Petition Tag - california

1. CA Democratic Party Rules Change: Confilct of Interest Disclosure

Many Democrats within the California Democratic Party receive financial compensation to lobby or advocate on behalf of propositions and candidates.

Full disclosure of this fact will create transparency in this process so that when California Democrats receive communications from delegates, whether verbal or in writing, they are fully aware of any financial relationships that exist between the advocate and the campaign.

2. Let's get EQUALITY vodka in CALIFORNIA

EQUALITY vodka is so much more than just another award winning, gold medal wearing* ultra-premium vodka. We are a social movement that just so happens to be in an amazing bottle of vodka.

We are an independently owned company with a big agenda- Equality for all. We donate a portion of sales from every bottle we sell to LGBT organizations championing equality.

As founders of EQUALITY vodka and allies to the LGBT community we believe in making a difference and we are determined to make a change. We are inviting you to join us. The more we sell the more we donate, and that donation happens by you asking for and purchasing EQUALITY vodka.

The sale of liquor is highly regulated. In order for us to spread our message and vodka to your state we need you the consumer to demand EQUALITY vodka. ASK for us from your liquor distributors, stores, bars, restaurants and anywhere you would want to buy and enjoy EQUALITY vodka. WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

It really is that simple, you can make a difference. One by one we can all make a difference and enjoy a great cocktail at the same time. Drink up, speak out, purchase responsibly and together we will create a better world for all. We are the ultimate in cocktailing for a cause.

THANK YOU!!
Bert & Doug
(2016 Gold Medal Winner- San Francisco World Spirits Competition)

We Are Equality from Equality Vodka on Vimeo

3. BRING AMR DIAB TO THE USA!

I think it's safe to say that we really want Amr Diab to return for another USA TOUR! The last USA tour that he did in 2011 was enjoyed by many and the last planned 2014 one that was canceled last minute upset those who had looked forward to it for so long! Since then, everyone has been asking the question "When will Amr come back to do a USA tour?!"

Amr has a huge fan base here in the USA so maybe if we all join together we could really make this happen! Being that we live abroad and away from our countries, families and don't often get the chance to be visited by our favorite artists, I know it would mean the world to many of us if Amr can come back and gave us a little taste of our culture and made us feel like we're home again!

With that said, sign the petition to get Amr Diab to do another USA tour!

4. Bring the 3 day Dark Shadows Festival to LA

This petition supports bringing the cast of the iconic 1960's television show Dark Shaodws back to LA for a full 3 day festival.

The west coast has not had a festival since 2010 and is well overdue.

5. Construct a Skate Park for Oceanside, California

As a working Security Officer, and concerned citizen, I see children (as young as 6) roaming the city streets on skateboards at any given point in time. I get on shift at 2 O'clock in the afternoon and get off at 10 O'clock at night.

Even towards the end of my shift, I still see plenty of minors out and about with skateboards. This is a time frame that's made even worse by the fact transients are also out and about.

The entire reason this is petition is being sent in, is to get these kids a safe area to ride around at as well as cut down on some of the delinquency that takes place while they are going around the city without a skateboard park.

6. Support a skate park in Oxnard

People have died and have got injured cuz of cars busses and trucks and peppers have got tickets cuz of skating private property and got arrested that's why we need a sk8 park.

7. San Diego Police Department: Reopen Justin E. Lenoir's Missing Person's Case

A ripple effect has occurred and must be corrected.

Justin E. Lenoir's missing person's case file has been closed by the San Diego Police Dpt. This in turn has also closed his NAMUS (National Adult Missing & Unidentified) case file. He has also been removed from California's missing person database.

Please help me correct this because Justin has not been found.

8. Artists for Greater Art Commerce

Dear San Joaquin Academic, Business and Art Markets:

Studies show communities that economically invest in the arts receive returns higher than their investment(s).

