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  • Sign if you agree: America is not a Christian theocracy

    The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution could not be more clear: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

    We have freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion. It is what the Founding Fathers intended, and it has protected America from religious tyranny.

    But right-wing evangelical Christians want to impose their religious views in our government, and have no respect for a separation of church and state that made this country great.

    Sign if you agree: America is not a Christian theocracy.

  • Sign the petition: Congress must address the impact of student loan debt

    Congress needs more Democrats who are willing to fight Wall Street—especially on issues like student loans.

    South Dakota state legislator Paula Hawks is running for Congress. Hawks is a former teacher whose passion is education and she will work in Congress to address student debt and better our education system.

    Here’s a quote from Hawks about her approach and why Congress must act:

    "On a national level, I’ll be approaching education from a different perspective," she said. "We send our college students off to college and tell them, ‘The dream is there. GO get a college education and the job will be waiting for you — but while you’re doing it, we’re going to strap you with these student loans at incredibly high interest rates.’ We need to start taking care of our young people and providing opportunity and fairness for them at every step. That will be my path for education. "

    Let's send another Democrat to Congress who will stand up for education and tackle student loan debt. Please stand with Paula Hawks by adding your name: Congress must address the impact of student debt.



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  • Endorse our plan to take on Wall Street: We must create an economy that works for all Americans, not just a handful of billionaires

    Greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance: these are the words that best describe the reality of Wall Street today.

    We must break up the banks, end their casino-style gambling, and fundamentally change the approach of the financial industry to focus on helping the American people.

    Add your name if you agree with our plan to take on Wall Street.





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  • Add your name if you agree America can’t wait for real progress!

    We can’t wait to solve the problems that keep too many Americans up at night.

    We can’t wait to raise incomes or lower the cost of prescription drugs or make sure every American gets living wage.

    Hillary wants to be a president who will take on fights like these. Who will listen to you, fight for you, get results for you – and never, ever quit.

    Join her official campaign today if you agree it’s time to make this economy work for everyone – the struggling, the striving, and the successful. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign the petition: Ban bee-killing pesticides

    Update: A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just admitted that popular neonicotinoid pesticides are partially to blame for the massive bee colony collapse.

    Yet, farmers are still spraying dangerous bee-killing neonics on tens of millions of acres of farmland across the United States while bees continue to die off in droves.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to the EPA: Ban dangerous bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.

    Bees and other pollinators play a vital role in our food production system by enabling the production of many of the nuts, fruits and vegetables in our diets. In total, pollinators make possible an astounding 35% of global food production and contribute more than $24 billion annually to the U.S. economy.

    And the outlook for bee colonies is getting worse. A recent survey, funded in part by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, revealed that U.S. beekeepers lost over 42% of their colonies between April 2014 and April 2015, a significant upswing of losses from the previous year.

    Now that the federal government has admitted that neonics are contributing significantly to the collapse of bee colonies, it’s time for the EPA to take action to ban these dangerous pesticides nationwide before any further harm is done to bee populations.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to the EPA: Ban dangerous bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.

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  • Sign the petition: No legal immunity for the gun industry

    In 2005, Congress passed the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). The bill gave legal immunity to the gun industry by preventing lawsuits against gun manufacturers or dealers for negligence that leads to gun-related violence and death.

    That kind of one-sided gift to an entire industry could never have been passed if Congress weren’t deeply in the pockets of the NRA.

    Fortunately, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, a bill that would repeal the PLCAA and allow victims of gun violence to hold gun manufacturers and dealers accountable when their negligence leads to death.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: Repeal immunity for the gun industry by passing the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

    Our justice system is precisely the forum to decide when and how companies should be made accountable when their products lead to harm, and that process should be available to everyone. It isn’t Congress’s job to decide who’s allowed to pursue justice in our courts -- especially if it’s driven by a political desire to reward gun lobbyists with deep pockets.

    It’s time to repeal this law and restore gun victims’ access to our justice system so that the gun industry can be held accountable when their negligence leads to violence and death in our communities.

    Sign the petition.

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  • Sign and send a letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: Don’t charge Flint, MI residents for contaminated water.

    On Saturday, January 16, just days after Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint, MI, President Obama ordered federal aid for state and local response efforts over the level of lead being found in Flint’s tap water.

    But even in the midst of this man-made crisis, Flint residents are still paying some of the highest water bills in the state of Michigan--nearly $150 per month. And now, they’re being threatened with shutoffs if they don’t pay their bills quickly.

    It’s absurd.

    Weeks after residents filed a class action lawsuit, Governor Snyder presented a plan to provide $30 million in water bill discounts and retroactive credits for Flint citizens, which amounts to about $40 monthly credit per household.

    But residents shouldn’t have to pay for poisoned water at all. If anything, they should be refunded and paid for the hazard and potential hardships brought on entirely by Republican malfeasance and lack of accountability.

    Flint residents are calling for a moratorium on water bills and the prevention of shutoffs for people who don’t pay. Help us amplify their voices.

    Sign and send a letter to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: Don’t charge Flint, MI residents for contaminated water.


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  • Sign if you agree: Stop privatizing our water & fix our infrastructure

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that cuts citizens out of the decision process of whether or not their water is sold to a private company.

    New Jersey--like Flint, Michigan--has been dealing with Republican leaderships that continuously cuts budgets for water infrastructure and safety regulation, and then turns around and offers up privatizing our drinking water as a solution.

    Let's make sure they know that THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

  • Sign if you agree: Hold Pharma-Bro in contempt of Congress

    Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli appeared before the House Oversight Committee on February 4, 2016 to answer questions about Turing Pharmaceutical’s decision to raise the price of life-saving Diagram from $13.50 to $750 per pill, a 5,000% increase.

    He laughed and smirked his way through the hearing, repeatedly invoking the Fifth Amendment and refusing to answer any questions (except whether they pronounced his name correctly.)

    At least one Republican on the committee (John Mica of Florida) has said that Shkreli should be held in contempt of Congress, but Chair Jason Chaffetz has declined to do so.

    Holding a witness in contempt of Congress for failure to cooperate has been used over a dozen times since 1975. After deciding to hold a witness in contempt, the chair must refer the matter to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for prosecution.

    Sign if you agree: Hold Pharma-Bro in contempt of Congress

  • Sign the petition: Demand that Congress subpoena Michigan’s governor now

    On Wednesday, February 3, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing to investigate the terrible decisions that led to the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

    So far, the committee subpoenaed three federal and state officials, a Flint resident, and the researcher who exposed the cover-up of this man-made crisis. One name was conspicuously absent--Governor Rick Snyder, whose woeful mismanagement of state agencies and emergency managers exposed an entire city to lead poison.

    Governor Snyder has already admitted to failing Flint residents. Still, the Republican-led Oversight committee and chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) seem to be shielding Snyder from scrutiny for his role in the Flint water catastrophe.

    Sign the petition: Demand the House Oversight Committee subpoena Governor Rick Snyder.


    Governor Rick Snyder appointed the emergency managers and gave them the power to override local government. Governor Snyder appointed the MDEQ director who buried evidence of elevated lead levels in the water.

    Governor Snyder circumvented local leadership for years and now the Republican-controlled oversight committed is helping him wash his hands clean of all the controversy.

    The 18 Democrats serving on the oversight committee signed a letter demanding another hearing to subpoena Governor Snyder and all the emergency managers he appointed to govern Flint. To date, Republicans in the committee have ignored their requests and focused their investigation on the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

    Sign the petition: Demand the House Oversight Committee subpoena Governor Rick Snyder.

  • Defend the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has helped countless Americans avoid becoming victims to predatory lenders and shady credit card companies. So naturally, the CFPB has come under fire by the GOP, big banks, and their lobbyists. Join Senate Democrats in defending the CFPB from the GOP and big banks.

    Because of its success protecting consumers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has come under attack from a shady group sponsored by special interests that have been investigated by the CFPB.

    We have to make sure we don’t lose the progress we’ve made. Stand with Elizabeth Warren and denounce the ugly attacks against the CFPB. Republicans can deny and lie all they want, but it’s clear the CFPB helps Americans navigate the treacherous terrain of loans and credit cards. The CFPB is in place to help average Americans deal with these complicated institutions.

    Join Senate Democrats in standing up for Elizabeth Warren and the CFPB. Make sure the corrupt organizations aligned with the GOP fail in their attempts to manipulate the American people.

    By signing this petition, the DSCC will keep you up to date on efforts to protect consumers and the CFPB.

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  • Sign the petition: Tell Senate Democrats not to sabotage Wall Street cops

    A handful of Senate Democrats are teaming up with Republicans on legislation to undermine Wall Street cops and sabotage financial regulation. It would drown new rules in red tape, give politicians more freedom to pressure independent regulators, and even potentially create a commission of political appointees to target and repeal common-sense rules.

    Thankfully, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is fighting back. We need to show that we stand with her, and not with Senate Democrats who want to help Wall Street at our expense.

    Stand with Sen. Warren: Tell Senate Democrats not to sabotage Wall Street cops.

    Strong regulators are essential to make sure America stays strong and healthy. They make sure markets are fair, protect our air and our water, and ensure that we’re not taken advantage of by giant corporations or gouged by Wall Street banks. We need to reform and strengthen our regulators and make sure they are always working for us, not tie up their hands.

    The proposed legislation is so extreme, even Wall-Street-friendly regulators like Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White oppose it.

    Supporters still need two more Democrats to endorse this package in order to avoid it being blocked on the senate floor. We need to make sure that doesn’t happen.

    Sign the petition.


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  • Sign if you agree: It’s time to close the pay gap

    Women in the United States today still make $500,000 to $1.2 million dollars less than their male co-workers over the course of their lifetimes.

    On average, women make only 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. It’s even worse for women of color — African-American women make 60 cents and Latinas only 55 cents per dollar made by a white man. That’s not acceptable.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in urging state legislators to pass Equal Pay legislation this year to ensure women are paid equally for doing the same work as men.

    Seven years ago, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, allowing greater access to the courts for victims of wage discrimination. But our work is not done.

    The wage gap is slowly shrinking, but at the current pace of change, it will be 100 years before the wage gap closes. Women and their families can’t afford to wait.

    State-based Equal Pay legislation can help create workplace wage transparency; prohibit retaliation against women who push back on wage discrimination; mandate equal pay for equal responsibilities and contributions in a workplace, regardless of job title; and strengthen the ability of employers to enforce equal pay regulations.

    This year, state legislatures can make sure that women across the country will have the respect, dignity, and fair pay they deserve.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to your state legislators: Pass Equal Pay legislation this year to ensure women are paid equally for doing the same work as men.

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  • Add your name if you agree: We must protect choice

    No one has the right to tell women what to do with their bodies.

    But that's exactly what anti-choice extremists are trying to do. And if their continued attacks on Roe v. Wade succeed, they'll roll back decades of progress for women's rights.

    Sign your name to stand with me, Rep. Scott Peters, and urge Congress to stand up for a woman's right to choose.


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  • Tell Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan To Hold The Gun Industry Accountable!
    Tell the NRA and their allies in Congress that you don’t support giving the gun industry special privileges.

    In 2005, NRA-backed lawmakers exempted the gun industry from almost all liability. That means that family members of gun violence victims have been denied a day in court against gun shops who have sold to known gang members and arms manufacturers who have sold firearms without basic safety features.

    Gun manufacturers and sellers have more immunity than any other consumer product including toys, pools, knives, and cars. The NRA has spent millions defending this law. With 90 people killed by guns in America every day, why should the gun industry be held to a different standard than pharmaceutical companies and automakers?

    Senator Blumenthal and Representative Schiff have introduced legislation to repeal this horrible law. Tell Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan that you support Senator Blumenthal and Representative Schiff’s efforts to hold the gun industry responsible.





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  • Don’t Let Congress Backtrack On Guns
    Earlier this year, President Obama took historic action on gun violence through a number of common-sense reforms -- including giving law enforcement the power to crack down on gun sellers who feed illegal firearms to our communities.

    But now Congressional Republicans are challenging these common-sense provisions. Tell Majority Leader McConnell and Speaker Ryan that you support President Obama’s lifesaving executive actions on guns.





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  • Sign the Petition: Tell Gov. Snyder clean water is for everyone

    Nearly 1,000 undocumented immigrants living with poisoned water in Flint, Michigan don’t have access to emergency services because they lack proper identification. The uniformed National Guard at the distribution centers posted signs that say state-issued ID is required to get clean water.

    The impact is devastating. Flint’s undocumented immigrants not only face contaminated water, but also increasingly punitive immigration raids and enforcement. They are faced with an impossible choice: either risk poisoning their families or separation by callous deportation.

    Sign the petition: Tell Governor Rick Snyder to have the National Guard stop asking for ID and to remove signs telling people ID is required for clean water.

    Almost 15 weeks after a report exposing the high levels of lead toxicity in Flint’s water was released, Governor Snyder declared a state of emergency, and called in the National Guard.

    State officials have already said that ID is not required to get clean water. Signs posted at the distribution centers needlessly intimidate undocumented immigrants seeking the help they need to keep their families from getting sick or sicker. They need to come down.

    We cannot let Governor Snyder drag his feet any longer when it comes to ensuring the health and safety of Flint residents. Regardless of immigration status, everyone deserves clean water and access to aid.

    Sign the petition: Tell Governor Rick Snyder to have the National Guard stop asking for ID and to remove signs telling people ID is required for clean water.

  • Sign if you agree: It’s time to fix the Voting Rights Act

    More than two years after the right-wing ideologues on the Supreme Court handed down a shameful decision that gutted the Voting Rights Act, Congress still has not acted to fix the damage.

    Now, five decades after civil rights activists put their lives on the line for the right to vote, state legislatures across the country are still passing laws to disenfranchise voters. With key federal, state and local elections taking place this November, we need to speak out now, demanding Congress crack down on racial discrimination in voting.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress to stop voter suppression and pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

    The Voting Rights Advancement Act would establish the strongest voting rights laws ever passed by Congress. It would require states with a history of recent voting discrimination to clear changes to voting laws with the Department of Justice, require any new state voter ID laws to be reviewed and approved by the federal government, and block new efforts to suppress African-American and Latino votes. Crucially, the bill would also give the U.S. attorney general the authority to send federal election observers to monitor elections in which there’s a risk of voting discrimination.

    If Congress doesn’t act, the 2016 election will be the first presidential election in 50 years in which voters don’t have the full protections of the Voting Rights Act. We need to pressure Congress to act now to stop racial discrimination in voting.

    Sign the petition: Stop voter suppression and pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

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  • Sign the petition: Remove tax exemptions from churches that illegally preach biased politics

    Religious organizations all over America are preaching politics while benefiting from American tax exemptions.

    In some cases, politics from the pulpit is permitted. For instance, you can discuss current issues and educate members on voting. However, if a religious organization, online or offline, shows political bias toward one party, one politician or violates political campaign intervention laws, the organization should lose its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, and be subject to annual income income tax as well as an excise tax. These strict IRS rules apply to all nonprofits.

    Tell the Internal Revenue Service that it’s time to enforce these tax laws.

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  • Sign here: Tell U.S. law enforcement to crack down on $150 billion human trafficking epidemic

    Every day in America, adults and children are being bought and sold as slaves. Human trafficking is a $150 billon business and is the second-fastest growing criminal activity in the world—just under drug trafficking. Tony Talbott poignantly sums it up:

    "It's all about the money. Human trafficking is insanely profitable. When you think about it, you can sell a kilo of heroin once; you can sell a 13-year-old girl 20 times a night, 365 days a year.

    Victims can be found in hotels, restaurants, private homes, salons, truck stops, factories, farms… They are taken by coercion and held captive through emotional/physical abuse. Police guides and laws are in place, but they are not being enforced enough.

    What can we do? Sign the petition, learn more about human trafficking, look for the signs, and know where to report your concerns.

    Add your name here: Tell U.S. law enforcement to crack down on $150 billion human trafficking epidemic.

  • Add your name to help protect President Obama’s legacy

    On January 20, 2017, America will begin our next chapter. A new president will stand on the steps of the Capitol, raise one hand, and take the oath of office. From that moment on, he or she will decide whether we defend and build on the progress we’ve made under President Obama—or tear it all away.

    Under President Obama’s leadership we’ve had 70 straight months of private-sector job growth. Our businesses have created 14.1 million jobs. The unemployment rate is the lowest in seven years. And the auto industry just had its best year ever.

    That’s a pretty outstanding record for any president—let alone one who took office amid an economic disaster. ?

    Republicans are threatening to undo just about everything he has achieved. They want to repeal the Affordable Care Act and take away women’s rights to make our own health decisions. Some even want to reverse marriage equality—one of the greatest civil rights accomplishments in American history.

    Hillary will carry forward the Democratic record of achievement. As president, she will defend President Obama’s accomplishments and build upon them, work to get incomes rising for middle-class families, make college affordable, alleviate the crushing burden of student debt, protect LGBT Americans from discrimination, preserve women’s access to health care and reproductive choice, and keep America safe from threats at home and abroad. And never allow the Affordable Care Act to be repealed.

    If you are ready to join her and make sure we don’t undo all the progress we’ve made, then join her official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Email the White House and let them know you fully support the Dark Money executive order.

    According to the New York Times “President Obama is seriously considering an executive order that would require companies doing business with the federal government to disclose their political contributions, White House officials said on Tuesday, a step long awaited by activists to reduce the influence of secretive corporate donations in elections.”

    You are one of those activists! You have signed petitions, written emails, made phone calls, maybe even marched or lobbied for this important executive order. Thank you!

    Please take a moment to send a final email in support of the Dark Money executive order. Right now the President is hearing strong opposition from corporate bullies as well as the Chamber of Commerce -- which is why he needs to hear from you now!

  • Join Gabby Giffords and stand with Hillary if you agree it’s time to take on the NRA

    Hillary has laid out smart, sensible steps to make our communities safer from gun violence -- that is one of the reasons why Gabby Giffords has endorsed her campaign.

    President Obama’s executive actions are an important step forward, but we need to make sure our next president will protect and build on that progress. Hillary will take common sense steps like repealing the sweeping immunity protection irresponsible gun dealers and sellers have from lawsuits, closing the loopholes in our laws that let dangerous people buy guns without a background check, and keeping guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists, domestic abusers and other violent felons.

    Time and time again, Hillary has done and said what is right, not what is politically expedient. She is the only candidate in this race -- Democrat or Republican -- who has the strength to take on the NRA and keep our communities safe.

    Join Hillary’s campaign today if you agree it’s time to finally take on the NRA. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Help Maggie Defeat Washington Politician Kelly Ayotte

    Senators like Kelly Ayotte have consistently put corporate special interests and party politics ahead of their own constituents, rigging Washington against the middle-class.

    Most recently, Ayotte voted to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal New Hampshire’s bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan – a vote which would have taken away health coverage for more than 40,000 Granite Staters and severely hurt efforts to combat the substance abuse crisis.

    As Governor, Maggie Hassan has fought to protect and expand access to critical health services in order to help our families thrive economically. And now, she’s running for United States Senate to ensure that Washington does better for all of New Hampshire’s families and small businesses.

    It’s time to take back the Senate from corporate special interests and powerful lobbyists. We need U.S. Senators who know American families come first and who lead like it.

    Stand with Maggie Hassan now to help her unseat Kelly Ayotte from the Senate in 2016.


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  • Stand with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Hillary Clinton to support women’s health

    The Republicans running for president will try to defund Planned Parenthood, prevent women from obtaining affordable birth control, and stack the courts with justices who would deny women’s rights to make our own decisions and access safe and legal abortion.

    We can’t let that happen.

    Planned Parenthood Action Fund will never stop fighting for the 2.5 million men, women, and young people who depend on Planned Parenthood health centers every year. And now, they are proud to endorse a presidential candidate who will never stop fighting for Planned Parenthood: Hillary Clinton.

    The Planned Parenthood Action Fund has only endorsed a presidential candidate three times before in their history, but they believe the stakes of this year’s election require action.

    We need someone with Hillary's long record of fighting for women and families in the White House, but she needs our help to get there. If you’re with her, add your name right now to join Planned Parenthood Action Fund and stand with Hillary -- we will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign the petition: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign

    Thanks to tremendous grassroots pressure, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has added an additional presidential candidate forum earlier this week, just a week out from the Iowa caucuses.

    This victory comes despite DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s decision to schedule the smallest number of presidential debates possible.

    The debate schedule is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Wasserman Schultz’s poor leadership.

    In early January, she accused young women—a critical voting bloc of the Democratic Party—of "complacency" in the fight for abortion rights, despite the reality that young women have been leading the charge against the Republican War on Women.

    Before that, she actively tried to undermine the president’s Iran deal—and has a history of putting her own political interests ahead of the Democratic party. She even refused to support Democratic challengers to three Republicans because they were personal friends.

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is pursuing her own agenda at the expense of the Party. Enough is enough.

    Sign the petition from Daily Kos and a coalition of progressives and party activists: DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz must resign.

  • Sign the petition: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign

    Thanks to tremendous grassroots pressure, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has finally agreed to add an additional presidential candidate forum, squeezing it in just a week before the Iowa caucuses.

    This victory comes despite DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s decision to schedule the smallest number of presidential debates possible.

    The debate schedule is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Wasserman Schultz’s poor leadership.

    In early January, she accused young women—a critical voting bloc of the Democratic Party—of "complacency" in the fight for abortion rights, despite the reality that young women have been leading the charge against the Republican War on Women.

    Before that, she actively tried to undermine the president’s Iran deal—and has a history of putting her own political interests ahead of the Democratic party. She even refused to support Democratic challengers to three Republicans because they were personal friends.

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is pursuing her own agenda at the expense of the Party. Enough is enough.

    Sign the petition from RootsAction and a coalition of progressives and party activists: DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz must resign.

  • Sign the petition: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign

    Thanks to tremendous grassroots pressure, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has finally agreed to add an additional presidential candidate forum on Monday night in Iowa, just a week out from the caucuses.

    This victory comes despite DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s decision to schedule the smallest number of presidential debates possible.

    The debate schedule is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Wasserman Schultz’s poor leadership.

    In early January, she accused young women—a critical voting bloc of the Democratic Party—of "complacency" in the fight for abortion rights, despite the reality that young women have been leading the charge against the Republican War on Women.

    Before that, she actively tried to undermine the president’s Iran deal—and has a history of putting her own political interests ahead of the Democratic party. She even refused to support Democratic challengers to three Republicans because they were personal friends.

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is pursuing her own agenda at the expense of the Party. Enough is enough.

    Sign the petition from Campaign for America's Future and a coalition of progressives and party activists: DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz must resign.

  • Sign the petition: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign

    First she was at the helm for one of the most dramatic losses in Democratic Party history in 2014.

    She's followed that miserable failure up by under-performing as a fundraiser for the party, and managing the money ineffectively. The DNC has not only been dramatically outraised by the RNC, but is also over $400K in debt going into a presidential election cycle.

    All the while she's damaged the party by allowing the Republicans to dominate the news cycle and by countering with only six debates scheduled at times that seem to draw low viewership by design.

    This schedule was not only determined without the input of her board, but she also refused to hear concerns being voiced by her DNC membership at the recent national convention.

    There's no question that Democrats have better ideas, and those ideas should be showcased via multiple debates during prime time viewing hours.

    Yet she has shown no inclination towards listening to her members and progressives outside of the organization who have begged for more showcasing of our Democratic presidential candidates' talents.

    In the best interests of the party and progressives across the country, Debbie Wasserman Schultz must resign.

    Join the coalition calling on Rep. Wasserman Schultz to resign. 

  • Sign the petition: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz should resign

    First she was at the helm for one of the most dramatic losses in Democratic Party history in 2014.

    She's followed that miserable failure up by under-performing as a fundraiser for the party, and managing the money ineffectively. The DNC has not only been dramatically outraised by the RNC, but is also over $400K in debt going into a presidential election cycle.

    All the while she's damaged the party by allowing the Republicans to dominate the news cycle and by countering with only six debates scheduled at times that seem to draw low viewership by design.

