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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.

Trump: Show us your Tax Returns

Donald Trump has refused to show the public his tax returns. He is running for the highest office in the United States and we need transparency. Audit or not, he must release them.

Tell Congress: Require all presidential nominees to release their tax returns.

The American people deserve transparency and information when choosing who to vote for to run our country. This is why presidential nominees have released their returns for nearly 40 years. A tax return cannot spin blatant exaggerations and opinions into facts. A tax return cannot pander and only present one side. A tax return cannot fabricate income, charitable giving and tax shelters. A tax return tells the truth. It's time to REQUIRE all presidential nominees to release their tax returns. Pass the Presidential Tax Transparency Act without delay!

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.

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.

Tell Congress: We Deserve To Know. Label GMO Food!

Congress has a choice to make. Either do the bidding of Big Ag and keep consumers in the dark about genetically modified food, or do what American consumers demand and require clear labeling of GMOs. Do the right thing. Don't leave us in the dark. REJECT the DARK Act. PASS the Biotechnology Food Labeling and Uniformity Act and shine a light on GMOs in our food!

Make NY an open primary

Although the primary is on April 19, the deadline for changing one's party affiliation was all the way back in October - 6 months ago! This is unfair and is suppressing the right to vote in NY. Please change the restriction and allow an open primary.

#AdiosHelen: Restore Democracy in Arizona

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has done it again. As the top official in charge of making sure every eligible person can vote and that every vote is counted in Arizona’s most populous county, Helen Purcell created and presided over another disaster of an election. For the good of the country, and to ensure the integrity of upcoming elections, it’s time for her to resign. #AdiosHelen

Superdelegates: Let the voters decide

The race for the Democratic Party nomination should be decided by who gets the most votes, and not who has the most support from party insiders. That's why we're calling on all the Democratic superdelegates to pledge to back the will of the voters at the Democratic Party convention in Philadelphia.

Vote Incumbents Out of Office

Congress has a staggering disapproval rating of 79%. Running our country is not a game or a joke. Any member of Congress unable to put Country before his/her Party affiliation is not upholding their oath of office to the U.S., and needs to be removed from office. Therefore, we the undersigned pledge to vote all incumbents out of office starting with the 2014 elections.

Tax Reckless Wall Street Speculators!

Reckless financial speculation on Wall Street caused the most severe economic collapse since the Great Depression, costing millions of Americans their jobs and their homes. We can’t let this happen again. We call on Congress to rein in Wall Street by assessing a tax on financial speculation and use the revenue to put Americans back to work.

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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)