Lisa McCormick believes it is vital for Americans to eliminate the corrupt influence of dirty money in politics with an affordable system of fair & clean elections. Eliminating political payoffs is the only way to put on a public agenda items such as state-funded child care, paid family leave, universal health insurance, free tuition at public colleges and universities.
Full disclosure of campaign contributions, government contracts and potential conflicts of interest is a significant way to mitigate the evil of secret influence over public money, power and jobs.
“Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases,” declared Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Louis Dembitz Brandeis. “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”
Simply stated, what you don’t know can hurt. Secrecy should not be allowed when it comes to the public’s right to know about the business of public entities and those who control them and we must end the practice of allowing any kind of bribery to influence the decisions of elected officials.77 signaturesAdd signature
Social Security is funded through deductions to everyone’s paychecks. We pay in while we’re working, and then collect benefits when we retire but not everyone pays equally.
While 94% of American workers pay Social Security tax on every dollar in their paycheck, the very richest Americans stop paying Social Security taxes on taxable earnings over $132,900 but it does not have to be that way.
By simply requiring upper-income Americans to pay the same tax rate as middle-class families, Social Security's benefits could be expanded, and its funding would remain in balance for decades beyond the longest projections.228 signatures
Scrap the cap!
Require upper-income Americans to pay the same tax rate as the 94% of American working middle-class families that make less than $132,900 a year. This adjustment will keep Social Security solvent in perpetuity.
H.R. 8 is a bill that will require universal background checks for anyone purchasing a firearm.
This bipartisan bill is the first step forward to prevent gun violence in America.
Make sure this critical bill becomes law by becoming a citizen co-sponsor.104 signaturesAdd signature
John Giordano pledged to vote 2018-12-31 17:42:11 -0500
No one person should have the authority to order a first strike nuclear attack, but right now the President of the United States has sole authority to order America's military forces to launch nuclear weapons.
Sign this petition to urge Congress to address this issue right now!
The decision to use nuclear weapons is potentially the most important decision this nation could ever make. A single warhead could kill hundreds of thousands of people; nuclear war could change the face of the planet. Yet, despite the risks, there is no check on the president’s authority to order a nuclear strike.
Congress should require a declaration of war before the president uses nuclear weapons for anything other than retaliation for incoming nuclear threats in order to reduce the chance of an impulsive or irrational launch.27,380 signatures
Congress must enact a law limiting a President's ability to order a nuclear strike unless the United States is under attack by an enemy who is using atomic weapons.