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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»)

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»)

Breast Density increases cancer risk 4-6x. Mammos miss these cancers, patients MUST be told!
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/dense-breasts-breast-cancer-doctor-telling/story?id=14673580 How many more women will get this letter:"your mammogram is negative, please return in one year." and their doctor get this one: ""Impression: Extremely dense mammary tissue with no finding suspicious for malignancy. Owing to the density of the breasts, a lesion could easily be hidden and clinical findings in this patient would be extremely important."

"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»)

Support Federal Recognitions Integrity,Deny Heritage Clubs and State groups Seeking Casinos
massive BIA and Indian health budget cuts planned for 2012,real tribal reservation people are going to be hit hard by massive budget reductions and realize there is no room for these culture clubs and state created tribes.we need to rescind the states ability to make these so called state tribes,the state has no authority in the first place to make or unmake a tribe and the state,any state has no business in Indian sovereignty business or regulation of.Mostly they are seeking a CASINO. (1 comment»)

RECLAIM YOUR ABILITY TO CLAIM
Congress has created legislation (in Public Law #112-74) to increase administrative fees for filing and renewing existing and new placer mineral claims by an egregious 800% and is forcing claim-owners to pay-up or forfeit claims that have been owned for decades, even generations. Sign this pettition to support your right to make a living on YOUR public property - against the time that paper money is worthless and you may have no other means of making a living!! (1 comment | 23 signatures»)

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

WE WANT WHAT YOU HAVE NOW! (THANK YOU?) H.R. 812, The Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011
"THE AMERICAN VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS SURVIVAL GUIDE" _________________________________________________________ YOU HAVE A CHOICE! WE DID NOT! YOU HAVE PTSD. WE HAVE BOOZE,POT!ADDICTIONS,PRIZION! SUICIDE. TOOK MOST! TOLD TO JUST DEAL WITH IT! WE COULD NOT WIN A WAR THAT OUR COUNTRY TOLD US "NOT TO FIRE BACK!" I AM A NAM VET, THIS IS TRUE! DESERTSTORM THRU NOW! MORE VIETNAM VETS DEAD OF SUICIDE! THAN AMOUNT OF MILITARY DEAD IN COMBAT! WHITE HOUSE READ THE BOOK ABOVE (3 comments | 10 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»)

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»)

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»)

Moms Matter
If you think maternal health isn't an issue in the United States, think again. Sign this petition to get our country back on track. (6 signatures»)

Support The "Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act"
H.R. 2245 would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide the Food and Drug Administration with improved capacity to prevent drug shortages. Tell Congress to Act! (5 signatures»)

A Way To Open Doors ~ Another Take At It
Non-violent offenses are offenses nontheless, but to handicap a person for the rest of their lives for a minor mistake is harsh and somewhat of an offense in itself. Everyone deserves a "Second Chance" Please Sign this petition to support first time non violent offenders and their efforts at "Another Take At It" and extend their lives. (1 comment | 45 signatures»)

OPPOSE LUMBEE RECOGNITION BILL -CASINO
A cover for some type of government benefit which they seek ,something free or to operate a CASINO claiming they need it to maintain their non-existing Indian cultures.While true Indian Nations live in poverty and high unemployment on Reservations as high as 85% on some.The BIA was intended to support reservation and Treaty based Historic Indian Sovereign nations not heritage Clubs or"Individuals"banding together in the 20th century to form a so called tribe to get sovereign status for a CASINO. (5 comments | 9 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. (3 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»)

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»)

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»)


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