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Oregon—Stop the approval of GMO apples!

USDA should not approve the genetically engineered Arctic Apple. If approved by USDA, genetically engineered apples could end up everywhere from school lunches to grocery stores, posing risks to our health, our environment and apple farmers across the U.S. Unlabeled genetically engineered apples could contaminate conventional and organic foods including fruit slices, juice, baby foods or applesauce -- products predominantly consumed by children and babies, who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects. GMO apples may contaminate nearby organic and conventional apple orchards and could potentially cause valuable export markets to reject U.S. grown apples, as happened in...

Colorado—Stop the approval of GMO apples!

USDA should not approve the genetically engineered Arctic Apple. If approved by USDA, genetically engineered apples could end up everywhere from school lunches to grocery stores, posing risks to our health, our environment and apple farmers across the U.S. Unlabeled genetically engineered apples could contaminate conventional and organic foods including fruit slices, juice, baby foods or applesauce -- products predominantly consumed by children and babies, who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects. GMO apples may contaminate nearby organic and conventional apple orchards and could potentially cause valuable export markets to reject U.S. grown apples, as happened in...

We denounce the Koch Brothers

We, citizens of the United States, denounce you, Charles and David Koch, for using your vast wealth -- more than the combined wealth of the bottom 40 percent of Americans -- to corrupt our democracy. You are thereby undermining the most precious gift we possess, our democratic system of government. You deserve to be shamed and condemned by all Americans.

Washington—Stop the approval of GMO apples!

USDA should not approve the genetically engineered Arctic Apple. If approved by USDA, genetically engineered apples could end up everywhere from school lunches to grocery stores, posing risks to our health, our environment and apple farmers across the U.S. Unlabeled genetically engineered apples could contaminate conventional and organic foods including fruit slices, juice, baby foods or applesauce -- products predominantly consumed by children and babies, who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects. GMO apples may contaminate nearby organic and conventional apple orchards and could potentially cause valuable export markets to reject U.S. grown apples, as happened in...

URGENT: Stop Congress from Rubber-Stamping Fracked Gas Exports!

The oil and gas industry is using the crisis in Ukraine as an excuse to pressure Congress to rubber stamp approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. But gas exports won't help the situation in Eastern Europe. It’s just a ploy by the oil and gas industry to increase fracking and export U.S. fracked gas to the highest bidder abroad, while causing irreparable damage to our climate and to water, air and health here at home. Protect our communities and climate – not big oil and gas industry profits.

Stop Xcel's Energy Savings Rollback

In Colorado, Xcel Energy is proposing to roll back their energy savings goals by a third. Don't allow Xcel Energy to lower their energy savings goals. Xcel should do everything it can to reduce energy waste.

Oregon: Tell the EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

Dear Administrator McCarthy, Honey bees, native bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. Many fruits and vegetables, including apples, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and broccoli, as well as almonds and coffee, rely on bees. These beneficial insects are critical in maintaining our diverse food supply. U.S. beekeepers have been consistently losing 40-100 percent of their hives. Widespread use of a new class of toxic pesticides, neonicotinoids, is a significant contributing factor. In addition to killing bees outright, research has shown that even low levels of these dangerous pesticides impair bees' ability...

Colorado: Tell the EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

Dear Administrator McCarthy, Honey bees, native bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. Many fruits and vegetables, including apples, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and broccoli, as well as almonds and coffee, rely on bees. These beneficial insects are critical in maintaining our diverse food supply. U.S. beekeepers have been consistently losing 40-100 percent of their hives. Widespread use of a new class of toxic pesticides, neonicotinoids, is a significant contributing factor. In addition to killing bees outright, research has shown that even low levels of these dangerous pesticides impair bees' ability...

