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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.

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.

Washington state unpledged delegates: Let voters decide!

Please remember that you are officially unpledged delegates (Party Rule 9.A and 9.B). Let the voters decide. Pledge to support the candidate who gets the most pledged delegate votes at the Democratic National Convention. Follow the lead of average Democratic party voters and uphold authentic democracy.

Tell Congress: It's time for equal pay for equal work

In 2016, women in America still earn less than their male colleagues doing the same job. This affront to all hard-working American women needs to end! It's time for Congress to pass a stronger Equal Pay law that holds employers accountable for systematically paying female employees less. Women deserve equal pay for equal work!

A new New York Primary! Ask NY Attorney General to request Federal Court Order

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Under New York Article 78 and related federal statutes, a brand new NY Primary should be ordered by a federal judge at your request. Only this would correct the egregious violations, disenfranchisements, voting machine failures, and other 'irregularities" in the 2016 NY primary. This must be done very soon. The Sanders campaign and other plaintiffs could join your effort, but this must begin with your office.

Demand Congressman Larsen Debate Democratic Opponent Mike Lapointe!

Incumbent Congressman Rick Larsen of Washington's 2nd Congressional District refuses to acknowledge his Democratic primary opponent Mike Lapointe, and has repeatedly refused to meet with or debate Mike on the issues! Demand that Rep. Larsen debate Mike Lapointe on the issues so the public can make an informed decision in the August primary.

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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)