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Louie Gohmert

  • TX01
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Serving his fifth term in the United States House of Representatives, Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert proudly represents the First District of Texas.


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Petitioning President of the United States, Mitch McConnell, Daniel Donovan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Trey Gowdy, Kevin McCarthy, Maxine Waters, Eleanor Norton, Paul Cook, Elijah Cummings, Darrell Issa, Don Y...

Ban Child Sex Dolls

Right now, teachers, coaches, babysitters, and neighbors, in every town in America, can purchase lifelike, anatomically correct dolls designed to simulate sex with a child. And it’s perfectly legal. These sick dolls are being imported into the United States and other countries. British police have seized more than 100 already in the UK, and authorities have found that the people buying them usually have child pornography too. Sign this petition to ban the sale and distribution of child sex dolls! These child sex dolls can normalize a pedophile’s behaviors, emboldening them to harm children, as is often the case with those who view child pornography. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 children are sexually abused. One child is too many. Our elected officials need to protect children. That’s why Congressman Dan Donovan from New York is introducing legislation that will ban the distribution and sale of dolls that encourage child abuse. Show your support for this legislation by signing this petition, and help protect America’s children!

Stop Abuse Campaign
134,720 supporters
Petitioning Greg Abbott, Matt Schaefer, Kevin Eltife, Louie Gohmert

No child goes hungry at school, no exceptions.

As of right now there is not a law in place that requires Texas schools to provide a meal to children who are required to pay for their lunch and do not have money on their account. Leaving the children who do not have lunch money without anything to eat throughout the day. As we know as parents and relatives of the children and attending school once ourselves, the child’s day can be very long. The average school day is eight to ten hours long, depending on after school activities. This concerns me for many reasons, one thought that comes to mind, is the children with health issues that need to eat but are not provided a meal and how dangerous that is. Another thought that comes to mind, is how this is effecting the children during a major time of body growth and brain development. My son, who attends a Texas public school was given crackers and cheese for lunch. He is a very active five-year-old boy and had flag football practice right after school. He came home hungry and tired and when asked what was wrong he told me about his lunch of so little. I was confused and infuriated, as all moms would be. When I called the school to discuss the matter, I spoke with a member of the cafeteria staff and I was informed that my son had an outstanding balance. Normally I would have been made aware of this by a letter sent home from the school but this time I was not so the balance went unpaid. I was also told that there is not a state law that requires the schools to feed the children who pay for lunch and do not have money on their account, however my son was provided with cheese and crackers. Was I supposed to be grateful my son was given cheese and crackers for lunch? I couldn’t believe what I was hearing and then I was told something that stuck with me, that this happens all the time. After much research, I found that this is a very real problem and it is often called child shaming because when the children are not given meals, they feel humiliated sitting next to their classmates who are eating their meal. I believe Texas can do better than this. A nutritious meal while the kids are learning and growing at school, where they should feel protected and secure, should not be something they worry about. Please join me in signing this petition so we can come together to be the difference in whether a child is provided with a caring nutritious meal or given nothing at all. We, the relatives and friends of the children of the state of Texas, petition the state to make law that all children, no matter the circumstances, are provided with a nutritious breakfast and lunch during the school day.

Melania Adams
57,046 supporters
Petitioning Joaquin Castro, Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, Julian Castro, United States Supreme Court, President of the United States, Texas State Senate, Texas Governor, Texas State House, John Cornyn, Louie Gohmert,...

Recreational & Medicinal Marijuana Legalization In Texas

We are in a new day and age where marijuana has been proven to cure and prevent cancer, seizures, parkinson's disease, glaucoma and more. We need to come together and make the legalization of marijuana available to our great fellow Texans who are in need of this plant. So please join me and other great Texans make it happen. Cause remember we the people can make anything happen if we come together and make our voices heard.

Francisco Hernandez Jr
34,542 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, Justin Amash, Dave Brat, Jim Bridenstine, Michael Burgess, Jason Chaffetz, Curt Clawson, Ron DeSantis, Jeff Duncan, Scott Garrett, Chris Gibson, Louie Gohmert, Paul G...

Impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro

We the People of the United States petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada for committing treason and collaborating in the insurrection against the Constitutional authority of the federal government pursuant to Article I Section 8 Clause 15, Article 3 Section 3 and Article 2 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, 18 U.S.C § 2831 and 18 U.S. § Code 2383. Whereas Judge Navarro, at the direction of the FBI, BLM, and other federal agencies, is unlawfully detaining (Amendment VIII of the Bill of Rights & 18 U.S.C. § 3142), and has been for over nine months, prominent activists within the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom political movement for exercising their First Amendment protected rights—protesting against federal government overreach [the fact it had sold 9,000 acres of public land bordering Bundy Ranch and other people who own grazing rights to the division to a Communist Chinese energy firm represented by Rory Reid (Harry Reid's son), EMM, for $4.5 million, $34.1 million less than its value, and began rounding up the Bundy’s cattle and holding them in inhumane conditions … at least 60 purportedly suffering death or missing]—and, in order to suppress C4CF 's education of the People, they have been charged by the FBI for violating 18 U.S.C. § 371 - Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States; 18 U.S.C. § 372 - Conspiracy to Impede and Injure a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § lll(a)(l) and (b) - Assault on a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(l)(B) - Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer; 18 U.S. C. § 924(c) - Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence; 18 U.S.C. § 1503 - Obstruction of the Due Administration of Justice; 18 U.S.C. § 1951 - Interference with Interstate Commerce by Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 1952 - Interstate Travel in Aid of Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 2 - Aiding and Abetting. Among the political prisoners are Cliven, Ammon, Ryan and Mel Bundy, Peter Santilli (a journalist), Ryan Payne, Blaine Cooper, Eric Parker and Jerry DeLumus—all of whom provide C4CF with necessary influence. Whereas the discovery comprises substantial evidence proving the innocence of the defendants but is being concealed from the public at the order of Judge Navarro (in violation of Amendment VI of the Bill of Rights and Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). These prisoners have also been subjected to mistreatment by the FBI, U.S. Marshall Service and employees of the correctional facilities. Whereas Judge Navarro is consciously proceeding with falsified charges filed by the FBI against C4CF and refusing to grant motions to dismiss after learning that Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and many other local, state and federal officials ordered the BLM to return the cattle to the Bundy’s and withdraw from the land, and being presented with relevant laws [Article I Section 8 Clause 17 & Article IV Section 3 Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Nevada Revised Statute 568.225] were presented to her by the defense. Whereas, after being ordered by Sheriff Gillespie to stand down, Special Agent Dan P. Love of the BLM continued to impede on the rights and jurisdiction of the People of Clark County and all People of Nevada unabated; Committing acts of aggression that should be considered attempts to seriously injure or even kill peaceful protesters, including tazing several individuals and using blunt force (some already challenged by physical disabilities)—an apparent result of its militarization. Sheriff Gillespie stated that "anyone who had been in policing would question their tactics." Whereas Judge Navarro is participating in a cover up of the suppression by the FBI (by way of COINTELPRO tactics) of the right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceful assembly, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances. One of the main functions of government is to enforce contracts, and in this case not only is the government failing to enforce a contract but it is also the contractor, and have abridged their obligations in addition to preventing the contractee(s) [Cliven Bundy—We the People] from discharging our duties enumerated in Article I Section 8 Clause 15 & 16 of the U.S. Constitution & 10 U.S.C § 311 and pursuant to Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Whereas Judge Navarro has proven herself unfit to be an impartial Federal Judge; Consistent to the extreme bias expressed by her assistance given to the federal government and its usurpation of power and by covering up the inhumane treatment of political activists who are being unlawfully detained for exercising their rights protected by the First Amendment to enforce the rule of law—to establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, guarantee a Republican Form of Government, and secure the right to life, liberty and property, as ordained by the Creator in the U.S. Constitution.

Matthew Deatherage
10,304 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Texas Governor, John Cornyn, Alma Allen, Louie Gohmert, Ted Poe, Gene Green, Sheila Jackson Lee, Tony Tinderholt, Lamar Smith, Greg Abbott, Al Green, Randy We...

