• Stop Dollar General
    17 Problems: How Dollar Store Chains Hurt Communities https://ilsr.org/17-problems/
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  • Southwest Water Petition
    The more people we have that express their concerns we feel that something might get resolved.
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  • Tell the Senate to support Julie Su for Secretary of Labor
    Julie Su has been the acting labor secretary for 10 months. She’s a tireless advocate for our communities—from civil rights to organized labor—and she’s earned praise from many members of the Senate. Senator Bernie Sanders said Su’s “strong pro-worker track record as Acting Secretary shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is the right person for the job.” Senator Tammy Duckworth said, “Whether working to strengthen apprenticeship programs or helping to negotiate agreements in industries from rails to ports to auto companies, Julie Su is advancing workers’ rights and getting the job done." The economy is doing well and workers continue to gain higher wages in a strong job market. The Senate should not let conservatives and corporate interests hinder the confirmation of such an important role. Julie Su should be confirmed as Secretary of Labor so she can have the respect she deserves and workers and businesses can have a fully-empowered advocate in the administration.
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  • Greentown against the roundabout
    Our intersection of State st and Cleveland Ave NW has a long history of being the Greentown Square. It is the home of great businesses, holiday gatherings, and parades. During construction it would be very inconvenient for all of our residents that use this intersection multiple times a day. Any detours created could make our neighborhood side streets very busy and dangerous with extra traffic. Our side streets are narrow as it is and when the widening of Cleveland Ave happened in the late 90s our side streets became cut through routes for a lot of traffic. They became dangerous as they were unpatroled. None of our residents are willing to sacrifice the safety of our neighborhoods for a roundabout that we weren't interested in to begin with.
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    Below are direct quotes from participants and/or spouse of participants in the league! Community upbuilding: "I feel like I know my neighbors more by playing in this league, my neighbors are not strangers or passersby anymore. Inclusiveness: "Didn't realized they were a few Nigerians until I started playing in this League"-Lincoln parent, and another was amazed of how many people from S. American countries live in Brookline-Runkle parent. Safety: "I feel safe letting my kids walk to school by themselves because I see parents I played with or against at the Soccer games" Pierce parent Therapy: "while going through struggles of life and family, this league has been very therapeutic in dealing with stress,"-Runkle Team 2 parent. Diversity: "I have never met a diverse group of people in Brookline before" a Ridley parent. Healthy living: "I went for a checkup for groin pain and knee/ankle pain, come to find out I was diagnosed with full heart block (the widow maker)" a Baker's parent. Was treated, had surgery and feeling better. Humanitarian aid: "It's happy knowing that a portion of the money paid for the Jersey was donated to an orphanage home in Nigeria"-a Lincoln parent. Recreational: "Although, at times competitive, and aggressive but it was mostly fun, and something I look forward to on our game night"-Lawrence parent. It supported local business-AKA Garrison House Brookline!!! Some of our players suffered injuries because of uneven field surfaces, lack of grassy areas, and poor field conditions.
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    Created by Josh Anyaosah
  • Pass the We the People Amendment and end corporate rule!
    On January 21, 2010, SCOTUS in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission expanded the constitutional doctrine that corporations are persons, widening their constitutional right to buy elections and run our government. Since that ruling, 14 states that previously banned corporate contributions had their laws overturned by the courts. And subsequent rulings, following the precedent of Citizens United, paved the way for the creation of Super PACs and unlimited corporate spending in politics, flooding our elections with dark money. Enough! Our democracy should reflect the will of the people, not greedy corporate entities. We can reverse Citizens United, end “corporate personhood,” and take our democracy back by introducing a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution: the We the People Amendment. “We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.” The majority of Americans, when asked if they believe corporations should have the same rights as people, believe the Constitution should be amended to state that corporations do not have constitutional rights. Add your name to demand that Congress pass the We the People Amendment NOW!
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  • Rep. David Trone says "Who cares about that little cemetery?" We Do and We Vote!
    Why was Congressman Trone so dismissive, insulting and ignorant in his interaction with Dr. Marsha Adebayo at a recent MLK event. She asked to talk to him about the Bethesda Road Moses African Cemetery and efforts to reclaim the land to memorialize the lives of enslaved and post-emancipated African Community. Instead of engaging, he dismissed her with a wave of his hand and a turn of his back saying" who cares about that little cemetery?" I care about that "little Cemetery," and I don't care to have a person with David Trone's historical ignorance and dismissiveness towards African American struggles influencing our community. The people in the "little cemetery were human beings and they deserve respect. Most of those buried in the "little" cemetery were children who were kidnapped, raped, murdered and worked to death in Bethesda, Maryland. Why are we still debating whether Black Lives Matter? We need the community to speak out against Congressman Trone's statement. David Mott - retired union organizer, Poor People's Campaign, Montgomery County Contact: bethesdaafricancemeterycoalition.net
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    Created by Marsha Adebayo
  • Crack down on Boeing and other big aviation corporations!
