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Demand Democratic superdelegates represent their constituents at the National ConventionSuperdelegates are delegates who vote for the Democratic nominee at the National Convention. Unlike pledged delegates, who are required to support the candidate(s) chosen by voters in their state primary or caucus, superdelegates are designated by the leadership of the Democratic National Committee and may vote for any candidate of their choosing. Therefore, superdelegates hold a large amount of power over the party's nomination. Allowing these select few individuals to choose a candidate based on their own personal preference undermines the democratic foundations of the nomination process.37,085 of 40,000 SignaturesCreated by Max H.
Demand a full investigation on the unjust trial and conviction of Michigan Rev. Edward PinkneyEdward Pinkney is a well-respected minister and community activist who has been imprisoned and sentenced to up to 10 years in prison for allegedly altering five dates on recall petitions in Benton Harbor, Michigan. In response to what Pinkney assessed as a corrupt giveaway of much of Benton Harbor’s public land to the multi-million dollar Whirlpool Corporation, he organized a petition drive to recall the mayor of Benton Harbor. The state of Michigan responded with bogus charges, his arrest and imprisonment. Pinkney is an admired civil rights leader in his home state, having organized the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization in response to the June 16, 2003, murder of 28-year-old African-American Terrance Shurn, who was being pursued by Benton Police. He also co-founded a branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Benton Harbor, Michigan in 2009. Reverend Pinkney and his supporters believe that his conviction is linked to a strategic governmental plan to halt his community activism and impede his efforts against former Benton Harbor mayor James Hightower and Whirlpool Corp. Black activists and radical leaders who stand up for justice are too often treated as criminals rather than heroes, and are ultimately forced into the U.S. criminal justice system. Political prisoner Pinkney has been recently moved to the Marquette Prison in Michigan, far away from his friends, supporters, and Benton Harbor home. He has been placed in conditions dangerous to his health and his telephone privileges have been revoked. As long as Rev. Edward Pinkney remains in prison, his family is left fatherless, and the organizations that he has dedicated his life to stand vulnerable to government dismantlement. Sign this petition to demand justice for Rev. Edward Pinkney! * Call Legislative Corrections Ombudsman Keith Barber to demand an investigation into Rev. Pinkney’s treatment: 517-373-8573. * Call Governor Rick Snyder at 517-373-3400. Tell him you are concerned about Rev. Pinkney’s safety in an environment of harassment, threats, intimidation, and hostility.6,444 of 7,000 SignaturesCreated by Jamani M.
Truth in CampaigningExpose the ones that lie to manipulate us.5 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Joanna C.
Sen. Sanders We Demand YOU Demand an Iowa RecountThe media reports the Iowa Democratic caucuses had the winner declared by coin flips in 6 precincts with Ms. Clinton winning each. The votes should be proportioned between candidates. In Iowa, as in America, we have the right to have our vote counted properly. Demand a recount! Media also reports other possible irregularities. Iowa results were close. Americans are entitled to factual election results in Iowa. Demand a recount! We all remember the hanging chads in the Florida 2000 election fiasco, the resulting Supreme Court decision, a possible stolen election and resulting illegal wars, torture and spying by Pres. Bush. We must start the 2016 presidential primary elections by not repeating the same old mistakes. Demand an impartial recount in Iowa! Using primaries elections to win Democratic and Republican delegates to this summer's conventions must be based upon accurately counted votes and fair elections. As Sanders, Clinton or undecided voters, we demand that the presidential primaries be conducted in a fair, accurate and open process that results in the Democratic nominee winning fairly at this summer's convention. The Iowa caucus results are a stain on democracy. We demand you Sen. Sanders, demand a recount and take the issue to the courts if Iowa officials do not conduct a fair, impartial recount.123 of 200 SignaturesCreated by Buzz D.
Fire Debbie Wasserman Schultz From the DNCWe know that the DNC is complicit to the corporations / .01% and we want to clean house and bring the DNC back to representing the people. Attacking the Bernie Sanders Campaign within the party is UNACCEPTABLE and foul play. Show the DNC you stand behind the values that Bernie Sanders brings to the Democratic Party and that these are the values to embrace. These backstabbing corporate ways are a thing of the past. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sanders-sues-dnc_56748b06e4b06fa6887d883e?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000013§ion=politics http://www.huffingtonpost.com/miles-mogulescu/fire-debbie-wasserman-sch_b_8841576.html367 of 400 SignaturesCreated by Troy S.
Term Limits for Senators and CongressThis would get rid of the life time positions that they have now and would force them to listen to their constituents.20 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Shan S.
