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Equal Medical Rights for the Fort McClellan Toxic Exposure Veterans
Sign our petition to mobilize a Republican-led Congress to swiftly pass an important medical and disability bill for service veterans of Fort McClellan, Alabama. (10 comments | 447 signatures»)

Huntington's Disease: Waive Medicare Waiting Period
Those diagnosed with Huntington's Disease, a hereditary, neurological brain disorder, for which there is no cure, are dropped by health insurance companies and forced to wait 24 months to become eligible for Medicare and receive treatment for this horrific disease. During this time, the damage that is done from not being treated is mounting. Sign here to help change that!!! (22 signatures»)

Repeal The Agent Orange Act
The whole "agent orange made me sick" whine is BULL$HIT. The entire thing is nothing more than a veteran welfare program which pays BILLIONS of dollars to a group who deserve nothing. (5 comments | 16 signatures»)

Pass H.R. 108, The Disabled Veterans Commissary and Exchange Store Benefits Act
To amend title 10, United States Code, to extend military commissary and exchange store privileges to veterans with a compensable service-connected disability and to their dependents. (6 comments | 64 signatures»)

STOP Factory Farming and inhumane methods to produce more meat for your buck.
There needs to be laws regulating how farmers can obtain meat for the consumers. (3 signatures»)

No Automatic Pay Raise for Congress!
Sign this petition to oppose automatic pay increases for members of Congress and to support measures to limit congressional pay. (5 comments | 279 signatures»)

Credit Score Reform
I believe that a credit score should not be used as a criteria for employment. It doesn't matter if it's a financial institution or not. A criminal background history should be adequate. (12 signatures»)

SSI SAVERS Act & The Disabled Citizen
People with disabilities need an ability to SAVE some modest funding without risking their eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) under a new bill (H.R. 2103) proposed in Congress. (27 signatures»)

Toxic Ft Mcclellan
US Congress need to step up the plate and pass the bill for Veterans Administration to treat and compensate all veterans who are suffering health problem associated with being exposed to PCB and other toxic exposures to include vaccinations that is considered dangerous to humans. I am appalled that my country USA would do such to innocent citizens serving their country and then lie about it and not want to help us. You need to be ashamed of yourselves; repent and do the RIGHT thing. (4 signatures»)

Public Employees (Teachers, Police, Firefighters, Municipal Employees) Fairness Act
Currently public employees are subject to an offset to their social security benefits due to the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) Even if they have paid into Social Security for many years, their social security benefit is offset or eliminated if they receive a public pension. Bill HR 711 would reformulate how benefits are calculated, creating a fair benefit for public employees who have paid into the social security system.

Pass H.R. 1515: The Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act of 2011
Tell your Congressional representatives to support the STANDUP Act of 2011, which provides federal grants to states which require graduated licensing for teens.

Stop Stealing Our Milk Money!
These old controls are costing producers and consumers more money than needs be. Let's push for this savings of $2.5 billion over the next 5 years!

The Lounge
A place for people here to just talk and (maybe) relax about... life, and politics. (67 comments | 7 signatures»)

"Help Save Our Hides"
It seems like we the American people get hoodwinked every time we elect someone into office. They seem to shed their skin like a snake as soon as they get to Washington. Lets not forget the incompetence factor that has plagued us for so many years. (6 signatures»)

Abolish Capital Punishment!
It is time we abolish the death penalty. It is an archaic and outdated way to punish criminals. Killing is never the answer. (5 signatures»)

Support H.R.819 The Government Shutdown Fairness Act
H.R. 819 would prohibit Members of Congress and the President from receiving pay during Government shutdowns. (42 signatures»)

Beer Lovers Unite: Support Your Local Brewery!
This legislation will half federal taxes on the first 60,000 barrels that a brewery produces, meaning that craft brewers will pay less to make delicious beer. Those savings will help craft-beer aficionados, like you and me, pay lower prices for our favorite brew. Please sign this petition and urge your representatives in Congress to support this legislation! (9 signatures»)

Restore Glass-Steagall (Banking Act of 1933), Separate Commercial Banking from Speculation!!
Why do we need Glass-Steagall back? Watch the 11 minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0k2PmF-o5Q (91 signatures»)

Let's Zoom to a Cleaner Future
The Natural Gas Act, H.R. 1380 would boost subsidies and other incentives for purchasing natural gas vehicles. Vehicles such as buses and garbage trucks have already switched to natural gas in many areas. People that find themselves strapped by fuel costs are giving Natural Gas usage a serious look. Simply, It's cheaper and we get about 98% of our natural gas within the US and Canada. (35 signatures»)

Caylee's Law and Justice Act of 2011
We need a bill to change the double jeopardy clause in the 5th Amendment so that we can put Casey Anthony back on trial and put her on death row. This bill will also allow the prosecutors to appeal and the judge (including the Supreme Court) to overturn the "Not Guilty" verdict on any criminals including OJ Simpson and Casey Anthony. With this, don't need to see future films on criminals and murder who are acquitted. Justice will be served. Caylee and any murdered people will be avenged. (3 signatures»)

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