Economic Justice

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Petition to Cathy F. Gautreaux, Elaine L. Chao, Donald Trump

Repeal ELDs through USDOT Regulatory Review Docket ID: DOT-OST-2017-0069-1442 #RepealELDs

On November 20, 2017, the Small Business in Transportation Coalition ("SBTC"), an industry trade group, petitioned  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") to reconsider the Electronic Logging Device ("ELD") Rule as a good candidate for repeal in response to an October 2, 2017 Notification of Regulatory Review (and request for comments to be submitted by December 1, 2017) issued by the USDOT under Docket ID: DOT-OST-2017-0069-1442. SBTC requested an emergency stay on the December 18, 2017 ELD rule effective date. On December 18, 2017, the ELD rule went into effect and the request for a stay went unanswered. On January 5, 2018, FMCSA denied SBTC's request for reconsideration as "untimely" and kicked back the exemption application suggesting it must conform to a rule that applies to exemption applications submitted by individual motor carriers. On February 1, 2018, SBTC petitioned for reconsideration of that denial pointing out the request was a timely comment under the USDOT's regulatory review notice and supplemented its request for an exemption from the ELD Rule for all owner operators and companies with less than 50 employees. On April 1, 2018, motor carriers not compliant with the ELD rule will be put out of service. I support the SBTC's efforts to repeal the ELD rule in its entirety. In the event the rule is not repealed, I support the SBTC's exemption application. #RepealELDs

Small Business in Transportation Coalition
20,135 supporters
Started 2 days ago

Petition to Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Walmart: it's time for paid leave equality

My name’s April, and I’m a part-time associate at Walmart. So when Walmart expanded paid family leave earlier this year — I was left out. I’m a mom to my wonderful foster daughter, Naomi. But while my full-time coworkers get 6 weeks paid leave to help settle a newly arrived child, 550,000 part-time associates like me don’t get any. In a few days, part-time associates are going to Walmart’s annual shareholder meeting to ask company executives and investors to provide paid family leave and better wages to all part-time employees.   Will you support us? Add your name to show there’s overwhelming public and customer support for paid leave equality at Walmart. Some people think that being part-time is a choice, but for many of us, that's not true. I'd love to be full-time, but every request I've made for full hours is denied. Many of us wonder if Walmart keeps us part-time in order to deny us benefits. And Walmart isn't the only company leaving part-timers behind. In a recent analysis, PL+US found companies everywhere are leaving out part-time workers like me. When Walmart changes, other companies follow: they can lead the way by offering paid leave to part-time employees. Now is the perfect time! Walmart JUST changed its paid leave policy for full-time associates after pressure from associates and customers. So I know we can do it again. Sign my petition now — and let’s show everyone at the annual shareholder meeting it’s time for paid leave equality at Walmart. Let's win this! April LawWalmart associate and OUR Walmart member Petition Text  To: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon and Walmart executives As one of the largest employers in the U.S. your family leave policies have an enormous impact on the lives of working families. Right now Walmart is treating part-time associates worse than full-time associates, denying part-time associates the time their families need and deserve when they need it most. Walmart showed it can be recognized as a leading employer when you expanded paid family leave for full-time associates. Creating paid leave equality will set that reputation in stone.

April and PL+US
56 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Jared Huffman, Sherrod Brown, Keith Ellison, Nancy Pelosi, Chellie Pingree, Jared Polis, Barbara Lee, Dianne Feinstein, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Garamendi, Jerry McNerney, Jackie Speier, Maxine Waters, Anna Eshoo, John Larson, Suzan DelBene, Jim McGovern, Seth Moulton, Chris Van Hollen, Raul Grijalva, Barbara Boxer, Xavier Becerra

Field 21 million American World Service/Jobs Corps volunteers over the next 27 years.