    This schedule was not only determined without the input of her board, but she also refused to hear concerns being voiced by her DNC membership at the recent national convention.

    There's no question that Democrats have better ideas, and those ideas should be showcased via multiple debates during prime time viewing hours.

    Yet she has shown no inclination towards listening to her members and progressives outside of the organization who have begged for more showcasing of our Democratic presidential candidates' talents.

    In the best interests of the party and progressives across the country, Debbie Wasserman Schultz must resign.

    Join the coalition calling on Rep. Wasserman Schultz to resign. 

  • Sign the petition: Demand accountability for the crisis in Flint

    The children of Flint, Michigan have been drinking water containing toxic levels of lead, which can cause irreversible brain damage and lifelong physical effects.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Deliver justice for Flint, Michigan.

    The crisis in Flint started in 2014 when Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s hand-picked and unelected city manager decided to save money by switching Flint’s water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Problems with the water were immediately apparent but state officials did not take residents’ complaints seriously until testing last fall showed elevated levels of lead in the blood of Flint’s children.

    Finally, 20 months later, Gov. Snyder has declared a state of emergency and is scrambling to do damage control and deflect blame. But as chief executive of the state of Michigan, with an aggressive agenda of cost-cutting and austerity practices, responsibility ultimately rests with him.

    The Justice Department will join the EPA in investigating the contamination of Flint’s water. But sadly, Flint is not alone in dealing with crumbling infrastructure and right-wing leaders who enact slash-and-burn budget policies.

    We need to make sure there is a transparent and fair investigation that reaches all the way to Gov. Snyder, and holds him accountable for his role in creating and perpetuating this crisis.

    Sign the petition: Tell the Department of Justice to conduct a thorough, tough, and transparent investigation into the poisoning of Flint, Michigan’s water supply.


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  • Crowdsourcing the Fifty State Strategy: Winning back Congress starts in Pennsylvania!

    A movement is growing at Daily Kos to fix a key problem in our party — regardless of whether Hillary, Martin, or Bernie wins the presidential nomination.

    Pennsylvania’s filing deadline is February 16, 2016—but as of January 20, four of the state’s 13 Republican Congressmen are running without a Democratic opponent.

    We also need Democrats to run for many state and local offices—in a state that Barack Obama carried twice.

    Here are profiles on each Pennsylvania US House district and who is currently running in them. As you can see, we have no Democratic candidate in PA-03, PA-04, PA-09 or PA-10 and our candidate in PA-15 has no money or website.

    Send us your suggestions on who should run for various Pennsylvania offices (federal, state, and local) here, and what you can do to help us get there.

  • Tell Kansas Legislators: The Time is NOW for Juvenile Justice Reform in Kansas!

    The Kansas House and Senate Committees on Juvenile Justice are considering legislation to reform the system to better serve kids and lower incarceration rates by providing alternatives to lock-up.

    Kansas ranks 6th worst in the nation for over confinement of kids in detention centers. A Kansas Juvenile Justice Workgroup has made recommendations and the Kansas House and Senate will be taking up Juvenile Justice Reform.

    In November a Kansas Juvenile Justice Workgroup, along with Pew Charitable Trusts, published a report reviewing the Kansas juvenile justice system along with recommendations for the state to counter over confinement of youth.

    Some of the findings include:

    • Lower-level offenders make up a greater share of the out-of-home population
    • Bed costs are high. Kansas is spending $89K per year per youth—10x’s the cost of probation.
    • Evidence-based services in the community are scarce; the lack of alternatives lead to higher incarceration and poorer outcomes.
    • Out-of-home placement and longer lengths of stay do not reduce reoffending for most youth. Alternatives to incarceration improves public safety at a lower cost.

    Recommendations:

    • Provide alternatives to incarceration, such as a “notice to appear;”
    • Focus pre-adjudication detention on youth who pose a high likelihood of rearrest, and those who pose the greatest public safety risk.
    • Develop a statewide community-based supervision and service system.
    • Reinvest all costs averted from reduction into evidence-based sanctions and services.

    These recommendations will help reduce the cost on taxpayers, improve outcomes for kids and families, protect public safety, and reduce over confinement by focusing on supervision and services. This gives vulnerable kids a second chance.

    This is the best chance for Kansas to reform a broken system. Please email your legislators to show your support for alternatives to incarceration for vulnerable Kansas kids who could use support and supervision, not jail cells.

    *****Please take a few seconds to add your thoughts to the message below. Elected officials value personalized messages--even if it's one sentence about where you live, why protecting Kansas kids is important, or how unfair it is to lock a child up without a second chance. Thank you. ****

    You may be asked for your full address because it may be needed to properly match you to your represenatives. It is the only accurate way to ensure you are matched to the correct elected officials. Please, take a moment to do so, if required, this is urgent and important.

  • Sign if you agree: Elected officials who want to drug test welfare recipients should be drug tested

    Republican lawmakers have been working on ways to humiliate people who are in need of public assistance. One fashionable way to do this is by forcing those asking for welfare assistance to submit to drug testing.

    Time and time again this practice yields no meaningful results and ends up wasting considerably more money than would have actually been spent on the people asking for the meager financial support in the first place.

    The purpose of these drug-testing laws are to humiliate and shame people who are working hard for very little money. These laws distract from the big corporations who refuse to pay their workers living wages and pass the costs onto the public.

    Sign if you agree: elected officials who want to drug test welfare recipients should be drug tested!

  • Add your name: All Marylanders deserve the right to vote

    Last session, the Maryland General Assembly overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 340/House Bill 980 to restore voting rights to nearly 40,000 people living and working in our communities with past criminal convictions.

    Infuriatingly, in May, 2015, Governor Larry Hogan vetoed the popular bill denying the more than 40,000 Marylander citizens their right to vote.

    These are citizens who have served their time and deserve to participate in our democracy--restoring the right to vote gives people a stake in their community and helps people reintegrate into our society.

    Tomorrow, Wednesday Jan. 20, the Maryland General Assembly will vote to override Governor Hogan’s veto.

    Please sign and send a message to your members of the Maryland General Assembly, urging them to do the right thing and restore voting rights to formerly incarcerated people by voting to override Gov. Hogan.

    *****Please take a few seconds to add your thoughts to the message below. Elected officials value personalized messages--even if it's one sentence about where you live, why voting rights are important, or how unjust it is that Americans don't have the right to vote. Thank you. ****

    You may be asked for your full address because it may be needed to properly match you to your General Assembly members. It is the only accurate way to ensure you are matched to the correct elected officials. Please, take a moment to do so, if required, this is urgent and important.

  • Sign the petition: Don’t charge Flint, MI residents for contaminated water

    On Saturday, January 16, President Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint, MI, and ordered federal aid for state and local response efforts over the level of lead being found in Flint’s tap water.

    But even in the midst of this man-made crisis, Flint residents are still being charged for their poisoned tap water—and as of last week, they’re being threatened with shutoffs if they don’t pay their bills quickly.

    It’s completely absurd.


    Sign the petition: Don’t charge Flint, MI residents for contaminated water.

  • Sign if you agree: Stop the giveaway of our national forests

    Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden has introduced a bill that would dispose of thousands of acres of national forest land in Oregon’s Klamath River Basin, which is home to both Klamath National Forest and Fremont-Winema National Forest.

    The area in question has long been a site of water resource disputes and concerns for habitat and fishery collapse. Fortunately, local officials together with farmers, tribesmen and conservationists have over the past several years negotiated three key agreements that preserve these pristine lands and habitats while ensuring economic stability for surrounding businesses and communities.

    But Rep. Walden’s bill seeks to completely negate these agreements, and instead hand these lands to logging companies for clear-cutting or simply sold off to the highest bidder. It’s an outrageous intrusion on a successful local compromise.

    If Walden’s bill succeeds, the impact on these forests would be felt for generations, restricting access to these shared public lands and allowing unsustainable practices that would destroy habitats and fisheries, and degrade water quality.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress to reject Rep. Walden’s bill and stop the giveaway of Oregon’s national forests.

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  • Sign the petition: Governor Paul LePage’s comments are racist and unacceptable

    In a town hall meeting on January 7, Maine Governor Paul LePage was asked what the state is doing to address its crisis of heroin addiction.

    He replied with a racist call to beef up enforcement:

    "The traffickers—these aren't people who take drugs. These are guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty. These type of guys that come from Connecticut and New York. They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave. Which is the real sad thing, because then we have another issue that we have to deal with down the road."


    This is not the first time LePage has said something offensive. As Governor, LePage has broad authority and influence in public policy.

    His weakly coded language exposes his bias and likely targets (men of color in general, black men specifically) in his war on drugs. We need to make it clear that racism is unacceptable and won’t be tolerated.

    Sign the petition: Governor Paul LePage’s comments are racist and unacceptable.

  • Thank President Obama for halting coal mining on public lands - and ask him to ban oil and gas as well

    President Obama has announced a bold moratorium on all new coal leases on federal lands — a breakthrough move that will protect our climate and millions of acres of public lands from the ravages of coal mining. But this coal moratorium doesn’t apply to all dirty fossil fuels, leaving New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon, Utah’s Desolation Canyon and many other natural treasures vulnerable to the dangers of fracking and other oil and gas development. Thank the President for his continued leadership on climate, and ask him to accelerate our move to a clean energy future by expanding this moratorium to all fossil fuels on public lands.

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  • Denounce Speaker Jasper for forcing through an incredible miscarriage of Democracy

    New Hampshire almost became the first majority Republican legislature to advocate for an amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    The bill for a constitutional amendment — SB 136 — passed through the Republican-controlled state House, and then Republican leaders bent the rules to take our win away.

    Sign the petition and denounce Speaker Jasper for forcing through this miscarriage of democracy.

  • Sign the petition: Ryan's smirk 'degrades' humanity. Tell him to stop.

    At his first State of the Union address as the new House Speaker, Paul Ryan sat right behind President Obama with an obnoxious smirk on his face for the whole hourlong speech.

    He then had the gall to claim the speech 'degrades the presidency' and that he struggled to 'be respectful.'

    If Paul Ryan can’t be respectful during the President’s speech, maybe someone else should sit behind the podium.

    Sign the petition: Ryan’s smirk ‘degrades’ humanity. Tell him to stop.

  • Sign the Petition: Net Neutrality is here to stay—Congress must stop meddling.

    Some politicians in Congress just don’t get it—WE WANT NET NEUTRALITY.

    New bills are being introduced at the House Energy and Commerce Committee with broad language that threatens to make it difficult, if not impossible, for the FCC to fully enforce net neutrality. Senators Nelson and Thune have publicly stated they are still working on a compromise bill--which would most likely hinder net neutrality at the FCC.

    Millions of Americans have already made their voice heard—and the FCC and President Obama listened. Apparently, some members of Congress missed the memo and are still attempting to roll back our victory that kept the internet open and free.

    Sign the petition to Congress urging them to stop meddling in the affairs of the FCC.

  • Sign if you agree: Ted Cruz’s misogyny isn’t funny

    Last week, in a speech to a crowd of voters in Iowa, Sen. Ted Cruz suggested that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be “spanked.”

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to censure Sen. Ted Cruz.

    After falsely accusing Hillary Clinton of lying, Sen. Cruz then made the following statement: “In my house, if my daughter, Catherine, the 5-year-old, says something that she knows to be false, she gets a spanking.”

    No matter the political or policy disagreements Sen. Cruz may have with Hillary Clinton, there is no place for that kind of offensive, misogynistic, violent rhetoric in our public discourse. If Republican leaders in Washington are serious about casting off their image as a party waging a war on women, then they need to quickly and publicly rebuke Sen. Ted Cruz for his comments.

    Take a stand against violent, misogynistic rhetoric toward women and children. Sign the petition.

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  • Stand Up to Trump’s Treatment of Women and Immigrants

    Donald Trump has jumped into the national spotlight through his GOP presidential campaign, wasting no time in offending everyone from immigrants to women in America. Join the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in denouncing Trump’s disgusting remarks.

    His remarks about women are even too extreme for FoxNews. In one presidential debate, Trump was asked to explain the times he’s referred to women as “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs,” and “disgusting animals.” He only responded with more misogyny.

    Trump’s deplorable comments don’t stop at women. He has referred to immigrants as “drug dealers” and “rapists.” Such offensive language shouldn’t be tolerated from someone in a daily conversation, let alone from a man running for President. This is unacceptable and everyone, especially the Republicans that Trump represents, should be offended.

    Join the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in telling Trump that America will not tolerate his comments.

    By signing this petition, the DSCC will keep you up to date on Democrats’ efforts to protect women’s health and bring about comprehensive immigration reform.



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  • Sign if you agree: Congress must stand up and oppose the TPP

    President Obama will launch his final push to pressure Congress to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a "trade" deal that would eviscerate broad swaths of regulations that protect consumers, workers, the environment and the soundness of our financial system. It would also set up a legal regime where corporate profits trump the policy priorities of sovereign governments.

    With the text of the deal now public, even some key Republicans who supported Fast Track authority for approving the TPP are now saying they cannot support the trade deal as it stands.

    That means the President currently does not have the votes to pass the TPP.
    We need to keep it that way and thwart any momentum toward passage of the TPP in this Congress.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: Stand up and oppose the TPP.

    Just days ago Canadian pipeline developer TransCanada launched a suit against the U.S. government demanding billions of dollars for President Obama’s historic rejection of Keystone XL. As Sen. Elizabeth Warren and fellow environmental activists pointed out, the suit leverages a legal panel of international lawyers set up under NAFTA which is not accountable by appeal or review to American courts. TPP would expand this same dangerous provision designed to give corporations power over our legal system to a dozen more countries.

    While Congress cannot amend or filibuster the TPP, they do still have to vote yes or no on it. Already some Republicans have come out against this awful deal, so if we are able to confront the big money interests behind this treaty with an onslaught of grassroots opposition, we can win.

    Sign the petition: Oppose the TPP.


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  • Sign and send the petition: Congress can stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    We are at risk of losing so many of our victories—on labor, the environment, human rights—if Congress bends to pressure from the White House & corporate lobbyists to pass the TPP.

    Right now, a Canadian oil company is suing the United States because we rejected the Keystone XL pipeline—using NAFTA as a basis for the lawsuit. If Congress passes the Trans-Pacific Partnership, more such victories can be reversed by corporate lawyers.

    President Obama is pressuring House Democrats to fall in line, while corporate lobbyists are pressuring House Republicans. Your Congressmember must hear from you today.

    Sign and send the petition to your House Democrat: Say “NO” to the TPP.

  • Stand with Hillary and support full LGBT equality!

    In 2011, Hillary went to Geneva to tell the UN that “gay rights are human rights, once and for all.” We’ve seen so much progress since she made that speech, particularly with the landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. But there’s still so much at stake for LGBT families in America and around the world, and we need our next president to keep us moving forward.

    In too many states, you can get married on Saturday and are at risk of being fired or not hired altogether, on Monday simply because of who you are or who you love. That is unacceptable in America, and it must stop right now. As President, Hillary will fight for the Equality Act to ensure LGBT individuals have comprehensive non-discrimination protections.

    But our fight does not end there. We also need to ensure that LGBT children and families can thrive. That means banning so-called “conversion therapy” for minors that purports to “cure” LGBT people, it means better services for vulnerable populations like homeless LGBT youth and people living with HIV, and it means ending the epidemic of violence against transgender people, particularly transgender women of color.

    Hillary is going to fight for all of this and so much more, but she needs you standing with her. If you agree that we need to keep fighting for full equality for LGBT people, then join her official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign if you agree: DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz must resign immediately

    Earlier this week, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz accused young women of "complacency" in the fight for abortion rights.

    Young women, especially low income women and women of color, have been bearing the brunt of the right-wing’s relentless assault on abortion rights and have been leading the charge to fight back.

    Wasserman Schultz’s comment shows how out of touch she is with the progressive core values of the Democratic activist base, and is just the latest in a string of unacceptable actions that makes it clear it is time for her to resign as chair of the DNC.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos, telling DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz to resign.

    Wasserman Schultz has been chair of the DNC since 2011. After four years, there is no longer any doubt that Wasserman Schultz must go. She has:

    1. Rigged the primary process to suppress Democratic turnout by scheduling the bare minimum of presidential debates, at odd times when TV viewership is lowest — giving all candidates less opportunities to present their message, and suppressing the Democratic voter engagement that is essential to promote turnout at the polls.
    2. Put her own political interests ahead of the Democratic party, routinely soliciting donors at party events for donations to her own campaign and leadership PAC. Previously, as head of the DNC’s Red to Blue program, she refused to support Democratic challengers to three Republicans she counts as friends.
    3. Supported warmongers by trying to undermine the president’s Iran deal. Reports claim she attempted to scuttle a DNC committee resolution supporting peace and diplomacy through the nuclear agreement with Iran. She also pointedly refused to publicly support the deal at first, giving Republicans an opening to attack, before finally voting in favor.
    4. Sided with anti-progressive special interests that hurt Democratic voters and her own constituents. Wasserman Schultz lobbied to stop the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from cracking down on predatory lenders. Under her leadership, the DNC partnered for one of the 2016 debates with a “notoriously anti-choice” media outlet.


    Chair Wasserman Schultz has repeatedly pursued her own agenda at the expense of the progressive base and basic principles of fairness. That’s bad for progressive values and bad for the Democratic Party, and she must resign.

    Sign the petition telling DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz to resign immediately.


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  • Sign the petition: Hold Donald Trump accountable for his lies

    Donald Trump is a pathological liar.

    The sheer quantity of falsehoods—such as claiming that "thousands of Muslims" in New Jersey cheered the 9/11 terrorist attacks—is hard to keep track of, and has shattered any previous attempt to mislead by a political charlatan.

    But his supporters dismiss it, because they think “all politicians lie.”

    It’s imperative on the news media to hold him—and his supporters—accountable.

    Sign the petition: Hold Donald Trump accountable for his lies.

  • Sign the petition: Hold Donald Trump accountable for his lies

    Donald Trump is a pathological liar.

    The sheer quantity of falsehoods—such as claiming that "thousands of Muslims" in New Jersey cheered the 9/11 terrorist attacks—is hard to keep track of, and has shattered any previous attempt to mislead by a political charlatan.

    But his supporters dismiss it, because they think "all politicians lie."

    It’s imperative on the news media to hold him—and his supporters—accountable.

    Sign the petition: Hold Donald Trump accountable for his lies.

  • Take Action: Let’s take on the Koch Brothers in Ohio!

    Ted Strickland is running for Senate in one of the most contested races of 2016. We have a chance to pickup a key Senate seat, but the Koch brothers have made this their #1 race.

    America deserves a Senate that believes in putting the people of our country first. As a fighter for working families, Ted Strickland will be a tireless advocate for opportunity for all.

    Add your name to help us defeat the Koch brothers and help elect Ted Strickland to the U.S. Senate!

    Ted’s campaign has been subject to an unprecedented level of pressure from the Koch brothers. They’re worried they’re about to lose a GOP Senate Seat and have already spent $1.4 million on attacks against Ted.

    We need the help of grassroots supporters like you to win this critical race.

    Add your name to support Ted Strickland for Senate and fight back against the Koch brothers’ machine!

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  • Add your name: Thanks Obama, for taking leadership on gun violence

    Practically every day, we have another gun massacre in this country that cries out the need for common-sense gun safety regulations.

    But Congress, under the influence of the NRA, simply refuses to take any meaningful action whatsoever.

    President Obama has announced that he will issue an executive order to provide some basic background checks—measures that should have passed years ago to stem this violence.

    Sign if you agree: Thank You, President Obama, for showing some real leadership.

  • Sign if you agree: Oregon federal building occupiers are terrorists

    A group of armed anti-government extremists led by the son of deadbeat rancher Cliven Bundy this weekend took over a federal building in Oregon at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

    The media outrageously described their occupation as “peaceful” (in stunning contrast with the Black Lives Matter movement).

    Sign if you agree: the Oregon occupiers are terrorists, and should be treated as such.

  • Sign if you agree: Enough is enough! Stop attacking working people

    The Koch-backed Center for Individual Rights has filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to substantially weaken the ability of public service employees, like teachers and firefighters, to negotiate together for better wages and working conditions.

    This thinly veiled ploy aims to ultimately eliminate the right to organize--and give corporations unlimited power to pay workers as little as the market will bear, while keeping as much as possible for themselves.

    Sign if you agree: The right to collective bargaining must be protected, not destroyed.


    Currently, the law specifies that when the majority of people vote to form a union, the union is required to represent everyone in the workplace, even if the employee is not a union member. Anyone who decides they don't want to be part of the union but benefits from union negotiations, contributes their fair share of the cost of negotiating that agreement.

    No one is required to join a union, and therefore no one is required to contribute to the political or lobbying program of a union. Those who opt out of union representation only need to pay the cost of the negotiations on their behalf.

    It is a system set up to protect the rights and privileges of working people and CEOs would prefer it didn’t exist.

    Sign the petition: Hands off collective bargaining. Working people have the right to negotiate.

    In the case coming before the Supreme Court, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, corporate vultures are arguing to take away right of workers to negotiate as a group.

    Right now the case is restricted to "public employees," but a win would open the floodgates for restrictions on the rights of all employees, public or private sector.

    It’s already way too hard for many Americans to get by, let alone get ahead. And If the Koch brothers get their way, it will be another major blow to the middle class.

    Sign the petition: Enough is enough! It’s time to stop attacking working people and the right to organize.

  • Sign if you agree: We have to hold the Walker administration accountable

    At a time where transparency should be a priority, Governor Walker and the GOP State Senators are finding new ways to push through backdoor deals and ignore laws.

    The backdoor deals and closed conversations have to stop. We’ve set a goal of 10,000 signatures, and we need you to stand with us to demand government transparency within the Walker administration — sign on now >>

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  • Sign if you agree with Bernie: We need a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care system

    The health insurance lobbyists and big pharmaceutical companies try to make "national health care" sound scary. It is not.

    In fact, a large single-payer system already exists in the United States. It's called Medicare and the people enrolled give it high marks. More importantly, it has succeeded in providing near-universal coverage to Americans over age 65 in a very cost-effective manner.

    Sign the petition by Daily Kos and Bernie 2016 that you stand for single-payer health care.

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  • Signature needed: Stand against Donald Trump's stance on immigration

    Donald Trump wants to deport 11 million immigrants if he becomes President. The devastation that would cause for American families as well as our economy is hard to quantify.

    During one of Trump's nonsensical rants at a recent GOP debate, he praised Dwight D. Eisenhower's immigration plan from the 1950s – "Operation Wetback" – stating,

    “Let me just tell you that Dwight Eisenhower. Good president. Great president. People liked him. I liked him. I Like Ike, right? The expression, 'I like Ike.' Moved 1.5 million illegal immigrants out of this country. Moved them just beyond the border, they came back. Moved them again beyond the border, they came back. Didn't like it. Moved 'em waaaay south, they never came back. Dwight Eisenhower. You don't get nicer, you don't get friendlier. They moved 1.5 million people out. We have no choice. We. Have. No. Choice."


    Well Mr. Trump, we have a choice.

    Sign here and let Donald Trump know he doesn’t have your support and he certainly doesn’t have your vote. Calling for violence and terror against immigrants is unacceptable fear-mongering that the American people want no part of.

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  • Sign the petition: The Senate must confirm judges

    We depend on the federal courts to protect civil rights, women’s rights, voting rights, and the environment. But right now the courts can’t do their job because Senate Republicans are stalling, obstructing, and running down the clock until 2017, when they hope a Republican president will appoint more conservative judges.

    Filling vacancies while President Obama is in office is our best chance of getting judges who will stand up for progressive values on the federal bench.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Republican Senators: Stop playing politics and get federal judges confirmed.

    In 2014, Republicans in the Senate blocked confirmation votes on 22 judicial nominations that they later voted unanimously to confirm, wasting days of legislative time. This year alone, the Senate has confirmed just six judges -- the slowest pace in over 60 years.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to prove that he can run a functional Senate, but it looks like obstructionism as usual. Republican Senators are not recommending nominees to President Obama for vacancies in their states. Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley, known for his obstructionism when he was in the minority, is slow-walking current nominees through his committee. And McConnell is not scheduling votes for nominees who do finally make it through Grassley’s committee.

