• Stop bigoted hate speech
    Why should homosexuals, Muslims and other victimized groups be forced to listen to bigoted attacks against them from the far right? Many countries have already made the bold move of criminalizing dangerous hate speech to protect minorities and prevent scapegoating. Sign this petition if you want the USA to be the next nation to make that bold move.
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    Created by John Chiang
  • Congress's Benefits
    We need a constitutional amendment restricting benefits of all Congressional and government employees to those publicly available to all Americans (such as Social Security and Medicare). They should not be able to give themselves better benefits than they give the rest of us.
    89 of 100 Signatures
    Created by R Golder
  • MOVE TO AMEND
    This is an established movement. But I just want to make sure that you know about it and will do for it whatever you can - something I see as almost limitless. I give you full credit for the election of Barack Obama. What can you do to help the people legalize democracy? Much appreciation, Mavis
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    Created by Mavis Mathews
  • Congressional Reform Act 2011
    Congress has created a fail-proof system of rewards and benefits for themselves. Voters need to insist that our representatives operate under an equitable system. Please read and sign the petition.
    50 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Claudia Coyl
  • CUT CAP & BALANCE WASHINGTON FIRST
    Congress and the Executive Branch are part of the problem and need to contribute and share the sacrifices we are being asked to do, join us with the following petition: CUT back their salaries, perks, healthcare, PTO and pensions; CAP future increases to the same COLA as Social Security; BALANCE the needs of the citizens with their party agenda
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    Created by Margie Mullins
  • Provide free water during lunch at Conejo Valley USD.
    Per the California State Law, as of July 1 2011 free drinking water is to be provided during lunch time in food service areas to all children in California Public Schools with the mission to increase ‘water consumption and decrease sugar-sweetened beverage consumption as a strategy to support obesity prevention and improved long-term health’ (Calif. Dept of Education).    In order to promote water consumption the California Dept of Ed suggests: 1.    Provide or Plan for Chilled/Filtered Drinking Stations 1. Provide Water Dispensers in the Cafeteria/Food Service Area 2. Maintain School Site Water Fountains As of now the Conejo Valley food services department and district have stated that the water fountains already at schools are sufficient to meet the guidelines of the law.  Since children are not allowed to get up from lunch tables freely to consume water, and there are many children at lunch trying to access water fountains all at once, and many fountains are not located where food is served we concerned CVUSD parents want hydration stations set up in all elementary, middle and high school cafeterias during lunch with enough cold water and cups to service all students.
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    Created by Adonna
  • Tell the TEA PARTY to "Let My Americans Go"
    The Tea Party has taken America hostage by refusing to negotiate on raising the debt ceiling. Tell them to "Let My American's Go."
    420 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Heidi Jo Bean
  • Limit desserts in CVUSD school lunches to one time per week.
    As concerned parents of the Conejo Valley Unified School District, we are writing to enlist your support in cultivating a healthier environment for our children. One in four children in the US is obese, and two of every three adults in the US are obese. Obesity is the leading cause of death in America after smoking. Unless measures are taken to reduce obesity, the youth of today may live shorter lives than their parents. For this reason as parents we feel that Conejo Valley USD school lunches should offer desserts (brownies, cupcakes, cookies, etc) one time per week instead of every day. These desserts should also not contain artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Fresh fruit, yogurt, rice, pasta salads and other sides can be offered as alternatives the other four days of the school week. Please see the other petitions involving healthy changes for CVUSD: http://www.parentsforhealthyschoollunch.com/sign_the_petitions_.html
    88 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Parents for Healthy School Lunch
  • Protest Default
    Please sign this petition if you support raising the debt ceiling immediately and protecting important social programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
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    Created by Protest Default
  • Tell Gov. Perry: Stop Using Faith to Divide Americans
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a long history of using faith as a political weapon. Now Gov. Perry has asked a hate group, the American Family Association, to organize a Christians-only event on August 6 in Houston that will sharpen divisions among Americans along religious and political lines. Other organizers of the event, "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis," have a history of anti-Catholic rhetoric and other religious bigotry. One is so extreme that he has called the Statue of Liberty a “demonic idol.” Sign on to an open letter from the Texas Freedom Network urging Gov. Perry to stop using faith to divide Americans.
    7,870 of 8,000 Signatures
    Created by Texas Freedom Network
  • Bankruptcy for the littlle guy
    The Supreme Court (Citizens United decision) says that Corporations have the same rights as individual Citizens. Okay. Then individual Citizens should have the same rights as Corporations. RIght? We should be able to file bankruptcy and keep our property like they do !!!
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    Created by Karen Gruber
  • No junk food sold on CVUSD school campuses!
    As concerned parents of the Conejo Valley Unified School District, we are writing to enlist your support in cultivating a healthier environment for our children. One in four children in the US is obese, and two of every three adults in the US are obese. Obesity is the leading cause of death in America after smoking. Unless measures are taken to reduce obesity, the youth of today may live shorter lives than their parents. The Centers for Disease Control have stated: "Schools may have an ethical obligation to act in response to the precipitous increase in the incidence of obesity among children. Because children are required to spend half their waking hours in school and because they consume a substantial portion of their daily food there, school is a logical focus for efforts to encourage healthy dietary behaviors to prevent obesity and its consequent individual and collective costs...Opponents of school food regulation argue that people have the right to choose the foods they eat. However, we structure and regulate many student activities in the school setting and do not consider doing so an abridgment of children’s rights....For example, parents would rarely serve candy alongside vegetables on the dinner table and expect their children to choose the vegetables instead of the candy. Similarly, school authorities are responsible for offering foods from which the child can select but limiting choices to those that provide nutritional benefit rather than harm." For these reasons as parents we feel that highly processed snack food/junk food/competitive foods/candy such as Doritos, Cheetos, Pop-Tarts, etc. should not be sold on school campuses (cafeterias, vending machines, student stores, etc). More freshly cut fruits and vegetables, and less processed snacks that do not contain high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, artificial flavors, trans fat (trans fatty acid) and preferably contain less than 4 grams of added sugar per serving should be offered instead. Please see the other petitions involving healthy changes for CVUSD: http://www.parentsforhealthyschoollunch.com/sign_the_petitions_.html
    244 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Parents for Healthy School Lunch