Freedom for Texas Chiropractors

What's at Stake Your ability to see your chiropractor. Through its lawsuit against the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) and the Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA), the Texas Medical Association (TMA) is attempting to position its members as the gatekeepers who control access to health care, effectively driving Doctors of Chiropractic (their competition) out of business. If the TMA is successful, Texas consumers who prefer to see DCs will be at a disadvantage – and certainly Texans who prefer to use chiropractors as their primary doctor will be forced to seek care elsewhere.  We believe that: Chiropractic is affordable and effective and it is the preferred method of health care for millions of Texans. Let’s ensure it remains a viable health care option for Texans. Doctors of Chiropractic are extremely well-trained health care professionals, well-equipped to diagnose and treat patients. The Texas Legislature can, and should, protect your right to choose your own doctor and your own type of care, and lower health care costs in the process. If you want to maintain access to chiropractic care, please contact your representatives in the Texas Legislature. Ask them to support legislation designed to ensure your right to select the doctor of your choice. What Can You Do About It? Contact your state representative and state senator today by joining the TCA MentorMyLegislator group. Your right to continue to see your chiropractor depends on it! Also, make a contribution to the Texas Chiropractic Association's Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI): http://www.chirotexas.org/cdi. CDI donations fund TCA's lobbying, legal and public relations initiatives on behalf of the chiropractic profession in Texas. Please become a mentor to your legislator by joining: http://tca.mentormylegislator.com  

David Long
6,861 supporters
Petitioning Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senate, Delaware State House, Delaware State Senate, John Carney, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Massachusetts State House, Michael Capuano, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas...

Adverse effect of GOP tax bill on Graduate students in the US

Graduate students in the US are already living at the survival line. They are working hard to push forward the frontiers of science in all directions and trying to make a better tomorrow than today. Their disposable income is barely reaches 20k per year ( stipend for being TA or RA) and this money goes all to their consumption needs with almost nothing left to save. The new GOP tax bill is going to make the tuition waiver taxable which is estimated to cost each graduate student about $2000 a year and this will push most of the graduate students even lower the survival level. As a result, they should cut down their daily expenses to get along with the new budget and this means they will buy and consume less necessary stuff. On the other side, local businesses will suffer as well because students will spend less money in local restaurants, bars, games and etc. In all, this bill is going to put more financial pressure on graduate students and also hurt local businesses across the US. Please sign and share this petition to support all graduate students in the US and also opposing this unfair tax bill.

Kaveh Dlv
5,918 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Impeach Judge Anna J. Brown

We the People of the United States petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Judge Anna J. Brown of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon for committing treason and for her participation in the insurrection against the Constitutional authority of the federal government pursuant to Article I Section 8 Clause 15, Article 3 Section 3 and Article 2 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, 18 U.S. § Code 2831 and 18 U.S. § Code 2383. Whereas Judge Brown, at the direction of the FBI and other federal agencies, is unlawfully detaining, and has been for over eight months, prominent activists within the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom political movement for exercising their First Amendment protected rights. Among the political prisoners are Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who both provide C4CF with necessary influence. These prisoners have also been subjected to mistreatment by the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service and employees of the correctional facilities. Whereas Judge Brown denied the Motion for mistrial after two of the government's witnesses introduced prejudicial information.  Whereas Judge Brown is consciously proceeding with falsified charges filed by the FBI against C4CF and refusing to grant motions to dismiss after relevant laws (60 stat 1065 & Article I Section 8 Clause 17)  were presented to her by the defense. Whereas Judge Brown is participating in a cover up of the suppression by the FBI (by way of COINTELPRO tactics) of the right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceful assembly, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Whereas Judge Brown has been/is conspiring with the prosecution and FBI by prohibiting the defense to admit relevant evidence and to sufficiently question the witnesses, and by sustaining objections never raised by the prosecution but rather herself. Whereas Judge Brown has proven herself unfit to be a impartial Federal Judge; Consistent to the extreme bias expressed by her assistance given to the federal government and its usurpation of power and by covering up the inhumane treatment of political activists who are being unlawfully detained.

Matthew Deatherage
3,644 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Tom McClintock, Devin Nunes, Kevin McCarthy, Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher, Robert Aderholt, Rick Allen, Justin Amash, Brian Babin, Lou Barletta, Andy Barr, Joe Barton, Dan Benishek, Diane Black, ...

Pass H.R. 2737: Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015

On June 11, 2015, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Sen. Mazie Hirono introduced HR 2737 & S 1555 respectively as the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015.  The pending legislation, “directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to the Filipino Veterans in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.”  Other groups have been formally recognized by the United States with the Congressional Gold Medal for World War II service; they include the Tuskegee Airmen, Montford Point Marines, Navajo Code Talkers, Women Air Service Pilots, Japanese American Nisei Soldiers and Puerto Rican Soldiers.  Filipino World War II Veterans are equally deserving of this honor.  In order to pass HR 2737, the bill requires sponsorship from 290 congressional representatives, S 1555 needs 67 senators.  Today, HR 2737 has 312 cosponsors, S 1555 has 71. I would like to ask your assistance in reaching out to your congressional representative to get their support as a sponsor for the pending legislation.  Time is not on our side; the number of remaining Filipino Veterans is fast decreasing.  We need to pass these bills before the 114th Congress come to a close at the end of the year.

