Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Tell Congress: Protect Conservation Funding
Clean air and water. Astonishing vistas and precious, unique natural places. Wildlife, wide open spaces, and cultural resources. These are all part of an irreplaceable heritage handed down by generations of Americans, and a legacy we must safeguard. The Administration's budget proposal strips much of the critical funding required to preserve this legacy and protect the natural resources that sustain us all. It's simple: we can't protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our nation's natural places unless we protect essential conservation and science funding. Together, we must call on Congress to ensure that funding levels stay strong and vital conservation programs and services do not end up on the chopping block. Because undermining conservation doesn't just hurt wildlife and natural treasures—it harms local communities and our national economy. Stand with us now and tell Congress to protect funding for conservation.
Petition to Supervisor Dennis Rodoni
Save The Last Resort -- A Working Model of Sustainability in Marin County
Dear Supervisor Rodoni, We immensely appreciate your recent efforts to, at long last, reach a compromise that preserves The Last Resort (http://thelastresortlagunitas.org) David Lee Hoffman's property, as a historic landmark. As the process of working with David progresses, we must express the imperative to reinstate Marin County's own Architectural Commission's ruling that David's site is historically important. This would allow the use of the California Historic Building Code as a guideline and protections this code offers. Reinstating the Commission's ruling is ethical and allows for long-awaited progress in complying with reasonable code upgrades and an ultimate resolution. We do not want to lose The Last Resort, nor do we want to lose David as a friend, neighbor, and contributor to our community. We feel that David is a visionary who, during the past 40 years, has created solutions to climate change issues that we face as a global community. These solutions lie in the very structures and systems that stand to be destroyed if the Commission's unanimous ruling continues to be discounted or ignored. We believe the demolition of his work would severely endanger the health, safety, beauty and tranquility of Marin County - and the potential for large-scale solutions that David's innovation provides. We request that Marin County, through their receiver, reinstate their own Commission's unanimous ruling, which declared that David's property deserves local historic status. You, too, recently stated in your January 31, 2017 letter to the appointed receiver, “Furthermore, please consider this an official request from my office to include architectural and cultural value determinations on the Hoffman property in your final recommendations.” The reinstatement of the County Architectural Commission ruling would be the final step in bringing closure to the issue of preserving as much of David’s site as possible without interfering with the work of the receiver. We believe that if David loses, we all lose -- and we believe the solution is outlined by the steps in this petition. We are truly thankful to have you addressing these issues. By signing this petition we support the reinstatement of the Marin County Architectural Commission resolution that all 36 structures on the 2-acre property of David Lee Hoffman in Lagunitas constitute a cultural and historic landmark of local importance. Signed,
Petition to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Sign: Stop Poisoning Bald Eagles with Toxic Lead
Five to six feet of majestic, soaring beauty, the bald eagle is America’s national bird and emblem. These raptors are impressive predators and are known to live long lives. Unfortunately, one bald eagle in Oregon recently had her life cut short. She is suspected to have died from ingesting a lethal amount of lead, most likely from lead bullets. After the kill, hunters often leave carcasses and gut piles riddled with ammunition in their wake. These carcasses are attractive sources of food for bald eagles. But because hunters use lead ammunition, this meat is toxic -- and often fatal. Tragically, when bald eagles and other majestic birds of prey consume what looks to be a hearty and healthy meal, they are unknowingly eating poison. Nature rehabilitators across the country take in bald eagles suffering from lead poisoning. Some are able to be nursed back to health, but many are not. Lead's environmental and health risks are well-documented. The toxic metal kills an estimated ten million birds and animals a year. Finally, in January 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service addressed the problem and announced a policy that would prohibit lead ammunition in more than 150 million acres of National Wildlife Refuges and other federal land and waterways by 2020. But the Department of the Interior reversed this action earlier this month. The rescinding of this protection shows a blatant disregard for the well-being of animals. It is too late for the poisoned bald eagle in Oregon, but it is not too late to prevent future unnecessary pain and suffering for birds and other animals. Sign this petition & send a message to the Department of Interior. It is cruel and unjustifiable to knowingly put animals' health at risk. Ban lead ammunition and protect bald eagles and millions of other birds!
Petition to Terry Branstad, Iowa State Senate
Legalize darker front window tint in Iowa
The State of Iowa says we cannot have front window tint darker than 70% light visibility through the windows. The only reasonable excuse I have received for this, is that it is for "police safety". What is it actually protecting them from? To see if we have a gun or weapon? An officer wouldn't be able to tell if you have one anyway. I have known several people who have been pulled over and sited for window tint. They were abiding all of the laws of the road. So does it make you a criminal to have tint on your windows? Personally, I have very light sensitive eyes, and I would love to have tint on my windows. Legally I cannot do so. This needs to be changed. It will not only help me, but the other people whos eyes are sensitive to light. I along with many others feel this to be a burden among citizens to be pulled over for such a silly reason. I am allowed to conceal a weapon, yet not allowed to have tint? Think about it. I have started this petition in efforts to make front window tint legal in Iowa. It is being sent to Terry Branstad and I am asking for more support. I've received tons of feedback on how it makes a big difference to people all over Iowa, from eye sensitivity to sun allergies. Give us our Freedom to do what we want with our own personal property. I need lots of supporters. I really hope we can make a change. If you think this may be a nuisance law, please sign the petition and share it with Everyone. Thank you.
