Reopen the Economy
Petition to Governor Ron DeSantis
Reopen All Florida Bars
REOPEN FLORIDA BARS We demand Governor DeSantis lifts the lock-down measures on all Florida bars immediately! Every day bars are closed it causes extreme hardship for all Bartenders, wait staff, managers, and small business owners. All we are asking for is the ability to make a living! We ask for you to please sign this petition to tell Governor DeSantis to reopen bars and allow your fellow Americans a chance to work and provide for themselves and their families.
Petition to Health and wellness
support health and wellness thru fitness facilities make them essential.
I first like to thank the men and women on the frontlines that are doing tireless work and to all that are pushing thru these trying times. I'm creating a petition for small gyms and fitness facilities in general to be on the essential business list I know the initial thought is how is this possible to control a large amount of people...but I believe that its definitely possible. Right now more than ever we as a people need a outlet of some sort mental health is a vital thing...I'm not taking the virus lightly but at the same time there are liquor stores...taco bell ...businesses that make ovens that are deemed as essential and just wanted fitness facilities (small...) to be able to be on this list I'm proposing we could do population caps 10 max in a gym and by appointment ..and also space out equipment.. reconfigure the floor plan ..these are but a few suggestions definitely if there are other ideas please add. Having the gyms open in any capacity would be a place for most to get away from the doom and gloom and create a positive physical and mental state a way to blow off stream in a constructive way..believe or not we have all walks of life that use these facilities from the beginner that just want to do something new to the mom that is creating a new narrative for herself ...there are all types of people that walk thru the doors of a local gym across America ..let's bring it back!
Petition to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Tell Gov. Cuomo: Broadway Deserves a Seat at the Table
Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the creation of the New York Forward Re-Opening Advisory Board. Despite the large economic impact that Broadway has on New York, the Governor has failed to include representation for our industry. According to a recent article from Forbes, "Drawing millions of tourists from all over the world to New York, more people attended Broadway shows last season than the games of all professional sports teams in New York and New Jersey combined, contributing over $14.7 billion to the local economy and supporting about 96,900 jobs." We ask Governor Cuomo to immediately add representation for Broadway to the Re-Opening Advisory Board. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected thousands of actors, musicians, and crew members. We deserve a seat at the table.
Petition to Governor Mark Gordon
The right to camp without a reservation
Recently the Governor has made a change that affects all of the citizens of Wyoming. Now to camp at any state park you must make a reservation first and pay a reservation fee on top of the park fee. There is no more getting off early on a Friday and buzzing out to the lake anymore. We should not have to pay more and ask before we are allowed to camp. It is a tradition for many families to spend a majority of the summer with their friends and family. Mr. Gordon should not have tried to tamper with that. Let's get some signatures going to show him that the people that he works for are not pleased with this new decision! Let's take back one of our freedoms of being able to do something as simple as camp without asking permission. If this law stays in place it will make it harder for families and friends to get together and enjoy the easy life that is camping. We need to stick together and demand that things go back to the way they were. To just be able to pull into any spot of your liking next to your loved ones. Camping is a big part of my family's lifes as I am sure it is others. We don't need to check in to make sure it's okay that we got out and enjoy the outdoors. The state parks belong to us so let's take them back!
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!
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]
Petition to Michael DAgostino, James Maroney, Kevin Witkos, Holly Cheeseman, Carlo Leone, Bobby Gibson
Allow CT Bars & Restaurants to Sell Cocktails, Beer & Wine To-Go Permanently
Currently as a result of Governor Lamonts executive order; CT bars & restaurants are allowed to sell cocktails that they make and package in sealed containers, bottled beer and wine To-Go accompanied by food. Though previously unprecedented in the state of CT, this executive order has created a source of income for bars & restaurants in the state of CT during the mandatory Covid shutdown, into phase 2, 3 and beyond. The executive order is due to expire on September 9th and when that happens things will, "get back to normal," meaning that bars & restaurants will lose this privilege. Unfortunately things will not be "back to normal" for many bars & restaurants as the local bar & restaurant industry continues to see huge drops in revenue even with the advances into phase 2 & 3. Many bars and restaurants are struggling to survive during this current economic climate. Many of them have closed their doors already or are operating at a loss currently, as they are generating allot less revenue in reference to the Pre-Covid economic climate. The bars & restaurants that are open need every bit of revenue available to them and that includes selling alcoholic drinks to go with takeout food. Many of you have already enjoyed; margaritas to go with your taco takeout dinner, a bottle of wine with your takeout pasta meal or even craft or signature cocktails that you missed from your favorite bars with takeout snacks! All we are asking is to take this practice that has now existed for months with no immediate issues and make it a part of Connecticut's permanent legislation. If you care about your local bars, restaurants, their staff and families then please give them every tool they need to survive. Thank you for your support! Contact your local representatives and let them know how you feel here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp
Petition to Ralph S. Northam, Tim Kaine
Allow Busch Gardens Williamsburg to open with higher capacity than Phase 3 allows
The historic area of Virginia houses Busch Gardens Williamsburg and the economy is severely impacted by the amusement park being closed. With so many residents being employees at the park not only does it impact the schools and towns, but also individual households. Looking in the groups of business in the same category they are being compared to concert venues and bowling alleys which are not the same. Busch gardens has 335 acres of land which is about 15 million square feet. With the social distancing guidelines if they allow 10k people it would give 1400 square feet per person which is more than enough. Please reopen the parks for economical benefits and so people paying monthly can feel as if they are benefiting. If all the members cancel due to not being able to go the animals on premises will also not Be taken care of. With parks already having plans in place for reopening and changes to how you go like reservations it is very feasible to reopen the park maintaining safety guidelines and with the approval with state leaderships approval.