Petition to Dan Patrick, Greg Abbott, Lois Kolkhorst, Joe Pickett, James Morris, James Bass, Tryon D. Lewis, Jeff Austin III, J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., Laura Ryan, Victor Vandergriff, Chris Miller
END ABUSIVE, UNETHICAL & UNCONSTITUTIONAL TOLL ROAD PRACTICES
DONATE: https://www.gofundme.com/texastolllawsuit-com LEARN MORE: http://www.texastolllawsuit.com GET INVOLVED: https://www.facebook.com/texastollwayslawsuit/ This petition is the result of the backlash building against Texas Toll Roads. For 20 years. The State of Texas has allowed and encouraged the development of a complicated, abusive and convoluted Toll Road infrastructure. Arguably "negligent" legislation, enacted by lawmakers in Austin has enabled regional toll operators to "create" their own, individual operating regulations - many of which are unique to each regional toll system. This "lack of control and regulation" has directly resulted in a Toll Road System that is ABUSIVE to citizens. The operating structure of the Toll Road System across the entire State of Texas MUST change. Current state laws do not adequately regulate Toll Road Operations or protect citizens from the "pitfalls" of the current laws, regulations and operating nature of Toll Infrastructure. The result - True harm is coming to Texas citizens in the form of egregious fines, harassment, loss of driving privileges, an inability to register vehicles, arrests financial abuse and other circumstances that are due, not because Texans are outlaws trying to abuse the Toll system but instead, caused directly by the lack of proper regulation and oversight to prevent a Toll System that is NOT citizen Friendly. There is a general consensus among ALL Texans is that lawmakers are turning a blind eye to the facts presented to them. They are unwilling to address the pleas of the people and the people feel helpless and violated. There is no charter within the Texas Constitution enabling or allowing our government to create, encourage and operate a mode of transportation that is incompatible with the Article 1, Section 2 of the Constitution. "All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit" Therefore, we the people of the state of Texas are informing you, our elected officials, that the Current system of the Toll Road Infrastructure in Texas is NOT operating in a mode that is strictly beneficial to the citizens of Texas. Instead, lawmakers have created a system fraught with abusive, corrupt, unethical and Unconstitutional practices. These abuses and non-beneficial practices have repeatedly been presented to State Lawmakers who have ignored us, refused to listen to us and failed to act in accordance with the very charter of your office under the State Constitution. TOLL ROADS ARE NOT CITIZEN FRIENDLY! We the people DEMAND that State legislators listen to, and address the litany of Unconstitutional, Unethical, abusive and non-beneficial "causes" of Unrest surrounding Toll Roads in Texas. WHAT WILL RESULT As an elected official, you have a responsibility to sensibly look out for the best interests of the people, to act in a manner that is in accordance with the best interests of the People and therefore, to correct the egregious operating concerns outlined herein. If you fail to act, We The People are prepared to file what may become the largest Class Action Lawsuit in Texas History in Federal Court to seek legal remuneration including injunctive, compensatory, special and incidental damages.
Petition to Department of transportation
Increase Safety at intersection in Paducah, Kentucky in memory of Alexandra Hailey
On October 31, 2018, in the late afternoon, the world lost Alexandra (Zan) Delaine Hailey, 26, very suddenly in a tragic car accident while traveling for work in Paducah, Kentucky. Zan was a poet, an artist, and an intellect. Lighting up every room she entered, her extreme selflessness towards others will always be remembered. My name is Neil Hailey, Zan's brother. I started this petition with the intent to prevent another tragic accident at the intersection of McKendree Church Road and Highway 286 in Paducah (McCracken County), Kentucky. Zan's life was not the only one taken at this intersection. Just two months before, on August 2, 2018, a car accident, which occurred in an identical manner, took the lives of two Tennessee residents, Kevin Hudgins, 43, and his father, Sammy Hudgins, 64. Many other accidents have been reported at this intersection as well. Please consider signing this petition to get a stoplight installed at this intersection in Kentucky and help contribute towards preventing another tragic incident. They say catastrophes often happen in three's. Let's make sure that the third death in three months is the last. Learn more about the Zan Hailey foundation at https://ZanHailey.org and follow us at https://www.instagram.com/zanfoundation/ and https://www.facebook.com/zanfoundation/
Petition to Ted Wheeler, Amanda Fritz, Nick Fish, Jo Ann Hardesty, Chloe Eudaly, Lynn Peterson, Shirley Craddick, Christine Lewis, Craig Dirksen, Juan Carlos Gonzalez, Sam Chase, Bob Stacey
Save the Washington Park and Zoo Railway.
