• End Corn Ethanol Subsidies
    Agricultural subsidies for corn predominantly go to large corporate farms. Ethanol from corn is creates tax credits to refineries to add to our gasoline. This combined, costs several billion dollars per year. The amount of fuel and chemicals that are required to grow corn, create a negative impact on our clean air.
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    Created by Manuel F Gonzalez
  • Cable News: Give Us the True Unbiased Information We Need for a Healthy Democracy.
    Journalism plays a vital role in Democracy. Any leader will make bad decisions if unable to access good information. In a Democracy, the people lead. The news has a responsibility to the people first, not their profit margin.
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    Created by Sherry
  • Stop Excluding Gays from Blood Drives
    Often, blood-banks or other organizations will have a specific question about sexual contact between two men, and answering such a question in the affirmative can make a possible donor ineligible for donation! This promotes negative stereotypes and stigma about gay people and venereal diseases or, worse, HIV/AIDS. This should not be relevant as long as it was protected!
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    Created by Rebecca Evans
  • HARNESS THE POWER - EMPOWER THE PEOPLE!
    For-profit corporations and large "non-profit" organizations have co-opted our democracy, dominating our elections and our legislators, and controlling our "government by and for the people." Special interest groups, money, and bribery, now rule. Our legislators must have the moral courage to forego campaign finance funding and special interest lobbying, and turn once again to serving the people who live, die and vote for them. We must have public funding of all Federal and State elections, and must outlaw the legal bribery of "private campaign finance".
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    Created by HANK RODGERS
  • Public Funding of Elected Officials
    Enact public funding of legislator's campaigns by a 28th amendment to the Constitution. Citizens best interests will not be honestly represented until private funding is eliminated from public official's campaigns and non persons are permanently 'de-personated'. This must be done by enacting a 28th amendment to our Constitution otherwise, the issue will be fought repeatedly in Congress. Publicly funding all election campaigns during a presidential election cycle will cost less than $45 per registered voter, and less for off cycle elections - cheap for real representation. Sign the petition and tell our representatives we demand the end of the biggest conflict of interest on this planet - the flagrant purchase of our elected officials by those who stand to profit by that purchase.
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    Created by Norm Norton
  • Motorcycle Lane Only
    Everyday as I drive our busy freeways I pray for the safety of motorcyclist. When I read about how many have died or been injured I wonder why we don't have MOTORCYCLE ONLY LANE. Splitting lanes with cars & trucks is extremely dangerous. Please sign Petition for MOTORCYCLE ONLY LANE.
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    Created by Estella Roethler
  • Block AT&T takeover of T-mobile and consumer choice
    There is already not enough choice in the mobile phone market as evidenced by poor consumer satisfaction with their phone service and high prices. AT&T has done little to allay consumer complaints about their slow network and dropped calls. How can one believe that their takeover of T-mobile will result in better service for consumers when then can't keep their present house in order?
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    Created by Arun Jain
  • Save Social Security and Public Education
    Some of our basic needs are on the chopping block in Congress. We can't afford to let Social Security be privatized, and Public Education funding to be diverted and frittered away. This is a petition to ask Congress to pass an "operation fee" onto credit card companies and banks, charging them 1% of their profit which in turn will go into new and protected accounts to pay out Social Security benefits, and to fund public education. This will free up tax money for other needs, and every swipe of a credit card will be benefiting Americans. And it will take back (in a positive way) from the companies who have taken so much from the people.
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    Created by Andrew Gage
  • Congressional Reform Act
    Limit the total term for all Congressional Representatives to serve to 12 years maximum for both House and Senate reps. Similar to how Presidents have a max of 8 years to serve. Also Congress can no longer vote to give themselves pay raises. Serving in Congress is an honor not a career.
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    Created by Anonymous
  • Universal Health Care Petition: Just Do It!
    -In 2009, health care costs reached $2.5 trillion.[WTVQ.com] The United States is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not have a universal health care system. Source: Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences In 2006, the percentage of Americans without health insurance was 15.8%, or approximately 47 million uninsured people. [Source: US Census Bureau] Among the 84.2% with health insurance in 2006, coverage was provided through an employer 59.7%, purchased individually 9.1%, and 27.0% was government funded (Medicare, Medicaid, Military). (There is some overlap in coverage figures.) [Source: US Census Bureau] The primary reason given for lack of health insurance coverage in 2005 was cost (more than 50%), lost job or a change in employment (24%), Medicaid benefits stopped (10%), ineligibility for family insurance coverage due to age or leaving school (8%). [Source: National Center for Health Statistics] - More than 40 million adults stated that they needed but did not receive one or more of these health services (medical care, prescription medicines, mental health care, dental care, or eyeglasses) in 2005 because they could not afford it.[ Source: National Center for Health Statistics] And yet, one in three precious American health care dollars is wasted on profit and administration. [HuffingtonPost.com] In fact, CEO salary compensation packages. They ranged form $717,000+ to $24 million. [DailyKoz.com] The unemployment rate for January 2011 was 9 percent. For many, job loss not only means no income, but also a loss of health insurance coverage. Even many of those who are employed can’t afford the monthly premiums for health insurance. Researchers report about 58.7 million people in the U.S. had no health insurance for at least part of 2008. [Bureau of Labor Statistics via WTVQ.com] - Most health insurance plans for women have an additional cost for pregnancy; worse yet, if a woman opts out, her medical expenses related to her pregnancy don't count toward her deductible. [SingleMindedWomen.com]
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    Created by Josie Brown
  • Governor Nixon: Veto the Sexual Predator in the Workplace Protection Act
    Missouri's legislature is continuing its wholesale assault on working people by attempting to gut Missouri's civil rights statute, the Missouri Human Rights Act. Under SB 188, corporate reactionaries have: 1. Removed harassers and discriminators from any personal responsibility for their acts. 2. Placed outdated and unfair caps on damages, including economic damages. 3. Lessened protection for private and governmental employees who blow the whistle on illegal conduct. 4.Made it more difficult for employees to prevail or even reach a jury of their peers in employment discrimination cases.
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    Created by Mark Allen Jess
  • Teach Mental Tools/Cure Mental Ilness
    Everyone is born dependent on others for the vital needs to develop the mind and body. Everyone is born with automatic reactions of fear and anger. End Psychiatry. Save Untold Lives and Dollars. The 12 Steps of Humans Anonymous empowers the development of the adult mind, curing mental illness.
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    Created by Clover Greene