Topic

property rights

25 petitions

Update posted 5 hours ago

Petition to Jim Colligan, Gary Gerth, Bob DeStefano, Paul Shepherd, Al Dickson, dottie ogar, amber brach williams

Support Shelter Island's Short Term Rentals, and PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS!

Please sign our petition and allow short term rentals to continue on Shelter Island, a time honored tradition dating back to the 1870's. PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS! We are facing a Town Board that wishes to regulate/eliminate short term rentals, who would discriminate against families with a required two week minimum, CRUSHING our local seasonal economy. TOURISM IS THE ONLY INDUSTRY FOR TINY SHELTER ISLAND! One week rentals, and weekend rentals, are a time honored standard on the island, and have been for over a century. A two week minimum rental violates the US Federal Fair Housing Act, as well as the New York State Division of Human Rights Fair Housing Act. Will you raise your voice with us? Don't allow housing discrimination!  It's unlawful and mean-spirited. Don't allow your property rights to be compromised! This law will negatively impact our seasonal businesses and our community. Are you an island business owner? A two week minimum will reduce your summer revenue by 50% - that's ECONOMIC SUICIDE! We don't want over regulation - we want Shelter Island to enforce present laws on the books. Please donate $100 to our legal fund (helps with our legal fees and filing costs with Robinson & Cole). We have filed in both state and federal court with serious human rights and housing rights charges. Suits have also been filed in Riverhead, Southold, Greenport, Hampton Bays, and East Hampton. You may now donate visibly or anonymously to support short term rentals on Shelter Island: Please send your check to Michelle D'arcambal, DOCB, 40 Fulton Street, Suite 1005, New York, NY 10038  

Shelter Island Residents and Supporters for Short Term Rentals
848 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Katy Perry

Katy Perry Drop Your Selfish Pursuit of the Convent

Katy Perry has ruthlessly pursued the purchase of a convent even though she has been fully aware that the nuns who have documents showing their right to the property and have sustained the order for decades oppose the sale to her. The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary have utilized the property as an income stream to support their good works, a place of worship and retreat, and their home. The sisters now find themselves separated from each other and are concerned that the foundational monies and resources that they have worked so hard to create through the property will dissipate should Perry continue to work with the lawsuit encumbered Archdiocese to close the real estate deal. Women in the church that do the work of healing should not be aggressively discarded by a coalition comprised of a wealthy powerful pop star, super attorneys, and the men who control the largest Archdiocese in the world. Katy Perry is a super rich entertainment powerhouse that can buy any property in the world that her heart desires. The property is the order's and the recipients of its assistance only base of support. Perry must relinquish her aggressive pursuit of this land and establish her dream mansion in another location. Please tell Perry to honor the final wish of the recently deceased Sister Catherine Rose and end her pursuit of the convent and stop hurting the order of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Tino Lee
240 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Mark Zuckerberg

Tell Facebook: Our Data is our Property #OwnYourData

Mark Zuckerberg, change Facebook's rules and give us back control over our data, our digital assets, our property. #OwnYourDataMark Zuckerberg's social network Facebook, along with other digital platforms and big data aggregators, make billions out of us and our data - and they can not even keep it safe. They collect information about who we are, our friendships and how we view the world. They find out what we buy, what we do online, how we live our lives offline. Then they use our own data to sell to us - from pharmaceuticals to political campaigns. We're just now realizing the bad news: we're the product they're selling. Our data has been exposed without our real consent. Are these companies ripping us all off? If so, does this have to continue this way? I believe that if we act together, we can change the business model to the benefit of people globally. Sign up and share the #OwnYourData petition now, and let's take back our rights. I know about this topic intimately because I used to work for Cambridge Analytica - the data company which works on elections and commercial advertising campaigns. Now I'm blowing the whistle on the whole industry. The problem starts with the Silicon Valley tech platforms, which track our every movement and make us easy to target. It's time for us to own our own data. This is a human right. We should be able to decide freely how our data is used (and how it is not); stop anyone using using it to try and manipulate us; take it with us if we leave the platform; And to get paid for the value our data generates. To decentralize power and drive accountability, we're demanding that Facebook update its terms of service, and grant all its users these simple and fundamental data and property rights immediately. Facebook is already in crisis. Their stock price has fallen by almost $100 billion. Let's step up the pressure and make this happen while we have the momentum. The future is ours. I am the future, are you? Sign up now and share widely.

Brittany Kaiser
155,877 supporters