Friday, April 23, 2010

More Petitions

I know it's been a while; that happens when work gets insane and other things creep into the forefront.

Still, even with the passage of health care reform and the all-but-sure passage of Wall Street reform in the near future, there's still a lot of work to be done. Progressive groups like CREDO Mobile are pushing issues they feel Congress and the White House should be taking on, and they use the power of online petitions to get their message across.

Today, I'm going to highlight two such petitions.

Given recent fraud charges against Goldman Sachs, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee has launched a petition asking for Goldman Sachs, among others, to face criminal charges.

From the petition: "The U.S. Department of Justice should launch a criminal investigation of Goldman Sachs & other Wall Street companies who may have acted illegally while devastating millions of lives. Nobody on Wall Street is too big for jail."

You can sign the petition and forward it to others here.

CREDO Mobile has also launched a petition demanding an exit date for the troops in Afghanistan. When President Obama delivered a speech to cadets in West Point this past December, he announced that troop withdrawal would begin in 2011. In keeping with that date, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.), Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) have introduced legislation that would require the president to present a withdrawal plan to Congress by Jan. 1, 2011.

You can sign the petition, asking your Senators and Representative to co-sponsor the legislation, here.

The Internet is a great place to find causes that matter to you and take quick, decisive action on them. Fighting for change needn't always be a tedious, time-consuming exercise; sometimes, it's as simple as signing a petition or writing your representative in D.C.

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