Ex offenders with a low level (4th degree) or nonviolent felony conviction. Should be reviewed for clemency after 10 years automatically. If it is in the public interest regardless of politics in an election year. If they have not reoffended and have redeemed themselves through education. Testimony from bosses, professors or others with knowledge of their past and their redemption since should be a factor.
Create a constitutional amendment that allows a ballot measure nationwide every year to allow voters to overturn supreme court decisions, such as the citizens united ruling. This should be done so that the spirit of the "government of the people, by the people, for the people" continues to live on. This is what America should be like! So that no political parties can stack up the courts in our judicial system in their favor.
One person one vote, iniversal access through the postal service, which serves every American in every community.. Everyone gets a ballot and signs with their unique fingerprint. No machines that can be hacked and not traced. Only paper ballots. We should be required to vote or pay a penalty and pass a simple citizen awareness test at 18 when we become eligible to vote. Corporations, businesses and lobbyists should be banned from the political process . Gov. of by and for the people.
Establish a corporate tax incentive, leveraging the corporate tax rate, that reduces a company's tax liability if the median hourly rate for their employees is considered "a livable" or "fair wage." The higher their employee's hourly rate (excluding executives) the lower their corporate tax liabiliy. This would directly help small businesses reduce their tax burden and significantly benefit low wage workers, while incentivising big corporations to profit share with employees to drive earnings.
Early screening in schools for mental health. Improving cognitive function for those at risk with cognitive training paired with vocational services: placement and support combined with computer based cognitive training exercises, a social information processing group and a work feedback group to lead to improvements in executive function and working memory
End using Rainforest Lands for growing commercial crops. Rainforest territory must be returned to native forest and habitat for indigenous people and animals. Likewise, end using Native Lands and Public Lands for mining or any commercial business. Native Lands belong to Native Americans and Indigenous peoples. Public Lands belong to The People.
Stop spending money on projects that can wait, such a new Parking Lot for the Tinley Park Convention Center. The 77,000 they are getting to renovate the parking lot or the building is a crime. We have people living on the streets, who are homeless and unfortunately a lot of them live with a brain disorder. We have many people living with a brain disorder who no longer have a day program to go to because the funds have run out and they close the day programs or clinics.
The Great Hat Race! AKA This Game Has Rules AKA The Goddess Has Returned TGHR A simple acronym, or a race to radically heal our cultural wounds? Or both? :-D Our systemic "problems" have a systemic cause -- the dis-ease (the lack of ease, the lack of peace) in each of us. Some more that others. If you want to change the world, ha! Good luck. However, perhaps you can understand the world. Perhaps you can understand yourself. Know thyself. The rest is details.
We need a Vision that is based on human and planetary values. One vision that we could look to for guidance is the Native American philosophy of determining how each decision, each action will affect Life for 7 generations to come. We need to value children first and foremost; and meet their needs of genius, creativity, and freedom. Next we need to value families - mothers, fathers, and communities. We need to value Mother Earth and take care of her rather than destroying her.
We already have term limits in the form of election days. However, we are not allowed to choose who runs congressional committees, and, thereby, wield strong influence over what legislation is promoted, heard by the public, and voted on by each of the houses. Therefore, there should be a maximum term limit of 6 years for anyone to serve as a committee's chairperson within the house to which they were elected.
We understand that Social Security is a benefit that citizens and employers pay into- it is not free money from the government. Having said that, because we are in a country that encourages free enterprise- a place where you can live the life you want, we should have access to earned funds for a one time, penalty free withdrawal up to $10,000. This will gives citizens the opportunity realize enrichment, education or entrepreneurial pursuits...whatever they wish.
instead of euthanization and cremation of so many abandoned or unwanted pets at animal shelters here in the USA and in other western nations -- put the sacrificed animal to some good use; allow the animals to be frozen and sold to starving distressed nations and/or people who can use the meat of the sacrificed animals as a source of protein for sustainance of life, and secondarily, they can use the skins of the animals for other adjunct products they may need to make and use to sustain life.
Pass a Constitutional Amendment acknowledging explicitly the Government's inherent DUTY to regulate its elections according to each individual citizen's equal right to speak DURING campaigns corresponding to their equal Voice/Vote at the END. Legislation can then be passed that enforces it at local, State, and Federal levels by monetary and media measures, allowing fine-tuning.
Train veterans to clear out the back log for veteran's benefits. Our veterans deserve better than years of waiting; they, already, fought for us, they shouldn't have to keep fighting, when they get home for the benefits they have earned. Training veterans to do the work will kill two birds with one stone: give veterans jobs and clear out the back log.
How to deal with widening inequality: Mandate all US citizens to dedicate 2 weeks a year to do manual work such as; farming, construction, street cleaning, garbage collection, etc. By that, it raises awareness of what's crucial supporting our lives, as well as appreciation to others who do for their livelihood. Payments of livable wage ($15 or 20/hr?) to be paid during the service by FED.