Petition to Barack Obama
Keep Trump's Finger Off The Button: Take Nuclear Missiles Off Hair-Trigger Alert
On January 20, the military officer carrying the codes for America's nuclear arsenal will follow President Barack Obama to the inaugural platform. When he leaves, the officer will follow President Donald Trump. We will then have a president who reportedly said, "If we have nuclear weapons, why can't we use them." Will he really order a nuclear attack in the next four years? No one knows. But if he does, no one can stop him. President Trump will be able to launch, within minutes, one or one thousand nuclear warheads without any vote, any check, or even any serious deliberation. Just one missile could kill millions. Once launched, the missiles could not be recalled. But President Obama has one last chance to reduce this danger. With the stroke of a pen, he can take US nuclear missiles off hair-trigger alert, so that any attempt to use these weapons would take hours or days. Taking nuclear weapons off high alert would not impede our country's ability to defend itself. We could still respond to an attack. But it would buy time for the president to consult with Congress and other leaders and for cooler heads to prevail. We should not rush into a decision to start nuclear war. As Obama said in 2008: "Keeping nuclear weapons ready to launch on a moment's notice is a dangerous relic of the Cold War. Such policies increase the risk of catastrophic accidents or miscalculation. I believe that we must address this dangerous situation." Now, President Trump could launch 140 warheads in the time it takes to write 140 characters. The grave difference is: a tweet can be deleted, but the devastation of a nuclear warhead can never be undone. Sign this petition to call on President Obama to use his authority to take nuclear missiles off hair-trigger alert status. Then, share this petition with your friends, family, and co-workers. Together, we can make sure these weapons are never used again. www.ploughshares.org
Petition to Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. House of Representatives, Dr. Ben Carson
Don’t make Americans suffer. Keep the pre-existing condition clause for health insurance
In 2017, the future of healthcare in America will be decided by President Trump and Congress. I want to be sure that people like me, those with a chronic illness, have a voice in the path forward. My name is Linda, and I’m a married mother of two children. My husband is a hard-working, self-employed man who does his best to provide for all of us. Because he’s self-employed and I have a pre-existing health condition, it was virtually impossible to find health insurance coverage before Obamacare came along. Before Obamacare, health insurance companies would reject us outright, or would direct us to a high-risk insurance pool with annual or lifetime caps on coverage due to my pre-existing condition. These high-risk insurance pools were extremely expensive and often provided limited coverage -- which doesn’t guarantee critical care treatment needs for people with chronic health conditions. This was devastating to the chronic care community. Since Trump and the Republicans in Congress announced their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, I have yet to see any plan that ensures people like me will be able to transition into similar care with no coverage gap, or even retain access to affordable, critical ongoing chronic care. If the pre-existing condition clause goes away with an Obamacare repeal, millions of Americans will be impacted. Our emergency rooms will be overrun with individuals who can no longer get regular care for their chronic conditions, and health care costs will spiral out of control once again. I also run a ministry for women with chronic health conditions and hear these same fears from the women I help counsel since the President-elect announced his intention to repeal Obamacare. No one in our great country should ever know the fear and frustration of fighting for every scrap of insurance coverage when you have a chronic, lifelong disease. Please sign this petition today and help make sure that Americans with pre-existing health conditions don’t get left behind. Tell Congress and our new President to protect those with pre-existing conditions.
Petition to Paul Ryan, Charles Schumer, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi
Help Working Moms Who Breast Pump! - Keep Provision 207 in Affordable Care Act
There has been lots of political discussion around ending of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) for some time. Now that Republicans have taken control of Congress and the Senate it may soon be a reality. The ACA carries many additional provisions like the Section 4207: Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers. Major changes to or the repeal of the ACA will take these necessary rights away from nursing mothers and employers will no longer be obligated to enforce this law. Babies will also not benefit from the essential breast milk needed in the first year of life if mother's are not allowed to take breaks to breast pump. "President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 30, 2010. (See the combined full text of Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152 here.) Among many provisions, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S. Code 207) to require an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express milk. The employer is not required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time for any work time spent for such purpose. The employer must also provide a place, other than a bathroom, for the employee to express breast milk. If these requirements impose undue hardship, an employer that employs fewer than 50 employees is not subject to these requirements. The federal requirements shall not preempt a state law that provides greater protections to employees.Never before has Federal legislature cited the importance of breaks for moms to breast pump." (Also outlined on the main page of MomsPumpHere.com) This will pose a problem for nursing mother's who have to go back to work soon after the baby is born. On average, women breastfeed for 6 months in the United States. Experts recommend babies to be breastfed for up to a year because of the nutritional value found in breast milk. Provisions like the one outlined in the ACA allow women to continue to provide their babies with breast milk well past the 6 month mark when employers create private spaces for breast pumping. Sign this petition and tell our incoming administration NOT to end the ACA but to make changes where necessary! KEEP NURSING MOM RIGHTS!
