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Petitioning Amy Klobuchar, Collin C. Peterson, Tina Smith, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Donald J. Trump, Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Zoe...

Losing the American Dream: Immigrant family from Holland being forced out of the country!

Please Call your Congressman now and tell them to cosponsor the E2 Visa Improvement Act, HR 2124 to help the Mulder's and other families in this situation!  The Mulder family immigrated legally to the United States from Holland in 2001 on an E2 Investor Visa to achieve their dream of owning and operating a family dairy. They have been here ever since and have created a wonderful life. They are a hardworking, honest family, have supported the surrounding rural communities in many ways, pay taxes, provide jobs, have many friends and are productive citizens. They were even MN Farm Family of the Year in 2013. Now that their sons are turning 21, they are being forced to make a decision. A decision that just isn't fair. Garion, their oldest had to leave last summer and now Kelsey, their youngest must leave this summer when he turns 21. The type of visa they came here with does not allow a clear path to citizenship and forces the children out through a process known as “aging out”. Garion and Kelsey have been here since they were 3 & 2 years old. They had only briefly visited Holland since coming here and consider the United States as their country. They attended school, formed life-long friendships, worked on the family dairy and love the rural life. Now, because their children will have to leave it no longer makes sense for their parents to stay. They built the dairy farm in the hopes of a better life and a dream of passing it on to their children someday. But because of a little-known clause in the E2 visa, one which they have worked with immigration lawyers on for many years trying to resolve, that dream will likely die without intervention. This petition is drawing attention to the problem and we need to continue to fight to resolve the issues with the E2 Investment Visa. Provide a clear path to citizenship and protect the children from the “aging out” process. There are so many families, not just the Mulder’s, affected by the problems with the E2 Investment Visa and there are others working on this issue. There is another petition out there titled “Improve the Dream” and it answers the issues with the E2 Investment Visa through legislation. This legislation will help all of the children who are legally here by adding them to the Dream Act and the DACA program. They already meet the criteria and we need to make that happen! To make this happen we need to keep these petitions going so that our government hears us and legislation happens! Please sign our petition and then go to the second petition and read the information they provide and listen to the wonderful video and sign their petition. I have included the link for that petition below. This family and many others deserve to stay in America. Let's fight for them! Please click on the red SIGN THE PETITION button to sign our petition. Then come back and click on the link below to sign the other petition. Here is the link to the other petition “Improve the Dream” Please consider signing it:  For more information on the E2 Visa and immigration reform efforts to help the families like the Mulder’s you can check out the following websites:  News links on the Mulder Family so far: Local News Paper – The Western Guard KARE11 News Part 1: Part 2: WCCO News (2010): MN Farm Family of the Year 2013: Holland Newspaper Articles: Garion Mulder Holland TV Interview: Kor Mulder Holland Radio Interviews: A candidate for U.S. Senator in Maine calls for President Trump to help the Mulder's in his announcement speech (Starts around the 3:21 mark)[0]=68.ARAXexg6Y0uDQsVAbwYvWEx1nSzcVhT79dmYtlYkH-kaLoMJ-9xmoQM1cAPdMC5y88FjupqtPAQuWgo89ttD1RLSHRCSucjXfkpzadlaQDH4GkAoZRw6gCss3pG0iHn2_dddSV0nurEM2Wjf16NxDfraM_qE4cV_2_p10Sku4Q_aElNjGLDGm7ZmBnJvyT_YhoeutLcPbxo1olm1_XmkxrMQN8eKK-X10VZXBPYio86vDfYTtjP5dLw6pjY97_Y-6wwDUurFxp-wA0SH8OTw2KT7VhAKGgyFSIg57ArzVj2VDJx7syi8rtb7Gk9LQVxPiCDTKCYO5cyPI6nFvlnKD5SOpmz4ReAICBN9

Judy Kriese
41,112 supporters
Petitioning Charles Schumer, Tammy Baldwin, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown, Maria Cantwell, Ben Cardin, Tom Carper, Catherine Cortez Masto, Joe Donnelly, Tammy Duckworth, Dick Durbin, DIane ...

