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On the Blog: "The Abortion Issue Comes to the Capitol"
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»)
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 | 13 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!
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»)
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»)
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 | 191 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»)
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»)
Make American politicians know what American,s feel
If the politicians got a permant lay off,cut in salary,stop their expense account,stop all lobbyst and severly punished those guilty of breaking the laws--then America could see a big improvenment in our life. (8 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."
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»)
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.
Restoring Confidence in Our Democracy Act
To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to reassert the authority of Congress to restrict spending by corporations and labor organizations on campaigns for elections for Federal office, and for other purposes. (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. (25 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»)
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»)