Veterans Equity Center
3,442 supporters
Petitioning Department of Veterans Affairs, President of the United States, Joni Ernst, Bernie Sanders, Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, Barbara Boxer, Elizabeth Warren, Mitch McConnell, Charles Schumer, Marco Rubio, Dian...

Expand the post-9/11 caregiver program to all U.S. veterans

 Many of our military veterans have health issues stemming from their service to our country in foreign wars. These issues often require ongoing caregiver assistance. Veterans who served after 9/11 have received the most generous benefits, which has left our other veterans scrounging to cover needed care. Senator Patty Murray’s latest attempt to bridge this disparity, the Military and Veteran Caregiver Improvement Act, has been stuck in Senate committee since 2015. This act is important because so many of the caregiver programs are geared toward post- 9/11 military veterans. Meanwhile, the veterans of our wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and others have been forced to rely on their family and friends for needed care. Many spouses are faced with the tough choice to put their loved ones into a nursing home so they can get a job to help support their family. Others, like my own mother, stay at home to care for their veteran and are forced to scrape and scrounge every single penny to make ends meet. Veterans from all eras have sacrificed to serve and protect our nation. They have seen and experienced things that few of us could even imagine. And many of them have been exposed to weapon materials that are extremely toxic and dangerous -- leaving them with ailments that plague them for the rest of their lives. We have to do more to care for these heroes. If you believe that our veterans are valuable and deserve the resources necessary to ensure a decent quality of life. If you agree, please sign and share this petition to tell Congress to pass the Military and Veteran Caregiver Improvement Act, or a bill similar in wording.

alex wehrspann
2,970 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Greg Abbott, Louie Gohmert, Kevin Eltife, Ted Cruz, Myra Crownover, Charles Schwertner, Lois Kolkhorst

Save Critical Therapies for at Risk Children in Northeast Texas!

