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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.

Challenge Joni Ernst to the People's Pledge

Senate candidate Bruce Braley: Challenge Republican Joni Ernst to join you in signing the People's Pledge, the popular agreement negotiated by Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown in their 2012 Senate race to reject advertisements from outside donors on their behalf. If Ernst is truly committed to the people of Iowa, she'll join you. If she doesn't, voters will see that she's actually committed to the Koch brothers and their network of out-of-state billionaire extreme right-wing conservatives.

Colorado voters: Make a pledge to vote against Koch-funded candidates

The Koch brothers are fighting hard to get Cory Gardner elected as the next senator from Colorado, because they know how important the state is to winning control of the Senate for Republicans. If the Koch brothers have their way, the Republican-controlled Senate will obstruct Obama’s agenda, and fight to destroy federal programs like the EPA, financial services, and the Affordable Care Act. That’s why we need to make a pledge to vote against any candidate who is funded by the Koch brothers and tell candidates to make a choice: Koch or Colorado?

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.

Tell Scott Brown to renounce Big Oil’s money

Whether it’s extreme weather, disappearing wildlife, or decreased tourism, climate change is already having an impact throughout the Granite State. Now, the Koch brothers are trying to buy New Hampshire’s Senate seat. I ask you, Scott Brown, a candidate for U.S. Senate, to renounce Big Oil’s money and start taking action to fight climate change in New Hampshire.

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.

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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)