    It’s time for the Senate to nominate and confirm judges in a timely manner, not play politics with the justice system. Sign today to urge them to act.

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  • Sign if you agree: It’s time to end the Hyde Amendment

    The Hyde Amendment has prohibited taxpayer funds from paying for abortion care for 39 years -- successfully keeping some women from accessing abortion. Hyde's effects are devastating for low-income women, making it nearly impossible for them to access safe, affordable abortion.

    Reps. Barbara Lee, Jan Schakowsky and Diana DeGette have introduced a bill, the EACH Woman Act, which would undo Hyde and ensure that every woman, no matter how much she makes or how she’s insured, has access to abortion coverage.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: All women deserve access to safe, legal abortion. Pass the EACH Woman Act now.

    Low-income women and women of color disproportionately bear the burden of the Hyde Amendment. Hyde’s passage (and its subsequent reauthorization every year for the last 39 years) banned Medicaid from funding abortions, with only a few exceptions. And state-based anti-choice laws which close clinics and impose mandatory waiting periods make it close to financially impossible for low-income women to use their own resources to access abortions that Medicaid won’t cover.

    Since the Hyde Amendment was passed, federal employees and their dependents, military personnel and their dependents, Peace Corps volunteers, and low-income residents of Washington, D.C. have all been denied abortion coverage in their health care.

    Undoing this crippling abortion restriction, which has gone largely unchallenged for decades, won’t happen overnight, and certainly not in this Congress. But building momentum can start now, and can make a big difference.

    Stand with women. Sign the petition.

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  • Sign if you agree: MSNBC and CNN should stop promoting Donald Trump’s racist presidential campaign

    Within hours of Donald Trump proposing a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, both MSNBC and CNN interrupted their evening programming to broadcast live footage from a Trump campaign rally in South Carolina. MSNBC took it a step further, quickly announcing that Trump would appear live on its Morning Joe program the next morning, for the second time in just eight days.

    The media’s obsession with Donald Trump has gone too far and has real consequences for our Democracy. By relentlessly chasing ratings and devoting massive airtime to Donald Trump interviews and live coverage of his speeches, MSNBC and CNN are providing Trump with free publicity that is fueling his campaign.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to MSNBC and CNN: Viewers deserve better than wall-to-wall, uncritical coverage of Donald Trump’s racist campaign.

    We aren’t suggesting that MSNBC and CNN should ignore Donald Trump entirely, but the near-continuous coverage of recent weeks has got to stop. And when they do cover Trump, they should contextualize their coverage by pointing out his long history of racism, Islamophobia and hate. As Arianna Huffington promised in a piece, the Huffington Post will continue covering Trump’s campaign, but at the same time will “constantly remind the public of what he stands for.”

    The news media should cover Trump as a leading presidential candidate. But it’s irresponsible and dangerous for MSNBC and CNN to provide Trump with a free national platform to bolster his campaign fueled by bigotry and racism.

    Sign the petition.

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  • Pledge to Fight Against the Extreme GOP Attacks on Women

    Republican Presidential candidates are keeping up with their outrageous threats against women, even against women’s most basic constitutional rights. Ben Carson stated that supporting a woman’s right to choose was like supporting slavery. Ted Cruz has compared funding Planned Parenthood to funding an ongoing criminal enterprise. While Jeb Bush is just “not sure we need half a billion dollars for women’s health.”

    We cannot afford a government shutdown based on the Republican anti-women agenda. Let the GOP know that we stand with all the pro-choice Democratic women and that we won’t tolerate these extreme attacks.

    It is time to end this extremism by electing more pro-choice Democratic women. We cannot let these Republican candidates make decisions for women. Join EMILY’s List and take a stand to elect more pro- choice Democratic women today.

  • Sign the petition: It's time for the GOP to disavow Trump

    When Trump proposed a ban on all Muslims entering the United States, his rivals and other Republican leaders quickly denounced his plan. But what they all failed to do was renounce his candidacy.

    Every Republican presidential contender remained true to the pledge they made this summer, under pressure from Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, to support whoever ends up being the nominee.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Republican party leaders: Take a meaningful stand against Donald Trump’s racist and xenophobic campaign by withdrawing your pledge to support his candidacy if he wins the GOP nomination.

    Trump is not an isolated phenomenon and his rhetoric, while extreme, is neither new or unprecedented. The Republican party has a long history of using race-based rhetoric and dog whistle politics to get votes and pander to the nativist and racist elements of its base.

    The leaders of the Republican party have a choice. They can continue to pander to their party’s racist base and legitimize the politics of hate by failing to denounce Trump’s candidacy, or they can show their party is actually better than that and make clear that they will not endorse Trump if he’s the nominee.

    Tell Republican party leaders: Show that your party is not a party of hate by withdrawing your pledge to support Donald Trump if he wins the Republican party’s nomination.

    Sign the petition.


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  • Signature needed: Tell the D.C. Council to support fair elections

    A system called “fair elections” — in which small donations to candidates who agree not to take large or corporate contributions are matched by public funds — would give candidates in D.C. a major incentive to prioritize regular people over corporate interests and mega-donors.

    This system works, and it’s time to implement it in our nation’s capital.

  • Sign on: Give everyone the chance to thrive by becoming a Global Citizen

    One billion people living in extreme poverty is unfair and unjust.

    We are not a generation of bystanders. We have real power to change the world.

    For the first time in history, we have the right tools to fight devastating issues such as extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.

    True, undeniable change happens only when we come together. Let’s raise our voices and use the power of technology to do it.

    Everyone should be able to not just survive but also thrive. Take action and add your name to prove that we are not a generation of bystanders— and that you are a Global Citizen.

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  • Stand with Hillary if you agree: Middle-class families need a raise, not a tax hike!

    Raising incomes for middle-class families has to be the first priority for our next president.

    As Democrats we should stand united against any measures that would cut middle-class take-home pay by raising their taxes.

    Hillary Clinton believes strongly that middle-class families deserve a raise, not a tax increase. She has proposed a bold, aggressive economic agenda, but when it comes to paying for it, she will make sure the wealthiest Americans finally start contributing their fair share.

    Join Hillary’s official campaign if you agree that we should not force hard-working Americans to pay even more than they already do. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Justice Antonin Scalia's racism is unacceptable. Congress must censure him.
    During oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v. Texas, Justice Antonin Scalia made a plainly racist argument (emphasis ours):

    “There are – there are those who contend that it does not benefit African Americans to to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less­-advanced school, a less – a slower-track school where they do well.

    “One of – one of the briefs pointed out that – that most of the – most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas. They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re – that they’re being pushed ahead in – in classes that are too­­ too fast for them."



    If Justice Scalia is not held accountable for his rhetoric — some of it blatantly racist and some of it representing coded, dog-whistle politics that sounds reasonable to some people but sends a very clear signal of hostility to minorities — that rhetoric will be validated and used to justify future discrimination. We can’t let Justice Scalia’s racism go unanswered.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling your member of Congress to censure Justice Antonin Scalia.

    There are not many sanctions that can be placed on Supreme Court Justices. They are appointed for life and never have to answer to the American people. That is why it is so critical that our elected representatives in Congress speak clearly and with a single voice to show the American people that they find racism as deplorable as we do.

    The only official way for them to do this is with a formal congressional censure. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has already spoken out to denounce Scalia’s comments. It’s time for his colleagues to join him in formally holding Scalia accountable for his racism.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling your member of Congress to censure Justice Antonin Scalia.


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  • Tell Mayor Emanuel and State’s Attorney Alvarez: Resign immediately over the Laquan McDonald cover-up

    In an apparent attempt to cover up false police claims that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was moving to attack officers when he was shot, the city of Chicago fought for more than a year to prevent the release of a dashcam video showing McDonald’s death.

    The video shows Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times in 15 seconds, even though the teenager was walking away from officers, and fired 15 of those shots after McDonald was already on the ground.

    Mayor Emanuel and State’s Attorney Alvarez have had access to this video for over a year. Emanuel appears to have made repeated misleading claims about why it should not be released. Only when the footage became public did Alvarez file charges against Officer Van Dyke. Facing tough re-election campaigns, both had incentive to bury the truth.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Mayor Emanuel and State’s Attorney Alvarez: Resign immediately over the Laquan McDonald cover-up.

    Democratic politicians cannot claim that Black Lives Matter and then act as if their own careers matter more. The New York Times, in a scathing editorial, said the whole episode looks like “an attempt by the city, the police and prosecutors to keep the video under wraps, knowing the political problems it would most likely create.”

    Local prosecutors across the country too often side with bad-apple cops who kill, leading to a culture where anything goes and no one is held accountable. The Cook County State’s Attorney is only the latest caught seeking to sweep the facts under the rug. Demanding her resignation will send a signal to prosecutors across the nation.

    Emanuel and Alvarez have lost the public trust. They cannot be relied upon to reform the Chicago Police Department or ensure the safety of Chicago residents. It is time for them to go, and all of us have a responsibility to speak out.

    Add your name to the petition telling Mayor Emanuel and State’s Attorney Alvarez: You have lost the public’s trust due to your role in covering up and delaying justice for the murder of Laquan McDonald. You must resign immediately.

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  • Sign the petition: Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood need to stop

    Since this summer, extremist anti-choice activists and Republican lawmakers have coordinated to use deceptively edited, secretly recorded videos to attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood. In their attempt to close clinics and take away women’s health care, Republican members of Congress, presidential candidates and governors used rhetoric meant to stoke the outrage of the Republican party’s anti-woman base.

    Months of this hateful rhetoric have created an atmosphere that breeds violence and terrorism. In addition to the November 27 attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, there have been at least five other reported attacks against Planned Parenthood clinics since August. The FBI has been warning about increased attacks by pro-life extremists on reproductive health care facilities since September.

    Enough is enough.

    Congressional Republicans are not going to end their obsession with Planned Parenthood without a fight. There are currently five Congressional committees investigating Planned Parenthood, including a special committee formed by John Boehner just before his resignation.

    Republicans must be held accountable for the inevitable consequences of their actions. Stand up for Planned Parenthood and stand up for women.

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  • Sign if you agree: Elizabeth Warren is our champion in Washington.

    Every day, she fights to level the playing field. Time after time, she's had the guts to hold Wall Street accountable, fight to raise wages for all American workers, and stand up to Republican attempts to end Planned Parenthood.

    But even Senator Warren can't do it by herself. She needs grassroots supporters to fight with her in every state in the nation.

    Add your name to the form to tell Elizabeth Warren that you stand with her!





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  • Sign the petition to support weekend voting

    Voter turnout in America is catastrophically low.

    The number-one reason people give for not voting? Not being able to get off of work. There's an easy solution: Move Election Day to a weekend so more people have a chance to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

    Increasing voter turnout by making voting easier for ALL Americans means our democracy represents all citizens more fairly.

    Add your name if you agree: It's time to make voting easier!





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  • Sign the petition: Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood need to stop

    Since this summer, extremist anti-choice activists and Republican lawmakers have coordinated to use deceptively edited, secretly recorded videos to attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood. In their attempt to close clinics and take away women’s health care, Republican members of Congress, presidential candidates and governors used rhetoric meant to stoke the outrage of the Republican party’s anti-woman base.

    Months of this hateful rhetoric have created an atmosphere that breeds violence and terrorism. In addition to the November 27 attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, there have been at least five other reported attacks against Planned Parenthood clinics since August. The FBI has been warning about increased attacks by pro-life extremists on reproductive health care facilities since September.

    Enough is enough.

    Congressional Republicans are not going to end their obsession with Planned Parenthood without a fight. There are currently five Congressional committees investigating Planned Parenthood, including a special committee formed by John Boehner just before his resignation.

    Republicans must be held accountable for the inevitable consequences of their actions. Stand up for Planned Parenthood and stand up for women.

    Sign the petition telling Republicans:
    No more witch hunts, no more lies. Your attacks on Planned Parenthood are deceitful and dangerous.

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  • Sign the petition: Say you support commonsense solutions to make our country safer from gun violence

    The crisis of gun violence has reached epidemic levels in this country to the point that we are averaging more than one mass shooting per day.

    Add your name in support of commonsense measures Congress can take to make our communities safer from gun violence.





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  • Sign if you agree: WTF? Open carry gun laws in schools?

    In most states, it is legal to walk around public places brandishing a loaded machine gun. Some right-wing extremists have even tried making it a political statement.

    But in Texas and other states, these gun nuts have enacted laws that allow “open carry” guns on college campuses. Even after shootings like the Virginia Tech Massacre.

    Sign the petition to all 50 state legislatures: Open carry guns have no place in schools.

  • Sign the petition: “Thoughts and prayers” are not enough. We need real gun control legislation.

    Last Thursday, just one day after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, having offered their customary post-mass shooting “thoughts and prayers,” Senate Republicans voted to block four gun control bills that begin to address the unprecedented wave of shootings that’s gripped our country.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: “Thoughts and prayers” are not enough. We need real gun control.

    Pro-NRA members of Congress respond to tragedies while they’re in the news, but never take action to prevent them from happening again. Instead, they offer up either fleeting sentiments or xenophobic and racist policies, as they did in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

    It’s time for Congress to consider a meaningful package of gun control reforms, including an assault weapons ban and universal background checks. But breaking the NRA’s chokehold on Congress will require massive amounts of grassroots pressure demanding a real change.

    Sign the petition.

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  • Sign the petition: “Thoughts and prayers” are not enough. We need real gun control legislation.

    Last Thursday, just one day after the mass shooting in San Bernardino, having offered their customary post-mass shooting “thoughts and prayers,” Senate Republicans voted to block four gun control bills that begin to address the unprecedented wave of shootings that’s gripped our country.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: “Thoughts and prayers” are not enough. We need real gun control.

    Pro-NRA members of Congress respond to tragedies while they’re in the news, but never take action to prevent them from happening again. Instead, they offer up either fleeting sentiments or xenophobic and racist policies, as they did in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

    It’s time for Congress to consider a meaningful package of gun control reforms, including an assault weapons ban and universal background checks. But breaking the NRA’s chokehold on Congress will require massive amounts of grassroots pressure demanding a real change.

    Sign the petition to Republicans in Congress: It’s time to put your constituents before the NRA. Bring real gun control legislation to the floor of the House and the Senate.


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  • Stand with Hillary and build a stronger, more fair, more inclusive country

    Donald Trump is leading in every national poll to be the Republican nominee for president.

    And he just released his latest policy proposal: To ban all Muslims from entering our country.

    Trump wants to literally write racism into our law books. His Islamophobia doesn’t reflect our nation’s values -- it goes far enough to damage our country’s reputation, and could even threaten our national security.

    Unfortunately, Trump is leaning into the kind of fear of progress that very well could help him win the nomination. We have to be ready to stop him.

    Add your name to join Hillary's official campaign and help build a stronger, more fair, more inclusive country together. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Working families need help. Raise the minimum wage!

    The minimum wage is too low to make ends meet. It’s unfair and it’s not right.

    Our elected leaders have failed to act -- but we can take action at the ballot box.

    Add your name to support raising the minimum wage in 2016. Together we will reduce inequality and protect the American Dream.

  • Sign if you agree: Donald Trump is a fascist

    Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from coming to the United States proves how dangerous the Republican presidential primary has become.

    Trump’s rhetoric had already provoked violence against immigrants. Now, he is calling for policies straight out of the 1930’s.

    The traditional media and politicians in both parties can no longer treat Trump as just another political phenomenon. It’s time to call him what he is: a fascist.

    Sign if you agree: Donald Trump is a fascist.

  • Sign this: Tell the EPA to stand up to the pesticide industry

    After years of pressure, the EPA recently proposed banning the dangerous neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos from all food crops.

    Join Earthjustice and Daily Kos in telling the EPA to ban all uses of this toxic pesticide.

    Chlorpyrifos causes serious brain and neurodevelopmental impairments in children—including reduced IQ, loss of working memory, delayed development and attention disorders. It is already banned for residential uses because of its harm to kids.

    The pesticide is widely used—on crops from corn to almonds and fruit trees—and even Christmas trees sold during the holiday season.

    Dow AgroSciences—which manufactures chlorpyrifos—is doing everything in its power to stop or weaken the ban.

    The agency will be accepting public comments on its proposal until January 5—and we need you to take action immediately to ask the EPA to ban ALL uses of chlorpyrifos now.

    We can’t let chlorpyrifos continue to poison people. Join Earthjustice and Daily Kos in urging the EPA to ban all uses of this toxic pesticide now.

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  • Sign and send a message: President Obama must veto any attack on Net Neutrality

    Right now Congressional leadership and the White House are negotiating a budget deal that must be in place by December 11.

    Republicans are trying to use this deadline to repeal many of our hard won victories. This includes language which would make it very difficult, if not impossible for the FCC to enforce net neutrality.

    This threatens the existence of independent sites like Daily Kos, and could cede control of the internet back to Big Telecom.

    Sign and send a message directly to the White House: Uphold your promise to the American public that you will protect net neutrality and veto any budget deal containing these destructive riders.

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  • Sign here: Demand Congress pass Elizabeth Warren’s emergency boost for seniors.

    For only the 3rd time since 1972, social security recipients aren’t getting a cost of living increase. This affects seniors the hardest, since for many of them Social Security is their only source of income.

    Democrats, led by Elizabeth Warren, have introduced a bill that takes funds from CEO “performance pay” tax subsidies and redirects it into a one-time emergency payment to seniors. Instead of using the money to subsidize a handful of CEO’s, the legislation would put money where it is needed most, into the hands of senior citizens.

    Sign the petition and tell Congress you support the Democrats emergency boost for seniors.

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  • Sign if you agree: This is domestic terrorism

    Last Friday, a heavily armed man, who appears to be a conservative extremist, opened fire in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, killing three people and injuring nine others.

    This violence is a result of extreme right-wing rhetoric that shames and patronizes women, lies about health care providers and positions politicians as the arbiters of women’s decisions about their bodies and their lives.

    Since August, anti-abortion extremists, among them congressional Republicans, have used deceptively edited, secretly recorded videos to launch a full-scale attack on Planned Parenthood. In that time, the FBI has warned about increased attacks on reproductive health care facilities.

    The despicable attacks on Planned Parenthood are not just acts of hatred but of domestic terrorism, meant to injure, harass and intimidate women, their families and their health care providers — and the Department of Justice should treat them as such.

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  • Sign if you agree: Do not sell sacred Native American land to foreign corporations, pass the Save Oak Flat Act.

    In early November, Bernie introduced a bill to stop Congress from transferring sacred Native American land to a foreign-owned corporation, which plans to develop the largest copper mine in North America.

    The land, known as Oak Flat, is located in the Tonto National Forest and has significant religious and cultural value to Apaches, Yavapais, and other Native Americans in the region.

    Too many times our Native American brothers and sisters have seen the profits of huge corporations put ahead of their sovereign rights, it is wrong that a backroom deal in Washington could lead to the destruction of a sacred area that is so important to so many. We must defend the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are standing in opposition to this giveaway of our natural resources to foreign corporations.

    The Save Oak Flat Act repeals a section of the National Defense Authorization Act that approved the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Act.

    The Land Exchange circumvents existing federal protections for Native American sacred and cultural areas. The companies who will receive the land under the deal, Rio Tinto P.L.C. and its subsidiary Resolution Copper, will reap tens of billions of dollars in U.S. taxpayer assets from the exchange.

    Sign if you agree with Bernie: Do not sell sacred Native American land to foreign corporations, pass the Save Oak Flat Act.







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  • Sign the petition: Stand with Bernie and the American Postal Workers Union to support banks in Post Offices

    Bernie has sponsored legislation to let the Postal Service find innovative new ways to shore up its finances. Sanders prosed that the U.S. Postal Service offer banking services—“postal banking”—which was provided until 1967.

    Simply put, the Post Office would offer basic banking services to customers—like low-interest savings accounts, debit cards and even some simple types of loans. The USPS already takes in more than $100 million in revenue each year by selling postal money orders.

    “One of the ways that I think we can help not only the U.S. Postal Service, but help a lot of low-income people—if you are a low-income person, it is, depending upon where you live, very difficult to find normal banking. Banks don’t want you,” Bernie continued, “And what people are forced to do is go to payday lenders who charge outrageously high interest rates. You go to check-cashing places, which rip you off. And, yes, I think that the postal service, in fact, can play an important role in providing modest types of banking service to folks who need it.”

    An estimated 68 million people live in “bank deserts,” areas without access to financial services. The banks don’t want to serve these people because they’re mostly poor, leaving them to be gouged by check-cashing shops and payday lenders.

    Postal banking could save low-income families thousands of dollars per year, AND provide a new revenue stream for the Post Office.

    Sign if you agree with Bernie and the American Postal Workers Union: Give everyone the option to bank at the Post Office.





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  • Sign the petition: Say you support continuing the refugee program that promises to resettle Syrian refugees

    In terms of the Syrian refugee situation we are now facing, now is not the time for us to succumb to racism and bigotry. In this moment, it is particularly important that we not allow ourselves to be divided by the anti-immigrant hysteria that Republican presidential candidates are ginning up.

    When hundreds of thousands of people have lost everything and have nothing left but the shirts on their backs, we should not turn our backs on these refugees escaping violence in the Middle East. Of course we have to investigate the backgrounds of people coming into the country -- and we will -- but to suggest that we would even turn away orphans is incredible.

    Support continuing the refugee program that promises to resettle Syrians, mostly women and children, who are escaping violence in their home country.





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  • Tell Governor Christie: Protect New Jersey's drinking water.

    New Jersey could face a water crisis similar to California if the Christie administration doesn’t act now.

    Counties across the state are rationing water, and water supplies in parts of Cape May and Cumberland counties are contaminated with salt water. Groundwater supplies are being depleted across the state.

    New Jersey’s population is growing, and we’ll need more drinking water in years to come. Yet the policies that ensure we have the water we need haven’t been updated in nearly two decades. It’s unacceptable that the state has not taken action to ensure clean drinking water for everyone.

    Governor Christie must release the state Water Supply Master Plan now. Without this plan, New Jersey can’t address our aging water infrastructure and plan for the demands that are being placed on our precious water.



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  • Stand with Sen. Warren: No holiday handouts for Wall Street

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is warning that Republicans and corporate Democrats plan to use must-pass end-of-year spending bills to benefit big banks. The Wall Street holiday wish list includes attacks on consumer protections and rollbacks of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that would cost struggling families money and put all of us at risk of another crash.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: I stand with Sen. Warren. No holiday handouts for Wall Street.

    Wall Street is determined to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created by Sen. Warren, by replacing its tough leader with a gridlocked commission. Republicans are also trying to exempt all but the biggest banks from financial regulation, and block President Obama’s Labor Department from instituting new rules to help protect investors from shady, self-serving investment advisors.

    As we get closer to the deadline to pass end-of-year spending bills, you can expect the misleading rhetoric to heat up. There is a very real risk that corporate Democrats will buy the lies and parrot false arguments – so it is up to us to fight back.

    We need to make it absolutely clear that no member of Congress – and certainly no Democrat – should use must-pass legislation to do Wall Street’s bidding.

    Sign the petition.

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  • Stop taking polling places away from African-American communities

    Last year, the North Carolina State Board of Elections closed nearly a third of the state's Early Voting locations, replacing them with polling places at new sites.

    As we recently reported, the effect of these changes was to move polling places a total of 21,000 miles farther away from white voters' homes, but more than ten times farther - 350,000 miles - from black voters' homes - a distance equal to a trip from the Earth to the Moon and half-way home again.

    Democracy depends on free and fair elections. And those depend, in part, on equal access to the polls for voters of all races.

    Both the U.S. Constitution's 15th Amendment and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act provide that voting rights "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race."

    To ‘abridge’ a right is to lessen its strength or effect. North Carolina's shell game of polling places switches, moving black voters further away from the polls, is a clear violation of African American voters' constitutional rights, as well as of the Voting Rights Act.

