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President Obama: Prevent Trump's Muslim Registry

President Obama must immediately revoke the regulatory framework of the Bush-era registry program called National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), which predominantly targeted Muslim immigrants based on their countries of origin. In the hands of Donald Trump, this program can potentially be used to target, register, and deport Muslims--on a much larger scale than previously implemented. This is the moment to shut this program down once and for all and to resist any new effort.

Tell Congress: Don't let Big Pharma hijack the 21st Century Cures Act

We need to invest in medical innovation in America -- and Congress has spent years negotiating a pretty decent bill. But in the final days of this Congress, that 21st Century Cures bill has been hijacked by Big Pharma and big Republican donors. Tell the House and the Senate to stand up to Big Pharma and vote NO on this bill until we get a better deal on the 21st Century Cures Act.

Oregon: Fund education not executions!

Governor Brown recently announced the state budget which includes tax increases and service cuts to make up for a huge $1.7 billion dollar deficit. Meanwhile, a recent report found Oregon spends twice as much on incarceration as it does on college and our high school graduation rate is the third worst in the nation. A new study shows Oregon spends tens of millions of dollars on a death penalty system that isn't used. There hasn't been an execution in almost 20 years! We should free up the millions spent on this system and put it towards other priority issues facing...

Tell U.S. Mayors: Protect Undocumented Immigrants - Declare Your City a Sanctuary of Safety! #HereToStay

Trump has said he will deport millions, and anti-immigrant harassment is already out of control. It is time to declare America’s cities as sanctuaries of safety and not allow local police to do the work of immigration agents. If your city is not already, declare it a sanctuary city. And if it is, commit to do everything in your power to maintain your sanctuary status and protect your undocumented residents from a Trump administration.

Abolish the Electoral College

Amend the constitution to abolish the Electoral College. Hold presidential elections based on popular vote. One person one vote to determine the one leader who is supposed to answer to all the people of the country.

Launch a federal investigation into Donald Trump's conflicts of interest

President-elect Donald Trump is refusing to adequately address his unprecedented conflicts of interest and put his assets into a blind trust. House Oversight Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was ready for "years" of investigations into a potential Clinton administration. Now, he must turn that same level of scrutiny on President-elect Trump and conduct a full investigation into his financial holdings, root out any potential conflicts of interest, and hold him accountable. Tell the chair of the House Oversight Committee to hold investigations unless President-elect Trump puts his assets into a blind trust.

Fight back against any and all anti-environmental attacks by the Trump administration and polluting leadership

This is my pledge to Donald Trump and the Republican leadership: I am ready to fight, day in and day out, to make sure I do everything in my power to protect the planet I love. I pledge to fight back against Trump when he caves to polluter's demands. I pledge to fight back against attacks on efforts to cut carbon pollution like the Paris Climate Agreement and Clean Power Plan. I pledge to defend our treasured public lands.

Tell Donald Trump Myron Ebell is Unacceptable for the EPA

Dear President-Elect Trump, Climate change is affecting our lives much sooner than we expected, from public health risks to extreme weather and even our national security. Your decision to tap climate-denier Myron Ebell to lead the EPA transition – a man who rejects science and laughs in the face of this serious threat to Americans nationwide – is dangerous and irresponsible. You promised to be a president for the people and it’s time to make good on that promise. I urge you not to nominate to Myron Ebell to be EPA Administrator and remove him as the leader of the...

Tell President-elect Trump: Drop Steve Mnuchin

Throughout your campaign for president, you promised to "drain the swamp" of Washington and Wall Street insiders — which is why your appointment of Steve Mnuchin comes as a surprise to working families. Americans don't want the same Wall Street bankers rigging the system. I urge you to drop your appointment of Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary immediately.

Stop Steve Bannon

Members of Congress must stop Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as a White House chief strategist and senior counsel. There is no place for a white supremacist, anti-Semitic misogynist in the White House.

Take Arctic and Atlantic drilling off the table for good

Dear President Obama, Thank you for protecting the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans from the risks of offshore drilling for the next five years! This is a big win for our oceans. Unfortunately, Big Oil and Donald Trump will almost certainly keep up their attacks until they gain access to the Arctic and Atlantic oceans for drilling -- you have the opportunity to stop them now using your authority to permanently protect our oceans. No president has done more to address climate change and you've protected more lands and water than any president in history. Now please seize this opportunity to...

Demand President-Elect Trump Include Climate Action in His Presidency

Dear President-elect Trump, Deny it or don’t, climate change is here, it’s real, and it’s already threatening the basic fabric of American life: our health, our economy, our national security, our public lands and parks, and our future. The overwhelming majority of Americans believe in climate change and support a transition to clean, renewable energy. I urge you to include climate action as a major part of your administration during the next four years and build on the progress our nation has made because of President Obama. The very future of our planet depends on it.

"Day One, My First Hour in Office, Those People Are Gone" Support Sanctuary Cities

The random selection of people of color or religion, many having lived in the U.S. all of their lives, are in danger of being uprooted overnight, sent to jail-like detention centers, and deported with nothing but the clothes on their backs; their families torn apart. They will be subject to being detained and ID'd to determine their legal status or religious belief. They can be detained indefinitely. The vast majority have no one advocating on their behalf, so the process may take years. Cities are mandated to enforce local laws; they are not mandated to enforce federal immigration laws. 200...

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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)