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Tell Congress: End the Ivory Trade!

It’s time for America to stand up to the illegal ivory trade that is generating billions of dollars a year for criminal and terrorist organizations – while killing tens of thousands of elephants. Any country that helps facilitate the ivory trade should pay a steep economic price. Pass the TUSKER Act without delay and put an end to the ivory trade!

Take Back New Mexico

Governor Susana Martinez, stop letting large testing corporations write your education policy and stop trying to destroy our public employee unions! The working families of New Mexico will no longer stand for it, so on 10.18.14, the first day of early voting, we are taking New Mexico back!!!

Get Koch Money Out of Politics: Support S.J. Res. 19

The Koch brothers and other billionaires are spending huge sums of money to buy elections, and make the rich even richer. Please join me and MoveOn.org to defend American democracy by supporting S.J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court rulings of Citizens United and McCutcheon.

Tell Congress: It’s Time to Raise the Minimum Wage!

Anyone working full time in America should be able to afford to put a roof over their head and food on the table. Yet today, a person trying to raise a family earning the federal minimum wage falls below the federal poverty line. That’s simply unacceptable. It’s time to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and tie it to inflation. It’s time to give America’s working families a raise!

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.

Require Honesty from Monica Wehby

Monica Wehby has been plagarizing her campaign slogans form other Republican sources. Please sign this petition to require her to be honest about the sources of her campaign slogans and goals. We need to know if Karl Rove and others actually wrote her campaign materials!

Truth in health care coverage

We hereby petition NH State Rep. Marilinda Garcia to admit whether she or her family have received health care under the Affordable Care Act in view of her opposition to it.

Demand That Pete Ricketts Denounce The Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska

Nebraskans have a proud tradition of being good stewards of the land. Your failure to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska stands in stark contrast to the legacies of Governors on both sides of the political aisle. In the home of Arbor Day, it is intellectually dishonest and intellectually indefensible not to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska.

Don't Ignore the Rights of Women!

Cory Gardner can't ignore the women of this state and this nation any longer- stand up, sign this, and let him know women think for themselves and don't need him to do so for them or legislate for control of women's bodies in a Congress that is predominantly male!

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.

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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)