Posts Tagged ‘Petition’

How to Sign the Petition

September 10, 2008

Want to sign the petition? Simply click here, scroll down to the bottom, then fill in the required information (and add a comment if you like). Please don’t let Columbia University abuse our nation’s 5th Amendment.  Thank you for your support and encouragement.

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September 9, 2008

SIGN THE PETITION and STOP THE ABUSE!!!

September 8, 2008

To sign the petition, just scroll all the way down to “Leave a Reply,” fill in the required information and click “Submit Comment.”  Thank you so much for your support.

We, the undersigned, object to the use of eminent domain in the Columbia University Expansion Plan.
First, Manhattanville is not a blighted community and Eminent Domain is not needed to stimulate economic development or to eliminate blight.
Second, The Columbia Plan has been developer driven and developed principally to benefit Columbia. The taking of private property and transfering it to Columbia, a private institution, is unconstitutional and illegal because it does not constitute a “public use” and is without a dominant public purpose.
Third, since Columbia now owns over 80% of the property in the affected area and will have control over 96% of the area, Eminent Domain is not necessary or appropriate to attain any legitimate public purpose in Manhattanville.
By signing our name below, we, individually and collectively, say NO to the use of Eminent Domain in the Columbia Expansion Plan in West Harlem/Manhattanville.

Petition – We NEED Your SIGNATURE!

September 6, 2008

  We, the undersigned, object to the use of eminent domain in the Columbia University Expansion Plan.
             First, Manhattanvile is not a blighted community and Eminent Domain is not needed to stimulate economic development or to eliminate blight.
             Second, The Columbia Plan has been developer driven and developed principally to benefit Columbia. The taking of private property and transfering it to Columbia, a private institution, is unconstitutional and illegal because it does not constitute a “public use” and is without a dominant public purpose.
             Third, since Columbia now owns over 80% of the property in the affected area and will have control over 96% of the area, Eminent Domain is not necessary or appropriate to attain any legitimate public purpose in Manhattanville.
             By signing our name below, we, individually and collectively, say NO to the use of Eminent Domain in the Columbia Expansion Plan in West Harlem/Manhattanville.

To sign, simple place your name in the comment area and send.