Petition to The Trevor project, FBI, child protection services, Walt Disney, GLAAD
Get Alex removed from his mother’s care
Many people have heard about the viral hashtag #hisnameisalex, or #justiceforalex. In case you don’t know the story behind it, Alex is a transgender boy, and a video has recently been shared, showing his mother continuously deadnaming and misgendering him. Deadnaming and misgendering a trans person can cause extreme emotional distress, as your identity is being erased. This is emotional abuse, and Alex needs to be taken away from his abusive mother. There was a previous petition about justice for Alex, but it was ended when Alex was supposedly removed from his mother. He is back in his mother’s “care” now, and he needs to be in a safer place. CPC hasn’t done anything, and first responders haven’t either. It is my hope that we can raise awareness and make change with this petition. Sign it, share it, and demand that Alex be taken away from his emotionally abusive mother.
Petition to David.Donaldson@co.ulster.ny.us , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
City, town and county elected officials are letting the UCIDA undermine our children.
City, town and county elected officials are letting the Ulster County Industrial Development Agency undermine the already overburdened Kingston City School District, our children and our city. At the December 2, 2020 Kingston City School District’s (KSCD) Board of Education (BOE) meeting, the Board trustees rejected the Kingstonian PILOT request by an overwhelming 6-3 vote. The City of Kingston school district, the largest in Ulster County with over 21,000 parcels, serves residents from the City as well as nine towns. Taxpayers in those 9 towns spend a disproportionate amount of tax dollars on school rather than property taxes. The towns included in the KCSD boundary include Kingston, Esopus, Hurley, Marbletown, New Paltz, Kingston, Saugerties, Rosendale, Ulster, and Woodstock. Property taxes and state aid primarily fund school districts. In a recent article by The Benjamin Center, they state that, “School districts will not benefit from any sales tax that may be generated by a new development.” With a significant new project construction, a Tax Base Growth Factor that increases the Tax Levy Limit to pay for services arises from the new construction. If the Kingstonian is fully taxed, a taxable value of $19 million for the development would result in an increase in the district of more than $440,000. However, when a new project is subject to a PILOT agreement, its taxable value is never included in the Tax Base Growth Factor. In short, the city loses a valuable potential for tax base growth, which funds vital programs like our schools. Using the most recently proposed PILOT program, the Kingstonian developers would pay approximately $2.1 million over 25 years in lieu of school taxes. In comparison, if the City fully taxed the project with an assessed value of $19 million at year 1 and the district’s '19-'20 Tax Levy Limit of $105,589,983 escalated 2% annually, the developers would pay $16.6 million in school taxes. The difference between $2.1 million and $16.6 million to a struggling school district is enormous. Moreover, the PILOT’s harm would be perpetual. During years 26 through 50 the school district could see $23.8 million less in Tax Levy Limit because of the original PILOT. This catastrophic decrease would occur because the tax cap formula’s Tax Base Growth Factor never adjusts -- even at the end of a PILOT’s term when properties become taxable. The Board of Education Trustees rejected the Kingstonian PILOT agreement because they are plainly and overwhelmingly harmful to local governments and school districts - and as a result, existing property taxpayers - because of the way New York accounts for revenues within the state’s property tax cap formula. PILOT revenue may not be used to increase local budgets, even when the new development creates new costs for local services and programs. Property taxpayers will likely face one of two outcomes if the wealthy Kingstonian real estate developers receive this PILOT. The KCSD Board of Education will have to choose between: ● Cutting school district programming (e.g., teacher and staff layoffs, increased class sizes, etc.), or● Increasing property taxes. The County IDA wants to disenfranchise the voters when they vote this Wednesday, January 20th. What makes their decision worse is that they are an unelected, appointed body. When they vote to effectively increase your taxes, you may not vote them out of office. They are not democratically accountable to you even as they fleece your pockets. Additionally, this unelected body keeps changing the rules for the developers to get an outcome that is beneficial to them rather than the public. The recent changes to IDA policy again at their January 13 Governance meeting reflect a breakdown of our institutions, altering an already unfair process at the last minute to benefit the few at the cost of the many. At a time when we are facing an unparalleled unraveling of democratic norms and catastrophic economic loss from the national level on down, we need to send the message to the UCIDA and politicians who want to ignore how the public — and its representatives on the school board — have voted. The Board of Education repesents 60% of taxpayers for the Kingstonian PILOT. If it were a weighted vote, their decision would trounce the City of Kingston and the Ulster County Legislature. Don’t let the county and a group of unelected, appointed members of the IDA disenfranchise the public. Demand that they uphold the KCSD’s “No” vote and to reject the developer’s PILOT request.
Petition to Cox Communications, Pat J Esser
COX COMMUNICATIONS has been taking advantage of their customers for TOO LONG!!!
