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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 Subway: Switch to better meat!

I am very concerned about the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production. The nation’s leading health experts agree that feeding low doses of antibiotics to animals that are not sick contributes to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, one of our nation’s greatest public health threats. As the largest restaurant chain in the world -- and one that markets itself as serving healthy meals -- I urge you to adopt a policy prohibiting the routine use of antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention in the production of meat and poultry served in your restaurants. Subway can make a big difference...

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.

Oregonians Oppose Gun Violence: Enforce SB 941 and Enact Stronger Gun Control

In the wake of the UCC shooting in Roseburg and the ongoing national crisis of gun violence, Oregonians demand change and accountability. We demand that Senate Bill 941, requiring background checks for private firearm sales, be immediately enforced at every level and supported with appropriate resources. We demand that local officials, such as Roseburg's own Sheriff Hanlin, be held accountable by the state for not enforcing this and other democratically-enacted regulations, due to their personal beliefs. In addition, we demand stronger policies to prevent gun violence and modernize our weapon laws, potentially including: -Central registration of all firearm owners and...

Governor Fallin: Don't execute Richard Glossip

Stop the planned execution of Richard Glossip on November 6. 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 further delay Richard's execution to allow his new pro bono attorneys time to finally prove his innocence.

Demand Real Penalties for Volkswagen

The EPA says Volkswagen designed some 482,000 "clean" diesel cars to get away with violating the law. They built elaborate software — called a "defeat device" — to turn on emission controls during testing and turn them off during regular driving. And when they were caught, they denied it as long as they could. VW not only admits it broke the law. They ripped off hundreds of thousands of consumers who thought they were buying clean vehicles. And they put our health at risk — emitting as much as 40 times the legal limit of smog-forming pollutants. We're calling for:...

Redesign Yoplait yogurt containers

Due to littering, thousands of squirrels and skunks get their heads stuck in Yoplait containers every year. It is widely documented and can be viewed on YouTube ( ). It is unconscionable that this is allowed to happen due solely to the fact that the yogurt cups have an inverted shape compared to other yogurt cups. Animals look for food; there is food residue in these cups -- they are accidents waiting to happen. Rarely are the animals rescued from their disasters. We call on General Mills and its Yoplait Division to remove the inverted shape from their containers.

Tell Lawmakers: I Vote For Gun Safety

We love the United States of America, and we refuse to allow it to be continually held hostage by gun lobby special interests and by lawmakers beholden to a small, vocal minority of gun rights advocates. To make the point crystal clear, we will be voting only for candidates who express a strong commitment to expanded gun safety legislation, including a background check on the sale of every firearm.

End taxpayer funded ANIMAL CRUELTY, demand shelter reform.

We demand a massive overhaul of the entire animal welfare system in the US. We demand the USDA be investigated and criminally charged. No more shelters of horror. No more USDA experimentation to profit Big Ag. No more puppy mills. No more torture in factory farms. No more misuse of taxpayer money to fund abuse and torture of our nation's animals.

#Justice for Samuel D. Harrell III

We need everyone's help to bring justice for Samuel D. Harrell who was brutally beat up by a gang of white correctional officers known as "the beat up squad" at Fishkill Correctional Facility on April 21, 2015.

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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,, and others, launched a campaign to get the bill passed. (Read More)


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)


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)


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)


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)