• Ask the UW-Madison Administration to Modify Student ID Cards
    Currently, most student identification cards, including those issued by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, are not compliant with 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, commonly known as the Voter ID law. The Administration could modify our ID cards to make them valid for voting purposes. We're asking them to move on this issue as soon as possible, so that students will have fewer obstacles to voting in the spring 2011 elections.
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    Created by The Young Progressives
  • Stop Amazon.com Censorship
    Amazon.com KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) messageboards are aflame with reports from people whose books are being banned for objectionable content. While many of these books may indeed have content that is not fit for everyone, none of these books whose bans we are protesting are violating Federal or State Laws. This very same content that Amazon believes to be Objectionable from Independent Publishers is "permissible" when it comes from big name authors and book series such as George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones series, Terry Goodkind and his Sword of Truth Series (which contains a demon rape scene), Stephen King's various novels, and the explicit scenes contained within The Bible. These are unfair business and sales practices being conducted by Amazon.com's KDP services to marginalize Independent Publishers in favor of the large publishing houses. These unfair actions are disgusting at best, anti-trust at worst. This IS CORPORATE CENSORSHIP akin to ELECTRONIC BOOK BURNING and BOOK BANNING and IT MUST BE STOPPED NOW!
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    Created by Kevin Conner
  • Let's Protect America! True Equality NOW!
    Subject: Let's Have Honesty In Our Equality, America! Hi, The 14th Amendment doesn't actually grant Equal Protection to all Americans, the way that most of us have been raised to believe. There is a gradient of justice. In fact, Justice Anton Scalia went so far as to remind us in an interview with California Lawyer that issues of gender discrimination that are brought before the Supreme Court are given intermediate scrutiny while issues of race are given strict scrutiny, even though they're both immutable traits. (http://www.callawyer.com/story.cfm?eid=913358&evid=1) EQUAL PROTECTION SHOULD MEAN EQUAL WHEN IT COMES TO PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW. Right now, the Supreme Court is also more willing to promote the rights of corporations above its citizens, when it is their job to interpret the Constitution and adjudicate cases based upon it - not to create new law; that is the legislature's job. In one amendment, we can remind our Supreme Court that corporations are not equal to people, but are made of people, and are not deserving of natural rights, and welcome traditionalist justices into the 21st century with a the meaning of equality that every American understands as true.
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    Created by Rachael S. Majka
  • Equal Political Representation
    Your political rights are being taken away! Want to stop it and reduce government corruption at the same time? Reduce money in politics!
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    Created by Kevin Steiner
  • Preserve health care benefits for partners of Michigan public employees, vote NO on HB 4770 and H...
    Radical legislators in Lansing are trying again to eliminate health care benefits for unmarried partners of public employees. House Bills 4770 and 4771 will likely be up for a full vote in Michigan’s House of Representatives this week.
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    Created by Roland L Leggett Jr
  • Rescind the BOR Ban on Undocumented Students
    This petition is a call to rescind the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents' ban on undocumented students at the top five most academically competitive universities in the state. Please do not allow immigrant youth to be scapegoated during a time of crisis that is already difficult enough.
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    Created by Brian Ray
  • Stop the GOP's attack on voters rights!
    The GOP has declared war on the American peoples right to vote! They are passing legislation that would make it more difficult for citizens to register to vote or for groups like the League of Women Voters to register new voters, cut back on early voting, require government-issued IDs that specifically target the elderly, college students and minority voters, and disenfranchise ex-felons!
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    Created by TAKE BACK THE HOUSE IN 2012!
  • Anti-racism & Redistricting WA State Legislative Seats
    Communities of color are expanding in WA state, but their numbers in the state legislature are dropping. A proposal from the WA State Redistricting Commission would worsen this under representation. If the Commission's plan to remove North Beacon Hill from the 11th Legislative District takes effect, social justice & labor advocate State Representative Bob Hasegawa would lose his seat in the legislature. Send a pro-diversity message to the commission.
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    Created by Sarah Luthens
  • Support Palestinian Statehood in U.N
    This is a petition from Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Later this month, the Palestinian Authority will ask the United Nations for recognition of the State of Palestine on the 1967 border and admittance as the 194th member of the UN. For over 60 years the Palestinians have lived as exiles or under a brutal occupation, with their land in the West Bank increasingly settled by Jews from Israel and other countries and their homes and olive trees often bulldozed. Israel’s callous blockade has created inhumane conditions for the people of Gaza. Virtually all nations other than Israel regard the Israeli settlements and these behaviors as illegal under international law. As PA president Mahmoud Abbas has made clear, the Palestinians are seeking UN admission to help them “secure the right to live free in the remaining 22 percent of our historic homeland because we have been negotiating with the State of Israel for 20 years without coming any closer to realizing a state of our own.” This Palestinian UN effort in no way threatens the existence or welfare of the State of Israel. The PLO and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have long accepted the state of Israel, and Hamas has on a number of occasions openly declared its willingness to abide by any agreement between the PA and Israel that is approved by the Palestinian people in an open and free referendum. I am urging you to support this Palestinian request for statehood recognition. Israel itself in 1948 unilaterally declared its statehood and received UN membership. What they could do then, the Palestinians should be entitled to do today. It is fair. It is time.
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    Created by Gregory Dorr
  • Brittany Smart: Fix The Noise Pollution In Eden Roc
    Eden Roc Subdivision of Mountain View, Hawaii is zoned agricultural land. It has become a highly residential zone with minimal agriculture going on due to heavy rain and lack of soil. Due to the zoning, there is a 70 decibel maximum level for noise, day and night. For day time this may be acceptable but the acceptable night time decibel levels need to be lowered. Everybody has a right to peace and quiet and a good nights sleep. When generators are ran all night long next door to you, not only can you not sleep but it is not an environmentally sound idea when there are other options available and more affordable. Why is this important to you? Because excessive noise is a serious hazard to human health and welfare and if you live on Agricultural Zoned land, you could be the next victim. Let's change this law before YOU have to lose sleep over it.
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    Created by Christina Rasmussen
  • Grayson County: Permit the Peace Pentagon!
    The Peace Pentagon is a proposed interfaith and social justice center to be built by The Oracle Institute (a 501(c)(3) educational charity) in Independence, Virginia. The Grayson County Board of Supervisors denied Oracle’s permit due to intense opposition from local Evangelical churches. If built, the Peace Pentagon will be first and only interfaith center in this rural Appalachian community, which currently supports only Christian churches. Oracle filed a First Amendment lawsuit against Grayson County with the aid of The Rutherford Institute in Charlottesville (trial is set for November 16, 2011).
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    Created by Laura M. George
  • Landlord Accountability ACT
    *Introduce Federal Law which will protect the rights of renters and give them more power over their living situation. *Will mandate that landlords throughout the U.S. be legally accountable for enforcing the rules of their properties. Will also allow them to be fined by the Federal government, when the do not evict a tenant they know is causing trouble and disturbance to other people. Will allow legal prosecution if they slander their tenants in any manner. * Will provide equal rental opportunity for all law abiding persons, who legally reside in the U.S. *Will reduce 12 month rental lease agreements to 6 month lease agreements under Federal mandate. Help give tenants more control over their living situation. *Will require the that all landlords conduct verifiable background checks, and provide proofs to local housing authority agencies. * Will allow section 8 housing residence to terminate their lease, without landlord consent, if landlord breeches their part of the lease agreement. *Under this law landlords cannot harass tenants who pay their rent. Tenants can report such actions as discrimination, and require local housing authority agencies to follow up. *Will subject landlords to jail time that allow illegal activity to occur on their respective rental properties.
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    Created by Airomee Wind