Vote for TPP and I'll Never Vote for YouThe TPP is a disaster that towers over considerations of gentility and lesser-evilism. This is Congress, as our supposed representatives, giving the power to overturn its own laws to corporations. This is NAFTA on steroids, economically and environmentally destructive at home and abroad. Most of it has nothing to do with trade, but is rather about empowering banks and corporations with powers that couldn't be passed separately or transparently because they're too terrible and unpopular. It's time we take a stand against wrecking the world, even with corrupt politicians who can find someone slightly more corrupt to run against. Here are the senators who voted for Fast Track: http://1.usa.gov/1GtAdTH And the House members who voted for Fast Track: http://1.usa.gov/1GAl1TT Let them know the consequences if they vote for the TPP.12,637 of 15,000 SignaturesCreated by David S.
Assemblymember Marc Levine, stop being a corporate tool.In 2010 with its “Citizens United” ruling, and again this year in its “McCutcheon” ruling, the US Supreme Court has equated money with free speech and eliminated many of the restrictions on how much cash corporations and wealthy individuals may contribute to political campaigns. These rulings give great power to those who have megamillions to spend on electing politicians who will vote their way. Billionaires and huge corporations paying to put politicians into office is the opposite of democracy. As Comcast Executive Vice-President David L. Cohen said, “My priorities in political giving are Comcast’s priorities. I don’t kid myself.” Are big Pharma, Agribusiness and Assemblymember Levine’s other donors any different? Levine was elected to represent California Assembly District 10, which encompasses one of California’s most progressive regions: Marin County and part of Sonoma County. Yet he has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from big business interests, and has voted or abstained from voting in line with those interests instead of in the interests of his constituents in the district. It’s hard to believe that Mr. Levine is anything but a Corporate Democrat when we see six-figure donations from big business, while he toes the line and votes the way big business wants him to vote. Marc Levine, we urge you to return those donations, start voting the way your constituents want you to vote, and support public financing of campaigns!37 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Alice C.
PETITION TO ESTABLISH PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA OUTLET LIBRARIES ON ELECTION MATTERSThe People desire that all elections be open, honest and transparent. If we truly wish to be a dynamic, fluid, diverse and Democratic Society...then all American Citizens must be informed and stay involved! These digital/internet media outlets would provide a Public Library access to current, as well as past election materials and information...an election in progress, would be documented and made available to the public in real time. The information services provided by these media outlets, would alleviate any fears of having non informed voters.. It would also eliminate any reasons given for certain partisan elections.. such as a county coroner, for example. In certain positions, it should not be required to associate your party affiliations with job requirements..it should not be a factor. Please sign to support election TRANSPARENCY and REFORM..keep the pressure on our Public Servants to be accountable for their actions!5 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Karen R.
Trump Must Go, Now!Trump is a clear and present danger to our country and planet. He and his administration have created policies that are cruel, vindictive, and divisive. These policies have had detrimental impacts on every family and community. His lack of leadership and incompetence is reflected in his mishandling of the covid19 crisis. Every day we are tormented with broiling angst and frustration voiced by the media and our government representatives; one cogent reminder after another of his gross ineptitude. Where is the outrage reinforced by action so desperately needed in these most challenging times? When will those who have the power to influence stop the madness and stand up with peaceful protesters and say enough is enough? Now is the time and place for government representatives and all concerned citizens to raise our collective voices. We need to heed and follow the example of MSNBC'S Chris Hayes who recently stated with a high sense of urgency, "Trump Must Go!" and Chris Cuomo of CNN who pleaded we all need to be outraged. He utilized the film Network's most telling quote "We need to get mad as hell and yell it loud and clear, we're not going to take this anymore!" We simply cannot wait until November for things to change. The stakes are too high; we must not leave more time for Trump and his minions to enact their draconian agenda, to do more damage to our fragile democracy while affecting in a most egregious manner the most vulnerable amongst us. Daily uttering repetitious litanies of fact-based Trumpian malfeasance taxes our mental health to the limit. Feelings of excessive anxiety, helplessness, and despair, to name a few, do nothing to protect our wellbeing. Thus, we need this petition to be embraced by a collective tidal wave, to march forward with those who demand justice, and say with conviction, enough is enough! Trump Must Go, Now!8 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Joe F.
New York state Board of Elections should not cancel the state's presidential primary.Canceling the presidential primary is contrary to democracy.2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by peter g.
PROTECT CITIZEN HEALTH POSTPONE WI PRIMARY NOW!In times of crisis, we must protect the health of our citizens and the health of our democracy. Governor, postponed Tuesday's election! Conduct an all mail in ballot election in the future.124 of 200 SignaturesCreated by Buzz D.