As a fine art visual artist (drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, etc.), of San Joaquin County, California, USA, I hereby declare:

My role is to perpetuate our culture in the art I create;

When I make art, regular skills I use may include the following:

• applied mathematics
• chemistry,
• geometry,
• additional varied physical sciences,
• compound complex writing,
• critical thinking and analysis,
• tools and supplies inventory and review,
• risk management, product testing, and purchasing,
• psychological introspection,
• sociological observations,
• project coordination,
• cost analysis and advanced accounting,
• contract design and review,
• project management,
• chief executive/presidential: small business design, management, and operation,
• trial demonstrations, problem solving, and education.

Additionally, I have normal every-day obligations like:
• having adequate food, clothing, transportation, and housing, and
• consistently conducting good-faith business practices, professionally.

As a skilled expert, the following normal business costs and expenses are incurred in the making of my art and included in my net sales pricing:
• Insurance (vehicles, liability, fire, theft, property, workman's compensation, etc.)
• Specialized Training (mentoring, vocational, academic, continuing, etc.)
• Established and Periodic Literature and Information Resources
• Vehicle Maintenance and Operation (gasoline, oil, etc.)
• Non-recurring Studio Materials and Equipment (brushes, lathes, cameras, easels, etc.)
• Advertising (websites, photo books, business card and flyer printing, etc.)
• Vehicles (automobiles, vans, trucks, movers/installation aids, etc.)
• Warehouse, Studio, Shop, and Office Rent
• Documenting, recording, and archiving art works to support clear provenance,
• Stocks of art supplies, hand equipment tools, and replacement parts
• Telephone, Light, and Heat
• Small Business Management and Administration
• Office Equipment (computers, faxes, phones, scanners, backup drives, etc.)
• Technical Computer Support Services
• Business Expenses (Fielding Agents, Show Entrance Fees, Membership Fees, etc.)
• Benefits (IRA/Retirement accounting, Business Banking Charges, etc.)
• Office Assistance (usually, in small businesses, a taxed/overworked loved one)
• Office Supplies (stationary, postage, shipping crates/boxes, etc.).

9. Legalize All Fireworks in California

Every year thousands and thousands of dollars of fireworks are purchased in Nevada and brought to California.

California needs the tax money,and will make a lot of money if they legalize all types of fireworks. You will never be able to stop the flow of fireworks from Nevada to California.

So legalize all fireworks, and let people enjoy their Independence Day.

10. Save Neverland Ranch

Sotheby's and Hilton & Hyland are trying to sell Michael's Neverland Ranch.

They should not be selling our beloved king Michael Jackson's ranch.

It must be preserved and kept safe as an historical monument.

Please share this so we can keep Michael's ranch safe.

11. Save the Bill Clark Historic Hangar in Auburn California

Can a Depression-era airplane hangar in Auburn steer clear of demolition?

That’s the question supporters of its preservation are asking in the face of plans by the city of Auburn to tear it down.

Sheathed in weathered green paint, the sheet-metal sheathed hangar is located near the Auburn Municipal Airport runway in North Auburn.

Al and Deb Casner – who gained a modicum of fame last summer selling a 1957 microcar to host Mike Wolf on an episode of TV’s “American Pickers” – are behind a petition drive to stall city plans and have the humble-but-historic hangar listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ultimately, supporters would like to see the hangar become a working museum, with classic airplane restorations taking place inside, they said.

“It’s our history,” Deb said. “It’s for our kids and our kids’ kids. What will they be able to touch and feel? It will be gone.”

With the possibility of demolition imminent, the Casners have won the support of Auburn City Councilman Bill Kirby in an attempt to convince the city to stop demolition plans and take stock of the potential value of keeping the building.

Kirby visited the building Friday and – advising that he’s no structural engineer – deemed the building’s wooden structure apparently sound. He’ll be asking the City Council to delay demolition until supporters can come back with a doable preservation plan.

“Right now, we’re trying to make Auburn more of a tourist area,” Kirby said. “I’ve been up and down the valley flying a plane and no one has buildings like that – there’s nothing original like this hangar. It may be possible to preserve it and make it another icon of the foothills.”

The Casners say they’ve been mounting a petition drive since hearing May 17 about the possible demolition. So far, they’ve collected about 500 names in support of a drive to “Save the Historical Green Hangar.” Many of the signatures came from a sheet placed at the airport’s Wings restaurant.

