Petition to U.S. Senate, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate must FIX awful new American Health Care Bill! NO August Recess for Congress!
We all know Obamacare aka The Affordable Health Care Act sucked. Nothing that was promised stood. People lost their doctors, rates shot sky high, insurance Carriers & Providers disappeared. But it WAS SOMETHING. The HOUSE passed GOP American Health Care Bill was bad. Now The Senate version takes things way too far the other way, hurting the sick, the elderly, Medicaid & families. Gives massive tax breaks to the rich and will leave hundreds of thousands uninsured again. NOT ACCEPTABLE!! Forget about another lengthy summer recess. Keep Congress working & WORKING TOGETHER. FORCE The Senate to re-do the American Health Care Bill. Make it something to be proud of in every State! YOU ALL KNOW WHAT IS NEEDED. Bipartisanship. SO TELL THEM STOP THE BS AND WORK TOGETHER to GET IT DONE!! WHILE YOU ARE AT IT, How about INCLUDING DENTAL, EYESIGHT AND HEARING? Since they are a vital part of our physical bodies and greatly affect heart health, quality of life and safety!
Petition to Florida Governor, Florida State Senate, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Matt Gaetz
Bipartisan Equal Pay for All in Florida
Currently in the State of Florida, women on average make 87 cents for every dollar a man makes. This is not a debate based on religion or political views. The ability for women to work the same exact job and position and get paid the same amount as men is a universal human right. This issue should be bi-partisan and addressed immediately. In the United States, it’s even worse, women make 80 cents to the dollar on the national average. These women work the same jobs, have the same or greater education, and have the same necessities as men. This gap is appalling and can be detrimental. In some occupations, women collectively are receiving billions less than they would with equal pay; for instance, women working as physicians and surgeons are paid $19 billion less annually than if they were paid the same as men in that occupation. Women being unable to receive the same exact pay for the same exact work, progress, and position, is a violation of human rights. This is why I need your help. With your signature, we can make a difference in the State of Florida, and be the first ever state to pay men and women equally for the same exact jobs. Regulations already require corporations with greater than 50 employees to offer healthcare to employees. Even though they may be required to offer healthcare, these corporations get away with paying women far less than men. Please sign this petition to make a difference, and urge lawmakers to require corporations and businesses with greater than 50 employees to offer equal pay for men and women. This is NOT an issue that relates to party affiliation or beliefs. This is an issue of basic human rights.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Roy Blunt, Jon Tester, Charles J. "Chuck" Fleischmann, Barbara Lee, Pete Aguilar, Henry Cuellar, Kay Granger, Tom Graves, Shelley Moore Capito, John Hoeven
Proposal for safe, humane, and dignified immigration reform in Wall negotiations.
The Safe Humane Borders Project is a non-partisan solution to illegal immigration at the U.S. southern border, proposed by architect Clem Schaub, a registered Independent. Similar to how Ellis Island was the first point of contact and the filter for assessing and vetting of health care and background prior to allowing entrance into the United States, Safe Humane Borders Project proposes a physical structure on the U.S. southern border which is welcoming yet tough and very clear. The first thing the potential immigrants viewed upon entering New York Harbor was the Statue of Liberty, a sign of hope and welcoming. We need to create a similar structure and process for potential immigrants from Central and South America coming to the U.S. via our southern border. Read and download the full proposal here.
Petition to Sara Gideon
Make the Maine House seating chart bipartisan
Traditionally, lawmakers sit with members of their own party on a designated side of the aisle in the chamber. This practice only reinforces the idea that Republicans and Democrats are warring tribes locked in a winner-take-all battle. This year, however, the Maine Senate will have a bipartisan seating arrangement. Sign this petition to ask House Speaker Sara Gideon to make the seating chart bipartisan in the Maine House, too. Relationships based on mutual respect and trust are critical to finding common ground, forging consensus, and solving problems. Bipartisan seating can help to encourage relationship-building across the aisle and bridge the partisan divide.
Petition to Indiana University Political Science, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University
Keep Dr. Barbour at Indiana University- Bloomington
ProblemDr. Christine Barbour has been a Political Science professor at Indiana University Bloomington for more than forty years. During personal office hours, she reluctantly disclosed that she could potentially be facing termination due to false allegations that her class is taught from a partisan view point. SolutionThe Political Science department at Indiana University Bloomington should not terminate Dr. Barbour’s professorship, and continue to allow her to teach classes of any size at Indiana University. Personal storyAs a sophomore at Indiana University, I have spent a majority of my time on campus exploring potential paths including Astrophysics, Jewish Studies, and Political Science. Dr. Barbour's section of Y103 has been a major contribution in my decision to declare as a Political Science major. Dr. Barbour's class inspires me each week to pursue political news outlets on all sides of the spectrum, crafting my own political thoughts based on these sources and my own experience. Dr. Barbour emphasizes the importance of bipartisanship in American politics, frequently calling on the late Senator John McCain and his ability to reach across party lines in order to better the country as a whole. I can recall an entire class Dr. Barbour dedicated to the importance of bipartisanship and remaining politically open-minded in the wake of the late Senator John McCain's death. In class, Dr. Barbour does not explicitly state her political viewpoints, in contrast to the false allegations made against her (of which I believe are coming from a misogynistic and close-minded view point). Dr. Barbour should be allowed to teach at Indiana University, as she offers a unique perspective into the significance of political and social tolerance, as well as the importance of understanding all sides of the story in the political sphere. Without Dr. Barbour at Indiana, I believe future generations of students will be missing out on one of the most key educational opportunities that the Political Science department has to offer.