iPetitions continues to have a powerful impact. Here are some of the ways our petitions are making a difference.
The first step in justice for Aaron Juarez
On June 1, 2013 Aaron Juarez died as a result from being punched once in the face, knocked unconscious, causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the concrete parking lot. Aaron hit his head, resulting in severe head trauma from which he could not survive.
The man responsible for this is David Alvarez, 31 years old from Corpus Christi, Texas. David Alvarez was arrested on Thursday June 6 and had a bond set at $200,000. Mr. Alvarez's family and his attorney have requested a reduction of that bond. This petition has been started to ensure that doesn't happen.
Over 3,100 signatures were collected to support the denial of the bond reduction request. Alvarez was scheduled for a bond reduction hearing Thursday morning and his attorney Scott Ellison was going to ask 28th State District Judge Nanette Hasette to lower Alvarez’s $200,000 bail. But Ellison canceled the hearing earlier this week and didn’t reschedule it for another day, according to court staff.
Aaron Juarez's killer remains in jail.
UNESCO Site Hadrian's Villa saved from garbage dump
The Italian government had plans to put an emergency garbage dump a mile away from Hadrian's Villa, a large Roman archaeological complex located in Tivoli, Italy. Sponsored by the American Institute for Roman Culture, a petition was launched to save this important UNESCO site. They exceeded their target of 5,000 signatures by over 1600. In the end, the Italian government decided NOT to create a garbage dump near by. Congratulations, American Institute for Roman Culture!
Plans To Build Methadone Clinic Across From Park ThwartedOver 1400 Monument residents signed the petition against building a methadone clinic across from a local park. After the community rallied together opposing the proposed building, the town board voted against giving it a license.
Glen Ridge council sides with residents on Baldwin Street proposalGlen Ridge's borough council is abandoning the request for a redevelopment study on Baldwin Street.
The council made the decision to have the study research terminated during a workshop meeting Monday night, following a large amount of backlash from the public - including two petitions - concerning a 59-unit apartment complex that a developer was considering for the area.
NorthJersey.com has the full story here.
Southern Methodist University has suspended its plans to relocate its feral cat population
After public outcry and a petition that received over 2900 signatures, Southern Methodist University has suspended its plans to relocate its feral cat population and is working with community members to come up with a solution after some areas of the campus required treatment for fleas.
Read more about this story on the Dallas Morning News website.
"Revive The 4400" petition signed by cast, gets celebrity attentionA petition asking Netflix to revive the TV series "The 4400" has caught the attention of many involved with the show, including Maira Suro (Executive Producer), Craig Sweeny (Producer), Jen Grisanti (Vice President of Current Programs | CBS/Paramount) and lead actors Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin) and Jacqueline McKenzie (Diana Skouris). It was even retweeted by William Shatner!
The late Chris Tully to be honored during graduation ceremony"Administration is letting Lucia speak at graduation! After 1,000+ signatures in just over 12 hours, we thank all of you for your words and support. We could not have done this without you."