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166 petitions

Update posted 21 hours ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Jeff Flake, John McCain, Donald Trump, Tulsi Gabbard, Raul M. Grijalva, Beto O'Rourke, Mike Coffman, Earl Blumenauer, Walter B. Jones, Lindsey Graham, Dave Joyce, Carlos Curbelo, Ryan Costello, John H. Rutherford, Ruben Gallego, Tom O'Halleran, Kyrsten Sinema, Andy Biggs, Paul A. Gosar

Fight For Those Who Fought For You

As federal patients, Veterans are being prescribed extremely addictive pharmaceuticals linked to widespread death across the country. Despite this fact, these pills remain at a lower classification within the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) than cannabis. Cannabis has helped many people suffering from debilitating conditions such as PTSD, cancer, chronic pain, addiction withdrawal and has statistically lowered the suicide rate in states where it is “legal.”  Veterans Health Administration (VA) primary care teams should be educated on how to best implement cannabis into a veterans treatment plan. When a patient is a legal medical cannabis card holder as well as a veteran, they should be afforded the freedom to use cannabis within the VA system as a recognized medical alternative to psychiatric drugs without any discrimination or unjust actions against them.  Do you agree: Should veterans be able to treat themselves with medical marijuana? If you do, please join us in the fight to provide veterans safe access and compassionate care within the Veterans Health Administration.   

1620 Legion
142,399 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Philip E. (Phil) Berger, Louis Pate, Harry Brown, Jerry W. Tillman, Wesley Meredith, Floyd B. McKissick, Jr., Gladys A. Robinson, Terry Van Duyn, Ben Clark, Norman W. Sanderson, Erica Smith-Ingram, Roy Cooper

NC Bridges for the Fallen

The state of North Carolina is one of the few states that refuses to place memorial bridges to honor fallen service members. As a Gold Star Wife, I have learned the importance of Gold Star Families seeing the name(s) of their fallen loved ones live on. It breaks my heart that the state of North Carolina is one of the only states that do not allow bridges to be dedicated in honor of the fallen. This is something that needs to change for several reasons.  North Carolina is home to the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC. The 82nd has played a substantial role in our great nations history and our future. Population wise, Ft. Bragg is the largest military base in our great nation. Ft. Bragg also is home to our nations GRF also known as Global Response Force, this means the men and women stationed at Ft. Bragg are ready to deploy with in a very short notice. On top of being home to the 82nd Airborne Division, North Carolina is also home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (Goldsboro, NC), the Coast Guard's Base Support Unit (Elizabeth City, NC), and Camp Lejeune (Jacksonville, NC). North Carolina represents three out of the four main branches of service, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. North Carolina is a state with huge military ties, but somehow we are lacking in the ability to fully honor our fallen service members. This is something that needs to change. These great men and women who sacrifice it all, deserve to be honored and remembered to the greatest extent of the word.  Banksy once said a man dies twice, once when he takes his final breathe and again when his name is spoken for the last time. NEVER let this happen, ALWAYS remember our fallen service members and the sacrifices they have made for both you and I.

Emily Piotrowski
48 supporters