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Petition to Loyola University Maryland

B'More Kind Campaign

SGA created the B'More Kind Campaign in response to the increase in bias incidents at Loyola this past semester.   SGA will continue to work closely with administrators, faculty, and other student leaders to push for a more inclusive environment. Small steps can make a huge difference when it comes to stopping and intervening bias at the source.  We as students need to intervene and stop bias related to ableism, anti-Semitism, colonialism, islamophobia, homophobia, racism, sexism, transphobia, and more. As Loyola students, we have a duty to uphold Jesuit values, such as integrity, honesty, and justice.  We need to be informed and recognize the inherent bias we all carry.  In order to achieve this, we need your help. We need to B'More as members of the Loyola community.  Whether you're a current student, an alum, or faculty & staff, we encourage your participation. Please sign our Kindness Pledge below: "I, as a member of the Loyola Community, pledge to recognize bias, and to intervene when I see it happening. I am committing to becoming more informed of the biases prevalent on campus, in our classrooms, and throughout our society. Regardless of the impact bias has had on me personally, it is my responsibility to contribute and cultivate a positive and inclusive environment. I hope to equip myself with the tools necessary to intervene and address bias by utilizing the resources available." For more information, check out our website:  

Student Government Association - Loyola University Maryland
6 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to West Covina Unified School District, Dr. Charles Hinman

Recognize Richard Kinzler's contributions to high school music and arts

ProblemThe West Covina Unified School District recently announced that they are building an "Events Center", that will include an Auditorium, on the campus of Edgewood High School. Neither Edgewood or West Covina High School has ever had an actual performance auditorium before now. As a place for the performing of music and arts, and as a community event center, this should be dedicated to someone that spend their whole life positively impacting high school students and the community as a whole.SolutionThis Event Center, or at the minimum, the Auditorium, should be dedicated to, and named after, Richard A. Kinzler. Mr. Kinzler, or Mr. K, as he was known to all, taught vocal music at Edgewood High School for over 20 years until it merged with West Covina High School, in 1988, and then he taught there for another 15+ years. He created the Trojanaires, a showchoir that performed throughout the community and toured the western US. Upon moving to WCHS, he created the WescovAires that continued the tradition. Thousands, upon thousands, of high school students passed through the doors of the vocal music room and were positively impacted over the course of his 35+ years of teaching. These students and the community, as a whole, was changed for the better because of the dedication and passion of this man.A fitting tribute would be to name this center for Richard A. Kinzler.Personal storyI was a student of Mr. Kinzler's and, although I am creating this petition, I feel that any of those who dealt with him could do the same with no reservations. Leaders in the school today might not know of the rich musical legacy that is there because of Mr. K, but I feel we owe to him and to them to let them know by signing this petition.

Reed Beatse
1,186 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Lane Transit District, City Council of Eugene

Stand up for Your Bus Access: LTD Routes #28, 73, 24, 27, 33, 55 and 78 may be cut!

Changes proposed in LTD’s Transit Tomorrow are potentially disastrous for Eugene's community of neighborhoods. For example, the #28 LTD route that circumnavigates East and West Amazon Drive in South Eugene is a critical lifeline for many residents that provides transport to schools, work, doctor visits, universities, and connects us to downtown and boasts "optimal ridership" according to LTD's General Manager. Other neighborhood routes are also on the chopping block, including the 73, 24, 27, 33, 55, 78, and 12, 17, 41, and 40 (see the Transit Tomorrow website for full details), while some corridors will receive 15 minute service. Our neighborhoods have been successful in attracting a diverse population precisely because bus routes provide a reliable method of transport— cutting this service means that those without the ability to drive or the desire to drive will be forced to leave their neighborhood. LTD has not included enough consideration for the disabled, and no consideration for school districts yet in these plans.  Route alterations affect access and equity. Students, low income, and people of color will be most adversely affected should the planned proposal be voted through, and fully 5% of Lane County who are currently served by LTD will be losing their access to public transit. Families will be forced to move or perhaps transfer schools. Public transit along or near these routes is one of the only reasonable responses to alleviate future congestion and prepare for climate change. Climate and ridership goals can be reached by making common sense route improvements, increasing service quality, adding electric/hybrid buses, and using faster traffic patterns for buses.Our community members pay their share of taxes and deserve for their voices to be heard on this issue. Our quiet and caring community has been built predicated on these bus routes and we call on LTD to respond to these community concerns. 

Jess Roshak
1,213 supporters