Petition Tag - colorado

1. Colorado Support Paris Accord

The entire world supports the Paris Climate Accord except for:

Nicaragua (because the Agreement was not aggressive enough)
United States of America

Hawaii has signed into law that commits it to the Paris Climate Accord, Colorado should follow suit.

2. Get a Wheelchair-Accessible Van for CU Boulder

CU NightRide is a service that allows students at the University of Colorado to get free rides to, from, and around campus after sundown. It is vital for student safety, but unfortunately, it is not currently possible to use in conjunction with a wheelchair. The office of Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance is requesting a wheelchair-accessible van to be used for NightRide and extracurricular activities. One reason this van would be so important is that the Buff Buses are not always operating according to ADA code. As students, we see this van as a necessity for all our classmates to have safe transportation at night.

3. Colorado 'needs' rent control

This is a people's petition. We are not able to spend time making fancy graphs with numbers to show how we are struggling with rent increases. We are however working to keep feeding our families and remaining afloat. Wages are not increasing at the same rate as cost of living and that is why we want to share our current living conditions, which cannot be undermined.
From talking to one another, we have now been able to coincide that landlords are doing rent increases every 3-6 months. Some of these increases range from $25-100. A one bedroom cannot be found for less that $1000. Landlords are having no mercy and how can they if tenants can't fall back on any sort of rent increase written regulation.
Owning a home is far from being attainable when you are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make rent each month. Not knowing if your rent will be increased in the next few months only puts families on edge knowing they might not be able to afford it. Colorado, please hear your residents and regulate rent. We are drowning.

4. Taco Star for Fort Collins, CO

College students love Mexican food; People that party love Mexican food; Fort Collins is a College Town; College kids like to party.

Nothing is better than a burrito at 2 am in the morning. Taco Star is open 24/7.

That will get tons of business in this college town.

5. Keep Colorado's Community Associations Viable

A provision of the Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (C.R.S. 38-33.3-116) allows for certain community associations to operate under limited provisions of this law if they were created with a $400 or $300 cap on the annual common assessments paid by property owners (depending on when they were formed). HOWEVER, the law treats these communities inequitably as years go by.

Communities formed after mid-1998 with an initial $400 cap on annual assessments are allowed to increase their caps by a cost-of-living-allowance (COLA) each year and still be managed under the limited set of CCIOA provisions.

CCIOA has no such COLA provision for communities formed between mid-1992 and mid-1998 with an initial $300 cap. If property owners vote to increase assessments to match inflation, their associations would be subject to all the provisions of CCIOA, many of which could be costly or burdensome to implement.

Community associations that are now more than 20 years old are facing divisive and expensive decisions about raising annual assessments due to a flaw in CCIOA's Section 116.


BTS are going to have a tour in the US and they've chosen 4 lovations; NYC, CHICAGO, DALLAS and LA. However, there are a lot of kpop and BTS fans in Colorado and we would like our own TRB concert.

Also, other fans from our surrounding states would appreciate it if they had a closer choice considering Colorado is in the middle so it's easier for those fans who are also in the central states.

Please help CO armys get the chance to see their favorite idols.

7. Don't Legalize Assisted Suicide in Colorado

A Colorado lawmaker is proposing a bill to legalize assisted suicide in our state. Sadly, this practice targets the terminally ill, the disabled, and elderly with death as opposed to medical care.

Colorado should not turn doctors into killers!


When other nations have legalized assisted suicide, that has quickly turned into euthanasia. This is already happening in the Netherlands and Belgium where the mentally ill are being euthanized and even children.

In Oregon, depressed people have died by assisted suicide, and patients, who were denied medical treatment, were steered to assisted suicide by the state health plan. Oregon resident Jeanette Hall, who was terminally ill and wanted assisted suicide, is alive today because her doctor convinced her to try medical treatment.

We must stand up for life in Colorado and true dignity for the elderly, ill and disabled means rejecting assisted suicide!

After you have signed, PLEASE share on Facebook and tweet on Twitter!

8. A New reason for a Mission to Mars

Putting a man on Mars has been a lofty goal that we have put on the back shelf of some dusty closet. We need to pull it back out and take steps forward to accomplishing this mission.

