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Boycott Monsanto!

Stand up to this out-of-control giant by voting with your dollar! Let's show Monsanto that we do not support GMO foods, that it is wrong to sue states and countries over their own legislation to ban or label GMOs, that the use of mass herbicides and pesticides is unsustainable, unhealthy, and unethical -- and that we as a people deserve healthy, honest food.

Tell President Obama to ban bee-killing pesticides

Dear President Obama, Thank you for calling national attention to the plight of bees and other pollinators. As you know, these important creatures provide critical services to our agricultural economy and are an integral part of healthy ecosystems. And they continue to die off in dramatic numbers. Bees are facing many challenges, including habitat loss, pathogens and pesticide exposure. A mounting body of scientific evidence points to one class of systemic insecticides -- neonicotinoids -- as a key factor in bee declines. Neonicotinoids can kill bees outright and, at sublethal doses, impair bees’ brain function and suppress their immune systems...

Protect Lake Superior! Request an Environmental Impact Statement from the Wisconsin DNR

We are formally requesting an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in order to afford the affected citizens of Bayfield County, as well as the general public, the ability to consider, participate in and comment on the anticipated impacts of the proposed Badgerwood LLC Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO). Specifically, we request that DNR conduct an EIS that fully complies with the environmental analysis and review procedures contained in the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act, Wis. Admin. Code § NR 150 et seq.

Stop the Comcast/Time Warner merger!

Tell the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and CA Attorney General Kamala Harris: "Please do all you can to stop the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger. If the merger is allowed to go through, Comcast will gain unprecedented market power and consumers can expect higher prices, fewer choices, and even worse customer service."

Require GMO Labeling: Don't Let Corporations Keep GMOs in the DARK

I urge you to support S. 511 and H.R. 913, the Boxer/DeFazio bills that would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). Please also reject any bill that would preempt states' rights to pass legislation requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. I am part of the 90% of voters who support requiring labels for GMOs. We have a right to know what is in our food so that we can make informed choices about the food we eat. Please listen to the vast majority of Americans, support mandatory labeling of all genetically engineered foods and reject any bill that...

Tell the CPUC and Attorney General Harris: Stop the Comcast-Time Warner merger!

Stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger! If the merger is allowed to go through, Comcast will gain unprecedented market power and Californians can expect higher prices, fewer choices, and even worse customer service: -- The merger would combine two companies that are consistently rated poorly by consumers for charging high prices and delivering lousy customer service. -- Comcast would control most of the California cable market and extend its dominance into Los Angeles and nearly all of the top 20 markets across the country. -- Comcast would become a national gatekeeper of the Internet with control over half of the...

Bring pets inside

Currently in New York State there is not a law preventing animal owners from leaving pets outside in extreme weather as long as there is shelter on the property. A dog house will not do much sheltering in such brutal cold.

Boycott Psychology Today for Supporting "Gay Conversion Therapy" Advertisements

Being LGBTQ is not a mental illness. The LGBTQ community does not need treatment to cure their sexuality, an idea rooted in prejudice and discrimination - they need support. The American Psychological Association has outright rejected the practice of “conversion therapy.” Conversion therapy is dangerous and can lead to increases in psychological problems like depression, substance abuse, shame, guilt, and suicide. By supporting advertisements for conversion therapy from practitioners of this fraudulent treatment, Psychology Today is lending credibility and implying support from the greater psychological community. Advertisements for conversion therapy have no place in Psychology Today or in any other...

Save endangered whales from reckless Navy warfare training

Military training is important to our national security--but it can and should be conducted in a manner that prevents harm to endangered wildlife. I am writing to urge you to update the five-year plan by the U.S. Navy for testing and training activities off Hawai'i and Southern California to conduct naval warfare training in a responsible manner and restrict dangerous activities in areas that are critical to marine mammals at the greatest risk of permanent injury and death. The Navy and National Marine Fisheries Service estimate that, over the plan's five-year period, training and testing activities will cause nearly 9.6...

Fast Food Chains: Say No to GMO Apples

I don't want to eat genetically engineered (GMO) apples! Please pledge to not sell the new, and untested, Arctic Golden or Arctic Granny apples. Genetically engineered foods are unlabeled, inadequately tested and potentially unsafe. The USDA has approved a new genetically engineered apple from Okanagan Specialty Fruits, but I do not want these apples. As the largest fast food-chain apple purchasers, I urge you to commit to not buy this GMO apple.

Tell Big Banks to Be Transparent About Executive Payouts

The AFL-CIO recently filed a shareholder proposal at your institution asking for more transparency regarding compensation package practices for executives who leave for high-level government jobs. You in turn asked the SEC for permission to omit the proposal so you can continue to keep the details of this practice secret. You should be willing to let shareholders and the public see all the facts and judge for themselves. Please drop your opposition to this proposal and give shareholders the opportunity to vote for greater transparency in your executive compensation practices.

Expand Medicaid in Nebraska

Pass LB472, the Medicaid Redesign Act for Nebraska. This bill allows use of federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Using mostly federal funds, Nebraska would be able to provide health insurance to 54,000 more people.

Tell Congress to invest in America and stop the budget cuts!

Congress should deliver a federal budget that invests in our people and communities, in the jobs, health, education, housing, roads, and child care that build prosperity for all and prevent poverty. Congress should help all of us, not just the powerful few, by closing tax loopholes that now shift trillions to the wealthy and corporations and by stopping Pentagon waste.

Drexel University, Repudiate Skewed PennEast Economic Report

Drexel University School of Economics professor Vibhas Madam, Ph.D. co-authored a seriously flawed economic impact analysis of the PennEast pipeline that exaggerates presumed economic benefits of the pipeline while completely overlooking the numerous and significant economic downsides. We, the undersigned, call on you to publicly repudiate the report.

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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)