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Cory Gardner stop lying about Keystone XL Jobs

Your commercials say the Keystone XL will bring over 40,000 jobs. Why are you lying? Keystone XL Pipeline would bring a maximum 4,000 temporary jobs, mostly low paying and only 35 permanent jobs. That is not worth risking the water for millions and seriously exacerbating Climate Change.

Terri Lynn Land: Denounce the Koch brothers

We the signers of this petition urge you to denounce the Koch brothers and their toxic money. If you really care about the people of Michigan, you won't take money from the Koch's and their groups such as Americans for Prosperity.

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.

Stand with Joe on Net Neutrality

The new FCC Chair should carry out President Obama’s promise and support Net Neutrality. If he won’t, he should step down so the president can appoint someone who will stand up for Internet freedom and make the Internet better for all of us.

Save Thanksgiving!

Stand with Thanksgiving Day workers. Retailers who make people work on Thanksgiving Day should pay triple their ordinary wages.

It's time for action on gun safety in Oregon

Enough is enough. Twice in two years, reasonable gun safety proposals have not even received a vote in the Oregon Legislature. No solution is perfect, but we must act now to save lives. We ask you to commit now to passing reasonable gun safety laws at your next opportunity.

Don't "fast track" another dangerous free trade agreement

Americans cannot afford another failed trade policy that closes factories, ships jobs overseas, and leaves our workers behind. I urge the president and Congress to oppose the Baucus-Camp "fast track" bill to expedite the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a free trade agreement that could give massive multinational corporations unprecedented power over our fragile economy. American jobs and our environment are at stake.

Tell Bruce Poliquin: Take the pledge to represent ALL of Maine’s workers by supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Bruce Poliquin calls himself a proud member of the Tea Party. But in Congress, Tea Party Republicans just like Bruce have blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act at every turn. Here in Maine, we know that when women are paid less than their fair share, families suffer and our entire economy is impacted. Mainers understand we simply can’t afford to pay women less for equal work. Sign our petition to Bruce Poliquin: Tell Bruce it’s time to protect ALL of Maine’s workers and our economy by taking the pledge to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Protect America's Wolves!

President Obama and his first Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, a Colorado rancher, adopted unjust and heartless "tea party" policies towards America's wolves. And the U.S. Congress is equally guilty in this ecological and ethical injustice. Wolves are highly intelligent, native, and vital natural predators that belong on the land. Too many brutish ranchers and misguided hunters have unfairly demonized and maligned wolves for centuries. An American majority wants an end to demonization and massacre of America's wolves and other native wildlife.

Offer Banking Services At Post Offices

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

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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)