• Plastic Free Packaging Option on All Amazon Orders
    During the Covid 19 pandemic the amount of plastic being used worldwide has increased significantly. The amount of plastic used in Amazon delivery envelopes and packaging is limitless. If Amazon makes this change it will set an example that will have immense impacts. As Bezos is propelled toward being Earth's first trillionaire, he, and his company, can give back to Earth by stopping unnecessary plastic use.
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    Created by John Lyman
  • OPPOSE H​.​R. 6666, the COVID–19 Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act
    H.R. 6666, otherwise known as the COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, and Contacting Everyone (TRACE) Act, was introduced and referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on 5/1/2020. This bill is sponsored by Representative Bobby Rush (D) of Illinois District 1. The bill has 59 cosponsors, 58 Democrats and 1 Republican. Summary H.R. 6666 provides 100 billion dollars this year and unlimited federal funding in future years to create and operate a massive and likely unconstitutional surveillance, testing, and tracing enforcement system under the guise of “protecting” Americans against coronavirus. H.R. 6666 is a federal funding bill. It proposes to create a surveillance infrastructure that can be used by the federal government, as well as local and state governments and private businesses, to require medical testing and tracking of all citizens in violation of fundamental civil liberties as set forth in the Bill of Rights, which include the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution designed to protect individual rights and limit the power of the government. H.R. 6666 lacks safeguards and conditions related to funding of the proposed surveillance operation to prevent it from being applied to intrusive programs mandating testing and surveillance without an individual’s voluntary consent. If this legislation is passed by Congress and enacted into law, it could lead to denial of an individual’s right to appear in public spaces and travel; the right to employment and education or participation in government-funded services, and the right to receive care in a government funded hospital or other any other medical facility. H.R. 6666 specifically allows for funded entities to home quarantine a person against their will, even while they are healthy. Once a vaccine is available, the testing and tracing results potentially could be used to force individuals to be injected with a COVID-19 vaccine against their will. According to a Press Release from the sponsor Congressman Bobby L. Rush, “Reopening our economy and getting back to normal will be all but impossible if we do not step up our testing efforts and implement robust and widespread contact tracing,” said Rep. Rush. “Until we have a vaccine to defeat this dreaded disease, contact tracing in order to understand the full breadth and depth of the spread of this virus is the only way we will be able to get out from under this.” The Devil is in the Details H.R. 6666 would allow The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to award federal grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, to trace and monitor the contacts of infected individuals, and to support the quarantine of such contacts. Through the use of mobile health units, as necessary, individuals would be tested and provided with services related to testing and quarantine at their residences. The amount of money appropriated for fiscal year 2020 would be $100,000,000,000 (one hundred billion dollars) and more money may be appropriated by Congress as necessary for any subsequent fiscal year during which the emergency period continues. A grant recipient may use the federal grant funds, in support of the above referenced activities to hire, train, compensate, and pay the expenses of individuals; and to purchase personal protective equipment and other supplies. Priority will be given to applicants in “hot spots” and medically underserved communities and to entities that hire residents of the community where the activity will occur. Hot spots are defined as a geographic area where the rate of infection with the virus that causes COVID–19 exceeds the national average. Medically underserved communities are communities given that term in section 799B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295p). Entities eligible for the grant money are defined as a federally qualified health center, school-based clinic, disproportionate share hospital, academic medical center, nonprofit organization, institute of higher education, high school, and any other type of entity as determined by the Secretary of HHS. H.R. 6666 Does Not Guarantee Privacy Section 2 (e) of H.R. 6666 is entitled “Federal Privacy Requirements”, but it does little to protect privacy. It states that “Nothing in this section shall be construed to supersede any Federal privacy or confidentiality requirement, including the regulations promulgated under section 264(c) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104–191; 110 Stat. 2033) and section 543 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290dd–2). In actuality, H.R. 6666 offers few privacy protections for Americans who will be surveilled and tested without their consent under programs funded with this grant. In fact, Americans can expect their privacy to be violated under TRACE funded programs. That is because the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) 45 CFR 164.512(b)(1)(i) has always allowed disclosure of private health information to government officials and other government approved entities including foreign governments without the knowledge or consent of the individual for the purpose of conducting public health surveillance, investigations or interventions. Bill of Rights Cannot Be Suspended During A “Public Health Crisis” The Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution cannot be set aside by the federal government or state governments during pandemics or other public health emergencies. In The United States Statement of Interest in Support of Plaintiffs, filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a case last month in which church goers attending a drive-in sermon were issued citations for violating an executive order in Mississippi, the DOJ stated;
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    Created by Tahira Muhammad
  • Hedgerows Neighborhood Petition to call HOA meeting with residents to discuss amenities
    We pay our HOA dues to use these amenities! GA has been open for weeks, pools around us are opening! There are several HOA Boards around us making special arrangements such as reservation slots, temperature checks, limited attendees, seat markings, social distancing requirements etc for using the amenities. Hedgerows HOA has made no effort to our knowledge to communicate what steps are being taken to open our amenities. We want action or we want our dues returned!
