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Hand Recount Needed in Key States After Hacks, Exit Poll Red Flags & Irregularities

We need to be certain the vote count in this election was correct. Unfortunately, our electronic voting systems -- from the voter files, to voting machines and vote counting scanners -- are easy to hack. The FBI identified known hacks and hack attempts before the election, and the votes counted by machine differed from exit polls beyond the margin of error in NC, PA, WI & FL. Without a recount, no one, not election administrators, the candidates, nor anyone else can be certain that the vote was counted correctly, or even look at the ballots or computer code to check....

Demand Vote By Mail for All!

Voter suppression laws that make it harder to vote have gotten out of hand. It’s time for the nation to follow Oregon’s lead and make it easier to vote – not harder. It’s time for Congress to require that every state make Vote By Mail easily available to all voters. Voting by mail breaks down barriers to voting for seniors, working families, disabled Americans and young voters. It puts the brakes on voter suppression and voter intimidation. And it will encourage greater participation in our democracy. Let’s get it done!

Petition to Investigate Gross Irregularities of the 2016 Presidential Election due to Improper Influence by FBI Director James Comey and to Cyberspace Interference by Russians

This is a petition that calls for 1) investigations to be made by the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates Hatch Act violations, and the Office of Government Ethics to examine James Comey’s actions in the 2016 Presidential election. 2) It also calls for a Congressional investigation into the unprecedented attempts by a foreign government (Russia) to interfere with and influence our election process. These gross irregularities of the election must be challenged and investigated in order to ensure that fair elections take place for any candidate.

Extend the conflicts of interests law to the President and Vice President

Currently, the President of the United States and Vice President are NOT subject to conflicts of interests laws. This means Trump can use the Presidency to benefit his and his family's business interests. Congress has the constitutional power to extend the existing conflicts of interest law to cover the President and Vice President. The President should NOT be able to use his office for personal gain and influence. We must preserve the integrity of the highest office in this land.

Demand 2016 Recounts

Demand recounts of 2016 presidential election results in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina. We need to fight for the integrity of our electoral process. Join voting rights advocates to demand a recount!

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...

Congress: Investigate Russian election hack

Investigate NSA Director Rogers's assessment that Russia hacked and leaked campaign information, directly intervening in the 2016 US election "to attempt to achieve a specific effect"--most likely to elect Donald Drumpf. Congress needs to undergo a full-fledged investigation that holds public hearings and releases its findings to the citizenry. If, in fact, the allegation proves true, Congress should potentially disqualify the election results.

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.

Help Ensure The Integrity of the United States Vote

We call upon President Obama to utilize all the powers of the presidency to help ensure a thorough investigation of this election, including methods of examining source codes for possible electronic tampering, as well as investigating more conventional irregularities, suppression and fraud, before electors cast their votes.

Goodbye Governor McCrory

Democrat Roy Cooper leads incumbent North Carolina’s Republican Governor Pat McCrory by more than 6,000 votes, and the lead was steadily growing as the 100 NC counties continued turning in the results of their provisional and absentee ballots – until McCrory put a stop to the process, alleging widespread fraud, in a carefully orchestrated filing of Protests in 50 counties with ‘dead voters.’ Others ‘voted twice,’ according to Protests filed. And still others voted in other states or voted as felons. Governor McCrory is desperate to maintain his seat of power, so much so that he is costing taxpayers, local...

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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)