Remove health-care subsidies for Members of Congress and their families
Several years ago, my dad got the news that he had cancer. Sadly, he passed away. My dad had a job at the time, but his employer did not cover him, and without coverage, he avoided going to the doctor until it was too late. As Congress and President Trump try to pass a new healthcare law, I'm reminded of my father and whether he would have made it if he had early access to cost-effective health care. Affordable health care is in decline as premiums and health costs increase at exponential rates. Some politicians cannot relate to the cost burden experienced by families across the nation because they’ve historically received health benefits that most Americans have not. Like millions of people who are panicking about possible changes to their health insurance, I’m concerned the people elected to represent us won’t have to live with the consequences or expenses that the rest of us may have to face soon. I want lawmakers to commit to treating themselves just like those who will be impacted by ACA repeal or replacement. A lot of Members of Congress promote choice as an American value, which is all the more reason for them to have to continue to choose their own health coverage from the free marketplace. If private health care is good for the American citizen, it should also be good for the people that defend it. If Congress is willing to drastically cut healthcare subsidies for most people, are they willing to have the same rules apply to them and their families?
We want to see Trump's tax returns.
President Trump calls reports of his alleged compromising ties to Russian businesses and government officials, “FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT.” He can prove it by releasing his tax returns. Who does our president owe money to? Can they use his debt to manipulate our Commander-in-Chief? Is he receiving income from foreign sources to his businesses from which he has yet to divest? The answers are easy to discover if he releases his tax returns. In a press conference, Trump told the assembled reporters, “The only people who seem to care about my tax returns are you people here.” Our country does care. In fact, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll, 74% of Americans (including 53% of Republicans) want him to RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS. Every major presidential candidate for the past 40 years has voluntarily released their tax returns. President Nixon even released his tax returns while under audit. Why does President Trump refuse to release his taxes if he has nothing to hide? Please sign and SHARE this petition calling on President Trump to RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS NOW.
Steve Bannon's racist, anti-semitic, misogynistic views don't belong in the White House
President-elect Donald Trump has just appointed his campaign CEO and chairman of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon, as chief White House strategist and senior counselor. Trump’s team said the position will be equal to the Chief of Staff -- making Steve Bannon one of the most powerful and influential people in the world. The appointment has drawn outrage from all sides of the political spectrum. Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News has become the online destination for white nationalism, anti semitism, xenophobia, sexism, the spreading of lies and conspiracy theories, and hateful rhetoric. Steve Bannon himself has been accused of horrible behavior. He referred to feminists as “a bunch of dykes” and reportedly didn’t want his children to go to school with “a bunch of jews.” Former employee Ben Shapiro left Breitbart News because he said Bannon was a “vindictive, nasty figure.” Bannon’s abuse has even turned physical. In 1996, he was arrested for domestic violence. His ex-wife feared for their children, and reported Bannon threatened her and the kids if she appeared in court against him. She believed him and didn’t want to put her children in more danger. Bannon’s ex wife didn’t appear and the charges were dropped. President-elect Trump can do better. Our country has a deep well of talent to help him lead our country. There is no reason to select a figure like Steve Bannon. Bannon's vitriol and divisiveness have no place in the White House. Please sign if you agree that this is NOT the person who should have the ear of the president. For questions, concerns, or media/ press inquiries please contact Sharika Soal at LadysoalPR@gmail.com or send a Tweet to @LadyThriller69 [Sidenote: 69 stands for the cancer zodiac sign.] Thank you. Read more about Steve Bannon here: http://www.advocate.com/election/2016/8/30/trump-campaign-manager-seven-sisters-schools-are-bunch-dykes http://www.dailywire.com/news/8441/i-know-trumps-new-campaign-chairman-steve-bannon-ben-shapiro#.WCkFw2EZdOM.twitter http://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000156-c3f8-dd14-abfe-fbfbbe310001
Allow Transgender People Into the U.S. Military
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Donald Trump announced that transgender individuals would no longer be accepted or allowed into the U.S. Military because their cost is a "burden." This is extremely disgraceful and an insult to all those who have already given their lives for this country. This is not equality, and this is not "supporting the LGBT community," as he said he does. This is utterly transphobic. Many people who served are going to be left jobless, and many others will no longer be able to fulfill their dreams. This is not okay, and this should not be legal. Trans people are still people.
