New in petitions: Honor Yogi Berra, fix military benefits problems


Every so often there are petitions on the “We the People” section of that deserve some attention, for good or for bad. Since 2011, people have been submitting their petitions, hoping to get the 100,000 required to get an official response from the administration.

Here are a few petitions you all might be interested in:

More than 37,000 people have signed a petition asking President Obama to award former (and legendary) baseball player Yogi Berra the Presidential Medal of freedom. The creator, C.S. from Colts Neck, N.J., cited Berra’s military service and continued support for the armed services.

About 24,000 people so far have signed a petition opposing the Senate version of the National Defsene Authorization Act, which would allow only the higher-ranking person in a dual-service military couple to draw basic allowance for housing (BAH). The petitioner said the current system  does not penalize civilian spouses for earning pay outside the military, so the military should not penalize couples where both serve.

About 8,000 people have signed a petition asking the United States to provide paid family leave for all new mothers and fathers. The petitioner states that only the United States and New Guineau fail to provide paid benefits to new mothers – out of 170 countries.



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