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GOP Candidates: Respond to the Zika virus by supporting access to universal contraception

The growing public health crisis posed by the spread of the Zika virus demands the urgent attention of leaders at all levels of government, including those who seek our nation's highest office. Tell the GOP frontrunner candidates who each come from states where the Zika virus has been detected to support universal contraceptive coverage and a woman's ability to access the tools she needs to delay a pregnancy if she chooses.

Right to Work Is Wrong for New Mexico

Right to work is wrong for New Mexico, and I’m calling on you to oppose it. This bill will make it easier to cut our wages and benefits, send our jobs overseas and weaken health and safety protections at our workplaces. Vote NO on right to work.

TAKE ACTION: Stop Old-Growth Clear-Cutting in the Tongass National Forest

As someone who cares about protecting America's rainforest for future generations, I strongly urge the U.S. Forest Service to put a quick end to large-scale old-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest. The draft forest plan is completely inconsistent with USDA's May 2010 announcement to quickly transition the Tongass away from the large-scale old-growth logging that has already damaged this extraordinary public treasure. More logging jeopardizes fish and wildlife species that depend on the Tongass old-growth habitat. Delegates to the Paris climate talks identified protecting the Earth's forests as one of the most important means of curbing the damaging effects...

Stop ALEC's Constitutional Conspiracy

I'm taking a stand against this backroom attack on our Constitution and the short-sighted balanced budget amendment. I pledge to educate lawmakers and my fellow citizens about the threat of a runaway constitutional convention and take action together to stop it in my state!

ICE: Let Pedro, Yefry, and Oscar go!

We the signers of this petition demand that the Department of Homeland Security set free Yefry Sorto (A# 206-766-187), Oscar Hernandez (A# 206-726-251), and Pedro Salmerón (A# 206-794-982). Schools and locations associated with them are considered safe places for young people and students. Bus stops, like schools should be safe zones for young people, free of persecution or feeling terrorized. It is inappropriate that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeted these young students at school bus stops on their way to school or on their way to work. These young men came to this country fleeing dangerous conditions in their...

Respect UN, Drop US Espionage Case Against Julian Assange

Following the decision of the UN working group on arbitrary detention that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is being arbitrarily detained in London, we call on the U.S. government to drop all threats of prosecution against Assange and WikiLeaks for publishing U.S. government documents, and to commit to not seek Assange's extradition to the United States.

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas from Rosemont Mine

Please evaluate the damage that the Rosemont Mine will do to the watershed, all the animals which live in it and the poisoned water that will leach into wells in the greater Santa Rita area. Balance that against the profits which will go to Canada, and the few jobs that will be available to local residents. Join with Save the Scenic Santa Ritas to deny Rosemont entry into the area.

Tell the FCC: Reject the Charter / Time Warner Cable (TWC) Merger

I’m calling on the FCC to reject the proposed merger between Charter and Time Warner Cable. The cable and telecom industry is already too consolidated. The proposed deal would further reduce competition and choices for consumers, likely leading to higher prices and poorer service. Further consolidation of the industry would hit Latinos and other underserved communities particularly hard.

Protect gray wolves from killings by Wildlife Services

Wildlife Services is a standalone federal extermination program run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that kills roughly 4 million animals per year, including wolves, grizzly bears, otters, foxes, coyotes, and birds. Just weeks after our landmark courtroom victory against Wildlife Services in Washington state, we have filed another lawsuit challenging its authority to kill any of the 81 gray wolves remaining in Oregon. With Oregon's wolf population just beginning to recover, we cannot allow an out-of-control federal agency to play any role in managing these threatened animals. Please join us in condemning the shameful killings of Wildlife Services and...

Ban Big Pharma Ads from Television

In April 1970, Congress passed the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act banning the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio starting on January 2nd, 1971. It's time to force the hand of Big Pharma, and ban all forms of prescription drug advertising from the airwaves, radio and print.

Say NO to the huge methanol refinery proposed for the heart of Tacoma

The 3.4 billion dollar methanol refinery, proposed by NW Innovation Works (owned by the Chinese government) is estimated to use 10,000 gallons of fresh water each minute and enough electricity to power 320,000 households. Also used in the chemical process are huge amounts of fracked natural gas pumped in via pipeline. The sole purpose for this methanol would be to make more plastics in China. Meanwhile our recycled plastics are not reused by the industry, and most end up in landfills. Methanol is highly volatile at room temperature and methanol refinery explosions are a real danger. Nearby residents and the...

Something Smells in the Iowa Democratic Party -- The IDP Must Act Quickly to Assure the Accuracy of the Caucus Results

We agree with the Des Moines Register. During this year's caucus, too many accounts have arisen of inconsistent counts, untrained and overwhelmed volunteers, confused voters, cramped precinct locations, a lack of voter registration forms and other problems. The Iowa Democratic Party must work with all the campaigns to audit results, break silly party tradition, release the raw vote totals, and provide a list of each precinct coin flip and its outcome.

Governor Kasich: Veto HB 294

We urge you to veto Ohio House Bill 294, which will redirect funds for infant mortality prevention, HIV testing, breast and cervical cancer testing, and programs under the Violence Against Women Act. The removal of this funding will not decrease abortions, but rather, would have a negative impact on the health of our communities.

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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)