    Sign the petition to the North Carolina Board of Elections: Take immediate action to restore polling places in African-American communities.

  • MoveOn.org endorses Ted Strickland, will you?

    In one of the country’s most watched Senate races, MoveOn.org has endorsed Ted Strickland!

    Ted Strickland was a vocal opponent in Congress to the Iraq War and has consistently stood up against trade deals that have shipped jobs overseas. And as Governor of Ohio, Ted fought each day to expand opportunity for all Ohioans.

    Sign up if you want to help send a champion for American jobs and working families, Ted Strickland, to the U.S. Senate.

    Ted believes that all Americans deserve the chance to earn a livable wage while having access to quality healthcare and affordable education options.

    Now is our chance to fight for all hardworking Americans and send Ted Strickland to the Senate.

    Stand with Ted Strickland and help him win one of the tightest races in the country.

    Add Your Name to help us bring common sense back to the Senate.

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  • Sign and send a message to your members of Congress: Don't trade away the internet in a budget deal

    Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans are underway in D.C. to pass a budget bill before the Dec. 11 deadline.

    Republicans are trying to add ideological riders to the bill in order to do things like defund Planned Parenthood, block the resettlement of Syrian refugees, and prevent the FCC from enforcing Net Neutrality.

    President Obama and the Democratic Leadership have been firm in their position that they support Net Neutrality and they are opposed to any and all ideological riders in a budget deal--but they aren't the only decision makers.

    Retiring U.S. senator from Maryland, Barbara Mikulski, is the most powerful Democratic member on the appropriations committee, which will be making final recommendations—and she’s under a lot of pressure to make decisions this week.

    Just a few weeks ago, we felt good that Sen. Mikulski would be able to stand strong. Now, Republicans are making bold demands they couldn’t before, because they are leveraging the Syrian Refugee crisis and feel emboldened by the fearful rhetoric following the recent attacks in Paris and elsewhere.

    Now, one of the trades on the table could threaten the very existence of Daily Kos as it would tie the hands of the FCC to protect the open internet by implementing requirements that would make enforcement of net neutrality very difficult, if not impossible. We need to give Senate Democrats proof Team Internet will be here to stop this and other trade-offs.

    Sign and send a message to your member/s of the Senate right now and urge them to stand with President Obama, Democratic Leadership, and the FCC to protect the open internet.

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  • Sign and send a petition to your senators: Vote "no" on anti-refugee legislation

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has started a fast-track process to bring up the anti-refugee legislation passed by the House last Thursday, November 19. The action bypasses the legislative process through committees and brings the bill directly to the floor.

    Republicans and some Democrats have rallied around halting the acceptance of refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks--despite hyperbolic and inaccurate claims that we should fear terrorism from refugees.

    Misguided paranoia should not and cannot trump compassion.

    Tell your senators to reject the politics of fear by voting "no" on any legislation that would halt or otherwise interrupt the acceptance of refugees into the U.S.

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  • Thank your House Democrat for standing with refugees

    On Thursday, November 19, the House of Representatives voted 289-137 for a bill that would effectively halt the acceptance of Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S. Forty-seven Democrats joined Republicans in caving to Daesh’s campaign of fear.

    But your member of Congress rejected the politics of fear and stood with the refugees.

    In a time of increasingly unhinged, horrifying, hardline and inhumane responses to refugees and Muslims, publicly standing by your convictions is an act of courage.

    There is tremendous pressure to halt the entry of refugees into the United States, and it will only get worse as fear-mongers use the current situation to stoke the flames of bigotry for political gain. Your member of Congress needs to hear from constituents that support their vote.

    Sign and send a letter thanking your member of Congress for standing with refugees by voting against HR 4038 (the SAFE Act).


    P.S. You can find the complete vote results here.

  • Stand with the League of Conservation Voters and support Hillary for President!

    Hillary Clinton will be a president who fights to protect our environment and natural resources.

    That’s why the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) recently endorsed her for President!

    Hillary opposes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the arctic. Instead, she has proposed an ambitious plan to combat climate change, create jobs, and make America the clean energy superpower.

    If you’re with her, then sign up to join the official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Women shouldn’t make less than men in 2015. Stand with Hillary if you agree!

    More women than ever are supporting their families. But on the whole, they’re still getting paid less than men.

    And yet some Republicans deny it’s a problem, or that the pay gap exists at all. They are wrong.

    In 2014, the average woman working full time made almost $10,800 less than her male counterparts—meaning women would need to work approximately 60 extra days just to catch up.

    This is an outrage and as president Hillary Clinton will fight to close the wage gap once and for all.

    She will work to get the Paycheck Fairness Act passed, raise the minimum wage, and promote pay transparency.

    If we want to raise incomes and get our economy working for everyone, one of the best things we can do is make sure women finally get equal pay! Join Hillary’s official campaign if you agree. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign and send the petition: 47 House Democrats voted to block Syrian refugees

    Congress has sunk to a new low.

    On November 19th, the Republican House voted 289-137 to pass HR 4038, legislation that would create even more unnecessary hurdles for Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S., whipping up their racist, xenophobic base into mass hysteria.

    47 House Democrats voted with Republicans to pass this awful legislation. It is completely unconscionable, and as Democrats they should know better.

    These House Democrats must hear from you. If you live in their district, please sign and send the petition to them. Please add your personal notes as well.

  • Sign and send the petition to your congressperson: Vote NO on H.R. 4038

    Republicans are wasting no time to play to the racist, xenophobic elements of their base in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut.

    House Republicans announced last night that they'll bring a bill to the floor today that would suspend the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States. We cannot allow that to happen.

    This is an urgent action: Sign and send the petition to your congressperson now and tell them you support allowing refugees into the United States.


  • Sign and send the petition: Democrats must support Syrian refugees

    In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris & Beirut, Republicans are attacking Syrian refugees who are flying the exact same terrorism in their country.

    But even some Democrats are piling on. New York Sen. Charles Schumer—the incoming Democratic Senate leader—has said a “pause” on refugees might be necessary. And New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan says the United States should halt new Syrian refugees.

    If leading Democrats start echoing the fear-mongering and demanding that we refuse refugees, the political tide will get very ugly and remain so for a long-time.

    Sign and send a petition to your Democratic U.S. Senator(s), urging them not to echo any right-wing fear-mongering, and instead to support President Obama's efforts to settle Syrian refugees in the United States.

  • Sign if you agree: I support accepting more Syrian refugees in my state

    After the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and elsewhere, it seems like we are only hearing from voices of fear and xenophobia. Already, 26 governors have said they will request that the federal government doesn't resettle any Syrian refugees in their states.

    I will not be silent and let their voices of hate drown out all others.

    I support accepting more Syrian refugees into my state. I want everyone to know this is how I feel, and let them know many other Americans feel the same way.

    Add your name: I support accepting more Syrian refugees in my state.

  • Sign here: Tell the Supreme Court you support legal and safe access to abortion

    The Supreme Court is about to take up a once-in-a-generation case on abortion access.

    The case concerns two parts of a Texas state law that imposes strict requirements on abortion providers. Such targeted regulations of abortion providers (or TRAP laws) are designed by the anti-choice movement to shut down clinics, and it's been working in several states.

    But 7 in 10 Americans support legal and safe access to abortion, and we *will not* let the country go back to a time before Roe v. Wade.

    Add your name to say you'll stand on the side of reproductive freedom as this case heads to the highest court in the land.

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  • Sign the petition: Reject hate and show compassion

    The horrific events last week in Paris and Beirut, where 169 men, women, and children were indiscriminately killed, are difficult to comprehend. We stand with the victims, their families, and the people of Paris and Beirut.

    We also stand in solidarity with those who are most likely to become the victims of backlash and violence over the coming weeks – Muslims in France and around the world, including the millions of refugees fleeing Syria, Yemen, and other countries to escape the same violence and hate that destroyed so many lives in Beirut and Paris.

    We need to push back hard against those who want to blame refugees and we must stop fueling the cycle of violence with militaristic approach, which will only lead to increased radicalization and more deadly attacks. It was the use of U.S. military force in Iraq that destabilized the region and created the environment that helped ISIS thrive in the first place.

    Terrorists act to divide us, to stoke fear, and amplify hate. They aim to break our bonds of humanity. We cannot give in to fear.

    Tell President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to reject hate directed towards Muslims, resist pressure for increased militarization, and show compassion by immediately expanding the number of refugees the United States will accept.

    Sign the petition.


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  • Sign and send the petition to the White House: I support admitting Syrian refugees into the United States.

    Millions of people are fleeing terrible violence in Syria. The humanitarian crisis has made headlines around the world, but some Republicans are calling for the United States to stop accepting refugees in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

    Thankfully, the president has broad authority with regard to admitting refugees into the United States.

    The right-wing fear machine is in high gear in the wake of the Paris attacks and we need to make sure voices of reason are heard right now.

    Sign and send the petition to the White House: I support admitting Syrian refugees into the United States.



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  • Sign if you agree: I welcome Syrian refugees in my state

    In the wake of the attacks in Paris and Beirut, Republicans have pandered to anti-Muslim bigotry and the scapegoats have been Syrian refugees who are fleeing terrorism.

    Ted Cruz has said we must only allow Christian refugees, and Republican governors from Illinois to Maine have even gone so far as to say they will not accept the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their state. These governors have no authority to do so--according to the Refugee Act of 1980, Hines v. Davidowitz, and Arizona v. United States. Their statements are more rhetoric to fuel bigotry.

    Sign if you agree: Welcome Syrian refugees, do not pander to bigots.

  • Sign the petition: Justice for Jamar Clark

    On November 15, 2015, Jamar Clark was assaulted and shot by Minneapolis, MN police officers.

    According to eyewitness accounts, Clark was not resisting arrest when he was handcuffed and thrown to the ground by officers. Two officers then surrounded the victim and were obstructing the view of Clark when a shot was fired through Clark’s head.

    Sign the petition: I stand with the Northside Community, the Minneapolis NAACP and Black Lives Matter Minneapolis. Justice for Jamar Clark.

    The Northside Community, the Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Minneapolis have set up an encampment outside the main entrance to the Police Department’s precinct headquarters in north Minneapolis and have refused to move until the following demands have been met:

    - An independent investigation of the Jamar Clark’s murder;
    - African American grief counselors for witnesses;
    - A public apology from city leaders for the police abuse that occurred and how residents were treated following the shooting.



    Sign the petition: I stand with the Northside Community, the Minneapolis NAACP and Black Lives Matter Minneapolis. Justice for Jamar Clark.

  • Sign the petition: No more Goldman Sachs insiders at the Fed

    The Minneapolis Fed announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs executive Neel Kashkari as its new president. This is the third time this year a key post at the Federal Reserve has been filled by a former Goldman Sachs insider.

    Once Kashkari takes the helm at the Minneapolis Fed, one-third of the regional presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks will be former Goldman executives. The Fed’s cozy relationship with Wall Street fuels risk and corruption in our economy. Yet the Fed refuses to address the problem.

    Sign the petition from Center for Popular Democracy Action and Daily Kos: No more Goldman Sachs insiders at the Fed.

    In the last year, recordings surfaced showing Fed regulators failing to intervene in a Goldman scheme they acknowledged was “shady.” Goldman also paid a $50 million fine after one of its employees used his connections as a former Fed employee to obtain regulatory materials.

    Kashkari’s nomination is a particularly egregious example of corporate and financial voices drowning out the voices of everyday Americans. Kashkari spent his early career at Goldman Sachs, quickly rising to the executive level. He left the world of investment banking for a time to work under a former Goldman boss in the Treasury Department where he oversaw TARP and imposed few restrictions on bailed out banks.

    The Fed has a chance to fix this problem. All 12 regional presidents’ terms expire next February, and Janet Yellen can insist on a more transparent process that allows opportunity for public input.

    Goldman officials like Kashkari cannot be counted on to represent working Americans when making decisions about the economy. Tell Janet Yellen to fix the Fed’s broken nomination process now.

  • Sign the petition: No more Goldman Sachs insiders at the Fed

    The Minneapolis Fed announced the appointment of former Goldman Sachs executive Neel Kashkari as its new president. This is the third time this year a key post at the Federal Reserve has been filled by a former Goldman Sachs insider.

    Once Kashkari takes the helm at the Minneapolis Fed, one-third of the regional presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks will be former Goldman executives. The Fed’s cozy relationship with Wall Street fuels risk and corruption in our economy. Yet the Fed refuses to address the problem.

    Sign the petition from Center for Popular Democracy Action and Daily Kos: No more Goldman Sachs insiders at the Fed.

    In the last year, recordings surfaced showing Fed regulators failing to intervene in a Goldman scheme they acknowledged was “shady.” Goldman also paid a $50 million fine after one of its employees used his connections as a former Fed employee to obtain regulatory materials.

    Kashkari’s nomination is a particularly egregious example of corporate and financial voices drowning out the voices of everyday Americans. Kashkari spent his early career at Goldman Sachs, quickly rising to the executive level. He left the world of investment banking for a time to work under a former Goldman boss in the Treasury Department where he oversaw TARP and imposed few restrictions on bailed out banks.

    The Fed has a chance to fix this problem. All 12 regional presidents’ terms expire next February, and Janet Yellen can insist on a more transparent process that allows opportunity for public input.

    Goldman officials like Kashkari cannot be counted on to represent working Americans when making decisions about the economy. Tell Janet Yellen to fix the Fed’s broken nomination process now.

  • Keystone XL rejected! We did it! Thank President Obama.

    President Obama’s rejection of Keystone XL is a historic victory against an oil industry whose power to imperil all of us in the pursuit of greed has been unchecked for far too long.

    Grassroots activism and organizing made it happen. Historic, sustained, relentless, nationwide, diverse, fearless, deeply committed activism, of the kind we haven’t seen in a generation.

    Stopping Keystone XL is not enough. But it is victories like this that show a clean energy future is within reach, if we keep working for it.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos, thanking President Obama for hearing our call, and urging him to continue to stand up to the fossil fuel industry.

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  • Tell World Leaders: We Demand Climate Action

    This December, leaders from every nation in the world will meet for the Paris Climate Summit – COP21 - to work towards an international commitment to act on climate.

    If we want to leave our children, grandchildren, and future generations a healthy planet, now is the time to act. We’re on the precipice of doing something big and lasting -- but we need our world leaders to work together in Paris to fight for a clean energy future.

    The U.S. is taking its own blueprint for climate action to Paris. The groundbreaking Clean Power Plan will, for the first time ever, reduce climate-wrecking carbon pollution from power plants.

    And the U.S. is not acting alone. China announced its own national plan to cut carbon pollution. India is committing to dramatically expand its growing renewable energy sector. In fact, over 150 countries are coming to Paris with new national climate action plans.

    NRDC is partnering with organizations, community groups, businesses and citizens from around the world to Demand Climate Action. Sign the petition and we will deliver it, along with petitions from millions of others, to world leaders when they meet in Paris.

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  • Support Paid Family Leave

    Paid family leave keeps our families healthier and our economy stronger—yet the Republicans in power reject any and all efforts to ensure access to family leave for all. Add your name to stand with Democrats who support paid leave for all hardworking Americans.

    Before becoming Speaker, Paul Ryan made it clear that spending time with his family was non- negotiable. But while he acknowledged that family comes first, he has since said prioritizing paid family leave “doesn’t make any sense,” and called it an “entitlement.”

    The United States is the only developed country with no guaranteed paid family leave policy—and only 12 percent of private-sector workers have access to it through their employers.

    President Obama has secured up to 7 paid sick days for all government contractors, but he can’t make the change by himself—we need Congress to act.

    Family leave is something every American deserves. Add your name to join Democrats working to make it a reality.



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  • Sign if you agree: The revolving door of government and corporations must be closed

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls golden parachutes for Wall Street executives who enter public service “paying people off to remember their Wall Street friends while they run our government” – and it is a huge problem in the Obama administration.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling President Obama to ban golden parachutes for Wall Street executives for the remainder of his term.

    The head of the Treasury Department and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative are both former Citigroup employees. Securities and Exchange Chair Mary Jo White’s new chief of staff is a former Goldman Sachs lawyer. Attorney General Eric Holder just recently returned to his old corporate law firm under a cloud of questions about the firm holding an office for him before he left the government. The list could go on and on.

    All over the government, former Wall Street employees fill important positions, bringing with them a biased worldview and the ability for their former co-workers to influence them with a well-placed phone call. Countless more treat Wall Street with kid gloves to preserve the possibility of cashing in on a job in the future, or leave government and use their connections and expertise on behalf of their new employees.

    President Obama does not need to wait on Congress to pass legislation cracking down on the revolving door. He can set a precedent for his successor – and shore up his own leaky legacy on Wall Street – by demanding that any new administration officials for the rest of his term give up any sort of bonus from the financial industry.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling President Obama to ban golden parachutes for Wall Street executives for the remainder of his term.

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  • Sign the petition: Elizabeth Warren is right. Seniors need a raise.

    Elizabeth Warren just introduced a bill to boost Social Security payments for 2016 with a one-time bump in benefits—and pay for it by raising taxes on executive pay.

    Sign the petition: I agree with Elizabeth Warren. Support the SAVE Act.

    The Seniors and Veterans Emergency Benefits Act (SAVE Act) would offer a one-time 3.9 percent increase. It covers the cost of the increase by eliminating a corporate tax exemption for performance pay packages—which would also extend the solvency of by depositing any excess taxes collected from CEOs into the Social Security Trust Fund.

    Without the SAVE Act, 2016 will join 2010 and 2011 as the only years since 1975 to not give Social Security any cost-of-living increase.

    With Warren’s bill, the average benefit increase in 2016 would be $581 per recipient.

    Sign the petition: Support the SAVE Act.

  • Tell Senate Democrats: Stand strong against Monsanto’s DARK Act

    Right now, Monsanto and its allies are spending millions to lobby Congress to support the “Denying Americans the Right to Know” Act (DARK Act), a dangerous anti-GMO labeling bill.

    If signed into law, the DARK Act would block all state laws requiring mandatory GMO labeling, prevent the FDA from establishing a national mandatory GMO labeling program, block all state and local efforts to protect rural communities and farmers from the impacts of GMO crops, and prevent claims by food companies that non-GMO foods are better than GMO ones.

    Without Democratic support, the DARK Act will likely fail to pass procedural hurdles to make it to the Senate floor for a vote.

    This is our opportunity to stop this bill dead in its tracks and protect our right to know what’s in our food. We must pressure senate Democrats not to support this anti-GMO labeling legislation.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Reject the DARK Act.

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  • SIGN THIS: Welcome back, Jon Stewart!

    For sixteen years, Jon Stewart hosted the Daily Show on Comedy Central—where he shared his gift of being able to both amuse and educate his audience at the same time.

    By cutting through the lies and absurdity in American politics, Stewart was a much needed voice in our discourse.

    We missed him terribly when he left, but now Jon Stewart has announced plans with HBO to produce digital content for the next four years.

    Sign here to welcome back Jon Stewart.

  • Sign if you agree: Everyone deserves paid family leave

    Paid family leave. If you need time off to have a child or care for a sick family member, you shouldn’t have to lose your job—or go broke taking unpaid leave.

    Most developed countries give workers some minimum paid family leave. California has had paid family leave via payroll deduction, and it has helped 1.8 million workers (90% of whom used it to take care of a new baby) without hurting businesses or killing jobs.

    Sign if you agree: Everyone deserves paid family leave.

  • Stand with Democrats and Act on Climate Change

    Climate change is happening and it’s threatening the health of all Americans, current and future. Add your name if you agree that we must act on climate now.

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  • Sign the petition: Let the candidates debate!

    Serious conversations about progressive solutions to problems like inequality, guns, climate, immigration, and civil rights are the best way to draw a sharp contrast with hateful, right-wing-pandering Republicans.

    But unfortunately, the Democratic National Committee is strictly limiting the number of Democratic primary debates to just six – half the number of debates Republicans have scheduled for their primary and only a fraction of the 26 times Democratic candidates debated in 2008.

    Under pressure, the DNC has agreed to endorse additional forums, but they are not set up as formal debates between candidates and will not be televised in front of a national audience.

    We can’t rely on the media to adequately inform voters and draw the necessary contrasts between the parties and candidates. And unlike 30-second television ads, debates spur engagement, which in turn encourages more voter participation.

    Heading into the general election, educating and energizing voters should be the primary goal of the Democratic Party, not restricting important conversations between candidates.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to the DNC: Let the candidates debate!

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  • Sign if you agree: Marco Rubio is an extremist

    Like a lot of Republicans these days, Senator Marco Rubio is neglecting his day job to run for President--and it is ugly.

    He denies the existence of climate change--while his home state of Florida is hard hit by rising sea levels.

    He abandoned the one issue (comprehensive immigration reform) where he had found common ground with Democrats.

    Don’t be fooled by claims of Rubio being moderate. He is anti-choice, against marriage equality, against paycheck fairness, and so much more. He is an extremist of the worst kind.

    And to top it off, Rubio blatantly lied about his finances, and is now fundraising off it.

    Sign if you agree: Marco Rubio is an extremist.

  • Sign the petition: Shut down the Planned Parenthood special committee

    Republicans couldn’t pass a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. They couldn’t shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood. They couldn’t prove that Planned Parenthood has done a single thing wrong — even after listening to hours of testimony and receiving tens of thousands of pages of documents.

    But congressional Republicans just can’t stop attacking women’s rights. The extremist right-wing House leadership team have created an entire new special committee to investigate Planned Parenthood and provide yet another forum for House Republicans to grandstand for political points from their extreme conservative base.

    House Republicans committed to shutting down Planned Parenthood have already spent months wasting time and money to find no evidence of any wrongdoing, it’s time for them to be held accountable and it’s time for them to stop.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Shut down the Planned Parenthood special committee.

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  • Sign if you agree: Democrats must protect the net neutrality victory in this upcoming fight

    The FCC enacted important net neutrality rules this year--and the rules have been under constant attack from Big Telecom ever since. The upcoming appropriations fight--to be decided this December--will be no different.

    Republicans plan to include a controversial rider--which they know would never pass otherwise--in the upcoming appropriations bill.

    Democrats have stated they will not vote to include ideological riders and we need them to stand strong against this one.

    Please sign the petition urging Democrats to stand strong to protect net neutrality by not including this ideological rider in the appropriations bill.

  • Sign if you agree: Democrats must protect the net neutrality victory in this upcoming fight

    The FCC enacted important net neutrality rules this year--and the rules have been under constant attack from Big Telecom ever since. The upcoming appropriations fight--to be decided this December--will be no different.

    Republicans plan to include a controversial rider--which they know would never pass otherwise--in the upcoming appropriations bill.

    Democrats have stated they will not vote to include ideological riders and we need them to stand strong against this one.

    Please sign the petition from Daily Kos and Open Media urging Democrats to stand strong to protect net neutrality by not including this ideological rider in the appropriations bill.

  • Sign if you agree: Say “NO” to the Republicans ideological fight on the budget

    Republicans are sore losers.

    Democrats have enacted a number of significant pieces of legislation, executive orders, and—through federal agencies—a lot of great rules.

    Now, Republicans want to use crafty legislative maneuvers to undo all of this hard work by attaching ideological riders to an appropriations bill. Riders are controversial measures added to bills. Most riders wouldn’t pass on their own, so they are stuck onto other pieces of legislation.

    In the upcoming appropriations bill there are over 300 riders—these include attacks on Planned Parenthood funding, net neutrality, workers rights, environmental standards, newly implemented banking reforms, public health, the social safety net, and any other issue important to Democrats.

    Democrats have stated they will not vote for an appropriations bill with these ideologic riders. We need to show them the American public supports this position to strengthen their resolve in negotiations.

    Sign the petition to Democrats: Say no to an appropriations bill that contains harmful ideological riders.

  • Sign the petition: All states need to pass automatic voter registration laws

    We know all too well that, following the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision to gut crucial sections of the VRA, many state legislatures have introduced prohibitive measures to restrict the right to vote.

    But in Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a first-in-the-nation bill to automatically register all eligible Oregonians to vote when they obtain or renew a driver’s license or state identification card.

