- Campaign Finance Reform
- Civil Liberties / Surveillance
- Civil Rights
- Economic Justice
- Government Accountability / Whistleblowers
- Gun Violence Prevention
- Law Enforcement
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- Retirement and Healthcare
Enforce Minimum Wage for Social Security and WelfareWe have minimum wage laws that most businesses can't get away with violating. But the government can, and does. They will say "Because benefits aren't wages". But that is dodging the question of WHY we have minimum wage laws: humaneness, simple morality. We have laws protecting animals. Humans need to be protected too! The fact that so many people receive unconscionably low benefits, IF THEY GET THEM AT ALL!- (Another problem!)- - is a significant factor creating poverty, homelessness, illness, and an EPIDEMIC OF SUICIDES. NEITHER PARTY HAS CARED TO ADDRESS THIS FOR DECADES! SHAME ON B O T H PARTIES! They will say "We can't afford it!" But we can always afford bogus wars, and rich people pay ZERO tax for Social Security on income above $128,400, as of 2018! Stop the Wars, and make the rich pay their fair share! It is up to the American people to hold "our representatives" ' feet to the fire, or REPLACE THEM!3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Roger B.
Leave Venezuela AloneThe people of Venezuela need a respite from violence and suffering and have the right to determine their own future.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Michael A.
Stop financing Israeli atrocities.To restore a moral society.3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Thomas V. M.
Ban GLYPHOSATEBecause GLYPHOSATE IS KILLING PEOPLE AND PLANET!!!2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Melissa V.
Merger of Sprint and T-MobileNot only would this merger narrow choices for everybody, it would ultimately increase costs for those who can afford it least. Perhaps even more important is the hold that Crown Prince Bin Salman of Saudi Arabia would have on our population. He is a major shareholder in Softbank, an international holding company that already effectively controls 85 percent of Sprint. Should this occur, then, according to Trita Parsi, "Softbank will gain a 27 percent stake overall in what would become one of the largest US mobile providers in the United States. This would give the repressive Saudi dictatorship influence in the creation of America's first 5G network."1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Anne H.
Save Our VA - Rebuild the VA * Don't Privatize It!The failed Choice program has pushed hundreds of thousands of veterans out of VA hospitals & clinics into private care. Surveys show 80% of vets want VA care NOT private care. Trump & the Koch bros. want to close down the VA, sell off the hospitals & clinics, & send all vets to private care at a 30% higher cost to taxpayers than VA care. They intend to make billions in profits off sick vets.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Buzz D.
Support The Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 HR 5087To prevent more mass shootings in schools etc. Please read House Rep. Eric Swalwell's USA Today May 3, 2018 article titled Ban Assault Weapons, Buy Them Back, Go After Resistors. Google HR 5087.4 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Joady g.
Need for Presidential Nominative Reforms and Presidential Electoral ReformsWe believe that Congress can enact bills or amendments that pertain to presidential nominative reforms and presidential electoral reforms without requiring any changes in any political parties' rules. These bills or amendments help anyone who wishes to demonstrate his or her independence from the Democratic Party and other political parties and wishes to run for president of the United States like U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. If the bills or amendments are in effect, Senator Sanders would not have to simply use the Democratic Party as a vehicle for removing any Democratic presidential nominee from a presidential general election and running for president of the United States. Would you mind either including the presidential nominative reforms and the presidential electoral reforms in bills or amendments or introducing these bills or amendments in Congress, please? Thank you for your time to read this message.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Thomas Y.
Regulate Big Banks and Wall StreetTo stabilize the American economy and close the gap of income inequality3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Donna M.
Ban Assault GunsMake America Safe Again24 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Kenneth K.
Weed Out Bad CopsMost police misconduct is caused by a few problem officers who have records of repeated complaints. Those few bad actors cause the public to distrust the police in general, and they make it hard for the overwhelming majority of competent officers to do their work. It’s in everybody’s interest to “weed out bad cops” from the profession. In Michigan the people responsible for licensing police officers – the “Commission on Law Enforcement Standards” -- are appointed by the Governor. The commission trains and gives licenses to young officers but has almost no power to take licenses away in mid-career from officers who prove incompetent. About the only way the Commission can take away an officer’s license is if the officer is convicted of a crime. Prosecuting bad police officers as if they were criminals is not a good idea. It’s too hard and often too harsh. Prosecuting cops is too hard. In practice it is almost impossible to convict a police officer of a crime. Juries rarely convict. Prosecutors rarely bring charges. Prosecuting police officers is too harsh. Cops are workers. We don’t usually put workers in jail if they are incompetent; we take them off work. Incompetent cops don’t usually need to be sent to prison; they just need to be taken off work. Since the Commission does not have the power to take licenses away from officers who prove incompetent, the main way members of the public can take action against an allegedly incompetent officer is to file a complaint with the police department. Leaving local departments to handle complaints against police officers is a bad idea. Police chiefs and sheriffs have bonds of loyalty and conflicts of interest. They almost always exonerate themselves and their colleagues. Even if a local department fires an officer it cannot take away the officer’s state license. A licensed officer fired in one town is free to find work in any other town. Do a search on “Gypsy Cops” for examples of how this works. Police officers are professionals. The state frequently takes away licenses from professionals who prove incompetent. There is no good reason why we shouldn’t treat incompetent police officers the same way we treat other professionals – nurses, teachers, accountants, electricians, plumbers, real estate brokers, builders, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, counselors, social workers, psychologists, optometrists, pharmacists, cosmetologists, barbers, architects, lawyers, stock brokers, engineers, undertakers, insurance agents, and on and on.75 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Erick W.
Repeal of the Jones ActBecause it’s having a heavy impact on Puerto Rico’s economy. It’s also making it much harder for Puerto Rico to get basic necessities at a reasonable price when American citizens need it most.3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by WILFREDO P.