Petition Tag - ma

1. Erect a Memorial Monument for Victims of Branch Street Fire

Seven people lost their lives, five of which were in the same family in the apartment building fire located at 77-85 Branch Street, Lowell, Massachusetts on July 10, 2014. The building was demolished on July 28, 2014.

On behalf of the fire victim families, we, the community wants to erect a monument on the site to memorialize those who lost their lives and those who survive the inferno.

2. Appropriate Classification Movies for Babes In Arms Screenings

During the past 50 years, thousands of research studies have revealed that the media can be a powerful teacher of children and have a profound impact on their health.

To date, too little has been done by parents, health care practitioners, schools, the government and the entertainment industry to protect children from harmful media effects. By selecting M and MA movies for Babes In Arms sessions, cinemas are not helping.

Babes in Arms sessions are a great idea for parents and guardians to be able to enjoy movies while taking care of children, but movies need to be appropriate. Little eyes and ears absorb more than we realise.

In Australia, we have film classifications for a reason. There are good reasons why movies are classed as being suitable for only Mature audiences and adults only. Therefore, we should not have to choose between missing out on having some "time out" while watching a movie, or subjecting out children to a movie that has drug and alcohol abuse, strong language, sexuality/nudity, and an intense action sequences etc.

Keep Babes In Arms Movies to G and PG movies only!

3. Support a Local Historic District for Newburyport

In support of creating a Local Historic District (LHD) for Newburyport, Massachusetts.

For more information about Newburyport's proposed Local Historic District (LHD) please go to the city's website here.

4. Traffic Light at Franklin St and RT-60 in Malden, MA

The intersection of Franklin St and RT-60 in Malden, Ma is very busy and dangerous. We cross this intersection each school day.

On numerous occasions, my children and I have almost been struck by cars driving at high rates of speed and not paying attention.

In order to take a left at this intersection, you need to pull half-way out into the street in order to see oncoming traffic.

5. LIVID (Lunenburg Investigation of Verizon's Inferior Delivery of phone service)

Petition seeks investigation by Massachusetts Attorney General into Verizon Phone Service in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Residents routinely experience poor service levels and complaints to Verizon do not result in effective, permanent relief. Antiquated infrastructure, including wire which has deteriorated and is damaged after years of service, needs to be replaced but Verizon refuses to invest in replacement cable and/or upgrades.

Verizon field personnel have acknowledged the need to replace circuits and cabling but assert the company refuses to do so despite repeated complaints from its customers.

6. Save St. Tacisius School

St. Tarcisius recently celebrated 50 years as a Catholic school. The school originally opened in 1959 in Framingham and was staffed by the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Archdiocese of Boston. The school closed between 1970 and 1980 because of financial pressures resulting from the construction of a new Church. St. Tarcisius School reopened in 1980.

Having raised funds large enough to build a Technology Center and Library for our children. All the fundraisers, including but not limited to ,Yard Sales, Golf Tournamnets, White Elephant Tables, Raffles, Dances, Calendars, Cookbook Sales Proceeds.
The absolute most important reason to keep St. Tarcisius School opened is to provide affordable Catholic Education to All God's Children. All are welcomed into this school. All backgrounds. All families.
In these economic times, they are not only displacing children but the teachers are now faced with the challenge of finding employment.

Mark 10:13-16 (English Standard Version)

Let the Children Come to Me
13(A) And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples (B) rebuked them. 14But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, (C) "Let the children come to me; (D) do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15 (E) Truly, I say to you, whoever does not (F) receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." 16 And (G) he took them in his arms and blessed them, (H) laying his hands on them.

7. End the testing of cosmetic and personal care products on animals

The other animals humans eat, use in science, hunt, trap, and exploit in a variety of ways, have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us. They are not only in the world, they are aware of it. What happens to them matters to them. Each has a life that fares better or worse for the one whose life it is.