In 1958 the Washington Park and Zoo Railway was born and a regional treasure opened to the public. I need your help because the Oregon Zoo, a service of Metro, and the City of Portland have decided to destroy this regional treasure and the magic of the Washington Park and Zoo Railway. In the Washington Park Master Plan they've decided to ignore 60 years of history and countless comments to repair the Washington Park and Zoo Railway by turning it into a café and 12' paved "multi-use" path. As many of you know, in 2013, the main Washington Park route was damaged. It went from a magical 30 minute ride through the forest to the Rose Garden and back to a sad 6 minute ride that goes straight out, around a trestle, and back. Over the years hundreds of comment cards have been turned in with complaints asking Oregon Zoo to fix the full route. Community members continued their outcry to save the Washington Park and Zoo Railway on March 15th, 2018 during City of Portland public testimony, where they overwhelming disapproved with the City's plan to destroy the rail in favor of a 12' paved path. The community wants the full route repaired so their children and grandchildren can experience the magic they remember from their childhood when they rode the Washington Park and Zoo Railway. What we have now is a disappointment that does not inspire the hearts and memories of children but instead breaks the hearts of the parents and grandparents who desired a unique opportunity to a shared treasured experience with a different generation. I can tell you with 100% conviction that if the City of Portland and Metro had worked with the staff of the Oregon Zoo, they could have easily raised the money and fixed the full route years ago by simply asking patrons to donate what they could towards the cause. I can tell you with 100% conviction that if the City of Portland and Metro asked the community to fundraise the money, the community would fund raise the money. I myself on March 15th, 2018, gave public testimony to the City of Portland Council that I'd be willing to start a Non-profit and do the fundraising for them. It went ignored but that offer still stands. If you're interested in saving the regional treasure that is the Washington Park and Zoo Railway, please sign this petition, "like" our Facebook Page, and share both far and wide. A treasure is about to be destroyed but we can still save it.
Petition to Asiana Airlines
Request to Asiana Airlines for free air travel for dogs rescued from meat trade in S Korea
Room for a little one? Request to Asiana Airlines for free air travel for dogs rescued from meat trade in South Korea. To: Directors, Management, Staff; and Captains and Crew! A little help can go a long way, and we are hoping to get a ‘flying start’ with a little help from your airline. In the fight to end the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea, bit by bit the volunteers involved are managing to get many dog farms shut down. Bit by bit they are saving these animals from the appalling lives and even more hideous deaths that they would otherwise be facing in the name of a ‘cheap’ meal: one with no animal welfare commitments or responsibilities attached to it. https://youtu.be/2uNich4uYjM The steps taken to end this trade, and the rescues of these dogs is all being done by the inspiring success, hard work and determination of those caring volunteers in South Korea, who personally negotiate with the farm owners, and the authorities, and who personally rescue these animals in the face of unimaginably distressing scenes and physical danger. And, are they going to stop? No! But, Asiana Airlines, here is where we need your help: there is a limit to the number of homes that the volunteers can find in their shelters in South Korea, and they will soon need to arrange transportation out of that country, to others, where new homes can be found for these rescued animals. Can you help them by providing free air space on any of your planes that fly out of South Korea? Each place offered will be a life saved. Additionally, your company’s willingness and help will be seen as a clear and important message, to those who are still trying to carry on with this unacceptable meat trade in South Korea, that more and more Korean nationals, and more and more people across the world, will not ‘look the other way’, but are willing to do right in this fight against animal cruelty. Can we tell the world that you will help with this ‘Flight for Compassion’! ------------------------------------------ For information about rescue mission of Nami Kim and her team visit: https://www.facebook.com/savekoreandogs/ http://namikim.org/
