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Support presidential tax transparency in Maine

LD 1422, "An Act To Require Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates To Disclose Their Federal Income Tax Returns," would require that future candidates disclose their returns to in order to qualify for a place on the Maine ballot. As my legislator, you have the power to act. Please vote for LD 1422, so future voters can judge potential conflicts of interest for our nation's future commanders in chief and negotiators in chief. Thank you for your work as my legislator, and best of luck in finishing up this session!

Say No To A Shortened School Year In Chicago

If the Chicago Board of Education can not get 215 million from the state, it would consider ending school three weeks early on June 1st. We cannot close the doors on the families in Chicago when they need the state the most more now than ever. HB4036 would would appropriate the sum of 215 million from the General Revenue Fund to the Chicago Public Schools.

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.

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.

Ask Lester Holt and other debate moderators to do better than Matt Lauer and fact check Trump's lies

Presidential forum and debate moderators have an obligation to hold candidates accountable and correct misinformation. NBC News and its on-camera personality Matt Lauer botched this job during its September 7 Commander in Chief Forum. Respected NBC anchor Lester Holt, who has a long track record of journalistic integrity, moderates the first presidential debate later this month. We encourage Holt and every other presidential debate moderator–Martha Raddatz (ABC News), Anderson Cooper (CNN), and Chris Wallace (Fox News)–to avoid repeating Lauer's mistakes and to instead ask serious, substantial questions and hold candidates accountable with real-time fact checking of misleading and factually inaccurate...

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%...

Petition to South Dakota Senate Candidates

“With the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us, Americans deserve a raise. I support raising the minimum wage – and call on all South Dakota candidates for the United States Senate to do the same and request whether (s)he stands with hard-working parents who want to put food on the table or with corporate CEO’s who want to pay themselves millions more in bonuses.”

It's time for full equality!

Too many Americans are still discriminated against because of who they are or who they love, and it has to stop. We support comprehensive legislation that affords full equality to all LGBT Americans, in every state. No exceptions!

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.

No Wall, No Way!

Declare "No Wall, No Way" and announce you'll block any attempt to fund this expensive, useless symbol of Trump's craven and xenophobic fearmongering.

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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)