The hangar was built between 1938 and 1940 by Dr. David Kindopp. The airport was initially developed in 1934 by the federal government and used until 1946 as a mail-plane stop. The hangar was sold for $20 to longtime airport maintenance man Bill Clark in the late 1950s. The airport itself was taken over by the city of Auburn, setting the stage for growth in hangar development and of the adjacent industrial park.

“Our long-term hope if it gets landmark status is to turn it into a museum,” Al Casner said.

Gus Thomson of the Auburn Journal

12. Support California Water Equality

Californians are facing a difficult challenge as they try to figure out how to continue cutting water consumption as the state enters its fourth year of a severe drought.

Last year Governor Brown ordered all Californians to reduce water consumption by 20 percent – some communities and water agencies met that goal, while others did not.

Now the state is switching gears, and the State Water Resources Control Board has introduced a plan that would require unequal water restrictions throughout the state, ranging from 10 percent to 35 percent depending on the region.

The proposed cuts are unfair, unequal and confusing.

13. Support Military Familes, Pass SB 369

SB 369: California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System, Military Connected Children, when passed will enact a statewide data collection system that will secure valuable information regarding active duty military connected children. As these children move in the state of California and enrolled into our school system, parents will be asked questions that will identify their affiliation with the military.

Right now there is no one reliable data system accessible to non-military personnel that tracks military connected families and children. More importantly with frequent moves associated with military life, our school systems are not trained to ask these few critical questions, thus our schools, communities and service provides do not know who these families are, where they are located and what type of support they require to ease the strain of being a military family, especially for children.

Often times they have to repeat a grade level or make up school work because their academics goes uncounted for because schools do not have an adequate data system to share this information. SB 369 would lessen complication due to academic transfers with states who have similar data systems.

Military connected children are at greater risk to commit or attempt suicide than their non-military connected peers

If passed SB 369 will increase the probability California school systems will have to receive federal financial funding and increase resources for supportive services.

14. Relocate Wild Animals from Residential Areas

My family and I along with our 4yr old Maltese/Terrier live in the Monrovia foothills which is a little lower than the base of the Mountains. Over the summer we heard a grunting or growl and my Maltese took off under the bed and stayed we looked out on the patio of our Condominium located on foothill/Mountain anyway we have a tree right in front of the Condo patio and a bear climbed the tree got onto the upstairs Condo patio Knocking things over foraging for food.

Police came with bean bag gun and ran him back up into the mountains he came back a second time for food fruit or whatever they have these trees with this odd looking fruit or looks like an Avocado or something but they love it the bears! and climbed on the roof of the condo second time currently we have the Coyotes coming down roaming the streets and alleys eating up our beloved pet cat's and dogs and leaving blood and carnage or half eaten carcases on the Monrovia residential streets.

My son was coming home from an evening out parking his car in parking garage and what does he see a Coyote puppy he saw the head lights and ran across the street into the night or oh yes it's a Coyote pack roaming the streets (4) of them and now a pup real dangerous situation for us humans! she has to feed her litter so whether on 2 legs or 4 legs were on the food chain!

15. Stop Urban Coyote Attacks

We need to take action and let the California Fish & Game Commission know that that these increasing urban coyote attacks on our children and pets are unacceptable.

Sign this petition and let the Fish & Game Commission know the safety of our children, families, and pets is not something that can be ignored any longer. Let the committee know that something needs to be done about these coyote predators that are overrunning our cities.

On Sept. 17, the California Fish & Game Commission will be discussing predator management at their Wildlife Resources Committee meeting in Sacramento.

We can no longer stand by while these predators put our loved ones in harm’s way. We need to get the communities together to petition the Fish & Game Commission to adopt a management policy at the state level.

16. Raise California Juror Pay to $100 per day

California jurors - the people who make the most critical decisions in criminal and civil court cases - currently receive a mere $15 per day for jury service. Whereas California Judges and lawyers receive thousands of dollars for work which only leads up to the jurors' decisions.

Judges and lawyers are no less constitutionally-required than are jurors. And nothing in either the US or the California Constitutions requires jurors be exploited by the lawyer industry to work for a pittance. California has one of the lowest rates among the states. For example, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Dakota and South Dakota each pay jurors $50 per day.

