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Tell Congress: CEOs got a raise. Seniors & veterans deserve one too.

On January 1st, for just the third time since 1975, seniors who receive Social Security won’t be getting an annual cost of living increase. Neither will millions of other Americans whose veterans’ benefits, disability benefits, and other monthly payments are pegged to Social Security. Please pass the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act (SAVE Benefits Act) to give seniors and veterans a one-time 3.9% payment in 2016 -- the same raise that America's top CEOs received last year.

Donald Trump: Suspend your Presidential Campaign

Donald Trump: your vitriol and hate against refugees and Muslims as a group cannot and will not stand. Every day your campaign is endangering the lives of American citizens. First, you endanger innocent Muslims who are trying to live their lives by associating them with terrorists. Second, you endanger everyone else by giving ISIL material to use in propaganda. The United States is not at war with Islam, and we will not impose gestapo policies. Only love can conquer hate. As such, we demand that you immediately and indefinitely suspend any and all campaign activities associated with Trump For President...

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 Student Loan Forgiveness

Total outstanding student loan debt in America is expected to exceed $1.4 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 Student Loan Forgiveness.

Time to move past Keystone XL!

The president vetoed legislation that would force construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and already you’re promising to bring the issue back. Please don’t. It’s time to move on. Let’s turn our attention to infrastructure projects that will move America forward!

Save Our Post Office-Indiana

Our goal is to save the U.S. Postal Service from drastic cuts in service. We want the postal service to cease closing mail processing plants. We want the postal service to continue 6 day delivery and we want the postal service to stop closing post offices and cutting retail operating hours. Our goal is to see the dramatic overpayments into retirement accounts to stop and be returned to the postal service. We are proud Hoosiers and friends of Hoosiers who support a strong, healthy, constitutional post office in the great state of Indiana.

Tell the Senate to Fix the Filibuster

I want real filibuster reform that includes the talking filibuster. The filibuster should be used to increase debate, not silently obstruct legislation. End the silent filibuster and restore the Senate's role as a deliberative body by reforming the rules and implementing the talking filibuster.

Pay Cuts for Congress

Any across-the-board pay cuts for federal employees must include the same pay cuts for all members of Congress and the president of the United States.

Tell The Senate: It’s Time To Pass Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Bank on Student Emergency Refinancing Act - NOW!

Homeowners, corporations, and even governments are taking advantage of today’s historically low interest rates—students should be able to as well! Too many borrowers across the country are paying sky-high interest rates on their student loans which not only makes it harder to repay loans, but impacts our ability to purchase homes, save for retirement, and more. Some members in Congress recognize the urgency of fixing this issue crippling millions of Americans, and it is time to make sure ALL of our elected officials stand up for borrowers. As we expect a vote as early as next week, we demand all...

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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)