People's Lobby's citizen-initiated proposed law will produce a robust, peaceful, productive national service program that helps our military volunteers create smarts, security, jobs, and a growing middle class.   The AWSC National Service proposed bill is at Imagine if 20 million Peace Corps Volunteers had served since 1961 rather than barely over 200,000... if the same increase applied to such do-good organizatiions like VISTA, AmeriCorps, do-good NGOs, etc... Imagine if People's Lobby Inc. (PLI) Joint US-USSR Peace Corps, which inspired Congresswomn Boxer to introduce it as HR 1807 in 1989, had by now produced 100,000 Russians and Americans who had served together as PCVs. Imagine if this ambitious, educational,enriching, and unifying national service program were funded with potentially no cost to tax payers thanks to its non-traditional funding mechanisms, Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge, and growing public awareness of huge inequities Would the world be a better, healthier place? Nixon opened China.  Press Trump's Congress to inspire, move and open the US, Russia, and other nations to peaceful robust AWSC National Service. Without money, PLI needs citizen pressure to attract strong original sponsors to introduce the AWSC Congressional Proposals.  PLI then needs your continued citizen support to add cosponsors and pass the legislation. This interactive letter to Congressional reps offers citizens the opportunity to press your representative to sponsor the AWSCNS Congressional Proposals that will create jobs, expand common sense, and strengthen public policies from the grassroots on up.  To sign the petition, click the "Take Action" or "Sign" button to the right under Uncle Sammy. Recruit supporters by clicking the brown E-mail widget (or Facebook or Twitter - @attiladl ) in the right column and mailing the note there to some of your friends. You can follow some AWSC news by liking our FB page at   Read op-eds  Become an OPED fan of PLI Executive Director Dwayne Hunn in order to be notified of opeds and forward to others.     And if you want to painlessly raise revenues that built America's once vibrant Middle Class click to:  

Dwayne Hunn
761 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Mike Honda, Jared Huffman, Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison, Alcee Hastings, Nancy Pelosi, Doris Matsui, Ami Bera, Michael Turner, Debbie Stabenow, Barbara Mikulski, Jerry McNerney, Mike Honda, Eric Swalwell, Pete DeFazio, James Clyburn, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Lee, Gloria Negrete Mcleod, Kamala Harris


In the ‘60's hard working Midwestern families could invite family and friends over for weekly summer barbecues and still pay their kids' college tuition.  Not anymore. From the ‘50's through the ‘70's, America's Middle Class grew.  Then, marginal tax rates on the richest Americans ranged from   70% to 91%.  Then, well paid CEO's of American-centric companies, who built real stuff, earned about 9x's what their mostly American field workers earned.  Not anymore. For decades, America's uber-rich have funded foundations and K Street lobbyists to reframe and rewrite America's tax system.  Their wealth and influence tumbled their top marginal tax rate to 35%, which has allowed their effective tax rate (what they actually pay) to be about 16%.  Today, the too long inattentive to public policy middle class has trouble buying hot dogs, let alone throw steaks on the barbee, as it moves in mass into the lower class. A fair tax policy is the foundation of a strong fiscal policy and smart public policy.  That's why you should sign People's Lobby's petition to move Congressional visionaries to introduce and pass the Fair Tax Bracket Reinstitution Act (FTBRA) .  Without a more equitable tax structure, which built an educated middle class decades ago, America will continue expanding an uneducated and unaware lower class.   Click "TAKE ACTION" and sign the interactive petition. If you take exception to the above sentiments, do some research.  You can start with linking to a variety of graphs at: Fair Tax Bracket Reinstitution Graphic info... Wealth Distribution And, if you want to usher in a service/employment program that will employ 21 million Americans over 27 years and make America smarter and less dependent on wars: Click & sign the NEW INTERACTIVE American World Service Corps petition, Or paste"> Recruit supporters by clicking the brown E-mail widget (or Facebook or Twitter) in the right column and mailing the note there to some of your friends.

Dwayne Hunn
389 supporters