    Join Governor Brown today and add your name below calling on states around the country to follow Oregon’s model for voter registration



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  • Sign the petition: There’s nothing funny about racism

    NBC announced that Donald Trump will host Saturday Night Live (SNL) on November 7.

    That’s the same Donald Trump whose campaign rhetoric — rooted in racism, fear-mongering and hate — is demonizing and dehumanizing immigrants and people of color. The same Donald Trump whose platform advocates for the mass deportation of Latino immigrants.

    Donald Trump is one of the leading presidential candidates in the Republican field. NBC’s news division should cover him as they would any other front-runner. But NBC and Saturday Night Live should not be validating his hateful views by giving him an additional national platform to bolster his image and entertain the American people.

    It’s irresponsible and dangerous for NBC to provide Trump with a free national platform to bolster his campaign fueled by bigotry and racism.

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  • Sign if you agree: Attacks on Planned Parenthood are acts of terrorism

    After false videos demonizing Planned Parenthood were released, there have been a series of violent, politically motivated attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation.

    These are violent acts of terrorism, but so far law enforcement has only treated them as isolated crimes of arson and vandalism.

    The U.S. Department of Justice has the power to investigate these as acts of terrorism. Sign if you agree: Attacks on Planned Parenthood are acts of terrorism.

  • Sign if you agree: Cops do not belong in schools

    On October 26, 2015, Ben Fields, a “school resource officer,” was filmed violently arresting a black teenage girl seated at a desk in Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina for "disrupting" the class.

    This was not an isolated incident.

    Since the late 1990s, school districts have become increasingly reliant on police to enforce discipline--adopting "zero tolerance" policies, not just for weapons or drugs, but for behavior that's seen as disorderly or defiant.

    The heavy reliance on the criminal justice system for misbehavior that had previously been handled by counselors and teachers comes at a high cost to students of color.

    School should be a place to learn and grow, not a place to be brutalized. Having officers on school premises does not keep children safe. It creates an environment of fear and distrust and sometimes, abuse.

    Sign the petition: Stop criminalizing childhood. No more officers in schools.

  • Sign if you agree: WTF, Ben Carson?

    We all know Donald Trump is bad, and his rise in the polls among Republican voters is truly frightening.

    But neurosurgeon Ben Carson is just as extreme—if not moreso. And he has not nearly faced the same level of scrutiny in the media.

    Consider the following: Carson has compared abortion to slavery, believes that Muslims should not be allowed to run for President, and that we should repeal Medicare and Medicaid.

    Sign if you agree: WTF, Ben Carson? You have taken Republican crazy to a new level.

  • Sign and send to your member of Congress: Oppose any budget deal that cuts Social Security or Medicare.

    Multiple news outlets are reporting that the White House and Congress are close to agreeing on a two-year budget deal, and that the deal might include cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

    Sign and send the petition to your member of Congress: Oppose any budget deal that cuts Social Security or Medicare.

    As you read this, congressional leaders are gauging support for this potential deal among rank-and-file members of Congress. They won't go forward with the plan if the rank and file oppose it.

    This is a moment when your action can make a big difference but only if you act immediately.

    We need rank-and-file members of Congress telling congressional leaders they will oppose any deal that cuts Social Security and Medicare. But that will only happen if their constituents are making that message loud and clear, right now.

    Sign and send the petition to your member of the House of Representatives right now: Oppose any budget deal that cuts Social Security or Medicare.

  • Be a citizen cosponsor of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

    The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act is a serious step forward in the urgent fight to reform our criminal justice system.

    The legislation narrows the scope of mandatory minimum prison sentences to focus on the most serious offenders, retroactively addresses inequality in many previously-imposed drug sentences, limits the use of solitary confinement for juveniles, and much more.

    Join Senator Cory Booker and sign on as a citizen co-sponsor of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.

  • Sign if you agree: Paul LePage is a disgrace to Maine

    There are many right-wing extremists in the Republican Party, but few are as crude or offensive as Maine Governor Paul LePage.

    From rejecting Medicaid for constituents who qualify to telling the NAACP to “kiss my ass” to blatantly sexist comments, LePage consistently makes headlines—and not in a good way.

    Sign if you agree: Paul LePage is a disgrace to Maine.

  • Sign if you agree: Feeding the homeless is not a crime

    Cities like Houston & Fort Lauderdale have passed laws making it a crime to feed homeless people on the street. The law in Fort Lauderdale comes with a penalty of up to 60 days in jail.

    Homeless people are not animals at the zoo, and food is a human necessity. Punishing people who are giving them food is appalling—not to mention a basic violation of free speech.

    Sign if you agree: Feeding the homeless is not a crime.

  • Sign if you agree: Standardized tests are not the way to teach kids

    Politicians in both parties have pushed more and more standardized testing down the throats of classrooms to hold teachers “accountable.”

    School closures are even tied to how well kids do on standardized tests, where some school are said to “fail.”

    But standardized tests result in students spending less time in class learning. Moreover, standardized test scores are higher in wealthy schools than in poor ones—which makes them just another way to punish poor kids and their teachers.

    Sign if you agree: Standardized tests are not the way to teach kids.

  • Sign if you'd like to see single-payer healthcare in every state

    Most politicians tell us it’s not practical, but we already have a single-payer healthcare system in this country. It’s called Medicare. It works for millions of seniors and disabled people efficiently and affordably.

    If we can’t get single payer at the federal level for political reasons, we can at the state level and some state—like Colorado and Vermont—are moving in that direction.

    Sign if you’d like to see single-payer healthcare in every state.

  • Tell Walmart it's better business to work for the American people than against them

    Walmart is America’s largest private employer, but it keeps many of its workers living in poverty.

    Eighty percent of its employees rely on Food Stamps—because Walmart pays them below the poverty line, which means that American taxpayers are footing the bill.

    Sign the petition: Walmart must work for the American people—not against them

  • Sign the petition: Make the RNC reimburse taxpayers for the $4.5 million spent by the Benghazi Committee

    Republicans have spent $4.5 million of taxpayer money on the House Select Committee on Benghazi—a committee that the Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Republican Rep. Richard Hanna, and a Republican committee staff member have said was convened to make Hillary Clinton look bad in an attempt to hobble her presidential campaign.

    Taxpayers shouldn't be on the hook for Republican smear campaigns.

    Sign the petition: Make the Republican National Committee reimburse taxpayers for the $4.5 million spent by the Benghazi Committee attacking Hillary Clinton.

  • Sign the petition: Stop the attack on voting rights in Alabama

    First, Alabama passed a voter ID bill in 2011, which requires a government-issued photo ID to vote. Now Alabama is making it virtually impossible for some people to get those IDs.

    Alabama plans to shut down 31 county driver’s license offices across the state, leaving 28 counties without a single location where residents can obtain a driver’s license.

    As John Archibald observed at the Birmingham News, “Every single county in which Blacks make up more than 75 percent of registered voters will see their driver license office closed.” This decision is a clear attempt to suppress African-American votes.

    Alabama Congresswoman Terri Sewell sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging her to launch a formal investigation, but the Justice Department hasn’t yet stepped in. We can’t allow this blatant attack on voting rights to stand.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to launch an immediate investigation into Alabama’s new voter suppression scheme.

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  • Sign if you agree: Give everyone the option to bank at the Post Office

    Bernie Sanders has proposed that the U.S. Postal Service offer banking services—“postal banking”—which was provided until 1967, and is still a reality in European & Asian countries.

    Simply put, the Post Office would offer basic banking services to customers—like low-interest savings accounts, debit cards and even some simple types of loans.

    An estimated 68 million people live in “bank deserts,” areas without access to financial services. The banks don’t want to serve these people because they’re mostly poor, leaving them to be gouged by check-cashing shops and payday lenders.

    Postal banking could save low-income families thousands of dollars per year, AND provide a new revenue stream for the Post Office.

    Sign if you agree: Give everyone the option to bank at the Post Office.

  • Sign if you agree: So-called “religious exemption” bills are un-American

    Having lost the fight over marriage equality, right-wing groups are now pushing dangerous so-called “religious exemption” bills in state legislatures throughout the country.

    These bills have nothing to do with religious freedom. They are a direct assault on civil rights and on a basic American value: the separation of church and state.

    If enacted, these laws would allow business owners to discriminate against women and LGBT people with impunity—whether in employment, housing or public accommodations.

    Sign if you agree: Pledge to defeat the so-called “religious freedom” bills.

  • Sign if you agree: We need a clean budget.

    Right now, the Administration and Congress are negotiating a budget for the American people. Currently, that budget has hundreds of items—also known as “riders,” which are essentially the new “earmark”—these are ideological, and in most cases, have little to do with a government operating budget.

    America deserves a clean budget—free from the ideological priorities of the right, which aim to rollback gains and reforms implemented throughout the Obama administration. The environmental, labor, and public health gains won in recent years must be protected.

    Conservatives know they can’t pass these ideological riders in actual legislation, so they are inserting them into an appropriations bill where they don’t belong.

    Democrats are pushing for not only a clean budget, but one that lifts the impractical sequestration caps which were implemented as failed austerity measures in 2013.

    Now is our best chance to get a good budget. Rep. Boehner will be resigning as speaker before the end of the month, the debt ceiling must be raised by November 3rd, and the budget must be passed by December 13. These last-minute manufactured financial crises must end.

    Please sign and send an email to your members of Congress urging them to sign a clean budget and end sequestration.

    Please add your personal message to the note below—we started a basic message for you to edit. Congress is more likely to listen to custom messages from you than to a blanket form letter.

  • Support fair pay in our lifetime!

    Fact: Women in the United States -- who work full time, year round -- are still paid only $0.79 for every dollar paid to men. And African American women and Latinas are paid even less.

    Fact: These women are paid, on average, nearly $11,000 less per year than men.

    Fact: It will take more than 40 years to close the wage gap at the current pace.

    These are all tough facts to face. But you can help turn these facts into fiction and help make wage discrimination a thing of the past.

    Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act to help stop discrimination and advance wage equality for women.

    Congress has no higher priority than to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

    Wage inequality threatens the economic security of our nation’s families. And at the National Partnership for Women & Families, we get it. We've been standing up, speaking out and fighting for fair pay for women since 1971.

    By adding your name, you’ll join thousands of men and women across the country taking a stand for women and working families.

    The stakes are high, and we need your help today. Tell your senators to support the Paycheck Fairness Act now.



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  • Ohio Must Stand With Planned Parenthood

    The government has absolutely no business meddling its way into a woman’s right to make private healthcare decisions. Senator Rob Portman disagrees and has joined the majority of his Republican colleagues by voting to defund Planned Parenthood!

    Join Ted Strickland in supporting Planned Parenthood and millions of women who rely on it for life-saving health care services.

    Republican Senators are threatening to shut down the government in an effort make a political statement and risk healthcare of millions of women.

    When asked if he would shut down the government to defund Planned Parenthood, Senator Rob Portman actually said, "we'll see."

    Ohio deserves a Senator who will not play politics with women’s health.

    Ted Strickland believes the government has no business interfering in a woman’s freedom to make personal, private healthcare decisions for herself.

    Join our campaign to help send Ted Strickland to Washington to make sure women have access to the healthcare they need and deserve.


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  • Sign the petition: Justice for Doctors Without Borders

    In the middle of the night, a U.S. military plane "repeatedly and very precisely" bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital filled with doctors, nurses and wounded patients in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

    The airstrike killed twelve Doctors Without Borders staff members and ten patients, including three children, and injured scores more. Some patients literally burned alive in their hospital beds.

    The human cost of this crime far exceeds the staff and patients killed in the airstrike. The hospital, which in 2014 treated 22,000 and performed more than 5,900 surgical procedures, was the only free trauma care hospital in northern Afghanistan, where the Afghan military and the Taliban are currently engaged in heavy fighting. Doctors Without Borders has now closed the hospital.

    So far, the Pentagon has only released incomplete and contradictory accounts of what happened and why.

    We cannot allow this horrific act to be swept under the rug, and we can't trust the same people who may have participated in a war crime to investigate it. We need an independent investigation.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in urging President Obama and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter: We join Doctors Without Borders and demand an investigation by an independent international body into the U.S. airstrike on the Kunduz hospital.

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  • Sign if you agree: Enough of Republican moral hypocrisy

    Republicans are always ready to condemn others on moral issues—using Jesus as a club to beat up on LGBT people, and any other group who does not fit their “traditional values.”

    But they are complete hypocrites when it comes to their own private life. As House Speaker, Newt Gingrich led the impeachment against President Bill Clinton for the Monica Lewinsky affair—while at the same time he was cheating on his wife.

    And of course, there is Senator David “Diaper Dave” Vitter—who enjoyed the company of prostitutes. Now, a former prostitute alleges that Vitter (who opposes a woman’s right to choose) got her pregnant—and then ordered her to get an abortion.

    Sign if you agree: Enough of the self-righteous hypocrisy.

  • Tell the Senate to protect your right to know: Oppose the Dark Act

    On July 23, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the DARK Act (HR 1599) by a vote of 275-150, despite over half a million emails and phone calls from people like you opposing this corporate power-grab.

    The bill would deny voters the right to pass state bills to label genetically engineered foods—and make mandatory labeling at the federal level impossible.

    The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration.

    In 2013 and 2014 there were over 70 GE labeling bills introduced across 30 states, with laws being passed in Maine, Connecticut, and Vermont.

    The "Denying Americans the Right-to-Know" (DARK) Act would shut down these efforts and reverse these successfully passed bills, only to be replaced with an undemocratic, hollow “voluntary” labeling scheme. In the 14 years that FDA has allowed companies to voluntarily label GE foods, a total of zero companies have done so.

    This is not the solution consumers have been demanding and it is high time for lawmakers to wise up.

    Sign the Center for Food Safety petition and tell your Senators to OPPOSE the DARK Act!


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  • Sign if you agree: Religious exemption bills do more harm to more people

    In the face of several recent successes of the LGBTQ movement, right-wing groups are now pushing dangerous so-called “religious freedom” bills in state legislatures throughout the country.

    Everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs should have to follow the rule of law as it is now. Creating loopholes for conservative Christian beliefs simply opens a can of worms that is confusing for all of us and harms more and more of our marginalized people. Don’t be fooled!

    The majority of people don’t want these laws. Business owners, both small business and big business, don’t want these laws.

    Let religious freedom laws do their job of protecting minority religious believers to practice their faith. I can get behind that!

    Sign the petition by Daily Kos and the National LGBTQ Task Force: Pledge to defeat the so-called “religious freedom” bills.

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  • Sign the petition to the FCC: No more cable mergers — stop Charter’s takeover of Time Warner Cable

    After grassroots activists like you thwarted Comcast's attempt to merge with Time Warner Cable, FCC Chairman Wheeler told major cable industry executives: "More competition would be better."

    But now Charter wants to pick up the pieces — they want to take over Time Warner Cable. And if the deal is approved, Charter will absorb billions in new debt, for which they expect you to pay for. In fact, the only reason Charter is willing to pay so much is because it knows it can raise prices as much as it likes since there’s almost no competition in America’s broadband market. .

    Internet service providers should be getting better, NOT bigger. Stand with competition and tell the FCC to oppose this deal!

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  • Tell Republicans you demand strong action on climate change!

    In Washington state, we’re acting. Now. As the Governor of Washington state, I’m taking bold action to cap carbon emissions. Republicans will try to kill progress—just like they’ve done in D.C.—and we can’t let them win. We’re taking real, meaningful, aggressive climate action. And we need your help.

    Add your name if you won’t settle for Republican inaction on climate change.

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  • Sign the petition: Tell the Department of Justice to investigate clinic violence as domestic terrorism

    Recent arson attacks on Planned Parenthood clinics came after the highly publicized release of heavily edited videos by a sham organization run by extremists who will stop at nothing to deny women legal abortion services.

    These attacks on clinics are part of a long history of ideologically-driven violence. They're perpetrated by an extreme minority that's committed to ruling through fear and intimidation.

    Let's call this what it is—domestic terrorism. We can't wait until one more patient, doctor or nurse is hurt or killed before we say enough is enough. It's time for an investigation to get to the bottom of this.

    Sign the petition: Tell the Department of Justice to investigate clinic violence as domestic terrorism.

  • Sign the petition to President Obama: Federal contractors must disclose campaign contributions

    President Obama has expressed his support for a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United—saying that secret billionaire and corporate money are pulling "our politics into the gutter."

    He can do something about it right now by issuing an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending. And he doesn't need approval from this tea-party Congress.

    We deserve to know how much corporations are spending—either backing politicians who may help them get lucrative government business, that our tax dollars pay for, or attacking politicians who do not.

    President Obama must take this simple step right now that will at least shed light on the political influence of corporations that get taxpayer-funded business from the federal government.

    Sign the petition to President Obama: Federal contractors must disclose their campaign contributions.

  • Take Action on Gun Violence

    It's time to do something about gun violence. Add your name to support Democrats taking action on gun violence.



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  • Sign the petition: Fill vacancies on the federal bench

    Since President Obama took office, Senate Republicans have used every trick in the book to cripple the judicial nomination process. And it’s worked. The number of judicial vacancies in federal courts throughout the U.S. has risen to 67, and nearly half of those are now considered judicial emergencies.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Fight Republican obstruction and nominate federal judges for all vacancies.

    Federal courts are often the best hope for fighting back against extreme, right-wing state legislatures and greedy corporations. And because federal judges have lifetime appointments, failing to fill these vacancies now could set progressive causes back for decades.

    But the courts can’t do their job because Senate Republicans are stalling, obstructing, and running down the clock until 2017, when they hope a Republican president will appoint more conservative judges.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Fight Republican obstruction and nominate federal judges for all vacancies.

    Senate Republicans are getting away with this only because President Obama has been respecting a tradition of nominating only judges who have the approval of their home-state senators. Under that policy, Republican senators can stall the entire process by failing to make any recommendations.

    Serving justice is far more important than showing deference to cynical Republican senators acting in bad faith. It’s time for President Obama to move forward and nominate judges for every vacancy.

    Sign the petition.

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  • Sign on: State-by-state, we stand with Planned Parenthood

    Republicans are continuing their endless crusade against women’s reproductive rights in state legislatures across the country.

    With the nation's attention directed at Congress, they are trying to dismantle Planned Parenthood state-by-state.

    Republican legislatures are in session at this very moment, so we need to act now.

    Join the Democratic Governors Association and Daily Kos in standing with Planned Parenthood against the right-wing's state-by-state attacks.

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  • Help Tammy Defeat Mark Kirk

    Mark Kirk has proven again and again that he’s not looking out for Illinois’ families.

    Kirk put his Wall Street backers first by voting to repeal Dodd-Frank banking reform. He voted against equal pay for women, childcare to support working moms, and nutrition aid for expectant women. And he was recently caught on a hot mic during a Senate committee meeting making a sexist joke.

    It’s no wonder that he’s been called “the most vulnerable Senator in the country.”

    Illinois’ families need a leader in the Senate who will stand up for them. That’s why Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is running for Senate.

    She will fight to build an Illinois that is strong from the ground up – an Illinois that energizes our small businesses, makes college more affordable, ensures a better future for our children, and protects the honor of those who sacrifice for our country every day.

    Tammy is ready – but she needs your support.

    Join our grassroots campaign to help Tammy defeat Mark Kirk and be a real voice for Illinois in the Senate. Add your name to stand with her.



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  • Sign if you agree with Democrats: Equal funding for public schools

    A Tennessee school district is making news after it announced the entire school district was closing up until further notice due to lack of funding.

    Rather than blame the appalling funding gap between poor and rich school districts, Republican politicians in Tennessee are blaming Obamacare.

    No school district should have to close their doors in the middle of a school year. We need more equitable funding for all our public schools.

    That is something both Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders agree in their campaign platforms.

    Sign if you agree with Democrats: Equal funding for public schools.

  • Stand With Tammy Duckworth on Criminal Justice Reform

    The United States prison population has increased by 700 percent since 1970. One in 99 Americans is incarcerated. Half of the federal prison population is serving time on a drug conviction.

    High incarceration rates have disproportionately affected people of color and disadvantaged communities. The costs of incarcerating more and more of our fellow citizens – including many for non-violent drug offenses – have skyrocketed. Too many resources are spent keeping people in prison rather than on treatment and anti-recidivism programs.

    That’s why I’m supporting the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015 in Congress – and in the Senate, I will continue to advocate for:

    • Reforming federal sentencing guidelines to give judges greater discretion;
    • Eliminating mandatory minimum sentences for first-time, non-violent drug crimes;
    • Prioritizing treatment and diversion programs over prison for non-violent offenders; and
    • Eliminating the sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine.

    It’s time for reforms that will make our justice system more fair, more effective and less wasteful.

    Add your name to join the campaign and stand with me on common-sense reform.



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  • Sign the petition: Leader Pelosi, force a vote on gun control

    The National Rifle Association’s grip on Congress means that it’s impossible for any gun control bills to get a vote. It means politicians who are in the NRA’s pocket can continue to prioritize the NRA over their constituents, and continue to do nothing to end the epidemic of gun violence in America.

    But there is one way to force a vote on gun control. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi can use a parliamentary tactic called a "discharge petition" to force a vote on a gun control package, even if pro-NRA politicians in the House refuse to act.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Democratic Leader Pelosi: File a discharge petition that would force an up-or-down vote on gun control legislation.

    With the current chaos in the House, there’s already a Republican effort to use a discharge petition to force a vote on an issue that has stalled in the House Financial Services Committee. The recognition, even among Republicans, that the House is in a state of near-dysfunction indicates that Democrats could potentially leverage a discharge petition to force Republicans to move on this issue.

    Even if we don’t win an up-or-down vote, we can use a discharge petition to force a vote in the House and force members of Congress to pick a side. They can either stand with the American people who are ready to take action to reduce gun violence in America or they can stand with the NRA.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Democratic Leader Pelosi: File a discharge petition that would force an up-or-down vote on gun control legislation.

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  • Sign if you agree: Jimmy Carter is amazing

    Jimmy Carter may have been a one-term President, but his legacy has proven over and over again to be one of the greatest Americans.

    From championing human rights to installing solar panels before it was cool, Jimmy Carter set an example for us as President. And in the past 35 years since leaving office, he has proven himself over and over again to be a moral guidance for America.

    Republicans have shamelessly used Jimmy Carter as a pejorative to smear Democrats, but his legacy has stood the test of time.

    Sign if you agree: Jimmy Carter is amazing.

  • Add your name: Support Scandinavia’s welfare state

    The United States has staggering income inequality—the very rich are getting richer, while the rest of us lag behind. Social Security is under attack and labor unions are shrinking. College students graduate with staggering debt, which is crippling our economy.

    But the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden & Denmark prove that another world is possible. In these countries, corporations and the rich pay higher taxes that helps pay for a real social safety net. Health care is a right, and universal education is free.

    Sweden is moving towards a six-hour workday—because it works for everybody. Not surprisingly, Denmark consistently ranks as having the happiest population in the world.

    Add your name: Support Scandinavia’s welfare state.

  • Add your name: I support Jason Brown's decision to leave the NFL to help feed his community

    Jason Brown was one of the NFL’s rising stars. In 2009, he signed a $37.5 million dollar contract with the St. Louis Rams—making him the highest paid center in all football.

    But at 29 years old, he retired from professional football to take up farming. Specifically, he bought 1,000 acres in North Carolina to grow food for people in need.

    His agent told him he was making the “worst decision” of his life, but he did it because it was the right thing to do.

    Add your name: I support Jason Brown's decision to leave the NFL to help feed his community.

  • Sign the petition: Stand with Bernie Against Private Prisons

    Today in America, shamefully, we have more people in jail than any other country on earth. We must recreate our criminal justice system, but we cannot do that as long as corporations are allowed to profit from mass incarceration.

    I have recently introduced legislation that will put an end to for-profit prisons. My bill will bar federal, state, and local governments from contracting with private companies who manage prisons, jails, or detention facilities.

