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Tell the Oregon Senate: pass the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Oregonians believe in equal pay for equal work. Yet, women in Oregon still earn only 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. You can’t ask for equal pay if you don’t know you’re being paid less. It’s time to outlaw retaliation against employees for discussing pay, benefits, and working conditions. The Oregon House has acted. Now, it’s time for the Oregon Senate to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act!

Tell Salem: it's time to raise Oregon's minimum wage!

A higher minimum wage means more than a raise for Oregon’s lowest-paid workers. It means boosting the purchasing power of consumers in every corner of the state. It also means fewer families relying on public assistance programs -- and businesses, not taxpayers, paying the full cost of labor. Let’s make it happen by passing legislation to raise the minimum wage this year!

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.

End "too big to jail"

If Big Banks can buy their way out of criminal prosecution, there’s little incentive for them to do what’s right. And it’s a double standard that says wealthy institutions are above the law. We believe no bank is “too big to jail” and ask that the Department of Justice ​hold lawbreakers accountable with serious penalties, including jail time, whether they're individuals or Big Banks.

Audit the Pentagon: Hold them accountable!

Half the nation's discretionary budget goes to the Department of Defense, but it has never once passed a financial audit. That's madness, and we deserve to know how the Pentagon is spending our tax dollars. We ask that you pass legislation to require an audit of the Pentagon!

Tell Congress: End the Millionaire Social Security Tax Break

Investment bankers on Wall Street should pay the same percentage of their income into Social Security as nurses, teachers, and the rest of us. Doing so would shore up Social Security’s finances while making our tax system fairer. Take action now to end the Social Security tax break for millionaires and pass the No Loopholes in Social Security Act without delay!

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.

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!

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).

Sign the petition: Tell Florida Republicans to stop endangering the health of 730,000 residents, start complying with federal laws and accept the Medicaid expansion

Beyond refusing the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, Florida is now in danger of losing its current Medicaid funds because it wants a cap on emergency room visits. Enough is enough. Time to stop putting politics above health care, accept the Medicaid expansion and comply with federal regulations.

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.

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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)