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Revoke Wall Street's License to Steal

We call on your financial institution to remove the forced arbitration requirements from your contracts with customers. Forced arbitration functions as a license to steal that makes it impossible for customers to hold you accountable in court if you break the law. Honor our rights and stop using forced arbitration.

Save the Newport Rescue Helicopter

Newport, Oregon is the is one of the highest catch ports in the US, and a huge recreational, merchant, research and NOAA port. The Coast Guard rescue helicopter is being relocated between 90 and 130 miles away. This move is the result of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 and will jeopardize the lives of our commercial and recreational fleet. This decision can not stand. Help keep our fisherpeople safe.

Woman's voice silenced by gun laws!

Don’t let gun laws stifle free speech. No state should allow its gun laws to violate the First Amendment. Public institutions of higher education should have the ability to protect college students and all those who want to engage in a full and open discussion on important issues, like violence against women.

Seriously, Jimmy John’s? Stop trying to make it impossible for your workers to find new jobs!

We call on Jimmy John’s to end their oppressive non-compete policy that prevents sandwich makers and cooks from getting jobs at any place that makes sandwiches even years after leaving the company. It’s time for Jimmy John’s to stop treating workers like property and get rid of this policy – not to mention pay a living wage.

Less Testing, More Learning!

We the undersigned parents, caretakers, students, teachers, community members and taxpayers petition our governor, the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Massachusetts legislature to: * Place a moratorium on the high-stakes uses of state-mandated tests and * Begin a state-wide effort to design a better assessment system that can help our students reach their full potential in our democratic society.

Stop the Giveaway to Duke Energy

We urge you to defend the public by opposing a big giveaway to Duke Energy and other utilities. The NC Utilities Commission recently ruled that utilities can continue to charge us for taxes they no longer have to pay. That is clearly unfair. The Public Staff was created to defend the public from excessive corporate greed. Please take action in court or in other ways to stop this unfair giveaway of our money.

It is time for police reform nationwide!

Families across America urge the U.S. federal government to set a higher standard of policing by strengthening accountability mechanisms and securing critical reforms to end police brutality, biased racial profiling, and militarized policing targeting youth and communities of color across our nation.

Promote Healthy Farms

Illinois has some of the Midwest's weakest rules for pollution from factory farms. Restoring the programs that aid small farmers will help more local, sustainable farms grow and thrive.

Don't Frack Illinois!

We need to stop fracking to protect our environment and health. And the situation is urgent now, as the state just finalized weak rules that will green light fracking here in Illinois.

Stop DBI's Approvals of Harassment with Excessive Night Construction Noise Permitting

STOP ISSUING NIGHTTIME NOISY CONSTRUCTION PERMITS! Please stop harassing and harming the health of residents by allowing the Department of Building Inspections to prioritize the profits and project schedule timeline of construction work in the middle of the night over the health, safety, and well-being of the thousands of residents. Our health is NOT for sale! Normal construction work is allowed to occur between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. - a 13-hour long period of time that residents can accept in general. While the condo and apartment developers understandably want to maximize profits by working 17 hours or more per...

Protect our clean water!

All our waterways should be clean enough to drink from, fish from and swim in without risk of pollution -- from Jordan Lake to rivers like the Cape Fear and the Yadkin. Unfortunately, loopholes in the Clean Water Act have left many of our smaller waters unprotected, including those that feed and filter the drinking water for 117 million Americans. Thank you for taking a major step forward to restore Clean Water Act protections to America's streams and wetlands and for your commitment to protecting our waterways.

Cut Carbon Pollution from Power Plants

I urge you to move forward with limits on carbon pollution from existing coal-fired power plants. This pollution is the largest source of global warming pollution in America, and if we don't take action now, it will mean more heat waves, extreme weather, and dangerous sea level rise for future generations.

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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)