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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.

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...

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.

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!

Tell the Department of Education to Fire Sallie Mae/Navient

We the undersigned, demand that the Department of Education fire Sallie Mae/Navient and review all contracts with student loan companies that do business with the federal government. The Department must take serious efforts to keep “bad actors” accountable for scamming students; lucrative loan servicing contracts should only be given to companies that hold the interests of student loan borrowers first. (Better yet, let’s make college FREE and fire all contractors). We urge the Department of Education to take immediate action, now!

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...

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...

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.

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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)