Many other states and federal courts pay $40 per day. Arizona and Oklahoma have a "Lengthy Trial Fund" which pays up to $200/day. California jurors deserve a decent wage for the important work they do!

17. Save Colossus at Six Flags

COLOSSUS, the infamous titan of wooden Roller Coasters, glamorized in an array of media including TV's Full House, films like "The Wiz" starring Michael Jackson and National Lampoon's Vacation, is set to close indefinitely, this summer.

The widely acclaimed amusement park ride and, in-arguably, Six Flag's main tourist attraction is to be torn down due to new passenger restrictions and to make way for the typical, "dime-a-dozen" bigger and faster monstrosities like all the others.

Our special girl, COLOSSUS, adored by all SoCal residents and by all who visitor her, erected in 1978, will be permanently lost to our dreams unless we act.

Even if you don't plan to ride roller coasters another day in your life, consider this one notion ...

Do you want to deprive your children and your children's children of the fond memories all Southern California residents share of our beloved Colossus.

18. Guard Rail on Marysville Road

Monday April 28th, 2014, 60 year old Jillian Couts was in a fatal bus accident on Marysville road in foothills on her way to pick up students from Shady Creek Outdoor School.

Jill made that trip very often and it was one of her favorite trips to make, she was always so aware and so careful on the road. Little did she expect she would lose her life on her way there. Luckily there was no kids on the bus when the accident occurred, however what is so aggravating is that she was not the first person to lose control in the exact spot the she did, she was the fourth.

Many people have asked the county to put up a guard rail because clearly it's a danger hazard. In my opinion it should have been put up after the first incident occurred, rather than having multiple people lose their life. What if there was kids in that bus, there would have been more than one life being taken.

Jill did not deserve to die the way she did, yeah she may have been doing what she loves most in the world but that is not the point, she could still be alive if there was a guard rail.

So before another life or lives get taken I suggest and beg for a guard rail to be put up!

19. Keep Mark Jackson

Today, the Golden State Warriors fired head coach Mark Jackson. This is a poor decision by the management. The Warriors have came a long way since the 1990s. They went through10 coaches that were not effective.

On June 6, 2011, Mark Jackson was hired on with the Warriors. He put life back into the team. That's what is called effective coaching. This is not a good move by the Warriors management and Mark Jackson deserves to coach the Warriors.

20. Let's Rename Hercules Avenue, in Memory of Paul Walker and Roger Rodas

Wouldn't it be great if we petitioned the Californian Government and local Santa Clarita Council to get Hercules Avenue renamed to Walker/ Rodas Memorial Way.

With an international outpouring of love and support - this might be a nice way for people to continue remembering two amazing men, who died so tragically.

Website: www.facebook.com/RememberPW

21. Legalize all fireworks in California

Every Year thousands and thousands of dollars of fireworks are purchased in Nevada and brought to California.

California needs the tax money, and will make a lot of money if they legalize all types of fireworks. You will never be able to stop the flow of fireworks from Nevada to California.

So legalize them, and let people enjoy their independence day.

22. Support an Eagle Rock, CA Off-Leash Dog Area

The Eagle Rock off-leash dog area would be a designated area where well-behaved canine citizens, and their people, can exercise and have fun in a clean, safe environment.

We want to create a beautiful, well-maintained space open to all dog lovers and friends who will be willing to uphold the park’s rules and restrictions. This park will be designed to satisfy the needs of dog-owners and non-dog owners alike. We aim for this park to be a community project, supported in large part by volunteer dog advocates and maintained in partnership with Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and the 14th Council District.

- Such a park would allow families with dogs to spend more quality time with their pets, and create a greater sense of community as residents will more likely interact with one another. Let’s get to know our neighbors!

- This park would encourage residents to spend additional time in our community and frequent our businesses (a number of which are already pet-focused or pet-friendly).

-Having such a park located in the currently unused portion of Yosemite Recreation Center behind the swimming pool (for example) would promote better use of this land area, deterring tagging, loitering and crime due to a higher volume of foot-traffic and better lighting.

- Such a park would reduce angst between dog owners, non-owners, police and park authorities regarding dog access to other city parks.