    It is wrong to profit from the imprisonment of human beings and the suffering of their families and friends. It’s time to end this morally repugnant process, and along with it, the era of mass incarceration.

    Add your name to stand with me against the private prison system profiting from human suffering.

    Thank you for your support.

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  • Add your name and become a member of Women for Hillary!

    It's no secret that Hillary is a change-maker, ceiling-breaker, and ready to get to work and create a future that works for everyone—men and women alike.

    That is why the campaign is so excited to launch Women for Hillary and we want you to be a part of it! From equal pay and paid leave to women’s rights and access to health care, there’s a lot at stake in this election. The GOP field is filled with extreme views that are out-of-touch and out-of-date. We need to make sure not one of them becomes president.

    Hillary has fought for women and kids her entire career and she won’t stop when she gets to the White House. If you are ready to join Women for Hillary than sign up today! We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • SIGN THE PETITION: The Benghazi Committee is only about driving down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers

    Kevin McCarthy, the Republican House Majority Leader, recently admitted that the house investigation into Benghazi is nothing but a political farce. 

    Here’s his answer when asked what the Republicans congress have accomplished:

    “We put together a Benghazi Special Committee, a select committee. What are [Hillary Clinton’s] numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.”

    It sounds like Republicans are playing electoral politics with a terrorist attack. 

    This is a big deal and here’s why: This committee, masquerading as an attempt to look into the deaths of four brave Americans we lost at Benghazi, is actually a taxpayer-funded sham. And they’re focused on only one thing: driving down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.

    We can’t just stand by and let these GOP attacks go unanswered – if you’re with Hillary then sign up today and help us fight back. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign the petition: Prosecute ExxonMobil

    A game-changing investigation by InsideClimate News has revealed that Exxon’s own research as far back as 1978 confirmed the role of fossil fuels in climate change. This is a major revelation in light of what is obvious about Exxon: The company later spent two decades and millions of dollars defrauding the public about climate science, in an effort to slow action against climate change.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Prosecute ExxonMobil.

    There is precedent for holding ExxonMobil accountable: The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), the same law that played a crucial role in taking down the tobacco companies’ misinformation campaign.

    Like tobacco companies, it’s now clear that Exxon knew its misinformation campaign was fraudulent.

    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has suggested fossil fuel companies may be in violation of the RICO act, and now 20 scientists have signed a letter to the Obama administration and the Justice Department. In light of the new revelations about Exxon’s knowledge of the danger of fossil fuels, this is a crucial moment to build that call.

    There is no excuse. ExxonMobil must pay. Sign the petition now.

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  • Sign if you agree: Speaker Jasper needs to keep his commitment to New Hampshire

    New Hampshire House Speaker Shawn Jasper committed to attend a public event to discuss SB 136 -- a bill which calls for a U.S. constitutional amendment to prevent outside interests from buying New Hampshire’s elections. Days later he backed out of this commitment claiming the venue was too small. When contacted to reschedule Speaker Jaspers office stated he was not available for weeks.

    SB-136 passed unanimously passed in the New Hampshire State Senate. Now Speaker Jasper needs to ensure that a key committee vote happens by November 12th for the bill to move forward.

    Sign the petition to New Hampshire House Speaker Jasper insisting that he sticks to his commitment to meet with the public. It is time to get corporate money out of Granite State politics.

  • Sign if you agree: Washington needs grownups in charge

    It’s impressive that House Republicans were able to make a decision on BBQ for lunch, but can’t even agree on a Speaker without Tea Party extremists yelling “sellout.”

    Within days of Speaker John Boehner’s announced resignation (scheduled for October 30), heir apparent Kevin McCarthy, shocking everyone, abruptly dropped out of contention—leaving the Republican caucus in chaos.

    Paul Ryan may eventually become Speaker, but enough House Republicans oppose him to leave the outcome in doubt.

    Republicans can’t get their act together. Sign the pledge to vote Democratic.

  • Sign if you agree: Feds must go after Alabama voter suppression

    First, Alabama’s state legislature and governor passed a restrictive voter I.D. law that required a driver’s license to vote.

    Now, the Alabama Department of Motor Vehicles is closing offices in the state’s predominantly black counties. If allowed to go through, no Alabama counties in which more than 75 percent of registered voters are nonwhite will have a driver's license office.

    This is 2015, not 1963—but it is clear the federal government must go after Alabama’s voter suppression efforts.

    The Department of Justice needs to investigate, and Congress must amend the Voting Rights Act that was gutted by the Supreme Court.

    Sign if you agree: Feds must got after Alabama voter suppression.

  • Sign the petition: Demand real action to stop gun violence

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling pro-NRA members of Congress: Your “thoughts and prayers” are not enough when your hearts and votes are with the NRA.

    Another mass shooting happened, this time at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. And just like after every mass shooting, right-wing politicians who have no intention of doing anything to make people safer in the face of gun violence were quick to offer their prayers and condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

    When staunch National Rifle Association supporters tweet that their “thoughts and prayers” are with the victims’ families, it doesn’t mean much because they have helped block common sense gun laws — from universal background checks to a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons — from even having a vote in Congress.

    There’s one reason why Congress consistently fails to take real action on gun violence: the National Rifle Association. The NRA has a chokehold on Congress that keeps most bills about gun control from even coming to the floor for a vote.

    In response to last week’s tragedy, President Obama echoed our message. Now is the right time to turn up the pressure.

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  • Sign the petition: End the Benghazi hearings

    For nearly three years, House Republicans have obsessed about Benghazi—in a desperate attempt to politically hurt Hillary Clinton.

    They have spent over $4.6 million in taxpayer money, and the hearings have now lasted longer than Watergate, Iran-Contra, and the 9/11 Commission.

    Enough is enough. It's time to stop playing politics on the backs of four dead Americans.

    Sign the petition to House Republicans: End the Benghazi hearings.

  • Sign the petition: Stand with Bernie against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    This morning, negotiators announced an "agreement in principle" for something called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), meaning it will soon move to Congress for approval. The TPP would expand the same failed "free trade" policies to 12 other nations that have already cost millions of jobs and shuttered tens of thousands of factories across the United States.

    Make no mistake: if TPP passes, it will further hurt consumers and cost American jobs. So we must stop it, together.

    In the Senate, Bernie will do all that he can to defeat this agreement. But he needs you at his side in this fight, because we will be going against some of the biggest, strongest corporations in the world.

    Add your name to stand with Bernie in our fight against the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.





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  • Sign if you agree: Michelle Obama rocks

    Michelle Obama is a role model for women everywhere.

    She was a successful professional in her own right before her husband was elected President, and has been a trailblazer on many important issues as First Lady.

    But she has been subject to some of the most racist and offensive attacks imaginable.

    Sign if you agree: Michelle Obama rocks.

  • Sign if you agree: Screw Republicans and their hypocrisy on disaster aid

    There is something about natural disasters that brings out the absolute worst—or really, the absolute truth—about Republican ideology.

    If it happens to their own state or district, they run straight to Washington to ask for help. But if it happens somewhere else, forget it.

    Take South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, for example. His state has been ravaged by hurricanes, so of course he is seeking federal disaster aid.

    But when Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast? Graham, like most Republicans, voted against disaster aid. And when pressed by reporters about it, he acted dumb.

    Sign if you agree: Screw Republicans and their hypocrisy on disaster aid.

  • Add your name: Turn the tables on men who want to regulate women's bodies

    Male politicians have decided that states should intrude between women and their physicians on matters of reproductive health, so it’s only fair that women legislators should do the same for men.

    Men seeking a prescription for erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra must be required to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency.

    If women seeking an abortion are required to get an ultrasound, men must have to watch an explicit video about the side-effects of erectile dysfunction drugs.

    Sign if you agree: It’s only fair that men have their sex lives regulated like women.

  • Sign the petition to President Obama: Please take action to reduce gun violence

    Our friends at Everytown for Gun Safety just sent President Obama five straightforward actions the White House can take to help curb gun violence, save lives, and reduce crime without waiting on Congress.

    We know President Obama is open to these ideas, but to overcome the NRA's aggressive opposition, we need to send an overwhelming message that we want real action NOW.

    Join Everytown for Gun Safety and Daily Kos in urging President Obama to take executive action to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.

    Here are five executive actions that the President can take to clarify existing rules and more strictly enforce the law:

    • Guns Near Schools: Remove exemptions that let dangerous people carry guns near our children's schools
    • Crackdown on No-Check Gun Sellers: Make sure high-volume gun sellers become licensed dealers and are required to conduct background checks for all gun sales.
    • Intercept Potential Killers: Ensure that federal law enforcement notifies local law enforcement when dangerous criminals try to illegally buy guns at dealers in their community
    • Enforce Existing Law: Help states that require background checks for all gun sales to enforce existing laws on the books
    • Close the Boyfriend Loophole: Don't let convicted domestic abusers buy guns just because they’re not married to the person they abused

    Each of these common-sense measures can help reduce gun violence—and NONE of them requires going through Congress.

    If enough of us come together, we can convince President Obama and the White House to drown out the gun lobby's scare tactics and recognize that Americans are hungry for change.

    Sign the petition.


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  • Sign and send the petition to Congress: Reject the unfair and unprecedented TPP

    A deal has been struck to ram through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), negotiated in secret with big corporations at the table but Congress and the public locked out.

    This unprecedented agreement covers 40% of global trade that will offshore jobs, lower wages and endanger environmental protections.

    Sign and send the petition to your member of Congress: Reject the TPP.

  • Sign if you agree: More education programs in prisons

    Prisons should be a place to rehabilitation, but millions of prisoners are simply locked up for years—where they learn no new skills and are eventually released even more hardened criminals than they were before.

    But prison education programs work. Thanks to Bard College’s prison initiative, inmates were given access to reading materials—and they actually beat the Harvard debate team. But increasingly, prison education programs have the lowest priority.

    Sign if you agree: More education programs in prisons.

  • Send a condolence message to the Umpqua community

    Once again, a college community has endured a tragic mass shooting. According to multiple reports, at least nine people were shot and killed while nine or more were wounded at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon on Thursday.

    It's important in the wake of this tragedy to let those affected know they're not alone.

    Please add your name to a condolence message for the Roseburg, Oregon community and all those affected by this mass shooting.

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  • Pledge to stop the GOP attack on Planned Parenthood and choice

    Republicans are talking about women’s health issues almost every day. And lately, that conversation has revolved around attempts to defund Planned Parenthood over a smear campaign fueled by anti-choice extremists.

    Now, Republican men are pursuing dangerous policies that threaten safe access to women’s health care and abortion.

    In the second presidential debate of the cycle, Republican men touted their anti-choice records, attacking Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose 34 times. That’s once every five minutes! It is time to end this extremism by electing more pro-choice Democratic women.

    Let GOP men know today that we stand with Planned Parenthood and all the pro-choice Democratic women running against them and that we won’t tolerate these extreme attacks.

  • Sign the petition: Pass the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act

    For the first time this year the Forest Service is spending more than 50% of of it’s budget on firefighting efforts, up from just 1/6th in 1995.

    The present and future of wildfires is truly terrifying. Global warming is creating a vicious, amplifying cycle for fire destruction: drought and higher temperatures pull moisture out of the forest, leading to increasingly destructive megafires. These fires release massive carbon bombs into the atmosphere, amplifying the warming.

    But a bipartisan group of senators has proposed the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act, which would finally treat wildfires as disasters and adequately fund response.

    The heads of President Obama’s Department of Agriculture, Interior, and Office of Management and Budget have called on Congress to pass the bill, and they should.

    There is simply no excuse to continue giving billions of dollars a year in corporate welfare and tax breaks to the hugely profitable fossil fuel industry burning our country down. The need to transition away from fossil fuels couldn’t be more urgent, yet we are subsidizing the mature fossil fuel industry at nearly six times the rate of the emerging renewable industry.

    We need to build momentum to address escalating wildfires and phase out the fossil fuels making them more destructive.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Pass the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act… and repeal fossil fuel subsidies to pay for it.


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  • NH Speaker of the House Shawn Jasper needs to support an Amendment to overturn Citizens United

    New Hampshire Stands on the Brink of Becoming the 17th State to Call for an Amendment

    The bill for a constitutional amendment — SB 136 — passed UNANIMOUSLY through the Republican-controlled state Senate and awaits a key vote in the state House.

    To pass this crucial bill, we need New Hampshire’s Speaker of the House, Shawn Jasper, to support it.

    Sign here to urge Speaker Jasper to support an amendment now.

  • Sign if you agree: Abolish the death penalty in all 50 states

    The death penalty is barbaric and wrong, and has been proven to not be a deterrent to violent crime. And it is also unfairly applied on racial and socioeconomic lines.

    It has to go. We must repeal the death penalty in all 50 states, replacing punishment for the most violent crimes to be life without the possibility of parole.

    Seven states have abolished the death penalty in the last decade, but 31 states still have capital punishment. We must repeal it entirely, as it has in most other Western nations.

    Sign if you agree: Abolish the death penalty in all 50 states, and at the federal level.

  • Sign the petition: Ban private for-profit prisons

    The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Out of the 1.6 million Americans incarcerated in 2013, over eight percent of them were in private prisons. Inmates in these facilities suffer worse conditions, including more assaults and higher recidivism.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Ban private for-profit prisons.

    And when for-profit prison corporations lobby for harsh laws that lead to more incarcerations, incarceration rates rise throughout the entire U.S. correctional system, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for maintaining the highest incarceration rate in the world.

    Corporations should not be able to profit from mass incarceration. The Justice Is Not For Sale Act, introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Raul Grijalva, bars federal, state, and local governments from contracting with private prisons. We need to come out in strong support of this bill.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress to get behind a bill that provides real solutions to America’s mass incarceration crisis.

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  • Sign if you agree: Absolutely no cuts to Food Stamps. None.

    For millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet, food stamps can be the difference between life and death. Some are disabled, some are elderly, some work long hours—and a large number are children.

    But Republicans use Food Stamps as a scapegoat to push draconian budget cuts, even when the amount of money spent on the program is minimal.

    Sign if you agree: Absolutely no cuts to Food Stamps. None.

  • Sign the petition: Join Hillary Clinton and oppose Keystone XL

    The evidence is clear that the effects of climate change have grown more and more severe.

    The proposed Keystone XL pipeline points us toward an energy future that puts the United States and our global climate at even greater risk.

    Hillary Clinton opposes the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and believes that instead we need to invest in our clean energy future. If you agree, join her official campaign.

    American energy policy is about more than a single pipeline to transport North America’s dirtiest fuel across our country. It’s about building a future where the United States will once again lead the world by constructing state-of-the-art infrastructure, creating new jobs and new markets, accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy, and improving the health, safety, and security of all Americans.

    That is the conversation we need to have.

    Stand with Hillary today and oppose the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Signature needed: Governor Brown, sign the Racial and Identity Profiling Act

    In California, black people and Latinos are searched by police at three and two times the rate of whites, respectively—due to the harmful and unjust practice of racial and identity profiling.

    But the California state legislature just voted through a landmark bill, AB 953, that will help eliminate racial and identity profiling, and improve law enforcement transparency and accountability.

    The bill is on Governor Brown’s desk right now. This is an incredible opportunity to make concrete change in California’s criminal justice system. Let’s make sure Governor Brown seizes it.

    Sign the petition: Governor Brown, help eliminate racial and identity profiling and improve law enforcement transparency and accountability. Sign AB 953 into law.

  • Sign if you agree: I love how Pope Francis exposes Republican hypocrisy

    The Catholic Church has not always been progressive, but in his brief tenure Pope Francis has been a remarkable breath of fresh air—with his calls to address climate change, income inequality and a refreshing tolerance of gays and atheists.

    For simply speaking the truth, right-wing politicians in America (who always wish to push Jesus down our throats) have lashed out and condemned this pope. Republicans only like religious figures when they parrot conservative talking points, and they are beside themselves.

    Sign if you agree: Pope Francis is awesome. Keep speaking truth to power.

  • Sign if you agree: Ted Cruz is an ass

    From provoking a government shutdown for personal gain to mocking Vice President Joe Biden after the death of his son Beau to slamming Jimmy Carter on the day after he announced he had cancer, Ted Cruz is really just a complete asshole and needs to be denounced.

    Sign if you agree: Ted Cruz is an ass.

  • Sign if you agree: We need caps on prescription drug costs

    Hedge fund billionaire Martin Shkreli recently bought Taraprim (a 62-year-old drug that treats babies with parasites and AIDS patients), and immediately raised the price from less than $20 per tablet to $750.

    Incredibly, he went on to claim that the drug is still “under-priced.”

    This is pure greed, plain and simple. We need regulations in place to stop pharmaceutical companies from gouging the public—especially on life-treating drugs.

    As part of her campaign platform, Hillary Clinton has proposed a $250 monthly cap on prescription drug costs. It’s a good idea.

    Sign if you agree: We need caps on prescription drug costs.

  • Sign the petition to Congress: Don't defund. Don't shut down.

    Lawmakers in Congress are doing everything in their power to strip funding from Planned Parenthood health centers and deny millions of patients access to care. They've vowed to shut down the federal government unless they get their way.

    Enough is enough.

    Sign the petition from Planned Parenthood and Daily Kos: Stop the attacks on Planned Parenthood, and stop the government shutdown.

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  • Sign the petition: Defund Democrats who vote to defund Planned Parenthood

    Any day now, the House could vote on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood for a year while it investigates a phony controversy made up by right-wing extremists.

    Some House Democrats are considering joining Republicans in their crusade to defund Planned Parenthood. Progressives can’t have much impact on Republican extremists in the House, but we can hold these Democrats accountable for their votes.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Defund Democrats who want to defund Planned Parenthood.

    Democrats who join the Republican war on women should be cut off from grassroots campaign donations and support from the Democratic Party.
    That’s why we’re demanding that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)—the political campaign and fundraising arm of House Democrats—not distribute any campaign funds or give any support to Democratic candidates who betray women and the fight for reproductive rights.

    It’s absolutely unacceptable for Democrats to support the Republican fight against Planned Parenthood, an organization that fights every day against attacks on women’s rights and women’s access to basic health care. For those Democrats to receive money from the DCCC—support that is solicited from grassroots Democrats and pro-choice activists committed to fighting for women—is even worse.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Defund Democrats who want to defund Planned Parenthood.

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  • Tell the Senate: End polluter welfare!

    This fall, the Senate will debate how to fund the government for the next year. So now is the time to send our Senators a clear message: No more taxpayer giveaways to the companies fueling the climate crisis!

    Tell the Senate: End tax breaks for Big Oil!

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  • Sign if you agree: Democrats must stand strong. No cuts to Planned Parenthood. No government shutdowns

    Republicans want to eliminate public funding for Planned Parenthood, but there is only one way that will ever happen: If Democrats cave and go along with them.

    Democrats must stand strong against any cuts to Planned Parenthood. There are no funding cuts that are acceptable when it comes to the health care decisions of millions of women.

    Republicans have gone so far as to threaten a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood funding. When Republicans tried this in 2013 over Obamacare, Democrats stood strong against such hostage taking and soundly defeated Republicans. Democrats must now do the same thing with the Republican War on Women and any threats to jeopardize women's health care.

    Sign and send a message to all Democratic members of Congress: No cuts to Planned Parenthood. No government shutdowns. Make Republicans do their jobs as legislators and pass a clean appropriations bill.

    We will be delivering these signatures along with those of our allies with Senator Reid on Sept. 22 and again on Pink Out day, a national day of action on Sept 29.

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  • Tell Congress: Protect people and the planet, not Big Oil's profits

    Government programs that feed the hungry and heal the sick must struggle for funding, while billions of our tax dollars are still being sent to Big Oil in the form of tax subsidies and other special interest giveaways.

    Now, we need to send Congress a message about the social spending we need and the corporate handouts we don’t.

    Tell your representative to support the social safety net, not dirty fossil fuels!

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  • Sign if you agree: The anti-vaccine movement is dangerous

    Vaccinations save lives, but a vocal minority is spreading fear-mongering lies about vaccines.

    They have scared parents into not vaccinating their children, which has led to a new epidemic of diseases like the measles that had been eradicated decades ago.

    Even worse, some Republican presidential candidates have joined the “anti-vaxxer” bandwagon. It’s completely insane that we even have to debate this point.

    Sign if you agree: The “anti-vaxxer” movement is dangerous.
  • Sign if you stand with Jon Stewart: Support 9/11 responders

    Jon Stewart may have left the Daily Show after 16 years, but he’s still doing great work. His next project is to urge Congress to reauthorize health care benefits for 9/11 responders.

    If Congress does not act, over 33,000 New York police, firefighters and other first responders who were injured by the 9/11 attacks (many of them with asthma) will lose their health benefits in 2016.

    As Stewart says, it’s outrageous we even have to lobby for this—but the same Republicans who want more tax cuts for the wealthy (like Speaker Ryan) are currently holding this up.

    Sign if you stand with Jon Stewart: Support 9/11 responders.

  • Sign the petition: We need a single-payer, Medicare system for all

    Most politicians tell us it’s not practical, but we already have a single-payer healthcare system in this country. It’s called Medicare. It works for millions of seniors and disabled people efficiently and affordably. It can work for us all.

    The Affordable Care Act expanded coverage for millions and proved that healthcare reform can happen. So it’s time to take the next step. We will never solve the healthcare crisis in America without expanding Medicare to everyone.

    Sign if you agree: We need a single-payer, Medicare health care system for all.

  • Add your name: Stand with Ahmed

    Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth-grader in Irving, Texas, is an engineering whiz.

    Wanting to show his teacher what he was capable of, he brought a homemade electronic clock to school.

    But the teacher decided it looked like a bomb, called the principal, who called the police—and Ahmed was handcuffed and interrogated in jail.

    Ahmed never pretended it was a bomb, never told anyone it was a bomb. It was a clock.

    But he's not white and his name isn't Tommy Anderson, so an engineering phenom is mistaken as a threat to national security.

    Add your name: Stand with Ahmed. He needs to know—and the whole country needs to know—there are people who stand with him and denounce the horrific way he was treated.

  • Sign the petition: No highway in Utah’s Red Cliffs Desert Reserve

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Don’t bulldoze protected habitat.

    Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, has introduced a bill that would literally bulldoze the protected habitat of one of America’s most endangered species.

    If passed, the bill would force the construction of a four-lane highway straight through a federally protected national conservation area in Utah known as the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. That land is home to numerous at-risk plant and wildlife species, including the Mojave Desert tortoise, which is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and is at risk of extinction due to habitat loss -- the very habitat that would be destroyed by Sen. Hatch’s bill.

    This is an egregious attempt by a politician to overrule the decisions and authority of conservation experts. We have to stop this bill, and all bills like it that let politicians instead of experts make decisions about conservation.

  • Sign the petition: Stop attacking women's health care

    Republicans are talking about shutting down the national government if they don't get their way to defund Planned Parenthood. Stand with Virginia Democrats and demand that Republicans stop their attack on women's health care clinics.

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  • Sign on if you believe we need to create a system of debt-free college for students.

    As I traveled across all of Wisconsin's 72 counties this summer, I asked people to tell me about their economic situation. Over and over, I heard more about the challenge of paying back student loans than I heard concerns about any other single household expense.

    All across our state, newly graduated young adults are delaying plans to buy a home, open a business, or start a family. Seven in ten Wisconsinites graduating in 2013 had student debt, carrying an average balance of over $28,000. Nationally, student debt is now an economic crisis, totaling nearly $1.2 trillion of debt.

    We can and we must do better.

    Sign on if you believe we need to create a system of debt-free college for students.

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  • Tell Congress and drug lobbyists: Americans should not die because they can't afford drugs

    People should not have to go without the medication they need just because their elected officials aren’t willing to challenge the drug and health care industry lobby. Yet that is exactly what is happening.

    The time has come to say very loudly and very clearly that enough is enough. The greed of the pharmaceutical industry is killing Americans. It has got to stop.