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    Created by Carie Waters
  • 2020 Victory Gardens Time!
    Tell Mayor Brown to publicly support 2020 Victory Gardens as an important way to stay safe & "grow" in this challenging time. It also supports local food, Northside Farmers Market, Kitchen Incubator, & Elm Virtual Local Food Court: Cultivate Café, Rev's Rib's, A Fair Wind, Gino's, Culture House Coffee, and local shops: Edward's Florist, Red Road Apothecary, Mel's Habitat.
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    Created by Pat Rosenthal
  • Stop the Trump Administration's Hunting Expansion on Wildlife Refuges!
    We're in the midst of Earth's sixth mass extinction — one species vanishes nearly every hour. Opening national wildlife refuges to more hunting is exactly the kind of action that is fueling the wildlife extinction crisis. We should be working to protect animals, not making it easier for them to be gunned down. These wild animals deserve to be safe from hunting in the very places set aside to protect them.
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    Created by Miranda D.
  • Ban Pet Sales in the Remaining 49 States
    Banning retail pet sales will save the lives of countless animals. Adopting a rescued animal saves a life. When you purchase an animal, you support the pet breeding industry, which includes puppy mills, cat breeding operations, and industrial rabbit farms. Every year countless animals are purchased on a whim, and end up at municipal shelters and rescues. These situations are preventable, simply by assuring that an adoption process is in place, and animals that are available are rescued, not bred.
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    Created by Ryan Kelly
  • Hold the Line for Dr. Amy Acton
    Because until massive testing, tracing, and adequate provisions exist for supportive isolation of coronavirus victims, Ohio remains in a state of emergency. Governor DeWine accepted more than enough risks already in opening Ohio.
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    Created by Suzanne Marilley
  • Town Pump Cancel your Gas Station in WF and build a Park!
    We need strong leaders in industry who have vision, understanding and intelligence to lead us into the realistic future. This future will not be dependent on fossil fuels. We have a narrow window of opportunity to save the planet, and the humans who live on it. In a state where wildfires are becoming their own season, it does not make sense to cut down more trees to pump more oil out of the earth. Help us toward a different future! Sit down with the City Council, Concerned Citizens, and craft a beneficial use for that land that helps our world! You could become a true leader in the changes that are coming, whether you want them or not. Your model is obsolete. Don't destroy another piece of land just to be proven wrong. Be a Real Leader and Do The Right Thing!
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    Created by lk walker
  • hazard pay
    Health care workers are getting paid $5000 a week prn,cna lpns. RNs are getting $10000 a week. in new Orleans. An $10000-$20000 a week in new York. Unknown for every where else. But truckers are risking their lifes and health to keep the economy going. They are losing pay freight dropped extremely. Some cant go home due to the virus. Something have to give. Or the next pandemic is when truckers go on strike.
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    Created by Walter Jordan
  • The Fluffy Petition: Ban ”No Pet” Restrictions!!!
    Our pets are part of our families! Sign this petition so that communities can be forced to lift their pet restrictions and allow residents to freely relocate to any location, notwithstanding having a pet! Weather you have a dog, a cat, or even a hamster, residential communities should not be able to say ”no pets,” and prevent you from enjoying your dream home by imposing such restriction!
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    Created by Marcia Pasqualin
  • Open Riverbend Park
    We ask for public officials to implement creative solutions for residents to get outside safely during this unprecedented public health crisis.
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    Created by Caroline Shannon
  • A Place for the Homeless to Go.
    When I moved here, I was blown away by the love and help my son and I received. We were lucky enough to be able to camp for the 6 months we were homeless and we had so much help from the community. I see the need for a safe place for the homeless to go and want to give back and find a way to help.
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    Created by Tara Wilson