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I challenge Donald Trump to take the naturalization test

I challenge you, Donald Trump, to take the naturalization test immigrants to this nation must take to gain American citizenship. This test is just one part of the process immigrants undergo to become citizens, and you would almost certainly fail that test given your general ignorance and weak grasp of basic facts about American history, principles, and functioning of our government. Immigrants make America great. You make America small, petty, and mean.

Wear a headscarf on Jan.20

To all public officials -- Members of Congress, Senators, federal government officials, governors, members of state legislators -- and members of the public: Discrimination and violence are on the rise, targeting Muslim women, people of color, those in the LGBT community, and others. To show solidarity with those who risk being targeted, please wear a headscarf on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day.

Electors: Vote your conscience

Vote your conscience: Reject Donald Trump as the president of the United States due to interference from the Russian government, unconstitutional conflicts of interest, and the popular vote results.

Dept. of Justice: Investigate Arizona voter suppression

In Maricopa County Arizona, the number of polling places was reduced from 200 during the 2012 primary election, to just 60 for 2016. Some predominantly Latino areas only got one or no polling places at all. People had to wait in 5+ hour lines to vote. Please investigate and put a stop to the voter suppression before the general election.

Make NY an open primary

Although the primary is on April 19, the deadline for changing one's party affiliation was all the way back in October - 6 months ago! This is unfair and is suppressing the right to vote in NY. Please change the restriction and allow an open primary.

Extend the conflicts of interests law to the President and Vice President

Currently, the President of the United States and Vice President are NOT subject to conflicts of interests laws. This means Trump can use the Presidency to benefit his and his family's business interests. Congress has the constitutional power to extend the existing conflicts of interest law to cover the President and Vice President. The President should NOT be able to use his office for personal gain and influence. We must preserve the integrity of the highest office in this land.

Donald Trump: stop hiding your tax returns

Everyone has a right to know, and anyone seeking to lead our country should be fully transparent with voters. Like the other two candidates, Donald Trump must immediately release his tax returns so voters can make an informed choice for President.

Stand Up for the Health of Maine's Kids and Seniors

I urge you to stand up to Governor Paul LePage and reject his attempts to cut important services to Maine's children and seniors. Struggling Maine families cannot afford to lose access to prescription drugs, early childhood education, and programs that support public health. The Fund for a Healthy Maine remains our state’s primary investment in public health and preventative healthcare. With healthcare costs on the rise, it is more important than ever to protect these funds to prevent costly, chronic illness and promote healthy living. Head Start not only helps Maine’s at-risk children, it also supports parents as they work...

Save Our Post Office

1. Stop closing US Postal Service mail processing plants. 2. Stop closing rural post offices. 3. Keep 6 day delivery of mail in America. 4. Return the postal service to the delivery standards prior to July 2012. 5. Return the overfunding of retirement accounts to the postal service.

Mayor Bloomberg: We need a recovery for everyone

Hurricane Sandy revealed a “tale of two cities” in New York. Too often, disaster recoveries make inequality worse by putting corporate interests over public ones. Instead, Mayor Bloomberg should invest in New York’s communities, so the recovery creates a more sustainable, more equal, and more democratic New York City.

Lawmakers: STOP Accepting Campaign Cash from Sallie Mae

The student debt crisis is a prime example of why it is so vitally important to get the money out of politics. Since 2011, Sallie Mae has spent over $5 million on lobbying against the best interest of of countless student borrowers and the U.S. taxpayers. With the removal of bankruptcy protections from both federal and private student loans, lenders such as Sallie Mae are able to offer loans with virtually no risk. To make matters worse, Sallie Mae also owns many of the collection companies that collect on defaulted student loans. Once a student defaults, as much as 25%...

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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)