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Senator Toomey: Disavow Donald Trump

By downplaying the threat posed by Donald Trump to our national security, Senator Toomey is breaking faith with the people of Pennsylvania, many of whom served in uniform and know that Trump is unfit to be our next commander in chief. Senator Toomey must immediately disavow Trump and his reckless foreign policy. He must pledge to not vote for him on Election Day.

Mitch McConnell: the Zika Virus is dangerous

Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans: the Zika Virus is dangerous. Support American moms and families by passing a clean bill without amendments. Spend the 1.9 billion the President asked for to fight this virus. Do your job, stop playing political games, and protect American families.

Revoke Probation of Rapist David Becker

David Becker raped two women in the same night didn't spend a single day in jail. It sends the wrong message for other would be rapist this behavior is tolerated to women around the nation. We urgently request his Probation be revoked and sentenced to jail or least require him register as sex offender to protect other possible future victims. It is even rumored in some articles his nickname in high school was "David The Rapist" we need to protect women and society from these predators. We appeal to moral decency of your better nature to do something about this...

Senator Vidak: Please Vote "Yes" on the California DISCLOSE Act!

It's wrong to mislead voters about who paid for political ads. So thank you for voting "Yes" on SB 27, the 2014 bill to make dark money nonprofits report their secret funders. Now, please take the next step by voting "Yes" on AB 700 so political ads must clearly show their true funders.

Protect California's Clean Air Laws

Oil companies are currently lobbying hard in Sacramento to weaken California’s clean air laws. Please vote YES on SB 32, AB 197, and SB 1383 to strengthen our clean air laws and tell the oil companies to back off.

Pierce Co Auditor: Put a ballot box in Tillicum!

The people of Tillicum and Woodbrook wish to vote and participate in our democracy, yet they cannot afford the cost of a stamp to mail their ballot or the price of gas to deliver it, if they are lucky enough to have a car. It is time for the Pierce County Auditor to put a ballot box in their community so this majority community of color can vote!

Stop this attack on early voting in North Carolina

The NC Republican Party has pressured many county officials to eliminate early voting sites on campuses and Sunday afternoon voting used in the March 2016 primary. Tell the State Board of Elections to repudiate this move to suppress voting and adopt strong early voting plans for the November election.

Senator Huff: Please Vote "Yes" on the California DISCLOSE Act!

It's wrong to mislead voters about who paid for political ads. So thank you for voting "Yes" on SB 27, the 2014 bill to make dark money nonprofits report their secret funders. Now, please take the next step by voting "Yes" on AB 700 so political ads must clearly show their true funders.

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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)