- There is not a current public dog park in our immediate area to accommodate safe, off-leash dog activities.

- Socializing dogs is very beneficial to the community, since it makes them less skittish and can mitigate aggressive behavior when meeting other dogs and people.

- Regular exercise is great for any dog's longevity and weight control, and the overall effect of regular exercise makes most dogs calmer and better behaved.

Please help us create a dedicated space that allows our residents to exercise their canine family members and themselves as well as benefit the community as a whole!

If you would like to be involved in our efforts, you can email eaglerockoffleash@hotmail.com. We can update you on our next steps and see how you may be able to help out.

23. Bring Clockwork Angels North American Tour 2013 to Los Angeles

Rock 'n Roll inductees Rush excluding LA from 2nd leg of tour

Rush's management company (SRO Production) said by phone the band had toured Los Angeles in November, 2012, during its first leg in support of their latest release “Clockwork Angels”.

Rush did in fact perform in Anaheim, Universal City, and San Diego last year. However, if you check the World Almanac, you'll find these cities are not Los Angeles.

Although Universal City is in the Greater Los Angeles area, it's venue of the Gibson Amphitheater seats only around 6000. The Honda Center in Anaheim is considerably larger yet it's quite a distance from Los Angeles and both shows were only for one night each.

With a group history that spans more than four decades, Rush has usually performed in either Los Angeles or Hollywood when they are touring in Southern California. (source: http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/rush/tourdates.php)

Of course they would as the City of Angels is arguably one of the largest media markets in the world.

Rush will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Nokia Theater in April, and with exceptional reviews of their latest album “Clockwork Angels” and corresponding live shows, it would be a criminal act for avid fans living in the Los Angeles area to be deprived of this likely last chance to see them perform.

24. FALL OUT BOY - Add another Nor Cal date!

I think I speak for myself, and many other fans, when I say how incredibly disappointed I am that I wasn’t able to get tickets to the Oakland show of the Save Rock and Roll Tour. I’m sure y’all have heard (or read) complaints from many people saying, “Presale sold out of GA tickets and the general sale sold out so fast, even though I had been waiting at my computer right at 9:59.” Well, that was me too. I waited both Thursday and Friday hoping to get those beloved tickets after finding out Monday morning before my midterm that the hiatus was finally over. You can imagine how happy I was. And then how upset I was by the time the weekend rolled around. I could go on forever about how much their music has meant to me, and how much shit it has gotten me through, but I won’t because that’s not what this petition is about.

California is the most populous state in the whole country. And there is only one Northern California show throughout this entire tour. That just doesn’t make sense and simply isn’t right. The capacity of the Fox Theater in Oakland is 2,800 people. That’s right. 2,800. (When the population, of just the Bay Area alone, is more than 7 million.) Sure, not all of those people may be die-hard fans, but think of the insane amount of people who can’t be there because they got cheated out of a ticket.

I know people might say “Well, why didn’t you just buy tickets when you could during presale? You don’t need to be in the pit.” You’re absolutely right. I don’t need to be; I have to be. And you’re probably right about buying tickets when I could, too. That was my stupidity and I can’t go back and change that. Unfortunately, I'll probably end up indulging scalpers who are selling them for 5x the price. I’m not asking for your pity. I’m asking for your help. Whether you got tickets or not, I beg of you to sign this petition. I have full faith in the fact that Fall Out Boy and Decaydance / Smash can add another show if they really wanted to. It’s definitely a long shot, and they may not even see this, but it never hurts to try. Right? Because believers never die.


Edit: In all honesty, I didn't know presales were open to the general public and that was my mistake. I missed it by 10 minutes. I'm not so jaded as to think that they'll add another show at the whim of one of their fans, but it honestly doesn't hurt to try to get people to sign it. God knows that show would sell out as well. Like I said, I'm not asking for your pity (nor do I want it to seem like I am whining), but if the demand is there, then why not show it to them?


MESSAGE FROM FALL OUT BOY:

Hi everybody!

Holy smokes, this has been an amazing week for us. In the past three shows we've done (our first in three years), we've been utterly humbled to see so many familiar faces.

