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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.

Democratic National Committee: Reform the Superdelegate System

The current system, which allows superdelegates to vote for the candidate of their personal preference, is undemocratic. We strongly urge the DNC to eliminate the existence of superdelegates, or require superdelegates in each state and territory to vote in direct proportion to the elected pledged delegates of the state they represent.

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.

An Organizer’s Plea to Bernie: Fund the Grassroots to Win

To help the army of supporters who are needed to help Bernie win big on the West Coast and become our next President, we are calling on the Sanders campaign to fully fund the grassroots during the coming month. Specifically, to divert millions of dollars from media buys to pay for free campaign materials and local field organizers reflective of the ethnicity of our diverse communities. We need the tools to mobilize an army of supporters to spread the word of the revolution, while helping voters ensure that they have not been purged from voter roles or had their party...

Boycott Home Depot (Co-founder supports Trump)

The Hispanic and Latino community, who are a huge part of Home Depot's workforce, clientele, and success, will not shut up, but rather stand up and speak up against the endorsement of racist Trump by one of Home Depot's co-founders, Bernie Marcus. Boycott and sign the petition so that the Hispanic and Latino buying power is acknowledged, respected, and felt by Home Depot, its shareholders, and its investors.

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.

Boycott stores that carry Ivanka Trump products.

For many women, shopping is a way of relaxing. And, now, for many women, just seeing the name "Trump" brings up bad memories. We are therefore calling for a boycott of the stores that carry the Ivanka Trump collection as well as the Donald Trump line. Please join us. See Twitter account @shannoncoulter for a list of stores with phone numbers to call.

Remove Sean Earlen from the New Jersey Pinelands Commission

NJ Pinelands Commissioner, Sean Earlen's appointment ends July 2017. Mr. Earlen's yes vote allowing South Jersey Gas to run a pipeline through the NJ Pinelands violates the Comprehensive Management Plan of the Pinelands Commission. We, therefore, request the Burlington County Board of Freeholders to remove and replace Mr. Earlen from his appointed position.

Lawmakers: STOP Accepting Campaign Cash from Sallie Mae

The student debt crisis is a prime example of why it is so vitally important to get the money out of politics. Since 2011, Sallie Mae has spent over $5 million on lobbying against the best interest of of countless student borrowers and the U.S. taxpayers. With the removal of bankruptcy protections from both federal and private student loans, lenders such as Sallie Mae are able to offer loans with virtually no risk. To make matters worse, Sallie Mae also owns many of the collection companies that collect on defaulted student loans. Once a student defaults, as much as 25%...

End Taxpayer Subsidies To Oil Companies

End federal taxpayer subsidies to major oil corporations. It is time to balance the federal budget the right way. Giving taxpayer money to corporations that gouge public every chance they get is wrong! It must stop

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