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US Politics & Gov't

TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress: Raise the Minimum Wage!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: MINIMUM WAGE, law, laws, congress, economy, ethics, news, obama, politics, usa, government )

Cal
- 8 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Raising the minimum wage would not only improve the lives of millions of hardworking Americans and their families but also build a stronger economy and decrease the need for government assistance.
These States Still Ban Cohabitation, Sex Toys... And Gay Marriage (INFOGRAPHIC)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, laws, society, gay marriage, rights, freedoms, government, ethics, crime, politics )

Carrie
- 39 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Here are some unnecessary bans still on the books in the U.S. The only one widely enforced by a majority of states is the one that prevents gay people from marrying.
Changes Sought for Endangered Species Act
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, environmentalists, lawsuits, laws, change, ESA )

Giana
- 70 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely.
New Laws in 2014: From Tanning Bed Bans to 'Lemon Pets'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: new laws for 2014, laws, usa, politics, news )

Cal
- 106 days ago - usatoday.com
If you're a pale 17-year-old in Illinois, get your indoor tanning sessions in now. Starting Wednesday, they're strictly forbidden.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Don't Let the Texas GOP Strip Women of Their Voting Rights!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: voting rights, laws, lies, politics, ethics, republicans, news, usa, elections )

Cal
- 124 days ago - act.watchdog.net
Starting this November, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name instead of IDs like a birth certificate. That's not a problem for single or married men -- but it leaves a third of Texas women scrambling in a state with just 81 DMVs in
Dear Mrs. Ken Cuccinelli: Please Stop Asking Your Husband for Oral for the Sake of the Rest of Virginia (ADULT CONTENT)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, laws, politics, Cuccinelli, sex, rights, ethics, abuse, republicans, americans, freedoms )

Carrie
- 266 days ago - rawstory.com
What I am saying is that any man who would seriously risk his own political ambitions and make himself a national laughingstock on the altar of outlawing in the state all manner of sexual contact that is inconsistent with how he himself clearly prefers...
Senate Panel Plans Hearing on 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, politics, laws, violence, murder, news, americans, crime )

Carrie
- 269 days ago - washingtonpost.com
After almost a week of protests about the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial and calls for the federal government to respond, a leading senator said Friday that he plans to hold a hearing on so-called "stand your ground" laws.
MoveOn Petitions - Justice Department: Open a Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 'CIVILRIGHTS!', freedoms, ethics, Justice, laws, Courts, Florida )

Candy
- 276 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Tonight, a jury acquitted George Zimmerman.But we are not done demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.We're calling on the U.S.Justice Department to open a civil rights case against George Zimmerman & have launched a petition to Attorney General Eric Holder
Congress: Stop Rape in the Military Now ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: rape, military, sexual assault, laws, corruption, cover-up, americans )

Nancy
- 333 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
These bills would fundamentally change the way the military handles rape cases and would be an enormous improvement over the current system. They would increase accountability and transparency by giving prosecutors and judges, not commanders, power over..
Stand With Victims of Military Sexual Assault ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: military, sexual assault, laws, corruption, cover-up, americans )

Nancy
- 334 days ago - barbaraboxer.com
We learned last week that the epidemic of sexual assault in the military is more pervasive than we even knew, and we knew it was bad. In the last two years, sexual assaults are up 30%, to 26,000 instances. The news also broke that the officer in charge...
Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, laws, gun violence, ethics, americans )

Carrie
- 456 days ago - americanprogress.org
After last month's senseless shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, we need to immediately address the gaps in our current law that enable mass shootings, as well as the everday shootings that on average claim the lives of 33...
TAKE ACTION NOW! WE NEED GUN CONTROL: I Demand Congress Stop Arming Dangerous People
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: violence, gun control, politics, murder, laws, gun control laws, government, ethics, politics, dishonesty, americans, corruption, u.s., news, congress )

Cal
- 634 days ago - bradynetwork.org
The horrendous shooting in Aurora, CO is yet another tragic reminder that we have a national problem of easy availability of guns in this country. Sign our petition to demand Congress address this problem:
New Laws Target Abortion, Immigration, Alcohol and Animals
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, new laws, laws, ethics, government, politics, news, freedoms )

Cal
- 838 days ago - cnn.com
New laws going into effect Sunday cover some of the nation's most contentious issues, from immigration to abortion, while others deal with tanning beds, tuition and where you can sell a pet.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Unsafe Working Conditions Are Making Workers Sick
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: worker safety, pollution, regulation, laws, congress, democrats, terrorism, media, usa, government, ethics )

Cal
- 965 days ago - citizen.org
Tell the White House: Modernize Worker Safety Regulations---Every day, millions of workers inhale silica dust - a substance whose effect on the human body is comparable to asbestos.
House Members Introduce Bill to Protect Medical Pot Industry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, meical marijuana, congress, laws, legislation, government, ethics, healthcare, healthcare, media, usa )

Cal
- 1055 days ago - alternet.org
One of the bills would authorize medical marijuana dispensaries to take the full range of business expense deductions on their federal tax returns, like other legal businesses
 

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