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Encourage universities to excuse students from classes on caucus day!

This a petition for colleges in caucus states to excuse students unanimously if they would like to caucus, and to encourage students to exercise their right to vote and promote a healthy democracy. We find it disturbing that many students have reported a fear of missing class as a reason not to vote, and that schools are failing in their responsibility to facilitate young voters' participation in the democratic process.

KY: STOP SB 102- ATV's In Parks!

Democratic Senator Ray S. Jones II, from Pikeville, KY has introduced legislation, SB 102, to allow ATVs and other motorized vehicles on the Pine Mountain Trail in southeastern Kentucky AND ON "any other trail within the Kentucky portion of Breaks Interstate Park."

KET: Let Grant Short (US Senate) Debate

KET (Kentucky Educational Television) is Kentucky's statewide public broadcasting service. However, though ideas are free, they are requiring US Senate candidates to raise at least $100,000. This is the quantification of how our system is broken. They are supposed to be a public service. Perhaps this is a result of all the shady foundation money they have accepted with strings over the years?

Shopping while Black is not a crime

Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old Black engineering student from Queens, was arrested after purchasing a designer belt at Barneys New York, a luxury department store. With several forms of identification matching his debit card and his receipt in hand, Trayon was arrested, handcuffed, and locked in a jail cell by undercover NYPD officers. Apparently, he isn't the only one; close to 50 others have been arrested outside the same store. Enough is enough. Shopping while Black is not a crime. We urge the NYPD to conduct a full investigation into these arrests.

Hire More Postal Clerks And Letter Carriers

The US Postal Service continues to claim hard times and financial problems that just don't exist. The only crisis the postal service has is a lack of employees to work the nations mail. In the last two years the USPS has closed about 150 mail processing plants with plans to close another 50 starting in February 2014. This results in mail traveling greater distances to the delivery point taking more time. They relaxed their delivery standards to accomplish this. Meaning our mail is slower than ever now. It is not uncommon for mail to be delivered after dark in many...

STOP OR DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE GUNSHOT NOISE IN CHABOT REGIONAL PARKS

EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT DIRECTORS: Require a schedule for specific, stringent limits on noise as a condition of any operation of a gun range in Anthony Chabot Regional Park after the lease of the Chabot Gun Club expires this year. Your website says, “We acquire, manage, and preserve natural and cultural resources for all to enjoy now and into the future. Our parks are ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education. We invite you to enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, golfing, and nature study in our parks.” Consistent with your statement, users of the parks and...

Tell The Senate: It’s Time To Pass Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Bank on Student Emergency Refinancing Act - NOW!

Homeowners, corporations, and even governments are taking advantage of today’s historically low interest rates—students should be able to as well! Too many borrowers across the country are paying sky-high interest rates on their student loans which not only makes it harder to repay loans, but impacts our ability to purchase homes, save for retirement, and more. Some members in Congress recognize the urgency of fixing this issue crippling millions of Americans, and it is time to make sure ALL of our elected officials stand up for borrowers. As we expect a vote as early as next week, we demand all...

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.

To Senator Elizabeth Warren.

This country needs a strong progressive candidate for president in 2016. Since you are not running, the closest candidate to your values is Senator Bernie Sanders. We urge you to endorse him soon.

Tell Congress: CEOs got a raise. Seniors & veterans deserve one too.

On January 1st, for just the third time since 1975, seniors who receive Social Security won’t be getting an annual cost of living increase. Neither will millions of other Americans whose veterans’ benefits, disability benefits, and other monthly payments are pegged to Social Security. Please pass the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act (SAVE Benefits Act) to give seniors and veterans a one-time 3.9% payment in 2016 -- the same raise that America's top CEOs received last year.

Let's Help Tim Canova Unseat Debra Wasserman Shultz

Someone has finally stepped up to the plate to unseat Debra Wasserman Shultz. His name is Tim Canova and you can learn more about him at his site: timcanova.com. Tim is just as disgusted with DWS and her refusal to listen to her constituents in the Democratic Party as we are. But we can't wait until the next election to unseat her, because by that time she will have already handed the nomination, by whatever diabolical means necessary over to her friend and fellow Wall Streeter, Hillary Clinton. We can't let that happen. WE THE PEOPLE therefore demand that President...

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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)