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Petition for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings and reclaim our democracy.
The Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings by the current U.S. Supreme Court give unlimited power to extremists to promote their candidates and outspend any opposition candidates. These candidates are virtually ensured election through media barrages purchased by wealthy extremists. This is not representative democracy. The Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings give overwhelming influence to those able to enact laws that do not reflect the beliefs or wishes of the majority of Americans. Purchased “representatives” have enacted and are enacting laws that violate our basic rights as citizens. Join me in signing this petition to amend the constitution to stop the blatant sale of elections.
http://www.democracyisforpeople.org/video.cfm

We denounce the Koch Brothers

Posted on April 16, 2014 with 0 comments
Subject: We denounce the Koch Brothers
Hi,
I signed a petition to Charles and David Koch, Chairman and CEO, and Executive Vice President, respectively, of Koch Industries which says:
"We, citizens of the United States, denounce you, Charles and David Koch, for using your vast wealth -- more than the combined wealth of the bottom 40 percent of Americans -- to corrupt our democracy. You are thereby undermining the most precious gift we possess, our democratic system of government. You deserve to be shamed and condemned by all Americans. "
Will you sign this petition? Click here:
http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/we-denounce-the-koch?source=s.em.cp&r_by=6791414

Standing up to defend funding for public media
http://protectmypublicmedia.org/ I am standing up to defend funding for public media. Our nation's 1,300 local public radio and television stations continue to present the best in news, educational and cultural programming available to every American, free of charge, 24 hours a day -- all for $1.35 per citizen in annual federal funding. Local stations take that $1.35 and match it six times over with funds from other sources. Yet, funding for public broadcasting remains under attack. We must remind our elected officials that public broadcasting is not a luxury. Public broadcasting is an essential public service depended upon by 170 million Americans, more than half the U.S. population, every month. New attacks on this funding are expected soon. I urge you to join me in lending your voice to the Protect My Public Media campaign to support local public television and radio stations

Petition for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings and reclaim our democracy.
The Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings by the current U.S. Supreme Court give unlimited power to extremists to promote their candidates and outspend any opposition candidates. These candidates are virtually ensured election through media barrages purchased by wealthy extremists. This is not representative democracy. The Citizens United and McCutcheon rulings give overwhelming influence to those able to enact laws that do not reflect the beliefs or wishes of the majority of Americans. Purchased “representatives” have enacted and are enacting laws that violate our basic rights as citizens. Join me in signing this petition to amend the constitution to stop the blatant sale of elections.
http://www.democracyisforpeople.org/video.cfm

The War on Patients With Chronic Pain

Posted on February 11, 2014 with 0 comments
The War on Patients With Chronic Pain
Our "war on drugs" has become a war on people in pain, with laws that have no scientific basis. Politics and science rarely go together. Here's an excellent look from John Hopkins Magazine at the unnecessary suffering patients are enduring because of the lack of education that doctors receive on pain management- they receive less than veterinarians. The American Pain Society, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Society for Action on Pain, among others are advocates for the patients who are attempting to educate doctors, government officials, and the public about the science of pain management. The facts about opioids are startlingly different than the myths different than the myths and misconceptions promulgated by uneducated primary care doctors and even surgeons about treatment of chronic pain. Chronic extreme pain sometimes brings patients, unable to receive effective, safe relief, to the brink of suicide. Opioids, properly prescribed, [...]
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