• National Hiring Day
    There is a solution to the jobs problem and it could quickly put hundreds of thousands of people back to work. It is not pro left or right. It is not from any corporation, it's outside the government control, it's totally voluntary, works in about one week, and helps all with little sacrifice from anyone. National Hiring Day - This is a day that corporations are encouraged to hire new employees. Corporations are called on to put patriotism first and help their country in hard times. Those corporations that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month. http://wp.me/p5S9X-nv Political bickering doesn't buy groceries. Let' go beyond a wish list for a stale mate congress, and get the jobs people need in a win win for everyone.
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    Created by Tom Hendricks
  • Tell President Obama to put American people ahead of his own reelection agenda.
    According to Binyamin Appelbaum and Helene Cooper, writing in the New York Times, "White House Debates Fight on Economy" (published: August 13, 2011): "Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Plouffe, and his chief of staff, William M. Daley, want him to maintain a pragmatic strategy of appealing to independent voters by advocating ideas that can pass Congress, even if they may not have much economic impact. These include free trade agreements and improved patent protections for inventors. "But others, including Gene Sperling, Mr. Obama’s chief economic adviser, say public anger over the debt ceiling debate has weakened Republicans and created an opening for bigger ideas like tax incentives for businesses that hire more workers, according to Congressional Democrats who share that view. Democrats are also pushing the White House to help homeowners facing foreclosure." Our goal is to persuade President Obama to listen to the advice of economists who have sound ideas about putting this country back on the path of prosperity. In order to achieve this, he must be willing to fight for what is right instead of persistently caving in to those whose primary adenda consists in nothing more than appealing to "independent voters" (read: those who don't have a clue about what needs to be done).
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    Created by Edward A Beach
  • Convert Current Power Bills into Solar Jobs.
    Power corporations could sell 30 year bonds to pay for installing solar power and solar water systems on homes to be paid off by current power bills. As noted by one of the signers a version of this has already passed in New York State recently, and in smaller communities in different forms. http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/06/23/new-york-passes-historic-green-jobs-financing-law/ We need the political demand to supply the answers to our economic and energy challenges. Government should mandate this happen. Current 30% government incentives could help pay for this. A program called PACE in California finances energy upgrades through property taxes. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Renewable-Funding-Solves-Solar-Financing-Problem/ Many States are adopting this type of approach to make it easier for homeowners to adopt clean energy. http://www.dsireusa.org/solar/solarpolicyguide/?id=15 Maybe now what we need most is a massive public education campaign to enlist homeowners to take advantage of the programs like this that already exist, and to continue to encourage Local, State and Federal officials to adopt more user-friendly ways for homeowners to create jobs by applying for clean energy upgrades.
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    Created by William House
  • Illinois Congressional Representatives: Support Schakowsky's Progressive Solutions
    Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is proposing two bills that will go far in helping the middle class and poor get jobs. The "Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act" would create 2.2 million jobs needed in our communities. It would be paid for by Schakowsky's proposed "Fairness in Taxation Act," which creates higher tax brackets for millionaires and billionaires and eliminates subsidies for Big Oil and tax loopholes for corporations that send American jobs overseas. We can get on the right track starting in Illinois--support the "Emergency Jobs to Restore the American Dream Act" and the "Fairness in Taxation Act."
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    Created by Nancy Wade
  • BRING BACK BALANCE- SHARE THE BURDEN
    WE ARE ALL TIRED OF THE GRIDLOCK IN WASHINGTON AND ATTEMPTS TO BALANCE OUR BUDGET ON THE BACKS OF OUR ELDERLY, DISABLED AND POOR. WE HAVE BEEN AT THE BRINK OF DISASTER AS WE WERE HELD HOSTAGE BY THOSE WHO FEEL THE BURDEN SHOULD NOT BE SHARED BY ALL AMERICANS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE SENT THEIR MOST CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS TO THE SUPER COMMITTEE. WE WANT TO WORK WITH THOSE WILLING TO COMPROMISE, NOT OBSTRUCT.
