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Petition to Kim McMillan, Ron Erb, Valerie Guzman, Wanda Smith, Geno Grubbs, Jeff Henley, Mike Alexander, Bill Powers, Jeff Burkhart, David Allen, Deanna McLaughlin, Tim Chandler, Jennifer Letourneau

North Clarksville Community Center

Clarksville is a rapidly growing community that has a prime opportunity to provide services and resources to the diverse citizens that contribute to its tax base. Despite the Tiny Town area being the fastest growing area in Clarksville, it lacks the attention that other areas in our community have received.  It has been said by elected officials that; "Most citizens in that area are military affiliated and can access the resources of Ft Campbell, Kentucky."  This petition calls upon elected officials to realize that while a good portion of the population of this town may be military affiliated, we live and pay our taxes in Clarksville and deserve to have the City provide amenities to support our side of town.  Secondly, Clarksville has not built a community center since the 1980s when the population was approximately 54,777 that has since grown to approximately 158,156. With only three community centers in Clarksville and two of them being on the South side, it is evidently time to build another one in North Clarksville.  The Crow Community Center serves 20,971 citizens and Burt Cobb 20,619 in South Clarksville and the Kleeman Community Center serves 52,150 which is twice as much as the other to and the same size in North Clarksville demands a high demand in the area. Tiny Town Road has enough land available to build a community center with similar to the Foy Community that caters to the various recreational interest of a very diverse community.  The Tiny Town Road location also has the infrastructure to support the traffic caused by the people seeking to enjoy the community center with a great mixture of restaurants, convenience stores, and service stations to serve local and traveling teams coming to compete in tournaments. There are also residential neighborhoods close enough for the community to easily access the complex in addition to its close proximity to several elementary, middle, and high schools.   I have lived in the Tiny Town area since 1992 and have only seen more houses and businesses being built with only two new City recreational projects, the Robert Clark Park Blueway and the Barbara Johnson Park.  I believe that it is time for the City to make a significant investment in North Clarksville. An investment that has the potential to enhance the quality of life and serve as an economic stimulator for our community.   If you support a Community Center in the Tiny Town Road area, please sign this petition.  Thank you very much!

Richard Garrett
1,198 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to City of Detroit, Michigan, State of Michigan

Citizens Against the Grand Prix on Belle Isle

We believe that it's time to pull the plug on the Detroit Grand Prix event on Belle Isle.  Before bankruptcy, the City could not afford to properly maintain the Island, so offers by the Grand Prix to run the race there in exchange for making "improvements" might have made some sense.  Now that the State of Michigan has taken over and has made Belle Isle a State Park, the time has come to allow the Island to be used as it was intended - as a nature and recreational park to be used by all people, year round.  This current year, the Grand Prix began setting up 8 weeks before the race.  That means concrete barriers inhibiting access to the riverfront, blocking bike lanes, etc.  When you include the weeks afterward to dismantile it and clean up, this means the island is essentially monopolized by the race people for the better part of three months.  This is prime park season, with public access impeded to the river, and most public gathering places in the half of the Island where the race course exists.  The fact that an immense portion of the island near the Fountain and Casino has been encased in concrete - creating a gigantic parking lot - to serve the purposes of the race organizers, is a permanent blot and eyesore on the face of the island.  It's time to say no to the rich and powerful who have taken over the island, and return it back to the people.  Move the Grand Prix somewhere else - get it off Belle Isle.

