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poverty

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Started 3 days ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Alaska State Senate, Alaska State House, Alaska Governor, Bill Walker, Bill Wielechowski, Berta Gardner, Dan Saddler, Bert Stedman, Click Bishop, Mike Chenault, Paul Seaton

Repeal the GOP Tax Bill

The Washington Post explains that the GOP tax bill, which has been dubbed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” drops the top tax rate of corporations and big business from 35% to 20%. The big business cut would be permanent, while the rate reductions for real people are set to expire after 2025. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is marketed well under the guise of providing tax cuts and jobs to working class people. While this may prove true for some individuals, this act was not designed to improve the economic vitality of the lower and middle class. In a separate interview with the Washington Post, Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) stated, "Fundamentally, the bill has been mislabeled. From a truth-in-advertising standpoint, it would have been a lot simpler if we just acknowledged reality on this bill, which is it’s fundamentally a corporate tax reduction and restructuring bill...I think they were particularly concerned about innuendo and what that might mean, so it was labeled as a middle-class tax cut.” According to the Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan think tank, if congressional Republicans end up paying for their proposed $1.4 trillion tax cut by reducing spending or raising taxes later on, most Americans making less than $86,000 would be worse off than if the bill had not been passed.  James Hamblin, a journalist for the Atlantic, explains, "For the first time in U.S. history, the leading association of psychiatrists has condemned a tax bill. They are not alone among doctors. In a joint statement this month, the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American Academy of Pediatrics, among others, voiced stern opposition to the Republican tax proposal. Their main concern is insurance. The repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate—a provision rolled into the Republican tax bill—means millions more people will be uninsured by 2027, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Individual and small-group marketplaces will be destabilized, and rates of medical bankruptcy will return to pre-Obamacare levels."  In a gallop poll, the Washington Examiner found that 29 percent of Americans favor the tax cut while 56 percent disapprove. What happened to the voice of the people?  The bill also makes provisions for opening the door to drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). In recent interview with The Atlantic, one resident of Gwich’in, an indigenous tribe of roughly 9,000 people that spans north-central Alaska and northern Canada, explained that her tribe has been closely connected with the land and the animals that inhabit it for tens of thousands of years. She told the interviewer, "The porcupine caribou herd and the Gwich’in people are one...we migrated with them for 20,000 years. These caribou have been here for 2 million years.”  It is a breach of human rights for oil companies to devastate the sacred lands of indigenous peoples. Taxable revenue and temporary jobs are not enough. Native communities deserve more from their federal government. ANWR is home to fragile ecosystems, and thousands of species of wildlife. Native communities have been dependent on the land for sustenance for thousands of years, and environmental destruction could be irreversible.  I urge you to contact your local representatives, to explore the implications of this bill, and to sign and share this petition if you feel inclined. The voice of the people will always hold more power than the voice of oppression.

Kai Smith
201 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Justin Amash, Dave Brat, Jim Bridenstine, Michael Burgess, Jason Chaffetz, Curt Clawson, Ron DeSantis, Jeff Duncan, Scott Garrett, Chris Gibson, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Trey Gowdy, Morgan Griffith, Tim Huelskamp, Walter Jones, Jim Jordan, Raul Labrador, Cynthia Lummis, Ted Poe, Bill Posey, Thomas Massie, Tom McClintock, Mark Meadows, Mick Mulvaney, Reid Ribble, Dana Rohrabacher, Todd Rokita, Matt Salmon, Mark Sanford, David Schweikert, Jason Smith, MARLIN STUTZMAN, Greg Walden, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate, Brian Sandoval, Nevada State House, Nevada State Senate, Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Adam Laxalt, Gloria M. Navarro, David Vitter

Impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro

We the People of the United States petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada for committing treason and collaborating in the insurrection against the Constitutional authority of the federal government pursuant to Article I Section 8 Clause 15, Article 3 Section 3 and Article 2 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, 18 U.S.C. § 2831 and 18 U.S. § Code 2383. Whereas Judge Navarro, at the direction of the FBI, BLM, and other federal agencies, is unlawfully detaining (Amendment VIII of the Bill of Rights & 18 U.S.C. § 3142), and has been for over nine months, prominent activists within the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom political movement for exercising their First Amendment protected rights—protesting against federal government overreach [the fact it had sold 9,000 acres of public land bordering Bundy Ranch and other people who own grazing rights to the division to a Communist Chinese energy firm represented by Rory Reid (Harry Reid's son), EMM, for $4.5 million, $34.1 million less than its value, and began rounding up the Bundy’s cattle and holding them in inhumane conditions … at least 60 purportedly suffering death or missing]—and, in order to suppress C4CF 's education of the People, they have been charged by the FBI for violating 18 U.S.C. § 371 - Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States; 18 U.S.C. § 372 - Conspiracy to Impede and Injure a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § lll(a)(l) and (b) - Assault on a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(l)(B) - Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer; 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) - Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence; 18 U.S.C. § 1503 - Obstruction of the Due Administration of Justice; 18 U.S.C. § 1951 - Interference with Interstate Commerce by Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 1952 - Interstate Travel in Aid of Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 2 - Aiding and Abetting. Among the political prisoners are Cliven, Ammon, Ryan and Mel Bundy, Peter Santilli (a journalist), Ryan Payne, Blaine Cooper, Eric Parker and Jerry DeLumus—all of whom provide C4CF with necessary influence. Whereas the discovery comprises substantial evidence proving the innocence of the defendants but is being concealed from the public at the order of Judge Navarro (in violation of Amendment VI of the Bill of Rights and Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). These prisoners have also been subjected to mistreatment by the FBI, U.S. Marshall Service and employees of the correctional facilities. Whereas Judge Navarro is consciously proceeding with falsified charges filed by the FBI against C4CF and refusing to grant motions to dismiss after learning that Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and many other local, state and federal officials ordered the BLM to return the cattle to the Bundy’s and withdraw from the land, and being presented with relevant laws [Article I Section 8 Clause 17 & Article IV Section 3 Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Nevada Revised Statute 568.225] were presented to her by the defense. Whereas, after being ordered by Sheriff Gillespie to stand down, Special Agent Dan P. Love of the BLM continued to impede on the rights and jurisdiction of the People of Clark County and all People of Nevada unabated; Committing acts of aggression that should be considered attempts to seriously injure or even kill peaceful protesters, including tazing several individuals and using blunt force (some already challenged by physical disabilities)—an apparent result of its militarization. Sheriff Gillespie stated that "anyone who had been in policing would question their tactics." Whereas Judge Navarro is participating in a cover up of the suppression by the FBI (by way of COINTELPRO tactics) of the right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceful assembly, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances. One of the main functions of government is to enforce contracts, and in this case not only is the government failing to enforce a contract but it is also the contractor, and have abridged their obligations in addition to preventing the contractee(s) [Cliven Bundy—We the People] from discharging our duties enumerated in Article I Section 8 Clause 15 & 16 of the U.S. Constitution & 10 U.S.C. § 311 and pursuant to Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Whereas Judge Navarro has proven herself unfit to be an impartial Federal Judge; Consistent to the extreme bias expressed by her assistance given to the federal government and its usurpation of power and by covering up the inhumane treatment of political activists who are being unlawfully detained for exercising their rights protected by the First Amendment to enforce the rule of law—to establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, guarantee a Republican Form of Government, and secure the right to life, liberty and property, as ordained by the Creator in the U.S. Constitution.

Matthew Deatherage
10,470 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Grand Rapids City Commision

Stop Anti-Free Speech Ordinance in Grand Rapids

First ward commissioner Dave Shaffer has signaled his intent to introduce a new ordinance prohibiting panhandling in the city of Grand Rapids between 5 and 7pm city wide and AT ALL TIMES on specific corners.  That's right the city has selected several corners where free speech rights simply do not apply. Keep in mind individuals soliciting for businesses will still be allowed to wave placards, and distract drivers to their hearts content. This comes almost three years after a panhandling ban that was declared unconstitutional cost the city almost 50 thousand dollars in a legal settlement. This time the city thinks it can hide away the poor and strip us all of our free speech rights under the guise of pedestrian safety.  The proposed ordinance opens the city up to fresh legal challenges, limits our free speech rights, further stigmatizes our most vulnerable neighbors and does nothing to address the majority of pedestrian vehicle accidents. The city commission will discuss this matter on December the 12th at 7pm - please attend and tell our city leaders we don't approve of limiting free speech rights in an effort to push our most vulnerable citizens further into the shadows. Additionally please contact your city commissioners.    First Ward CommissionerDave Shafferdshaffer@grcity.usPhone: 456-3855 First Ward Commissioner Jon O'Connorjoconnor@grcity.usPhone: 456-3035  Second Ward CommissionerJoseph D. Jonesjdjones@grcity.us Phone: 456-3858 Second Ward CommissionerRuth E. Kelly Biography >> rkelly@grcity.us Phone: 456-3035 Third Ward CommissionerSenita Lenearslenear@grcity.us Phone: 456-3035   Third Ward Commissioner David Allendcallen@grcity.usPhone: 456-3035  

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79 supporters