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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.

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.

Joni Ernst: Support the Affordable Care Act in Iowa

The Affordable Care Act has expanded affordable health care access to 148,000 Iowans. We must ensure that all Iowans have affordable access to the health care they need. I ask that Joni Ernst recognize the needs of these and other vulnerable Iowans and change her position on the Affordable Health Care Act, and begin to courageously support it.

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!!!

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.

Richard Martinez: Pledge your Vote for Yes on 594

My name is Richard Martinez. My son, Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, was killed during the Isla Vista shooting in May. Working to prevent others from experiencing this kind of tragedy has become my life's mission. And since that day, I've come to realize that the best way I -- and all of us -- can achieve that is by joining the fights that are taking place in communities across this country to bring common sense back to our gun laws. Right now, a ballot initiative to close background check loopholes in Washington State -- Yes on 594 -- has tremendous promise....

Why has Terri Lynn Land gone underground?

In a representative democracy candidates for public office need to show that they have the aspiration to serve the public. Her habit of dodging questions from reporters, the public and the opposing candidate suggests Ms. Land's motives are for anything but public service. Ms. Land: come out of hiding and debate Gary Peters if you hope to represent Michigan in the United States Senate.

Support the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012

Total outstanding student loan debt in America is expected to exceed $1 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 the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 (H.R. 4170).

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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)