David Martin
571 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to President of South Korea, President Dr Robin E. MITCHELL, PRESIDENTE Carlos Arthur Nuzman, PRESIDENT Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH, President Patrick Joseph HICKEY, President Mario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, President Intendant General Lassana PALENFO, President Patrick Baumann, President Dr Raffaele CHIULLI, Mr Gian-Franco KASPER, President Ricci BITTI, President Thomas Bach, Vice President & Secretary General 문동후 사무총장, President & CEO, Hee-Beom Lee 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 이희범 회장, Chief Executive Officer Joachim Gossow, Hyung-Koo Yeo, Mr Richard W. POUND, Q.C., AD. E., Mr Franco CARRARO, Mr Iván DIBÓS, HE Mr Pál SCHMITT, HSH the Princess Nora of LIECHTENSTEIN, HSH the Sovereign Prince ALBERT II, Ms Anita L. DEFRANTZ, HRH the Princess ROYAL, Mr Ching-Kuo WU, Mr Willi KALTSCHMITT LUJÁN, Mr Richard L. CARRIÓN, Mr Nat INDRAPANA, Mr Denis OSWALD, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad AL-SABAH, Sir Craig REEDIE, Mr Mario PESCANTE, Mr Gerhard HEIBERG, Sir Austin L. SEALY, Dr Robin E. MITCHELL, Mr Alex GILADY, Mr Shamil TARPISCHEV, Mr Valeriy BORZOV, Dr René FASEL, Mr Sam RAMSAMY, Mr Patrick Joseph HICKEY, Syed Shahid ALI, Mr Ung CHANG, Mrs Gunilla LINDBERG, Mr Kun-Hee LEE, Mr Guy DRUT, Mrs Irena SZEWINSKA, HRH the Grand Duke of LUXEMBOURG, Mr Ser Miang NG, Mr Samih MOUDALLAL, Mr Gian-Franco KASPER, Mr Timothy Tsun Ting FOK, Mr John D. COATES, AC, Mr Zaiqing YU, Mr Issa HAYATOU, Mr Juan Antonio SAMARANCH, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad AL-THANI, Sir Philip CRAVEN, MBE, HRH Prince Tunku IMRAN, Mrs Nicole HOEVERTSZ, Mrs Beatrice ALLEN, Mr Patrick BAUMANN, Mr Sergey BUBKA, Dr Ugur ERDENER, Mr Richard PETERKIN, Mr Habu GUMEL, Ms Lydia NSEKERA, HRH Prince Feisal AL HUSSEIN, Mr Barry MAISTER, ONZM, Mrs Marisol CASADO, Mrs Yang YANG, Mrs Angela RUGGIERO, Mr Adam L. PENGILLY, Mr José PERURENA, Dr Gerardo WERTHEIN, Mr Frank FREDERICKS, Mr Tsunekazu TAKEDA, Baron Pierre-Olivier BECKERS-VIEUJANT, Ms Aïcha GARAD ALI, Ms Danka BARTEKOVA, Mr James TOMKINS, OAM, Ms Kirsty COVENTRY, Mr Tony ESTANGUET, Mr Octavian MORARIU, Mr Bernard RAJZMAN, Mrs Mikaela COJUANGCO JAWORSKI, Mr Alexander ZHUKOV, Mr Paul K. TERGAT, Mr Lawrence F. PROBST III, Mrs Dagmawit Girmay BERHANE, Mr Camiel EURLINGS, Mr Stefan HOLM, Mr Poul-Erik HØYER, Ms Hayley WICKENHEISER, Ms Nawal EL MOUTAWAKEL, HRH Crown Prince Frederik of DENMARK, Mrs Lingwei LI, Mr Mamadou Diagna NDIAYE, Mr Nenad LALOVIC, Mrs Nita AMBANI, Mrs Sari ESSAYAH, Mr Ivo FERRIANI, Mr Luis Alberto MORENO, Ms Auvita RAPILLA, Mr Anant SINGH, Ms Tricia SMITH, Mr Karl STOSS, Ms Britta HEIDEMANN, Mr Seung Min RYU, Mr Daniel GYURTA, Mrs Yelena ISINBAYEVA, Ms Sarah WALKER, HRH the Grand Duke Jean de LUXEMBOURG, HM King CONSTANTINE, Mr Vitaly SMIRNOV, Mr Niels HOLST-SØRENSEN, Mr Shagdarjav MAGVAN, Mr Richard Kevan GOSPER, AO, Mr Günther HEINZE, Mr Vladimir CERNUSAK, Ms Flor ISAVA FONSECA, Mr Phillip Walter COLES, AM, Mr Chiharu IGAYA, Mr Francisco J. ELIZALDE, Mr Lambis V. NIKOLAOU, Mr Borislav STANKOVIC, Mr Fernando F. Lima BELLO, Mr Walther TRÖGER, Mr Shun-ichiro OKANO, Professor Arne LJUNGQVIST, Mr James L. EASTON, Mr Toni KHOURY, Mr Mustapha LARFAOUI, Mr Antun VRDOLJAK, Mr Jean-Claude KILLY, Mr Olegario VÁZQUEZ RAÑA, HRH the Infanta Doña Pilar de BORBÓN, Mr Hein VERBRUGGEN, Dr Julio César MAGLIONE, Mr Ottavio CINQUANTA, HM King Willem-Alexander of the NETHERLANDS, Mr Melitón SÁNCHEZ RIVAS, Ms Manuela DI CENTA, Mr Tamás AJÁN, Mr Kipchoge KEINO, Intendant General Lassana PALENFO, Mr Carlos Arthur NUZMAN, Mr Alexander POPOV, Raja Randhir SINGH, HRH Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal Bin Fahad Bin ABDULAZIZ AL SAUD, Mr Patrick S. CHAMUNDA, Mr Henry KISSINGER, HRH the Grand Duke de LUXEMBOURG, General Mounir SABET

Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!