Dr. Robert Zubrin wrote a book called "A Case for Mars", in his book he lays out a plausible plan at a reasonable cost to execute a mission to Mars. A plan that is still valid today and even more so since our technology is better and our science has improved on space exploration.

As Dr. Robert Zubrin states we need to "Give NASA a job that is worthy of a $16 billion/year space agency. Assign it the task of sending humans to Mars within a decade."-

This petition is to incite action on this specific task and motivate our Government, big and small businesses, and every other American to get behind a mission to Mars to put an American on the surface.

9. San Isabel Customers Support OPT OUT OPTION from Smart Meter Radiation

Experts are saying smart meters are unsafe, harmful to the environment, and often inaccurate. They can interfere with personal privacy and security.

Recent landmark developments: in Jan., 2012, public health authorities and a national physicians’ association decry the radiation from wireless smart meters:

The Santa Cruz Public Health Dept. issued a report, “Health Risks Associated With SmartMeters” that expressed strong concerns about the risk to public health, with scientific justifications

A large national physicians association, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, issued a position statement opposing the installation of smart meters based on forced, chronic exposure to wireless RF radiation as a known, preventable environmental hazard and risk to public health that should be prevented.

Concerning radiofrequency radiation exposures:

WHO determines RF radiation a significant cancer risk - placed in same category as a potential carcinogen along with leaded gasoline, DDT, exhaust, chlordane, and chloroform.

Landmark smart meter opt-out legal case won in Maine.

For more information on Smart Meters watch this YouTube video called "The Dark Side of Smart Meters".

10. Mandatory 25 to Life For Sex Offenders of "At Risk" Youth

This petition was created to ensure the predator who assaulted our son will face fair justice. For those of you who don't know our family, my son is nine years old and Autistic. Recently we learned that he was a victim of sexual abuse. Not just once.....or twice..... but over a span of much too long by a person in a position of trust. A family friend who was able to easily intimidate and coerce him because of his disability.

Below is statistical information on how much MORE prevalent sexual assault is in those who have DD's. This particular man has abused several children, and my son would've most likely stayed silent if not for the victim who followed him. Because she had no disability, she immediately reported this man, paving the way for Zechariah's disclosure. We are forever grateful for this young girl's bravery and the support of her parents in getting this man locked up. He is currently awaiting trial, and anything LESS than 25 to life is nothing short of unacceptable. Please help us to protect our children through pro-active means! Let legislature know we will not sit by and let these crimes go under-punished.

Studies indicate that people with developmental disabilities are four to ten times more likely to have acts of violence committed against them.[1] Dick Sobsey, Associate Director of the JP Das Developmental Disabilities Centre and Director of the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, found that 80% out of 162 people with developmental and substantial disabilities who had been sexually assaulted had been sexually assaulted more than once.[3] According to research people with disabilities are at a greater risk for victimization of sexual assault or sexual abuse because of lack of understanding.[4]

Sobsey estimates that between 15,000 and 19,000 individuals with developmental disabilities experience rape each year. There are several reasons why developmentally disabled individuals are especially prone to sexual abuse, the most significant of which is the ingrained reliance on the caregiver authority figure. Emotional and social insecurities, lack of knowledge and training in sex education, and powerless position in society have been noted as further causes of frequent exploitation.[3] About 20% of females and 10% of males are sexually abused in the US every year. The percentage is even higher among people with disabilities. According to research, more than 90% of people with developmental disabilities will experience some form of sexual abuse at some time in their lives. 49% will experience 10 or more abusive incidents.[5]

Other studies suggest 68% of girls with developmental disabilities and 30% of boys with developmental disabilities will be sexually abused before their eighteenth birthday. According to research 15,000 to 19,000 people with developmental disabilities are raped each year in the United States.

11. Support Medical Marijuana within Alamosa County

We are requesting the Alamosa Board of Commissioners to add an amendment to the Alamosa County Ordinance No. 16 Regarding Medical Marijuana within Alamosa County.

