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Boy Scouts speech

We the undersigned ask the Boy Scouts of America to release a statement recognizing that it will stay true to its spirit as a national organization where efforts are made for all to feel welcome and that the explicitly partisan rhetoric of Donald Trump's speech, such as encouraging "boos" of his predecessor, was wrong.

Kraft: Get rid of any sources of toxic, hormone-disrupting chemicals in food!

Kraft cheese is America’s biggest cheese brand by far. But most people don’t know that some of Kraft’s cheese products may contain toxic chemicals called phthalates. In fact, phthalates were in eight of the nine items of individual Kraft cheese products we tested, including its iconic Macaroni and Cheese. Phthalates are also found in other products, and many experts believe that even small exposures may contribute to elevated risk. My son was born with a genital birth defect. No one can say for sure what caused it or that the foods I ate while pregnant played any part, but this...

AARP, Stop Funding ALEC

AARP: stop funding ALEC -- a lobbying group that directly harms your members. ALEC attacks healthcare for seniors and blocks climate action, endangering our grandchildren’s future.

COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED - TAKE ACTION: Our Marine Monuments and Sanctuaries are Under Attack

The country’s marine national monuments are home to a tremendous diversity and richness of ocean life and are of significant scientific, historic and cultural value. Designated under the Antiquities Act, the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, Papahānaumokuākea, Pacific Remote Islands, Rose Atoll, and Marianas Trench Marine National Monuments constitute the first generation of blue parks bestowed on our nation. Marine sanctuaries protect our valuable natural marine resources, promote sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation, and support commercial and recreational fishing businesses. Great examples are: Monterey Bay, Cordell Bank, the Channel Islands, and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries off the California coast, as...

Save Amtrak

We, the undersigned, urge Congress to reject the proposed elimination of all long distance Amtrak passenger train service by the Trump administration. If enacted, hundreds of small communities across the US would lose their last means of low cost public transportation to the outside world.

Make Trumpcare Mandatory for Congress

Should the Republicans in the U.S. Congress pass Trumpcare, legally make members of Congress, their staffs, and their respective families eligible ONLY for individual insurance plans offered through Trumpcare insurance exchanges, without any additional benefits or subsidies provided by the U.S. government. This group must personally experience the effects of Trumpcare and be barred from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

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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)