- Campaign Finance Reform
- Civil Liberties / Surveillance
- Civil Rights
- Economic Justice
- Government Accountability / Whistleblowers
- Gun Violence Prevention
- Law Enforcement
- Post Office
- Retirement and Healthcare
Corporations vs the 99%America is on the way to becoming a nation of poorly educated serfs with very rich masters. I think this is also called fascism.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Joycelyn K.
No Constitution Free Zones in the United StatesIf the 2nd Amendment is such a sacred cornerstone of the Constitution, it should be respected everywhere in our country, including in the offices and workplaces of those officials who have sworn to uphold the Constitution. Presently, firearms are banned from these sites. Do we live under the Constitution or not?2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by John P.
Bernie for VPBernie has a huge following.2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Ilene L.
I want justice!I was NOT allowed to give all of my exculpatory testimony1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Scott D. D.
End local corrupt land use practicesNot only does this consume valuable agricultural land, and increase commute times, it encourages the very worst kind of development and provides an enormous payday to economic elites. It doesn't matter if that ag land is 20' underwater floodplain surrounded by weak levees. As long as 5,000% - 10,000% (tax free!) profits are available, even the cockroaches will try to do land speculation. Investigative reporter David Cay Johnston reports 75% of George W. Bush's net worth came from a stadium / land deal in Anaheim Texas. This practice is the foundation of several large fortunes. One alternative: In Germany, the developers have to sell the land to local government at the ag land price, then re-purchase it at the development land price. The public retains all the profit called the "unearned increment." Germany has excellent infrastructure, good schools, and many other public benefits (single payer health care!). The arts budget for just the City of Berlin exceeds the National Endowment for the Arts for the U.S. of A. The alternative would make for a more attractive public realm instead of what we have now: Private opulence and public squalor.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Mark D.
Presidential DebatesEspecially for the upcoming election the debates need to be opened up, Trump and Clinton are a disaster.17 of 100 SignaturesCreated by ordell v.
Stop Voting for the Lesser of Two EvilsNo one thinks their vote matters and therefore no one trusts the government.9 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Philip U.
Parent Without PunishingWar begins with spanking on moms' knees. The violence learned there you see in school bullying, gangs, and street crime. Home should be a refuge from the world's ugliness. Over 70 years of research has shown the harmful consequences that child punishment does to us parents and taxpayers. Alice Miller's 'For Your Own Good', Murray Straus' Beating The Devil Out Of Them' and Philip Greven's 'Spare The Child' shows us why and how to be a humane parent, and A. S. Neill's 'Summerhill' demonstrates that NO punishment is best.3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by norm l.
Restore the BANK OF CANADA (from debt to prosperity)We Canadian civil society organizations, who work for public welfare, call on our federal government to revive the powers of the Bank of Canada to provide funding to all levels of government in Canada, largely with interest-free loans, as was done between 1938 and 1974 with very low inflation, enabling our nation to break out of the Great Depression, to shoulder extraordinary responsibilities during World War II, and to prosper while building our infrastructure and highly valued social programs during some thirty post-war years. We Canadians now urgently need a renaissance of these powers of our Bank of Canada.6 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Stephan R.
Support Roof Top Solar PanelsThis provides a diversified source of power, eliminates the need for installing and maintaining hundreds of miles of transmission lines and supports our transition to an alternative energy source. Concentrated energy sources and transmission lines are susceptible to floods, fire. weather events and acts of terrorism.4 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Myra B.
A Proposal to Amend the US Constitution to Recall Members of CongressThe proposal is for a Constitutional Amendment for a recall provision to be enforceable against a sitting Member of Congress. This recall provision would provide more regular and continuous oversight of elected public officials to ensure their responsiveness to the Will of the People. The People should not tolerate an incompetent or corrupt or unresponsive elected official exhibiting a willful disregard of those represented, particularly when they serve in Congressional leadership positions affecting the Nation at large. Why should the American People have to wait until that elected official's term of office expires? For example, it is evident that the current Congress' priorities and actions do not reflect the Will of the People. In blatant disregard to that Will, the leadership in Congress has, when in the minority, obstructed Justice by manipulating the Rules of Congress to require more than a majority vote when, by their own precedent, no supermajority vote was previously required. Senators and Representatives are on official public record for abusing the right to filibuster to force delays and otherwise obstruct the good faith business of Congress. When in the majority, they have passed laws providing for unfair advantage in electoral processes, redistricting federal districts unrepresentative of the demographics of States, all to ensure a "safe" district for their party. This is in blatant disregard of general rules of good government. This government was based on a simple principle of majority rule with minority rights. The factions in Congress have forced minorities to find super-majorities to overcome the abuses to procedural rules. If this principle is to be a precedent, then the People can employ that same principle, the right of a relatively small minority of the electorate to force a recall election of an official acting in bad faith. It is the hope of the People that such a threat of recall will deter and/or penalize our elected representatives from taking political positions that offend the clear majority of US Citizens not otherwise represented. The system of campaign finance combined with professional lobbying has so corrupted the process of legislating that the majority of Americans feel disenfranchised and politically alienated from their government. It is the only way to create a counter-balance to all the special interests and single-issue groups who now dominate the time and attention of the Legislature. Further, these political pressures have made it impossible for our Representatives to consider anything other than their own short-term interests and political advantages, thereby ignoring what is in the long-term best interests of the American People. At a minimum, it is the hope that such a recall provision will effectively stymie an official intent on pursuing such a conflict of interest between themselves and their electorate, constantly occupying them, instead, with the threat of needing to campaign in perpetual recall elections. It has long been the right, in many State Courts, to file what is known as a "Writ of Mandamus" against any public official who is acting in an arbitrary or capricious manner, usually without reference to the facts or the rule of law. However, no such right exists at the Federal level. Given our current history, the wisdom of such a Constitutional Amendment is clear. Never has the need been greater. Current events are now witness to the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, announcing in public that he will not call for hearings, under any circumstances, to confirm a Constitutionally mandated Presidential nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States. There is no legal precedent, and no precedent of Congress for this action. It is clearly an arbitrary and capricious act designed to bring about a political result. This is in contravention to the clear original intent of the US Constitution and the current Will of the People. Under his "stewardship" the People have witnessed the repeated abuse of the Rules of the Senate in order to obstruct virtually every legislative initiative of our duly elected President. The People cannot wait to "vote him out of office." The power of the incumbency is so great that he may never be voted out - even against the popular vote of his own electorate. This hurts all of us, not just those in his home State. There are Supreme Court cases that need the ninth Justice to decide them. With the Senate Rules and the Electoral Rules being abused, daily, this obstructionist faction (that clearly does not believe in any proper role of government or any acceptable level of taxation or spending) continues to gain power in Congress. Such policies amount to Sedition and Treason in the traditi25 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Peter K.
Don't let the DNC oust Bernie SandersIf Bernie Sanders wins the popular vote in the primaries and the DNC replaces him with Joe Biden or anyone else then our electoral process has been once again handed over to the rich and powerful. In other words we the voters don't count.4 of 100 SignaturesCreated by David C.