• Ban Political Advertising from TV
    To actually acheive true campain finance reform we must ban political advertising from TV. Without the heavy costs of television advertising the average costs for local, state and national election campagnes will be far less. The influence of non fact based advertising by annonomous groups is not only destructive to the political landscape, it is very expensive to counter. By banning political advertising on TV we minimize corporate interference with what should be only a citizens decision, opening the political landscape up to average citizens, no long making it necessary to have a huge bank roll. This would be true "Campain Finance Reform".
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    Created by Michele K Struck
  • Savings Social Security and Medicare
    Senior citizens are petrified that Social Security and Medicare will no longer continue to be funded. There's an easy answer - eliminate the ceiling on contributions. If the fear is that businesses will employ fewer people if the ceiling is raised, then leave the cap on employer contributions. Someone making $200,000 or greater won't miss the 7.65 percent, the government won't have any reason to raid the fund, and it will continue indefinitely.
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    Created by S. W. Parker
  • Ask Business to Help Save Nature
    Nature is in decline -- clean air, drinkable water, rich soil, and countless species of plants and animals are all disappearing before our eyes. Both business and consumers are responsible. Many consumers are trying to mend their ways, but now business must do more. Business is the primary user of natural resources, and the waste it creates has a profound impact on the environment. We must ask the 5,300 companies that belong to the UN Global Compact to begin to measure their greenhouse has emissions and their water use and to publish the results annually in an environmental profit & loss statement. A few companies have already begun this practice, including sporting goods manufacturer Puma. Now we must ask all the members of the UN Global Compact to begin to put an accurate value on the environmental resources that they exploit in order to turn a profit.
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    Created by Donna Knipp
  • Simple health care
    Are you a trying to scrape together a living but can't scrape together enough for health care coverage? Do you have an idea that you would love to test the market with, but need the health insurance your current dead end job offers? Are you a doctor or hospital fed up with the byzantine payment rules of private and public health plans?
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    Created by Jim McGee
  • Deceptive Origin Labeling
    Many distributors sell foreign products that are intentionally created with names and tags that are designed to appear American made. Knowingly selling products with hidden true origin and blatantly sporting USA labeling sometimes even in red white and blue.
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    Created by Ed Briones
  • Honest Lobbyist
    Professional lobbyist are and have been a scourge on how the government works. It is because of the lobbyist that the government in Washington D.C. has become owned by the special interests. This petition is designed to correct this and bring the power back to the people; where the power should rest.
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    Created by Steven E. Templin
  • save
    $0, but i supports my parents having pensions when they retirer
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    Created by Anton
  • ethics code for police
    New York City policemen and women do not have an ethics code. Professions serving the public need guidelines that the public understands to provide the basis for strong partnership between the public and the police. An ethics code would dignify the job of policeman/woman, provide the basis for mutual respect, and clarify the limits of conduct.
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    Created by dr. elizabeth hegeman
  • Students of VCU Support LGBTQ Rights
    Governor Bob McDonnell will be giving the spring commencement address at VCU's graduation ceremony on May 21. This news comes less than three months after over 1,000 students rallied to protest the Governor and Attorney General's attempt to negate anti-discrimination policies that protect gays.
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    Created by Corrina Beall
  • Full Campaign Public Financing
    To ultimately achieve an election process that is truly fair and balanced, where no interests, corporate or otherwise, hold sway over our elected officials and our laws. This requires full public campaign financing, and eliminating the ability of campaigns to "opt out" or otherwise fund their campaign with "private" donations. Entirely and Completely unbiased tax payer allocated funded, without the ever increasing costs of running a campaign. It is becoming harder and harder for the voices of the have-nots to be heard, precisely because they do not-have . (The first step in this process is for congress to overturn the "Citizens United" Decision from the supreme court.)
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    Created by Matthew P
  • legalize marijuana
    every year at tax time we should be able to pay a grow tax fee per house hold that would permit us to grow our own marijiana so the federal goverment would have let say we pay 250.00 out of our taxes every year to grow our own. Then the money people use to buy it will now be put back the money into the economy. selling is still illigal.
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    Created by heather shamp
  • Close Vermont Yankee and clean up the site!
    Vermont Yankee is releasing radioactive pollutants and is dangerously worn out. This plant needs to be decommissioned starting next year, 2012. The Governor and the Vermont Senate strongly support this plan. They need to know their position is well supported. Please sign this petition.
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    Created by Jito Coleman