Petition to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Make it mandatory for all Political Donations to be Cashless
The Demonetization of 500 and 1000 Rupee notes on November 8th, 2016, by the Prime Minister of India was hailed as a bold step in the fight against black money, supposedly expected to give the hoarders of unaccounted cash sleepless nights. While the common man has been forced to stand in line for hours everyday for more than 5 weeks, the Political Parties have conveniently escaped the inconvenience. As per current rules, Indian Political Parties are not required to declare the donor details if the donation received is less than 20,000 Rupees, and they are 100% tax-exempt. So, the parties can deposit infinite amount of cash in old notes, by saying that it was received in parts, with each part less than 20,000 and can escape any consequence.I have explained how political parties can exploit this loophole in detail here - https://yourstory.com/2016/11/demonetisation-loophole/ Currently, there are more than 1900 political parties in India, and they are using this loophole to convert all their black money to white. This concern has also been raised by the Chief Election Commissioner of India. (http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/parties-being-used-to-channelise-black-money-chief-election-commissioner/story-PcJ1GSSAErLPr32xym561K.htmlWhen the common man has to face so many restrictions on deposits and withdrawals, why should the Political Parties be exempt ?(http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/poliitcal-parties-exempted-from-scrutiny-for-cash-deposit-of-old-notes/articleshow/56022656.cms?from=mdr Dear Mr. Prime Minister, if according to you, these days beggars are also using Swipe Machines, and you are forcing everyone to go Cashless, why should the political parties not be forced to go cashless. We therefore urge you to 1. Make it mandatory for any donation above 100 rupee to any political party to be cashless2. Bring Political Parties under RTI, as per the CIC order #BringPoliticalPartiesUnderRTI#MakePoliticalDonationsCashless
Petition to Robert Reich, Bernie Sanders, Alan Grayson, Jeff Merkley
RESCUE OUR DEMOCRACY - BERNIE 2020...
**DEAR MR. BERNIE SANDERS AND FELLOW CITIZENS** HELP SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY AND SOCIETY FROM TRUMP-AND-COMPANY. MR. SANDERS TAPPED INTO A RISING TIDE OF YOUNGER,YOUNG-AT-HEART (AND FORWARD-THINKING) CITIZENS. I KNOW THIS TIDE IS STILL OUT THERE - WILL YOU RISE AGAINST THE FORCES WHO HAVE PERVERTED, DESTROYED, AND HIJACKED OUR POLITICS AND SOCIETY AT LARGE?? FACTS AND REASON: MR. SANDERS EMBODIES THE ANTITHESIS OF OUR CURRENT STATE-OF-AFFAIRS. MR.SANDERS IS NOT: A BIGOT, RACIST, SELFISH, UNETHICAL, REGRESSIVE, OR A CON-ARTIST. WE NEED TO DO ALL OF THE THINGS BERNIE SAID IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN - AND MORE. WE ARE FAR BEHIND IN BUILDING BUFFERS TO CLIMATE CHANGE / CORRUPTION, AND FOSTER A HEALTHY, EDUCATED SOCIETY. NOTES: BE EDUCATED ABOUT REDISTRICTING, THE CENSUS, AND THE BALANCE-OF-CONTROL IN THE CONGRESS. REPUBLICANS HAVE RIGGED AND HIJACKED OUR SYSTEMS BY: GERRYMANDERING DISTRICTS SO THAT THEY CAN CONSOLIDATE POWER FOR SEATS IN CONGRESS - AS WELL AS ELECTORS IN LARGE STATES. THEY DID THIS UNDER BUSH -USING THE CENSUS DATA - THIS IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2020 - THEY WILL TRY TO USE THE NEXT CENSUS TO ACCOMPLISH THE SAME THING -- IF WE DON'T STOP THEM BY NOT VOTING FOR THEM IN THE MIDTERMS (THIS WILL TILT THE CONTROL INTO MORE-FAIR HANDS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS). REMEMBER THAT BUSH STOLE THE ELECTION FROM GORE IN 2000; AND TRUMP STOLE THE ELECTION IN 2016. THESE ELECTIONS WERE DECIDED BY THE 'ELECTORS' - PARTY INSIDERS WHO PLEDGE TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE - NOT BASED ON THE MAJORITY OF ACTUAL CITIZEN-VOTERS. MR. SANDERS WILL PUSH REFORMS IN THESE SYSTEMS TO BE FAIRER AND LESS CORRUPT. THESE 2018 MIDTERMS ARE ALSO CRITICAL TO RESCUING OUR DEMOCRACY AND TACKLING CORRUPTION. VOTE WITH YOUR EYE TOWARDS SOCIETAL PROGRESS AND ETHICS - REGARDLESS OF YOUR PARTY 'AFFILIATION'. WILL YOU HELP BRING THE BERN-ING TIDE BACK??!!
