• Impeachment Trial: Senators, do your job!
    When everyday Americans head to work each day, we can’t just get up and leave whenever we want. We have a job to do -- and someone is holding us accountable, making sure that job gets done. Shouldn’t senators -- who are elected to represent and serve us -- have to do their jobs like the rest of us? As Trump’s historic impeachment trial unfolds in the Senate, many senators aren’t even bothering to show up. They’re taking long breaks in the middle of the day to call their donors or showboat for reporters -- and some have even left the Senate floor for the day before the trial has concluded. Their refusal to do their job is an affront to our democracy -- and to their constituents. Our senators set the schedule for this trial themselves, and they’re wasting the public’s money by not sticking to it. Right now, senators have a crucial constitutional duty to listen to evidence, weigh the facts, and make a decision to convict Trump or let him off the hook. That should be more important than getting good press or meeting with wealthy donors. Add your name to tell the U.S. Senate: DO YOUR JOB! Your constituents are watching, so take the impeachment trial seriously -- and stay engaged in the proceedings.
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    Created by Common Cause Picture
  • Long Hair in Texas School District
    The importance of a child's success is from their conduct and grades. Even if a child is struggling academically, the right to possess a natural part of their being should not be denied politically. The hatred and conformity of not just a school district, but insincere outlooks from employers and public offices should not prevent the acceptance of what should be an overall standard. Time and time again, the African American community has to change their cultural character just to be allowed dire resources. I want to speak not just for the African American community, but to every one as a whole. With the Islamic populace with their hijab, with caucasians with their long hair or mohawks, and etc., this should not be a problem or a distraction because of how we keep our cultural grounds. If their are beads or metal clips, and etc. that should be banned as a dress code violation, then I can understand that part of unacceptance. Things can be used for weapons, hazards to others and themselves for accident or purposeful negligence, then it shouldn't be allowed. But to condemn a student because of a natural expression is hurtful, irresponsible, judgmental, and inconsiderate for what kind of person you are putting under the scope. The policy should change because it would bring us closer together as different cultures being together under one roof. I will not stand for the outright disrespect. I will not stand for the undermining and non-consideration of others rightful possession. Change this policy or this will come to a bigger gap within our great American civility.
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    Created by Dominique Rose
  • Televise Trump’s impeachment trial
    When impeachment proceedings against President Nixon began, the public wasn't convinced. But by the time he left office, Americans of all parties were overwhelmingly in support of his removal. What changed? A major factor was PBS’s decision to broadcast the Watergate hearings in full -- 247 hours total. Millions of viewers tuned in as the story of the Watergate break-in, the cover-up, the payoffs, and the dirty tricks unfolded before their eyes. This level of public accountability can make a major difference. That’s why -- as the Senate begins its impeachment trial of President Trump -- the three big broadcasters (ABC, CBS, and NBC) must follow PBS’s example and air the trial in full, live as it unfolds and throughout prime time. No matter what happens during the trial, the American people deserve every opportunity to witness it firsthand. We have a right to participate in the impeachment process -- and make informed decisions for ourselves. We're now in a political climate marked by misinformation and distractions that would be unheard of in the Nixon era. The ONLY way to cut through all of that is with the absolute, unvarnished truth -- not with updates filtered through cable news spin or the president's tweets. In this historic moment for our democracy, the three big broadcasters must prioritize keeping the American people informed and included. Add your name to tell ABC, CBS, and NBC: televise Trump’s impeachment trial, live and throughout prime time.
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    Created by Common Cause Picture
  • Remove press restrictions for President Trump’s impeachment trial
    Mitch McConnell and Senate Rules Committee Chair Roy Blunt have instituted unprecedented press restrictions in order to prevent the public from having full access to Trump's Senate impeachment trial -- including limits on what the public can see and on reporters' ability to talk to Senators. Without the free press, we can’t fight against abusive governmental policies or defend our basic freedoms. The Trump administration has been attacking the free press for years. Now that Trump has a chance of getting held accountable for his abuses of power, the Senate is allowing him to hide details from the public.
