Reinstate the sections of the Voting Rights Act, nullified by the Supreme Court, by removing the qualification that those sections applied only to districts which had a historical record of segregation, prior to 1967. Instead, anyone with a grievance on being denied to vote should be granted standing to file a class action suit on behalf of their community; all district voting procedures and district maps should be subject to strict court scrutiny.
Voting is an absolute right and it is obvious that too many states are doing everything in their power to keep certain people from voting. This right needs to be protected at the national level under federal law. If voter ID should be required, it should be based on having a Social Security number only.
Pass the Equal Rights Amendment, which would cover a number of problems for women--equal pay, the right to determine what happens with their bodies (rape. which would become battery and abortion, which would simply be a right). It passed in the '70's and now would be a bellwether to show who in Congress supports women and simply who does not.
No law should be passed by states which make it illegal for people in their state to record or take pictures of police and government officials The law in ILL is taking Democracy and Freedom of speech away which is against the Constitution. The local police since 9/11 has become very militant . "no accountability" we are at their mercy of public officials . . A militant country has been born. Prison population should be lowered. No private prisons allowed in US No prisoner for profit.
No Justice, No Money Act. This bill responds to the public outcry over the failure to indict police officers that kill citizens. It provides incentives to end the secret grand jury process that has proven to be biased towards police officers and it encourages the use of special prosecutors in these cases.
2ND Amendment buffs often overlook the 2nd and 3rd word of the 2nd Amendment. Lets remind them of it and pose Universal Background Checks, limited capacity clips, Pass Assault Weapons Ban and possibly extend tax cuts for Smart Gun manufacturers http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/the-gun-the-nra-doesnt-want-sold-244605507892
Reclassify all white collar crimes as violent crimes. For example, crimes like securities fraud and large scale tax evasion usually take months, sometimes even years of meticulous planning. They are by nature premeditated. On the flip side, reduce penalties for minor nonviolent crimes such as minor drug possession and shoplifting. In short, no more 5 years for stealing a candy bar while the Wall St. exec who steals millions walks!
Constitutional Amendment to explicitly define and mandate the Separation of Church and State, based in part upon clear declarations that this country was not founded upon or for the support or benefit of any religion, Christian or otherwise, and that all people have the right to either freedom of religion as well as freedom from religion. Religious arguments shall neither be made nor accepted in the conduct of public business.