• 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
  • Demand Milton Hershey Trust Co intervene to reverse decision on HIV positive student and dismiss ...
    This petition is in regards to the denial of admission of an HIV positive student into Milton Hershey School, in Hershey, PA owned by Milton Hershey Trust Co.
    461 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Kevin Maloney
  • Make Paypal Allow Donations for Underserved Children
    Paypal has shut down a collection of over $5000 to help over 200 children/families in need across the US. Their reasoning is trite and insane, and now these children/families will not know the joy of Christmas this season.
    26 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Laura Haye
  • Trinity Church: Don't Arrest Occupiers, Offer Sanctuary!
    Occupy Wall Street, having been violently evicted from Zuccotti Park, is desperately searching for a new home in Lower Manhattan. And Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church has a vacant lot just a mile away that could be an ideal location. As a group of occupiers put it in an open letter, "We have asked the Church time and time again to grant us political sanctuary on their unused lands. It is time for Trinity to decide whether it is a Church or a real estate company. " The group began a hunger strike on the site over the weekend, and Trinity responded by calling the New York Police Department and having the protesters arrested. We've launched this petition to send a message to Trinity: It's time to offer sanctuary to Occupy Wall Street!
    1,214 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Nick Sementelli, Faithful America
  • President Obama: Veto the Defense Authorization Act
    The National Defense Authorization Act would allow the military to indefinitely detain SUSPECTS of terrorism without trial or legal representation. The military would be authorized to operate domestically within US borders to potentially detain US citizens without trial.
    23 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Alexis
  • There must not be Über-Americans
    Our constitution grants all Americans equal opportunities to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As a member of Congress, your exceptional rights to medical care and your ability to support tax loopholes crafted primarily to benefit the very wealthy are at odds with the fundamental premises of our democracy. Congressional representatives who vote against making those benefits equally available to all Americans should disqualify them as true representatives of their constituencies.
    13 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Allen Kelson
  • A Collaboration Between UDC-DCSL and Occupy DC
    Students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL): if you support Occupy DC and see the value in collaborating to bring about substantial changes to the status quo, please sign your name and affiliation, if you wish.
    46 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Therese Beaudreault