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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

Respect the will of Maine voters. Protect Ranked Choice Voting!

In 2016, Mainers voted decisively in favor of ranked choice voting. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has said that ranked choice is legal and valid in federal elections and state primaries. But the Maine House and Senate are debating whether to respect the will of the voters. This is a no-brainer. Stand up for democracy!

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...

Remove Taxes on Essentials for Senior Citizens In Illinois

I support Illinois House Bill 4111, a measure that makes qualified senior citizens in the state exempt from being taxed on bare household health necessities. Among the items eligible for the tax exemption are fresh groceries, medicine, medical devices and items used for wellness in diabetic patients.

Ban Assault Weapons To Curb Gun Violence!

Military-style assault weapons aren't used for sport or self-defense; they are weapons of mass violence that we've seen turn schools, movie theaters, nightclubs and other public spaces into scenes of unspeakable horror, and there's no reason they should be sold to civilians. From Newtown to Orlando to Las Vegas, we've seen what military assault weapons can do in the hands of unstable people. Enough is enough. It's time to ban these weapons of war from our neighborhoods. It’s time for us to take commonsense steps that we know can prevent gun violence and save lives. Congress is quick to hold...

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.

Don't Hold a Vote on TPP After the Election

Leader Pelosi: Publicly oppose any attempt to pass Trans-Pacific Partnership in a lame duck session. The TPP presents an unprecedented threat to many of the goals we share and for which we appreciate your leadership: good jobs, higher wages, strong climate policies and a livable environment, affordable medicines, safe food, and human rights.

Donald Trump: stop hiding your tax returns

Everyone has a right to know, and anyone seeking to lead our country should be fully transparent with voters. Like the other two candidates, Donald Trump must immediately release his tax returns so voters can make an informed choice for President.

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...

Protest CNN 247 News coverage of Donald Trump by Boycotting

Many would agree with the fact that there has been a shift in the focus of the American elections from constructive policy to an emphasis on petty insults. The new election diva, Donald Trump, has earned around 2 billion dollars, through a FREE MEDIA. But the question is, how a media can be termed as "free", if its emphasis is only on gossiping, instead of highlighting the facts. Instead of highlighting facts and figures about various Republicans and Democrats running in the election, the news channels instead focus on running news which would bring in maximum amount of ratings due...

Boycott stores that carry Ivanka Trump products.

For many women, shopping is a way of relaxing. And, now, for many women, just seeing the name "Trump" brings up bad memories. We are therefore calling for a boycott of the stores that carry the Ivanka Trump collection as well as the Donald Trump line. Please join us. See Twitter account @shannoncoulter for a list of stores with phone numbers to call.

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.

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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)