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    Created by Mary Ciddio
  • Prevention of illegal evictions of Foreclosed Homeowners
    As the number of foreclosures have increased, more and more investors are attending foreclosure sales in order to purchase properties for a reduced price. The Investors are leaving the foreclosure sale and going straight to the foreclosed home in order to serve a 3/90 day notice, to begin the eviction process. The purchase of the home at a foreclosure sale does not transfer legal ownership of the property. Legal ownership is given only when the Trustee's Deed is recorded in the county in which the foreclosure sale is held. Therefore, investors are jumping the gun with the evictions proceedings, moreover, the courts are not requesting proof of ownership prior to processing eviction papers for the unlawful detainer.
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    Created by Operation Reach 1 inc.
  • Help Create Montana Jobs
    The Columbia Falls Aluminum Company originally provided more than 350 good-paying, union jobs. But it was shut down because of the dramatic rise in electricity costs following utility deregulation passed by the Montana state legislature. Now, the Bonneville Power Administration is proposing to enter into a power sales agreement that would provide affordable power service to the company beginning April 1, 2012. This agreement will allow the company to reopen its doors, creating renewed opportunities for jobs in the Flathead Valley, a region with an unemployment rate of 11.4 percent.
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    Created by Al Ekblad, Montana State AFL-CIO
  • Hold Rep. Fitzpatrick Accountable
    Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick ran for office on a jobs platform. But since getting elected, he has done nothing to address our jobs crisis. Instead, he voted to slash Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. And then, he wasted months on the manufactured debt ceiling crisis—forcing cuts that will kill jobs. Rep. Fitzpatrick needs to be held accountable for his actions. So we’ve created an accountability petition we’re delivering by hand on Aug. 18. Will you add your name?
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    Created by Mary Dunne, Bucks County Central Labor Council
  • Stop the Partisan Bickering and Get To Work Assuring the Markets and the Voters
    Yesterday I watched my assets drain away as the Dow tumbled another 600+ points. Sure there are are the factors in the Global economy but the one Gold Standard has always been the resilience and stability of the United States of America. The bickering and partisanship around the debt ceiling has led to a downgrade of the US credit worthiness and a stock market freefall. This nonsense has driven down the value of everyone's assets and personal retirements savings. Its time to tell Washington to get their act together and work for the good of the country, and stop just appealing to their "base" (er) instincts or collectively, we will kick them out of office!
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    Created by Carol Rizzo
  • Verizon: Stop Killing the Middle Class
    This weekend, the New York Times reported that wages as a percentage of national income are the lowest they’ve been since 1965, and falling. What that means is that virtually all of us who are lucky enough to have jobs are being underpaid, while corporations rake in obscene profits. And as we’ve all seen, big corporations are failing to re-invest their profits in creating good jobs we desperately need—they’re sitting on cash. Take Verizon. In the past four years alone, the company made more than $19 billion in profits—and compensated its top five executives more than a quarter of a billion dollars. Yet this highly profitable company is using Wisconsin-style tactics to try to extract $1 billion in concessions from 45,000 of its workers. That's $20,000 for every family. Verizon’s unionized workers have been more than willing to come to the bargaining table and negotiate. But Verizon has been coming up with one excuse after another—and refuses to bargain seriously. So at midnight Sunday, 45,000 Verizon workers went on strike. Verizon needs to know that we stand with these workers—and we won't stand for their Wisconsin-style tactics. If we allow highly profitable corporations like Verizon keep leading a race to the bottom in American wages, our country’s middle class may not survive. By going on strike, these corageous workers aren’t just standing up for themselves, but for all of us.
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    Created by Manny Herrmann, AFL-CIO
  • Fix the Economic Mess: Return to Historic Tax Levels For The Wealthy and Corporations
    The Corporations and the wealthy are not paying their fair share of taxes that they have historically paid. This is why we are in the mess that we are in. They are controlling congress with their money. If everyone focuses on this one issue we can get this done.
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    Created by David Scheffler
  • Stop the GOP and Tea Party!
    These two groups are trying to bring down President Barack Obama by not compromising and creating jobs. The Republican Congress is blocking all of President Obama's initiatives by saying, "No" to everything. Their focus is on making him a "One Term President."
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    Created by Mefter Blacklock