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Congress: Investigate Benghazi Committee for Misuse of Public Funds

The Office of Congressional Ethics should investigate the Benghazi Select Committee's misuse of public funds. Republican Kevin McCarthy admitted the purpose of the Benghazi Committee is to gin up political attacks against a Democratic presidential candidate. The use of public funds for political purposes is illegal and those responsible should be held accountable.

It's time for action on gun safety in Oregon

Enough is enough. Twice in two years, reasonable gun safety proposals have not even received a vote in the Oregon Legislature. No solution is perfect, but we must act now to save lives. We ask you to commit now to passing reasonable gun safety laws at your next opportunity.

Marylanders Need Debates!

Voters in the Democratic primary to replace Sen. Mikulski deserve to know how their next Senator will tackle the important issues they face every day: inequality, equal pay, student loan debt, climate change, and more. That’s why I challenged Rep. Chris Van Hollen to join me for 6 debates across the state, starting in Baltimore. Will you join my call?

Tell the U.S. House: Drop Benghazi and get back to work!

The U.S. House’s “Select Committee on Benghazi” has been a colossal, $3 million waste of time and taxpayer money. It has failed to produce a single actionable finding and has turned into nothing more than a political fishing expedition aimed at Hillary Clinton. It’s time to close down the Benghazi investigations and get back to work on the issues that matter to the American people!

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.

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.

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.

End "too big to jail"

If Big Banks can buy their way out of criminal prosecution, there’s little incentive for them to do what’s right. And it’s a double standard that says wealthy institutions are above the law. We believe no bank is “too big to jail” and ask that the Department of Justice ​hold lawbreakers accountable with serious penalties, including jail time, whether they're individuals or Big Banks.

New York GOP: The Party of Trump?

New York's own Donald Trump has rocketed to the top of the GOP primary race while spewing racist, anti-immigrant attacks. But all we've heard from the powerful elected Republican in NY state government so far is... silence. Tell Senate Majority Leader Flanagan and the NY GOP: Denounce Trump's hate speech!

Extend Unemployment Benefits

At the end of November 2013, the unemployment rate in California was the sixth highest in the country at 8.5%. It takes longer than six months to find a new job in this economy. It takes nine months on average, and more like 13 months if you're over 50. Helping people financially while they are unemployed prevents foreclosures. It helps people stay above water while they are job hunting. Please do the right thing for the people of California and the rest of the country and sponsor a bill authorizing extension of unemployment benefits as soon as possible.

Pay Cuts for Congress

Any across-the-board pay cuts for federal employees must include the same pay cuts for all members of Congress and the president of the United States.

Recent Victories


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)