Petition to MTA, Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, John J. Flanagan, Carl Heastie, New York State Senate, New York State House, CUNY, Baruch College, New York City Council
Support a modest MTA fare reduction for students in public colleges! #BeFare
Each semester, students are forced to hold the burden of high transportation costs in NYC. Out of city students receive the heaviest burden, such as myself. I pay almost $500/month for the LIRR and NYC Transit monthly passes. As a college student, I am forced to work a job or it would not be possible to attend classes at Baruch. This is simply unacceptable and we must petition NYS to #BeFare and grant us a modest fare reduction! SIGN our petition & Visit www.BeFare.weebly.com OR email Brandon.Santiago@USGBaruch.com for more info, or to JOIN OUR MOVEMENT!
Petition to The Los Alamos Public Schools Board
Save the Writing on the Walls.
The interior walls of Los Alamos High School's Duane Smith Auditorium are covered with the signatures of past students and those who have performed on stage. These walls are unable to be seen from the audience and do not effect performances held in the establishment. There are plans to cover these walls this summer. We want to show our school board that people want to preserve these walls that hold so much history, that we cherish this tradition. Every year seniors gather to make their mark, and this last year was more emotional than most. This is because we face the prospect of our names being lost for the sake of aesthetic appearance. Tears were shed for the years that will be wiped away. Do not let our tradition end and forsake the past, allowing it to be forgotten.
Petition to Bergner's , Raegan W, Eastland Mall
Request Eastland Mall's "Bergner's" to widen their aisles for easier Wheelchair Access
Most of us rely on Bergner’s as a vital resource to purchase clothes and many other necessities for ourselves and our families. For those with mobility issues, this resource becomes a very laborious task to complete due to the inaccessibility of the narrow aisles. We would like to eliminate this problem by asking Bergner’s in Bloomington, Illinois to widen their aisles and allow easier access to those with mobility limitations. According to Colorado State University, a mobile impairment is defined as “the inability of a person to use one or more of his/her extremities, or a lack of strength to walk, grasp, or lift objects.” While enjoying Bergner’s, all of these impairments can become a struggle, making navigating the store in its current state a very difficult task. Squeezing through a tight or cluttered aisle may be slightly uncomfortable to able bodied individuals, but it can be impossible for someone who has mobility impairments. According to ANSI (American National Standards Institute), the average adult wheelchair can be up to 50 inches long and up to 32 inches wide. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities clearly states on page 18, “the minimum clear width for single wheelchair passage shall be 32 in (815 mm) at a point and 36 in (915 mm) continuously.” We found that most aisles in Bergner’s average 25 inches in width, which not only fails to comply with ADA Guidelines but is also barely wide enough for a small wheelchair to scrape by. We understand square footage for retail space will be the main concern and that is why we are requesting that the aisles have a minimum width of 36 inches. This alteration is 11 more inches than the current average aisle and 4 inches wider than the average adult wheelchair. This is a small change that will make a massive impact on how shopping is experienced and will open many doors for individuals who are not currently able to enjoy shopping at Bergner’s. We cannot make this change alone. Please leave your name showing your support of our proposition and together we can make a difference in our community. *We are not looking for any donations. If you receive a notification requesting you to donate it will go to change.org, not our cause.
Petition to North Avenue, Academics Department, Finance Deaprtment
THE FIGHT FOR OUR EDUCATION
Baltimore city school students understand the necessity of certain positions, such as a librarian and math teachers. We are making a call to action. We want to be included when decisions directly impacting our education are being made. This is not about a particular employee, this is about how our school, the english department and history department, will not function without using this source to it's fullest capacity. The useful resource that we know as the library will no longer be of service to us because there will no longer be constant and consistent supervision over this space. Our extensive collection of plays and research encyclopedias further our education and allow us the tools to make connections and think critically, especially in this time where we don't know if we can even trust the information from our government. Our students depend on someone helping us sift through research and make valuable connections. We also have study hall and seminars in this space. It is a vital part of school community and we will not fulfill our mission as the Baltimore School for the Arts and I am sure this goes for all schools losing vital and essential positions. Stand with us. Fight for your own educational growth and stability. Use your resources. Ask your questions and we will get them answered. We will see you Monday at 1PM