property rights

19 petitions

Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Jim Colligan, Jim Dougherty, Laury Dowd, Paul Shepherd, chris lewis, 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. 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. This 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). 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
742 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), Paolo Gentiloni, Justin Trudeau, Malcolm Turnbull, Beata Szydlo, António Costa, Sorin Grindeanu, Dmitry Medvedev, Aleksandar Vučić, Robert Fico, Miro Cerar, Mariano Rajoy, Stefan Löfven, Doris Leuthard, Binali Yıldırım, Volodymyr Groysman, Theresa May, Tabaré Vázquez, Juha Sipilä, Bernard CAZENEUVE, Donald Trump, Edi Rama, Mauricio Macri, Christian Kern, Andrei Kobyakov, Charles Michel, Denis Zvizdić, Michel Temer, Boyko Borissov, Andrej Plenković, Nicos Anastasiades, Bohuslav Sobotka, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, Juri Ratas, Angela Merkel, Alexis Tsipras, Viktor Orbán, Enda Kenny, Benjamin Netanyahu, Paolo Gentiloni, Maris Kucinskis, Saulius Skvernelis, Xavier Bettel, Emil Dimitriev, Joseph Muscat, Pavel Filip, Duško Marković, Mark Rutte, Erna Solberg

Justice for Holocaust Survivors: Property Restitution

Petition / עצומה / Pétition  As the population of Holocaust survivors diminishes, I ask your government to ensure justice for Holocaust survivors, their families, and for Jewish communities, whose property was wrongfully taken from them by the Nazis and their allies and by subsequent Communist governments. ככל שאוכלוסיית ניצולי השואה פוחתת, אני מבקש מממשלתך להבטיח צדק לניצולי שואה,למשפחותיהם ולקהילות היהודיות, אשר רכושם נלקח מהם שלא בצדק על ידי הנאצים ובעלי בריתם וממשלות קומוניסטיות אחריהם. Comme la population de survivants de l'Holocauste diminue, je demande à votre gouvernement de rendre justice aux survivants de l'Holocauste, à leurs familles et aux Communautés juives dont les biens ont été injustement spoliés par les nazis et leurs alliés ainsi que par les gouvernements communistes qui ont suivi.   --- Call to Action My name is Jehuda Evron, and I am a Holocaust survivor. I am asking you to take a simple step to help the effort to correct a historic wrong. I have fought for 20 years for the return of property taken by the Nazis from their Jewish victims, including from my wife’s family. I have pressed government officials in Poland – and around the globe – on behalf of Holocaust survivors, and spoken at countless meetings to tell the world our story. Now, I am in my 80s. Until the day I die, I will not give up. Every day, the few remaining Holocaust survivors are passing away. Sadly, many of these survivors will die in poverty, without benefiting from their property. Our struggle for justice cannot die with us. This Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), as the world remembers the Holocaust, I ask that the generations of those born after the Holocaust commit to continue the struggle that our generation started. Future generations need to continue efforts to recover what the Nazis, their allies and collaborators, as well as subsequent Communist governments, unjustly took from us and our families and from Jewish communities. The community of nations has taken some measures toward recognizing the need for justice. In 2009, 47 countries endorsed the Terezin Declaration on Holocaust Era Assets and Related Issues. In doing so, these countries called for a fair and speedy process to file claims and receive restitution or compensation for our property, as well as for properties that belonged to the devastated Jewish communities. The Terezin Declaration also recognizes the governments’ responsibility to care for needy Holocaust survivors, and to provide restitution of heirless property in order to fund this assistance, as well as Holocaust commemoration and education. Together with the World Jewish Restitution Organization, I ask you to help in this struggle for justice and accept this Call to Action by signing this petition to the heads of state of the 47 nations that endorsed the Terezin Declaration. In deep appreciation, Jehuda Evron --- קול קורא שמי יהודה אברון ואני ניצול שואה. אני פונה אליכם לעשות צעד קטן, לסייע במאמצים לתקן עוול היסטורי. אני נאבק מזה 20 שנה להשבת הרכוש שנגזל ע"י הנאצים מקורבנות השואה היהודיים, ובכלל זה ממשפחת אשתי. הפעלתי לחץ על נציגי ממשלת פולין ובכל העולם, בשם ניצולי שואה, ובאין ספור פגישות סיפרתי את הסיפור שלנו. עכשיו אני בשנות השמונים לחיי. עד יומי האחרון, לא ארפה. מדי יום, כמה מניצולי השואה הולכים לעולמם. לצערי, רבים מהם ימותו בעוני, בלי ליהנות מהרכוש שלהם. המאבק שלנו לצדק אסור לו שימות אתנו. ביום השואה הקרוב, כשהעולם יזכור את השואה, אני מבקש שדורות ההמשך לניצולי השואה, יתחייבו להמשיך את המאבק שאנחנו התחלנו. הדורות הבאים חייבים להמשיך את המאמץ להשיב מה שהנאצים, עוזריהם והממשלות הקומוניסטיות שבאו אחריהם, לקחו שלא בדין מאתנו, משפחותינו ומהקהילות היהודיות. אומות העולם הכירו בצורך לעשיית צדק. 47 מדינות חתמו בשנת 2009, על הצהרת טרזין, העוסקת בהשבת נכסים מתקופת השואה. בעשותם כן, מדינות אלו קראו לתהליך מהיר והוגן לאפשר הגשת תביעות ולהשיב רכוש או פיצויים בשל הרכוש הגזול, כולל רכושם של הקהילות היהודיות. הצהרת טרזין גם הכירה באחריותם של הממשלות לטפל בניצולי שואה נזקקים, ולהשיב רכוש ללא יורשים, כדי לממן את העזרה לניצולי שואה, לחינוך והנצחה. יחד עם איל"ר, ארגון יהודי עולמי להשבת רכוש, אני פונה אליכם לסייע למאבק למען צדק ולהביע את הסכמתכם לקול הקורא בחתימתכם על העצומה המופנית ל-47 ראשי הממשלה שחתמו על הצהרת טרזין. בהערכה רבה, -- For more information, please visit the WJRO Call to Action website.