    I have a plan to change this. I introduced a bill in the Senate -- and when I am president, I will work to make it law -- that will stop the soaring costs of prescription drug prices. My plan includes:


    • Medicare should negotiate lower drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry.
    • Americans should be able to import drugs from Canada.
    • We need better transparency around drug costs.
    • Generic drugs should be widely available, and drug companies shouldn't be able to bribe competitors to keep cheaper drugs off the market.
    • Drug companies that break the law should face severe penalties.


    Add your name to support my plan and send a message to Congress and the drug lobby that enough is enough.

    Thank you.

    - Senator Bernie Sanders





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  • Sign the petition: We need to overturn Citizens United to get secret, unaccountable money out of politics!

    Our political system has been hijacked by billionaires and special interests who will spend whatever it takes to crowd out the voices of everyday Americans.

    Hillary Clinton is ready to take on the fight to revitalize our democracy and ensure a government of, by, and for the people -- not just the wealthy and well-connected.

    Sign the petition if you’re with her and ready to break the stranglehold that wealthy interests have over our political system.

    Here are Hillary’s proposals.

    1. Overturn Citizens United. This includes supporting a constitutional amendment and appointing Supreme Court justices who will value the right to vote over the right of billionaires to buy elections.
    2. Get Secret, Unaccountable Money out of Politics. Hillary will push for laws and rules that increase transparency and require more public disclosure of political spending.
    3. Amplifying the Voices of Everyday Americans. Hillary will establish a public financing system that will match small donations from Americans to amplify the voices of those that cannot write large checks.


    If you agree then join Hillary’s official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.


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  • Sign if you agree: Fox News is a waste of your brain cells

    We all know that Fox News lies, distorts and manipulates to serve a right-wing agenda.

    What’s even worse, though, is studies have shown watching Fox News makes you less informed about politics than if you just stopped watching the news altogether.

    Sign if you agree: Fox News is a waste of your brain cells.

  • Sign the petition: Stand with Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood is the target of a carefully orchestrated, deceptive attack—and it’s one of the most dangerous threats to reproductive rights we’ve faced in a long time.

    A radical anti-choice group has released several dishonest, heavily doctored, undercover videos in an attempt to destroy Planned Parenthood—a lifesaving organization that provides millions of women a year with health care services including abortion, contraception and breast exams.

    Anti-choice members of Congress are using these phony videos to justify a wave of new attacks on reproductive freedom. A bill to defund Planned Parenthood failed in the Senate last month, but this isn't the end of the fight. Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood needs to know we’ve got their back.

    Sign the petition to stand with Planned Parenthood today.

  • Tell your Representative: Support the EACH Woman Act

    For far too long, anti-choice politicians have been interfering women’s health decisions by banning insurance coverage for abortion. Poor women are especially hard hit by these policies, as are others who rely on the government for insurance. These politicians have also blocked abortion coverage for many plans in the insurance exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act.

    The EACH Woman Act would remove these restrictions on abortion coverage. This will help ensure every woman can make her own decisions about pregnancy, no matter how much she earns, how she’s insured, or where she lives.

    All women should have access to the full range of reproductive health care, including abortion. Urge your representative to support the EACH Woman Act today!

  • Sign if you agree: Sarah Palin, go away!

    In 2008, John McCain plucked Sarah Palin out of obscurity to be his vice-presidential running mate—and her ego has never come back to Earth since.

    From starring in reality TV shows to giving speeches that make absolutely no sense, Sarah Palin has truly become a parody of herself. Even Fox News had enough of her.

    Sign if you agree: Sarah Palin needs to go away.

  • Join Hillary’s Official Campaign if you agree we have to take on gun violence in America

    We have got to do something about gun violence in America.

    Even when it isn’t in the headlines, the reality is that gun violence happens every single day.

    We have a responsibility to act.

    The politics are tough, but Hillary Clinton believes we are smart enough and we are compassionate enough to figure out how to balance legitimate Second Amendment rights with common sense gun violence reforms.

    If you agree, stand with Hillary and join her official campaign today. When you sign up, we’ll send you updates and information about how you can get involved.


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  • Sign if you agree: Police must be required to wear body cameras

    Police body cameras save lives.

    According to a study at the Department of Justice, body cameras reduce the instances of excessive force, in some places by 60%—and reduce complaints against officers by as much as 88%.

    Some experts think that presence of recording equipment encourages everyone involved in the interaction to de-escalate. Every day police are not wearing them, lives continue to be at risk.

    Sign the petition to Congress, President Obama and the Department of Justice urging cohesive national standards for the use of body cameras and recording equipment by law enforcement—requiring all police to wear them.

  • Sign and send to your Democratic senator(s): Thank you for supporting the Iran deal. Filibuster any effort to undo it.

    Right-wing war hawks in the Senate are planning to vote on a resolution of disapproval on President Obama's historic diplomatic agreement with Iran any day now.

    The good news is that we have 42 Democratic senators who support President Obama’s historic Iran nuclear agreement and are willing to give peace a chance.

    We can secure this deal and prevent another war if all 42 of these senators stand firm and filibuster the resolution of disapproval.

    Sign and send the petition to your Democratic senator(s): Thank You for giving peace a chance. Stand firm and filibuster the resolution disapproving of President Obama's diplomatic agreement with Iran.

  • Sign if you agree: America was built on separation of church & state

    The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution could not be more clear: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

    We have freedom of religion, as well as freedom from religion. It is what the Founding Fathers intended, and it has protected America from religious tyranny.

    But right-wing evangelical Christians want to impose their religious views in our government, and have no respect for a separation of church and state that made this country great.

    Sign if you agree: America was built on separation of church & state

  • Thank President Obama for giving Mount Denali its rightful name

    The U.S. Interior Department has renamed Alaska’s Mount McKinley—the highest peak in North America—its original Alaska native name of Denali, which means “the great one.”

    This was the right thing to do for many reasons. Alaskans (both white and Native American) have called it Denali for thousands of years. The name McKinley was given by an American gold prospector in 1896 to honor the current President—who never even visited Alaska. But for literally decades, Ohio politicians have obstructed any effort to change the name.

    Republicans who want every opportunity to hate on Obama—including John Boehner, John Kasich and Donald Trump—are all piling on to attack this name change.

    Sign if you agree: Mount Denali is the rightful name. Thank You, President Obama.

  • Add your name: Endorse Bernie's plan to take on Wall Street

    Today, we live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means very little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals.

    Wall Street's dangerous manipulation of our economy has helped divert most of all new income to the top one percent, contributing to the most unequal level of wealth and income distribution of any major country on earth. We need a system that works for all of us, not just the millionaires and billionaires.

    Add your name to say you support Bernie's plan to take on Wall Street, break up the big banks, and restore sanity to our financial system.





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  • Sign the petition: Urge President Obama to kick Shell out of the Arctic Ocean for good.

    Climate change and melting sea ice already pose an enormous risk to all of us, especially polar bears, walrus, seals and other Arctic wildlife.

    The government’s own plan shows a 75% chance of a major spill in the Chukchi Sea if leases there are developed, and Shell’s previous blunders have shown us how little we should trust Big Oil in the Arctic.

    With your help, we can continue to amplify voices of resistance against the ludicrous march to drill in America’s Arctic Ocean. To protect our planet for our children and Arctic wildlife, sign the petition!



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  • Add your name: Thank President Obama for giving peace a chance

    After years of negotiations and ferocious opposition from right-wing war hawks, on the morning of September 2, 2015, Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th Senator to come out in support of President Obama's diplomatic agreement with Iran.

    This means enough support has been secured in the U.S. Senate to uphold the agreement and give peace a chance. President Obama has prevailed, and right-wing war hawks have lost.

    This wasn't easy. Several times over the past two years, Congress was on the brink of achieving a veto-proof majority to cut off the diplomatic process and take us on a path toward military confrontation.

    However, along with a big coalition of allies, 244,885 members of the Daily Kos community--including you, took more than one million actions--calls, emails, petition signatures, vigils and rallies--demanding that Congress give peace a chance. Every time Congress almost took us down the road to war, these activists brought us back from the brink.

    What they achieved was incredibly important. The war in Iraq left hundreds of thousands dead, created millions of refugees, cost trillions of dollars, and led to the horrifying rise of ISIS.

    We just avoided doing that again. It never would have happened without President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, 34 Senate Democrats, and hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists like you.

    Sign the petition: Thank President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and 34 Senate Democrats, and hundreds of thousands of grassroots activists like you for giving peace a chance.

  • Sign if you agree: Stop the attack on teachers

    Public school teachers do an invaluable service educating our children.

    In return, they get paid less than other college-educated workers, are being forced to spend more of their time on standardized testing—and are subject to political attacks from politicians in both parties (Republicans like Chris Christie and Democrats like Rahm Emanuel.)

    Sign if you agree: Teachers don’t deserve to be the punching bag of politicians.

  • Sign if you agree: Canada is awesome

    Our neighbor to the North has always been an inspiration on how to run a country.

    National health care, marriage equality ten years before the U.S., reasonable gun laws, free education. As Robin Williams said: “Canada is like a really nice apartment over a meth lab.”

    But Republicans hate Canada. Presidential candidate Scott Walker even suggested that we should build a wall on the U.S.-Canadian border to stop illegal immigration.

    Sign if you agree: Canada is awesome, and inspires us to be better Americans.

  • Sign the petition: Impeach Kim Davis for refusing to issue marriage licenses

    Marriage equality is the law of the land in all 50 states, but Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis still refuses to do her job—even though the U.S. Supreme Court denied her appeal.

    She has repeatedly defied court orders—while still collecting her government paycheck.

    The Kentucky state legislature must start impeachment proceedings against her.

    Sign if you agree: Kim Davis must be impeached if she refuses to do her job.

  • Sign if you agree: Electric cars are awesome

    Consumer Reports recently declared the Tesla Model P85D the best car it has ever reviewed, but the right-wing went nuts because they don’t like fuel-efficient cars.

    Innovative companies like Tesla are leading the way to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels by developing electric cars that would eventually be affordable to a mass market.

    It’s a no-brainer, but right-wing naysayers are holding us back. Sign if you agree.

  • Defend Planned Parenthood against Republican attacks

    Republican governors are defunding Planned Parenthood by canceling their Medicaid provider contracts. The contracts provide low-income women with access to cancer screenings, prenatal care, STD testing, and birth control.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Don’t defund Planned Parenthood by illegally canceling Planned Parenthood's Medicaid contracts.

    The Department of Health and Human Services warned two states—Alabama and Louisiana—that ending Planned Parenthood’s contracts is a violation of federal law, which prohibits states from restricting patients’ access to qualified Medicaid providers. It’s clear that Republican governors like Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal and Alabama’s Robert Bentley don’t care about the law, or about women. They are simply jumping on an opportunity to pander to their extreme right-wing base.

    The Republican Governor’s Association needs to know that people across the country expect better than political grandstanding when it comes to women’s lives.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Defunding Planned Parenthood would be an unacceptable attack on women’s health.

  • Sign if you agree: Corporations are not people

    As Elizabeth Warren said: “Corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they love, they cry, they dance, they live and they die.”

    But that’s not what the Supreme Court said, when Citizens United unleashed an avalanche of corporate money to drown out our democratic process.

    We need a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and all the other rulings that brought about corporate personhood today. Sign if you agree.

  • Add your name: Tell Sen. Diaz to support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

    It’s working! Daily Kos New Yorkers got state Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins to sign, now we have only one more Democrat to go!

    Yesterday 5,000 Daily Kos community members from New York petitioned state Sen. Andrea Senator Stewart Cousins to sign on to a call for an amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    By 3:30 PM the same day, she had agreed!

    In fact, the leader of the coalition to overturn Citizens United called The Daily Kos campaigns team to let me know that the Daily Kos petition was what put Sen. Stewart-Cousins -- who has been generally supportive but was not acting --over the edge.

    Now it is time to push state Sen. Ruben Diaz -- the last Democrat yet to sign -- to join his colleagues. If Senator Diaz does this, we will have enough votes and New York will become the 17th state to demand that we pass a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    Sign the petition to state Sen. Ruben Diaz demanding that he support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

  • Sign if you agree: Corporations are not people

    Granting constitutional rights to corporations hit a high point under the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, but it didn’t start there.

    What we need is a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and all the other rulings that brought about corporate personhood today.

    Add your name to our petition if you agree that corporations are not people.

  • Sign if you agree: Repeal restrictive Voter ID laws

    Republicans are unpopular, their policies are even more unpopular, and demographic trends overwhelmingly favor Democrats. That's why Republican have launched a way on voting to keep themselves in power.

    Restrictive voter ID laws overwhelmingly affect students, seniors, the poor and people of color, i.e groups that vote Democratic. It's nothing but a partisan ploy to disenfranchise millions of eligible voters.

    Sign if you agree: We must repeal restrictive voter ID laws, and allow all eligible people to vote.

  • Sign the petition: Stop the corporate TPP trade deal

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a corporate trade deal that would ship U.S. jobs overseas, endanger our environment and even undercut regulations like Wall Street reform. It is being negotiated in secret, and even those who divulge its details could go to jail.

    By the skin of its teeth, Congress gave the President (and his successor) fast-track approval to negotiate the TPP—but Congress still has the power to reject it on an “up-or-down” vote.

    Sign the petition to Congress: Reject the Trans-Pacfic Partnership.

  • Sign the petition: Honor Jimmy Carter with automatic voter registration

    In 1976, Presidential hopeful Jimmy Carter proposed "universal voter registration" which would automatically register every United States citizen to vote when they turned 18 years old.

    Nearly 40 years later, the United States still struggles with some of the lowest voter turnout in the world, in large part because the registration laws in the U.S. are among the world’s most demanding.

    Oregon recently passed a hugely popular automatic voter registration law that may end up registering 300,000 new voters. Let's take this effort nationwide.

    Sign the petition: Honor Jimmy Carter by supporting automatic voter registration at the national level.

  • Sign if you agree: Scott Walker is a total disgrace

    As governor, Scott Walker assaulted public employee unions, gave tax breaks to his rich friends and slashed government services. And the job numbers in Wisconsin are bleak.

    Walker is now running for President—where he wants to outdo Donald Trump on immigration, bomb Iran on his first day in office and claims that his union-busting record in Wisconsin will equip him to fight Islamic terrorists (yeah, he went there.)

    In other words, Scott Walker is a jerk who must never get close to the White House and we must be vigilant in stopping him every step of the way. Sign if you agree.

  • Sign if you agree: Senate Minority Leader Stewart Cousins must sign onto NY’s call for an amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    New York State is closer than ever to being the 17th state to call for an amendment to overturn Citizens United. We are only two signatures short in the Senate, and we have the majority in the House.

    Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has still not signed with her colleagues. Given her position her signature could inspire Republicans who are already considering signing on to do so. Many Republicans already have.

    We are two signatures away from winning. It is time for Senator Stewart-Cousins to act.

    Sign the petition to Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, insisting she join her party in advocating to overturn Citizens United.

  • Tell Democrats running for president: Don’t pick a VP who opposes Iran diplomacy

    With just weeks left until Congress returns to Washington, D.C. for a historic vote on the Iran nuclear deal, more and more Democrats are stepping up to publicly support it.

    Among the Democrats who aren’t on record yet, however, are Sens. Cory Booker and Mark Warner who may emerge as top contenders to be picked to run for vice president on the Democratic ticket in 2016.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Democratic presidential candidates: Pledge not to pick any running-mate who opposes diplomacy with Iran.

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders support the Iran deal, and Martin O’Malley has offered cautious praise. All three have a unique power to create a real political cost for ambitious Democrats who are considering supporting war over diplomacy.

    They can put pressure on powerful Democrats with White House ambitions – both inside and outside of Congress – who remain on the fence about the Iran deal by publicly declaring that any Democrat who opposes diplomacy will be disqualified from being their running mate.

    Now it’s time for them to pledge not to pick a running mate who opposes it.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Democratic presidential candidates: Pledge not to pick any running-mate who opposes diplomacy with Iran.

  • Sign if you agree: Legalize marijuana in all 50 states

    Marijuana is less harmful than alcohol or cigarettes, both of which are legal for adults.

    But marijuan is not legal in most states. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, its criminalization harms young people and people of color, sponsors massive levels of violence, and fails to curb youth access.

    Marijuana has been legalized in a few states and the District of Columbia, and in places like Colorado and Washington it has led to improved police relations, decreased crime and more revenue for these states.

    It’s time to end the War on Drugs. Sign if you agree: Legalize marijuana in all 50 states.

  • Add your name: No more Bushes in the White House!

    George W. Bush was the worst President in recent American history, but who are Republicans seriously looking at as a potential nominee in 2016?

    Jeb Bush. Ack. Cough. Sputter.

    Jeb Bush has given no signals that his brother’s Administration was a disaster, and has surrounded himself with the very same people who gave his brother all the bad advice.

    Sign if you agree: No more Bushes in the White House.

  • Sign if you agree: Screw the NRA. Gun safety laws now!

    In the year 2015 alone, there has been more than one mass shooting per day.

    States with more guns have more deaths, and states where it's harder to get guns have fewer gun-related deaths.

    It doesn’t get simpler than that: Gun safety laws work.

    Sign if you agree: Screw the NRA. We need gun safety laws now.

  • URGENT Signature needed: Denounce the 15 pro-war Democrats!

    We are on the brink of securing a historic diplomatic agreement to peacefully stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. This would avert a disastrous war with Iran, which could easily turn into a repeat of the war in Iraq that left hundreds of thousands dead and millions as refugees.

    However, Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Robert Menendez, along with 13 House Democrats, have joined with Republicans in opposition to President Obama’s monumental diplomatic agreement. They are threatening to scuttle the whole thing and lead us down the path to war.

    Passing up a chance for peace against the will of their constituents and almost the entire international community is about the least “Democratic” thing a member of the Democratic Party could do.

    We need to make it clear this is unacceptable before more Democrats join them and destroy our best chance for peace.

    Sign the urgent petition denouncing all Democrats in Congress who oppose the Iran diplomatic agreement and the path towards peace.

  • Sign if you agree: We need another War on Poverty and inequality

    Thirty-five years ago, babies born in the U.S. had an infant mortality rate equal to Germany. Today, American babies die at twice the rate of those in Germany.

    Why? Because of staggering income inequality that started with the Reagan years.

    Enough is enough. We must press politicians in both parties on this escalating crisis.

    Sign if you agree: We need another War on Poverty—and inequality.

  • Sign the petition: Science museums must divest from fossil fuels

    Recently, dozens of the world’s top scientists signed an unprecedented letter calling on science and natural history museums to cut all ties to the fossil fuel industry.

    Now, we are joining our voices with theirs to call for divestment.

    Museums are key institutions where the general public, especially young people, learn about science and the natural world. Museums understand the urgent threat of climate change—so why invest in the fossil fuel industry that’s putting us on a crash course?

    Sign the petition by Daily Kos, 350.org and the Natural History Museum to call on the five largest science & history museums in the country to divest from fossil fuels.

  • Sign the petition: Reinstate basic voting rights protections!

    On this 50th anniversary of one of the most poignant moments in Civil Rights history, it is more important than ever that we demand that Congress restore KEY protections in the Voting Rights Act.

    Across the country, Republicans have passed discriminatory laws making it harder for Americans to vote. These outrageous laws disproportionately target minorities, low-income Americans, and young people. Will you stand up with me to demand basic voter protections be reinstated?

    Sign your name to protect the right to vote!

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  • Sign if you agree: Ban for-profit prisons

    Private prisons are a multi-billion dollar industry where states and the federal government contract with corporations who then employ prisoners to work inside at slave wages.

    Many of these contracts even require the prisons to remain at least 90% full, regardless of whether crime rises or falls—so that corporations running them can maintain a profit.

    It’s obscene, it’s disgraceful and it should be illegal. Sign the petition urging Congress to prohibit for-profit prisons.

  • Sign and share if you agree: No drilling for oil in at Arctic

    The Obama administration just gave Shell Oil final approval to drill in the hard rock of the Arctic ocean floor. This decision was a huge win for Big Oil and a defeat for environmental activists.

    This is wrong for so many reasons. This region is home to puffins, ringed seals, Pacific walruses, bowhead whales and polar bears, among other species. They and the Inupiak people who also live in the region would be at risk from an oil spill that scientists say has a significant possibility of occurring.

    Shell also has a poor reputation for safety. Just three years ago, it lost control of a barge carrying a drilling rig. The barge ran aground in the icy waters and had to be pried off the rocks.

    If Shell actually finds what it's looking for in its exploratory wells and acquires production permits, burning those hydrocarbons will bring us that much closer to what scientists say is the tipping point for global warming.

    Nothing about this decision is good for anyone except Shell Oil. Sign and share if you agree: Arctic oil should stay in the ground.

  • Signature needed: Tell your State Senator to Sign a Letter in Opposition to Citizens United

    New York is two state senators away from becoming the 17th state to call for an amendment to overturn Citizens United and one of them represents you.

    A bipartisan group of 30 New York state senators have already signed. We need only two more signatures to win.

    Please take a moment to email your senator encouraging them to join their colleagues in calling for an amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    We have seen how personalized emails have a much larger effect than form emails. But that doesn’t mean they need to be long. So if you can modify or add just one thought in the email below, it will make the email light years more effective.

  • Add your name if you agree: No student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university!

    Imagine what could be possible in America if we tackle the runaway costs of higher education, make sure that students who start college can finish with a degree, and relieve the crushing burden of student debt.

    Hillary Clinton has released a plan, called the New College Compact, to help make higher education accessible for all.

    The bottom line is this: Costs won't be a barrier. Debt won't hold you back

    We know that students and families are ready to do their part. Everyone else – the federal government, states, and colleges and universities – needs to step up and do theirs.

    Add your name and join Hillary’s official campaign to support the New College Compact. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign here: Pledge to Stop the GOP Attack on Planned Parenthood and Choice

    Republicans are talking about women’s health issues almost every day. And lately, that conversation has revolved around attempts to defund Planned Parenthood over a smear campaign fueled by anti-choice extremists.

    Now, Republican men are pursuing dangerous policies that threaten safe access to women’s health care services and abortion. Eighteen Republican men promised to shut down the government if Planned Parenthood isn’t defunded by Congress.

    In the first presidential debate of the cycle, Republican men touted their anti-choice records, attacking Planned Parenthood and a woman’s right to choose 26 times. That’s once every four minutes! It’s time to end this extremism by electing more pro-choice Democratic women.

    Let GOP men know today that we stand with Planned Parenthood and all the pro-choice Democratic women running against them and that we won’t tolerate these extreme attacks.


  • Sign and send to your undecided Democratic representative: Support the Iran nuclear agreement

    Congress is set to vote on whether to approve or derail the historic Iran nuclear agreement in September.

    War hawks are dumping millions into ads and lobbying, burying undecided members of Congress in outrageous fearmongering.

    To stop Republicans from dragging us into yet another endless war, we have to mobilize 146 Democratic members of the House of Representatives to support the deal. Right now, we only have 76 confirmed yes votes.

    We have a lot of work to do before September and we need your help to get it done.

    Please sign and send a letter to your undecided Democratic member of Congress, urging them to support the deal and stop another war of choice in the Middle East.


    Please customize the message and include your own sentiments to your senator based on the text provided. Personal messages are more valuable to senators when making their decisions.

  • Sign the petition: Follow CA's lead and ban the secretive grand jury process in cases where police use lethal force

    Governor Jerry Brown just helped California became the first state to ban use of grand juries to decide whether law enforcement should face criminal charges in use-of-force cases. The ban, which will go into effect next year, comes after grand juries failed to indict police officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, last year, heightening scrutiny of the process.

    This ban will force decisions to prosecute police out into the open in California. DA's can no longer present a highly skewed case to a grand jury, then, when the grand jury opts not to indict, hide behind them for political cover.

    This is a significant step in the right direction.

    Please sign the petition to all Governors demanding that every state enact this ban.

  • Sign and send to your undecided Democratic senator: Support the Iran nuclear agreement

    Congress is set to vote on whether to approve or derail the historic Iran nuclear agreement in September.

    Americans support this deal by a large margin. But that hasn’t stopped war hawks from trying to derail it. Opponents to the deal are spending millions, targeting undecided senators through ads and lobbying.

