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Tell Bayer: Stop selling bee-killing pesticides

Dear Mr. Dekkers, Did you know that U.S. beekeepers lost nearly half of their hives last year? This is the second-highest loss recorded to date. And study after study shows that toxic neonicotinoid pesticides are a key culprit in bee declines and are harming other organisms, from earthworms to birds. Our nation needs a strong food supply, and our farms need healthy bees to thrive -- but neonicotinoids are putting all of that at risk. There's a reason the European Union banned these harmful pesticides, and we don't need them in the U.S., either. As long as Bayer continues to...

Governor Fallin: Grant Richard Glossip a stay of execution

Stop the planned execution of Richard Glossip on September 16. Richard was convicted of murder after Justin Sneed, the man who confessed to the killing, claimed Richard had hired him to do it, despite a breathtaking lack of evidence. Sneed got a life sentence in a medium-security prison, while the self-serving testimony that saved Sneed's life sent Richard to death row. Please grant Richard a stay of execution to allow his attorneys time to gather and present evidence of his innocence.

Stand with Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin

We need to send a message to Governor Walker that he won't forget: Women are human beings, not political pawns. Gov. Walker says he will try to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, which includes providing breast and cervical cancer screenings, contraception, and STD treatment. Enough is enough, Gov. Walker. Stand with Planned Parenthood and stop the attacks on women's health and lives.

Save Planned Parenthood in KS

Gov. Brownback is attempting to eliminate women's rights to quality health care in Kansas by seeking to investigate clinics for the sale of fetal tissue. Kansas Planned Parenthood clinics do not accept fetal tissue, so this exercise is a waste of taxpayer money. Please sign the petition to stop this abuse of power and tell Gov. Brownback to instead focus on real issues facing Kansans.

Protect Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

Planned Parenthood offers much-needed health services that will be less accessible--especially to lower-income women--if the organization's funding is significantly cut by anti-choice Iowa lawmakers. Please sign this if you support Planned Parenthood and want it to not only survive but thrive.

How about ending tax breaks for CEO bonuses instead?

With a shrinking middle class and rising inequality, no corporation should get a tax break for shelling out giant bonuses to CEOs. We urge you to take action to close the performance pay loophole. Instead of making deep cuts to the programs that build a stronger middle class, why doesn't Congress close this loophole that gives extra incentives for excessive CEO pay?

Fix Overtime: Raise the Overtime Salary Threshold to $50,440

We applaud and support the Department of Labor’s proposal to help millions of low- and middle-income workers by increasing the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440. If implemented, this rule change would guarantee coverage for an additional 13.5 million workers—giving them the right to receive the overtime pay they deserve. Unfortunately, corporate lobbyists—including the National Retail Federation, which includes Walmart—are trying to run out the clock on this proposed rule change. They are trying to get the Department of Labor to extend the public comment period beyond the September 4 deadline and possibly delay implementation indefinitely. In the face...

Stand against pesticide pollution of our water

The dubiously named “Sensible Environmental Protection Act”( S. 1500) eliminates the requirement for point sources to have a permit to spray pesticides in and around our waterways under the Clean Water Act. Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health problems, as well as die-offs of bees, grassland birds, and other wildlife. Permitting helps ensure pesticides are used in a responsible way that reduces contamination of our streams, rivers, and lakes. For public health and safety, I strongly encourage you vote against this insensible bill, and also respectfully ask that you make a public statement against it.

Gun Control. Now.

How many more senseless and entirely preventable shootings have to occur before we do something about gun control? As a citizen and constituent of this great country, I am asking that you take a firm stand and make a positive change by restricting access to guns and saving lives.

Tell Whole Foods if they use prison labor for their products they should hire ex felons with real jobs

It has been revealed that many of Whole Foods' overpriced products are cultivated by inmates in U.S. prisons who earn a pittance for their labor. We want them to become an industry leader in giving back to ex-felons by providing fair employment opportunities around the country. Even better, provide upper-level jobs to felons that have worked on their products, once released. Enough is enough with the exploitation and oppression of prisoners in this country and the unjust lack of employment opportunities upon release.

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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)