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Enterprise: Drive away from ALEC

Live up to your own values of sustainability by cutting all ties immediately with ALEC, an extreme right-wing lobbying group that denies climate change and blocks climate action.

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...

Department of Homeland Security: Stop Using Private Prisons Now!

The Department of Justice recently announced that it would phase out the use of 13 private prisons due to safety and security concerns. However, the Department of Homeland Security is the biggest client of private prison corporations, using their facilities to hold immigrants in unconstitutional and inhumane conditions. We demand that the Department of Homeland Security terminate its use of private prisons immediately!

President Obama and DHS: Stop paying for-profit companies to lock up immigrants.

We demand the Department of Homeland Security follow the DOJ’s lead and stop paying corporations to lock up immigrants. The DOJ’s decision to phase out private prisons reflects a growing consensus that mass incarceration is out of control and imprisoning people for profit is wrong. It's an important step forward – but it doesn't affect most federal private prison contracts, which are handed out by the Department of Homeland Security to lock up immigrants, often in horrific and abusive conditions. If you don't want to be known as leaders who helped prison companies profit from suffering and neglect, you need...

SWFL Clean Water Movement

Our once-pristine waters are being poisoned by Lake Okeechobee runoff. Even mainstream media Beaches closures, algae-infested rivers, businesses going under, and tourist dollars lost

Stop the Dow-DuPont megamerger

This merger is clearly just a way for DuPont to line Wall Street pockets while hiding the money they owe for poisoning us with C-8. It is your duty to protect us from greedy corporations and ensure that our lives are valued as much as the lives of DuPont shareholders.

Obama: Cancel the 8/24 fossil fuel auction in New Orleans

The August 24th fossil fuel auction in the New Orleans Superdome comes on the heels of one of the worst climate disasters since Superstorm Sandy--unprecedented "1,000 year" floods in Louisiana. It's unconscionable and unacceptable to let it move forward. The fossil fuel auction in the New Orleans Superdome on August 24 comes on the heels of one of the worst climate disasters since Superstorm Sandy–unprecedented "1,000-year" floods in Louisiana. It's unconscionable and unacceptable to let it move forward.

No new offshore oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico

The pending lease sale of nearly 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas drilling will put Gulf residents, the environment, and the fight to battle climate change at serious risk. Stop the sale of offshore oil leases in the Gulf of Mexico immediately

Stop the H.R.5714 - Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

The Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 is another hostile attack on America's mail delivery service. It puts major restrictions on door-to-door delivery on new construction nationwide. It forces the post office to move its employees into Medicare at age 65 after the USPS has endured years of pre-funding retiree benefits at a pace seen nowhere in the public or private section.

Fire 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 fired and barred from working in the police department ever again.

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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)