Please visit "Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center" for more actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Lee Hee-Beom, We ask you to please watch this video:  http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered each year in that country, and eaten as “health food”.  Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment, from the moment they are born until the day they are slaughtered, dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives, with no protection from extreme elements, no access to water, no exercise, or medical care.  Their eardrums are often burst to deter barking. Finally, in broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death.  It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still continuing to commit this type of barbaric brutality in this day and age.  For the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare from which they can’t escape; but it is unacceptable and shameful: South Korea is happy to take the benefits of an advanced society, but not the full responsibility. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating dog meat (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and provides men with energy.  South Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dog is made to suffer, the more it will enrich the quality of the meat and increase the health benefits to the consumer.  Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death.  Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism.  The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China. If South Korea wants to be respected as a nation of conscience, then South Koreans need to strengthen their animal protection laws and permanently ban dog and cat meat consumption.  This has continued for far too long, and it is now time for the South Korean Government to take moral leadership for its citizens and take a stand against this appalling practice.  Not only would this save the South Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will be in South Korea’s economic interest because people across the world will keep condemning South Korea’s cruelty. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”  It is time, therefore, for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and prove that South Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society.  This means it is time for the South Korean Government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a humane and decent manner.  And, the first step must be to finally end this horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption. If South Korea does not take the above action immediately, I will boycott the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, and all South Korean businesses and tourism.  The favor of your reply is requested. We thank you, in anticipation, for taking swift action! ------------------------------------ I also urge you to write to the Olympic Committee that you will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. International Olympic CommitteeMr. Thomas BachChâteau de VidyCase postale 3561007 LausanneSwitzerland Video: CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), The Korea Observer. For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea

KOREANDOGS.ORG Activists
414,500 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Donald Trump

Honor Jackie Robinson With A Statue

“Dollars aren’t black or white - they’re green.” - Branch Rickey, “42” •MAJOR PART OF HISTORY Jack Roosevelt Robinson should be remembered with a statue because he was a major part of history and his contributions to the sports community, whether it was speaking out for African-American rights in sports or hitting home runs (he had 137 in his whole career), were amazing. Not only was he was the first person at UCLA to win letters in varsity in four sports (baseball, football, basketball, and track), but he was the first black man to play in Major League Baseball. •GREAT INSPIRATION His bravery encouraged and inspired many African-Americans to question the way of life that people called “separate but equal,” and instead helped lead the way to Civil Rights. He broke his silence in 1949, criticising Jim Crow’s way of living in segregation in Southern states where Spring Trainings were held, and urging other ballplayers to use baseball’s economic powers to desegregate Southern ballparks, hotels, and towns, since the Southern states people’s way of life had not yet been integrated. He was also very brave and a good man, so much that he joined the United States Army after leaving college. He was honorably discharged from the military when he refused to sit in the back of an army bus and was court-martialed. This also proves that he had enough guts to stand up for himself, yet not being violent or having a wild temper. •COURAGEOUS AND BRAVE    He learned to have the courage to not fight back when people would yell racial slurs at him or discriminate him. Because even with his talent and skill, he was still verbally and physically abused by other baseball fans. When Branch Rickey signed him to the Brooklyn Dodgers, he told Jackie could only be with the Dodgers if he promised not to respond to the abuse he would receive from people who didn’t like him or think he should be playing with white men. He also received many letters filled with violent threats that included: “Quit baseball or your baby boy will die,” (Jackie’s wife, Rachel, had just had a baby in November of 1946) and “Stop playing or your wife is dead,” (He married Rachel earlier that year in 1946, after he signed with the Montreal Royals.) But he kept playing because he believed in himself and did not want to give up on the huge African-American community that was counting on him. Both him and his fans knew he could do it.   In conclusion, I truly believe Jackie Robinson is a great role model and should be honored and remembered in a good way. Jackie’s accomplishments opened up the doors on and off the field for all African-Americans.     Sources: •http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/jackie-robinson •”42”, the biopic about Jackie and how he was the first black man to break the baseball color barrier •https://www.jackierobinson.com/  

Staci Parker
20 supporters