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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»)
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»)
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»)
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»)
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. (4 comments | 16 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.
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»)
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»)
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»)
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»)
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»)
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»)
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."