is sponsored by Slowdown, a group of Stanford University students
dedicated to changing American politics to reflect more humane and
gentle values. We are living in fast times--increasingly, those
who cannot keep up are being left out. At a time of unprecedented
prosperity, while stockmarkets and individual portfolios rush toward
prosperity, millions in the United States are more marginalized
than ever before. Prosperity breeds blindness: the richer we are,
the more comfortable we are, the less likely we are to look around
us, to notice the less fortunate. We believe that it is time to
slow down and take a look outside our windows.
Over the next
couple of months, Slowdown will be hosting a number of i-petitions.
Each one will feature a different subject; all will be aimed at
improving the situation of America's least privileged. Our aim is
to take advantage of election season to influence the platforms
of the leading presidential candidates. Accordingly, each petition
will be mailed (in electronic format and by snail mail) to the leading
candidates of the Republican and Democratic parties, as well as
to any viable third party candidates (click here
to see a list of candidates that will receive a copy of this petition).
Please help influence America's future by signing in the space below.
You can also help by informing your friends about this petition.
All it takes is a click.
We are a non-partisan,
non-commercial organization. Your signatures will only be released
to the candidates, and we will not reveal your name or any other
information stemming from this petition to anyone else.
To contact us,