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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!!! (19 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 | 191 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»)
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 | 53 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. (7 comments | 369 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»)
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 (89 signatures»)
End the Disabled Veterans Tax
This tax is so exclusive, only disabled veterans must pay for it. The greater the disabilities, the greater the tax the disabled veterans must pay. 100% disabled veterans, like me, forced retired after serving 19.5 years due to disabilities caused by my service to our country, lose all of their retirements. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not protect service-members, only civilians. Please sign this petition, ending this discriminating Disabled Veterans Tax. (2 comments | 4 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 | 40 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»)
"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. (5 signatures»)
Restore Carquinez Scenic Drive
Known to most as Snake Road, Carquinez Scenic Drive has sections of road that have been "closed" for years due to landslides. Since it is not entirely blocked off, many still use it despite the danger. Let us restore the crumbling sections of road to protect the people and preserve one of our favorite historical places in Martinez. (4 signatures»)