Petition to Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Rosa DeLauro, Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal
Support the Medicare-for-all Single-payer Bill
Please support single-payer medicare-for-all bill. Seeing as medine has become a disproportionately burdensome cost to Americans, this bill would take the insurance companies out of the equation and lower costs for all. No copays and no deductibles and no premiums means Americans will have more cash to spend on food and housing and consumer goods. Expanding coverage to all will lead to more efficient and less revenue driven medicine and a healthier and happier America.
Petition to Bernie Sanders
Universal Health Care for All
"The Affordable Care Act was a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care. Thanks to the ACA, more than 17 million Americans have gained health insurance. Millions of low-income Americans have coverage through expanded eligibility for Medicaid that now exists in 31 states. Young adults can stay on their parents’ health plans until they’re 26. All Americans can benefit from increased protections against lifetime coverage limits and exclusion from coverage because of pre-existing conditions. But as we move forward, we must build upon the success of the ACA to achieve the goal of universal health care. Twenty-nine million Americans today still do not have health insurance and millions more are underinsured and cannot afford the high copayments and deductibles charged by private health insurance companies that put profits before people. Under Bernie’s plan, Americans will benefit from the freedom and security that comes with finally separating health insurance from employment. That freedom would not only help the American people live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives, but it would also promote innovation and entrepreneurship in every sector of the economy." ("Medicare for All: Leaving No One Behind - Bernie Sanders", 2017)
Petition to Joe Rogan
Get Kyle Kulinski from Secular Talk on The Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) Podcast
Social Democracy is the future of American politics. Senator Bernie Sanders has sparked the popularity for this political ideology, but it's spread must continue to accelerate in-order to ensure progressive victories in 2018 & 2020. Joe Rogan's diverse audience is an ideal demographic for this goal. I believe Youtube progressive political commentator Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk to be the best representative of Social Democracy and Left-Libertarianism on the internet. His knowledge on these topics are unmatched and most importantly, he is incredibly articulate and well spoken. Kyle is also the co-founder of Justice Democrats, a political action committee with the goal of purging the Democratic Party of corporatists and neoliberals. Kyle Kulinski's Ideology: https://youtu.be/NAZzLDmFVgM Social Democracy Broadly Explained: https://youtu.be/eYMsQFR36Sc Kyle's Debating Abilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IARK379_-c
Petition to Zack de la Rocha, Rage Against the Machine
Get Rage Against the Machine Back Together for a Reunion Concert or Tour
We are in a time of extreme peril. The United States continues to operate its military industrial complex with full force, policing the world and murdering millions, benefiting US banks, oil companies, defense contractors, and manufacturers who boast record profits. The complex continues at home where police forces murder unarmed citizens, especially black citizens, at alarming rates. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is cutting programs like NPR and the National Endowment for the Arts to make way for a $54 billion increase in defense spending despite that fact that the United States spends more on defense than the next 12 countries combined. While many remain hopeless, music has the healing power to unite the forces of good against evil. During the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Rage Against the Machine played a protest concert across the street in which front man Zack de la Rocha declared to the massive crowd, "brothers and sisters, our democracy has been hijacked." That statement has never been truer than it is today. The undersigned are asking for Rage Against the Machine to take action in these desperate times, and to unite for a reunion concert (or better yet a reunion tour) in protest of President Trump and the military industrial complex. Their powerful anthems are what we need right now to mobilize and resist the evil forces present in our government and corporations that back the politicians. Through this unity and resistance we can bring about true change.
Petition to Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, Keith Ellison
Tom Perez should step down as DNC Chair. Deputy Chair Keith Ellison should assume the seat
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is in disarray during a hugely consequential political moment. The only hope to reign in the excesses of the majority Republican government and the Donald Trump administration is for the Democrats to take back many seats in Congress and in State legislatures. Under current and past leadership, the DNC has become a financially and politically impotent organization. Some issues include: Over 900 elected seats in state and federal government have been lost by Democrats since Obama took office. The DNC is $3.4 million in debt and its fundraising is currently abysmal. DNC Chair Tom Perez has taken a side-gig as a faculty member at Brown University. The organization recently purged longstanding progressive members who either supported Bernie Sanders or Keith Ellison. Emails published by WikiLeaks along with testimony from former interim Chair Donna Brazile indicate that the organization was used by the Hillary Clinton campaign to facilitate an unfair presidential primary, and to circumvent campaign finance laws in support of Clinton's candidacy. Tom Perez has had a distinguished career in the Obama Administration, but it is clear that he is not the right man to lead the DNC through this trying political moment. Tom Perez should step down from the position of DNC Chair and pass the title to Deputy Chair Keith Ellison to restore voters' trust in the Democratic Party and to lead a new generation into the next political era.
Petition to The Women's Convention, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland, Tamika D. Mallory, Carmen Perez
Replace Bernie Sanders as the opening speaker for The Women's Convention in Detroit, MI.
Bernie Sanders is an extremely poor choice to be the opening night speaker at The Women's Convention for so many reasons. But to keep this simple-- the opening speaker of the first women's convention in 40 years should be...wait for it...a WOMAN. Better choices are numerous and varied and you know exactly who they are. We petition you to replace Bernie Sanders immediately.
