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Require free air time in exchange for licensing from all tv and radio mediaCongress people spend a great deal of their time raising funds to pay for their next election campaign. Most of them hate this because it takes up so much time and keeps them from doing their real job. By requiring all broadcast media to provide equal air time to all viable candidates in return for their operations license renewal, it will help to reduce each candidate's campaign expenses, and will lower their temptation to trade their votes for money from well-heeled sources, thus leading to corruption.5 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Joan L.
STOP SELLING LIVE FISH AT WALMARTI HAVE DOCUMENTED PROOF OF THE WASTING OF FISHES LIVES. FOOTAGE OF DEAD FISH IN THE TANKS ALONG WITH THE BARELY LIVING ONES. THERE ARE TOO MANY FISH IN THE TANKS. THERE ARE NOT PLACES TO HIDE IN THE TANKS. FISH ARE SOCIAL ANIMALS AND THEY NEED PLACES TO HIDE, SWIM, AND PLAY. THEY ARE TREATED LIKE COMMODITIES AND NOT SENTIENT BEINGS. YES, EVEN FISH PLAY!!!8 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Rita L.
Campaign FinanceSomething must be done about the huge amounts of special interest and "dark money" in campaigns. People are beginning to lose interest in our democratic government.3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by lou d.
Change The Federal Income Tax to an Asset TaxThose who have benefited most from US citizenship should shoulder most of the tax burden. Young people with few assets need a break in achieving the American Dream.3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Bruce T.
DON'T DIG UP URANIUM IN VIRGINIA, USA & DO NOT LIFT THE BAN ON URANIUM MINING IN VIRGINIA, USA!!!2-28-2015, HEALTH AND WELFARE OF EVERY AMERICAN HUMAN BEING, ESPECIALLY IN STATE OF VIRGINIA, USA!5 of 100 SignaturesCreated by THOMAS J. & ANN MARIE F.
Target Should Increase Wages higher than Wal-MartLift workers out of poverty.4 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Mark K.
Ban Fracking in Maryland NowGovernor Cuomo of New York just declared a ban on fracking based on a recently released scientific study demonstrating "significant public health risks" associated with fracking, including water contamination and air pollution. Former Governor O'Malley of Maryland ordered a study of the potential impact of fracking on Maryland, which estimated that drilling and extraction could support as many as 3,400 jobs and generate millions in tax revenues--but that those benefits are likely to last only a few years, and that energy development could hurt tourism and outdoor recreation, two other industries on which Maryland relies. Although O'Malley concluded that fracking could be done safely if very strict regulations are placed on companies for protecting the environment, experience has shown that in practice, regulations are often violated at the expense of the environment. It's not worth the short-term financial gain to put Maryland at risk for long-term disastrous environmental consequences. It is time for Governor Larry Hogan to take action and ban fracking in Maryland now.8 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Amy H.
Google Doodle for Otto WarburgCancer is the second leading cause of death if all cardiovascular illnesses are considered as number one. More research is needed to find cure for cancer and this petition will generate support for more cancer research. Nobel prizes are important. History may have overlooked Otto but together this petition will help shine the light of inspiration.49 of 100 SignaturesCreated by christopher O.
Stop corporate funding for elections and have all elections publically fundedWe need to stop corporations like AT&T, the Koch brothers, Monsanto, Cargill, ConAgra, Chevron, Exxonmobile, BP, Gannett News, Rupert Murdoch, Time-Warner, Comcast etc. from unfairly dumping huge amounts of money into Republican and Tea Party Republican campaigns to overwhelm candidates like Progressive Candidates who do not have the campaign funds to compete. Publically funded campaigns would make it an even playing field for candidates to not be "bought" by large conservative corporations to push their secret agendas.8 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Aaron C.
Ask the UN to take over control of the MH17 crash investigation.The country in charge of the investigation, Holland, excluded Malaysia, the country whose airline was the operator of the crashed airplane, but allowed Ukraine to participate. Ukraine is one of potential perpetrators of the crash and including it in the investigation is a blatant conflict of interest. Additionally, Holland refused to reveal the details of a secret agreement allowing each member country to block the release of any information it considers undesirable.4 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Jerzy P.
Expand the public sector and shrivel the financial sector!The financial sector was expanded at the expense of the real economy and should be shriveled to its core tasks. The financial part of education was expanded and financial products were created and promoted that caused the 2008 financial meltdown. Housing, health care and job creation are vital necessities that are missed with precarious make-shift work, speculation and profit-mongering of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries.5 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Marc B.
End the Social Security CapPeople only pay in to social security on the first $117,000. If they earn $5 million, they only pay into the fund on the first $117,000. Social security saves millions from dire poverty. Social security creates public spirit, that joy and thankfulness that can make life exuberant and interdependent. Generations could trust and respect one another with sorrow "more distant than a star" (Donovan). The cap is an anomaly that makes no sense in our day of near zero interests and outsourced manufacturing.5 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Marc B.