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ACA is here to stay! GOP move on.

Plain and simple, the Affordable Care Act is the law. It is popular, essential, and constitutional. Cease the frivolous attacks on this law that threaten the health care and well-being of the American public—and move on.

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!

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.

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).

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!

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!

Stop The Sale Of Historic Post Offices Like Berkeley, CA

Nationwide the US Postal Service is selling historic buildings to private buyers. We have been told the listing agency is owned by the spouse of a US Senator we believe this should be investigated and if true should be common knowledge to all Americans. In Terre Haute, Indiana when there Federal Building was closed the property was given to the local university free of charge. Yet in Berkeley, CA and many communities approximately $1 billion dollars of real estate is to be sold for profit? Or is it at a loss! Stop the sale of historic public buildings. Rather than...

The U.S. Senate should give diplomacy with Iran a chance

The interim agreement with Iran gives the United States and our allies a chance to resolve the nuclear standoff with Iran without resorting to military action. The Senate should give negotiations the opportunity to succeed before voting on any additional sanctions or other efforts that would undermine diplomacy.

Congress: Pass Comprehensive Student Debt Reform NOW!

With approximately 39 million Americans now drowning in more than $1.1 TRILLION of outstanding student loan debt, we, the undersigned, respectfully request that Congress immediately take up Comprehensive Student Debt Reform. Such reform must address two separate, but inextricably intertwined, issues: the existing $1.1 trillion in student debt and the skyrocketing costs of college tuition.

We can stop private prisons

For-profit companies are making a killing from our broken prison system — raking in billions from longer and harsher confinement that disproportionately locks up Black folks and immigrants. Private prison conditions are some of the most dangerous in the country. In order to maximize profits, companies like CCA, GEO Group, and MTC cut back on staff training, medical care, and rehabilitative services, while spending millions lobbying governments to keep their prisons filled at a high cost to taxpayers and public safety.

End Ted Cruz's Political Career

Ted Cruz is trying to position himself for a presidential run in 2016. Let's not simply put an end to this idea, but to his career in general. Sign this petition and voice your opposition to Cruz's presidential aspirations by letting any potential, financial backers know how many are against him. Let Cruz and those who follow him know that the American people will no longer be placed in harms way by immoral, improper and ineffective leadership. Senator Ted Cruz has proven that he is willing to put his own political aspirations before the good of people: From his wasteful...

It's time for full equality!

Too many Americans are still discriminated against because of who they are or who they love, and it has to stop. We support comprehensive legislation that affords full equality to all LGBT Americans, in every state. No exceptions!

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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)