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Ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in Washington State!

If Congress won't act, it's up to us here in Washington State to protect our people and do something about gun violence. The deadliest mass shootings happen when dangerous people get their hands on military-style assault weapons utilizing high-capacity magazines. These weapons are designed first and foremost to wipe out enemy combatants on the battlefield, not for hunting or self-protection. They should have no place in our neighborhoods. Do the right thing: Ban military-style assault weapon and high-capacity magazine sales in our state!

We can't let Donald Trump's conspiracy theories undermine our democracy

Donald Trump's escalating rhetoric about voter fraud or tampering at polling places -- without a shred of evidence -- is dangerous to our democracy. We urge you to forcefully reject these irresponsible conspiracy theories or attempts to suppress the vote, and instead endorse common sense, nonpartisan solutions to ensure everyone’s vote counts.

Protect Voters from Trump's "patrols"

Trump's recent allegations that the election is rigged and calls for groups (mobs) to "watch your polling booths…(in)…certain areas" appear designed to intimidate voters in low-income and minority communities. If the Republican Party is committed to free elections and the democratic process, it should publicly and widely denounce Trump's efforts to undermine them, and commit to protecting the rights of voters—of all colors, genders and incomes—at the polls.

Support a $13 minimum wage in Cook County (Chicago's Suburbs)

Cook County Commissioners, we urge you to raise the minimum wage in Chicago's suburbs to $13/hr, matching the City of Chicago's minimum wage. No one who works full-time should live in poverty. Poverty wages hurt workers, taxpayers and small business owners. Increasing the minimum wage will put money directly in the hands of working people who will spend it in our communities, improving the lives of workers, reducing the strain on the taxpayer funded social safety net, and growing our economy.

Make Illinois Tuition-Free!

Every student should have access to public higher education, regardless of their income. Illinois should raise taxes on the ultra-wealthy and close corporate tax loopholes to fund free in-state tuition at all community colleges and public universities.

Tell the Arizona Legislature: Repeal unconstitutional abortion restrictions!

The Supreme Court has ruled: imposing undue burdens on women seeking a safe, legal abortion is unconstitutional. In Arizona, these laws have forced women to travel hundreds of miles to access reproductive health care, endure 24 hour waiting periods, and prevented Medicaid from covering abortions. These laws are likely unconstitutional, and defending them in court will be a waste of taxpayer dollars. It’s time to repeal unconstitutional abortion restrictions!

I challenge Donald Trump to take the naturalization test

I challenge you, Donald Trump, to take the naturalization test immigrants to this nation must take to gain American citizenship. This test is just one part of the process immigrants undergo to become citizens, and you would almost certainly fail that test given your general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles, and functioning of our government. Immigrants make America great. You make America small, petty, and mean.

Trump Must Allow for the Release of Apprentice Footage!

We ask that Donald Trump hold harmless all production companies and in the interest of transparency ask them to release all audio and video footage of him during his tenure as a celebrity. In accordance with the Supreme Court's ruling that a celebrity may not claim a sphere of private life and conduct, Mr. Trump having claimed his prior behavior was due to his being a celebrity vs. politician, we, the people, have all rights to see and hear this footage.

Stop selling Trump brand clothing, shoes and jewelry.

The Trump brand represents the worst part of America: the racism, bigotry, misogyny, xenophobia, Islamophobia and violence against women. Having Trump merchandise in your stores promotes, supports and funds hate. Remove all Trump branded clothing, shoes, jewelry etc. from your stores.

Prohibit "riders" being attached to unrelated bills.

Prohibit "riders" being attached to unrelated bills. First Petitioned by Brenda E. Kitchens in Georgia State To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama Riders have led to the dysfunction of our Congress. I believe the original intent of "riders" was to have a way to pass minor adjustments in legislation as oversights or flaws surfaced. However, for decades riders have been misused and abused. This must stop: No rider should be allowed to be attached to an unrelated bill.

End the tax-exempt status of the Donald J. Trump Foundation

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has been linked to numerous scandals. Now, it has been exposed that Trump may have illegally used $258,000 of his nonprofit foundation's money to settle his own for-profit business' lawsuits--which would be another clear violation of Internal Revenue Service rules regarding his foundation's use of charitable funds. Enough is enough. Demand that the Internal Revenue Service revoke the tax-exempt status of the Donald J. Trump Foundation immediately.

Trump must drop out of the Presidential Race

We demand that Trump drop out of the race for president. How can we teach our daughters to be educated about sexual predators and then stand behind one to serve as our president? How many years of progress toward equality for women will be undone if this man is elected president? We can't let Trump's misogynistic rhetoric be the voice speaking for us!

No More Excuses - GOP Leaders MUST Disavow Trump

As a veteran, a mother, and a survivor of sexual assault, I was frankly furious to hear Donald Trump -- a nominee for President -- brag about kissing and groping women without their consent. I find it unthinkable and downright shameful that any Republican leader would go on supporting Trump after hearing this tape. It’s not enough to wag a finger at Trump. Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, and the rest of the Republican leadership must withdraw their endorsements and disavow him completely.

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VICTORY: Gov. Brown Signs Dark Money Disclosure Bill into Law

In the wake of the large sums of out-of-state anonymous donations that flooded into California during the 2012 election, the Legislature took up SB27, which would require political nonprofits to identify their donors in California elections. So Trent Lange of the California Clean Money Campaign, along with allies including California Common Cause, Credo Action, Courage Campaign, MoveOn.org, and others, launched a campaign to get the bill passed. (Read More)


VICTORY: Hawaii Increases the Minimum Wage!

When the Hawaii Legislature took up an important bill to raise the minimum wage, Drew Astolfi of the organization Faith Action for Community Equity, along with allies and the Hawaii MoveOn Council, launched a campaign to raise wages for workers in the state. (Read More)


VICTORY: New York Times Works to Inform Readers on Budget

The New York Times' tendency to report on budget numbers without contextualizing them was a problem - especially in light of the recent federal budget crisis. MoveOn member (and former staffer) Daniel Mintz and Robert Naiman of Just Foreign Policy started MoveOn Petitions to Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan, asking her to institute a policy of always reporting budget numbers with percentages or comparisons. (Read More)


VICTORY: Governor Corbett Releases Education Dollars To Philadelphia Schools

In October 2013, a student at one Philadelphia school suffered from an asthma attack that led to her death. If there had been a school nurse on campus that day, she might still be alive. This tragedy motivated Philadelphia parent Jesse Bacon to start a MoveOn Petition to Governor Tom Corbett, asking him to stop withholding $45 million of funding from Philadelphia schools. (Read More)


VICTORY: Tribune Papers Spared From Koch Empire

When the Tribune Company went up for sale, it was widely reported that the Koch brothers were interested in acquiring its newspapers - including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. The billionaire Kochs and their tea party politics presented a clear threat to independent journalism, so several organizations, including Forecast the Facts, Courage Campaign, and Working Families started MoveOn Petitions asking Tribune Company CEO Peter Liguori not to sell to the Koch brothers. (Read More)