That life includes a variety of biological, individual, and social needs. The satisfaction of these needs is a source of pleasure, their frustration or abuse, a source of pain. In these fundamental ways, the nonhuman animals in labs and on farms, for example, are the same as human beings. And so it is that the ethics of our dealings with them, and with one another, must acknowledge the same fundamental moral principles.

At its deepest level, human ethics is based on the independent value of the individual: The moral worth of any one human being is not to be measured by how useful that person is in advancing the interest of other human beings. To treat human beings in ways that do not honor their independent value is to violate that most basic of human rights: the right of each person to be treated with respect.

The philosophy of animal rights demands only that logic be respected. For any argument that plausibly explains the independent value of human beings implies that other animals have this same value, and have it equally. And any argument that plausibly explains the right of humans to be treated with respect, also implies that these other animals have this same right, and have it equally, too.

It is true, therefore, that women do not exist to serve men, blacks to serve whites, the poor to serve the rich, or the weak to serve the strong. The philosophy of animal rights not only accepts these truths, it insists upon and justifies them.

But this philosophy goes further. By insisting upon and justifying the independent value and rights of other animals, it gives scientifically informed and morally impartial reasons for denying that these animals exist to serve us.

Once this truth is acknowledged, it is easy to understand why the philosophy of animal rights is uncompromising in its response to each and every injustice other animals are made to suffer.

It is not larger, cleaner cages that justice demands in the case of animals used in science, for example, not "more humane" testing, but the total eradication of these barbarous practices.

8. Get Hornet Internet in Manchester Student Village North

Fed up with the internet in MSV? Think you've paid too much for something that barely works? Then sign this petition to get Hornet Internet in the student village!

Since moving into MSV last year in September 2007 I regrettably signed up for the deluxe package of a 2mb connection for a whopping £250. Firstly this is an outrage to charge so much for us students to pay. It’s even more frustrating that you don't always get the full bandwidth speed. Downloading or streaming anything is a joke as it takes bloody ages. I for one ain’t gonna take it no more so I’ve created this petition to get Hornet to supply the internet here in MSV.

On average I can download around 50 kb/s which is 5 times slower than what I should be getting (~250kb/s). I can only imagine what people on the lower package (512kps) are experiencing.

Hornet Internet is so much better in terms of that its cheaper (Private Halls that Hornet provides for charge around £100), faster (10mb connection to each room) and more importantly is more badass than CableCom.

If anyone lived in Halls where Hornet is provided will know that it’s the fastest thing ever and it was so good downloading at 1mb/s.

In conclusion please help me by supporting this petition and I will get into contact with MSV management to see if we can get into some kind of agreement.

Thank You

9. Third Watch Reunion

Third Watch's Faith Yokas (Molly Price) has been through a lot. She's survived breast cancer, a punctured lung, a bullet lodged in her spine, an alcoholic husband, his heart attack, being taken hostage while off-duty shopping with her daughter and her daughter's drug overdose. Then there's her hot-headed 'super-cop' partner, Boscorelli (Jason Wiles) and all of the complications he brings to her job.

Throughout it all, Faith has remained the one constant, true to herself and true to the law. In the new season of Third Watch, she is sorely tested both personally and professionally. Her entanglement with Sergeant Maritza Cruz (Tia Texada) puts Faith on the wrong side of the law, but leads to a surprise promotion. Meanwhile, her philandering husband serves her with divorce papers as her domestic life crumbles.

This season, actor Josh Stewart joins the cast as Brendan Finney, the no-nonsense son of the head of Internal Affairs who causes ructions within the department. The police officers also deal with a tough new lieutenant who goes strictly by the books but hides a dark secret. However, his dark new secret has nothing on one of the existing members of the 55th precinct's secret. There's a rat in the house - how long can that rat stay hidden?

