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Tell the media: Hold Donald Trump and his supporters accountable

Donald Trump and his supporters have built a campaign on a foundation of lies. News reporters have let these lies go unchallenged for far too long, and American voters deserve to know the truth. As the election heats up, we demand that all major news channels implement a policy of fact-checking Trump and his supporters live, and challenging them when they distort the truth.

Make a 21st Century Glass-Steagall a Reality

It’s official: both the Democrats AND the Republicans have approved party platforms that call for reinstating the Glass-Steagall firewall between ordinary commercial banking and the Wall Street casino.[1] For decades, Glass-Steagall protections helped keep our economy safe and prevent the emergence of "Too Big to Fail" banks, before these protections were eventually dismantled. Now that both parties agree Glass-Steagall is a priority, we need to make sure it isn’t just another empty promise. There’s already a bill in Congress to restore a modern version of Glass-Steagall, originally co-sponsored by Senators Warren, McCain, Cantwell, and King: The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act...

Don't Hold a Vote on TPP After the Election

Leader Pelosi: Publicly oppose any attempt to pass Trans-Pacific Partnership in a lame duck session. The TPP presents an unprecedented threat to many of the goals we share and for which we appreciate your leadership: good jobs, higher wages, strong climate policies and a livable environment, affordable medicines, safe food, and human rights.

Florida Commission on Ethics: Investigate Attorney General Pam Bondi's Unethical Behavior

Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, personally solicited a political contribution from Donald Trump before deciding against probing Trump University fraudulent practices. Not only is it unethical for Pam Bondi to solicit contributions from someone she is being asked to investigate, but according to the IRS it is also illegal for her to accept contributions from a charity like Trump's family foundation. The Florida Commission on Ethics needs to protect the public trust and launch a full investigation into Pam Bondi's unethical behavior.

Donald Trump: stop hiding your tax returns

Everyone has a right to know, and anyone seeking to lead our country should be fully transparent with voters. Like the other two candidates, Donald Trump must immediately release his tax returns so voters can make an informed choice for President.

Dept. of Justice: Investigate Arizona voter suppression

In Maricopa County Arizona, the number of polling places was reduced from 200 during the 2012 primary election, to just 60 for 2016. Some predominantly Latino areas only got one or no polling places at all. People had to wait in 5+ hour lines to vote. Please investigate and put a stop to the voter suppression before the general election.

Join the movement to stop Donald Trump!

We pledge ourselves to speak out nonviolently in every way possible against the politics of hate, violence, and exclusion Donald Trump represents. Together, we're putting the media and political institutions on notice for normalizing Trump’s extremism by treating it as entertainment, by giving it inordinate and unequal air time, and by refusing to condemn it.

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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)