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Cory Gardner stop lying about Keystone XL Jobs

Your commercials say the Keystone XL will bring over 40,000 jobs. Why are you lying? Keystone XL Pipeline would bring a maximum 4,000 temporary jobs, mostly low paying and only 35 permanent jobs. That is not worth risking the water for millions and seriously exacerbating Climate Change.

Tell the Senate: Let people refinance their student loans!

Last year Congress lowered interest rates for new student loans, but didn't help people stuck with older student loans at 6, 8, even 10% interest rates or higher. Please pass the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act. People should be able to refinance their student loans to today's lower rates.

Keep Koch money out of the University of Arizona

The UofA must be held to the highest standards, and compromising the integrity of education by accepting any money from the Koch Brothers and/or their affiliated organizations, would attach the UofA as a hostage to these billionaires. Accepting Dark Money obligates universities to sanction the Dark Ages of the Koch Brothers agenda.

It's time for action on gun safety in Oregon

Enough is enough. Twice in two years, reasonable gun safety proposals have not even received a vote in the Oregon Legislature. No solution is perfect, but we must act now to save lives. We ask you to commit now to passing reasonable gun safety laws at your next opportunity.

Support the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012

Total outstanding student loan debt in America is expected to exceed $1 TRILLION this year. Millions of hardworking, taxpaying, educated Americans are being crushed under the weight of their educational debts, while the economy continues to sputter. Support a REAL economic stimulus and jobs plan. Support the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 (H.R. 4170).

Support The Student Loan Fairness Act (H.R. 1330)!

Total outstanding student loan debt in America has passed the $1 Trillion mark. Exceeding credit card and auto debt, it is the only kind of debt that actually increased during the "Great Recession." And the problem only continues to worsen. Reclaim the American Dream for more than 37 Million student loan borrowers - Support the Student Loan Fairness Act (H.R. 1330)!

Stand with Joe on Net Neutrality

The new FCC Chair should carry out President Obama’s promise and support Net Neutrality. If he won’t, he should step down so the president can appoint someone who will stand up for Internet freedom and make the Internet better for all of us.

Save Thanksgiving!

Stand with Thanksgiving Day workers. Retailers who make people work on Thanksgiving Day should pay triple their ordinary wages.

SIGN THE PETITION TO REP. WHITFIELD

With the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us, Americans deserve a raise. I support raising the minimum wage to at least $10.10 per hour – and call on Rep. Whitfield to do the same. Ed Whitfield needs to say whether he stands with hard-working parents who want to put food on the table or with corporate CEO’s who want to pay themselves millions more in bonuses.

Sign the petition: Demand that Georgia accept Medicaid expansion and stop hospital closures

It is unconscionable that Georgia would refuse Medicaid funds—paid for by the federal government—simply because state politicians don’t like the federal law that allowed it. As a direct result, four hospitals in Georgia that primarily serve the rural poor have shut down. Enough is enough. Please put the health care of your constituents above partisan politics, by accepting the expanded Medicaid funds offered by the Affordable Care Act.

Tell Bruce Poliquin: Take the pledge to represent ALL of Maine’s workers by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Bruce Poliquin calls himself a proud member of the Tea Party. But in Congress, Tea Party Republicans just like Bruce have blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act at every turn. Here in Maine, we know that when women are paid less than their fair share, families suffer and our entire economy is impacted. Mainers understand we simply can’t afford to pay women less for equal work. Sign our petition to Bruce Poliquin: Tell Bruce it’s time to protect ALL of Maine’s workers and our economy by taking the pledge to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)