Congress: Censure President Trump For His Heinous Remarks About "Shithole" Countries

Please also sign and share our net neutrality petition: And join our group here:     ----------- This petition began in a private, politically active facebook group of 6300 people consisting of Democrats, Independents, Socialists, Libertarians, and concerned Republicans.  On Thursday, Jan 11, the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump attacked potential immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal. The White House did not deny these allegations. This, a day before the 8th anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed over 100,000 people.  This is a step too far. If this were any other president, a censure would be an expected course of action. We realize that many in congress have become numb to Mr. Trump's rhetoric, but American voters have not. This is the language of fringe talk radio, not the President of the United States. He dishonors the office with these words. He is our chief diplomat around the world, and he represents millions of Americans who emigrated from these nations. He should act like it. It is time for congress to stand up and censure this president for his dishonorable remarks about our friends in Haiti, El Salvador and Africa, who rightfully look to the United States as a beacon of freedom and opportunity.  

Countdown To Beat Trump (
37,769 supporters
Petitioning Pat Roberts, Debbie Stabenow, Thad Cochran, Patrick Leahy, Mitch McConnell, Sherrod Brown, John Boozman, Amy Klobuchar, John Hoeven, Michael Bennet, Joni Ernst, Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles Grassley...

We are Losing Hundreds of Family Dairy Farms Each Year in the USA

Currently dairy farmers are losing approximately 50-60 cents a gallon on all the milk they produce. This is the reason we are losing so many family dairy farms in the United States. The national production of milk is approximately 204 billion pounds of milk annually which means that dairy farmers are losing $5 per 100 pounds. Nationally this means the dairy farmers are losing over $10 billion each year. This translates into about a $60 billion loss for the rural economy.  THIS CANNOT CONTINUE! WE NEED YOUR HELP IMMEDIATELY! THIS CAN BE CORRECTED!  We are urging the United States Congress and the Dairy Division of the USDA to have open hearings for dairy farmers to hear and hopefully resolve their problems. We have outlined specific programs congress can take to correct this problem. Please refer to the "Dairy Farmers Are Left Behind Again" guest editorial by Arden Tewksbury located on the Progressive Agriculture Facebook page to view suggestions where congress can help dairy farmers. (Link included) Consumers, you must decide; Do you want to be drinking milk from the USA or milk imported from other countries? The decision is up to YOU! Act NOW and sign this petition! Thank you! 

Katie Kuzma
30,397 supporters
Petitioning Congressman James McGovern, Ayanna Pressley, Ron Wyden, Elijah Cummings, Debbie Stabenow, Ed Markey, Roy Blunt, Tina Smith, Amy Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren

Congress, Subpoena David Ricks, Doug Langa, Lars Jorgensen and Olivier Brandicourt

