• Don't Punish Widows
    In Massachusetts, there is a little-known law prohibiting any widow from collecting her spouse's Social Security if she collects a teacher's pension. This makes little sense to me, as our spouses' Social Security was paid every year for this purpose, and why should the state reabsorb this money when most former teachers on a pension need it? Massachusetts is THE ONLY STATE with this law. Let's change this before Social Security ceases to exist in its present form!
    220 of 300 Signatures
    Created by judith Marks
  • Congressional Entitlements
    I am frustrated hearing Republican Congressman going after Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security as the only way to lower spending...What about Lifetime Congressional Healthcare and retirement packages. Since when do employees get better packages than their employers??? Doesn't the Congress work for us??/ They are so far removed from the needs of the average person that they can't make these decisions intelligently.
    38 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Renee fertig
  • Constitutional Ammendment
    Congressional Reform Act 2011 Term Limits No Tenure and no Pension All funds in Congressional Retirement acct move to Soc Sec Congress loses their health care, join the masses Congress must abide by the same laws as everybody else.
    20 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Stacy Stinson
  • End pensions for elected officials
    In order to help reduce costs, federal and state elected officials should not be entitled to a pension or health care after they leave office. They can participate in a 401K while in office to save for retirement. Hopefully, elected officials will understand how the majority of Americans plan for retirement.
    12 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Chris Cronin
  • Ohio legislators should be treated as public employees
    By the definition set up by state legislators themselves, Ohio state legislators are not considered public employees and thus are not subjected to the effects of much of the legislation they push through (i.e. SB 5). In fact, they are public employees and should not be able to make rules for themselves as they see fit. They should not be able to purchase nor receive service credit for work not done, and they should be subjected to the same increased payments and decreased entitlements for retirement that they establish for public employees.
    7,929 of 8,000 Signatures
    Created by Bill Henrich
  • In Favor of US Department of Peace Bill HR 808
    Summary of Department of Peace Legislation Legislation introduced by Congressman Dennis Kucinich to create a Department of Peace and Nonviolence includes the following: Establish a cabinet-level department in the executive branch of the Federal Government dedicated to peacemaking and the study of conditions that are conducive to both domestic and international peace. Headed by a Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The mission of the Department shall: hold peace as an organizing principle; endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; strengthen nonmilitary means of peacemaking; promote the development of human potential; work to create peace, prevent violence, divert from armed conflict and develop new structures in nonviolent dispute resolution; and take a proactive, strategic approach in the development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict and structured mediation of conflict. The Department will create and establish a Peace Academy, modeled after the military service academies, which will provide a 4 year concentration in peace education. Graduates will be required to serve 5 years in public service in programs dedicated to domestic or international nonviolent conflict resolution. The principal officers of the Department, in addition to the Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence will include; the Under Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence; the Assistant Secretary for Peace Education and Training; the Assistant Secretary for Domestic Peace Activities, the Assistant Secretary for International Peace Activities; the Assistant Secretary for Technology for Peace; the Assistant Secretary for Arms Control and Disarmament; the Assistant Secretary for Peaceful Coexistence and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution; the Assistant Secretary for Human and Economic Rights; and a General Counsel. The first day of each year, January 1st will be designated as Peace Day in the United States and all citizens should be encouraged to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace in the coming year
    14 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Benjamin Bosley
  • Ohioans need the right to remove John Kasich from office
    In November 2010 John Kasich was elected governor with less than 50% of the vote. In December he told Ohioans they could either get on his bus or get run over by it. Turns out he wasn't kidding. Today, hundreds of thousands of dedicated public employees, including first responders and teachers, have been run over by Kasich's bus. Hard-working, middle class Ohioans have been stripped of their collective bargaining rights thanks to the passage of Senate Bill 5, just so Kasich can preserve tax cuts for the richest Ohioans. Public employees aren't the only people Kasich has run over. He and the Republican legislature are trying to make it harder for the poor, minorities, students and the elderly to vote. His budget undermines public education, makes college more expensive for working and middle class families, and picks the pockets of libraries and local communities. In Wisconsin, where a radical, anti-union, anti-middle class governor is following Kasich's lead, people have the right to recall dangerous state officials. Unfortunately, Ohioans don't have the right to run Kasich out of office because state law does not permit recall of the governor and other state officials. The time has come to change the law! Sign the petition in support of Representatives Mike Foley and Bob Hagan's legislation to give Ohio the right to recall radical extremists like John Kasich. Let's give Ohioans the right to put Kasich back on his bus and drive him out of Columbus.
    22,727 of 25,000 Signatures
    Created by Mike Foley
  • Floridians Deserve The Right To Recall
    Florida law currently allows for the recall of local elected officials, but there is no provision to allow for the recall of state officials, unlike 18 other states. Engaged citizens deserve the tools to hold their public servants accountable without having to wait for the next election! (Note: This petition is an expression of political support for the recall legislation and not an official document for recall purposes. It also allows us to keep you informed on future recall news.)
    27,636 of 30,000 Signatures
    Created by Rick Kriseman
  • Austerity
    Elected representatives should demonstrate their willingness to sacrifice along with the people they represent by foregoing their taxpayer provided health care insurance and by also foregoing their taxpayer provided pension benefits. Let them be true free market worshipers.
    20 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Bill Durst
  • Gov. John Kaisch must be removed from office
    John Kaisch has consistently displayed his reckless policies that are destroying families all across the State of Ohio. He must be stopped immediately. So, therefore, we are initiating a petition to have him recalled.
    86 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Dr. Mark Haynes
  • Amend the Constitution of Ohio
    Should the voters have the ability to recall elected state officials?
    3,679 of 4,000 Signatures
    Created by DL Thomas
  • Lebanon Selectmen - Record You're Meetings!
    Presently Selectmen meet at workshops and do not keep minutes and the minutes from evening minutes may be vague and or lacking. This petition is to require recording of ALL Town boards and to have the audio and or video recordings placed online so residents may listen and or view to them on-demand. Recording is done by a great majority of towns and to implement this simple process is very inexpensive. It could also serve to protect the town in the case of a he said she said situation. It will provide much greater transparency and access for residents. Selectmen should take the quickest path to implement for example start audio recording while awaiting a more complex video solution.
    48 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Glen Stadig