regional politics

9 petitions

Update posted 1 year ago

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.

Mitchell Wayt
11,538 supporters
This petition won 2 years ago

Petition to Florida Governor

Don't use taxpayer money to pay for your wrongdoing

Gov. Rick Scott was caught violating Florida public disclosure rules and now wants to use taxpayer money to pay for his malfeasance. Scott once said that he stood for fiscal and personal responsibility, but where is that sense of responsibility now that he has to pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit in order to avoid court? He has played fast and loose with the rules, using private emails to conduct public business, but now that he got caught he, he wants taxpayers to foot the bill. Mr. Scott has decided to take the entire settlement amount out of the state budget, further punishing taxpayers and state employees after he has spent years cutting back on salaries, budgets and benefits. As the eighth richest politician in the entire United States, with a whopping $147 million dollar net worth, it is shameful and hypocritical that he has now abandoned his principles of fiscal and personal responsibility and is making Florida citizens pay for his mistake. Join me in telling Gov. Rick Scott to do the honorable thing and take the $1.3 MILLION that he owes for violating state law out of his own pocket. The latest settlement is his third legal defeat in recent months, and it’s the second time he has used public funds to clean up his mess. He has said he stands for responsibility, but why  does he think his constituents should be responsible for what are clearly his mistakes? Let’s ask Gov. Scott to stand by his stated principles of fiscal and personal responsibility. Let’s demand that he use his personal funds to pay the settlement. Taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for his mistake.

John Blonsick
6,193 supporters
This petition won 3 years ago

Petition to Utah State House, Utah State Senate

Impeach Judge Scott N. Johansen

If Judge Johansen wants to act like Judge Judy, then he should get a reality TV show. In the meantime, his past and present conduct is unbecoming of a judicial officer. On November 11th, Judge Johansen ordered that a child be removed from the home of a married lesbian couple, claiming that the child would be better off in the home of a heterosexual couple over the objection of the foster parents, the Utah Division of Child and Family Services and the Guardian Ad Litem Office assigned to represent the child. After public outcry, Judge Johansen partially reversed his Order. Judge Johansen has previously come under attack for his tactics. In 1997, Judge Johansen was reprimanded by the Utah Judicial Conduct Commission for "demeaning the judicial office" after slapping a 16-year-old boy during a 1995 meeting at the Price courthouse. In 2007, Judge Johansen was criticized for threatening to take a homeschooling mom’s children away if she failed to enroll them in public school and insure that they were in attendance every day. Johansen was also criticized in 2012 for ordering a woman to cut her 13-year-old daughter's ponytail as punishment for the teen cutting the hair off a 3-year-old girl at a restaurant. It is not enough to simply refer to the Judge’s conduct as ‘puzzling’ and suggest that he must follow the law. Judge Johansen should be impeached and removed from office.

The Alliance for a Better Utah
2,877 supporters