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Make Illinois Tuition-Free!

Every student should have access to public higher education, regardless of their income. Illinois should raise taxes on the ultra-wealthy and close corporate tax loopholes to fund free in-state tuition at all community colleges and public universities.

End the tax-exempt status of the Donald J. Trump Foundation

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has been linked to numerous scandals. Now, it has been exposed that Trump may have illegally used $258,000 of his nonprofit foundation's money to settle his own for-profit business' lawsuits--which would be another clear violation of Internal Revenue Service rules regarding his foundation's use of charitable funds. Enough is enough. Demand that the Internal Revenue Service revoke the tax-exempt status of the Donald J. Trump Foundation immediately.

Police Union: Withdraw Your Trump Endorsement Now

We are appalled that the Fraternal Order of Police - the men and women who protect our communities - have endorsed Donald J. Trump for president: a candidate whose central campaign message has been one of divisiveness and disrespect for our nation’s diversity, and whose rhetoric has antagonized and alienated minority communities. It is frightening for an organization of law enforcement officials to endorse a candidate whose campaign message runs afoul of our nation’s fundamental beliefs in tolerance, respect, and equal justice. The endorsement is also inconsistent with the Order’s stated mission to “support and defend the Constitution of the...

Joe Heck: Disavow Donald Trump

By refusing to admit the threat posed by Donald Trump to our nation, Joe Heck is breaking faith with the people of Nevada. When the stakes are this high, it is unacceptable for any politician to put party loyalty over their duty to keep this country safe. Heck must immediately disavow Trump, and reject his reckless approach to foreign policy.

Give employees paid time off to vote!

All eligible voters should have the opportunity to cast their vote during election season, which is why we urge you to give your hourly employees 3 hours of paid time off to be used for the purpose of voting. We encourage you to do right by your employees—and by our democracy—by providing time off without economic hardship for them to cast their ballot.

Add Your Name: Keep Trump's Finger Off the Nuclear Red Button

The President has total authority to launch thousands of nuclear weapons at any moment. If Donald Trump gets his hands on the nuclear Red Button, no one could stop him from lighting the world on fire. We cannot let a volatile demagogue command our nuclear arsenal. The prospect of a nuclear-armed Trump is too real. We vow to keep Trump’s finger far away from the Red Button — and to challenge the unjust, undemocratic and terrifyingly absolute nuclear power that comes with it.

Ask Lester Holt and other debate moderators to do better than Matt Lauer and fact check Trump's lies

Presidential forum and debate moderators have an obligation to hold candidates accountable and correct misinformation. NBC News and its on-camera personality Matt Lauer botched this job during its September 7 Commander in Chief Forum. Respected NBC anchor Lester Holt, who has a long track record of journalistic integrity, moderates the first presidential debate later this month. We encourage Holt and every other presidential debate moderator–Martha Raddatz (ABC News), Anderson Cooper (CNN), and Chris Wallace (Fox News)–to avoid repeating Lauer's mistakes and to instead ask serious, substantial questions and hold candidates accountable with real-time fact checking of misleading and factually inaccurate...

Strike Back! We Want The Public Option!

We want a public option! All Americans should have the option of health insurance like Medicare that competes with private for-profit insurers. Members of Congress and candidates should embrace it in 2016 so we have momentum and can pass it under the next president.

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.

Join the largest Muslim voter turnout in U.S. history.

As a Muslim voter, I will be a part of the largest Muslim voter turnout in U.S. history. I pledge to vote against hate and help defeat Donald Trump on November 8, and I will continue to build towards a more sustainable movement against anti-Muslim bigotry and policies after Election Day. The change begins now and it starts with me.

Impeach Chris Christie!

Gov. Chris Christie grossly misused his power by allowing #Bridgegate to take place and then covering up through deceit. Urge him to resign, and if he doesn't -- impeach Chris Christie!

Tell Congress: End Private Prison Tax Breaks!

Taxpayers should not be padding the profits of private prison owners getting rich off of mass incarceration. We need to end the outrageous, unjust Real Estate Investment Trust loophole in our tax code that gives a big, unfair tax break to private prison owners.

Prohibit "riders" being attached to unrelated bills.

Prohibit "riders" being attached to unrelated bills. First Petitioned by Brenda E. Kitchens in Georgia State To be delivered to The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama Riders have led to the dysfunction of our Congress. I believe the original intent of "riders" was to have a way to pass minor adjustments in legislation as oversights or flaws surfaced. However, for decades riders have been misused and abused. This must stop: No rider should be allowed to be attached to an unrelated 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)