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On the Blog: "'We Disapprove'"

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»)

"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»)

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»)

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»)

"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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

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.

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»)

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."

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»)

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

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