Allow Industrial zoned areas to have included as one of its principal uses growing facilities for marijuana. Industrial areas are great places for manufacturing which basically is what a growing area is. The grow facilities have to be monitored by the State of Colorado with incredible security measures put in place.

The benefit for Alamosa County is the economic impact that would take place. Not only would the County benefit from the tax base it would collect, but employment opportunities would also be available.
Last but not least it has been documented over and over the health benefits of Marijuana, that in itself should be the biggest positive thing about changing the amendment to allow grows to take place.

One of the things we hear as negative is that we don’t want our kids getting access to it. Again, the amendment would allow grow facilities to be in industrial areas.

This is not open to public at all it is secure with badged personnel and security cameras. The laws are very very strict with these facilities so our children in the community would not have access or increase exposure to this product.

12. Stop the Congolese Conflict

The conflict in the Congo has raged for close to 2 decades, resulting in the bloodiest war since World War 2.

House Resolution 131 would change everything, sending a US Special Envoy and other resources to the Congo to help those who are continuing to be affected by the destructive civil war.

13. Bring Film Production to Colorado

It is my contention that the current tax rate for movie production in Colorado is too high and the incentives are too few.

Film production in Colorado has all but come to a hault and this is a detriment to the cultural community in Colorado.

14. Make the Colorado National Monument the nation's 60th National Park!

Grand Valley Region Citizens for a National Park is seeking support to re-designate the Colorado National Monument as the nation’s 60th National Park.

We believe it is the single most important thing the Grand Valley region can do to:

1. Permanently recognize this geological wonder with its unique in the world hanging canyons, petrified sand dunes, Native American structures dating to 10-thousand B.C., petro-glyphs, picto graphs, rare dinosaur fossils and footprints, thousand year old Pinyon trees and Juniper woodlands.

2. Complete the community goal of national park status first led by John Otto in 1907.

3. Immediately boost the community's profile nationally and internationally, and as a consequence also boost international tourism, and construction and enhance community profile and value. Park status would immediately place the Grand Valley on Rand McNally Maps and all publications/events involving national parks.

4. Attract high level new businesses,employees, university students and diversify the economy.

5. So protect this unique national resource it would forever take an act of Congress to change its status or borders.

Thousands of foreign and domestic tourists currently bypass Colorado National Monument because they perceive monuments as statues. CNM lacks national park status so is not part of tours which include only "national parks".

The Grand Valley continues to suffer from yet another major economic bust. Unemployment is nearly one percent above the national and state average, Grand Junction and Mesa County sales tax revenues remain down, home foreclosures are the second highest of Colorado’s 12 largest metro areas and one in ten rental units stand empty.

Elevating the Colorado National Monument to a national Park like Rocky Mountain National Park and Mesa Verde National Park is the only current proposal which offers a multitude of sustained regional economic benefits and guarantees our community's quality of life for generations to come for little to no cost to local citizens and businesses who would reap the rewards.

John Otto circulated the original petition for a National Park in 1907. Though a Congressional slowdown threatened the entire proces, Otto’s leadership, combined with unflagging community support won monument status via President Taft. Otto continued to work for national park status the remainder of his life.

Now it’s up to us. Today's Grand Valley area residents and leaders can finish what our community (led by John Otto) and the U.S. Congress of 1907 started by telling U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner voters want them to introduce legislation to make the Colorado National Monument our nation's 60th National Park.

15. Colorado Shooting Justice/ Challenge to Presidential Candidates

Our hearts have gone out to those affected in the wake of the recent tragedy in Colorado. We may know who committed the crime, but no reason will ever be justifiable. Time will pass, but the stolen lives of the victims can play a role in the future.

As is common with such horrific rampages, we cannot help but ponder what –if any- preventive actions could have been taken. The debate here is lively, with many believing this instance, and others like it, lack a pattern and thus cannot be prevented. The events may be random and relatively few in proportion to the safety we usually encounter in our daily lives, but these mass shootings are not a mere generational event, an unheard-of travesty. Fort Hood, Virginia Tech, and now Colorado are all examples of mass shootings that have occurred since the turn of the 21st century, and various others exist beside them, unfortunately.

