• Michigan Needs More and Better Public Transit!
    Michigan cities need more and better public transit to create jobs, connect people to jobs, and help revitalize our economy. Right now, Governor Synder is developing his agenda on infrastructure and transportation. We want to make sure public transit is his top priority, especially giving local communities the tools they need to develop high quality public transit.
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    Created by Megan (TRU)
  • Save People with Mental Illness!
    For over 30 years, mental health consumer-run organizations (CROs) have proven to be an extremely effective (and cost-effective) way for people with severe mental illness to achieve recovery and lead full, productive lives as taxpayers, not tax burdens. Unfortunately, in less than 30 days, all Kansas CROs will begin permanently shutting down as their contracts with Kansas Social and Rehabilitative Services (SRS) run out and the promised new funding proposal fails to be made available. We call on Governor Sam Brownback to direct SRS to immediately release the long-promised contract renewal application so that people with severe mental illness can continue on the path to recovery. One day at a CRO = $13. One day at a state hospital = $418. Which would *you* rather have your tax dollars pay for?
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    Created by Kendall Simmons
  • Save Social Security
    The truth about Social Security and for people to support raising its ceiling which will bring in sufficient revenue to pay full benefits until 2075.
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    Created by Mary Ellen Dias
  • Save Our Infrastructure
    The infrastructure in the U.S. is decaying, this includes roads, bridges, water and sewer systems, and, in particular, our electrical grids. Repairs are many years overdue. By repairing infrastructure, we not only kick start the economy, we avoid disasters waiting to happen.
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    Created by Steve Catlin
  • Save Social Security from Eric Cantor, et al
    The House Republicans seem hell bent on dismantling any government programs which originated during the New Deal in the 1930s. Social Security which is a self funded program is NOT an entitlement program and though there are some potential short falls possible, by tweaking it a bit now those short falls can be prevented. Ronald Reagan's administration even did this, it is an American thing to do. But if we don't stand strong against the lies, half truths and bullying by Eric Cantor and his mob this program could go away. Please sign the petition.
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    Created by Jane Nordli Jessep
  • Saving Social Security
    Reductions or outright elimination of Social Security is, in essence, a breach of contract perpetrated on middle and lower income workers who have paid into the system for years or decades. To change the benefits on working people who have been paying into it for years and counting on those benefits when they retire is grossly unfair. For example, if one began working at age 16 and is now 54 years old, he/she has paid into the fund for 38 years. Ryan's plan would change the rules for this individual simply because they are not one year older. If one is in their late 40s or early 50s, and they are not counting on Social Security, they either don't need it or they aren't planning on retiring.
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    Created by A. F. Knox
  • Pay your Child Support Joe
    Encourage Joe Walsh Tea Party /R to pay the arrears he owes of $147,000 for child support ,or resign ,many are jailed for less, Illinois Tea bagger......
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    This is particularly important for people already receiving Social Seurity benefits, or those nearing the benefits age, or those concerned about elderly relatives. For the last two years, the Government has not given cost-of-living increases (COLA) to recipients, even though living costs have risen dramaticaly. In effect, this has amounted to CUTS, and many people are really suffering from it. They are threatening to withhold COLA in 2012, as well. We must protest this disastrous attack on our seniors -- it will create a situation in which people will have to choose between eating or paying rent -- medical prescriptions or winter clothes. At a time when tax cuts are being extended for the rich, it is scandalous to cut benefits for elderly frail people of low income.
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    Created by Joan Wile
  • Stop speeding on Rittenhouse Street in Germantown
    The speed limit on Rittenhouse Street in Germantown is 25 MPH, people drive an average of 45 to 50 MPH. There are 4 churches and 2 daycare facilities within the 3 blocks from Germantown Avenue to Greene Street. There is no stop sign, speed bump or retribution for the hundreds of daily speeders. This is a residential area, we want to feel safe on our streets. Please help us to get a speed bump and a stop sign before someone really gets hurt.
