Nadine Maenza

published Made in USA 2017 2017-11-21 12:25:43 -0500

Take the 6th Annual Made in the USA Christmas Challenge!

For many years, we have been talking about how supporting the American worker and manufacturing will grow the economy in a way that benefits everyone. Donald Trump won the presidency talking about these important issues!

As we enter the Christmas season, millions of hard-working American families in the manufacturing industry or in communities impacted by that industry are struggling to make ends meet.

Did you know that a large percentage of our Christmas gift dollars go overseas? For every $1 we spend in the USA on manufacturing, $1.81 will be added to the economy. That is a great deal! 

This is how it works. After you sign the pledge, just take a look at your gift-giving budget and decide to spend as much as you can on things made in this country. It’s that simple!  

We understand that there are things that are simply not made in this country - like iPhones. It may not be possible to buy everything made in the USA, just try your best.

Also, buying local and supporting small businesses is another way to help our American workers. Consider shopping on Saturday, November 25th and being a part of Small Business Saturday.

Help make this a Red White and Blue Christmas by putting the American worker first. Join us by taking the 6th Annual Made in the USA Christmas Challenge!

161 signatures

published Differences between House & Senate Tax Plan in News 2017-11-16 07:06:23 -0500

Differences between House & Senate Tax Plan

Confusing about the difference in the House and Senate tax plans? Here are the differences so far. They keep changing so we will keep this updated:

  • The House plan has four tax brackets: 12%, 25%, 35%, and 39.6%, while the Senate just updated their brackets to: 10%, 12%, 22%, 24%, 32%, 35%, and 38.5%.
  • They both nearly double the standard deduction at $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples.
  • Both bills would lower the corporate tax rate from the highest in the developed world at 35% to 20%, although the Senate has a one-year delay.  
  • The House has a child tax credit of $1,600 per child for married couples making under $230,000. The Senate has just increased it to $2,000 per child for families making under $500,000 (but it would expire in 2025).
  • The House also includes a $300 family tax credit for each parent and non-child dependent. They both keep the child and dependent care tax credit and adoption tax credit.
  • Both remove deductions for state and local taxes, although the House allows a $10,000 deduction for local property taxes. 
  • They both maintain deductions for interest on mortgages. The House allows interest to be deducted for the first $500,000 of a home's mortgage; the Senate's limit is $1 million. 
  • Both the House and the Senate keep the charitable contribution deduction, while the Senate bill also has deductions for medical expenses, student loan interest, uninsured losses from federally declared disasters, and an earned income tax credit for low and middle-income workers. 
  • Only the House plan repeals the death tax (by 2024) but the Senate plan doubles the current estate tax exemption. 
  • The Senate plan includes a repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate.
  • House is expanding 529 plans to allow $10,000 a year for K-12 education.

With the House passing their plan, it is time for the Senate to do the same. Click here to contact your Senators to pass tax reform that lowers taxes for working Americans!


published Tax Reform in Take Action 2017-11-14 14:54:19 -0500

Pass Tax Reform that Support Families!

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Rick Santorum & Patriot Voices PAC endorse Matt Dean for Governor of Minnesota

Minnesota is on the cusp of electing a governor who will help shape the state in truly transformational times. Who will that be? I am supporting Matt Dean, and I encourage you to as well.

In his time in the legislature, Matt has been an unwavering pro-life champion by defending those most vulnerable; the unborn, the disabled and the elderly. Matt has consistently led the effort to honor life from conception to natural death.


published Expand the Child Tax Credit! in Take Action 2017-10-25 11:10:51 -0400

published Contact your Governor in Take Action 2017-09-13 13:13:12 -0400

Contact your Governor

Please call your Governor and ask them to support the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson healthcare plan in the Senate that block grants $ and Control to the states! The Senate and the White House is looking to them to provide support! Learn more about the plan and watch the press conference about this bill with former Senator Santorum and Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller and Johnson here

 

Alabama

Office of Governor Kay Ivey
Phone: 334/242-7100

 

Alaska

Office of Governor Bill Walker
Phone: 907/465-3500

 

American Samoa

Office of Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga
Phone: 011/684/633-4116

 

Arizona

Office of Governor Doug Ducey
Phone: 602/542-4331

 

Arkansas

Office of Governor Asa Hutchinson
Phone: 501/682-2345

 

California

Office of Governor Edmund Brown
Phone: 916/445-2841

 

Colorado

Office of Governor John Hickenlooper
Phone: 303/866-2471

 

Connecticut

Office of Governor Dan Malloy
Phone: 800/406-1527

 

 

 

Delaware

Office of Governor John Carney
Phone: 302/744-4101

 

