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Raise the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour in Burbank, CAOut of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth. Middle class wages have remained stagnant, while the top 1% have seen 95% of the gains. Consumerism is 70% of the US economy. The top 1% do very little to stimulate the economy as they consume very little and are too few in number. Taxes have not been raised on the well-to-do to re-distribute income that has become too concentrated at the top. Raising the minimum wage is one of the best ways to combat income inequality and give Americans a raise. Keeping working people underpaid and underutilized is a failed policy that has obvious consequences for an economy that, for most people, still hasn't come out of recession. American workers have increased their productivity by leaps and bounds, but have received none of the rewards that go with accomplishment--greater prosperity for themselves and a thriving economy. It is only fair that we begin to restore equality with a raise for all working people in Burbank and the nation. Historically, raising wages has had a positive effect on the jobs picture and will not cost jobs.
Eliminate Direct Corporate Campaign Contributions in VermontSince 1907, federal candidates have been barred from accepting direct corporate contributions. Unfortunately, in Vermont candidates can accept contributions directly from corporate bank accounts. This prevents us from knowing the individuals behind those contributions. Matt Dunne, candidate for governor, has long believed that Vermont should eliminate direct corporate contributions to political campaigns to increase transparency and ensure that people – not corporations – hold the true power in our elections and in our government. That is why Matt has returned thousands of dollars in direct corporate contributions and called on the Vermont Legislature to introduce legislation that would eliminate all direct corporate donations to Vermont political campaigns. Stand with us in calling on the Vermont Legislature to eliminate direct corporate contributions to political campaigns. Sign the petition today!
Stop the delays: Fully fund our schoolsIt's been four years since the Washington Supreme Court ruled the state legislature was failing its constitutional duty to fund our schools. It's been nearly two years since the Supreme Court found the legislature to be in contempt of court for failing to comply with the court order. This is unacceptable, and we're fed up.
Raising Minimum Wage Up To $12.75 In Montana State.Signing this petition is vary important to sign because we are trying to raise minimum wage a more liveable wage, so that hard working America's can survive on a increase wage to provide for his/her family. Raising this minimum wage up to $12.75 a hour, Is a good wage for everyone in the Employment field and it wouldn't hurt our government system to support the increase of minimum wage. The Montana citizens are tired of working for dirt poor wages, making it hard to provide for yourself and for your families, its time to raise minimum wage here in Montana state. And it all starts with everyone signatures on this petition.
Save Our Bus Service- No to CARTA CutsAfter peaking in 2014, CARTA bus ridership has been declining. The cuts proposed will put CARTA into a downward spiral of cuts in service, lost ridership and revenue and more cuts in service. We need transit which goes to work, shopping, healthcare, educaiton, recreation and the beach to provide mobility, dignity and opportunity for everyone in the Charelston area.
Stand up for fair elections in DC - support legislation to amplify the voices of small donorsBy passing a small donor empowerment bill in the District of Columbia, we can fight the influence of big money, empower our communities, and ensure every voter’s voice matters in our elections. These programs provide limited public matching funds to candidates who demonstrate robust public support and don’t accept large contributions or contributions from special interests or corporations. With this legislation, candidates will be able to focus their attention on people like me to support their campaign, instead of wealthy donors.
DFNYC petition to State Legislators- Pass the Voter Empowerment Act!The Voter Empowerment Act will require the Board of Elections to automatically register all eligible citizens in New York state to vote. Citizens would no longer need to register to vote, and would be able to opt-out online if they don't want to be registered. In addition, this would also require online voter registration tools to be provided, so citizens may update their addresses and find new voting locations quickly. The bill would also require the pre-registration of 16 and 17 year olds so that they may easily be added as active voters when they turn 18.
Stop Profiting Off Student Loan ScammersWith 40 million Americans facing an uncertain future because of student loans, logging onto Facebook or searching Google shouldn't result in predatory companies trying to sell you an offer of false hope. Everyday borrowers like me log onto our computers and we face a relentless steam of ads promising us the world when in reality they want to take our money for helping us do things are are already free. Facebook should unfriend all student loan scammers. Google should live up to their "Don't Be Evil" motto by kicking out all student loan scammers. Until we can get real a path to a debt-free future, these two companies can make our online experience safe from scammers.
Justice for Eric Garner: Fire Officer Daniel PantaleoThe grand jury would not deliver justice to the officer who killed Eric Garner. This miscarriage of justice also demands swift action from New York City's leaders. Ending the career of Eric Garner's killer won't be justice, but it is an important step in the right direction.
Support Syracuse Univeristy's Diversity and Transparency MovementIt has become apparent to many in the student body that the Syracuse University administration has made a series of closed-door decisions that were neither accurately nor fairly communicated to the campus community, and were executed without respect or regard for the will of governing bodies such as the University Senate or the Student Association. This lack of transparency can be seen in: - the closure of the Advocacy Center – the decision to not divest from fossil fuels (divestment was passed by overwhelming majorities in the SA and US) – the defunding of the POSSE program – the lack of diverse student representation in FastForward and in other administrative decisions in general – the rejection of the University Senate’s proposed tenure and promotion policy in May 2014 The student body also recognizes that issues of privilege and discrimination are pervasive on campus, yet unrecognized by the SU administration. Ultimately, students with marginalized identities feel unsafe and unsupported at SU. The student body recognizes that these are not personal problems to be borne by the individual, but structural problems which the administration has a responsibility to address in order to ensure the the safest campus possible. This lack of support for diversity can be seen in: - violent and derogatory language that is normalized within and beyond the classroom – that no senior administrator has gone through the CARE or SPSS diversity trainings – that many faculty are the perpetrators of microaggressions and macroaggressions, and that those with tenure can not be compelled to complete any sort of training – the lack of a Yes Means Yes policy – that the SU Title IX Coordinator has not gone through extensive enough sexual assault advocacy training – the lack of accessible services and facilities for students with disabilities – the lack of accessible gender-neutral bathrooms on campus – the disconnect between students and DPS – the vast limitations of current mental health support systems – that the depth and urgency of these issues are misunderstood by the senior administration
URGE OUTSIDE GROUPS TO DISCLOSE DONORSSo far, outside groups have spent $12 million in the Alaska Senate race -- making this the most expensive Senate election in Alaska’s history. That money came in part from groups that do not disclose their donors -- including groups linked to the billionaire Koch brothers and Karl Rove. Ever since the Supreme Court passed Citizens United, outside money has flooded into elections all across the country. Senator Begich has been fighting it since the very beginning -- calling for passage of the DISCLOSE Act, reversal of the effects of Citizens United, and adoption of an Alaska law requiring groups to disclose their top three donors in their ads. Right now, he’s calling on groups spending millions in Alaska to disclose their donors. Alaska voters deserve to know who is trying to influence their votes. Join Senator Begich in urging outside groups to disclose their donors -- sign the petition.