For far too long Cox Communications has been using and abusing their customers. The CEO needs to be made aware and held accountable for his company's failings. There needs to be justice for those who have been mistreated, overcharged, or misled. If you have been emotionally or financially impacted by the inadequacies of COX, sign up below. It is time for this company to start cleaning house and actually provide the services and customer care they so widely claim. Shame on Cox Communications. Taking advantage of people from all sides for over 55 years!!
Petition to us house, US Senate, US Surgeon General, US State Representative, President Donald Trump
Adult Transgender & Non-Transgender People Against Medically Transitioning Children
The LGBT community, the Straight community, the Conservative community, the Liberal community, the Christian community, the Jewish community, and many more come together, arm in arm, to save Transgender identifying "Children" From Medical Transitioning. For a decade, we have seen an enormous increase in the medical transitioning of children. Transgender adults like myself, as well as Non-Transgender adults, have been silenced by the loud, obnoxious vast rhetoric and bully mentality of a small group of transgender leaders yelling absurdities like, "We are women," or "We are men," from people that were born genetically female/male and the possibility of becoming entirely female/male is impossible. However, we have come to a place in our society that we would instead affirm the ridiculous than challenge a marginalized group of people. Well, we are the marginalized group, along with the support of Non-Transgender adults, and we are telling you that medically transitioning children is wrong. In remaining quiet, we have cut a safe corner out for ourselves to live peacefully, but with the massive influx of children transitioning, we can in good conscience, stay silent no longer. Together, arm in arm, we come together from the LGBT community, the straight community, the conservative community, the liberal community, the Christian community, the Jewish community, and many more to save Transgender identifying children. All these communities have many differences, different opinions, and passion that would allow up to debate for 1000 + years. Nevertheless, on this, on Medically Transitioning Children, "On This We Come Together," to protect our precious young children. We are on the precipice of a great tragedy that will be solidified and recorded in our history to the amazement of our future generations. We have two choices, but only one outcome. If we choose incorrectly, devastation, if we choose correctly, understanding and the human spirit can be allowed to grow more accepting and loving. Medical transitioning is a never-ending process, and it locks a child into the need for hormones and surgery for life. Our current take of the issue at hand is not focusing on what is best for a child, but rather ensuring that marginalized people do not get their feelings hurt by speaking the truth. The truth is that medical transition is brutal on the mind, body, and soul, and no one has the right to make that decision for anyone. This decision is for the person that contemplates transitioning and for a person that has entered adulthood. This decision is not for schools, psychologists, pharmaceutical companies, surgeons, society, peer pressure, or parents or politicians to wave add nod at. No one should have the right to make these decisions, no one, but an adult about their own lives. The truth, as we see it is that some people need to transition, but with many supporters having medically transitioned themselves, we believe parents don't have the right to hand their kids these issues and medical needs they will have for life. This is not a parent's decision; this is a decision an adult should make about their own lives. Medical transition is in the experimental stages, and we do not have the data to understand the long-term consequences. The reason we do not see a massive wave of Medical Transition malpractice cases is because a baseline has not been created to gauge proper trans care. Taking these cases cost attorneys to much, and they are declined. However, that will change, and our court system will soon be infiltrated with people wanting retribution. Answers need to be prepared in advance because our lawmakers are going to be bombarded with the question that will end careers. The question that needs to be addressed is, "Where were our lawmakers?" For people in the medical field, I advise you to stop medically transitioning kids; your careers are also going to be in question. This is going to end and end fast. Why? Because it's so far past wrong, it's ridiculous; this amount of ridiculousness goes in history books for people 100 years in the future to read and shake their heads at as they try to grasp how this happened. How did the transition of thousands of children happen without their adult consent? What I can say and the rest of the transgender people signing this petition can say is that it wasn't because we didn't warn you. You have been warned. Now, it's up to you where you want your name to be entered in the future history books that have yet been written.
Petition to Phil Murphy, Cory A. Booker, Robert Menendez
NJ Unemployment Claim Issues
In March 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Soon after, the unemployment rate, increased at alarming rates, leaving several New Jersey residents dependent on unemployment benefits to care for their families. Unfortunately, even after the signing of the first stimulus package, the unemployed in new jersey are facing multiple obstacles in attempting to receive benefits from the New Jersey Department of Labor. This has been an ongoing issue since the lockdown was initiated and continues be an ongoing issue with 0 resolution. Since the signing of the second stimulus package, many New Jerseyans continue to await an update on their claims. In fact, we have yet to receive the extensions per the Federal Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act. Each claimant continues to call or write the NJDOL and the assistance is sub-par as the claim’s representatives negate to provide actual assistance as they are limited in their abilities due to “technical issues”. In addition, when calling for a representative, you must call a minimum of 90 times before receiving a representative as there is still no process in place to deal with the magnitude of open claims. Our ask of the government is that we receive actual assistance with our claims and that the “system glitch” is addressed. It is our hope that you will take our concerns into consideration and immediately address the unanswered claim submittals as well as the “system glitch” that is allegedly preventing the processing of open claim extensions. We are struggling to feed our families and pay our bills of which is causing credit issues and possible homelessness. Obstacles since March 2020: Claimants must call multiple times in order to receive a claim representative (90 plus times). Claim Representatives unable to provide assistance due to outdated system. Multiple claimants missing direct deposits; Contacted claims representatives, escalated multiple times, 0 updates provided to date. (Still Pending) Claims exhausted in 2020, pending extensions; 0 updates to date.