Stop CBD From Becoming A Schedule 1 Drug
The DEA is at it again! They are trying to make CBD(Cannabidiol) illegal even if it is derided from hemp a schedule 1 on January 13th 2017. We need to get this out to mainstream media and stop it! Millions of sick people & Children rely on CBD (Cannabidiol) for everyday living, CBD (Cannabidiol) has stopped children and adults with epilepsy. Look below at the link and read! https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/14/2016-29941/establishment-of-a-new-drug-code-for-marihuana-extract This is going not only going to effect people's quality of life, but it will also take away thousands of jobs for the people who are currently working to help others with the use of industrial hemp and Cannabis. Please sign the petition, This is a group effort anyone who has any suggestions or would like to help! Benefits of CBD "Cannabidiol"-Additional, preclinical studies suggest that CBD may have therapeutic benefits in the treatment of various conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, rheumatoid arthritis, schizophrenia, diabetes, PTSD, alcoholism, strokes and cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other ailments.
Fire DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg for Calling Medical Marijuana a "Joke"
Chuck Rosenberg, acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), made highly offensive comments calling medical marijuana a "joke." While it's nothing new for drug war bureaucrats to oppose sensible marijuana policies, Rosenberg's comments go way too far. Medical marijuana is not a "joke" to the millions of seriously ill patients in a growing number of states who use it legally in accordance with doctors' recommendations. It is not a "joke" to the growing number of prominent medical organizations -- American Nurses Association, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, for example -- who know that cannabis has real and proven medical benefits. And it's not a "joke" to the clear majority of U.S voters who support passing laws to protect medical marijuana patients from harassment by police and the DEA. President Trump should fire Chuck Rosenberg and appoint a new DEA administrator who will respect science, medicine, patients and voters.
President Trump: Meet with medical marijuana patients like my sick daughter.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer just said Americans can expect to see “greater enforcement” of federal law against marijuana use. This could be devastating for my family. My six-year-old daughter Morgan suffers from Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes frequent and dangerous seizures. We’ve tried everything to help her. She’s taken more than 10 different anti-epilepsy medications but at best, she'd gone only four weeks without a seizure. With advice from our doctors and from families living in other states, we began giving Morgan cannabidiol oil -- a form of medical marijuana.I had a baby who could no longer eat, had kidney stones, hadn’t said a word or smiled, and was so drugged all the time that I would go into the doctor’s office in tears: I couldn’t speak. That all changed when we were able to start giving her the cannabidiol oil. Morgan’s condition greatly improved and I don’t know what we would do without it.That’s why Sean Spicer’s words worry me so much. In New York, where I live, the medical marijuana laws are already so strict that the exact kind of oil that would be best for Morgan isn’t even available. If President Trump and Attorney General Sessions crackdown on state laws like the ones that protect Morgan, what will happen to her?I’m asking President Trump and Attorney General Sessions to please meet with medical marijuana patients like Morgan and others. They need to hear our stories and see just how important this treatment is to so many families. Spicer even went so far as to associate marijuana use with the opioid crisis: "When you see something like the opioid addiction crisis blossoming in so many states around this country, the last thing we should be doing is encouraging people," he said. There are 28 states with medical marijuana laws and 4 states that have fully legalized adult-use of marijuana. If the Trump administration truly believes in states rights and smaller government, I hope they will at least meet with the people who benefit from these laws before cracking down on them.
