45 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Mitch McConnell, Kevin Brady, Paul Ryan, Orrin Hatch, Ron Wyden, Donald Trump

We Need Pro-Marriage and Family Tax Policies

We need a tax code that supports working families. The Republicans introduced H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on Nov. 2, claiming that it delivers large tax cuts to middle class families. This may be true of a small slice of families, but it delivers a large tax hike to many more working families, and most of its tax benefits to the wealthiest passive investors and heirs. Unfortunately, H.R. 1 misses the opportunity to address marriage penalties in the tax code. Couples beginning their lives together and single parents should not be discouraged from getting married by having to pay thousands more a year in taxes for tying the knot. We call for Members of Congress to make elimination of marriage penalties one of the top priorities for any major tax changes. Under H.R. 1, two single parents each making $60,000 and not itemizing deductions would have to pay $2,244 more in taxes every year if they get married than if they lived together without marriage. That’s a 22% tax hike for giving their children the stability of a committed marriage! Young professionals wanting to get married pay thousands of dollars in extra taxes for that as well. Fixing the marriage penalty would actually be fairly simple: allow couples to calculate what their taxes would be if they were separate taxpayers and as a married couple, and take the lower of the two numbers. Virginia is an example of a state that has eliminated the marriage penalty from its income tax system this way. H.R. 1 also makes it harder for young adults to save money to afford to get married and start a family, by taking away the tax deduction for student loan interest, as well as deductions for state income or sales taxes for those who itemize. Other hits on working families include making tuition reduction benefits for teachers and their family members taxable, and removing tax benefits for employers who pay for education, childcare, and accommodations for employees with disabilities. Promised tax benefits to help working parents pay for childcare also failed to materialize in this proposal. While we support expansion of the child tax credit, H.R. 1 takes away with one hand what it gives with the other, by eliminating the personal exemption. Low and modest income families will only see about $100 more per year per child in their pockets from this trade-off, while many families in the 25% tax bracket under the proposal would pay over $400 more in taxes for each child. Last, but certainly not least, we strongly oppose the elimination of adoption tax credits. Adoption has become very expensive; taking away these credits puts it even further out of reach for middle class families. Adoption saves lives and gives children a stable loving home--why on earth would we not want to support that anymore? We call on Members of Congress to refocus tax reform efforts on eliminating the marriage penalty, and giving all working families a tax cut. Now is not the time to play PR games with family finances, while handing huge tax benefits to the wealthiest passive investors and heirs. Marriage and raising children are investments in our common well-being and future. They should be supported, not penalized, by our tax system.

American Solidarity Party
279 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to District Attorney, Layla H. Zon

Charge Cortney Bell for her role in the Murder of her 2 week old baby girl, Caliyah McNabb

We are the Founders of The Happy Heart Foundation, a national organization that works tirelessly to prevent child abuse and neglect among many other efforts to ensure children are safe and have happy hearts as a birth right. I became aware of the case of Caliyah McNabb when it garnered a great deal of outrage and media coverage. Her story reached the globe and at least hundreds of thousands and thousands in a small community who were in shock and grief for the heinous murder of a tiny and innocent baby, her life matters. She is one of 1,500 or more children who will die this year alone in America from child abuse and neglect. We want to see a change and implore you to listen and see the great need to charge this woman for her actions, otherwise, she is subject to harming others, if not more children.  September 23, 2017, 2 week old Caliyah McNabb was born prematurely, just a sweet bundle of love and purity she found her way home from the comfort and safety of the hospital to the home where she would be viciously killed by those who were supposed to love her and protect her. Caliyah went home at just over 5 pounds, small and perfect. It wouldn't be long before baby Caliyah was reported missing from her bedroom in the Eagle Mobile Home Park of Covington, Ga late Saturday morning October 7, 2017 according to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office. She was found dead Sunday in woods behind the family’s home, October 8, 2017. She was found wrapped in a blanket, then put in a bag and thrown out. On Wednesday of the following week, October 11, 2017, Christopher Michael McNabb, 27, of Covington, Georgia, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery and concealing a death. He is the biological father of Caliyah.   On the night Caliyah went missing, the only people in the tiny single unit trailer of approximately 1,000 square feet were Chris McNabb, Cortney Bell, the mother, and their other biological child, Clarysa McNabb age, 2. Caliyah McNabb was very likely crying and that angered the selfish, drug addicted McNabb and he bashed her skull with an object or perhaps smashed her against an object, killing her. Reports indicate this act may have been premeditated and it stands to reason, this murder was well thought out and that maybe Caliyah was asleep or was involuntarily twitching her little arms and legs as babies do when she was beaten to death. The act itself is unconscionable but another maybe more disturbing factor, no one heard anything? We, the people do not believe that to be true. Cortney heard, she had to have been awakened by the cries of her own baby before she was attacked, or by the father's commotion in a fueled fit of rage while attacking the baby or shortly thereafter. After McNabb killed his daughter, Cortney Bell wasn't aroused by him putting her in a bag and walking out the front door just inches from the sofa she alleges to have been asleep on, she didn't hear a single sound waking her until 10:00 am in a tiny dilapidated trailer made with thin prefabricated materials? A baby battered just feet away with an object causing what was described by the M.E. as a "disfiguring skull fracture" and Cortney Bell her own mother, didn't hear or see anything? We do not feel this reasonable or possible at all and it is just ridiculous to think that not only did she not hear anything but that she laid her premature infant down and didn't check on her for 5 hours, she wasn't alarmed or worried at all about her baby not crying out for food before that time? Cortney failed her children. Cortney had already been accused the week prior of abandoning her children at the home of her cousin. She neglected her 2 daughters and was a well-known and admitted methamphetamine user and yet, was able to maintain custody and then lie to police about her involvement in the death of her 2 week old? This is outrageous! The Happy Heart Foundation requests your inquisition into this egregious failure and demand respectfully madam that you bring charges against Cortney Bell for her role in the murder and hiding of her baby's body.   Please, Ms. Zon review Georgia criminal law code § 16-5-70. Cruelty to children we believe you have cause to charge and arrest Ms. Bell under section (c) and section (2) Furthermore, there is reasonable evidence to support charging Cortney Bell under criminal law § 16-5-72. Reckless abandonment under section (a) for abandoning her children 4 days prior to the murder of Caliyah McNabb with her cousin as reported on the 911 call by Cortney Bell's father, Tim Bell.   By not charging Cortney Bell making her responsible for the murder of her daughter, she becomes a direct threat to society. She becomes a threat to children she may have in the future and children she encounters in her life, she has shown a complete lack of empathy and disregard for human life, that doesn't make her a killer but it does speak volumes about her capacity to kill and hide the killing of her baby for a man. Cortney will kill again, the fact is, without these charges she is free to continue to use and abuse not only drugs but the community and more children. It is our duty, your fiduciary duty madam to protect and advocate for the children in Newton County, or we fear your desk will be covered with more cases like Caliyah McNabb's. These travesties cease when outstanding people like yourself say NO and fight using our justice to system to prosecute these monsters. Children are becoming less afraid of the monsters in their closets and more afraid of their parents who become these monsters. We do not just implore you Ms. Zon but beg you and petition you to do everything in your power to end this. To stand up for Caliyah, who was born only to die before her tiny hands uncurled or her small and fragile face could even smile. CHARGE CORTNEY BELL FOR HER ROLE IN THE MURDER OF HER DAUGHTER, 2 WEEK OLD CALIYAH CLAIRE MCNABB.  Sincerely, The Happy Heart Foundation Pending 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Happy Heart Foundation
2,595 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Ben Lawrence, Andover ks