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    Created by Demand Progress
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    Created by Frederick Myers
  • Defend our Constitution!
    It is not hyperbole to say that our country is at a crossroads and the very health of our Republic is at stake. It is undeniable that President Trump has abused the power of his office by seeking the interference of a foreign government in our elections and that he refused to provide Congress with documents and witnesses who would have provided important information regarding the impeachment investigation. By requesting assistance from a foreign leader, Trump violated the law established by the FEC Act. By refusing to provide witnesses and documents, he was in Contempt of Congress. Both acts are crimes. Both acts are impeachable offenses. Both acts require witnesses, testimony, and further discovery to determine in an impartial manner if the President should be removed from office. We, the American people, including the constituents in your respective states deserve to have fair and impartial representation in the Senate, especially at this moment. If you do not stand in defense of the Constitution at this moment, and this trial is the circus that the Republican leadership is promising, it will be the beginning of the end of our Republic as we know it. The Congress will forever lose its ability to check the power of the Executive Branch. This is not about this President, this is about the pillar of our country which requires separate powers that balance each other. You have each shown the independence, thoughtfulness, and leadership to show the country and the world that the idea that is America still breathes powerfully through our Constitution. Thank you.
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    Created by Hogan Sherrow
  • Get impeachment trial live on television and the internet!
    It allows for full transparency and scrutiny by the American public to every step of the Impeachment trial, by it being broadcasted to television and the internet.
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    Created by Andrew Patros
  • Make Election Day a Federal Holiday
    The United States has a very low voter turnout compared to other countries. It's important that as many citizens as possible be given the opportunity to participate in our democracy by voting. Making election day a federal holiday will give significantly more people the opportunity to vote. Since it will replace Columbus Day, it won't generate any additional costs.
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    Created by Kristi Hansen
  • Mitch McConnell Must Recuse from Impeachment Trial, or be Expelled from the Senate
    We are at a critical juncture in our democratic process of the impeachment trial of President Trump, and the future of our republic hangs in the balance. We must have a fair and open trial in which the witnesses and evidence which have recently become public, and those withheld or blocked previously by the administration, are brought forward and examined by an impartial Senate, and the President provides his defense under oath. He will then either be cleared, censured, or impeached based upon the facts, and our republic will be made stronger by our re-commitment to the rule of law in these partisan times. The Senate Majority Leader has publicly committed himself AGAINST this very process by announcing publicly, “Everything I do during this, I’m coordinating with the White House counsel. There will be no difference between the president’s position and our position as to how to handle this to the extent that we can.” While Senator McConnell is entitled to his personal opinion as to the guilt or innocence of the President based upon the partial case so far, he can NOT be allowed to manage the impeachment process at the direction of the accused President. Leader McConnell, having repeatedly made his intentions to obstruct efforts for an open and fair-minded inquiry clear, must either recuse from any leadership role in the impeachment so that an impartial member may be appointed by the majority, or he must be expelled from the Senate for violation of his oath and blatant obstruction of justice and of the senate. Any impeachment trial conducted "in coordination with the White House Counsel" is a mockery of the rule of law, and if allowed, will mark the end of our Democracy. Please sign and share this petition to tell our senators that they must either persuade Senator McConnell to recuse himself from any leadership role in the impeachment trial of the president, or initiate an expulsion process against Senator McConnell for violation of his oath and for his blatant and self-confessed collaboration with the defendant to obstruct justice in the most important trial in our nation's history.
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    Created by Peter Leinau
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    Created by Ron Hess
  • No Adding 7 Countries to the Muslim Ban
    The Muslim Ban is a racist and xenophobic policy dividing families and targeting refugees from Muslim nations. This latest expansion is nothing then more of the same.
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    Created by Iman Boukadoum
  • Reopen House Impeachment Proceedings
    The American public are entitled to know the facts.
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    Created by Robert Sanford