As it stands currently, no limit exists on the amount of guns or ammunition available to our citizens. Does this mean we must accept the threat of individuals taking innocent lives whenever they should choose to? Every life is precious and should be protected as such.

Allowing weapons to repeatedly fall into the hands of dangerous individuals is certainly not something that should be tolerated. Our country would be wise to re-evaluate how citizens attain firearms, considering that it could save countless lives.

Gun control has provoked abundant controversy in the political realm. Many Americans feel defensive about altering gun control policies in fear that their second amendment right will be somehow inhibited. The second amendment gives each citizen of the USA the fundamental right to bear arms and this petition does not believe it should be tampered with. This petition proposes new procedures that will coincide with our constitution’s beliefs. Nevertheless, all Americans also share the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and a ruthless gunmen should not infringe on these in any way.

Anyone who possesses or has experience with firearms is aware of their power and the responsibility of their usage. A breathalyzer can keep an inebriated driver off the road and save a life. Maybe it has saved yours or someone you love. You never know. The same principle applies to wielding a weapon. Precautionary measures can stop unnecessary disasters, and the same relates to guns.

The heartbreaking injustice that occurred in Colorado cannot be undone, but it can rest as the foundation for safety in our further generations. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both given their condolences, but not addressed future measures to be undertaken. This brings me to my proposition: I challenge 2012 Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to discuss and introduce ideas on new policies in their campaigns that will provide greater security in firearm/ammunition distribution.

Any candidate can offer condolences; only an innovative leader can respond in a concerned and timely manner to satisfy his commitment to our country. It is simple to ask only one of the men to do so, but this incident is something each should address in the hopes of leading our nation.

16. Recall Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and Governor John Hickenlooper

I ask you to do your research, and see that the Mayor of Denver Michael Hancock and the Governor John Hickenlooper is trying to silence our amendment rights.

They needs to be recalled and thrown out of office. The OCCUPY DENVER movement is all I need to say.


My baby sister was recently SUSPENDED from Lamar Middle School Lamar School District RE2, for wearing a "I <3 BOOBIES" bracelet, supporting breast cancer awareness among the younger crowd. She was sent home crying because they would not allow her to wear it.

Awareness means a lot to her and my entire family, if it wasn't for my mother being aware and getting checked last minute, her breast cancer would have been over looked and taken her life. She survived it, and we support the awareness in any which way possible.

Please help me petition to stop the banning of these awareness bracelets across the U.S. its unneeded censorship!!!


The Family Dollar retail chain, with annual revenues in excess of seven billion dollars, has announced it will open one of its "big box" stores in the small town of Ridgway, CO.
Ridgway supports locally owned and operated businesses, and the citizens promote smart, sustainable development which primarily benefits the local economy rather than an elite few in a large national corporation.

The Family Dollar corporation will most likely take business away from smaller local businesses, put some of them out of business, and ultimately destroy more jobs locally than it creates.

Ridgway has been able to preserve its unique and distinctive "Old West" small town character up until now and wants to keep it that way.

Despite the fact that the citizens have staged numerous protest rallies, and more than 700 people have signed a petition asking Family Dollar NOT to open a store in their town, the corporation has ignored the town's pleas. 

Legally, Ridgway cannot prevent Family Dollar from moving in or deny them a building permit, which they have now obtained, and the citizens' sincere and open appeal to the corporation - letting it know it is not welcome in their town - has gone unheeded.

19. Bikes Belong in the West TSA

The draft Boulder City Open Space & Mountain Parks West Trail Study Area Plan (OSMP West TSA Plan) proposes continuing a decades old bike ban. Despite two long years of intense effort by BMA, even our modest requests for limited access have been rejected. None of the existing 78 miles of trails are to be opened to bikes and none of the approximately 17 miles of new trails will be either.

OSMP staff offers instead two presently unobtainable "future" opportunities: an access via the Eldorado State Park that, after 10 years of effort, is still opposed by the Park and possible use of the Chapman Drive dirt road, to which OSMP does not have legal access.

In addition, the staff has presented the traditional package of demonstratively contrived "environmental" and "user conflict" issues as justification for continuing the mountain bike prohibition.

