• Special Legislative Session for the Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) program.
    Dear Petitioners, I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits! I am writing to share an exciting initiative that holds immense potential for our community. It is my pleasure to introduce the Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) and request your support in codifying it into statute. CAURD represents a progressive step forward in ensuring responsible and controlled access to adult-use recreational cannabis. This initiative brings numerous benefits to our community, touching upon various aspects that contribute to our collective well-being. Allow me to outline a few key reasons why codifying CAURD into statute is essential: 1. Economic Growth: 2. Public Health and Safety: 3. Social Equity: 4. Tax Revenue for Community Programs: 5. Regulation and Control: Without codifying CAURD into statute, the regulations governing adult-use recreational dispensaries could be subject to frequent changes or even reversal. By establishing it as a statutory law, we guarantee stability, consistency, and effective governance, ensuring that the industry operates within a well-defined framework. There are hundreds of families facing real financial loss or worse; the prospect of bankruptcy due to their reliance on this deeply troubled business initiative. This program was designed with the intention of correcting some of the harm inflicted on the applicants through the prohibition of cannabis but we now find ourselves in a position where we are being harmed anew. While the conditional cultivators and processors were modified into the MRTA we, the justice-involved, have been neglected and left exposed to great harm. In conclusion, I kindly request your support in codifying CAURD into statute for the betterment of our community. This initiative not only presents a tremendous opportunity for economic growth but also prioritizes public health, social equity, and community development. Together, we can build a brighter future that embraces responsible cannabis use and reaps the manifold benefits that CAURD offers. Please extend your support by signing this petition and then share it with your local Senator & Assembly Leader. Here is a list of emails provided below: Democratic Senators Below Joseph P. Addabbo Jr [email protected] Jamaal Bailey [email protected] Neil D Breslin [email protected] Jabari Brisport [email protected] Brouk, Samra G [email protected] Canzoneri-Fitzpatrick, Patricia M [email protected] Chu, Iwen [email protected] Cleare, Cordell [email protected] Comrie, Leroy G., Jr [email protected] Cooney, Jeremy A [email protected] Felder, Simcha [email protected] Fernandez, Nathalia [email protected] Gianaris, Michael N. [email protected] Gonzalez, Kristen S. [email protected] Gounardes, Andrew S. [email protected] Harckham, Peter B. [email protected] Hinchey, Michelle hinche[email protected] Hoylman-Sigal, Brad [email protected] Jackson, Robert [email protected] Kavanagh, Brian [email protected] Krueger, Liz [email protected] Liu, John C. [email protected] Mannion, John W. [email protected] Martinez, Monica R. [email protected] May, Rachel [email protected] Mayer, Shelley B. [email protected] Myrie, Zellnor Y. [email protected] Parker, Kevin S. [email protected] Persaud, Roxanne J. [email protected] Ramos, Jessica [email protected] Rivera, Gustavo [email protected] Ryan, Sean M. [email protected] Salazar, Julia [email protected] Sanders, James, Jr. [email protected] Scarcella-Spanton, Jessica [email protected] Sepulveda, Luis R [email protected] Serrano, Jose M. [email protected] Skoufis, James [email protected] Stavisky, Toby Ann [email protected] Stewart-Cousins, Andrea [email protected] Thomas, Kevin M. [email protected] Webb, Lea E [email protected] Assembly Leaders Below: Carl E. Heastie [email protected] Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes [email protected] Helene E. Weinstein [email protected] Phil Ramos [email protected] Vivian E. Cook [email protected] Jeffrion L. Aubry [email protected] Alicia Hyndman [email protected] Al Taylor [email protected] Michaelle C. Solages [email protected] Charles D. Fall [email protected] Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn [email protected] Inez E. Dickens [email protected] Simcha Eichenstein [email protected] Jonathan G. Jacobson [email protected] Kenny Burgos [email protected] Chris Burdick [email protected] William Colton [email protected] Monica P. Wallace [email protected] Nader J. Sayegh [email protected] Sarah Clark [email protected] Karines Reyes [email protected] William A. Barclay [email protected] Andy Goodell [email protected] Mary Beth Walsh [email protected] Joseph M. Giglio [email protected] Stephen Hawley [email protected] Philip A. Palmesano [email protected] Ken Blankenbush [email protected] Karl Brabenec [email protected] David DiPietro [email protected] Robert Smullen [email protected] Michael J. Norris [email protected] Michael Reilly [email protected] Brian Manktelow [email protected] David G. McDonough [email protected] Chris Tague [email protected] Angelo J. Morinello [email protected] Brian D. Miller [email protected] Michael J. Fitzpatrick [email protected] Doug Smith [email protected] Edward P. Ra [email protected] Thank you for your time and consideration. Warm regards, New York CAURD Coalition
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    La communauté LGBTQ+🏳️‍🌈 des différents pays d’Afrique subsaharienne vit depuis le 21 février 2023 une vague d’agressions homophobes et racistes par les autorités policières, et la population tunisienne; suite au discours raciste xénophobe et sans gêne du président de république KAÏS SAÏED qui a pointé du doigt l’existence d’un plan criminel préparé depuis le début de ce siècle, pour métamorphoser la composition démographique de la Tunisie en parlant des subsahariens. Il a par ailleurs annoncé des mesures urgentes qui devraient être prises pour traiter le phénomène de l’afflux d’un grand nombre de migrants irréguliers subsahariens en Tunisie. Étant donné que la Tunisie par l’article 230 du code pénal tunisien, punis « jusqu’à trois ans de prison pour un rapport sexuel entre adultes consentants de même sexe et l’impossibilité de changement de statut civil pour les personnes transgenres ». Nous sommes délaissés et négligés par toute l’instance du UNHCR. La lenteur au niveau de procédure, bons nombres de complications pour bénéficier des différentes assistances dû à de longues procédures administratives. l’indifférence des agents du UNHCR face aux problèmes que nous les soumettons, l’intimidation et menaces de certains agents du UNHCR auprès des demandeurs d’asiles et réfugiés LGBTQ+ 🏳️‍🌈 des différents pays d’Afrique subsaharienne, des Harcèlements sexuels des agents du UNHCR recensées par les demandeurs d’asiles et réfugiés. Nous appelons la communauté internationale et toutes les institutions de défenses des minorités à se pencher sur le problème majeur auquel nous faisons face. Depuis ce derniers discours raciste, la psychose c’es installée chez les subsahariens elles est encore plus forte chez nous les LGBTQ+ Nous espérons par cette motion pouvoir faire valoir nos droits entant que personnes LGBTQ+🏳️‍🌈 et subsaharienne
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  • Removal of Warden David Cole, GEO Lawton Correctional Facility, Oklahoma
    Those who are incarcerated do not deserve the inhumane treatment they recieve on a daily basis. They still are a human being and have rights. Their 8th amendment rights are being violated due to Warden Cole not properly running this facility
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  • Ohio: Vote for National Arab American Heritage Month
    6% of Ohio population identify themselves as "Arab Americans". During the month of April, the Arab America Foundation formally recognizes the achievements of Arab Americans through the celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month. Across the country, cultural institutions, school districts, municipalities, state legislatures, public servants, and non-profit organizations issue proclamations and engage in special events that celebrate our community’s rich heritage and numerous contributions to society. It's time to make it PERMANENT.