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    Created by Cara Caputo
  • We Want An Audit Of The Social Security Trust Fund
    On Friday the 29th of July, 2011 during C-Span’s Washington Journal1 it was revealed that the Social Security Trust Fund has a surplus of $22 Trillion while various politicians have indicated there is only $2.6 Trillion in the trust. This is a difference of $19.4 Trillion and would indicate all the rhetoric of how Social Security is a ponzi scam, is going broke, needs to be overhauled or done away with all together is not true at all, but rather it is a robust federal run insurance policy for the American people to ensure their livelihood during retirement. (See: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/OpenPhones7411) In 1983 while Ronald Reagan was President, the Greenspan Commission came up with a plan to save Social Security; this plan was agreed to by the Congress and became Law. Under the plan excess monies where to be made available to the US Treasury in the form of bonds to be paid back through the raising of revenue by tax increases to the wealthy when the baby boomers started to retire. The repayment was to begin in 2018 or sooner if necessary. Obviously things have happened that now require monies begin being paid back sooner, i.e.; the financial crisis of 2009, two unpaid for wars, military operations going on in 120 different countries, unpaid for Bush tax rates, etc. It is apparent that even monies were spent from the trust fund above the surplus as well since President Obama and Treasury Secretary Geithner both said they could not promise Social Security checks would go out after August the second unless the debt ceiling was raised. The only way Social Security checks wouldn’t be able to be paid would be if the money wasn’t in the fund to cover them or if they were lying. Washington is now posturing on reneging on the contract with the American people even though they have upheld their end of the contract by paying into the fund their entire working careers. It is evident the only reason for cutting Social Security would be if Washington didn’t want to pay the trust fund money back and continue using it to pay for wars, tax cuts to the wealthy and other pet projects. We cannot allow our representatives to sell us out to Wall Street and the Mega-Corporations again. Please sign and help promote this petition to audit and demand repayment of our money. Recommended Reading And Source Material: 1.C-Span Washington Journal – a. (07292011) – Telephone lines were open for questions and comments on news of the day. Bob Cusack and Peter Coy spoke about debt and deficit reduction legislation that was withdrawn from confederation in the House late the previous evening. (http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/OpenPhones7411) b. (08042011) – Peter Coy, Bloomberg Businessweek, Economics Editor discusses his recent Bloomberg Businessweek cover story entitled “Why The Debt Crisis is Even Worse Than You Think.” ( http://www.c-span.org/Events/Washington-Journal-for-Thursday-August-4/10737423287-3/ ) 2. The Forest – Where is the Missing 22 Trillion? ( http://theforestappb.org/?p=1875 ) 3. Daily Kos - $22 trillion Social Security surplus revealed on C-SPAN ( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/29/1000366/-$22-trillion-Social-Security-surplus-revealed-on-C-SPAN?via=siderec ) 4. Democratic Underground – $22 trillion Social Security surplus revealed on C-SPAN ( http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=439x1606963 ) 5. Sherrie Questioning All - Washington Journal - Social Security is very well funded - Peter Coy of Bloomberg calls it an entitlement and says cuts need to be made - but is set straight by truth in Video! ( http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2011/07/washington-journal-social-security-is.html ) 6. Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Post - The Unanswered Question of “Social Security Surplus” ( http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2011/08/14/bfp-independent-perspective-social-security-math-doesn%E2%80%99t-add-up-2/ ) 7. The Christian Science MOnitor - Social Security crisis? Not if wealthy pay their way ( http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0127/p09s01-coop.html ) 8. Social Security Online - a. Greenspan Commission: Report of the National Commission on Social Security Reform, January 1983. ( http://www.ssa.gov/history/reports/gspan.html ) b. Research Note #20: The Social Security Trust Funds and the Federal Budget. http://www.ssa.gov/history/BudgetTreatment.html ) c. News Release Social Security Board of Trustees: Projected Trust Fund Exhaustion One Year Sooner. ( http://www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/pr/trustee11-pr.htm ) 9. Forbes - What Happened to the $2.6 Trillion Social Security Trust Fund? ( http://www.forbes.com/sites/merrillmatthews/2011/07/13/what-happened-to-the-2-6-trillion-social-security-trust-fund/ ) 10. Mother Jones - Alan Simpson, Social Security Illiterate ( http://motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2011/05/alan-simpson-social-security-illiterate ) 11. AlterNet - Our Commando War in 120 Countries: Uncovering the Military's Secret Operations In the Obama Era. ( http://www.alternet.org/investigations/151904/our_commando_war_in_120_countries%3A_uncovering_the_military%27s_secret_operations_in_the_obama_era ) 12. FAIR (Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting) - Pete Peterson’s Media Empire Conflicts are OK when you have an anti-entitlement agenda ( http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4106%E2%80%9D ) 13. Center For Economic And Policy Research - Tell Market Place, Peter Peterson Spent $1 billion of His Own Money to Cut Social Security. ( http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/tell-market-place-peter-peterson-spend-1-billion-of-his-own-money-to-cut-social-security ) 14. Ratigan Blasts Banking Ties; "Corrupt Congress" ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYhUuYjxbjQ )
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    Created by Bill Hamm
  • Pasar El Faro Punta Tuna en Maunabo al Municipio
    La Guardia Costanera ha puesto a disposición de agencias o entidades sin fines de lucro la adquisición del Faro Punta Tuna para preservarlo. El Centro Cultural apoya la iniciativa de que el Faro debe pasar a manos del Pueblo de Maunabo, por eso solicitamos el endoso de toda la comunidad para que se pueda lograr el traspaso al Municipio. Stop the privatization and acquisition of the historic Punta Tuna Lighthouse in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. The citizens have long enjoyed this historic and beautiful landmark and all are welcome to admire its beauty for free. The Cultural Center of Maunabo is seeking to pass ownership of the lighthouse to the local municipality, thus ensuring its continues accessability. Please support this by signing the petition.
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    Created by Delia for Nelson Papo Vazquez
  • Don't raise the age; lift the cap!
    Don't raise the age of social security qualification. Lift the cap that allows people who make over $107.000 to stop paying into the fund. This will make Social Security viable for at least 75 years.
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    Created by Sue Morganroth