Mountain bikers (and BMA) are the most engaged and service oriented user group in Boulder County. BMA has 20 years of volunteer service, trail construction, maintenance, patrolling, and visitor education. The staff's rejection of our modest requests and their lack of any realistic justification for the rejection leaves us no choice. We must speak out in opposition to the staff's unjustified opinions and to their misrepresentations of mountain bike issues.

Please do your part, sign this petition, and visit the BMA website ( to see what else you can do in the next month to defend Boulder mountain biking.

20. Aurora Reservoir: A Night of Fishing

Aurora Reservoir Management.

We would like to request one night of fishing Aurora Reservoir, this summer.

21. Bicycling is Good for Denver

Bicycling is a way of life in Denver. Under the Hickenlooper administration our City saw many improvements to the bicycling infrastructure and subsequently an increase in ridership.

In order to elevate Denver to become the bicycle friendly community it deserves to be, bicyclists need to speak up and encourage our next Mayor to make bicycling a priority. Specifically, the new administration should adopt Mayor Hickenlooper's goal of having 10% of the trips made in Denver made by Bicycle by 2018.

When our next Mayor is elected, BikeDenver will bring this petition to our first meeting with the new administration. We hope you will join us and make our message even louder. Thank you for joining us in our commitment to making Denver a world-class bicycling city.

22. Rename Kit Carson Mountain in Colorado to Mount Crestone

For over 100 years in Crestone, Colorado, there has been confusion over what the real name of the main mountain above town is called. Locals, since as early as 1882, always called the mountain “Crestone Peak”, and the town was named after the mountain.

Officially since 1970, this 14,165’ mountain has been named “Kit Carson Mountain” (it was officially named “Kit Carson Peak” from 1906 thru 1969), even if most residents don’t care for that name, nor call it that. Two of its three highest peaks are officially named “Challenger Point” and “Columbia Point”. Its highest peak has no official name at all.

When the mountain was re-named in 1906, nobody in Crestone was told about this and the town didn’t even know of the name change until the 1940s. You can read more on this at this web page:

The time has come to correct this 104 year old problem. The people of the Town of Crestone are officially co-proponents of two proposals before the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN). For the first proposal, since the name “Crestone Peak” has been officially given to another mountain south of Crestone, this proposal calls on the BGN to rename Kit Carson Mountain, “Mount Crestone”. The second proposal calls on the BGN to name Kit Carson Mountain’s unnamed highest peak “Tranquility Point”.

23. Pass Colorado Chiropractic Acupuncturists Equal Rights Bill

In July 1999, the Director of Registrations for the Acupuncture Licensure determined injection therapy to be within the scope of acupuncture practice. Injection therapy is the injection of sterile herbs, vitamins, minerals, homeopathics, or other similar-type substances into acupuncture points by means of hypodermic needles.

Doctors of Chiropractic with acupuncture certification receive an average of 4800 hours of postgraduate education including pharmacology/toxicology, venipuncture, botanical and nutritional medications, laboratory and physical diagnosis of all body systems, clean needle technique and emergency medical procedures. By contrast, acupuncturists receive approximately 2500 hours of training (varies by school) and, by Colorado statute, are not considered physicians and not allowed to diagnose using Western diagnostic techniques.

HB10-1416 is a bill that would allow Chiropractors with Acupuncture Certification the rights of injection therapy as been granted to Acupuncturists since 1999.

24. Citizens Of Colorado Petition Against Federal Intrusion

Public Officials must take and Oath of Office in support of the U.S. Constitution and Colorado State Constitution an guarantee a Republican form of government.

Article X of the U. S. Constitution states "the power not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People."

25. Heart of Denver Dogs - Off Leash HOURS in Denver Parks

Heart of Denver Dogs is a community group for dog owners who believe in the health, welfare, and socialization of our pets. Due to geographic limitation such as condo living and zero yards, pet owners need to get the City of Denver and our representatives on board to allow us the freedom to exercise, solcialize, and play freely but responsibly in our local parks.


