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Sign Senator Charles Schumer's Yearbook #NoWarWithIran

Sen. Schumer, by choosing to be one of only two Senate Democrats opposed to the Iran nuclear deal, you're standing with Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, and Republicans in Congress—and against President Obama and the party you hope to lead. Your efforts to undermine the diplomatic agreement that will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons have won you the title of “Most Likely to Start a War.” Voters in New York and around the country are outraged by your decision. So we're adding our names to make sure you—and all the still-undecided Democrats in Congress—hear our pro-diplomacy, anti-war message.

Tell Congress: Support the president's Clean Power Plan

President Obama is implementing tough new rules to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. But Republicans in Congress are threatening the Environmental Protection Agency to try and stop this plan. Climate change is a fact. And America must lead the way in addressing it. We call on Congress to support the president's Clean Power Plan.

Tell NPR to stop ignoring and minimizing Bernie Sanders.

NPR: you should be ashamed of yourselves. You are just as guilty as all the rest of the corporate-owned media. When you're not ignoring Bernie Sanders you are minimizing him. National PUBLIC Radio--PUBLIC, get it? You are supposed to report the news, not try to influence it. Do your job and report unbiased news.

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 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.

Stop SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

As residents and taxpayers of San Francisco we believe that the SFMTA's first and foremost responsibility is to improve MUNI and to make MUNI a more desirable means of transportation. It is not SFMTA’s job to make owning and driving a motor vehicle more expensive and difficult. The SFMTA needs to be accountable to all the citizens of San Francisco. We need a balanced, unbiased municipal transportation policy. We respectfully request that the Mayor and District Supervisors immediately stop the SFMTA from: 1. Installing new parking meters and extending the hours of enforcement 2. Enforcing Sunday parking meters 3. Increasing...

Nominate Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary

We urge you to nominate Paul Krugman for Treasury Secretary. Krugman will protect Social Security and Medicare from benefit cuts, promote policies to create jobs, and help defeat the austerity dogma in Washington and around the world.

No to US military intervention in Syria

President Obama and Congress should resist calls to rush the U.S. into military involvement in the Syrian civil war. No U.S. military intervention should happen in Syria without explicit Congressional authorization and UN Security Council approval. The U.S. should support a political solution that ends the war.

No Government Shut Down For Illinois

The state could be facing partial shutdown of government services come July, 1, 2015. Urge Governor Rauner and the General Assembly to pass a bi-partisan revenue spending budget for FY16. Say no to a government shut down and yes to revenue for Illinois.

Stop the GOP Attack on Single Moms!

A new bill proposed by Republicans in Congress would allow male employers to fire women who became pregnant out of wedlock. If Republicans get their way, male employers will be given legal protections for trying to control women’s bodies. Join me in telling Republicans in Congress that it's time to stop playing politics with women's livelihoods and that they need to reject this bill!

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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)