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Roy Moore: DROP OUT

Sexual predators have no place in the U.S. Senate. Roy Moore must withdraw, and anyone who endorsed or promoted his candidacy must disavow him immediately.

Put Main Street First. Tax Wall Street Trades!

Wall Street speculators are getting rich by executing reckless short term stock trades – as many as a half million a week – sometimes holding “investments” for just a few seconds. These manipulative gimmicks produce nothing of value. Yet, they make billions for wealthy speculators while wreaking havoc on the stock market and creating flash-crashes and instability for the rest of us. It’s time to rein in the Wall Street flash-traders by imposing a modest 0.03% tax on every trade. The stock market should be about investing, not gambling!

Demand Vote By Mail for All!

Voter suppression laws that make it harder to vote have gotten out of hand. It’s time for the nation to follow Oregon’s lead and make it easier to vote – not harder. It’s time for Congress to require that every state make Vote By Mail easily available to all voters. Voting by mail breaks down barriers to voting for seniors, working families, disabled Americans and young voters. It puts the brakes on voter suppression and voter intimidation. And it will encourage greater participation in our democracy. Let’s get it done!

PIP Reform: Fighting Fraud or Insurance Industry Handout

House Bill 119 does nothing to directly attack PIP fraud or reduce costs. The bill eliminates consumers right to choose their doctors, eliminates the most cost-effective/conservative forms of healthcare (chiropractic, acupuncture, massage), and forces injured parties into the most expensive healthcare arena (emergency rooms). Stand-up for consumers rights and VOTE NO on HOUSE BILL 119 or any piece of legislation limiting consumers rights to equal access among health care providers.

Save Our Post Office

1. Stop closing US Postal Service mail processing plants. 2. Stop closing rural post offices. 3. Keep 6 day delivery of mail in America. 4. Return the postal service to the delivery standards prior to July 2012. 5. Return the overfunding of retirement accounts to the postal service.

Tell Congress to save health insurance for children

I join the sixty Maine legislators who signed this letter in urging Maine's Congressional delegation to work with their colleagues to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and protect health insurance coverage for nearly 9 million American children, including 22,310 Maine children. goo.gl/y5ZfbW

Support Student Loan Forgiveness

Total outstanding student loan debt in America is expected to exceed $1.4 TRILLION this year. Millions of hardworking, taxpaying, educated Americans are being crushed under the weight of their educational debts, while the economy continues to sputter. Support a REAL economic stimulus and jobs plan. Support Student Loan Forgiveness.

Protect America's Wolves!

President Obama and his first Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar, a Colorado rancher, adopted unjust and heartless "tea party" policies toward America's wolves, and the U.S. Congress is equally guilty in this ecological and ethical injustice. Wolves are highly intelligent, native, and vital natural predators that belong on the land. Too many brutish ranchers and misguided hunters have unfairly demonized and maligned wolves for centuries. An American majority wants an end to the demonization and massacre of America's wolves and other native wildlife.

Reform the Criminal Justice System

For too long, the priorities of our criminal justice system have been backward. We have valued punishment over rehabilitation for low-level, nonviolent crimes, and we have done so at the expense of public safety, human dignity, our budget, and the economic vitality of our communities and of our nation. We must fundamentally reevaluate our criminal justice system. I ask you to put justice back in our criminal justice system by fundamentally reevaluating why and how we convict and incarcerate—and the best ways we can empower people who have been incarcerated to succeed once they rejoin society.

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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)