Tell Trump To #ActOnClimate
President-elect Trump has called climate change a Chinese hoax, vowed to dismantle America's climate and clean energy policies, and appointed climate deniers with ties to the fossil fuel industry to his transition team and Cabinet. There is too much at stake for us to stay silent. Human-caused climate change threatens America’s economy, national security, and public health and safety. That's why we and over 800 of our colleagues, all of whom work on climate, energy, or Earth science, have written an open letter (read here) urging Donald Trump to take 6 key steps to address climate change: 1) Make America a clean energy leader.2) Reduce carbon pollution and America's dependence on fossil fuels.3) Enhance America's climate preparedness and resilience.4) Publicly acknowledge that climate change is a real, human-caused, and urgent threat.5) Protect scientific integrity in policymaking.6) Uphold America's commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement. Please join us in urging President-elect Trump to #ActOnClimate by signing this petition. Thank you, Dr. Suzanne P. Anderson, Professor of Geography, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder Dr. Catherine Gautier, Professor Emerita, Department of Geography, University of California Santa Barbara Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University Dr. Dan Kammen, Energy and Resources Group and Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Science Envoy, US State Department Dr. Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Earth System Science Center, Pennsylvania State University Dr. R. Pamela Reid, Professor of Marine Geosciences, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami Dr. Cindy Shellito, Professor of Meteorology, University of Northern Colorado Dr. Richard C. J. Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego Dr. Sarah Ann Woodin, Carolina Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina
Remove Judge Gregory S. Ross from the bench
Impeach Judge Gregory S. Ross and restore the rights to rape victims. Christopher Mirasolo, 27, was convicted of raping a 12 year old girl and two other girls, 13 and 15 in 2008. Mirasolo was sentenced to one year in the county jail but only served six and a half months before early release to care for his sick mother. In March 2010 Mirasolo committed a sex assault on a victim between the ages of 13 and 15 years old. He served four years for this offense. The 12 year old girl he raped in 2008 got pregnant due to being raped and Mirasolo is now seeking joint custody. THIS IS UNCONSCIONABLE! The judge not only is granting custody, but he disclosed the victim's address and forced Mirasolo's name to be on the birth certificate of her now eight year old son WITHOUT HER CONSENT. This judge needs to be removed from the bench and this victim needs to have herself and her young son protected from this monster. HE IS A PEDOPHILE and a CONVICTED RAPIST! This all began because the victim had applied for government assistance and the prosecutor forced a paternity test. Judge Ross did NOT have to compel custody without the rape victim's consent. Under the Child Custody Act, he could have compelled Mirasolo to pay support without giving custody. Read more here: http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/10/judge-who-awarded-michigan-rapist-joint-custody-with-the-woman-he-raped-as-a-child-had-other-options.html This young girl chose to protect her unborn child and now Judge Ross is trying to destroy it. No victim should have to suffer this atrocity. There should be federal laws in place to protect the rights of victims. See the articles here for more information: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/10/06/rape-victim-attacker-joint-child-custody/106374256/ https://www.inquisitr.com/4544323/man-rapes-girl-12-gets-joint-custody-of-son-judge-gregory-s-ross-backlash-over-christopher-mirasolo-crime/
Stop Hunters from Killing Innocent Bear and Wolf Families
Ever since the initiation of the new Administration in the U.S., environmental and wildlife issues have been given less and less attention and concern. Attempts have been started since day 1 to dismantle protections guarding the safety and preservation of America's lands and animal species. The attacks on the United States' wildlife have just reached a whole new level. I'd like to take this time to bring your attention to an alarming article regarding restrictions on hunting: https://www.thedodo.com/us-house-alaska-bear-wolf-2268102226.html The House of Representatives has voted to overturn bans protecting bear species from being hunted during hibernation, when they're most vulnerable and defenseless. The legislation would also allow innocent wolf families, including pups and their mothers, to be slaughtered in their dens. Further, as stated within the article: "'What the House did today should shock the conscience of every animal lover in America,' Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), said on Thursday. 'If the Senate and President concur, we'll see wolf families killed in their dens, bears chased down by planes or suffering for hours in barbaric steel-jawed traps or snares.' The overturning of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) ban would also allow hunters to lure animals with food and shoot them at point-blank range." I understand hunting can't be banned altogether, and I'm not saying it necessarily should be, but the restrictions set in place are there for a reason, and there are definitely those who would love to have those restrictions lifted. Are hunters in general evil people? No. But that doesn't mean there aren't people who would gladly operate in ways discussed herein. The ban and restrictions need to stay in place to make sure individuals don't practice inhumane hunting tactics. Please contact your senators and urge them to vote against overturning this ban, and stop hunters from slaughtering defenseless animal families.