Change.org’s Online Petition System Makes it Easy to Follow the County’s Controversies
True-hearted activists no longer need to pound the pavement with clipboards.
Petition: Westchester-Putnam Council: Reject the Boy Scouts of America’s Anti-Gay Policy
By: Michael Sasloff, Hastings-on-Hudson
Reasoning: “Among service organizations, the Boy Scouts are increasingly isolating themselves with their discriminatory policy. Organizations including the Girl Scouts, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as well as the 4H Club, all welcome gay kids as well as adult leaders.”
Progress: 273 signatures received*, 227 more needed
Petition: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino: Ban Gun Shows From Government Owned Buildings
By: Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and Citizens of Westchester County
Reasoning: “While most of the people who purchase guns at gun shows are honest, decent, law-abiding citizens, guns shows place deadly weapons in our communities and make them accessible to those who want to kill.”
Progress: 443 signatures received, 557 more needed
Petition: Westchester Community College: We Need Sidewalks for Commuters
By: The Student Government Association of Westchester Community College
Reasoning: “Our students are constantly standing at the edge of these roads, or on the roads themselves, waiting for the bus to take them to school. Vehicles typically drive down these roads in excess of 30 mph.”
Progress: 313 signatures received, 187 more needed
Petition: Mamaroneck Mayor Norm Rosenblum: Don’t Kill Mamaroneck’s Geese
By: GooseWatch NYC
Reasoning: “Canada geese are beautiful, intelligent birds who mate for life, fiercely protect their eggs and young, and display loyalty for other members of their flock. The methods that USDA Wildlife Services uses to kill geese are controversial and widely understood to be grossly inhumane.”
Progress: Petition closed with 361 signatures.
Petition: Westchester County: Dedicate an Official Street to Joe “The Good Humor Man” Villardi
By: Christopher Nixon, White Plains
Reasoning: “I believe after all the years of him driving around making people smile it’s our duty to repay our respect by dedicating a street named after him.”
Progress: Petition closed with only 10 signatures.
*as of press time