• STOP Congress's Insider Trading and make their actions punishable by Prison Terms
    Recently 60 minutes exposed that Congress members actually trade on the stock market on Inside Information they get from their legislative duties. Any American who does this would be put in prison. We need to let them know that this is ILLEGAL and needs to stop.
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    Created by Michealene Cristini Risleyt
  • Legalize Marijuana
    Legalizing marijuana, like dropping alcohol prohibition, will free law enforcement for other functions. Legalizing will create jobs, and tax income, and drop the number of families ruined by possession, and property confiscation. Legalization will reduce prison populations. Each individual not incarcerated will save over $40,000 per year which could go into educational programs. Use and sale of marijuana should not be a crime, there are no victims..
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    Created by William Olkowski, PHD
  • Help Bring Our Missing Home
    There are so many missing people in the United States as a member of some of the missing internet sites,posting them on Facebook,Myspace and Porchlight for the Missing and Cold Case Public Unit I strive daily to post them and hope someone will recognize a person and bring them home to their loved ones.There are over 100,000 persons missing from all States and they are men,women and children many going back decades ago and still missing.
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    Created by Marian DeRossett
  • Mandatory Job Placement for Ex Felons
    We want to stop the revolving door Penal System in America...and provide immediate working alternatives to Ex Felons to prevent re-offending. We also want end discrimination against felons if their Crime is not applicable to their chosen profession .
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    Created by Troy Miller
  • strengthen megans law in Pennsylvania
    Despite recent updates to the state law on sex offenders we still are to easy on these people in Pennsylvania. We need tougher laws like other states have. I have incorporated laws from Texas, California and Tennessee into this proposal. No longer should be Pennsylvania be a sanctuary for these type offenders
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    Created by David Neil
  • End the Death Penalty in Kentucky
    A recent report by the American Bar Association [ABA] found that Kentucky's death penalty system is so broken and unfair that the state should declare a moratorium on executions. But a moratorium isn't enough. It is time to end the death penalty in Kentucky altogether. The 500-page ABA assessment found no uniform standards on eyewitness identifications and police interrogations, and a high error rate in death sentences, with more than 60 percent overturned on appeal. The study also found that Kentucky lacks safeguards to ensure that defendants with mental disabilities are not put to death. American Bar Association President Wm. (Bill) Robinson, along with former Kentucky Supreme Court Justices James E. Keller and Martin E. Johnstone, all of whom participated in the ABA assessment of Kentucky's death penalty system, recently wrote in the Courier-Journal, "The list of problematic cases is staggering, and review of the system is deeply troubling. Fairness, impartiality and effectiveness of counsel have been undermined by serious flaws that reveal systemic problems in administration of the death penalty in the commonwealth…" Richard Dieter, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center and author of The Death Penalty in 2011: Year End Report, notes that the nation as a whole is backing away from the death penalty. “This year, the use of the death penalty continued to decline by almost every measure,” Dieter said . “Executions, death sentences, public support, the number of states with the death penalty all dropped from previous years. Whether it’s concerns about unfairness, executing the innocent, the high costs of the death penalty, or the general feeling that the government just can’t get it right, Americans moved further away from capital punishment in 2011.” "To make the leap that murder victim families are united in wanting a death penalty continues the critical oversimplification of “paying a price commensurate with their crimes” and the pathetic use of a grieving family at a parole hearing to justify another murder. I belong to two different organizations of murder victim families (thousands of us) that feel victim survivors are victimized yet again when murderers are given the gallows. My brother was murdered in 1986 and his murderer was poisoned to death in 1997 by the state of Missouri. That is why I work as a board member of the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Don’t lay the need to continue executions down at victims’ feet. (You don’t know the voices of all of us.)" - Ben Griffith, in a letter-to-the-editor recently published by the Frankfort State-Journal. The death penalty is costly. The death penalty is out of step with modern thinking. The death penalty is risky. The death penalty is unfair, broken, and arbitrary. The death penalty is unnecessary. Victims' families deserve better. Kentucky’s death penalty is too broken to fix. It needs to be abolished.
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    Created by Keith Rouda
  • When Healers HARM
    Stopping Healthcare professionals from participating in torture and improper treatment of "prisoners" at Guantanamo Bay, and other detention spots
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    Created by Jeanmaire Manelski
  • Autistic Boy found in duffel bag by mother- Make the school pay!
    A 9 year old austic boy was put in a duffel bag by his teacher and put in the hall. Mistreatment of diabled people is far too common, but a child! In school! This teacher needs to be fired and there need to be strict rules in place against this. Read the article on MSN here http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45770432/ns/us_news-life/ and watch the video.
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    Created by Kelly B
  • Save the Pennsylvania State Police
    The Pennsylvania state police are the primary and often the sole law enforcement agency avalible to respond to many small communities and most rural areas of the state. Even then many residents must wait 30 minutes for a trooper to arrive at their location in an emergeny. In many areas small towns with only one officer must call for back up from state police. The protection of citizens is a basic government responsibility. Currently the state is propsing to cut the state police by 10% or fire 500 troopers. This will result in large areas of the state being unpoliced for long periods each day.
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    Created by David Neil
  • Remove Michael Gableman
    Wisconsin Supreme Court Michael Gableman has a long-documented history of unethical conduct. Now, he is certifiably a pay-for-play patsie. It is time to call "lies" lies, and for the appearance of impropriety to be given due respect in the evaluation of a judge's fitness for duty.
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    Created by Mark Hembree
  • Sacramento Supervisors: Stop the Costly Jail Expansion!
    In response to the realignment of prisoners to the county jails. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones has proposed a $100 million expansion to the County' Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. This expansion would add 384 expensive and unneeded beds to the County's jails. In November, the County Supervisors already approved the reopening of 275 closed cells, costing the county $5.98 million, or 46%, of the 2011-2012 realignment budget for the Sacramento County. Realignment should be utilized to expand community program s and alternatives to incarceration not to build more cages.
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    Created by Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)
  • Legalize Medical Marijuana
    Legalize medical marijuana so as to allow those states who wish to may institute their own medical marijuana program.
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    Created by Joe D