• Congress?
    I don't know why congress wants to change both the military pay and the post office pay. In what other "job" can you work for 4 years and then retire and get your whole salary paid to you for life plus health benefits and other benefits. Why doesn't congress look at itself and give the US citizens the same benefits that they get? Warren Buffet has the right idea in that the top 2% of the people who earn the most (of which constitutes most of the congress) shoud pay their fair share of taxes and not get all of the loopholes plus all of the perks.
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    Created by Anne Elmes
  • Gross Abuse of Power by Huntsville, Alabama Police Department
    This petition is about civil liberties violations by the Huntsville, Alabama police department & about protecting our first ammendment right to peacefully organize in the united states. The petition was started to challenge the legality of the Huntsville, AL ordinance that states that; 1. It is illegal to have a funeral procession without a police escort; 2. The funeral procession is limited to 25 cars, including the hearse, clergy & mourners.
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    Created by Denise Grandberry
  • National Hiring Day
    There is a solution to the jobs problem and it could quickly put hundreds of thousands of people back to work. It is not pro left or right. It is not from any corporation, it's outside the government control, it's totally voluntary, works in about one week, and helps all with little sacrifice from anyone. National Hiring Day - This is a day that corporations are encouraged to hire new employees. Corporations are called on to put patriotism first and help their country in hard times. Those corporations that cannot hire, are asked to stop firing for that month. http://wp.me/p5S9X-nv Political bickering doesn't buy groceries. Let' go beyond a wish list for a stale mate congress, and get the jobs people need in a win win for everyone.
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    Created by Tom Hendricks
  • Demand Kansas' Early Innovator Grant's Acceptance
    Governor Sam Brownback recently returned a $31.5 million dollar federal grant to create a Kansas Health Care Exchange System. Kansas was chosen as an early innovator by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This grant's funding was long considered and the Kansas Insurance Commissioner had worked hard to begin a process to save all Kansans money in purchasing health insurance. Governor Brownback out of ideological and political beliefs rejected the federal monies allocated to Kansas.
    3,101 of 4,000 Signatures
    Created by David Wilkinson
  • We Can Still Save America
    The financial mess, the jobs loss, the housing debacle, the debt ceiling fiasco; career politicians have been ruining our Country with their own self interests ahead of Americas. Term limits of Senators (2) and Congressmen (3) must be put to a national referendum. If a Senator can't accomplish his goals for us in twelve years, or a Congressman in six years, they must return to their previous profession. Spend your time in Washington working for the Country rather than perpetuating your own interest as a lifetime politician.
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    Created by Jay Hergott
  • Get Congress Real
    It's time to rein in congressional perks. Senators and representatives don’t run to serve their constituents, they run to get a seat on the gravy train that congressional perks have created. The Constitution envisioned legislative service as an honor – not a path to entitlement. This proposal would renew that charter. It would deter the most mercenary Congressional aspirants and should help refocus sitting members.
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    Created by Phil Kann
    A Constitutional Amendment of overrule Citizens United v. FEC. 80 % of Americans do not believe that corporations should have political rights and rights under the 14th AMENDMENT. After all corporations are creatures of the state. They have gone multi-national now; so that it is possible for a foreign corporation to control our elections. When there can be unlimited contributions by corporations, the system is corrupted.
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    Created by Lem Howell
  • Keep secret chemicals out of California's water!
    Oil and gas companies are drilling in California using a controversial method known as "fracking," with hardly any oversight. This leaves your groundwater at risk for potential contamination. We need your voice today to change that! Assembly member Bob Wieckowski has filed a common-sense bill (AB 591) that would ensure that California's citizens have access to information about fracking in our communities. AB 591 would require oil and gas companies to disclose -- for the first time -- when and where they are fracking, what chemicals they are using and how much scarce water their operations consume. All of this information would be published on a public web site, setting one of the highest bars for fracking disclosure in the nation. This bill needs your help to become law. Your state legislators and Governor Brown need to hear that you want them to support AB 591!
    25,061 of 30,000 Signatures
    Created by Environmental Working Group
  • How to Fix Congress - Reform act of 2011
    The Congress of the United States Has Completely ignored the wishes of most of American People - a phrase they throw around VERY lightly. They are not interested in the middle class and the poor, only in corporations and special interests - their business is the business of getting reelected!. It's time to put a stop to this!
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    Created by Georgiann Robbins
  • Tell President Obama to put American people ahead of his own reelection agenda.
    According to Binyamin Appelbaum and Helene Cooper, writing in the New York Times, "White House Debates Fight on Economy" (published: August 13, 2011): "Mr. Obama’s senior adviser, David Plouffe, and his chief of staff, William M. Daley, want him to maintain a pragmatic strategy of appealing to independent voters by advocating ideas that can pass Congress, even if they may not have much economic impact. These include free trade agreements and improved patent protections for inventors. "But others, including Gene Sperling, Mr. Obama’s chief economic adviser, say public anger over the debt ceiling debate has weakened Republicans and created an opening for bigger ideas like tax incentives for businesses that hire more workers, according to Congressional Democrats who share that view. Democrats are also pushing the White House to help homeowners facing foreclosure." Our goal is to persuade President Obama to listen to the advice of economists who have sound ideas about putting this country back on the path of prosperity. In order to achieve this, he must be willing to fight for what is right instead of persistently caving in to those whose primary adenda consists in nothing more than appealing to "independent voters" (read: those who don't have a clue about what needs to be done).
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    Created by Edward A Beach
  • Convert Current Power Bills into Solar Jobs.
    Power corporations could sell 30 year bonds to pay for installing solar power and solar water systems on homes to be paid off by current power bills. As noted by one of the signers a version of this has already passed in New York State recently, and in smaller communities in different forms. http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/06/23/new-york-passes-historic-green-jobs-financing-law/ We need the political demand to supply the answers to our economic and energy challenges. Government should mandate this happen. Current 30% government incentives could help pay for this. A program called PACE in California finances energy upgrades through property taxes. http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Renewable-Funding-Solves-Solar-Financing-Problem/ Many States are adopting this type of approach to make it easier for homeowners to adopt clean energy. http://www.dsireusa.org/solar/solarpolicyguide/?id=15 Maybe now what we need most is a massive public education campaign to enlist homeowners to take advantage of the programs like this that already exist, and to continue to encourage Local, State and Federal officials to adopt more user-friendly ways for homeowners to create jobs by applying for clean energy upgrades.
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    Created by William House
  • No career politicians
    Let’s eliminate pensions for elected officials. After all, we do not want them staying around until retirement; we need a little new blood in there every couple of years. So, like every other American who is not covered by a retirement plan, Members of Congress and others can contribute more to their IRAs each year.
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    Created by Eric Benson