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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!

Congress: Protect America's Retirees

Help protect Americans' retirement security by supporting new rules that would require financial advisers to act in the interest of their customers rather than for their own financial gain. Join the president's call to the Department of Labor to issue these rules, and don't let congressional action undermine this commonsense effort.

Tell Congress: Expand Paid Family and Medical Leave!

It's time to stand up for hardworking Americans across the country. Join me in urging Congress to support the FAMILY Act, which would establish a national paid leave fund allowing every U.S. worker to take up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a new child or an ill loved one.

Protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau!

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the middle class's first line of defense against the big banks and unfair financial practices. But Wall Street lobbyists and their Republican allies in Congress have made clear from the start that they want to gut the CFPB. We're calling on Congress to protect the CFPB and redouble efforts to ensure middle class families are getting a fair deal on mortgages, student loans, credit cards and other critical financial instruments.

Tell Congress: Ban Torture. Period.

Right now, torture is banned because of President Obama's executive order. It's time for Congress to pass a law banning torture, by all agencies, so that a future president can never revoke the ban.

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.

Protect America's Wolves!

President Obama and his first Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, a Colorado rancher, adopted unjust and heartless "tea party" policies toward America's wolves, and the U.S. Congress is equally guilty in this ecological and ethical injustice. Wolves are highly intelligent, native, and vital natural predators that belong on the land. Too many brutish ranchers and misguided hunters have unfairly demonized and maligned wolves for centuries. An American majority wants an end to the demonization and massacre of America's wolves and other native wildlife.

Save Our Mail Processing Plants

We believe the closing of the mail processing plants in America is needless due to the pre funding of retirement accounts set forth in HR 6407. This bill should be repealed, revoked or amended to not make the postal service pre fund $5.5 billion dollars a year over a 10 year window. This is a burden no other employer public or private has to endure.

Repeal the Monsanto Protection Act

Written anonymously and passed in secret, the Monsanto Protection Act allows agri-business to ignore court orders blocking the sale of genetically-engineered seeds. I support the repeal of this outrageous special interest provision - and demand a public vote in the U.S. Senate.

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks To End Hawaiian Electric Industries Monopoly

My electric bill is too high and impacts my ability to provide for my family, expand and survive in my business, and save for retirement. I support all efforts, including attorney John Carroll's class-action lawsuit, to end Hawaiian Electric Industries' monopoly, to bring about free and open competition in the generation of electricity, and to lower rates to mainland levels, thus improving our economy. HEI must become a non-monopoly power transmission entity that focuses solely on upgrading its crumbling grid infrastructure so that the grid can accept more renewable energy to completely free Hawaii from its dependence on foreign oil...

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.

No New U.S. War in Iraq!

President Obama was right to say that the Iraqi government must be responsible for security in Iraq. President Obama should resist calls for direct U.S. military action in Iraq, including airstrikes. Members of Congress must insist that before any direct U.S. military action in Iraq, including airstrikes, there must be explicit Congressional authorization.

Tell @WhiteHouse & @JohnKerry: End Gaza Blockade Now

The Obama Administration and Congress should use all means at their disposal to end the war and lift the economic blockade in Gaza. The U.S., Israel, and Egypt should trade a permanent end to rockets and other attacks from Gaza for a permanent end to Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Gaza’s economy and on the movement of Palestinians into and out of Gaza.

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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)