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Tell the FCC to keep the internet free and accessible for all

This week we learned that the FCC is moving forward to repeal net neutrality rules that protect our free and open internet. As I said in my letter to the FCC just a few months ago: this proposal is a grave threat to the idea that the internet should be free and accessible for all. It’s a danger to our economy and free speech rights and we must defeat it.

Public Funds to Public Schools

Join Joe Mackey in demanding that the State of Indiana stop diverting public school funds away from public schools. Not 1 dollar should go to unregulated, privileged private schools in Indiana!

Tell Congress: CEOs got a raise. Seniors & veterans deserve one too.

On January 1st, for just the third time since 1975, seniors who receive Social Security won’t be getting an annual cost of living increase. Neither will millions of other Americans whose veterans’ benefits, disability benefits, and other monthly payments are pegged to Social Security. Please pass the Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act (SAVE Benefits Act) to give seniors and veterans a one-time 3.9% payment in 2016 -- the same raise that America's top CEOs received last year.

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.

GOVERNOR BROWN: STOP THE KILLINGS WITH ASSAULT WEAPONS

Stop caving in to the gun lobby and the NRA. Support legislation to outlaw all assault rifles in California. You vetoed such a bill a few weeks ago, and another person was murdered with one of these military-type weapons in Los Angeles' LAX airport on November 1, 2013.

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.

Save Social Security And Medicare

Americans have paid into Social Security and Medicare since the days of Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is not an entitlement! It is a system Americans have paid into and expect a good return on their investment. We have come to learn Social Security has in excess of 2.7 trillion dollars of reserve enough to last for 25 years. The people of the United States of America expect these hard earned benefits to continue without being cut in any way and to receive regular raises through cost of living allowances.

Tell the TRUTH, Cory Gardner

Cory Gardner alleges that the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter. This group does not exist. The claim that Gardner's plan to sell over-the-counter conception would be cheaper has already been proven false, now Gardner has been caught in another lie. We demand that Cory Gardner set the record straight and apologize for lying to the people of Colorado.

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.

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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)