Florida

Office of Governor Rick Scott
Phone: 850/488-7146

 

Georgia

Office of Governor Nathan Deal
Phone: 404/656-1776

 

Guam

Office of Governor Eddie Calvo
Phone: 671/472-8931

 

Hawaii

Office of Governor David Ige
Phone: 808/586-0034

 

Idaho

Office of Governor C.L "Butch" Otter
Phone: 208/334-2100

 

Illinois

Office of Governor Bruce Rauner
Phone: 217/782-0244

 

Indiana

Office of Governor Eric Holcomb
Phone: 317/232-4567

 

Iowa

Office of Governor Kim Reynolds
Phone: 515/ 281-5211

 

Kansas

Office of Governor Sam Brownback
Phone: 785/296-3232

 

Kentucky

Office of Governor Matt Bevin
Phone: 502/564-2611

Louisiana

Office of Governor John Bel Edwards
Phone: 225/342-70

 

Maine

Office of Governor Paul LePage
Phone: 207/287-3531

 

Maryland

Office of Governor Larry Hogan
Phone: 410/974-3901

 

Massachusetts

Office of Governor Charlie Baker
Phone: 617/725-4005

 

Michigan

Office of Governor Rick Snyder
Phone: 517/373-3400

 

Minnesota

Office of Governor Mark Dayton
Phone: 651/201-3400

 

 

 

Mississippi

Office of Governor Phil Bryant
Phone: 601/359-3150

 

Missouri

Office of Governor Eric Greitens
Phone: 573/751-3222

 

Montana

Office of Governor Steve Bullock
Phone: 406/444-3111

 

 

Nebraska

Office of Governor Pete Ricketts
Phone: 402/471-2244

 

Nevada

Office of Governor Brian Sandoval
Phone: 775/684-5670

 

New Hampshire

Office of Governor Chris Sununu
Phone: 603/271-2121

 

New Jersey

Office of Governor Chris Christie
Phone: 609/292-6000

 

New Mexico

Office of Governor Susana Martinez
Phone: 505/476-2200

 

 

 

New York

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo
Phone: 518/ 474-8390

 

North Carolina

Office of Governor Roy Cooper
Phone: 919/814-2000

 

North Dakota

Office of Governor Doug Burgum
Phone: 701/328-2200

 

Ohio

Office of Governor John Kasich
Phone: 614/466-3555

 

Oklahoma

Office of Governor Mary Fallin
Phone: 405/ 521-2342

 

Oregon

Office of Governor Kate Brown
Phone: 503/378-4582

 

Pennsylvania

Office of Governor Tom Wolf
Phone: 717/787-2500

 

Puerto Rico

Office of Governor Ricardo Rosselló
Phone: 787/721-7000

 

 

 

Rhode Island

Office of Governor Gina Raimondo
Phone: 401/222-2080

 

South Carolina

Office of Governor Henry McMaster
Phone: 803/734-2100

 

South Dakota

Office of Governor Dennis Daugaard
Phone: 605/773-3212

 

Tennessee

Office of Governor Bill Haslam
Phone: 615/741-2001

 

Texas

Office of Governor Greg Abbott
Phone: 512/463-2000

 

Utah

Office of Governor Gary R. Herbert
Phone: 801/538-1000

 

Vermont

Office of Governor Phil Scott
Phone: 802/828-3333

 

Virgin Islands

Office of Governor Kenneth Mapp
Phone: 340/774-0001

 

 

 

Virginia

Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe
Phone: 804/786-2211

 

Washington

Office of Governor Jay Inslee
Phone: 360/902-4111

 

West Virginia

Office of Governor Jim Justice
Phone: 304/558-2000

 

Wisconsin

Office of Governor Scott Walker
Phone: 608/266-1212

 

Wyoming

Office of Governor Matthew Mead
Phone: 307/777-7434


Watch Sept 13th Senate Press Conference with former Sen. Rick Santorum & U.S. Senators Graham, Cassidy, Heller & Johnson

Media Advisory:
US Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA), Dean Heller (R-NV), Ron Johnson (R-WI) and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) will hold a press conference on Wednesday, September 13th at 11:30 a.m. ET regarding the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson proposal to reform health care.

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Breitbart: Rick Santorum’s Healthcare Plans Could Revive Obamacare Repeal Effort

The new effort led by former Sen. Rick Santorum could revive the prospect of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Breitbart News released an exclusive interview with Santorum on his plan to repeal and replace Obamacare by block granting the Affordable Care Act to the states, allowing local governments to create healthcare systems that work best for the local populations. Santorum’s plan, sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Dean Heller (R-NV), would also eliminate Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate.

