Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

End Corporate Influence/Control of Our Government

Due to a clerical error in the Supreme Court header notes of a decision made in the late 1800s, corporations have been granted all the rights of people. Legally speaking, they've been given "personhood" and therefore are entitled to all the rights of citizens enshrined in the Constitution, except for the right to vote. Consequently, corporations have been granted the right to "freedom of speech" which our founders had ...more »

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Provide an online, visually interactive, one-stop-shop, federal budget website.

A single website that allows users to interactively and visually explore the federal budget. The site should start out with basic high-level information about revenue, expense, deficit, and then allow users to click on a category of interest to drill down into the details and see precisely where money is being spent. Most people are not economists so the information should be basic but allow users the opportunity to ...more »

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Lobbyists

This information may be somehow available somewhere, I don't know.

But since the lobbyists control Congress by their "contributions," it would be nice to find out easily what lobbyist, working for what interest group/corporation, is contributing how much money, to what Congressmen, regarding what legislation, pro or con.

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Campaign: Between Federal, State, and Local Governments

Encourage State and Local Governments to Become More Open and Inclusive

President Obama’s historic commitment to open government has inspired people across the country with a renewed belief that government can and should be transparent, participatory and collaborative. In Seattle, WA, the City Council has formed an Open Government Committee to explore and recommend ways to improve citizens’ access to public documents and seek more diverse community input on issues affecting the city in advance ...more »

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Legislation

All legislation being considered by Congress should be posted in full on the internet for at least 72 hours prior to a vote on that legislation.

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Reform patriot Act Section 215, Think of Tommy Chong

What is Section 215? Section 215 allows the FBI to order any person or entity to turn over "any tangible things," so long as the FBI "specif[ies]" that the order is "for an authorized investigation . . . to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities." Section 215 vastly expands the FBI's power to spy on ordinary people living in the United States, including United States citizens ...more »

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Campaign: New Strategies and Techniques

Open Up Presidential Debates to Third Parties

For far too long in this country, politics (and debates in general) has been run by the two major parties – Democrats and Republicans. While both of these parties are close to the center of the political spectrum and represent a lot of people, there are others out there with other ideas. Yes, we have third parties, but they haven't won an election (or even been competitive) in decades. Part of the reason they aren't more ...more »

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Legalize marijuana and end the senseless "War on Drugs'

The people of this country want marijuana decriminalization. The 'War on Drugs' is ineffective. Millions of our citizens have been incarcerated for nonviolent drug offences.

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Campaign: Making Data More Accessible

Legitimate President?

Show that you are a legitimate President, show the citizens of this once great country (you are destroying it with your policies) your documentation. You can start with your "real" Live Birth Certificate, not the counterfeit one you posted on your website. Even though I didn't care much for John McCain,he proved his eligibility to run for president by releasing his live birth certificate, you have not! Then show us "all" ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Prohibition didn't work in the 20th century ... and needs to END.

The USA government should at the very least be embarassed by its attempt to prohibit certain activities and the use of so-called "controlled substances". Not only is the War on drugs a war they have lost, but it is one that the government can not win. It must end now. Legislators seem to have a mentality that just because they pass a law which bans something, that people will obey. Reality is often the opposite. ...more »

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New Directives to Protect Whisleblowers from Punishment

Directives and legislation providing protection for whistleblowers who disclose waste, fraud, or abuse within an agency, and punitive processes for managers who retaliate against those whistleblowers in their performance reviews should be established. irectives should clarify to all agencies, including law enforcement and intelligence agencies, the expectation that whistleblowers be robustly defended from reprisals and ...more »

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Campaign: Legal & Policy Challenges

Legalize Marijuana

Legalize Marijuana.

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