Insulin prices have skyrocketed over the last 10 years.  Congress & the Senate have to subpoena the CEO's of Eli Lilly, NovoNordisk and Sanofi to come to Washington, D.C. to be transparent about the high costs of insulin in America.  Laws need to be written to keep them from charging outrageous prices that made insulin unaffordable and inaccessible to people that may have a high deductible healthcare plan or inadequate insurance coverage and don't qualify for financial assistance programs. Having no access to affordable insulin can lead to rationing insulin and lead to death.  Without insulin, you die.  Insulin should be accessible like water and bread is.  Insulin should be available without a prescription, like it is in foreign countries.  A bottle of insulin in America costs $324.00.  The same bottle can be purchased in Canada for $45.97 and Mexico for $30.00.  Americans are paying for the rest of the world to get cheap or affordable insulin.  Americans are paying for the high salaries of CEOs on every level of the supply chain.  Until they are held accountable, change won't come and profits will continue to be more important than people's lives.  Insulin has been around for almost 100 years.  It's time to make insulin affordable for all.  #insulin4all.  Nicole Smith-Holt's story about her son dying from rationing insulin. 2-21-19   The GREAT LIFE JUICE........................                             2-6-19   Eli Lilly and Co on Wednesday embraced a U.S. government proposal to end a decades-old system of rebates drugmakers make to industry middlemen, saying it could lower the cost of insulin and other prescription drugs for patients.    Lilly, along with other major insulin makers, Sanofi SA and Novo Nordisk, has been under mounting pressure from patients and politicians over the rising cost of the life-sustaining diabetes treatment. “While it’s still a proposal, we see this as ... a win for patients, lowering their out-of-pocket costs at the pharmacy counter with the greatest benefit realized by patients taking more highly-rebated products such as insulin,” Chief Executive David Ricks said on a call with analysts. Drugmakers argue they have to keep prices high because of the rebates they must pay to pharmacy benefit managers and health insurers to get products on their lists of covered drugs. In January, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed a rule that would end the rebate system or pass along the savings to patients. “We’ll adapt to whatever rules come out and how they get finalized,” Ricks said. Lilly on Wednesday also cut its 2019 profit and revenue forecasts to account for disappearing sales of its cancer drug Lartruvo, which won conditional U.S. approval in 2016 based on early data but last month failed to extend patient survival a confirmatory trial. Costs related to Lilly’s pending $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology also contributed to the revised forecast. Lilly has said it is suspending promotion of Lartruvo and it will no longer be prescribe to new U.S. patients. The Indianapolis-based drugmaker’s research and development spending is also expected to rise as it develops Loxo’s pipeline of targeted drugs for cancers driven by rare genetic mutations. The company said it now expects 2019 adjusted earnings of $5.55 to $5.65 per share, down from its prior forecast of $5.90 to $6.00. It expects revenue of $25.1 billion to $25.6 billion versus its prior view of $25.3 billion to $25.8 billion. “The forecast cut was generally expected, given the Loxo acquisition and the Lartruvo failure were known events,” Edward Jones analyst Ashtyn Evans said.  “Diabetes will always be an area where we’ll see pricing pressure. Lilly fully takes that into consideration when giving guidance,” she added. Excluding items, Lilly earned $1.33 per share, a penny shy of analysts’ average estimate, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Eli Lilly shares fell 1.3 percent to $118.82............................................................................................................................2-15-19  ......................,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..............................................................................................................2-11-19 2-9-19                                                                                               2-9-19  from May 2018.........................2-9-19 2-5-19 Bernie Sanders' plans for lower drug rices 2-3-19  Billionaires take on big pharma NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt showing the people going over the Mexican border that paid less than $900 for diabetes supplies and would have paid more than $8500 in the U.S. Grassley said drugmakers have been cool to his requests to testify in public before the panel. “I want to express my displeasure at the lack of cooperation from the pharmaceutical manufacturers,” he said. Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the panel, said Finance won’t hesitate to use its subpoena power. The Honorable Ron WydenRanking MemberCommittee on FinanceUnited States Senate219 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510Note: Due to security precautions taken by the U.S. Senate, outside mail is delayed 7-10 days; therefore, whenever possible, you may also consider faxing your letter(s) to 202-228-0554. 1-31-19  From the Oversight Committee Meeting held on 1-29-19 WASHINGTON (WKRC) - U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings paused and looked at those with bi-partisan interests surrounding him. “Listen up,” he said. Cummings, the chair of the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, introduced the first witness for the 2019 hearings. It wasn’t a well-known politician, a high-powered lawyer or a celebrity. It was a mother from Cincinnati with pain turned into passion.   