DC, VA, MD: Join Us for National School Choice Week
Join Us for National School Choice Week School choice programs make it easier for parents to choose their children’s education, and they have life-changing impacts on students’ future success. National School Choice
WA: Protect Short-term Rentals in Whatcom County
The emergence of services such as AirBnB and VRBO has benefited both homeowners and travelers by increasing and diversifying the array of rentable homes and bedrooms. Homeowners across the nation
Wall murals often serve to brighten neighborhoods and bring underutilized spaces to life. But many local governments frown upon this form of speech as they feel the art is sometimes
NJ: Eminent Domain Abuse in Atlantic City
Charlie Birnbaum’s parents—both immigrants and survivors of the Holocaust—left him many things: a love of this country, a deep passion for music and a home right near the boardwalk in
Host You Own Event During National School Choice Week
Host Your Own Event During National School Choice Week National School Choice Week is quite the event. Actually, it’s quite the 9,500-plus events. From January 25 to 31, 2015, parents and students
NY: Unnecessary Eminent Domain in New Rochelle
Maria La Rocca’s family has owned and operated their small contracting company in the same location for nearly two decades. They’ve built a thriving family business and been good neighbors
IN: Indiana Law Requires Brewhouses to Serve Hot Dogs and Milk
It’s time for Indiana to update its laws and allow entrepreneurs an opportunity to make and sell the products that they actually specialize in.
IL: University Wants to Push Out Family Businesses
Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), a sleepy commuter school surrounded by a quiet residential neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, is pressing forward with its plans to condemn six family
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I'm standing up for natural hair braiders’ right to earn an honest living.
CO: Tell Littleton’s City Council to leave its property owners alone!
O'Toole's Garden Center is one of the vibrant local businesses included in Littleton's urban renewal plan The Littleton Equine Medical Center has been a cornerstone of the Littleton community since 1950 In a
IL: Legalize Food Carts in Chicago
Did you know that sidewalk vendors are not allowed to sell any food other than raw, uncut produce or frozen desserts in Chicago? That means no fruit salad, no corn
IN: Hands off Pleasant Ridge, Mayor Hall!
The city of Charlestown, Ind., plans to seize and demolish 354 homes in order to build newer homes and retail. But eminent domain is for public use, things like roads
End Policing for Profit
Sign the petition to stop policing for profit! The cops in Bal Harbour, Fla., have been partying with your stuff. The police department there spent $21,000 on an “anti-drug beach bash.”
MI: Help Protect Masters-Level Psychologists
Psychologists with doctoral degrees are attempting to eliminate masters-level psychology in Michigan in order to protect their industry from competition. This is bad for consumers and bad for Michigan. Voice your
Help End Eminent Domain Abuse, Roll Back the Kelo Decision
In February, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Private Property Rights Protection Act (PRPA). . . again. And it again sits before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, which has
IN: Hey Richmond, Remember the Constitution?
The city of Richmond, Indiana, wants to push property owners off of their land for code violations, but is refusing to tell them what those violations are. Doris Ashbrook, Don Nordstrom
TN: Music Lessons Are Illegal In Music City, and That’s Not All
In February, the City of Nashville destroyed 63-year-old Pat Raynor’s home-based salon and her livelihood. Nashville is one of only a few cities in the country that prohibits home-based businesses
PA: When Did Bureaucrats Become Art Critics? One Artist’s Fight to Keep His Gallery from Greedy City Planners
The Philadelphia Development Authority (PRA) is seizing Philadelphia artist James Dupree’s beautifully renovated art studio through eminent domain to make way for a parking lot and grocery store. But eminent
CA: Help Us Root Out Harmful Laws in San Francisco
San Franciscan Kimberly Conley breaks the law every day when she stores her bicycle in her garage. According to Chapter 6 of the San Francisco Housing Code, “Private and public
Taxicabs = 21st Century Technology with 19th Century Regulations
The transportation industry has seen a staggering amount of innovation in recent years, thanks to hard-working and thoughtful entrepreneurs. But regulators and cartels are pumping the brakes. Whether it’s banning
NY: It’s Time to Legalize Airbnb in New York City
Short-term rental sites like Airbnb have taken off. These sites allow people to rent out their homes, apartments (or even castles) for short periods. It’s a win-win. Homeowners and renters can earn
Join the Fight to Stop Eminent Domain Abuse!
Eminent domain is for public use - things like roads and schools - but all too often, cities team up with their developer friends to condemn perfectly fine homes and
Support Front Yard Vegetable Gardens
Orlando, Fl., couple, Jason and Jennifer Helvenston Orlando protest yard sign Can the government prohibit you from peacefully and productively using your own property to feed your family? The city of Miami
FL: Help Bring Food Trucks to the Streets of Miami!
Miami’s laws make it impossible for food trucks to operate outside of special events. The city prohibits trucks from parking in public parking lots and metered and unmetered parking spaces.
CA: Open Los Angeles’s Streets to Vending
UPDATE: On December 2, the city will hear recommendations about an ordinance that would legalize sidewalk vending. The Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign is holding a rally before the hearing.
The Nationwide Assault on Food Trucks and Street Vendors
Email us for a free "Legalize Street Food" or "Legalize Street Vending" sticker Love food trucks and street vendors? So do we. But unfortunately, some brick-and-mortar restaurants and establishments view the
DC, VA, MD: Fashion Trucks are Trending (But Not In DC)
Lia Lee’s fashion truck, Street Boutique, serves the trendy Arlington neighborhoods of Clarendon, Ballston and Crystal City in Northern Virginia. She offers stylish, eclectic clothing and jewelry out of her
NJ: Free the Garden State Food Trucks
Email us for a free "Legalize Street Food" sticker JUNE 2014 UPDATE: Food trucks are now allowed to vend in Bergen County parks. More than 12 trucks are rotating through the
PA: Make Food Trucks Legal in York
In the small but vibrant city of York, Pennsylvania, there’s a large creative scene and a strong sense of local pride. One might assume that the food-truck scene would be