To Gov. Greg Abbott, the Honorable Louie Gohmert, and other Texas Policy Makers: I am writing to you as the mother of a nineteen-month-old baby girl with a disability. Her name is Collins. My purpose is twofold. The first is alert you that Early Childhood Intervention services for Smith, Wood, Henderson, Anderson, Van Zandt, Cherokee, and Rains county will be closing on Sept 30, 2016. This is an absolute infringement of our children’s right to education in accordance with the Free and Appropriate Public Education Act (FAPE) and the Individuals with Disabilities Act – Part C. My second is that the drastic cuts for pediatric therapy providers appear to be so severe, that even the government cannot sustain their own federally funded and mandated program. ECI provides case management, speech, occupational, physical, nutritional, vision, and auditory therapies for children ages 0-3 years. Services are provided in the home because the primary goal of ECI is to educate children and families in their natural environment, creating a nurturing, educational, healthy home for children with disabilities regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. They have helped us prepare for entry into the school system and explore ways to care for Collins both now and in the future. I have also been made aware that counties in the Wichita Falls area are also undergoing a difficult transition due to being underfunded and neglected. I have been a pediatric speech therapist in Texas for the last eight years. Being a therapist requires working closely with children and their families for the best possible outcomes. At times, it also means helping them find their voice in a chaotic system so that their child can receive the help they need to thrive. Upon hearing of ECI’s closing in East Texas, it is time for me to find my voice as well. On August 27, 2015, at only 6 months old, my Collins was diagnosed with a regressive seizure disorder caused by a rare genetic mutation. Her seizures, called Infantile Spasms, are catastrophic to brain development. Collins would have approximately 70-100 seizures upon waking and going to sleep. We approximate that Collins had more than ten thousand seizures within two weeks before they responded to medication. When we left the neurologists office, he explained that early intervention therapy would be critical for her development of functional skills. Skills necessary for preschool, friends, play dates, college, jobs, weddings. From birth until the age of 5 will be the most critical and telling years for her overall outcome. After all, 90% of the brain is developed by age 5, and neurological synapses are more than doubled during the first three years of life. What that means in simple terms is this: the brain is drastically expanding and developing during the first years of life. Motor pathways are routing, rejuvenating, and rapidly developing. How else can a neurotypical newborn transition from her only skills being primitive reflexes, sleeping and crying to an infant who can sit, crawl, stand, walk, and talk all within 12 months or less?! The first years lay our children’s foundation for how they will move, interact, socialize, and learn. For Collins, and many children like her, none of these things can happen without extra help from multiple therapeutic disciplines, which is why I had to find ECI services for her immediately. The professionals with ECI were comforting and compassionate. They gave me steps to take to help us get things organized with Collins until they could see her for an evaluation. Because of the extensive need for ECI in the East Texas area, we waited two months before getting an evaluation. As I previously explained, two months for a baby is a lifetime. Therefore, we pursued private therapy for her OT and PT needs. This is a luxury many families do not have as there is no road map (outside of ECI) to tell families how to obtain skilled services for their child. Empowering and educating parents in how to teach their children is one of the highest values ECI offers to our nation. When ECI did evaluate Collins, they told us she qualified for all services: PT, OT, ST, and Vision. However, since ECI for our county is already spread so thin they would only be able to see her at a frequency of once or twice per month, and it would cost us approximately $140 per month. As a team, we created her Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) recommending ongoing Case Management, Vision Intervention, and Orientation and Mobility Services. Collins has greatly benefited from these services! Approximately 3 months ago, we were informed that the Andrews Center was terminating their contract with the state, and they would no longer be the provider. We were assured that the transition would be smooth as the State attempted to find a new provider for the federally mandated program. However, on Tuesday I was informed this would not be the case. On September 30, 2016, ECI will have no provider, leaving many East Texas professionals without jobs, and 7 counties without mandated ECI Services. Over 300 families will be affected. As it stands today, all therapies and case management will stop until another provider is found. This is time lost for our children that we cannot get back. They will be casualties of transition, which is simply unacceptable. Over 100 children are on the referral list to get into the ECI program, with new referrals coming in daily. Children are still being placed on a waiting list when referred to ECI, even though the state knows there is no contracted provider to meet their needs. Due to recent and drastic cuts to Medicaid for Texas therapy providers, the Andrews Center reportedly lost over $300,000 for housing ECI last year. ECI cannot find a non-profit provider who will agree to a contract with the State of Texas. Other reports say that a provider in Longview was in negotiations with the State; however, the State refused to cover the cost of start up to a new location, and the negotiations were stopped. It is my understanding that under the Free and Appropriate Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act part C, ECI services are a child's right. If the state of Texas does not urgently seek out a contract and provide adequate funds to cover the transition, they will be infringing on our children’s right to education. It is a breach of contract that each family has with the state of Texas as we all have an IFSP. A provision of IFSP (like IEPs in school) also states that if the state of Texas cannot provide a service recommended in the IFSP, then the state is responsible for paying for the child to receive those services privately. I ask that you please bring this to the attention of Governor Abbott, Senator Eltife, Senator Cruz, and any other state representatives whose counties this may affect. I have alerted the media to this issue, and am finding ways to educate others in how to find their voice until this matter is resolved. My new passion is that not only would the program be saved, but that it will be revived as a program that has enough funding to thrive in Texas. My hope is that it will be funded and staffed appropriately where children can receive the services they are entitled to at a more beneficial weekly frequency. This program was developed for a reason. For many families, it is their lifeline. It is our children’s chance to live normal, healthy and fulfilling lives. Thank you for your time and consideration of this matter. I would love to meet with you soon to discuss this further. Sincerely, Collins' Mom M.S., CCC/SLPP.S. Because of her therapists and the family support our therapists have provided, I am thrilled to report that Collins is imitating sounds, belly laughing, crawling, and so very close to walking. She loves to be told she's pretty! Girls. She loves her therapists and lights up when they come to see her. She’s exploring, loves bath time, and plays peek a boo. ECI matters. Therapy matters. I look forward to sharing more with you soon.

Kristi Hickman
2,761 supporters
Require all MLTS/PBX Phones Dial 911 Easily: Help Enact Kari's Law

This petition, led by Kari’s grandfather, has caused an outpouring of concerned constituents in east Texas. My role, as a servant of east Texans, is to listen to the cries and concerns of the people and do what I can about them. When faced with a terribly traumatic event, neither children nor adults normally think ‘what do I dial to get an outside line?’ They think '911'. So it is necessary that we work with all the impacted stakeholders to find a solution which allows guests or employees in trouble to dial 911 and immediately reach an emergency dispatcher. Because of the critical importance of the desperate being able to reach someone who can send the needed help, I will continue to work to find a solution so a tragedy like this will not happen again.

4 years ago