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Tell Democratic leaders: Choice is essential

Dear House Minority Leader Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Schumer, and Chairman Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, The freedom of people over their own bodies, to choose when or if to become parents, is a fundamental human right. We, as Democrats, are the ones who are supposed to fight for what's right, not what is easy. This is not about what a political candidate may or may not do in a hypothetical situation of unplanned pregnancy (whether they own a uterus or not) or their personal feelings about abortion, this is about who has the right to choose: those people experiencing the...

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.

DONALD TRUMP Please Stand Behind Chronic Lyme Disease Patients Being Denied Coverage And Treatment!

There are millions of people in the U.S. that had to go to 25 or more specialists to finally get diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease bc NONE of the doctors are properly trained in Lyme, and they use in accurate testing. Is this the doctor's fault? No....It's the CDC and IDSA's fault. The IDSA and CDC guidelines for the treatment and diagnosing of Lyme has been proven time and time again to be highly flawed and inaccurate, and yet they haven't changed it! The CDC and IDSA claim that Chronic Lyme doesn't exist based off of THEIR OWN studies, while...

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.

Mitch McConnell Must Resign

Senate Majority Leader McConnell's failed effort to take away the heath care of 23 million people is only his latest assault on the lives of everyday Americans. He doesn't represent people - he only represents wealthy people and his corporate donors. Sen. McConnell's rhetoric has divided America for too long. He should do the right thing and resign.

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 our Bees and our Food!

Dear Elected Official: I am writing you today because I am deeply concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency has cavalierly approved a pesticide called sulfoxaflor which is toxic to bees. We know how fragile our bee population is at present, and from what I've learned, we seem to be at a point of crisis in this matter. Bees are responsible for pollinating 70% of the world's crops. This pesticide assault is not merely against bees, but ultimately against humans. It's simple: if our crops do not get pollinated, humans will not survive. This pure and utter disregard on the part...

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)