    What should have been a normal, everyday flight earlier this month was a terrifying experience for passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282. After a piece of fuselage ripped out, the pilot and crew were able to land the plane with no casualties—but the attention on Boeing has illuminated continued concerns about their safety and quality control issues. This is the third major incident from Boeing in the past five years—with the two heartbreaking crashes in 2018 and 2019 that resulted in the death of more than 340 people. Its former CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, was fired and accused of creating a culture that put profits ahead of safety. In fact, Muilenburg infamously said to members of Congress, “We don't 'sell' safety; that's not our business model.” And while Boeing fired Muilenburg (who walked away with $80 million in stock and assets), the Alaskan Airlines incident makes it clear that the culture of profit over safety at Boeing persists. It is clear that Boeing has not made the necessary internal changes to ensure the utmost standards of safety and quality needed to protect the public. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration are both investigating this most recent incident—but they need to do more. Add your name to demand that the FAA and NTSB fulfill their responsibility to the American people and use their power to ensure Boeing and other aviation corporations follow essential regulations—and hold them accountable if they fail to do so. PHOTO: National Transportation Safety Board/Associated Press
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  • Pass the Books Save Lives Act to Stop Censorship in Schools and Libraries!
    According to PEN America, there were 3,362 book bans during the 2022-2023 school year, compromising access to more than 1,550 individual titles. Before 2023 even ended, the American Library Association reported 700 book bans in public libraries attempting to restrict more than 1,900 titles. Many of these book bans targeted marginalized authors and topics, including books on race and racism and LGBTQIA+ topics. And now, in just the first month of 2024, a school district in Florida—where over 40% of school book bans took place last year—has already removed a terrifying 2,000 titles from their shelves for review, including the dictionary. Book bans are not slowing down, and schools, cities, and states are struggling to keep up with the onslaught of reviews, restrictions, and bans. Tired of being reactive to each and every book ban, Representative Ayanna Pressley has introduced the Books Save Lives Act. The legislation would require trained librarians in schools, require public and school liberties to maintain a diverse collection, classify discriminatory book bans as violation of federal civil rights laws, and establish tracking and reporting on book bans on marginalized communities through the Government Accountability Office. Together, we have built the momentum to fight back against book bans. Now we have to show up strong and united to demand federal legislation to protect and defend our freedom to learn and read.
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  • Emergency: 600,000+ Californians Losing UC Health Coverage
    Help us Now! Over 600,000 Californians will lose access to UC Health Systems, including cancer patients, children and countless others in critical need due to a contract dispute between Anthem aka Elevance and UC Health. Human lives are at risk while Anthem refuses to act in good faith and agree to standard levels of care. Please end this dispute NOW before anybody dies.
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  • We need a skate park in southington Connecticut
    I think southington needs a skate park because it will give a place for the youth to go and spend some spare time and get out the house and get into new sports or get better at some skills they already knew and also it will bring some more business opportunities like someone can make a skate shop to support it and also the schools then can make a new club where they go to the skate park or something here are some other reasons a skate park will be a good idea 1-Physical Exercise: Skateboarding provides an active and engaging form of physical exercise, promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping combat issues like childhood obesity. 2-Increased Foot Traffic: A skatepark can attract a diverse crowd, including families and youth, leading to increased foot traffic around the area. This can benefit local businesses by potentially translating into more customers. Increased Property Values: Well-maintained skateparks have been associated with an increase in property values in surrounding areas, benefiting businesses with higher property values. 3-Event Hosting: Businesses can explore hosting events or promotions in collaboration with the skatepark, creating opportunities for increased sales and customer engagement during special occasions or Competitions 4-Positive Community Relations: Supporting a skatepark demonstrates a commitment to community development, enhancing the business's reputation and potentially fostering positive relations with local residents. 5-Social Interaction: Skateparks create a social hub where kids and teens can gather, make friends, and build a sense of community, fostering positive social interactions. Skill Development: Skateboarding encourages skill development, perseverance, and goal-setting as individuals work towards mastering various tricks and techniques.
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  • Stop the corporate greed. Protect players and use real grass, NOT TURF!
    Out of 30 NFL teams, 14 use real grass, 14 use artificial turf, and 2 use a hybrid field of grass and artificial materials. It would only cost the NFL 12 million dollars to replace the current turf fields to grass, compared to the nearly $12 billion dollars in revenue that the NFL made in 2023. And that’s not all: Over the last 8 years alone, the NFL has made over 74 BILLION dollars in revenue. Yet, many NFL team owners (30 out of 32 of whom are billionaires and have a combined net worth of over 260 BILLION DOLLARS) would rather prioritize their corporate profits over their players’ safety. For over a decade, NFL players themselves have been very vocal about how much of a toll turf takes on their bodies, and how they dread games where they know they will be playing on turf. The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), the labor union that represents NFL players, has been advocating for grass fields despite the league’s PR attempts to defend the use of artificial turf. The NFL has a history of putting corporate profits above players: • In the 2000s, Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered a link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) , a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head causing concussions. But instead of thinking of ways they could protect their players, the NFL went after Omalu and other scientists studying CTE. After nearly a decade of denial and suppressing scientific evidence, the NFL finally admitted the truth: There is a link between football and CTE. • Back in 2021, after shamefully using “race-norming” which prevented hundreds of Black football players with dementia from qualifying for awards in a $1 billion settlement of concussion clamps, the NFL agreed to end this practice. • The NFL has continued to come under fire for their lack of guaranteed contracts for players. The sham contracts offered by the NFL give so many outs for the corporation that players rarely see the full payouts from their deals. Meanwhile, every other major league in professional sports has guaranteed contracts. This is greed and exploitative, plain and simple, and it's costing players. And these are just a few examples. The NFL must do better and put player safety above corporate profits NOW. Add your name to the petition.
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