New to the paramedic unit is Grace Foster (Cara Buono), an occasionally dismissive and arrogant transfer from another precinct who has already alienated a few of her colleagues and attracted the interest of one, no prizes for guessing who. The love interests of cocky medic Carlos Nieto (Ruivivar) continue to amuse as he assists newly promoted Kim Zambrano (Raver) as she takes on the lead paramedic responsibilities. Kim also receives shocking personal news that jeopardises her new role.

Just across the street, the police of the 55th precinct arrive for the third watch, the shift from 3.00 - 11.00pm daily. The usual suspects appear, streetwise long-time cop John "Sully" Sullivan (Skipp Sudduth), headstrong Ty Davis Jr. (Coby Bell), single mum Sasha Monroe (Nia Long), the overly aggressive Bosco (Wiles) and elite Anti-crime Unit Sergeant Maritza Cruz (Texada). Each cope with the never-ending stress of the job, alongside stalwart officer Faith Yokas (Price). This season poses more stress than ever for this tight-knit group as IAB begin to close down on their department, determined get Cruz off the street.

Third Watch was CANCELLED IN 2005 by NBC.

10. More Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars is a critically-acclaimed teen drama/mystery-neo-noir series that premiered on UPN on September 22, 2004, airing its first two seasons on the network before moving to The CW Television Network on October 3, 2006.

The final two episodes of Season 3 aired on May 22, 2007. The show stars Kristen Bell as the title character: a student, progressing from high school to college during the series, who moonlights as a private investigator under the wing of her detective father. Said to be "a little bit Buffy and a little bit Bogart", the show balances murder mystery, high school and college drama, and social commentary with sarcasm and off-beat humor.

The third season of Veronica Mars premiered in the United States and Canada on October 3, 2006, at 9 pm ET/PT on The CW and Sun TV (ET only) respectively, a time slot that remained unchanged throughout the season. The season featured two mystery arcs — one presented from its October season debut until the end of November, the other from late January 2007 until the end of February.

On March 6, 2007, Veronica Mars was put on hiatus for eight weeks in favor of the new reality show Pussycat Dolls Present, which aired in that time slot for its entire eight-episode run. Veronica Mars returned with the final five episodes on May 1, 2007.

When the CW Network announced its 2007–2008 fall schedule on May 17, 2007, Veronica Mars was not included. On June 11, 2007, series creator Rob Thomas confirmed that Veronica Mars had officially been canceled by the CW.

Though talks had been reported between Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell and The CW's Dawn Ostroff about a new series, it is unclear if this would be related to Mars or not.

Thomas has stated that he is interested in writing a feature film based on the series, in the interests of providing closure to the storylines and character arcs. He created a trailer that takes place years after the third season ends, with the working title "Veronica in the FBI". It is due to be released on the Veronica Mars third season DVD.

As well as the feature film possibility, there have been talks of a Veronica Mars comic book series in the vein of Joss Whedon's Buffy Season Eight.

11. Keep Martinsville's Reservior Open

In July of 2007 there is discussion of closing down Martinsville's Reservoir to the public... That would mean no more boating/fishing, no more sight seeing, no more picnics at the sheltors, no more strolls through the trails.

12. Stop India from Exporting Terrorism to Nepal

Stop India from Exporting Terrorism to Nepal.

India has been creating economical as well as political problems for Nepal for the last 58 years it has become Independent from the British. Nepal wanted to become trade free zone just like Singapore, it pressurized Nepal to abandon the idea. It wanted to turn to market economy 20 years ago but India forced it to have high custom tariff. India is building dams in the border area to flood Lumbini the birth place of Lord Budha so no tourist will visit this submerge area.

Nepal has to endure Indian arm twisting because it is landlocked so it has to use Indian port for sea cargo. It took ten years to convince India to allow Nepal to link India port with railway and another three years for the train to star service after completion of the railway link. Even after 15 years the railway link in not functioning properly. India has denied Nepal right of transits numerous times and dictating its terms on Nepal economy, as a result it is now one of the poorest country in the world. Now Indian foreign minister is threatening Nepal that it has leverage against Nepal which is noting but Nepal geographical compulsion to ship cargo through India.

