive society for our State's youth to grow up and learn in.  I have specifically asked for the town of DuBois to help get things rolling by supporting this cause as it is the city I grew up in. On our Cities government website the mayor states that the most important goal is to “help improve our great City and neighboring municipalities for future generations so they will be proud to call DuBois their home.” The huge issue with that is that A LOT of the "future generation" in this town are being tormented over marijuana possession, and subsequently, are not proud to call DuBois their home whatsoever. I'm sure it's a safe bet to say many other cities in this county are seeing the same thing. Decriminalizing Marijuana will spare tax payers the average $2,200 cost per marijuana arrest/court case. Decriminalization of Marijuana would also allow our police force to dedicate their time to fixing issues with the drugs in our state that our actually killing people and ruining lives. In 2010 27,065 marijuana arrests were made in Pennsylvania, now our state is experiencing one of the worst heroin/opiate epidemics in the United States of America and we are still focusing on targeting marijuana crimes. As far as the youth is concerned, going through an arrest and then being treated like a drug abusing criminal for the next however many months is far more damaging and psychologically scarring than any amount of marijuana ever could be.  It is finally time to stop the nonsense. Please help our leaders make this choice so that we can begin to focus on fixing bigger issues and creating a Pennsylvania for the future to be proud of. Thank you for your time. 

Jacob Striegel
400 supporters