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Petition to Bruce Rauner, Dick Durbin, Tammy Duckworth, Illinois State Bourd of Elections, Illinois State Voters

Remove Author Jones from the ballot for Congressional Midterm Elections in Illinois

The 2018 Midterm Elections are months away but one candidate in the Third District is causing a lot of commotion. In 2016 Author Jones was disqualified for making a racist speech about Jews and denying the Holocaust. I hate to tell you guys this but he is running again and this time unopposed. Author Jones is a Nazi, He has denied the Holocaust, He was in the car in Charlottesville when his co-conspirators James Alex Fields Jr. and Nazi leader Richard Spencer ran over and murdered Heather Heyer, and he has been at every Nazi rally from Hayden Lake to Charlottesville. This man should not be running for office. He's a Nazi, he practices hate, he has a Swastika tattoo, he holds the rank of Imperial Wizard in the KKK, he denies the Holocaust, he swears on Mein Kampf, and he is not a nice guy. I am asking Senator Dubin, Senator Duckworth, Governor Rauner, the Illinois Election Commission, and all Illinois voters to remove this evil man from your ballot. We don't need a Nazi in Congress to quote the Illinois Republican Party. "The Illinois Republican Party and our country have no place for Nazis like Author Jones. We strongly oppose his racist views and his candidacy for any public office." Jones is a nobody and a nutjob. He should not be running for public office and it is up to you people signing this petition to keep him out. Please sign the petition, call your leaders in Illinois, write to your leaders in Illinois, and go to the polls and vote. We don't need Jones running for Congress and we don't need Nazis in Washington D.C or running this nation.           .         

Aaron Peavler
19 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Orrin Hatch, Ron Wyden, Chuck Grassley, Mike Enzi, Bernie Sanders, Mike Crapo, Lindsey Graham, Patty Murray, Tim Kaine, John McCain

Tell the Trump Administration: Don't spend taxpayer money on a military parade!

On February 6, the Washington Post broke the story that Donald Trump has been pressuring military leaders to organize a military parade in Washington, D.C.  There are three reasons why this is a serious mistake. 1) The Cost  To put on a military parade of the magnitude Trump purports to want would cost the taxpayers millions, if not tens of millions, of dollars in training, maintenance, and transport dollars alone, not to mention the extra fuel required for driving tanks down Pennsylvania Avenue and flying fighter jets over Washington.  How does this expense make sense when the government can barely fund itself? How does this expense make sense when there are around 40,000 veterans sleeping on the streets each night?  2) The Logistics  Washington streets and bridges cannot support the weight of seventy-ton tanks.  Such a parade would do serious damage to D.C.'s already strained infrastructure.  Moreover, organizing and orchestrating a parade would snarl D.C. traffic for days, not only day-of, but also in the days prior as manpower and materiel were put into place.  This would profoundly affect the lives of D.C. residents, many of whom are trying to get to work to help provide services for veterans in need. 3)  The Readiness Implication  Every tank and plane used in this parade is a tank and plane a soldier or airman is not using for training purposes.  The lost training days damage our military readiness, and the excessive hours added onto the equipment on parade are an unnecessary use of precious resources.   America doesn't need to prove its military strength as if it were ruled by a tinpot dictator.  But more importantly, neither the Democratic nor the Republican party should support such an egregious waste of tax dollars and manpower.  This is not a partisan issue.  This is an American issue.

CeCe B.
308,127 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Pass the TIME Act

My name is Kayla McKeon. As the first registered federal lobbyist with Down syndrome, I need your help to show Congress it’s time to pass the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment (TIME) Act, H.R. 1377, a bill which will make it illegal for employers to pay individuals with disabilities anything less than a minimum wage. It’s a little known fact that the majority of people with disabilities in our nation are paid below the federal minimum wage - sometimes as little as 30 cents an hour. There is no other class of people that employers can legally pay so little.People with disabilities are ready, willing and able to work but struggle to gain economic self-sufficiency due to the antiquated laws that hold us back. Now is the time to claim our civil right to earn a fair and equal wage! The National Down Syndrome Society, the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, has identified subminimum wage as one of the issues that we need and can work quickly to change. Passing the TIME Act will amend Section 14c of the Fair Labor Standards Act that allows employers to pay individuals with disabilities below minimum wage. Passing the TIME Act will be a huge step forward for individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities. I love being the first registered lobbyist with Down syndrome because I get to work with representatives and senators to help make our lives better. I have always believed if they can see my face or others with a personal story, they will remember us when they are voting. I want them to remember me and how I am capable of doing this job and deserve to be paid fair and equal wages. My friends deserve the same - they are capable and deserve to be paid accordingly, that is why I am working so hard to pass the TIME Act. Join me in my fight for a fair and equal wage for all people with disabilities. Please sign this petition to show your support and ask your elected representative to cosponsor the TIME Act, H.R. 1377.

National Down Syndrome Society
32 supporters