Tom Janowski

signed Ban Fracking in Rochester 2014-03-15 18:57:54 -0400

Ban Fracking in Rochester

GOAL: 1,000 signatures

Evidence increasingly shows that hydraulic fracturing devastates the natural ecosystems and human communities where this practice for natural gas extraction is used. Fracking poisons our water and our air, increases earthquake activity, sickens our families, and stresses local infrastructure. Yet despite this and the continued resistance by the people, our state elected officials have taken no action to permanently halt such catastrophic activities by the gas industry within New York State.

The City of Rochester, recognizing the threat of fracking, has previously established a moratorium on such activities in June 2012 and June 2013. However, this is set to expire in the coming months leaving our community vulnerable.

Therefore, we, the People of the City of Rochester, call on Mayor Lovely Warren and the Rochester City Council to enact legislation banning hydraulic fracturing, the transport of its byproducts, and all other related activities, within the City of Rochester.


To learn more, please visit our allies at R-CAUSE and New Yorkers Against Fracking.

signed Petition for Commissioners of Education to Resign via 2013-08-07 20:01:19 -0400

Petition for Commissioners of Education to Resign

8 signatures

We, the undersigned residents of the City of Rochester, draw the attention of the Board of Regents to the following:


  • Historically the Rochester City School District leadership has failed to provide an excellent education to the majority of its students.
  • The Rochester City School District has and continues to operate under severe financial loss.
  • Commissioners of the Rochester City School District School Board, by entering into an agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation under the Managing Money Smartly Grant Program, have admitted that they are unable to effectively and efficiently make resource decisions for the Rochester City School District.
  • The current Board of Education does not meet the Board of Regents Characteristics of Effective School Boards.

THEREFORE, your petitioners request the New York State Board of Regents to call for the resignation of each Commissioner of Education that voted to adopt Resolution 2013-14 as an admission of their inability to effectively and efficiently manage the Rochester City School District.

President Malik Evans

Commissioner Jose Cruz

Commissioner Willa Powell

Commissioner Van White