Petition to Women's march organizers
Remove Bernie Sanders from opening the Women's Convention
On Thursday, October 12th, the Women's March, a movement that formed in late 2016 with the mission to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change,” announced that Senator Bernie Sanders will open the first Women’s Convention, set for October 27-29th in Detroit. We deeply appreciate the volunteer time, energy, sweat and tears that the Women’s March co-chairs, board, and committees give to this vital movement. Women know that our time and work is often undervalued, underpaid, and unknown. Your work is not unknown. Thank you. At this moment, however, we must voice our deep disappointment with the choice to have Senator Sanders, a male, open the Women’s Convention. Sign this petition to let the Women’s Convention organizers know that we do not want Senator Sanders to OPEN the Women’s Convention. We believe a female-identifying individual should open the Women’s Convention, as optics are important, and there is no one more qualified to speak about women’s issues than a woman. In an October 12th USA Today article, Women’s March co-chair Tamika Mallory (whom I highly respect), states that Sanders was chosen because he “knows how to mobilize a new generation of activists,” and “is probably one of the most powerful U.S. Senators ... on progressive issues, women’s issues…” We believe: o Bernie does know how to mobilize a new generation of activists (for that we are grateful) but did the organizers forget that WOMEN organized the largest protest in US history? o Bernie has been a long time champion for progressive values (again, we are grateful) o Bernie’s voice, and the voices of ALL men, women, non-conforming, non-binary, cis, and transgender people who share a passion for the unity principles of the Women’s March are needed and necessary voices for this movement. We want them at the convention. We want them listening. We want them leading. We want to learn from them, be challenged by them, changed and ignited by them. We even want them speaking at the Convention - just not opening it. o Optics are extremely important. The Women’s Convention, in her goal of empowering and putting the voices of women on the front lines, should lead by example and have a woman open the convention. The individual who kicks off an event often becomes the “face” of the event. It is only right to have a woman's face for the Women’s Conference. Having a man’s face only continues the invisible presence, work, and voices of women. o Women are best qualified to speak about women’s issues. o Sanders' reference to Planned Parenthood as “the establishment” makes him a divisive opener. Not choosing a woman clearly communicates that the organizers don’t believe a woman is qualified, available, or equal to the task of opening the Women’s Convention, and further communicates there are no strong female leaders in our nation right now. We know this is not true and strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to have Bernie Sanders open the convention. Thank you. Amanda Mother, Minister, Magic-Maker
Petition to Sen. Ber, Dr. Jill Stein, D , Maria Svart, Kshama Sawant
Create a Progressive Independent Party
In the course of the last year, we have made incredible strides to uniting for a Progressive Independent Party for the people, please read below for the original petition and see ALL THE UPDATES posted at the bottom as we continue to call for a unified movement. Thank you for your ongoing support! Your signature is still important, please sign and share! Original Petition: Plan A: All progressive parties unite to create the LARGEST progressive voting block in history to propel Bernie Sanders into the White House! Plan B: If Bernie Sanders does not get the Democratic nomination for President, we use our "YUGE" voting block to decide how to utilize our votes for the best progressive outcome possible. Plan C: Unite all parties into a coalition-based party to exponentially grow the progressive movement to all levels of local, state, and national elections to impact the changes necessary to see our common goals in action! The Presidential Election of 2016 has seen support and enthusiasm for progressive politics like never seen before in the history of the United States. The Bernie Sanders campaign has united Independents, Progressive Democrats, Green Party voters, Democratic Socialists, unregistered voters, young first-time voters, and disenfranchised Democrat and Republican voters too. The Sanders campaign has risen to historic, record-breaking heights in fundraising for both numbers of individual contributions, as well as, number of individual contributors, with a mere average of $27 per contribution. The Sanders' campaign is the campaign of the people, for the people and one in which millions of us have been waiting for but had almost lost hope it was possible. Despite making history and fueling unbridled enthusiasm from his supporters, the Sanders campaign has had a plethora of obstacles; an extreme media bias from mass-media conglomerates resulting in a near media blackout during the pre-primary season, ongoing skewed journalistic reporting, and press coverage clearly providing his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton a handicap-lead which has been difficult to overcome. Please join me in asking Sen. Bernie Sanders, Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party of the United States, the Democratic Socialists of America, the Progressive Democrats of America, to join forces propel Bernie Sanders to the White House and to create THE LARGEST progressive voting bloc the United States has ever seen. It's time! This political revolution is not about one candidate, it's about all of us. We should fight like hell to get Bernie Sanders in the White House, but if Bernie does not win the nomination of the Democratic Party, let's not be unprepared to unite our votes! Let's not dissipate this historic enthusiasm for progressive politics; let's unite for our common causes of social equality and economic justice, to end mass incarcerations, end injustices of police brutality, to restore, protect, and preserve our planet, to maintain a woman's right to choose, ensure equal pay for equal work, raise the minimum wage, guarantee health care for all, and be sure nobody working full-time lives in poverty. Together, we can make a difference! Please sign my petition asking the Bernie Sanders, Green Party, Progressive Democrats, the Democratic Socialist Party, and the Socialist Alternatives to unite our votes and our resources to exponentially grow our grassroots efforts for a better, safer, more loving, cleaner world. #WeAreOne