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Tell President Obama to ban bee-killing pesticides

Dear President Obama, Thank you for calling national attention to the plight of bees and other pollinators. As you know, these important creatures provide critical services to our agricultural economy and are an integral part of healthy ecosystems. And they continue to die off in dramatic numbers. Bees are facing many challenges, including habitat loss, pathogens and pesticide exposure. A mounting body of scientific evidence points to one class of systemic insecticides -- neonicotinoids -- as a key factor in bee declines. Neonicotinoids can kill bees outright and, at sublethal doses, impair bees’ brain function and suppress their immune systems...

Stop Right to Work in Wisconsin

Right to work is the wrong way for Wisconsin. Right to work doesn’t create one new job and hurts all workers, both union and nonunion. Right to work cripples the fundamental right of every American to join together, stick together, and have a meaningful voice in the workplace. Elected leaders ought to focus on creating jobs, raising wages, and investing in infrastructure -- not attacking working families.

Tell the Obama Administration to Prosecute Endangered Species Killers

Please direct the Department of Justice to revise its self-imposed restriction on prosecutions of those who kill an endangered species and later claim to have not intended to do so. The so-called "McKittrick Policy" ties the hands of prosecutors who could otherwise bring justice to those who violate one of our nation's most popular laws, the Endangered Species Act. Please end this policy immediately and prosecute those who kill endangered species.

Stop the Comcast/Time Warner merger!

Tell the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and CA Attorney General Kamala Harris: "Please do all you can to stop the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. If the merger is allowed to go through, Comcast will gain unprecedented market power and consumers can expect higher prices, fewer choices, and even worse customer service."

Keep New Mexico's Water Public!

The New Mexico State Legislature should oppose any efforts to privatize any public water or sewer systems, including HB 299, the Public-Private Partnership Act. Public-private partnerships often worsen service, lead to job loss and reduce public transparency and accountability. It makes no sense for taxpayers to subsidize for-profit water service providers, who regularly send profits out of local communities to stockholders. This bill also includes an outrageous provision where if a person cannot afford to pay his or her water bill, they would be charged with a crime and could be jailed for up to 6 months or pay a...

Protect Lake Superior! Request an Environmental Impact Statement from the Wisconsin DNR

We are formally requesting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in order to afford the affected citizens of Bayfield County, as well as the general public, the ability to consider, participate in and comment on the anticipated impacts of the proposed Badgerwood LLC Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO). Specifically, we request that DNR conduct an EIS that fully complies with the environmental analysis and review procedures contained in the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act, Wis. Admin. Code § NR 150 et seq.

Stop Shell’s Disastrous Arctic Drilling plan (again)

Scientists say that to save the planet from climate chaos, we must leave three-quarters of our remaining fossil fuel reserves in the ground — including all of the oil and gas in the Arctic. I, therefore, call on you to reject Shell’s doomed-to-fail-again plan to drill in the Arctic once and for all.

Expand Medicaid in Nebraska

Pass LB472, the Medicaid Redesign Act for Nebraska. This bill allows use of federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Using mostly federal funds, Nebraska would be able to provide health insurance to 54,000 more people.

Tell the CPUC and Attorney General Harris: Stop the Comcast-Time Warner merger!

Stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger! If the merger is allowed to go through, Comcast will gain unprecedented market power and Californians can expect higher prices, fewer choices, and even worse customer service: -- The merger would combine two companies that are consistently rated poorly by consumers for charging high prices and delivering lousy customer service. -- Comcast would control most of the California cable market and extend its dominance into Los Angeles and nearly all of the top 20 markets across the country. -- Comcast would become a national gatekeeper of the Internet with control over half of the...

Tell Obama to protect bees from toxic pesticides before it's too late

Bees are responsible for 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat, but they are being wiped out by the widespread use of systemic insecticides, like neonicotinoids. It’s well past time for the United States to step up and curb the impacts of these pesticides on our bees and our environment. As the White House Pollinator Health Task Force finalizes strategies to best safeguard bee populations, we urge you to ensure that these bee-toxic pesticides are swiftly and decisively addressed.

Tell Grapevine Animal Shelter to Allow Pit Bull Adoptions

Grapevine Animal Shelter is forced to adhere to city law to not allow Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes to be adopted. These dogs have little to no exposure and are not listed on the website, so it is a death sentence. Please ask Grapevine City Council to reconsider allowing the adoptions of these kind dogs.

Medicaid expansion in Missouri

Please expand Medicaid coverage in Missouri to all non-Medicare eligible individuals under age 65 whose incomes are up to 133% of the federal poverty level. Expansion not only provides needed healthcare to Missourians; it also helps rural hospitals and medical professionals and means that costly emergency room services will not be inefficiently used to provide care for these people.

Governor Abbott: Grant Clemency to Rodney Reed

Rodney Reed is literally fighting for his life from Texas death row. The state is planning on executing him on March 5th --- but WE have other plans! We are calling on the Governor to grant Rodney clemency, we asking that ALL DNA testing be done on pieces of evidence that have never been tested, and we are asking that this (and every!) execution be halted! More info at: http://www.nodeathpenalty.org/ http://justice4rodneyreed.org/

Bring pets inside

Currently in New York State there is not a law preventing animal owners from leaving pets outside in extreme weather as long as there is shelter on the property. A dog house will not do much sheltering in such brutal cold.

GOP: Put your paychecks on the line

Members of Congress have a responsibility to govern in the best interests of their constituents, not spin up crises that risk the well-being of our nation. Any GOP member who blocks funding for the Department of Homeland Security by refusing to pass a clean spending bill should forgo their own salary until the standoff is resolved.

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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)