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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to East Hanover Land Planning Board, Carolyn Jandoli, Frank Demaio Jr., Michael Martorelli, Brian Brokaw Sr.

Join in solidarity to prevent the construction of an infringing industrial development.

Please consider visiting the GoFundMe for this project and supporting the fight by contributing towards the legal fund. Any amount helps!Please also visit this link for a recap of the previous town hall meetings.PROJECT UPDATE: The plan has now been updated to contain one 6,000 sqft warehouse and 7 townhouses of dubious nature (that may exist only to incentivize the rezoning and may never be built). We the undersigned OPPOSE the zoning proposal to convert 8 Merry Lane, an existing Residential area, into a proposed Industrial zone. The plan is to build a huge industrial warehouse  20,000 sqft (UPDATE: Now 6,000 sqft warehouse and "7 townhouses") in the heart of the residential area. We believe this is a clear circumvention of established Spot Zoning laws for the following, blatantly adverse reasons:  We believe the 8 Merry Lane industrial use application is not in the best interest of the General Welfare of the public. It's contradictory to the intent of the Master Plan - whose goal it is to designate and preserve this area as a residential zone. This application will negatively affect the quality of life for the families and residents living in this and adjacent residential zones. The granting of this proposed use would be arbitrary and capricious. Please do not grant a special privilege to allow industrial use on 8 Merry Lane in East Hanover. If it happens to us, it could happen to you too. Exercise your rights as law-abiding homeowners and display your opposition.

mina armani
816 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Larry Palm, Chris Petykowski, Yang Tao, Thomas Lynch, Brian Ackeret

Increase Safety of the Packers and Schlimgen Avenue Crossing (Madison, WI)

Update 09/14/2018 Local media outlet Channel3000 picked up this story, watch/read it here, and the local police put up "Your Speed" indicator signs. --- Hello all,So I've written some of you (City of Madison Mayor, City of Madison Traffic Engineering Department, District 12 Alder Larry Palm, Northside Police Department, local news, IMAP school) recently about the dangerous pedestrian/bike crossing at Packers and Schlimgen Avenue. It's near the Isthmus Montessori Academy (Public) school and many parents and children cross here as part of our daily routine. Coming from the Brentwood Village Neighborhood we bike across at Packers and International Lane going to school. This intersection by itself is not terrible as there are lights here. Crossing International can sometimes be a little challenging as airport bound cars do not yield to this crosswalk, but it's manageable. Then myself, bike trailer, and another father bike back and cross at Schlimgen Avenue. The Schlimgen Avenue crossing is a death trap at best. There are pedestrian activated yellow flashers here, crossing signs and paint, but it's simply not enough. Cars are going way too fast at this crossing. I'm not sure if the speed limit is 35 or 45 here but it's way too fast for cars to react safely to crossing pedestrians. This morning I was a witness to this deadly crossing at a distance that was far too close to think about. Crossing back across Packers Avenue we activated the yellow flashers and Northbound traffic did not stop. Once the pack of 20-30 cars went by a single car at the back of the pack stopped and we proceeded to the median. Once in the median, we have to stop again, because even though the flashing yellow lights have been on since before we could cross the northbound lanes nobody has stopped in the southbound lanes. In the median, I waved my arms, as the yellow lights continued to flash and the southbound traffic continues to ignore us and the lights. Finally, a single car comes to a complete stop, and then it happens, CRASH! A full sized, flatbed tow truck rear ends the car. Who, by the way, was the only driver doing the right thing in this case. From there I called the accident into 911 as it appeared everyone involved was ok. However, a thought occurred to me. What if the tow truck hit me? Or one better, what if my daughter was still in the trailer, I begin crossing as a single car stops, and then the inattentive tow truck driver hit. I can only guess. Best case scenario we'd have a lot of breaks and bruises. Worst case scenario we're dead. Or what if this was a child crossing the street by themselves. Would they have waited for traffic or might they have just gone right into traffic? More action on improving this deadly intersection is needed and it's needed now. We are only a few weeks into the school year and a deadly crash is just a matter of time. A few thoughts on immediate improvements we could make here are to make this area a School Zone with reduced speeds, more school zone flashing lights, crossing guards, crossing flags, police enforcement, and perhaps "Your Speed" indicators. Long term I'd like to see an additional light here, a pedestrian bridge or a pedestrian tunnel like those that run under East Washington Avenue. Just so everyone is aware I will be reaching out to local media about this problem, as well as the IMAP school, our alder, the mayor, North Madison Police Department, and the City Traffic Engineering Department. I hope together we can do something about this crossing before someone gets seriously hurt or dies. Thank you in advance for your support with this effort, Justin Masuga

