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Take 'em ALL down: Remove every Confederate symbol in America

We cannot allow these terrorists to stop our work. We must take down the symbols of the Confederacy from any place of honor. Confederate statues must be rightfully recognized as a symbol of white supremacy and its current political power. Terrorists in Charlottesville were willing to kill in the name of their symbols, we must be determined to persist in the face of this white supremacist terror. Take em ALL down!

Crack down on the killing of protected sharks

A shark researcher recently identified a coordinated effort by shark fisherman to flout conservation laws–potentially including the Endangered Species Act. Investigate and prosecute the killing of protected species!

Nebraska: Reject Keystone-XL Route!

The Nebraska Public Service Commission must reject the TransCanada request to route the Keystone-XL pipeline through the farmlands, native nations, and beautiful natural scenery of Nebraska.

Don't Pardon Joe Arpaio

This man defied Federal Law. A pardon of Arpaio will feed the alt-right and give other law enforcement officers implied permission that they too can break the law as they see fit especially when it comes to people of color.

Feces, hair and toenails in pork? No thanks, President Trump!

Food safety is important for all of us! Don't let President Trump and meat industry lobbyists get away with the Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection Rule (MSSI). It would prevent food inspectors from adequately inspecting food; injure plant workers; and lead to inhumane treatment of animals!

Protect the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act is the benchmark by which other nations measure efforts to prevent extinction. It boasts a remarkable 99% success record and enjoys wide bipartisan support. The Endangered Species Act has helped to prevent the extinction of our nation's symbol, the bald eagle, the grizzly bear, gray whale, peregrine falcon, and many other species. It is a critical tool in ensuring that the nation we leave for our children is not one without the plants, fish, and animals that we share space with today. Please maintain the Endangered Species Act in its current form and oppose any attempts...

Remove Bannon, Gorka and Miller from White House

We, the undersigned, believe that the presence of white supremacists Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka, and Stephen Miller in the White House is fueling white supremacist violence across the country and demand that they be removed from their positions as well as the federal payroll immediately.

Not another Charlottesville tragedy in Gainesville. Stop the Hate!

A leader of a white nationalist organization, who participated in the violent Charlottesville, Virginia rallies Saturday, is arranging to speak at UF next month. Richard Spencer, the president of the National Policy Institute, an organization that lobbies for the “people of European descent in the United States,” is attempting to speak at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at an unknown time Sept. 12, said UF spokesperson Janine Sikes. Spencer was behind the white supremacy “Unite the Right” rally at the University of Virginia Saturday that ended with one person killed and 19 more injured after a participant ran...

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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)