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Stop UC tuition increases!

We ask that you oppose tuition increases at your meeting on November 19 and instead look to reduce university costs and consider performance-based budgeting that promotes affordability and accessibility.

President Obama: Veto the Keystone XL Pipeline

The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline poses a grave threat to our environment and the natural resources our economy depends on to succeed. Please commit to vetoing any harmful legislation that would move this project forward. Instead, let’s redouble our efforts to address climate change and invest in infrastructure that makes America’s economy stronger for the long-term.

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.

Let's 86 student debt in Oregon!

Oregon students are drowning in debt, and need our help. Can you join me and pledge to vote YES on Measure 86, which would create a permanent student assistance fund to help more Oregonians attend college?

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.

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!

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.

Restore Basic Consumer Protections to Student Loans, Support the Student Borrowers' Bill of Rights!

We, the undersigned, call on Congress to pass H.R. 3892, The Student Borrowers' Bill of Rights. This bill represents a major step toward fairness for student loan borrowers. It includes a range of important upgrades to our system of financing higher education, including restoring basic consumer protections—such as bankruptcy protections and a statute of limitations for collection of student loan debt—as well as changes to give student borrowers greater purchasing power and greater peace of mind. The bill would boost our economy while strengthening the rights of citizens.

Help the Progressive Caucus Limit the Iraq-Syria war

Members of Congress should co-sponsor the Congressional Progressive Caucus Resolution, H. Con. Res. 114, urging limitations on the U.S. use of military force in Iraq and Syria and should use the principles embodied in H. Con. Res. 114 to limit any authorization for the use of military force in Iraq or Syria. In particular, Congress should: - prohibit the use of ground combat troops; - ensure that any authorization of force has a time limit or sunset provision so that it has to be renewed in the future for war to continue rather than lasting indefinitely by default; and -...

Save Our Post Office

1. Stop closing US Postal Service mail processing plants. 2. Stop closing rural post offices. 3. Keep 6 day delivery of mail in America. 4. Return the postal service to the delivery standards prior to July 2012. 5. Return the overfunding of retirement accounts to the postal service.

Lawmakers: STOP Accepting Campaign Cash from Sallie Mae

The student debt crisis is a prime example of why it is so vitally important to get the money out of politics. Since 2011, Sallie Mae has spent over $5 million on lobbying against the best interest of of countless student borrowers and the U.S. taxpayers. With the removal of bankruptcy protections from both federal and private student loans, lenders such as Sallie Mae are able to offer loans with virtually no risk. To make matters worse, Sallie Mae also owns many of the collection companies that collect on defaulted student loans. Once a student defaults, as much as 25%...

GMO Food Labels for Florida

Florida HB 1233 and SB 1728 protect consumers by providing transparency in the food supply and mandating proper labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients. STAND UP FOR CONSUMER RIGHTS. VOTE YES ON HB 1233, SB 1728, or any piece of legislation requiring proper labeling of genetically engineered foods.

Congress: Pass Comprehensive Student Debt Reform NOW!

With approximately 39 million Americans now drowning in more than $1.1 TRILLION of outstanding student loan debt, we, the undersigned, respectfully request that Congress immediately take up Comprehensive Student Debt Reform. Such reform must address two separate, but inextricably intertwined, issues: the existing $1.1 trillion in student debt and the skyrocketing costs of college tuition.

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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)