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Reopen the Economy

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Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Fred Camillo, Lauren Rabin, Jill Oberlander

SUMMER STREETS ! Outdoor Dining and Shopping on Greenwich Avenue !!!

Greenwich Avenue should now be closed to cars and parking to allow our RESTAURANTS to set up tables 6 feet apart in the street! Also, outdoor SIDEWALK SHOPPING, every day! Research says the virus is 18.7x more likely to spread indoors than outdoors - and it's highly sensitive to sunlight, temperature, and humidity [research sources linked below].  Cars can find another street to for driving and parking. We must to help our small business owners (and hourly employees) get through the 2020 Summer in Greenwich... bring your mask, maintain your distance, be safe, help our people! SIGN THE PETITION - CALL YOUR CONTACTS IN GOVERNMENT - AND PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO FRIENDS! [and in other Towns too - Stamford, Westport, Darien, New Canaan, Fairfield, Norwalk, Port Chester, Chicago, Miami - everywhere that is safe - copy&paste to start more local petitions!] ====================================== Very informative article in WIRED Magazine this month ( https://www.wired.com/story/cities-reopen-outdoor-dining-lifeline/ ):  As Cities Reopen, Outdoor Dining May Provide a Lifeline - Restaurants are anxious to expand beyond takeout, and some researchers believe open-air transmission of the coronavirus is rare Key facts below:  - In cities like Denver, Oakland, San Francisco, Berlin, Milan, and Vilnius (Lithuania), officials have blocked lanes and in some cases entire streets to car traffic. After public pressure, even New York is getting in on the act and beginning to open select roads to just people.  [source: Wired] - Now some cities have taken the next step, throwing tables and chairs on roadways. Vilnius has become a big open-air cafe, with well-spaced places to eat in the city’s public square. In a two-week experiment in Tampa, Florida, businesses in some neighborhoods are allowed to put tables at 6-foot intervals and operate in what were once street parking spaces, even without a permit. It’s gaining support in San Francisco, which already has a program.  [source: Wired] - Some researchers studying how the Covid-19 virus travels think allowing restaurants to operate outside—and critically, at appropriate distances—is OK. “It’s a great idea,” says Donald Milton, a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland Schools of Public Health and Medicine.  [source: Wired] - The epidemiological work done so far suggests most cases are associated with close, sustained contact. Research suggests that outdoor transmission is rare. A study looked into 318 outbreaks of the virus involving three or more people: None happened outdoors, and of the total 7,324 cases studied, just one appears to have been the result of an asymptomatic person conversing outdoors with another person.  [source: Wired] - Wind and sun may also diminish the chance of contracting the virus outdoors, says Julian Tang, a virologist at the University of Leicester in England. “The likelihood of a successful infection occurring from an exposure outside is likely less because the sunlight may damage the virus as it passes through the air between people,” says Donald Milton, a professor of environmental health at the University of Maryland Schools of Public Health and Medicine. [source: Wired] - Brookhaven (GA) has come up with what it hopes is a solution: a free, temporary permit that lets restaurants operate outside, on any land they have access to, for 90 days.  [source: Wired] - “Public space is mostly for cars,” Becker says. “Maybe it’s time for humans to use it again.”  [source: Wired] - The upshot: As long as surfaces are wiped down regularly, patrons and servers are appropriately far apart from each other, and everyone washes their hands with regularity, outdoor café virus transmission shouldn’t be easy. But oh, wouldn’t it be nice? A glass of wine outside?  [source: Wired]  

Jonathan Loflin
3,215 supporters
Update posted 10 months ago

Petition to Idaho House of Representatives

Impeach Idaho Governor Brad Little

We, the people of Idaho, want to be safe and use safe practices to keep our most vulnerable safe from any harm that might come.  We believe the framers of the US Constitution and the Idaho Constitutions were well aware of the danger of viruses when they drafted our Constitutions. They did not include exceptions to the limits on government when writing them in case something like a virus came along. They understood that the people had to be responsible for the health of the people and the government could never carry out this task.  Governor Brad Little, and by proxy, his Health and Welfare Director David Jeppesen, has violated his oath of office to uphold the United States and Idaho Constitutions. We, the people of Idaho, ask you, our duly elected representatives, to convene and to begin proceedings to impeach Governor Little immediately on the following counts: Count 1 -  Violations of Article I Section 1 of the Idaho Constitution: "All men are by nature free and equal, and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring, possessing and protecting property; pursuing happiness and securing safety." It is our inalienable right to enjoy liberty and to pursue our own safety. Governor Little has taken both of these without cause. Count 2 - Violations of Article I Section 4 of the Idaho Constitution: "The exercise and enjoyment of religious faith and worship shall forever be guaranteed..nor shall any preference be given by law to any religious denomination or mode of worship."Governor Little has removed our exercise and enjoyment of religious worship without cause. Additionally, he has, in practice, given preference to one mode of worship (Facebook, Drive-In, etc) over another (In-person worship). Count 3 - Violations of Article I Section 10 of the Idaho Constitution: "The people shall have the right to assemble in a peaceable manner, to consult for their common good; to instruct their representatives, and to petition the legislature for the redress of grievances." Governor Little has removed our right to assemble in a peaceable manner without cause. Count 4 - Violations of Article I Section 17 of the Idaho Constitution: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated." Governor Little has removed our right against unreasonable seizure of our persons without due process. Count 5 - Violations of Article IV Section 5 of the Idaho Constitution: "The supreme executive power of the state is vested in the governor, who shall see that the laws are faithfully executed." Governor Little has not faithfully executed the laws of Idaho. Instead, he, and his appointees have superseded them with his own dictatorial edict wherein he describes who may move, who may do business, and who may worship as he sees fit. Count 6 - Violation of the Article I Section 10 of the US Constitution: "No State shall pass any . . . Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts." Governor Little and his appointees have impaired innumerable obligation of contracts in locking down the people and businesses who entered them whom they did not deem "essential."  Count 7 - Violation of the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." This count restates count 2, but as a violation of the US Constitutional rights reserved for its citizens. Count 8 - Violation of the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated." This count restates count 4, but as a violation of the US Constitutional rights reserved for its citizens. Count 9 - Violation of the 5th Amendment of the US Constitution: "No person shall .... be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." Governor Little has bypassed all state and federal laws and case-law which call for due process to be granted, even in the event of quarantine, before the right of life, liberty, and the use of property be removed.  Count 10 - Violations of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." Governor Little and his designees have made a law which removes our privileges and immunities without due process. We have been deprived of life, liberty, and the use of our property without due process of law. We have seen an unequal protection of the law as some, as the Governor sees fit, have been given a pass to live their life as usual if deemed "essential."

Josh Hurley
6,245 supporters