Adam Slavitt, Obama Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) administrator, said that the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal bill remains “the most significant threat to repeal ACA. Trump is bullying the Senate to take it up.”

Sen. Rick Santorum told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that the Graham-Cassidy bill idea would “put a stake in the heart of single-payer health care.”

Read the rest here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/24/santorums-healthcare-plans-revive-obamacare-repeal-effort/


published Pass Health Care Reform! in Take Action 2017-08-01 16:12:49 -0400

Hon. Rick and Karen Santorum to receive the Saint Pio Award in Arlington, VA, on May 21, 2017

The Saint Pio Foundation is proud to present the “Saint Pio Award Ceremony,” which will take place at the Parish Hall of the Saint Anne Roman Catholic Church (5300 North 10th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22205) on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 6:30P.M.

The Saint Pio Award was established to recognize the selfless and outstanding contributions of those individuals who have served as extraordinary examples in “providing relief from suffering to those in need.” The Saint Pio Award will be conferred on Hon. Rick and Karen Santorum and Father John Enzler, President and CEO of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Event's special guest will be the Hollywood Actor Joe Mantegna.

Read more about this special event here:http://www.saintpiofoundation.org/event/spac-arlington/


Princeton: Santorum discusses degradation of traditional American values

The Princetonian

By Alexander Stangl | Apr 18, 2017

On Tuesday, former U.S. Representative and Senator Rick Santorum discussed the degradation of “traditional American values." Santorum noted that one particular value – freedom – is equally important for both members of the Left and Right, especially among modern youth.

According to Santorum, the manner by which the United States both conceptualizes and celebrates freedom is what sets the United States apart from other nations. He noted that Americans' unique view of freedom has been a key driver of the United States' rise to the status of world power. In particular, Santorum stressed the origin of rights. Santorum noted that, unlike in other nations, the rights of Americans come from “Judeo-Christian values,” upon which, he argued, Western civilization was founded. 

“Rights don’t come from government,” Santorum said, referencing the U.S. Declaration of Independence. “They come from God.” 


published Founding Documents 2017-01-04 12:08:34 -0500

Founding Documents

 

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

This was adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, it passed on July 2, 1776 and was signed on July 4, 1776. This announced the unanimous decision of the thirteen colonies to separate from Great Britain and become a sovereign nation.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Read the rest here.

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

This is the supreme law of the land that was drafted by James Madison and ratified in 1789. It has been amended twenty seven times. It lays out how the federal government is divided into three equal branches: the legislature with a bicameral Congress; the executive with a President; and the judicial with the Supreme Court and other courts.

According to the United States Senate: "The Constitution's first three words—We the People—affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments.”

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Read the rest here.


signed Made in the USA 2016-11-23 15:56:01 -0500

Take the Patriot Voices Made in the USA Christmas Challenge!

Did you know that a large percentage of our Christmas gift dollars go to manufacturing companies overseas? That’s right. Many of the gifts that end up under the Christmas tree are manufactured in other countries.

This Christmas season, millions of hard-working American families, who count on their jobs in the manufacturing sector are struggling to make ends meet.  Patriot Voices is committed to changing that! In support of the manufacturing and small business communities, we are launching our 3rd Annual Made in the USA Christmas Challenge. 

As a part of this effort, we are asking you during your holiday gift buying to make a concerted effort to buy as many items as possible that are “Made in the USA”.  Let’s support American companies and American-made products at the checkout counter. 

You can help turn things around this season by taking the Patriot Voices Made in the USA Christmas Challenge. 

When you head out shopping on Black Friday, take a look at your gift-giving budget and decide to purchase as many of your gifts as possible from US Manufacturers.  It’s that simple!

And be sure and support Small Business Saturday on November 28th to help the small business owners in your community!

Add your name to the challenge, and let’s make this a Red White and Blue Christmas!

153 signatures

wants to volunteer 2016-11-22 11:41:25 -0500

Become a Volunteer

Patriot Voices needs your help! If you are interested in volunteering with our organization, please complete the form below and a member of our staff will be in touch with you shortly. Thank you for adding your voice!


signed Honoring Our Veterans 2016-11-11 08:05:45 -0500

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signed Protect 2nd Amendment 2016-06-16 10:58:06 -0400

5,669 signatures

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To: All members of the 114th United States Congress

I, the undersigned, a lover of liberty, an American patriot, and defender of the right to bear arms, do hereby implore you, our elected representatives, to protect our Second Amendment rights and stop efforts aimed at "universal background checks."

Recent incidents of heartbreaking gun violence have brought the issue of gun safety into the spotlight.  Putting further restrictions on law abiding citizen-gun owners is not the answer.

