Reopen the Economy
Petition to Autism Initiatives & other Organisations
The North East region needs more Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Services
This petition is for the Director of Autism Charities to highlight the need for ASD and special needs services in the North East of England. The organisation Autism Initiatives offers support in a variety of locations throughout the UK and Ireland giving a wide range of support for autistic people. From supported living to schools, from a short break service to one stop shops, from work placements to training, social meet ups, clubs and activities, Autism Initiatives has a wealth of resources and expertise that support autistic people to achieve their personal goals. Organisations such as Autism Initiatives can have such an amazing impact on the families and children's lives just by bringing people together so they don't feel so alone on their journey, by sign posting them to groups they offer and services they can provide. Our family is impacted by ASD as we have two children, our daughter is diagnosed ASD and our son is on the path way for diagnosis and we want to see more services started up in the County to aid the lives of families and individuals with ASD and other special needs. It can leave families feeling isolated after diagnosis and there needs to be more done to bring in vital support services to ensure its available to those who need to access it. County Durham is the only region not to have access to a proportional amount of provisions for ASD individuals and families for the County. It has no ASD social groups, clubs or independent living schemes and ways to give the opportunity for children with ASD to grow with in themselves. And the few services currently available are out stretched and limited due to funding and people are having to travel long distances to access the services or pay for them as they are out of funded area. For example if you don't live in Stockton you don't qualify for free catchment support so have to pay £25 for your child to attend a Daisy Chain session. Which means low income families are missing out on experiences and opportunities for their children due to where they live. I want our families to have access to much needed support and services that is currently lacking in the region, in starting up services from organisations such as Autism Initiatives in to Durham City and surrounding areas will benefit so many peoples lives that are impacted by ASD, helping the children/adults futures and enhancing their lives. Along with this it will bring jobs and opportunities for people to volunteer. We have the chance to change things for a better future for the ASD children of the North East. Please sign the petition to help make this happen.
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."
Petition to Governor Newsom, Sonia Y. Angell, MD, MPH, Dr. Christopher Fornitano, Randy Sawyer, Jake Hanson, Brandon Nunes, Wilma Wooten, Dr. Mark Ghaly
Open Pools for Regulated Lap Swimming in California
The pools in California should open for lap swimming by the beginning of June. Organized swimming is an integral part of our state, and swimming in general provides physical and mental health benefits that are critical for many of our members, especially during the summer. School is out shortly for most counties, and there will be many children who need outlets for safe exercise and participation in a sport that keeps them busy, grounded, and engaged with like-minded athletes and supervised by coaches. There are also many people, including those with disabilities, for whom swimming is their only safe form of exercise. It has been well established by the CDC that “there is no evidence that Covid-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs.” Further, the effect of the chlorine does not stop at the water surface. Swimmers inhale above the water and exhale below, and any breathing that a swimmer does is through the nose or mouth, which have been effectively washed with chlorine. The majority of swim teams and pools have already planned for the safety of swimmers and coaches by following the CDC, OSHA, and USA Swimming guidelines, including the closure of locker rooms and mandatory social distancing. There is no shared equipment. Coaches are available on-site to monitor for compliance. The risk of transmission is improbable and less so than on a golf course, skate park, or tennis court. Pools on high school or university properties should be open even if schools are closed for classes. There is an enormous difference between many students in classrooms in close proximity and fewer kids or adults exercising in an outdoor environment with safety measures in place and supervision. This petition does not apply to public pools used by families for picnics and water play. It does not apply to teams that cannot accommodate appropriate distance and safety modifications for various reasons. It is limited to pools devoted exclusively toward regulated swimming until the health crisis abates.
Petition to Jay Inslee
Allow Washington State Escape Rooms to open in Phase 2.
We are the Association of Washington State Escape Rooms. We represent almost all Escapes rooms across Washington state (all family-owned businesses). Rewind: Back in March, we were one of the first industries to close down in efforts to "flatten the curve." Additionally, each business has spent thousands on COVID-19 sanitization materials and staff training. We have tried to work with the governor's office to show how unique our industry is, but recently the guidance we were allowed to follow has been withdrawn. This now pushes escape rooms to phase 4. Many of our members and owners will not survive to phase 4 and we believe we can provide a safe experience for all and a mental health "escape" that is desperately needed in these trying times. We are poised and ready to continue offering the safest possible entertainment experience anywhere. As an escape room business, our members have the ability to control every aspect of the customer experience. All of our businesses have already implemented the following: - Experiences are 100% private. - Group sizes are limited to small numbers and/or household members only. - Staff and customers are socially distant from one another 100% of the time. - Face coverings are worn by staff and customers 100% of the time. - Have extended periods between groups to thoroughly disinfect everything from the lobbies to the experiences. - GUARANTEE that no customers will EVER come into contact with another group during their stay with us. They will only see our socially distant staff. - Reinvented our waiver system to contactless which can be used for contact tracing if necessary. - Provide hand sanitizer to every customer. - Fans are encouraged to wash their hands before and after their experiences. - Many members have added additional precautions above and beyond these above. As small, family-owned businesses, we are able to do proper quality control and monitor every aspect of our processes meticulously. Large box stores, restaurants, indoor gyms, movie theaters, bowling alleys, drive-in theaters, etc. can't do this. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our experiences might disappear forever if the governor's office continues to ignore the uniqueness of our industry and the safe experiences we can provide. Help us send the following messages to Governor Inslee: 1. Escape rooms are a safe, secure, and a much needed venue. They should be allowed to open in Phase 2 of Washington's reopening plan. 2. The Association of Washington State Escape Rooms want to work with Inslee's office to develop specific guidance for escape rooms to follow during this pandemic.
Petition to Raymond Sandelli, John Manning, Frank Mann, Cecil L. Pendergrass, Brian Hamman
Allow Backyard Chickens in Lee County Florida
Backyard Chickens of Lee county is seeking to legalize Urban Chickens (hens only) for Lee county citizens. We strongly believe that the right to food and food security are 2 of the most important issues we face today as a society. https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/00082 : States: Vegetable Gardens; Prohibiting local governments from regulating vegetable gardens on residential properties except as otherwise provided by law; specifying that such regulations are void and unenforceable, etc. Effective Date: 7/1/2019 Backyard Chickens of Lee county strongly believes that we need to legally have the right to more food security and urban chickens are a way to obtain just that! The City of Fort Myers and the City of Bonita Springs have their own backyard chicken ordinances that allow them if you live in those areas. Backyard Chickens of Lee County, Hereby petitions the Board of County Commissioners to Amend the Land Use Code to allow backyard chickens in all residential zoned areas of the county. Lifting the overburdening zoning restrictions on property owners and removing the governments interference on individual food security. Please sign our petition to support this important cause, and email your county commissioners to tell them that You Support Backyard Chickens in Lee County! Together we can achieve more freedom and food security!