Petition to Emanuel Cleaver, Claire McCaskill, Roy Blunt, Mayor Sly James
As a community we demand answers on why Kcp&L keeps applying rate increases. Also, we want the new budget billing system reviewed. It does not make sense how the system calls it a budget billing system when they review statements every month and either increase or decrease based on usage. That is not a true budget billing system. As a community we want to know why, and how, it costs the local community more to produce energy in the summer months than it does in the winter during less day light. Lets stand together as a community and get to the bottom of this. Where is our hard earned money really going?
Petition to My Community
AN APOLOGY TO MY NATION
I would like to take this time to offer my sincerest apologies to a nation that I've helped destruct through my past actions that were selfish, immature, uneducated, yet inhumane in nature. My name is Gilbert Fowler , I've been incarcerated for the past 19 years serving a 20-40 year sentence for 3rd degree homicide. Please allow me to elaborate more in depth on my apology. I'm merely a man, but as all men, a man of many mistakes. What I'm sharing with you will not be 1of the many mistakes I've made. A mistake is stepping on another's shoe, spilling a drink on a sofa or a rug, or bumping into one when your not paying attention. A mistake is an act that can be corrected thru replaced property, financial compensation, or sometimes a simple apology may do. Not in my case. Please forgive me as the following contents will not be graphically depicted, but may be disturbing in nature to some. On the15 day of May of 2002 I was responsible of taking the life of another man. This man had a life, a name, but most importantly a family who may never share another physical moment with their loved one again. I've taken from his mother the opportunity of watching her son become a productive member of society. I've taken the life of a man who had the potential and educational qualities to strengthen our communities, and on a grander scale, our Nation. Uneducated thinking leads us to believe that the actions we take only victimizes a sole individual. It is only until one becomes educated that we realize the chain of individuals who become victimized thru our actions. The line extends so long that it would merely take me a lifetime of work to apologize to each individual effected. So in a effort to save time, I'd like to extend my sincerest apologies to the heartbeat of a nation that I've aided in the destruction of. I'm not seeking sympathy for this apology. I only ask for the support in allowing me to use my past actions to create a greater future for a struggling nation. I know my actions will never be forgiven, but they also shouldn't be repressed. I'm asking society for the opportunity to show thru my actions that a miseducated child can mature and grow through our penal system into an educated adult, and abiding citizen in civilization. If this nation does not believe in rehabilitation what is the purposes of incarceration? I'm asking for the opportunity to be the face that changes the rate of recidivism, in my communities first, and with proper assistance, our nation on a broader scale. In the near future I'm anticipating a positive, productive, and determined reentry into society with the sole purpose of properly instructing (thru wisdom, understanding, and knowledge)the many generations that fall short of, or surpass the civil expectations of our society. Tho, I can't give back, nor replace what I have taken from the individuals my crime have victimized. My plans to offer an everlasting devotion to educate the current generations youth, offering a belief outside of "the product of my environment" excuse. I'm sincerely and humbling requesting your blessings in offering me your support to allow my reentry into society. If you believe in rehabilitation, or if u believe that an individual have the ability to grow and mature, or if you simply believe in giving one a 2nd chance, Please provide me with your support for my reentry. If you do not support any aforementioned views please note. Your own opinions/views are genuinely honored and appreciated. Tho I challenge you to believe in a system our society has elected as efficient in the process of rejuvenating our beloved nation. I would like to take the time to thank everyone who took time out of your day to read my "APOLOGY TO MY NATION". I pray you keep a open mind and heart when making your decision. I'd also like to sincerely apologize to anyone offended during my apology. May god bless all effected by my past actions. God Bless You!
Petition to Target Corporation, Target Corporation - T2212, Target Corporation - Team Leader, Brian Cornell, Target Media Hotline
Target Workers Demand Hazard Pay - T2212
Target employees working at location T2212 have endured extreme physical and psychological stress throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As we continue to work through the second wave of the pandemic, we demand that Target Corporation reinstate the $2 hazard pay incentive it had offered during the first wave of the pandemic. Both the New York Times and ProPublica have written about the impact of COVID-19, reporting that in states where Black communities make up only a relatively small portion of the population, nearly half — if not majority — of all COVID-19 deaths are members of the Black community. Given that T2212 is located in a primarily working class, Black community, Target is responsible for the protection of both its employees and the community that it serves. If Target is truly dedicated to racial equality, then it must provide a minimum of $2 hazard pay to mitigate the extreme risk that its essential workers face on a daily basis at this location.