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The FCC must delay its vote on net neutrality

Millions of fake comments have corrupted the FCC's public process on net neutrality—including 2 million submitted using the stolen identities of real people, a crime under New York law. Yet the FCC is moving full steam ahead with a vote based on this corrupted process, while refusing to cooperate with an investigation. The FCC must postpone this vote until we can get to the bottom of what happened.

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.

Tell the Republican Party: Supporting accused sexual predators is a losing strategy

The Republican Party and Donald Trump continued to support Roy Moore even though he was accused of sexual assault by eight women. In any other organization in America there would have been an immediate and mandatory investigation and the person investigated would be put on a temporary leave of absence. Tell the RNC to pledge to stop funding any candidates accused of pedophilia, sexual harassment, or sexual assault unless there is an investigation which concludes innocence. Pedophilia and sexual assault are crimes and should be treated as such!

Vote on November 6, 2018 to take back the House and Senate

Let's pledge to vote and to get out the vote in a sweeping Democratic majority to both chambers of Congress in the 2018 midterms. Only 36.4% of eligible voters turned out for the 2014 midterms. In 2016, 55% of eligible voters actually voted and 52% of those voters cast their votes against Trump. Vote and get out the vote in 2018 and we can take away Trump's legislative majority and his ability to enact his campaign promises.

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.

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.

Calling on all candidates: Support Elizabeth Warren’s agenda for Wall Street Reform

We call on you to support the no-nonsense proposals laid out by Senator Elizabeth Warren in her speech on the “unfinished business of financial reform.” That means making a commitment to and working for action to: • Reduce the size and power of the Too Big to Fail banks and restore the Glass-Steagall division between investment and commercial banking; • Stop Wall Street from gambling with low-cost, government-backed debt; • Change the tax code to discourage excess leverage and recklessness on the part of bankers and traders; • Enact a financial transaction tax to restrain high-frequency trading and wasteful speculation;...

Darryl Glenn must disavow Donald Trump and his racist attacks

Darryl Glenn is running for the U.S. Senate in Colorado while shamelessly defending Donald Trump’s attacks on Latinos, immigrants, women, and veterans. If Darryl Glenn wants to represent all Coloradans adequately in the U.S. Senate, then he must disavow Donald Trump’s racism and revoke his endorsement immediately.

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.

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!

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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)