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Justice for Darrien! Stop Police Violence

Several days ago, a 22-year-old black man, Darrien Hunt, was shot multiple times in the back while running from Saratoga Springs, Utah, police officers. He was carrying a fake sword, so was, essentially, unarmed. He might as well have been carrying a stick. The officers, armed with ambiguous information, guns, AND Tasers, still shot and killed him. The details are sketchy. They have not provided answers to the family OR the community. The attorney general's office is reportedly investigating. It is TIME for change. This is a racist crime. Children of color are a huge minority in this state and...

Stop ISIS -- Peacefully!

To President Obama and the Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives: Before we commit to a limited, “support" troop reinvasion of Iraq, can we please hit the pause button and consider non-military options? Yes, ISIS, a brutal offshoot of al-Qaeda that stretches from the Mediterranean in northwest Syria to the Persian Gulf in southeast Iraq, needs to be stopped. The questions are how and by whom. The U.S. has many options. Will you exhaust them all before you send our men and women back into battle? Please consider the following 7 points to stop ISIS peacefully: 1....

Oregon: 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. These important creatures are an integral part of healthy ecosystems – but they continue to die off in dramatic numbers. Your recently-announced pollinator initiative is a step in the right direction, but we need to make sure this effort results in real protections for bees. We need to ban bee-killing pesticides now! A mounting body of scientific evidence points to one class of systemic insecticides — neonicotinoids (neonics) — as a key factor in bee declines. Neonics can kill bees outright, and at...

Tell President Obama: Stand up to Big Oil and stop exploding oil trains!

Over the last several years, the oil and rail industries have brought the growing threat of hazardous, flammable oil trains into the Main Streets and downtowns of millions of Americans. The Department of Transportation’s new draft safety rules on the rail transport of extremely volatile and flammable crude oil must be strong, enforceable, and protect all Americans -- not Big Oil's profits.

Urge Sen. Whitehouse to Reconsider his Support for Michael Boggs

Dear Sen. Whitehouse I'm so disappointed that you've decided to support the judicial nomination of Michael Boggs. His anti-choice, anti-LGBT, anti-civil rights record proves he has no place for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench. You can still do the right thing. Reconsider this nominee's troubling record and oppose this nomination.

President Obama: support a nuclear weapons-free world, as promised

The time has come to ban nuclear weapons, just as the other weapons of mass destruction have been banned. Any use of nuclear weapons--whether by accident, miscalculation or design--would have a devastating humanitarian impact and could lead to a nuclear war. President Obama, take the next step: send a United States delegation to constructively participate in the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons Conference, December, 2014 in Vienna.

Tell The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Protect the Threatened Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly population in North America has been shrinking at an alarming rate, largely because a significant portion of their breeding habitat is being destroyed by herbicides used on genetically engineered (GE) crops. Milkweeds are critical to the monarch’s survival because they are the only plants monarch larvae will eat, but they are being decimated by the rampant use of Roundup (glyphosate) used in conjunction with Monsanto’s Roundup Ready™ GE crops. Monarchs need urgent, comprehensive protection – the kind of protection only a listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) can provide. I urge you to grant Center for...

Wage Peace, Not War

Before the United States engages in further military action, I want you to answer my question: My question is just this: Why don't we try waging all-out peace instead of war? Until we wage all-out peace, I fear we will just continue to find reasons and enemies to fight wars. Peace is less costly in both blood and treasure and is its own reward.

Save Our Post Office Bend, OR

1. Stop the closure of the Bend, OR mail processing plant 2. Stop the closing of rural post offices in Oregon. 3. Keep 6 day delivery of mail in Oregon. 4. Return the postal service to the mail service standards prior to July 2012. 5. Repeal HR 6407 and cease pre-funding retiree healthcare benefits in the US Postal Service at the current levels.

Tell Costco: Say NO to GMO salmon

Dear Mr. Jelinek: Costco is known for its quality salmon and prides itself on its sustainable seafood policy. However, Costco is at risk of losing its credibility, and my business, if it does not commit to only carrying non-GMO salmon and seafood. A growing number of major grocery store chains, including Kroger and Safeway, have committed to not sell GMO salmon. More than 35,000 people have petitioned Costco asking it to keep GMO fish off its shelves, but it is still lagging behind its competition. Costco is one of the largest retailers of salmon and seafood in the US, and...

WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR $15 AN HOUR.

I support the striking fast food workers. It’s time to stop hiding behind your franchises and stop making excuses. It’s time to pay your workers $15 an hour so they can support their families without relying on public assistance.

Save Our Post Office Youngstown, OH

1. Stop the closure of the Youngstown, OH mail processing plant. 2. Stop the closing of rural post offices in Ohio. 3. Keep 6 day delivery of mail in Ohio. 4. Return the postal service to the mail service standards prior to July 2012. 5. Repeal HR 6407 and cease pre-funding retiree healthcare benefits in the US Postal Service at the current levels.

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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)