Petition to Richard Burr, President of the United States, Donald Trump, Thom Tillis
Approve my Social Security Disability
I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT DURING THIS DIFFICULT JOURNEY IN MY LIFE. YOUR SUPPORT, PRAYERS, ADVICE, AND FRIENDSHIPS HAVE PUSHED ME THROUGH THIS PAST Year. (I changed my main photo because some said it was too brutal to look at) MY STORY: Raleigh News and Observer article Three years ago, I was in a car wreck that left me with a traumatic brain injury. I now suffer from seizures: I simply black out, with no warning, several times a week. Because of this, I can never drive again; I can’t work. I can’t even shower alone, and I’m running out of hope. Before my injury, I was an electrician by trade. I always worked and supported my three children. I tried going back to work after the wreck, but my seizures forced me to stop. My multiple attempts to get on disability have been denied even though my medical history is well documented by hospitals, neurologists, doctors, and psychiatrists. I have given the Social Security office all the medical and financial records they have asked for. I have had a couple doctor's notes since 2014 that said I could not work because of my condition. The health coverage I have from the county is not enough. It doesn’t pay for rehab or the weeks I’ve spent in the hospital due to further brain injury caused by falls during seizures. I have lost everything I worked for all of my life. I feel so helpless. We’re looking at homelessness as a very real possibility, and all because the Social Security contract I entered into when I started paying in at 16 years old, has failed me. Please, I am not looking for handouts. Simply for the money I have paid into the system in my time of great need. Please call on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to grant me disability insurance, so that I may have a fighting chance to get better. I know I am not alone in this. I’ve talked to so many people going through similar hardships. My condition is getting progressively worse. I want so badly to live to raise my children to adulthood, to be a good role model for them, and teach them that it is possible to overcome any obstacle in this country. I can only do that with some help. Please help me call on the SSA to grant me disability insurance. I have earned it, and I would not take it if I didn’t really need it. Thank you for your time, God Bless, Christopher E Layne My life as I know it (click here) Every signature under here is probably going through the same hell or loves someone going through the same thing, fighting for their lives. Something has to change fast. One wrong fall and I will not be here any longer to see my chosen grow. Please help me by signing this petition. It truly could mean life or death. A message from my daughter
Petition to John Kasich, Ohio Governor, Ohio Parole Board
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 4 1/2. 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 22 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 U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Impeach Senator Mitch McConnell
We the people of the United States call upon the Senate and the House of Representatives to charge Senator Mitch McConnell for an impeachment trial. If this individual is subsequently convicted in a Senate impeachment trial, he will be removed from office. Specifically we ask that Senator McConnell be charged with: 1. Dereliction of his constitutional duty for refusing to appoint a Supreme Court Judge replacement as required by our Constitution. 2. Obstruction of the high office of the President of the United States for a period of 8 years. As set forth, we demand an impeachment trial as soon as possible.
Petition to ISO
Change the present "Taiwan, Province of China" to "Taiwan"
Taiwan is definitely not "a province of China".We, the Taiwanese, have elected our leader through direct democratic means, fully support the democratic rights of self-determination, and the entitlement to certain inalienable rights of all humanity.Taiwan has its own political, postal, financial, and socioeconomic systems that is run independently. We are citizens of Taiwan, not China. There is no "Taiwan, Province of China" in any of our documentation indicating our citizenship to Taiwan or any relevant information.If the ISO does not rectify this problem, it would further increase our own pains of our identity being overruled. For the past six decades China had been threatening Taiwan with military conflict. They already have maintained a substantial number of missiles aimed at Taiwan, with annual increases in both numerical strength and weapon efficiency.Due to present ISO standards, any statement made on a form in the Internet would change "Taiwan" as "Taiwan, Province of China". This is a tremendous insult both to us, the petitioners, and the Taiwanese community. We humbly plead the ISO to change this mistake and allow the Taiwanese people to proudly select their country as "Taiwan", not "Taiwan, Province of China". The link below is the key evidence of the imperative need to rectify this mistake. https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:code:3166:TW 本簽署目的在鄭重要求:國際標準組織（ISO） 將台灣列為「中國．台灣省」更正成為「台灣」！ 呼籲全世界 認同自由民主國家"台灣"主權的人士，共同參與全球網路連署，藉此向國際社會宣示我們國家之完整主權，絕非鄰國的中華人民共合國的任何轄區的省份之一! 讓全世界端正視聽並且尊重我們國家真實存在的事實。不要再將錯就錯 委屈台灣國民~ 以下是全球連署網頁，歡迎以中文填寫連署資料。貼上上面的制式抗議內文亦可。更歡迎分享您的高見 影響更多人為 "台灣 正名" 發聲!