Petition to City Council, Candace Andersen, Karen Stepper, Don Tatzin, Michael Metcalf, Amy Worth, Julie Pierce, Newell Arnerich, Ross Chittenden
Tell San Ramon City Council to Oppose Dangerous On/Off Ramps to I-680 on Quiet Norris Cyn Rd
I'm a San Ramon resident, and was outraged to discover the San Ramon City Council has endorsed a proposed measure to waste over 200 million in taxpayer dollars to put HOV freeway On/Off ramps to I-680 on residential Norris Cyn Road. These freeway ramps will have a dramatically adverse affect on our quality of life here in San Ramon. ● These ramps will add traffic lights to control the On and Off freeway access, creating a dangerous intersection with trucks and buses exiting 680 onto Norris Cyn at high speeds from the freeway.● Additional traffic lights and heavy vehicles on Norris Cyn will increase traffic on local roads, creating a safety hazard for our children riding their bikes to school. These ramps will also impede the easy and safe access our residents currently enjoy between the west and east sides of our city.● The additional traffic will add exhaust pollution, as well as amplify noise levels with large vehicles braking at traffic lights, then accelerating onto Norris Cyn. The increase in traffic will also delay emergency response to both sides of the city. ● Access to I-680 will only be for HOV vehicles— including trucks and buses— while excluding most San Ramon residents from using these freeway access ramps, even though our city taxes are being wasted to build and maintain them! Currently, 2 out of our 5 city council members, Bill Clarkson and Harry Sachs, have publicly stated that they are against the construction of these ramps on Norris Canyon. Councilmen Scott Perkins, Phil O'Loane, and Dave Hudson are undecided on this issue. San Ramon residents, join me in calling for our City Council to send a formal Statement of Opposition for the City of San Ramon to the CCTA, Cal Trans, and any other agency involved in the construction of these ramps stating our objection to this proposed measure. Sign this petition and tell the San Ramon City Council that residents of San Ramon are against the construction of freeway On/Off ramps from I-680 onto Norris Canyon Road.
Petition to Steve Quinn, Brent Cook, Mark Mobley, Priscilla Murphy
Install a stoplight at the intersection of Old Swimming Pool Rd and HWY 129 Bypass
We would like the city to (again) request a stoplight at the intersection of Old Swimming Pool Rd. and the HWY 129 Bypass from GDOT. Many new homes have been constructed in Mallards Landing, Mallards Cove, The Woodlands, and River Mist with up to 100 more built recently in phase two and phase three of River Mist. Huge expansion of Mallards has now begun. Traffic has also increased on the HWY 129 Bypass (Jefferson/Damon Gauss Bypass). The main issue is safety. The intersection is extremely dangerous when so many people get stuck in the median. School buses get caught there each morning with cars and trucks flying by the front and rear bumpers of the buses. This is also where students and fans turn to get to the Jefferson Dragons Football stadium, swimming pool, and the city park. Building a stoplight here could also likely attract commercial development to the three undeveloped corners increasing the tax base. A connector road to the Dairy Queen up the hill to be able to use the proposed new light on Old Swimming Pool Rd would make their exit safer, too. While paving Old Swimming Pool Rd. is appreciated, we still desperately need a stop light at the Bypass. Please consider this important safety request that so many in Jefferson want. Thank you!