Petition to Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer, U.S. Senate
We want to see Trump's Tax Returns
Donald J. Trump alleges that only the Press cares about his tax returns, and that "the people" do not. This Petition is to demonstrate how many Americans do want to see the last 20 years of Trump's tax returns. We the People believe his tax returns will reveal ties to foreign governments, particularly Russia, and that such information is crucial for Congress to make an informed decision as to whether he can serve as President without conflicts of interest that expose our country to foreign influence.We intend to present this Petition to Congress to demonstrate that millions of Americans demand that Trump's tax returns be shared openly with all Media outlets, the American public, and Congress.
Petition to U.S. Senate
Keep climate change denier Scott Pruitt OUT of the EPA
We must not allow the President-Elect to appoint the science-denying, oil lobbying lawyer Scott Pruitt to the head of the agency charged with PROTECTING our environment. It seems absurd to even have to type that sentence, but these are the dangerous times in which we live. "Pruitt has been a harsh opponent of Obama's measures to curb climate change and has helped lead a legal effort by some states to throw out an integral piece of Obama's climate change strategy that requires states to curb carbon output. Since becoming the top prosecutor for the oil- and gas-producing state in 2011, Pruitt, 48, has launched multiple lawsuits against regulations put forward by the agency he is now poised to lead, suing to block federal measures to reduce smog and curb toxic emissions from power plants."—Reuters (Dec 8, 2016) Regardless of our political leanings, hopefully we can all agree that a person who clearly cares NOTHING for the environment should not be given the reins of the national agency charged with protecting it. The only thing this man is interested in protecting is the obscene amounts of wealth already accumulated by the oil and dirty energy companies. We have one planet. We must do better—we have no choice—we must. All cabinet appointees require the approval of the U.S. Senate. Please sign this petition demanding that the Senate reject this supremely unqualified candidate for EPA chief.
Petition to Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
Fire Gwinnett County Board Member Tommy Hunter
Tommy Hunter, a member on the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, has shown himself to be a racist, prejudiced man in multiple social media attacks on Civil Rights hero and Congressman John Lewis. Tommy Hunter is unfit to represent Gwinnett County, and should be terminated. Sign this petition and call 770-822-7003 to call his office directly to voice your displeasure.
Petition to Michael Fitzmaier
Protest Trump: Rolling Labor Strike
Let us show our solidarity against Trump, his policies and what his movement represents by holding a rolling labor strike. We can use this show of force to display the president-elect is governing without a mandate. This will require the attention of as many labor unions of all shapes and sizes. The idea is not any one person to miss more than one day per month by rolling the industries on strike, by day of the week. This could have a significant impact on the US economy and send the most important of messages. We are in this negotiation together. Please, I have an idea, but will need help and knowledge to put this into action. Sign this petiton, share it and lend a hand. Sincerely, A concerned citizen.
Petition to Barack Obama
Make Joe Biden President of the United States for one day
Donald Trump thinks he is going to be the 45th President of the United States. There is a way to stop him, and instead make him the 46th President of the United States. President Obama can resign on his last day in office, making Vice President Joe Biden the 45th President of the United States. According to the Tumblr user estebanwaseaten: Doing this would be extra fantastic because suddenly all of the pre-printed inauguration memorabilia “45th President” stuff Trump has made would suddenly be made inaccurate, as Biden would technically own that title. So they’d either have to scramble to make a bunch of new stuff OR they’d have to go through with the Inauguration without any “46th President” t-shirts or hats or whatever OR all the Trump supporters would just have to buy merchandise that was technically inaccurate.