Rebel against BSL! Save Abby and Diesel!

**********ATTENTION PLEASE, PLEASE, READ! HELP ME SAVE MY DOGS********* We have been threatened and it's likely that we will lose our beloved dog because of Ben Lawrence the mayor of Andover, Ks and his archaic 20 year old dog killer policies. The police have told our family personally, that the mayor has told them "the police" to crack down on the BSL. Meaning breed specific law, witch condems a dog on the way it looks not how it behaves.. All this occurring after the "No Pitbull" signs were posted in Andover dog parks. They are coming to remove our dogs on the 8th of October. Even though we have NEVER had a vicious complaint. We are responsible dog owners, they are both fixed, vaccinated, chipped, and licenced in Andover Ks. My stepdad has talked to the mayor personally and was told that five people have tried to changed the law over the years to a more constitutionally appropriate, and less discriminating law. All have failed!!!!!! THE MAYOR PROMISES THAT ANYONE IS WELCOME TO PROPOSE NEW IDEAS TO THE CITY COUNCIL BUT THAT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!!!!!! If Martin Luther King Jr were a dog lover and alive today, he might have said .....I have a dream that my two little dogs will one day live in a nation where they will NOT be juged by the way they look but by the content of their character.....Jordyn Martin *********PLEASE HELP AND SHARE************PLEASE SUPPORT BREAD NEUTRAL DOGS* #ANDOVER #PITBULLS #SAVEMYDOGS #BNL #NationalPitbullMonth  

Jordyn Martin
28,667 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Dr. John DeGarmo

Help Children in Need. Make a Difference. 10,000 New Foster Parents by 2019

Children abused. Children neglected. Children abandoned. Children being placed into foster care; a foster care system where there are not enough homes.  The shortage of foster homes across the nation can in part be attributed to the increase of children being placed into care. In some parts of the nation, there has been a sudden and large increase of children placed into care due much in part of an increase in parental drug usage and substance abuse, with Heroin use being the chief drug increasing among parents.  Foster parenting can also be the most rewarding job a person does in his or her lifetime. Lives are changed for the better, not only for the child many times, but for the foster parent, as well. In order for a child in need to find a loving, safe, and stable home, foster parents need to find the emotional, educational, physical, and financial support they need, as well. We are on a mission to bring healing to children in need; to bring hope to a child who has been abused; to bring unconditional love to a child who has never had it.  A mission to recruit 10,000 new foster parents by the year 2019. America's foster care system is at a crisis level, as there are not enough foster parents to care for these children in need. Want to know how to be a foster parent and make a difference today? Click HERE. It's time we change that. It's time you and I work together to bring hope, to bring healing, and to bring love to children in need. It will be the greatest gift you can give a child, and the greatest gift you can give yourself. Join me. Change your life.  Change the world one child at a time. You CAN make a difference. You CAN make the world a better place. Become a new foster parent. Sign the petition to state that YOU are going to help a child in need, and that you will care for a child in foster care. F10K Dr. John DeGarmo The Foster Care Institute

Dr. John DeGarmo, Leading Foster Care Expert
6 supporters