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, National Rifle Association
Donate All NRA Campaign Contributions to Schools
To establish their integrity in the firearms debate, we call on all politicians to refuse NRA funding and to direct the NRA to donate all NRA campaign monies to their public schools for improvements to implement better security measures. This change will prove that politicians are voting their consciences on gun-related issues. In addition, this change will provide much needed funding to public schools for necessary improvements. If politicians and the NRA are serious about the security of our children, this decision is straightforward and the morally correct one.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Demand Russian Sanctions Now!
The recent indictments by Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller have put Russia’s actions to influence our democracy front and center again. Experts inside and outside of the Trump administration are saying it is irrefutable that Russia illegally interfered with the 2016 election. Republicans and Democrats have been critical of Trump’s ongoing refusal to enforce the sanctions against Russia that Congress voted for as punishment for meddling in our election. I believe this is unacceptable. If you agree with me, you can use your voice to demand President Trump enforce all sanctions now. Last summer, Congress voted overwhelmingly for tough new sanctions on Russia. Many months later, President Trump has failed to follow-through. As our Director of National Intelligence said, Russia views their 2016 election operation as a success – and fully intends to continue their influence operations in the 2018 election. Why would Russia stop interfering in our elections if our own president won’t enforce any consequences? Even after signing Congress’s sanctions bill into law, here is what President Trump has done: Made a list of top Russian political figures and businesspeople for “potential future sanctions” What Trump still hasn’t done: Publicly condemn Russia for meddling in the 2016 election Accept our intelligence agencies' reports and recommendations Direct our government to take action to prevent Russian meddling in the 2018 election The failure to rally the government to respond to anticipated Russian interference in our election this fall is the most alarming. This is a clear dereliction of duty that cannot stand. If President Trump won’t uphold his presidential duty to protect America from all enemies, foreign and domestic – then we the people must speak out. Please sign and share this petition telling President Trump to do his job and protect America – by executing the Russian sanctions that the peoples’ Congress voted for!
Petition to Trey Gowdy, Matt Gaetz, Paul Ryan, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Marco Rubio
No pay for elected federal officials during government shutdown.
Every year those who are federal employees grit their teeth with the fear that their place of employment will go unfunded and they will not be able to pay bills or place food on their tables. The legislative branches failure to agree on a budget means that millions across the country will no receive pay when they need it. This petition is created to ensure that our elected representatives are treated the same as every other government employee. If there is no funding for others why is it that elected officials that work for "the people" still receive pay? This petition aims to receive national recognition in order for all three branches of government to not receive pay for the period that there is no agreeable budget. Failure to pay serious attention to this subject matter will show the American people that lawmakers truly do not support those who elected them. When it hits the pockets of lawmakers as hard as it hits the pockets of federal employees (which includes the military) they will all no longer play politics and use us as weapons in their political games. This petition will bring lawmakers to more equal footing so that they truly understand how we are ALL affected during times of their disagreement and gridlock. No pay for those elected to serve in an official capacity in the U.S. government by the people of the united states during a government shut down!