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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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

Make American politicians know what American,s feel
If the politicians got a permant lay off,cut in salary,stop their expense account,stop all lobbyst and severly punished those guilty of breaking the laws--then America could see a big improvenment in our life. (8 signatures»)

Protect Our Most Precious Resource - Our Children!
The future is our children. They will create and shape society. We must protect them from damage, harm and trauma. Every child has the right to a childhood. Violence strips them of this right. Please help them by supporting bills protecting children against violence. (5 signatures»)

Pass H.R. 3012, The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act
It is unfair to differentiate talents by their birth place. (38 signatures»)

Project Stand United "Debt Paid In Full"
Regardless of the sentence handed down by the courts ex-offenders are given a hidden life sentence. A Civil Death. This is not Justice! Signing this petition to Pass Bill H.R.2449 Fresh Start Act will start the process of justice for ex-offenders. (1 comment | 27 signatures»)

We Want a Transparent and Orderly Congress
People of all views and priorities know that Congress will do a better job if it does its work in the sunshine. We also believe that bills should not be rushed through Congress because that deprives us of our chance to have a say. Signers of this petition want a Congress that we can oversee and that does its work on time, all the time. (19 comments | 194 signatures»)

"Don't let homeless children fall between the cracks!"
Please sign this petition for the H.R. 32 The Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2011 to be passed. It's purpose is to make sure that all homeless children are accounted for and recieve the same rights to education as everyone else. (6 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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

Pass the Maritime Liability Fairness Act!
Hold large companies like BP accountable!

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

"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»)

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