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  • Ulster Co. (NY) Requires an FBI Agent Be Immediately Assigned to a Satellite Office Here
    Ulster County is the second fastest growing county in New York State. Local law enforcement, burdened as it is by unprecedented organic growth in the local population, needs Federal support. Gov. Hochul's Task Force mandate speaks directly to that dire need. In our hearts, we want to believe the unthinkable can never happen here in progressive Ulster. In our heads, we all know it can. The FBI must name a point person in Ulster Co. who is visibly and operationally responsible for working with local law enforcement to ensure the safety and security of its 182,000+ residents.
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  • ICCSC 2022 Shura Elections in December 2022
    The current Shura which was elected 2nd time in 2019 and before in 2016 has miserably failed to deliver on many grounds and the HEAD IMAM is causing a HUGE DIVIDE among the community . The current Shura failed in many grounds more prominently including 1. Maintainance of the existing facility, 2. Select a youth Director for our adult kids, 3. Community events to bring the community closer, 4. Rights of women to participate in Shura elections, 5. Immediate dismissal of HEAD IMAM 6. Removal of Vice President ICCSC 7. Removal of Secretary -ICCSC Ensuring those people who have been part of the Shura for ICCSC for many years are removed and not allowed again after serving 2 consecutive terms in the Shura
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  • Region of Peel Citizen Appointment
    Black communities deserve a voice on issues that impact our families. The best way to ensure that our concerns are addressed is to mobilize and build collective power. Democracy is ongoing and accountability requires all of us to stay engaged. As we grapple with troubling over representation of Black people in violent interactions with Peel Regional Police, enacting the historic agreement between PRP, the Board and the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the aftermath of carding, the permanent end of the School Resource Officer program, the tragic loss of life and the intersections of mental health crisis and Blackness we are counting on our elected and appointed officials to work with Black communities and Black leaders to get this appointment right
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  • Justice for Antoine
    Antoine Johnson deserves Justice. Courtney Curry, needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Letting him off easy would cause greater pain to Antoine’s friends and family who are still suffering from his loss. Kim Gardner, please, stand up for Antoine, his friends and family who miss him every single day. Do your part and ensure Justice for Antoine is delivered!
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  • Save Bob Marley's Beach
    Our beloved Bob Marley beach and its local rastafari community are in danger. If the plans to build a new hotel on the beach go through, fisherfolk and prominent Rastafari family members who have lived in the community for more than 50 years will be displaced! Formerly known as Thomas Beach, it was the place where Bob, Peter and Bunny communed with a longstanding Rastafarian community and has been a refuge of the poor, soon to be locked away by private interests who may have flaunted the law and processes in pursuit of their profit. It is unfortunate and cruel if this were to be allowed to happen in secret and with apparent government complicity. Other islands, like Barbados, have passed laws that guarantee open access to all of their beaches for their citizens rich or poor. This is certainly an insult to the spirit and character of Bob Marley for whom the beach was named on his passing, and would see his Rastafarian family thrown into the street. Let’s come together from across Jamaica and the world, to demand that the Bob Marley beach stays public, and all beaches in the country are guaranteed free public access for all Jamaican people and friends. Sign and share the petition with everyone you know!
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  • Save the Ark Aid Street Mission & First Baptist Church
    All of this because of one anonymous complaint. For those who may not belong to a faith community but are concerned about what they see on our streets, on Richmond Row, in our downtown core right now, we implore you to show your support. We will have a catastrophe this winter if churches are not allowed to partner with the Ark or other service providers to welcome people in out of the cold, to assemble, to be fed, to use a washroom, to get showered. We will fight this. We are calling on people of London; people of faith, people of good will, people of no faith, people who care about the plight of the unhoused across the city to join us in this fight. We cannot address the serious crises we are in in the city with homelessness if we do not work together.
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  • The community members in our society demands action immediately
    It is unacceptable for anyone in our society to have their due process stolen from them. How can any imagine sitting in prison for a crime they did not commit. Time to take action join this great cause by signing this petition today.
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  • Help stop Rosamond high school dress code
    A dress code problem is very important because this is a small town and community and everyone should feel safe here safe to wear what they want without fear of repercussions
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