• Veto the National Defense Authorization Act
    We need to urge the President to VETO the NDAA-National Defense Authorization Act which authorizes indefinite detention of civilians, including Americans, without charge or trial anywhere in the world The Senate passed this 93-7 and the House passed a version authorizing worldwide war as well as indefinite detention worldwide. This is such an affront to civil rights and our democracy that we need to stop it now.
    417 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Clare Rosenfield
  • Stop bigoted attacks on TLC's "All-American Muslim"
    "All-American Muslim," a reality TV show about the lives of mainstream Muslim Americans, premiered in November on The Learning Channel to critical acclaim and a record 1.7 million viewers. The show portrays five American Muslim families in Dearborn, Michigan and shows the shared values of Americans of all faiths—whether they be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, or Buddhist. Yet no sooner had the show premiered than anti-Islam hate-mongers called on the TLC's advertisers to pull their commercials in an attempt to strangle the show off of the air. One advertiser has already caved—Lowe's, the big box home improvement store.
    860 of 1,000 Signatures
    Created by Sami Elmansoury
  • Protect the Voting Rights of Egyptians Abroad!
    We are expressing our strong opposition to the disenfranchisement of Egyptian voters abroad in the lead-up to the parliamentary vote on Monday, November 28. In response to a lawsuit filed by Egyptians abroad, the Egyptian Administrative Court ruled on October 25, 2011 that Egyptian citizens living overseas have the right to vote in parliamentary elections. The court’s decision affirmed the basic civil right of Egyptians abroad to participate in Egyptian electoral politics as full and equal members of Egyptian society. It was a first for Egypt’s 7 to 10 million Egyptian citizens living abroad, and winning this right was a key demand of protesters in Tahrir.
    78 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Egyptian Community in USA
  • Support Lowe's
    Support Lowe's decision to exercise their freedom to support whoever they choose by removing their ads from a TV show about American Muslims.
    149 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Darrick Yezak
  • Mayor Beutler, Arena Station Platform to Conform to new ADA rule
    New research reveals train platform can be 8" as it is shared with freight trains. However, this performance standard of all cars at platform must be accessible to everyone will apply at stations where construction or alteration of platforms beginning 135 days or more after the rules went into effect on October 19, 2011. So this platform must be completed by February 21 in order toavoid compliance.
    125 of 200 Signatures
    Created by jo feller
  • Say "NO!" to Poll Tax on Texas Voters
    Texas Republican legislators, and Gov. Rick Perry, are demanding state citizens show photo ID before they vote. This forces us to pay for the right to vote. Perry's shameless attack on the elderly, the poor and our disabled citizens, who can't afford to obtain ID, will cost them their right to vote.
    150 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Irene Andrews
  • Stop HB 4770. Save Domestic Partner Benefits
    HB 4770 would prohibit providing health insurance benefits to same-sex partners of public employees and would take away health insurance coverage from LGBT families throughout the state. It's discriminatory and it's unconstitutional.
    1,328 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Sarah Cohen
  • Medal of Honor for Doris "DORIE" Miller
    On December 7, 1941, when the Japanese made their infamous surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, a black cook, Doris "Dorie" Miller took over a machine gun aboard the USS West Virginia and became one of the first heroes of World War II. Miller dragged the ship's commanding officer, Capt. Bennion out of the line of fire, and manned the ship's machine gun. Despite shooting down several attacking aircraft his citation for bravery his citation reads: "For distinguished devotion to duty, extraordinary courage and disregard for his own personal safety during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941. While at the side of his Captain on the bridge, Miller, despite enemy strafing and bombing and in the face of a serious fire, assisted in moving his Captain, who had been mortally wounded, to a place of greater safety, and later manned and operated a machine gun directed at enemy Japanese attacking aircraft until ordered to leave the bridge." Like Miller, no African-American sailor or officer was ever recommended for or awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor. They served despite many other similar heroic efforts, and under extremely oppressive conditions during World War II. Many often fought a quiet, internal battle with officers who consistently implemented unlawful orders, denied them equal protection under the Constitution, and generally put their men at risk in the face of the enemy.
    154 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Vincent Cannady
  • Stop the "National Defense Authorization Act" NOW!
    The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been passed by the United States Senate and is under revision by the House of Representatives. The amendment to the Act drafted by U.S. Senator Mark Udall is defined in Title X, Subtitle D, SEC 1031(b) of the bill.
    37 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Kimberly Austin
  • Kizzy Hunter: Protect the Rights of Injured Workers'
    If laws presently on the books are diligently enforced, and if the rights of injured workers are still not protected, this creates a great injustice to injured workers as well as society as a whole. The injustice not only plagues injured workers and their families it burdens the economy. Anyone is susceptibe to a work related injury and this petition demands fair and just treatment across the board for injured workers. Ms. Hunter has continued to fight against the gross violation of injured workers' rights through her own work related injury. She knows firsthand the disadvantage, oppression, and nihilism that detrimentally impacts workers' as a whole. This is a real and palpable issue due to the excessive shift in costs, increased poverty rates, lack of accountability, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, lack of transparency, conflict of interest, misrepresentation, which places massive burdens upon taxpayers, and other managed health care entities, the economy, and skyrocketing rate increases as a result of filing a claim, which significantly impacts small businesses. Also, excessive costs placed upon the government through Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security permeates a significant problem. Injured workers you're not alone and this petition demands protection of injured workers rights, fair treatment, and accountability for compensable injuries.
    215 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Kizzy Hunter
  • Vetoing the National Defense Authorization Act
    The National Defense Authorization Act is a bill passed by Congress, that if allowed to take hold, could effectively make our Bill of Rights null. If passed the U.S Military would be a part of Domestic policing in regards to "terrorists". Any citizen could be arrested and indefinitely detained without trial under this Act, on suspicion of "terrorism". Please, show our government that we will not sit idly by as our Natural and Constitutional rights are taken away from us, and we go one step closer to Martial Law. Any signature and any re-posting will help but it's vital we act fast. This Act will entirely change our country for the worse if we don't act now.
    34 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Jackson
  • Wildflower Inn: Stop rejecting LGBT couples!
    Join me in telling the Wildflower Inn -- Stop rejecting LGBT couples, it's not the Vermont Way!
    1,257 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Kate