We have gun laws in place, we need to work hard to enforce existing laws, not create new laws that do nothing to deter criminals and madmen.

The Second Amendment was drafted to protect our First Amendment rights, and according to my First Amendment right to petition, I expect review of this request, and will hold you accountable for your response to it.

Finally, I do hereby pledge to stand with Patriot Voices and conservative patriots nationwide in support of the Second Amendment and against efforts to implement "universal background checks."


Letter to Obama to call ISIS activity genocide

rotator-10-14-Stop-Genocide.jpgLet’s make it clear to President Obama that Americans do care about fighting ISIS and want the United States to do everything it can to stop them and to protect Christians, Yezidis and others being targeted.

We all know that President Obama loves to work with the United Nations, so it is perfect timing to have him ask the U.N. Security Counsel to adopt a resolution calling this genocide.  Once that would occur, all sorts of support would be available to stop the genocide, help the victims and the International Criminal Court would try the perpetrators.  

Sign our letter to President Obama to call this genocide and recommend that the United Nations adopt a resolution doing the same.

930 signatures

Dear President Obama,

In Syria, ISIS recently crucified a dozen Christians, but not before torturing them (including a 12 year old boy) and publicly raping the women. ISIS has announced plans to executive another 180 Christians later this week.

In Iraq, ISIS rounded up all the Yezidis in the village of Sinjar, killed the men and older women, and then sold the women and children to fighters in Iraq and Syria as sex slaves.

A recent article in The New York Times said “Now ISIS is looking to eradicate Christians and other minorities altogether.”  They quote the President’s own Ambassador at large for religious freedom David Saperstein, “Everyone has seen the forced conversions, crucifixions and beheadings.  To see these communities, primarily Christians, but also the Yezidis and others, persecuted in large numbers is deeply alarming.”

This is genocide. It clearly fits the definition of genocide found in the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. 

I am writing to ask you to call this genocide and recommend that the United Nations adopt a resolution doing the same.

I want the United States to do everything it can to stop ISIS and to protect Christians, Yezidis and others being targeted.

Please, ask the U.N. Security Counsel to adopt a resolution calling this genocide.  Once that occurs, all sorts of support would be available to stop the genocide, help the victims and the International Criminal Court would try the perpetrators.  


signed REFORM OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM NOW 2015-10-01 13:13:56 -0400

Reform Our Immigration System Now!

652 signatures

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REFORM OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM NOW

With the election of Donald Trump, we are finally hopeful that there will be sensible immigration reform for our country.

Since Congress has yet to have the courage to produce a bill we could wholeheartedly endorse, we are making suggestions for what we want a future bill to to look like. 

Patriot Voices chairman Rick Santorum offered an immigration plan last year that we believe makes the most sense and we hope President-elect Trump includes these important provisions in his plan.

Here are the highlights::

  • End President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to illegal immigrants who have been here longer than 5 years

  • End birthright citizenship for those who are born here to illegal immigrants.

  • Withhold federal funds from cities that offer safe haven to illegal immigrants.

  • Implement e-verify for all businesses to ensure that employers who hire illegal immigrants are held accountable.

  • Implement a tracking system that monitors every immigrant who comes into this country, and would also keep track of when they have overstayed their time.  Those who violate the law will be penalized with fines and possible deportation.

This plan offers the most reasonable solution to our immigration challenges.  If you agree that this is the right approach to fix our immigration system, then add your name below.


signed Common Core 2015-01-18 10:59:03 -0500

4,542 signatures


Our country’s education system is not working. Even those who created Common Core agree that our public education system is flawed, but the problem is that Common Core advocates decided the answer was more government control and intervention. They got it so wrong.

More government control and intervention will not help our children gain a better education. 

  • The federal government should not be involved in creating standards that are implemented by our states. Instead, parents, teachers, school districts and local communities should be making these important decisions for our children.
  • Our children need to finish school with both the values and the knowledge to work hard, serve their community and prosper. Those ideals won’t come from the federal government, Common Core, No Child Left Behind, or even from standards being set at the state level. This will happen when parents have control over the education of their children.
  • With Common Core we see a loss of parental and local control, the waste of millions of dollars, a move towards a nationalized curriculum, and pre-k through college data mining.   
  • We need a broad movement to put parents back in charge of the educational system, and fighting Common Core and other top-down education reforms is a good start in the right direction.

If you agree that Common Core is wrong for our kids, wrong for our schools and wrong for our country, then add your name below.  

Let's fight for parental control in education!


To learn more about Common Core, here are some excellent resources:

 


 

 


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