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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?

Freedom of the Press

Larimer County Clerk Angelea Myers, a Republican, ordered that copies of the Rocky Mountain Collegian, the student newspaper for Colorado State University, be removed from newsstands at the school's student center. This is all due to the fact that the Rocky Mountain Collegian is running a story on incumbent Senator Mark Udall - Democrat, Colorado.

Stop voter suppression! Put early voting in the AppState Student Union!

We, as students, voters, and community members of North Carolina, demand that the state Board of Elections respect the will of the people and of the courts by putting an early voting location in the Appalachian State University Student Union. We refuse to allow you to further attempt to suppress the votes of college students at AppState!

High Stakes in Maine's Race for Governor

There is a time in history when decent people must compromise for the common good. We are urging voters to choose Michael Michaud and for Michaud to offer Eliot Cutler a high level position in his administration. If this vote splits, Le Page wins.

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 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.

Denver Post: Investigate Cory Gardner's lies

Cory Gardner is claiming that he helped co-write legislation that launched "our state's green energy industry." In actuality, the 2007 bill that Gardner sponsored did absolutely zero for the environment or Colorado. That why we demand that the Denver Post investigate his campaign to uncover any other lies that he has been telling Coloradans.

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!

WALTER FELTON for PENNSYLVANIA SENATE District 16

Let’s level the playing field. We have a candidate that is running in our District who will fight for us all and needs the support of local legislature and government. Our communities deserve a fighting chance. Walter Felton will fight for education, job creation, equality and public safety. He will also work to preserve Pennsylvania’s natural resources. We need to get this message to the voters so that they know they have a choice.

I am a tenner! I will talk to ten people and encourage them to vote

By signing this petition, you agree to vote in the November election and encourage at least 10 other people to vote as well. Democracy is not a spectator sport. By not voting, you are giving away your voice and your rights. While we may not like the candidates for governor in Illinois, the choice is clear. Bruce Rauner will destroy public education at all levels, end collective bargaining for state employees, give a huge tax break to his wealthy friends, bankrupt the pension system, and opposes a necessary increase in the minimum wage. The state of Illinois deserves better. Vote...

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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)