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STOP Bobcat and Wolf Fur Export!

President Obama, We urge you to publicly review the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s export program, which facilitates the export of thousands of bobcat and wolf pelts each year, and continues to operate without environmental oversight. To date, the Service has refused to carefully consider the environmental impacts of not only the bobcat and wolf pelt export, but the effect on other species that are also caught and killed in traps.

Add your name: We are the movement for Black lives

Our work remains undone until our lives are free of violence. That is the future we imagine. Until that day comes: * We pledge togetherness—we will not allow ourselves to be divided. * We pledge to allow our thinking and actions to be guided by love. * We pledge to bring courage and power into our communities, and stop their flow out. * We pledge not to be controlled by fear, but instead by our dreams.

Stand with Gov. Dayton and #BlackLivesMatter

Governor Dayton is under attack for speaking the truth: The data speak to a racial bias in police killings with people of color being killed at a rate disproportionate to their percentage of the population. Please support the governor's assertion and urge my your Minnesota state legislators to support police reform.

Arrest the police officer who shot Charles Kinsey

For too long, the police officers who shoot and attack Black men and woman have failed to be held responsible for their crimes. If the investigation confirms the facts that have been reported, the police officer who shot Charles Kinsey, an unarmed Florida therapist, must be arrested, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and barred from working in the police department ever again.

I work at the U.S. Senate, but I Slept on the Streets

The Democratic Platform Committee includes support for a Model Employer Executive Order—a critical initiative to protect low-wage workers. With the stroke of a pen, the next president could put 8 million low-wage federal contract workers like me on the path to the middle class.

Black Couple Taken from NC to TN to be Tried by All White Jury

You wouldn't believe it unless you realize that we are now living in the most racially charged society since 1968. Ricky and Trina Lanier were railroaded to a KKK district in Tennessee where only 5% black population and Confederate flags flew in parking lot of the courthouse. Denied a Jury of their peers and when a juror went outside to consult a DA from adjacent county the judge refused a new trial or even allow the Defense to question the jurors. Wrong is wrong and this bad. Attorney General Loretta Lynch needs to know about this case.

Justice for Alton Sterling

The Department of Justice must bring charges against the Baton Rouge police officers who killed Alton Sterling. Over and over again, we have been forced to witness the killings of Black people on video without any accountability. Local prosecutors have proven to be almost completely opposed to bringing charges against police. Now that the Department of Justice is leading the investigation, you have the authority to swiftly resolve this tragedy by prosecuting the officers who treated Alton Sterling's life with such disregard. Both you and President Obama have repeatedly emphasized the need to build trust between police and communities but...

TAKE ACTION: Get these hormone-disrupting chemicals out of our food!

I am deeply concerned that toxic chemicals called phthalates are allowed to be used as food additives. Exposure to this class of chemicals during pregnancy is linked to serious impairments to children's brains and to the reproductive systems of boys. Exposures during childhood are associated with developmental delays and serious learning disabilities. We must do a better job of protecting our children from chemicals. I urge the FDA to stop allowing toxic phthalates to be used as food additives. The brain development and reproductive capacity of a generation of children are on the line. Thank you for your consideration of...

End Superdelegates

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters are uniting to end superdelegates. The will of the voters should be decisive in determining the Democratic nominees for the country’s highest offices.

Schedule a Vote on the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

Both the Democrats and Republicans made re-instating Glass-Steagall a part of their party’s official platform. Congress must quickly back this up with action. The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act is a bipartisan bill to restore a modern version of Glass-Steagall. To fulfill the promise of the DNC and RNC platform language, the Chairs of the House Financial Services and Senate Banking Committees should move this legislation forward as soon as possible.

Keep Ferry Food Local!

Don't let the Washington State Ferries replace local companies with a multi-national corporation. Protect Washington small businesses and local jobs!

Tell Congress and Pres. Obama: Defund police that continue to kill Black people

Black people and their allies have been boldly advocating for police reform and accountability to end the unjust murders of Black people by police for years, but nothing is changing. We need you to use the power of the federal government to halt police departments that refuse to implement the reforms needed to protect Black lives. Our criminal justice system is not properly holding police accountable. We must defund police departments that employ officers who are quick to kill and condone practices that do not value Black life. Our nation, politicians and many police are in agreement that police departments...

No Tax Breaks for Private Prisons!

The Joint Committee on Taxation must end tax breaks for private prisons by revoking private prisons’ REIT Status. In 2013, GEO and CCA received Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) status, which creates a loophole for them and their investors to make billions in profit from incarcerating people of color and immigrants TAX-FREE! In the first year of their REIT status, CCA and GEO received almost $100 million in tax breaks. That $100 million should be reinvested in our communities, not sent to corporate prison CEOs and prison industry shareholders. The incarceration of immigrants and people of color should not be...

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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)