India has been exporting terrorism to its neighbouring countries to keeps these countries in line to the Indian wishes. Terrorism as been the inbuilt nature of Indian politics. According to very credible numbers published by human-rights groups and the Punjab judiciary, the government of India has murdered more than 250,000 Sikhs since 1984, in excess of 200,000 Christians in Nagaland since 1947, almost 75,000 Kashmiri Muslims since 1988, and tens of thousands of Assamese, Tamils, Manipuris, Dalits, and others. In 1994, the US State Department reported that the Indian government paid out over 41,000 cash bounties to police officers for killing members of the Sikh minority.

An Indian Prime Minister was killed in office resulting from hobnobbing with terrorist. A former Prime Minister Mr. Rajib Ghandi who supported and armed one of the deadliest terrorist LITTE against Sri Lanka and as result was killed by them. In 1985 it armed and trained Ramraja P. Singh in India to conduct various terrorism activities in Nepal the result was several innocent civilian were killed.

After fourteen years of corruption and misrule by corrupt politicians King of Nepal has taken a popular step and assumed direct rule. The result has been positive. Whith the polular support of the general public peace in returing to the country. Kathmandu has seen four months without bombing or innocent people being killed. It this the first time in decade three months have gone without any kind of forced strikes in Kathmandu and other towns of the country. Gradually situation in becoming normal in the country side.

Normal Nepal has chance of being out of grip of India. So now India in supporting terrorist Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) to fight against the Nepal Army. It is repeating the same story it did with Sri Lanka. Recently several terrorist who have red corner notice from the Interpol have been reported holding meetings with Indian Intelligence Agency and Politicians. India is planning to arm and train terrorist to teach Nepal a lesson.

You can help Nepal in this hour of crisis, please sign and forwad below email to President George W. Bush and a copy to Vice President Richard Cheney. Their email address are
President George W. Bush:
Vice President Richard Cheney:

13. Ask the US Congress to invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to address a Joint Session of Congress

UPDATE JUNE 27, 2005

USINPAC thanks everyone who signed this petition and supported this petition drive.

House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill) confirmed today that Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh will address a Joint Session of Congress on July 19, 2005 at 10:00 AM when he pays a state visit to the United States. Dr. Singh is the first Prime Minister of India on a state visit post 9/11. This makes this visit a very special occasion and is of great significance to the growing strategic relations between India and the United States.

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) in a discussion with USINPAC mentioned that he is excited and delighted that Prime Minister Singh is paying a state visit to the Capital and looks forward to welcoming him.

US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is delighted that the Joint Session of Congress for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is now confirmed.

Thank You
June 27, 2005


Fellow Indian Americans, we must come together as a 2 million strong community in the United States and urge the US Congress to invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to address a Joint Session of Congress during his visit to Washington in July.


Dr. Manmohan Singh is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Washington after September 11, 2001. This will also be Dr. Singh's first official visit to Washington as Prime Minister of India.

Dr. Singh represents a nation that is the world's largest democracy, has the second largest population in the world, has the second fastest growing economy in the world, and has the fourth largest purchasing-power parity in the world. Furthermore, India and the US have shared values of Democracy and rule of law .

Our grassroots message, therefore, to the US Congress is that India is no longer just a regional power, but indeed is ready to be, as President Bush has recently suggested, a global partner of the United States.


The most recent world leaders who addressed a Joint Session of Congress have been Mexican President Vicente Fox, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Spanish President José Maria Áznar, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayyad Allawi, and Ukrainian President Viktor Yuschenko.

The Indian American community must come together as an active and united voice to urge the US Congress to invite Prime Minister Singh in this prestigious list of strong allies of the United States who have had the privilege of addressing a Joint Session of Congress.

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