Antroinette Worsham is the mother of 22-year-old, Antavia, who died when she rationed her insulin. Worsham’s tragedy was the center of Local 12’s investigation in November on the skyrocketing price of insulin. “Antavia was diagnosed at the age of 16 and only lived six years with this disease due to the high cost of insulin,” Worsham said Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Her 18-year-old daughter Antanique is diabetic too and will soon face the same struggle as her older sister. Antanique will be too old to receive coverage from the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH), an Ohio program that provides aid to those with disabilities and other medical conditions. “I fear the same is going to happen to her in two years,” Worsham said of her youngest daughter. On Tuesday, Worsham addressed the nation, talking about both daughters and calling on Congress to act. “I’m crying out and asking Congress to review the pharmaceutical drug price gouging,” she said. Members of the committee did express support for reining in the out-of-control costs. “The ongoing escalation of prices by drug companies is simply unsustainable,” Cummings said. “This is a matter of literally life and death and we have the duty to act now.” When type 1 diabetics ration or stop taking their insulin, it can cause them to go into diabetic ketoacidosis, a buildup of acid in the blood that can be, and often is, fatal. That’s what happened to Antavia when her brother found her in her bed with an empty insulin pen. The mother from Cincinnati went to Washington with a simple plea. “I know there’s rules and there’s regulations and there’s policies, but we want to save more lives,” Worsham said, fighting tears. “It can be done and you are the people to make it happen.” One in four patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes reported using less insulin than prescribed due to high costs, according to a study published in December by researchers at Yale University. “We’ve seen time after time that drug companies make money hand-over-fist by raising the prices of their drugs, often without justification and sometimes overnight while patients are left holding the bill,” Cummings said. Cummings quoted figures during his opening statement to the committee that 14 drug companies made more than $1 billion in profits just in the third quarter of 2018. “Let me be clear: There are powerful interests here that do not want us to interfere with those massive profits,” he said. “But there is a strong bipartisan consensus that we must do something, something meaningful, to rein in the out-of-control price increases.” It’s unclear whether Congress can come up with a real plan to stop the soaring increases, but committee members do say there is bipartisan support to end soaring prices that have already cost too many lives.______________________________________________________________     Misdiagnosed diabetes considered constipation.  Jack Dunn had complained about having stomach pain.  Medical personnel did not dig deep enough to find out the real underlying reason for Jack’s “constipation issues” probably if they did they would have found out that the young boy was suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis. Senator Stabenow speaks on high costs of healthcare.  Aug 21, 2018   Why drug prices are so expensive in America........short Youtube video The Hooley Family........son Dillon rationing insulin Minnesota Roundtable with Sen. Matt Little   The United States Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson, and then edited by the Committee of Five, which consisted of Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston. It was then further edited and adopted by the Committee of the Whole of the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.[2][3] The second paragraph of the first article in the Declaration of Independence contains the phrase "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". Jefferson's "original Rough draught" is on exhibit in the Library of Congress.[4] This version was used by Julian Boyd to create a transcript of Jefferson's draft,[5] which reads: We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; ...The Committee of Five edited Jefferson's draft. Their version survived further edits by the whole Congress intact, and reads:[6] We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ——   Patrick Henry:  Give me Liberty or Give me Death..........WE MUST FIGHT. On March 31st, 1968, just four days before his death, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the following brief speech. As peaceful demonstrators on Wall Street stand up to the wrongfully legal oppression and outright class warfare being waged against the middle class and poor of America, Dr. King’s words resonate deeply once again. Below is the full text of that speech. * Deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome. You know, I’ve joined hands so often with students and others behind jail bars singing it, We shall overcome. Sometimes we’ve had tears in our eyes when we joined together to sing it, but we still decided to sing it, We shall overcome. Oh, before this victory’s won, some will have to getthrown in jail some more, but we shall overcome. Don’t worry about us. Before the victory’s won, some of us will lose jobs, but we shall overcome. Before the victory’s won, even some will have to face physical death. But if physicaldeath is the price that some must pay to free their children from a permanentpsychological death, then nothing shall be more redemptive. Before the victory’s won, some will be misunderstood and called bad names, dismissed as rabble rousers and agitators, but we shall overcome. We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice. We shall overcome because Carlyle is right, “No lie can live forever.” We shall overcome because William Cullen Bryant is right: “Truth crushed to earth will rise again.” We shall overcome because James Russell Lowell is right: Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne, yet that scaffold sways the future and behind the dimunknown standeth God within the shadows keeping watch above his own. We shall overcome because the Bible is right, “You shall reap what you sow” We shall overcome. Deep in my heart I do believe we shall overcome. And with this faith we will go out and adjourn the counsels of despair and bring new light into the dark chambers of pessimism and we will be able to rise from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope. And this will be a great America! We will be the participants in making it so. And so as I leave you this evening I say, Walk together children! Don’tyou get weary! The song WE SHALL OVERCOMEhttps: //

Laura Ricci
21,146 supporters