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Let Matthew Eledge Teach

Skutt Catholic High School has decided to fire Matthew Eledge, an English teacher and Speech coach, after he and his partner got engaged late last year. Mr. Eledge is an exceptional teacher with impeccable performance evaluations, four state speech championships, and is beloved by parents, students, and peers. We are calling on Skutt Catholic to end this employment discrimination against Mr. Eledge and all future faculty immediately.

Ban Guns from college campuses

Guns have no place in institutions of learning. Their presence will simply cause more gun deaths and injuries in a country that already has far too many. Despite this, Texas legislators are contemplating a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses. Vote with your signature to stop such a travesty.

Keep concealed weapons permits!

The Maine Legislature is considering a bill (LD 652) to allow people to carry concealed, loaded guns without a permit. The law requiring permits is in place to ensure that a minimum level of screening exists before allowing an individual to carry a concealed weapon. We, the citizens of Maine, implore you to keep the concealed weapons permit practice in place and oppose LD 652.

Say No to Monsanto's Dream Bill!

I urge you to reject Representative Mike Pompeo's "Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act" (H.R.1599), which would prohibit states from requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods, or GMOs. This bill, which is being promoted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, would prevent states from requiring GMO labels at any time. In fact, this bill is so anti-consumer it is commonly referred to as the "Deny Americans the Right to Know (or DARK) Act." I urge you to reject this industry bill. We have a right to know what is in our food so that we can make informed choices about...

Tell Congress to Stop "NAFTA on Steroids"—Reject Fast Track for the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a huge and dangerous trade deal that would give big corporations even more power than they already have and hurt American jobs. And its supporters are pushing for fast track authority, to rush it through Congress with minimal scrutiny. The public deserves to know the details of this agreement, which has been negotiated in secret, and Congress should not be rushed into approving a trade deal that has been called "NAFTA on steroids."[1] Say no to fast track for the TPP. Protect American jobs and side with American interests over corporate interests.

Tell Food Companies to Reject the GE apple!

Despite public opposition, USDA has just approved Okanagan Specialty Fruit’s genetically engineered (GE), non-browning “Arctic” apple. The apple is meant to be sold pre-sliced in supermarkets and food service establishments. I strongly object to this GE product and ask that your company reject Arctic apples. Unlabeled GE apples could find their way into non-GE fruit slices, juice, baby foods, or apple sauce - products predominantly consumed by children and babies who are at increased risk for any adverse health effects. Pre-sliced apples are already a frequently recalled food product. Once the whole fruit is sliced, it has an increased risk...

Support Social Security in 2016

79% of likely voters – Democrats, Republicans and Independents – support Social Security expansion. Democrats have THE ISSUE to run on in 2016. Tell all Democratic presidential candidates to rally the American people and stand with us in saying: Expand, don’t cut Social Security!

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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)