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Can We Talk, Senator Rubio? Please hold town hall meetings during the upcoming recess.

We, the unpaid organizers and unpaid participants in events and other calls to action, ask that you not attack and spread false information about regular citizens choosing to actively participate in democracy. We also respectfully request a town hall meeting to give the opportunity for concerned citizens of all party affiliations to better understand and clarify your positions and how you intend to represent the diverse people of the state of Florida.

Governor Baker: Offer Safety to Muslim Immigrants and Refugees

Give shelter to Muslim immigrants and refugees escaping persecution from the war-torn areas of the Middle East and Africa by declaring Massachusetts a safe space for the displaced persons impacted by Donald Trump's executive action titled, "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States."

Senator Portman, Host a Town Hall

Your constituents want to make their voices heard during the first congressional recess of the 115th Congress, but it's not easy to do if you do not host a town hall or other public event. You were elected to represent the people, so you should host an event to listen to what the public has to say!

Senator Isakson: Hold a Town Hall!

Your constituents ask that you hold a town hall in the metro Atlanta area and across Georgia, and that you personally attend the event. We also ask that you hold this town hall during the evening, so that all the hard-working people of Georgia can attend.

Sen. Ron Johnson: Wisconsin Wants Town Halls!

We demand that Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) make himself available to his constituents through publicized town halls and listening sessions during Congress's upcoming state work periods: Feb 20 - Feb 24; Mar 16 - Mar 17; and Apr 10 - Apr 21 .

Emergency! Don't let Donald Trump cut PBS Kids

Congress: Please block Donald Trump's plan to slash funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, endangering PBS Kids, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Dinosaur Train, Thomas and Friends, and other essential public programming for children.

Senators Cotton and Boozman: Host a public town hall

I am calling on Arkansas Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman to hold public town hall forums during the February 2017 Congressional recess so that the constituents they serve will have an opportunity to meet with them and discuss current events and issues of importance.

Sen Capito Town Hall Meeting: Hear Our Voices

Senator Shelley Moore Capito is not planning a Town Hall Meeting, but we have questions and concerns that cannot be addressed by her staff or by leaving voicemails. Tell Capito to hold a Town Hall Meeting. Send her a message that our voices WILL BE HEARD. Remind her she works for us.

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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)