Justin Masuga
153 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to US State Department

Ban Downloadable Guns and Plastic Guns

On July 31st, a United States Federal Judge blocked Cody Wilson and his organization, Defense Distributed from releasing their 3D printed gun blueprints. However, the judge did provide Wilson with other options, such as mailing USB drives with the information on them. In addition, Defense Distributed illegally released the blueprints to the public, days before they were scheduled to be granted permission.  3D printed guns are dangerous because they can be made on demand and can bypass security checkpoints undetected. Also, they have no serial number making the guns untraceable. Kids, felons, terrorists, abusers and mentally ill people could all get their hands on an unlimited amount of guns, without a single background check. Safe Nation demands that a bill is passed, stating that all gun blueprints are illegal to be sold in the United States. If you agree, take a minute to sign the petition because every signature counts!  Safe Nation is a student led organization fighting to end gun violence. It was founded in July, 2018 and has been fighting for gun violence ever since. Text @GUNFREE to 810-10 to subscribe to text message updates! REGISTER TO VOTE! Text @FUTURE to 644-33! Follow our social media channels to support us and to help campaign!@oursafenation on Instagram and Twitter  Visit our website! www.oursafenation.org Some users have issues signing this petition. Please email safenationhelp@gmail.com for technical support, or go to www.oursafenation.org/contact *PLEASE READ UPDATES BELOW FOR CURRENT NEWS AND GOALS*

Safe Nation
136,802 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Kelin Click, Texas State House, Sheila Jackson Lee

Deadly Texas Intersection took our 20 month old daughters life, Crowley Road and FM 1187

To the Great State of Texas,It is with great concern for others and their families that my family and I get a tremendous amount of support necessary to change the intersection of 731/ Crowley Road and FM 1187, in Crowley, Texas 76036. On April 21st, 2018, I lost my world, my happiness, my reason to wake up every morning. My daughter, Eleanor, at the tender age of one year and eight months old, passed away due to blunt force trauma to her head and neck in a motor vehicle accident. My husband and I along with my daughter and two younger cousins ages four and nine were heading north on 731 through the intersection of FM 1187 to Bicentennial Park when suddenly we were struck by a full size truck headed west on FM 1187. My husband sustained a broken vertebrae, multiple broken ribs and a lacerated spleen and kidney. My youngest cousin age four had a torn ligament in her neck and her sister age nine had a lacerated spleen; both had multiple cuts and bruises. As for myself, I had fractured ribs. Fortunately, we are all healing well physically. Since our tragedy there have been multiple accidents at this intersection. On July 31, 2018, another vehicle was t-boned at the intersection where our accident occurred. My hope is that I can reach out and touch many people encouraging them to make a change for the safety of all of our loved ones that drive through there everyday. No parent should have to suffer the loss of their child from the lack of proper inspecting and safety. Through my own research I gathered statistics from the Crowley Police Department. In the last eight years (from dates 01/01/10 through 08/10/18) there have been 322 accidents at or surrounding the intersection of 731/Crowley Road and FM 1187. Out of those 322 accidents, 110 of them occurred at this intersection. Fifteen of the 110 accidents were major and/or fatal. That is a whopping 14 accidents per year at this very intersection and two of these accidents each year are major and or fatal. That means each year through this intersection a loved one has lost their life or has sustained life long injuries. This year one of the lives lost belonged to my daughter who did not even live to see her second birthday. Information has been shared that the timing of the lights have a great impact on the number of accidents at this intersection. I am aware that it is TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) who is responsible for the lights at this intersection, and the lights have no cameras and therefore no record of the accidents that occur there. This has raised many suspicions as to what TxDOT is lacking. THIS MUST CHANGE! THIS CHANGE WILL SAVE LIVES! We need more time in between lights. We need cameras for proof of what happens. For example, the light going North on 731/Crowley Road should have a longer red light to the traffic coming from FM 1187 going west. I believe that if the timing of the lights lasted longer on red, it would have saved my family from the person in the opposing vehicle that ran the red light going West on FM 1187. Please help, this could be your son or your daughter. In honor of my beautiful little girl, Eleanor, please make this sorely needed change.

Krysta Click
15,897 supporters