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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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

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 It is an archaic and outdated way to punish criminals.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»)

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»)

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.

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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

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»)

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

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.

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»)

Enough is Enough- Bring Our Family Members Home !
The fair sentencing clarification Act H.R. 2316 if passed will make the fair sentencing Act of 2010 retroactive to all crack defenders who were convicted and sentenced before August 3, 2010. (10 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»)


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