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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.

Hold CIA Leaders Accountable!

The CIA is there to protect the American people, but recently they clearly violated Constitutional principles and their leadership has shown that they are incapable of holding themselves accountable. That has to change. Keep the CIA in check and stand up for the Constitutional principles that make our country great.

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.

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.

Cory Gardner - Accept Climate Change.

Climate change is happening all around us--that is fact that 97% of scientists agree with. But, Cory Gardner thinks that he knows better than NASA, the U.S. military, and all of the scientists that agree that climate change is a reality caused by humans.

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).

Support The Student Loan Fairness Act (H.R. 1330)!

Total outstanding student loan debt in America has passed the $1 Trillion mark. Exceeding credit card and auto debt, it is the only kind of debt that actually increased during the "Great Recession." And the problem only continues to worsen. Reclaim the American Dream for more than 37 Million student loan borrowers - Support the Student Loan Fairness Act (H.R. 1330)!

Indict Boehner for Treason

The destruction of the democratic system in the U.S. and the ability of it's government to govern for the good of the populace is at stake by the behaviors of John Boehner, of the U.S. House of Representatives by refusing and failing to release a bill from chambers for the full House to vote and thereby passing a budget to pay the "nonessential" employees of such government, except the representatives of Congress, is creating a devastating financial crises which can bring down the government and destroy the democracy of the U.S. This is an act of treason by Boehner in...

Stand for Health Care Fairness in Nebraska

It's time to do what's right - to stand for health care fairness in Nebraska. Nebraska's governor and other politicians are actively fighting health care coverage for low-income, working Nebraska families - many of these families are earning less than $20,000 per year and have no access to health coverage. At the same time, the governor and other state elected officials are receiving generous health coverage, paid largely by the taxpayers of Nebraska. In fact, Nebraska taxpayers will subsidize the governor's health insurance up to $20,000 per year for family coverage, but families that make less than $20,000 per year...

Ban Fracking in California

California is already earthquake prone. Fracking will exacerbate the risks of earthquakes as huge hydraulic drills will core deep into the earth, moving already loose tectonic plates. Please! It is common sense. Additionally, poisonous gases will permanently pollute many precious aquifers, irreversibly poisoning our drinking water. Please follow the sane example of Vermont, and Ban Fracking in California. Protect our land, and Waters, Wetlands, Ecosystems, and Oceans. Please Help to Protect ourselves. Please use common sense. Please Ban Fracking in California. Protect our water! We are each at least 90% Water!

Stop the abuse of solitary confinement

We ask you to reform the use of solitary confinement at California's Secure Housing Units (SHU’s) by insuring that the placement of any prisoner there be based the commission of specific acts rather than on mere association with others. Because of the serious nature of long-term isolation, prisoners should receive full due process, adjudicated by an independent body, when they are considered for transfer into the SHU. There must also be a clear path for prisoners to be released from the SHU that involves a program of specifically defined steps lasting no more than 18 months.

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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)