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We denounce the Koch Brothers

We, citizens of the United States, denounce you, Charles and David Koch, for using your vast wealth -- more than the combined wealth of the bottom 40 percent of Americans -- to corrupt our democracy. You are thereby undermining the most precious gift we possess, our democratic system of government. You deserve to be shamed and condemned by all Americans.

Washington—Stop the approval of GMO apples!

USDA should not approve the genetically engineered Arctic Apple. If approved by USDA, genetically engineered apples could end up everywhere from school lunches to grocery stores, posing risks to our health, our environment and apple farmers across the U.S. Unlabeled genetically engineered apples could contaminate conventional and organic foods including fruit slices, juice, baby foods or applesauce -- products predominantly consumed by children and babies, who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects. GMO apples may contaminate nearby organic and conventional apple orchards and could potentially cause valuable export markets to reject U.S. grown apples, as happened in...

Stop Xcel's Energy Savings Rollback

In Colorado, Xcel Energy is proposing to roll back their energy savings goals by a third. Don't allow Xcel Energy to lower their energy savings goals. Xcel should do everything it can to reduce energy waste.

URGENT: Stop Congress from Rubber-Stamping Fracked Gas Exports!

The oil and gas industry is using the crisis in Ukraine as an excuse to pressure Congress to rubber stamp approval of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. But gas exports won't help the situation in Eastern Europe. It’s just a ploy by the oil and gas industry to increase fracking and export U.S. fracked gas to the highest bidder abroad, while causing irreparable damage to our climate and to water, air and health here at home. Protect our communities and climate – not big oil and gas industry profits.

Mariano’s: Label GMOs

I support GMO labels. Mariano’s should take the lead in Illinois and start labeling store-brand products that contain GMOs. Consumers have a right to make healthy, responsible, and informed choices about the food we eat.

Stop the Monsanto "Dream Bill"

I urge you to reject Rep. Pompeo's bill that preempts state's rights to require labeling of genetically engineered foods, or GMOs. This bill is supported by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents Monsanto, Coca Cola, Nestle and other companies which want to restrict states and Congress from requiring GMO labels. I urge you to reject this industry bill and instead require GMO labels for all foods.

Sign the Petition to Gov. Jindal

Gov. Jindal, Last time I checked, abortion is still legal. Making it harder for women to get abortion isn’t going to change women’s minds – it’s only going to endanger them and get Louisiana a lot of negative media publicity, just like what’s happening in Texas. Don’t make Louisiana the next Texas.

Washington State Legislators and Governor Inslee: Increase access to affordable dental care!

Steve McNall, of Lacey, Washington, lost his life to an infected tooth—because he couldn’t get affordable dental care. You can help prevent this tragedy from happening again. Without dental care, many children and adults live in pain, miss school or work and in extreme cases, face life-threatening emergencies—and like Steve, even death. More and more people get in line for charity care, or seek costly and temporary relief in emergency rooms. It doesn’t have to be this way. In other states, mid-level dental providers—trained professionals that work with a dentist to provide routine services—are helping to close the gap between...

Shut Down For Profit Prisons in Washington State

The GEO Group that runs the ICE Detention Center in Tacoma has a long history of abuse and using their money to influence politicians and laws to create anti-immigrant legislation to create more prisoners to increase their profits paid for by taxpayer dollars. We ask that our state leaders put a stop to this corruption and profiteering.

Stop Predatory Overcharges for ER Visits

I urge you to sponsor legislation requiring subcontracted medical practitioners at ERs to accept insurance payments paid at the in-network rate as payment in full for their services. This legislation will stop predatory billing that exceeds reasonable and customary charges.

ASK POPE FRANCIS TO STAND UP AGAINST INCOME INEQUALITY IN AMERICA

Los Angeles is one of America’s low wage capitals. 46 percent of all workers in Los Angeles are earning poverty wages. As a world leader and champion of the poor, there is no one more fitting than you to shine light on a growing crisis that plagues our communities. We ask you to come to Los Angeles, meet with low wage workers and take a stand against income inequality in America.

Expand Medicaid Coverage in North Carolina

We, the undersigned, urge the North Carolina House and Governor McCrory to consider the positive effects of Medicaid expansion on North Carolina communities, and not follow the North Carolina Senate in its intention to reject billions of health care dollars that are much needed in our state.

Oregon—Stop the approval of GMO apples!

USDA should not approve the genetically engineered Arctic Apple. If approved by USDA, genetically engineered apples could end up everywhere from school lunches to grocery stores, posing risks to our health, our environment and apple farmers across the U.S. Unlabeled genetically engineered apples could contaminate conventional and organic foods including fruit slices, juice, baby foods or applesauce -- products predominantly consumed by children and babies, who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects. GMO apples may contaminate nearby organic and conventional apple orchards and could potentially cause valuable export markets to reject U.S. grown apples, as happened in...

Colorado—Stop the approval of GMO apples!

USDA should not approve the genetically engineered Arctic Apple. If approved by USDA, genetically engineered apples could end up everywhere from school lunches to grocery stores, posing risks to our health, our environment and apple farmers across the U.S. Unlabeled genetically engineered apples could contaminate conventional and organic foods including fruit slices, juice, baby foods or applesauce -- products predominantly consumed by children and babies, who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects. GMO apples may contaminate nearby organic and conventional apple orchards and could potentially cause valuable export markets to reject U.S. grown apples, as happened in...

Prisons for profit

Prisons for profit make more money keeping people locked up than they do releasing them. This is wrong. A prison should be glad to put someone back on the street after they've served their time. Let's go back to state (or federal) run prisons and get the profit out of incarceration. I'm ashamed that we're the number one incarcerator in the western world.

Keep Washington State Parks funded and functional

Washington State Parks have been taking massive hits for years now. Park Rangers are being cut left and right and those that remain are being given more responsibilities than ever, often at a lower wage with less benefits. And sadly, some local parks have been forced to close. National Parks are a gleaming treasure in our country. Let's make them a priority.

Ban For-Profit Private Prisons in Washington State

Prisons should be non profit organizations with a primary goal of rehabilitation through education,they should not profit from re offenders and high arrest rates.We ask that our state leaders put an end to this incentive to incarcerate more people and for longer periods of time in order to fill a quota.

moratorium on all new oil by rail permits

Ask Governor Inslee for a moratorium on all new oil-by-rail permits until thorough, cumulative studies (full Environmental Impact Statements) are conducted on all safety, health, and environmental impacts from transporting oil by rail through our communities.

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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: Larry Summers Won't Head The Fed

When news hit that Larry Summers, famed for helping to craft the policies that caused the recession, was the front-runner for chair of the Federal Reserve, Robert Naiman of the organization Just Foreign Policy, The Other 98%, and MoveOn member Aaron Camp created MoveOn Petitions telling President Obama to leave Summers out of the running. (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)

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VICTORY: Senate Saves Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - the agency championed by Senator Elizabeth Warren to be a voice for consumers in Washington - was endangered when Republicans in Congress refused to reconfirm Richard Cordray, the bureau's widely respected first director. That's why James Lardner of Americans for Financial Reform created a MoveOn Petition to the U.S. Senate, asking them to allow an up-or-down vote on Cordray's nomination. (Read More)