We are asking for off leash hours in all Metro Parks in a safe and community oriented way.

26. Review Chlorine use in Parker, CO, Pools


In response to the following question,
What precautions should parents take for children who swim a lot, particularly those on swim teams? Is there a higher incidence of chlorine-related health problems among swimmers?

Dr. Andrew Weil, well known health advocate, noted in an article in October, 20009:

“Chlorine used to disinfect swimming pools is widely recognized as a health hazard. New research suggests that children who swim frequently in chlorinated pools may have increased risks of developing allergies or asthma. Among adults exposure to chlorine in swimming pools has been linked with other health problems including bladder and rectal cancer and, possibly, an increased risk for coronary heart disease.”

The article quotes statistics indicating that children who spend a lot of time in pools are at a risk up to 8 times higher for allergies.

Please read the rest of the article here:

Chlorine is a strong oxidizing agent and irritant, harmful to skin and eyes.

Yet, there are alternatives. Some pools use a “sea salt” based process, which folks find much less irritating.

Many individuals in Parker do not use the Recreation Center pool because of the chlorine irritation, or use it reluctantly, suffering the irritation for the other benefits of swimming.

However, in emails with Recreation Department personnel, it is clear that they consider the chlorine methodology to be the best for the purposes of the Parker pool.

Therefore, this petition is a request for the Parker Town Council to direct the Recreation Department to form a citizen’s committee to investigate all methods of disinfecting the Parker pools, to possibly select another method, and for the Town Council to then fund the recommended new process, if any.

Your email address will serve as a way of keeping folks informed and of getting folks together for an appearance before the Town Council, if required and desired.

Please indicate your interest in being a participant in the study committee. This would involve email participation and researching the various alternatives, what other departments and private pools are using, etc.


Please contact for more information or questions.

Web Site:

27. Petition to provide DSL service to the residents of South Elk Creek Road, Pine, Colorado, 80470 currently not serviced

Currently Qwest provides high speed internet to the residents of South Elk Creek Rd. between US Hwy 285 at Shaffers Crossing and the address of 14492 S. Elk Creek Rd., which is between Grey Eagle Ranch Rd. and S. Elk Creek Acres Rd. From that point on, there is no service until the area known as Sphinx Park.

28. Operation Link Up - Fiber Optic Line To Silverton, Colorado

The State of Colorado paid Qwest Communications, Inc. 37 million dollars to build a state-wide fiber optic network in 2000 as part of the MNT Project. After nine years of delays and questionable excuses, Qwest has not completed the last 16 miles of fiber optic line that was clearly specified, paid for and allocated to San Juan County and Silverton, the county seat.

It's unacceptable that Qwest has unfairly profited by NOT completing this important fiber optic line to Silverton, one of Colorado's most isolated areas. Today, San Juan is the only county in Colorado not to have the fiber optic link promised and paid for by the taxpayers of Colorado in 2000.

29. Get The Jonas Brothers to come to CO-World Tour

All of us Jonas Brothers Colorado fans REALLY want JB to come here on their World Tour! I want The Jonas Brothers to see this!

30. Decatur Light Rail Station Location Petition

Target: Those with the decision making power and access to funds that could raise the additional $3 million needed to relocate Decatur Light Rail Station from RTD’s Proposed location (the below grade area behind Rude Recreation Center and near Federal bridge) to the City and Resident Preferred location identified in Decatur Station Area Planning Public Workshop #3 (on flatter ground closer to the Broncos stadium) including: City Council, City Planning Department, Public Works, RTD Board and Staff, Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Mayor Hickenlooper, the Stadium District, the Denver Broncos, and the local media.

Feasibility: Approximately $6.07 million has been allocated to address the safety concerns following including:

1) $2.07 million dollars from The Better Denver Bond Program, approved by the voters in 2007, which included $2.07 million for “Public Infrastructure for Transit-Oriented Development at Decatur Station”.

2) Approximately $4 million split between the City and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District for the portion of Lakewood Gulch from 300 feet West of Decatur St. to the S. Platte River.

Petition is also available in Spanish here: Online petition - Petición de Localización para la Estación de Tranvía Decatur