Washington: Tell the EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

Dear Administrator McCarthy, Honey bees, native bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. Many fruits and vegetables, including apples, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and broccoli, as well as almonds and coffee, rely on bees. These beneficial insects are critical in maintaining our diverse food supply. U.S. beekeepers have been consistently losing 40-100 percent of their hives. Widespread use of a new class of toxic pesticides, neonicotinoids, is a significant contributing factor. In addition to killing bees outright, research has shown that even low levels of these dangerous pesticides impair bees' ability...

Tell Governor Paul LePage to not play politics with women’s health!

The Maine Legislature has passed an important bill that would expand access to birth control and preventative health services including breast and cervical cancer screenings for women with low income and it's headed to the Governor’s desk for his signature. Governor LePage needs to know that vetoing this bill is a step backward for women’s health. LD 1247, the Maine Women’s Health Initiative would ensure that Maine women have the resources to properly plan for their families while saving the state millions of dollars by reducing unintended pregnancy. This bill is a chance for Governor LePage to put politics aside...

California: Tell the EPA to ban bee-killing pesticides

Dear Administrator McCarthy, Honey bees, native bees and other pollinators are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. Many fruits and vegetables, including apples, blueberries, strawberries, carrots and broccoli, as well as almonds and coffee, rely on bees. These beneficial insects are critical in maintaining our diverse food supply. U.S. beekeepers have been consistently losing 40-100 percent of their hives. Widespread use of a new class of toxic pesticides, neonicotinoids, is a significant contributing factor. In addition to killing bees outright, research has shown that even low levels of these dangerous pesticides impair bees' ability...

Let us vote whether money is speech

The Supreme Court's decisions to let the rich buy as many politicians as they want is an outrage! Pass SB 1272 to demand a Constitutional amendment that overturns Citizens United and McCutcheon-- and that says once and for all that corporations aren't people, and money isn't speech.

Tell the FCC: Restore Net Neutrality

The D.C. Circuit’s decision in the Verizon vs. FCC case dealt a huge blow to the open Internet. Right now there is no one protecting Internet users from ISPs that block or discriminate against websites, applications, or services. Companies like Verizon will now be able to block or slow down any website, application, or service they like. And they’ll be able to create tiered pricing structures with fast lanes for those who can afford the tolls and slow lanes for everyone else. It’s time for the new FCC leadership to correct the agency’s past mistakes and to reassert the agency’s...

Eric Holder: Investigate Florida's New Voting Rule!

The Elections Department has quietly implemented a policy to close the bathrooms at all polling facilities, forcing voters, including those with disabilities, to choose between civil liberties and basic bodily functions. Please, join us in calling on U.S. Attorney General Eric holder to investigate this new Florida voting rule, and stop the GOP from even more ludicrous attempts at voter suppression!

Help Elizabeth Warren Change Wall Street and Pass the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

We urge you to co-sponsor and work for passage of the 21st-Century Glass Steagall Act. Like its New Deal-era namesake, this bill would erect a wall between traditional banks and the risky world of investment banks and hedge funds. More than five years after the financial crisis, the biggest banks are bigger than ever, and still engaged in large-scale financial speculation. Not enough has been done to end their "Heads I win, tails the public loses" practices. This legislation would make banks less massive and complex, and curtail their ability to use government guarantees to fuel Wall Street speculation. It...

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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: Larry Summers Won't Head The Fed

When news hit that Larry Summers, famed for helping to craft the policies that caused the recession, was the front-runner for chair of the Federal Reserve, Robert Naiman of the organization Just Foreign Policy, The Other 98%, and MoveOn member Aaron Camp created MoveOn Petitions telling President Obama to leave Summers out of the running. (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)

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VICTORY: Senate Saves Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - the agency championed by Senator Elizabeth Warren to be a voice for consumers in Washington - was endangered when Republicans in Congress refused to reconfirm Richard Cordray, the bureau's widely respected first director. That's why James Lardner of Americans for Financial Reform created a MoveOn Petition to the U.S. Senate, asking them to allow an up-or-down vote on Cordray's nomination. (Read More)