World Jewish Restitution Organization
3,862 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Robert Trevino, Rebecca Viagran, Rey Saldaña, Shirley Gonzales, Greg Brockhouse, Ana Sandoval, Manny Palaez, John Courage, Clayton Perry, Heber Lefgren, María Villagómez, Sheryl Sculley

San Antonio Backyard Chickens Under Attack!

We support updating the City of San Antonio's domestic fowl ordinances to allow more families the ability to legally keep small urban flocks.  We feel arbitrary setbacks for small flocks are unnecessary (dogs don't have setbacks and cats wonder freely throughout neighborhoods).  It is unfair that our current setbacks are making criminals out of people who raising chicken and fresh eggs in neighborhoods with smaller homes and yards.  Currently, San Antonio allows only three (3) chickens without purchasing an  excessive animal permit requiring an arbitrary setback.  We would like to see San Antonio families be able to have up to eight (8) domestic fowls on city lots up to 7500 square feet (average lots size) with one (1) additional fowl allowed for ever additional 1000 square feet.  We would like to see excessive animal permits required ONLY for people wishing to exceed these fair and reasonable limits.  By establishing enforceable and measurable guidelines but not requiring an excessive animal permit, Animal Care Services can to redirect the resources current used to micro-manage small backyard flocks, towards more pressing issues like stray dogs or spay and neuter programs..   We also understand that it is important to protect the rights of our neighbors.  We support continuing to hold chicken owners that violate the city's existing ordinances accountable to the same degree that cat and dog owners are held accountable.  The current animal ordinances already prohibits unreasonably loud pets, loose pets (no “roaming-at-large”) and unsanitary conditions.  There are state laws against cock fighting and a local ordinance, as proven in other cities, is not going to stop the criminals who engage in cock fighting.  An ordinance that puts additional restrictions on backyard chickens, including roosters, is unfair and unnecessary and punishes families who are responsible chicken owners who keep a natural flock.Any ordinance that puts additional punitive restrictions on Backyard Poultry affects thousands of current chicken owners in San Antonio who responsibly keep small flocks of chickens. We are encouraged by the vision of our new Mayor and City Council and believe that any ordinance that San Antonio adopts should move the city forward, should not discriminate, and should be applied fairly and equally to all pet owners.   

Kim Rocha
712 supporters