• Avoid an environmental Pearl Harbor
    James Hansen and other climate scientists have suggested we have less than a seven year window to take direct action to mitigate the growing effects of global warming. The Obama administration, while doing more than previous administrations, is not leading in educating and framing the importance of the issue; while the Republican stance on global warming, in terms of accepting the role that humans have played in creating the problem, is cynical, opportunistic and plays to the paranoia of their base.
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    Created by Dr. Bob Childs
  • Tony's Law(Girginis's) fight for harsher punishment for irresponsible gun use
    We want harsher punishment for irresponsible gun use! People who use guns irresponsibly should know that there are consequences for there actions and that they will go to jail if they use guns irresponsibly, This is about our cousin, Tony Girginis, who was killed by irresponsible gun use, the person responsible only got RECKLESS CONDUCT!
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    Created by Kim La Rosa
  • Total Public Funding of elections. Outside money influences made illegal.
    Complete Public Funding for all publically held offices (From dog catcher to president of the U.S.A.).Every public office shall have a set budget limit for campaigning and every candidate shall use only those funds for their campaign. Private individuals or corporate entities are barred from giving any politician running for office or already holding office any money , gift or favor in exchange for political influence. To do so shall be considered a bribe and thus illegal which shall be punishable by law.
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    Created by Sonia Wilson
  • Maintain Same-Day Voter Registration
    On Thursday, the House passed L.D. 1376, a Republican-backed bill to end Same-Day Voter Registration. Same-Day Voter Registration is an important part of Maine's electoral process. The Senate must vote again for final approval of L.D. 1376. Sign this petition today and let the Legislature know that we want Same-Day Voter Registration in Maine.
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    Created by Lisa Bondeson
  • Please stop mandates for vaccination!
    Vaccines are not without risk. Many risks are unknown even to manufacturers. Vaccinated people sometimes spread the disease to the unvaccinated. We must all have the opportunity to investigate about vaccines and to choose whether or not to be vaccinated. We own our bodies!
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  • Proof of Standing required in Relief from Stay Motion
    A demand on the banks, investors, servicer, and other financial institutions filing for Relief from Automatic Stay to show proof of standing, by presenting the Original Signed/Endorsed Note upon the court at the time of hearing. This will ensure the highest level of protection to the people who have filed for bankruptcy and also reduce pressure on the Bankruptcy courts.
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    Created by Jennifer Florio
  • 'Don't Give Up the Ship' (video series for 2013)
    The Great North-coast is poised to make a historical video series to help educate people about 'The Battle of Lake Erie in 1813' and to celebrate its' bicentenial. This project will build community pride, collaboration, and a network of creative talent to help in the region's economic develop of the film industry.
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    Created by Kurt Sahlmann
  • It's Time For The Goldie Taylor Show
    As we look across today's media and entertainment landscape, in most instances it is difficult to find personalities with ingenuity and integrity that we can celebrate. Goldie Taylor is to be celebrated. An executive consultant to NBC, contributor to Grio and author it’s time for MSNBC to introduce to the Republic and the rest of the world an individual that will provide her audience with hard, thought-provoking questions and who will place the truth first—all the time.
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    Created by Anthony P. Johnson
  • End "The War on Fat"
    Starting with the McGovern Commission in 1977, we have been told that a healthy diet is low in fat and high in carbohydrates. Despite a lack of scientific evidence to support these claims, the message that fat is "bad" has been repeated so many times that it is now accepted as an unquestionable truth. As a result of these misguided recommendations obesity, diabetes, and heart disease have reached epidemic proportions.
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    Created by Tony Federico
  • Equal coverage of sex trafficking as given for sex scandals
    Many substantive hard news stories affecting a large segment of our population are taking a backseat to sensational stories about the sexual habits of celebrities and politicians. These stories are more fitting for tabloid reporters than mainstream journalists. We are calling on the mainstream news media to give equal coverage and time to the issue of sex trafficking, which is the kidnapping of girls and women and selling them as sex slaves, as is given to sex scandals.
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    Created by S. Maxx Mahaffey
  • Stop Double Dipping
    All government services (schools, libraries, police, fire, sanitation, parks, street trees, paved roads, etc.) are at risk and many services will be cut. In the meantime many public employees have full retirements from other public or private employers. If salaries were capped so that no one could earn a net greater than $150,000 from two or more jobs then many more jobs could be filled and services saved. Individual high level managers and professionals could could have net earnings more than $150,000 but only from their current employer. Now there are many public employees who receive large pensions and coupled with their current salaries earn way more than $150,000.
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    Created by martin nelson
  • Stop Verizon from Installing Antennas Too Close to Schools
    Many cities and school districts across the globe are demanding cell antennas be no less than 1500 feet from schools - taking precautionary measures to protect the permeable skulls of children from the potential dangers of constant electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation. Verizon is poised to install 9-12 cell antennas 100 feet from North Oakland Community Charter School and the thriving Destiny Community Arts Center, and around the corner from Anna Yates Elementary in Emeryville – over 1,000 children in close proximity. We are calling on Oakland’s Mayor Quan, Verizon and the property owner, McGrath Properties, to stop construction, and observe recommended precautions for our children.
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    Created by Evie Ladin