The thing we're not as happy to see is that, along with the most amazing audience in the world, there was also the inevitable return of folks looking to exploit and cheat that audience.

So here's a few bullet points:
1) We don't see (and wouldn't want) any extra money from the unreasonable ticket prices scalpers are asking.
2) Neither do (to the best of our knowledge) the promoters we choose to work with.
3) Most importantly: We don't want our audience to get cheated out of reasonably priced shows.
4) Combating this stuff is tough and we (along with our promoters) employed everything in our arsenal. We set 2 and 4 ticket limits in some places. In others we've required will call.
5) Outside of the official vendors linked on our sites, there are plenty of folks out there selling 100% fake tickets so please please be very careful.

We'd rather play to 10 excited people than 30,000 who are disappointed at having to pay 2 months rent to be there. We're not saying this to fix PR or because we want to protect the "Integrity," of our "Brand name," but because we're fans of music ourselves and we remember getting screwed by scalpers too.

To anybody who managed to get legitimate tickets to our shows, we're so excited to see you. To the rest of you; We plan on being a band for a long time. Hopefully this isn't your only chance to see us and hopefully by the time you do, there's some better way to fight back against scalping.

Much love,
-fall out boy

25. Ban Plastic Bags in La Jolla!

Help raise awareness of plastic and how it effects our environment!

Los Angeles County has been the first county in California to ban plastic bags, so why can't San Diego or specifically La Jolla?

We live in such a BEAUTIFUL beach community and it's sad to see our local markets using plastic bags!

Help the oceans and ban plastic bags!

26. I'M AN AMERICAN CITIZEN ARE YOU?

Too many MEXICANS are crossing the border illegal flooding California even Texas with there illegal ways, causing attention to the LEGIT AMERICAN CITIZENS making it harder for us to get any type of assistance, aid, housing ECT.

They dont SPEAK ENGLISH how ever they (MEXICANS) are taking ALL the jobs and we as Americans are forced to speak there LANGUAGE, when our Native Language is ENGLISH how ever to accommodate there NO ENGLISH speaking selves.

This is affecting all the states that sit along the Borders even Southern hemisphere's.

THIS MUST STOP NOW!

27. Repeal the Assault Weapons Control Act

The Roberti-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 (CA Penal Code 12276) and its subsequent amendments improperly label sporting rifles, pistols and shotguns as "assault weapons", and strip California citizens of their 2nd Amendment Rights.

Many California citizens and Active Duty Military Residents are arrested each year for firearms that are fully compliant with the law, due to the fact that local Law Enforcement Officers are unable to correctly identify what firearms are either compliant or non-compliant. This results in un-needed court processes and bitter relations between firearms owners and Law Enforcement.

28. Downtown Santa Rosa Parking Survey

Downtown Santa Rosa has been using 'Pay and Display' pay stations for collecting parking money, which means visitors need to get a coupon, go back to their car, and place the coupon on the dash. After some years of operation, this system remains inconvenient and extremely unpopular.

'Smart Meters' have more technical versatility and are more convenient, both for visitors and businesses. This is a survey to see what downtown workers and visitors would prefer: the current system, or 'smart meters'. The city's parking district has a reserve fund of more than $10,000,000 that can only be used for parking projects.

The existing pay stations can be re-used in less active areas of the city.

29. California: Draft Sarah Palin as a Write-In Candidate

In 2008 President Obama promised to usher in an era of hope and change. California is hurting under a 101% debt-to-GDP ratio, $4 average gas price, high unemployment rate and unresolved housing crisis. Another four years of Obama will seal the disastrous transformation of America.

We need a true leader determined to uphold conservative values, our freedoms and small government. Please sign our petition to tell Sarah Palin that her leadership is badly needed in Washington DC.

Let her know that she has the grassroots support to defeat Barack Obama and his socialist agenda.

30. Stop Child Pageants in California

We feel that beauty pageants exploit children and are in the interest of the mothers and not the children themselves.

We would like to see age restrictions (16+) placed on pageant contestants to ensure full consent. We oppose promoting physical beauty as a main value, and not allowing children to play with dolls, but instead, turning them into live Barbies.