Petition to TA/Petro , Pilot/Flying J
Stop Increasing Reserved Parking at Truck Stops
There are over 10 million CDL (Commercial Driver's License) holders in the U.S. and there are between 2.5 million and 3 million trucks on the road today at any given time. More trucks means the need for more parking spots. So that drivers can safely and legally take their federally mandated breaks. Unfortunately, there are not enough parking spots to support the industry and it is only getting worse. Many of the truck stops have made the choice to take spots from their current locations and convert them into paid and reserved spots. Forcing drivers to pay fees of an extra $15 (or more) a night for a resource that was already dwindling. That means that a driver will be spending on average an extra (for a six day work week): $90 a week $360 a month $4320 a year And the national per diem hasn't been changed to compensate the driver for such an increase of cost. Recently, these same truck stops have made the decision to designate a larger amount of spots from conventional to paid and reserved spots. Taking the amount of paid spots from perhaps 5% to in many cases almost 30% or more of the lot. This is simply unacceptable. [Q&A] What does this mean for the average person? With the increase of fuel prices and regulations, logistics industries often have to raise their prices to move freight. Now, truck stops have made the decision to add another dollar to these prices to increase their own profit. Essentially, solely making a choice that impacts everything from the cost of toilet paper to the cost of rent. Why doesn't a truck driver park somewhere else? Almost everywhere a truck driver goes there are signs telling him or her that they cannot park there. The exceptions to this rule are; truck stops, rest areas, and some shipper/receivers (as long as you have the documentation to legally be on property with their freight). This means that there are too many trucks on the road and not enough spots. Why doesn't the truck driver just pay the $90 a week? Drivers are getting paid less and less every year. According to Glassdoor.com, the national average salary for a truck driver is $43,464 in United States. Yet, the costs to run a truck has only increased every year. This means that unlike many other industries, the trucking industry is not adjusting for inflation. Here is a good example of this: "Pay for truck operators has failed to keep up with inflation since 1980, effectively slashing truckers’ wages by nearly a third, according to analyst Gordon Klemp, president of the National Transportation Institute. Klemp, who spoke Feb. 26 on a conference call with investors and reporters, said truckers wages averaged $38,618 annually in 1980. If adjusted to 2015 dollars, that would be over $111,000 a year, Klemp said." - overdriveonline.com [Solution] There are a few possible solutions to this problem; The easiest being that the truck stops stop increasing the amount of reserved truck spots. Instead of the truck stops scalping the current amount of spots, adding new adjacent lots with reserved options Build more truck stops to fill the demand Have better promotional options for reserved spots. Example: Get free reserved parking credit if buying over 60 gallons of diesel. Truck stop companies themselves to encourage and lobby the government to increase the per diem to compensate for the price increase. [What signing this means] That you agree with all the above statements and want the trucking industry to survive in prosperous, ethical manner. Note: If you are a driver signing this, this also means that you agree to boycott spending the money on reserved spots and avoid these truck stops as much as possible until the issue is resolved. [Note from petition creator] Please do not hesitate to post your questions, comments and personal stories regarding this manner. If you have any suggestions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget to boost the signal by reposting this on social media.
Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio
Lower the NYC MTA base fare
The New York City Mass Transit Authority is a gigantic bureaucratic mess. New York train and bus riders pay more and more every year, with worse and worse service. We have absolutely no faith in the MTA, especially that the money that they are collecting is being used properly. In the past 10 years, the base fare for Subway and local buses have almost increased one whole dollar: $2.25 (June 28, 2009 – December 29, 2010)$2.25 base fare (December 30, 2010 – March 2, 2013)$2.50 SingleRide MetroCard ticket fare$2.50 base fare (March 3, 2013 – March 21, 2015)$2.75 SingleRide MetroCard ticket fare$2.75 base fare (March 22, 2015 – present)$3.00 SingleRide MetroCard ticket fare We all know everybody mostly buys monthly unlimited metrocards and in the past 9 years it has increased substantially: Dec. 30, 2010, 30-day card $104March 2013, 30-day card $112, added $1 charge to buy a new MetroCardMarch 2015, 30-day card $116.50March 2017, 30-day card $121TBA, 30-day card $127 If the MTA raises the prices in March 2019 we will be paying $1524 a year for 30-day metrocards, THIS NEEDS TO STOP! Please sign this petition and I will personally create call to actions in the form of physical protests until the MTA agrees to cater to US!