    We have 33 of the 34 votes we need to build an impenetrable firewall of Democrats in the Senate and prevent Republicans from killing this deal. If we all speak up, we will have enough votes before the September deadline.

    Please sign and send a letter to your undecided Democratic senator, urging them to support the deal and stop another war of choice in the Middle East.

    Please customize the message and include your own sentiments to your senator based on the text provided. Personal messages are more valuable to senators when making their decisions.

  • Add your name: We must oppose KXL to oppose climate change

    A decision on Keystone XL could come at any moment, and that’s why it’s so important you make your voice heard through our campaign today. There is simply no scenario where we can address climate change in a real way and also allow this pipeline to go forward.

    To win the important environmental victories we so urgently need, it will take a coordinated grassroots movement fighting to take our country and our climate back from the fossil fuel industry billionaires.

    Add your name if you agree that we cannot move forward with Keystone XL if we’re serious about fighting climate change.







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  • Add your name: Stand with Planned Parenthood

    Militant anti-choice activists fraudulently obtained and deceptively edited videos that showed what many women already knew about abortion and Planned Parenthood … they provide medical care that can be described in terms that make some people uncomfortable, and allow their patients to support vital medical research through tissue donation.

    Women know that providing for our medical needs is distasteful to conservatives. So no one was very surprised when these videos were used as a pretext to once again go after the funding that allows Planned Parenthood to treat millions of low-income patients who often have access to no other healthcare of any kind. But we're still outraged, and this is still unacceptable.

    Join us to demand that Congress do the right thing: stand up for Planned Parenthood, for the millions of us who've relied on their services over the years, and for the millions more who will need them in the future.

  • Add your name: Stand with Planned Parenthood

    Militant anti-choice activists fraudulently obtained and deceptively edited videos that showed what many women already knew about abortion and Planned Parenthood … they provide medical care that can be described in terms that make some people uncomfortable, and allow their patients to support vital medical research through tissue donation.

    Women know that providing for our medical needs is distasteful to conservatives. So no one was very surprised when these videos were used as a pretext to once again go after the funding that allows Planned Parenthood to treat millions of low-income patients who often have access to no other healthcare of any kind. But we're still outraged, and this is still unacceptable.

    Join us to demand that Congress do the right thing: stand up for Planned Parenthood, for the millions of us who've relied on their services over the years, and for the millions more who will need them in the future.

  • Add your name: Stand with Planned Parenthood

    Militant anti-choice activists fraudulently obtained and deceptively edited videos that showed what many women already knew about abortion and Planned Parenthood … they provide medical care that can be described in terms that make some people uncomfortable, and allow their patients to support vital medical research through tissue donation.

    Women know that providing for our medical needs is distasteful to conservatives. So no one was very surprised when these videos were used as a pretext to once again go after the funding that allows Planned Parenthood to treat millions of low-income patients who often have access to no other healthcare of any kind. But we're still outraged, and this is still unacceptable.

    Join us to demand that Congress do the right thing: stand up for Planned Parenthood, for the millions of us who've relied on their services over the years, and for the millions more who will need them in the future.

  • Sign the petition to Congress: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour

    At just $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum wage leaves a family of three living below the poverty line—unable afford rent for a modest, two-bedroom apartment even while working a standard 40-hour work week.

    With momentum growing across the country to raise the minimum wage, now is the time to pressure Congress to support this legislation and lift millions of Americans out of poverty.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

    Progressive champions Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Raul Grijalva, and Senator Bernie Sanders recently introduced the Pay Workers a Living Wage Act. This legislation would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020, then index the wage to inflation for following years. The bill would also phase out the tipped minimum wage and make it easier for federal workers to join a union.

    While Republicans and corporate special interests invoke doom and gloom if we raise wages, the opposite has in fact been the case. In fact, of the twenty-nine states and dozens of cities and towns that have set their own minimum wage above the federal minimum, many are seeing faster job growth than the rest of the country.

    On the heels of recent victories by our friends in the Fight for $15 movement across the country, there is no better time to increase pressure on Congress to support raising the federal minimum wage to no less than $15 an hour.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

  • Signature needed: Join Hillary and stand with Planned Parenthood

    Republicans like Scott Walker and Jeb Bush are calling to defund Planned Parenthood—the country’s leading provider of reproductive health care. And they’re joined by Republicans in Congress, who won’t waste a minute in voting to make it happen.

    If this feels like a full-on assault on women’s health, that’s because it is.

    When politicians talk about “defunding Planned Parenthood,” they’re talking about blocking millions of women, men, and young people from critical preventive care like cancer screenings, breast exams, and birth control. They’re talking about cutting people off from the health care provider they know and trust. When they attack women’s health, they attack America’s health. It’s wrong and we’re not going to let them get away with it.

    Hillary Clinton is proud to stand with Planned Parenthood—and she will never stop fighting to protect the ability of every woman in this country to make her own health decisions. If you agree, then join her official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign and send to your member of Congress: Support the Iran agreement

    In less than six weeks, Congress is set to vote on whether to approve or derail the historic Iran nuclear deal.

    Experts agree that without this deal, we could face a new war in the Middle East.

    And that’s exactly what warmongers are hoping to achieve. They are spending millions on ads and lobbying, burying members of Congress in their attempts to put us back on the path to dropping bombs on Iran.

    As the Congress deliberates, they will make this decision based on who they hear more from: YOU or opponents of the deal. That's why it is urgent that you contact your member of Congress today to show that most Americans actually support peace.

    Please sign and send a letter to your member of Congress, urging them to support the deal and stop another war of choice in the Middle East.

  • Urgent signature needed: Denounce Chuck Schumer for opposing peace with Iran

    New York Senator Chuck Schumer has taken us one step closer to war by opposing President Obama’s monumental diplomatic agreement to peacefully prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

    This is scary stuff. Schumer is very powerful--in fact, he is in line to become the next Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate. His opposition to diplomacy could sway other key Democratic senators to join him.

    We need 34 senators to support the Iran deal in order to prevent it from collapsing, and right now only 13 have announced their support.

    If we want to stop another war, we need to say loud and clear right now what we think of Schumer’s horrendous decision.

    Sign and share the petition denouncing Sen. Chuck Schumer for his decision to oppose the Iran Deal. 

  • Sign and send to your senators: We need diplomacy, not war--support the Iran nuclear peace agreement

    No war with IranGREAT NEWS: On September 2, Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced her support of the historic Iran deal—giving us the 34 votes we need to sustain a presidential veto and ensure the agreement is implemented, regardless of Republican attempts to derail.

    Thanks to you, we made it to 34. With your help, we will secure 41.

    With 41 votes, Democrats can filibuster any Republican attempt to pass a resolution of disapproval and keep it from reaching the president's desk and thus not require his veto. That means the agreement will be a done deal without a vote in Congress.

    Please sign and send the message to your Senators urging them to choose diplomacy, not war, with Iran.

    When you enter your zip code below, custom messages will appear to your Senators, based on their current public positioning on the deal--yes, no, or undecided. Please feel free to customize the message and include your own sentiments to your Senator based on the text provided. Personal messages are more valuable to Senators when making their decisions.

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  • Sign on: Washington could be the 17th state to call for the end of Citizen's United

    Washington state is extremely close to becoming the 17th state to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn the impacts of the Citizen’s United decision.

    In fact, there are only 4 democrats in the Washington state House who have not signed the bill-- and we need your help because one of them is your representative.

    Here is the state of play: In the state House, Speaker Frank Chopp has signed, along with 47 others and we only need 3 more Representatives to have a clear majority.

    In the state Senate, we have 24 out of 49 senators––including all of the democrats and GOP Senator Mark Miloscia. One more signature will give us the Senate majority.

    This is the finish line––Washington is close and your elected official needs to hear from you. Please sign and send a the message below to your elected official who could be a deciding vote to end unlimited corporate money in our election system.

    Please edit the message below--we know that personalized messages are taken more seriously.

  • Add your name: Fight Republican attacks on women's health care
    "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health care."
    -Jeb Bush, August 4, 2015

    That's wrong. We need to be spending a lot more money on women's health care. We need to be investing in organizations like Planned Parenthood that provide absolutely essential health services for women, particularly in low-income communities.

    We must stand up for women's health. Add your name to fight these Republican attacks on women's health care.










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  • Sign here: Obama: Take Our Missiles off Hair-Trigger Alert

    There are still around 16,000 nuclear weapons on the planet—most of them much more destructive than those that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago. And around 1,800 U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons are still on hair-trigger alert—ready to launch in a matter of minutes. This policy increases the risk of an accidental nuclear missile launch or a deliberate launch in response to a false warning, which would have catastrophic results.

    This Cold War policy continues to threaten the safety of all Americans.

    The good news is something can be done about this. As a first, practical and achievable step, the Union of Concerned Scientists is urging President Obama to take our country's 450 land-based nuclear-armed missiles off hair-trigger alert. Doing so would essentially eliminate the risk of an accidental, mistaken, or unauthorized launch—making us all much safer. Such a step would not require the approval of Congress nor agreement with Russia. The president simply needs the will and courage to act—which is why it is so important that he hears from you.

    Add your name today to urge President Obama to take our land-based nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert and make the world safer now.

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  • Sign the petition: Demand Chris Christie apologize for threatening teachers

    In an interview broadcast Sunday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said teachers' unions "are the single most destructive force in public education in America," and deserve "a punch in the face."

    Teachers unions aren't some faceless entity-- unions are made up of individual teachers, who go to work every day dedicated to helping children succeed.

    Teachers today face huge challenges--from top-down, blame-and-shame policies to on-the-job violence.

    Threats and violence have no place in our schools, or in our national discourse.

    Chris Christie seems to think that leadership means threatening violence and creating a culture of intimidation. We couldn't disagree more. Sign our petition, and demand that Chris Christie apologize for threatening our nation's educators.

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  • Take Action: Call your senator and let them know you Stand with Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood is under attack. Republicans are using a series of misleading, heavily edited, and possibly illegal videos to attack the most trusted women’s health care provider in the country.

    Today, the Senate will vote on what promises to be the first of many votes to defund Planned Parenthood. We need to make sure that U.S. senators know unequivocally that we will not allow women’s healthcare to be jeopardized.

    Sign and send the petition to your U.S. senators. Oppose any funding cuts to Planned Parenthood.

  • Sign the petition: Democrats must stand strong against Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: I stand with Planned Parenthood.

    A little more than two weeks ago, a group of extreme anti-abortion activists released the first in a series of videos designed to discredit Planned Parenthood. The videos have all been widely discredited, but that has not stopped Republican politicians from latching on to the smear campaign as an excuse to grandstand for their anti-woman agenda.

    Planned Parenthood does invaluable work providing healthcare for women, and defending women’s rights. When Republicans scheme with anti-abortion extremists to defund them, they’re not just threatening women’s lives, they’re also aggressively striking at one of the most important advocates for women in the country.

    Democrats have to push back now. They need to go on the record in support of Planned Parenthood’s work and speak out to discredit these orchestrated attacks. And they must block any attempts to undermine or defund Planned Parenthood in Congress.

    Tell Democrats to stand up for Planned Parenthood. 

  • Tell Republicans running for President: You don’t have to be a scientist to know climate change is settled science!

    It’s hard to believe there are people running for President who still refuse to accept the settled science of climate change. They would rather remind us that they’re not scientists than listen to those who are.

    We don’t have be scientists to take on this urgent challenge that threatens us all – we just have to be willing to act.

    That is why Hillary has announced two bold national goals that represent the first pillar in her ambitions plan to combat climate change:

    1. The United States will have more than half a billion solar panels installed across the country by the end of Hillary’s first term.
    2. The United States will generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home in America within 10 years of Hillary taking office.

    Americans don’t hide from change – we harness it. Add your name and tell the Republicans running for President: I may not be a scientist, but I'm still willing to take action on climate change.  I'm joining Hillary's campaign because she's setting bold goals to combat climate change and power our economy.

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  • Sign the petition: America should be a clean energy super power

    Climate change is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century—threatening our health, our economy, our security, and our way of life. We have made important progress over the past few years, but we have to do much more.

    Hillary has announced two bold national goals that represent the first pillar in her ambitions plan to combat climate change, create jobs, protect the health of American families and communities, and make the United States a clean energy superpower:

    1. The United States will have more than half a billion solar panels installed across the country by the end of Hillary’s first term.
    2. The United States will generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home in America within 10 years of Hillary taking office.

    The next decade will be decisive for our transition to a clean energy economy and our ability to meet the global climate crisis. Join Hillary if you are committed to supporting this energy and climate agenda – the beginning of tackling one of the most important challenges of our time. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign your name: Designate the African Lion as an Endangered Species and prevent trophy hunting

    The African lion population has decreased by more than 50% in the last three decades and today scientists are sending dire warnings that the African lion could be completely extinct by the year 2050. It's nearly unthinkable these majestic creatures could be wiped off the planet in the near future and that is why we have to give them the strongest protections available. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department is currently considering a proposal to change the status of the African lion from "threatened" to "endangered." This designation would protect lions like Cecil, by outlawing most "trophy hunting" and would provide stiff penalties for offenders.

    Time is running out for the African lion and we have to protect them. Sign the petition and tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director Dan Ashe you support his efforts to protect the African lion....before it's too late.

  • Tell GOP Governors: Enough!

    The GOP lost big with women in 2012 but they still haven’t learned their lesson. With 2016 around the corner, Democrats are committed to moving America forward while Republicans are focused on continuing their outdated war on women.

    Conservative Governors across the country are pushing for laws that would in some cases TRIPLE the waiting time for a woman to receive the health care she needs. Republicans are sending the message that women can’t be trusted to make their own health decisions.

    Join Daily Kos and the Democratic Governors Association by adding your name to tell GOP Governors: your attempts to impose women’s health restrictions are disgusting.

  • Tell Republicans: Stop Rigging the Map
    When Republican legislators redraw congressional districts every ten years, they have one goal in mind: political gain. Republicans are going all out to make sure that partisan redistricting schemes continue to expand GOP majorities across the country.

    Enough is enough. Join Daily Kos and the Democratic Governors Association by adding your name and demand that Republicans END their politically motivated tactics to steal seats and electoral votes.
  • Sign the petition: GOP "religious-freedom" legislation is just more war on women.

    In the name of “religious-freedom,” the GOP is pushing legislation forward that would allow employers to fire women if they’re single and get pregnant.

    We can’t let the GOP get away with it. Sign the petition demanding this legislation is not passed.

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  • Sign and send to Congressional Democrats: Support the Iran nuclear agreement

    Congress is currently debating the historic deal to dramatically curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing international sanctions on Iran.

    We're fighting to give peace a chance. Republicans are trying to sabotage the deal, put us back on the path to confrontation with Iran and start a war—but they can't do it unless Democrats help them.

    We need to build an impenetrable firewall of either 146 Democrats in the House or 34 Democrats in the Senate to prevent Republicans from killing this deal and putting us back on the path to confrontation and war.

    Please sign and send a personalized letter to your Democratic member of Congress, urging them to publicly support of the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Sign up now: #BlackLivesMatter Action alerts

    The #BlackLivesMatter movement is one of the most important and heartbreaking conversations being had in the progressive movement.

    The Daily Kos community is dedicated to not only covering the stories of people of color who are terrorized by police brutality and negligence, it is dedicated to action on behalf of the individuals and families affected by this systematic violence.

    Sign up now to receive action alerts related to #BlackLivesMatter so that you can take action when it is crucial. Justice is something we must all fight for together. It is time to demand justice through grassroots action.

  • Sign the petition: Release the body cam footage of the murder of Sam Dubose.

    On July 19th, Sam Dubose was pulled over by University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing in Mount Auburn, Ohio. Officer Tensing fatally shot Dubose in the face.

    The senseless killing of black people in this country must stop. All to often video footage from police body and dash cameras are kept out of the eyes of the public in order to protect the murderer, not the victim.

    Please add your voice to the thousands already demanding release of Officer Tensing's body cam footage. Justice is something we have to fight for – not hope for.

  • Sign the petition: Bring charges against the man who shot Cecil the lion

    Minnesota resident Walter J. Palmer paid $55,000 to hunt on the perimeter of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Authorities in Zimbabwe allege that Palmer, a guide and the landowner used bait to lure one of Africa's most famous animals, Cecil the lion, just outside the perimeter of the park, where he was shot, killed, beheaded and skinned. As a result of his death, all 24 of his cubs are likely to be killed by other lions.

    While the landowner and the hunting guide are due to face charges in Zimbabwe, no charges have been announced for Walter Palmer.

    Tell Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe police to bring charges against Walter Palmer and ask for his extradition to Zimbabwe.

  • Sign the petition: Stop the sneak attack on Net Neutrality

    On June 12, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Open Internet Order mandating the strongest Net Neutrality protections in history finally went into effect.

    But Big Telecom’s allies in Congress have slipped language into a 158-page government-funding bill that would take away these Net Neutrality protections we all fought so hard to win. It’s nothing less than a sneak attack on Net Neutrality.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: Stop the sneak attack on Net Neutrality.

    This appropriations bill would strip funding from the FCC to prevent enforcement of the Net Neutrality rules as written, and it would delay the rules until after the pending court cases have been decided – a process that could take years.

    We need to show members of Congress – whether they’re our allies in this fight or not – that we won’t tolerate any attacks on Net Neutrality. It took millions of us speaking out to win these Net Neutrality protections, and we need to keep speaking out to to make sure we don’t lose them.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress to stop the sneak attack on Net Neutrality.

  • Sign the petition: Stop Republicans from starting a war with Iran

    This is the final showdown to stop Republicans from starting a war with Iran.

    The United States, Iran and five other world powers announced a historic deal to dramatically curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for easing international sanctions on Iran.

    Republicans are trying to sabotage the deal, put us back on the path to confrontation with Iran and start a war – but they can't do it unless Democrats help them.

    We need to build an impenetrable firewall in Congress to prevent Republicans from passing any legislation to kill the deal and putting us back on the path to confrontation and war. Tell Democrats to go on record in support of the deal.

    We'll send your message to your senators and member of Congress, as well as to House and Senate Democratic leadership.

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  • Sign the petition: Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 per hour

    Millions of Americans are working for totally inadequate wages. We must ensure that no full-time worker lives in poverty. The current federal minimum wage is starvation pay and must become a living wage. We must increase it to $15 an hour over the next several years.







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  • Sign here: Pledge to Protect Women’s Rights from the GOP Agenda

    The GOP is pushing for a vote in the Senate to ban abortions nationwide after 20 weeks – a bill they’ve already passed in the House.

    Having Republicans in control of Congress isn’t just bad for abortion access; it can also hurt the availability of birth control. Ninety-nine percent of sexually active women ages 15-44 have used birth control in their lives. Preserving access and affordability is crucial for women to continue making their own health care decisions.

    EMILY’s List has been working for over 30 years to elect pro-choice Democratic women – women who will protect access to reproductive health care. These women need your help to drive change for future generations.

    Support EMILY’s List and help protect access to birth control for all Americans.



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  • URGENT signature needed: Save ceremonial Apache land in Arizona.

    Last December, the GOP added a section to the National Defense Authorization Act which transferred the sacred area of Oak Flat in the Tonto National Forest to mining company Resolution Copper, for the largest block cave copper mining project in North America.

    This will destroy Oak Flat.

    Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has introduced H.R. 2811, the Save Oak Flat Act, to save the sacred Oak Flat area from destruction by mining companies and abrogate the transfer of Oak Flat to Resolution Copper.

    Please sign the petition to congress, demanding that this wrong but corrected and they save ceremonial Apache land in Arizona by passing H.R. 2811, the Save Oak Flat Act.

  • Sign the petition: Pass the Supreme Court Ethics Act

    Sign if you agree with CREDO and Daily Kos: The Supreme Court should adopt a binding code of conduct.

    According to a recent Gallup poll, confidence in the Supreme Court has reached a record low—with only 30% of Americans trusting the nation’s highest court. And it’s hardly any surprise: The nine Supreme Court justices are under no obligation to recuse themselves from cases where they have a conflict of interest and are free to engage in political activity.

    But a new bill introduced by progressive champion Representative Louise Slaughter, the Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2015, would ensure that Supreme Court judges rule fairly and conduct themselves in ways that uphold the impartiality and integrity of the judiciary.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: Pass the Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2015.

    Here are recent examples of the Court’s conservative justices running amok:

    • Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas attended Koch Brothers political functions at a time when the court was considering loosening limits on corporate campaign contributions.
    • Justice Samuel Alito spoke at a fundraising dinner for the conservative American Spectator magazine, where tickets were sold for as much as $25,000 a plate.
    • Justice Thomas failed to report his wife's income from the Heritage Foundation, even as she lobbied against the Affordable Care Act while cases worked their way to the Supreme Court. He also failed to recuse himself from ACA-related cases despite a clear conflict of interest with his wife’s work.

    The American public deserves a Supreme Court above partisan politics. We must have confidence that our highest court and ultimate arbiter of justice is not swayed by political ideology or undue influence. It’s time for Congress to act and force the Supreme Court to adopt a code of conduct now. The more of us who stand with Rep. Slaughter, the better the chance that Congress will act to pass this bill.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: Pass the Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2015.

  • Sign here: Too many of our financial institutions are too complex and risky.

    Dodd-Frank is under assault by Republicans in Congress and those running for President. And too many of our major financial institutions are still too complex and too risky.

    Hillary Clinton knows that we must protect the progress we’ve already made – and continue to reign in excessive risk.

    That’s why she will appoint and empower regulators who will ensure that no firm is too complex to manage or oversee. She also believes we need to prosecute firms and individuals when they commit fraud and other criminal wrongdoing, and that we need further financial reform to ensure that Too Big To Fail is not too big a problem.

    If you agree—then add your name and join the official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

    I’m standing with Hillary Clinton and saying that financial institutions are still too complex and too risky! We need a president who will fight to protect the progress we’ve already made – and who will appoint and empower regulators that will continue to reign in excessive risk on Wall Street.

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  • Tell Jeb Bush: American workers need a raise not a lecture

    Raising incomes for hard-working American is the defining economic challenge of our times. But every Republican running for president is offering the same policies that have failed again and again.

    Recently, Governor Jeb Bush said that Americans just need to work longer hours. Maybe he hasn’t met the nurse who stands on her feet all day or the trucker who drives all night – maybe he just hasn’t met enough American workers.

    These hard-working Americans don’t need a lecture – they need a raise.

    Hillary Clinton is proposing an agenda for strong growth, fair growth, and long-term growth. Where success is measured by how much we help working families get ahead and stay ahead, not by how much incomes rise for CEOs and money managers.

    If you agree that we need to build an economy that works for everyone, add your name and join our official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Tell Shell to stop funding ALEC now!

    Despite increasing pressure from the public, Shell continues to fund the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a leading group spreading climate disinformation. When reporters recently asked if Shell was going to leave ALEC, the CEO responded, “Watch this space.”

    We’ve been watching, but we can’t just sit back and wait.

    Publicly, Shell says that, "we are ready to play our part," by calling on policy makers to act on climate change. But behind closed doors, Shell continues to fund ALEC's attacks on climate science and lobbying to rollback limits on the heat-trapping emissions that put our climate at risk.

    Paid for by the Union of Concerned Scientists

  • SIGN THIS: Defend Planned Parenthood against Republican attacks

    Republicans are using Planned Parenthood as a political football—with false attacks on an organization that offers vital reproductive health care services to millions of women.

    It’s a blatant attempt to throw women and their families under the bus in order to score points for their extremists, anti-woman agenda.

    With women’s access to health care under constant assault by the radical right, Planned Parenthood is often the only place where women can go to get cancer screenings, prenatal care, STD testing, birth control and abortions. Standing with Planned Parenthood is standing with women.

    Sign the petition: Don’t mess with Planned Parenthood. Stand up for women, not your extreme right-wing base.

  • Sign the petition: Support debt-free college

    College debt is not only obscene and immoral, but it's crushing our economy. It's time we built a political movement to make higher education an accessible right for all Americans.

    President Obama has said he wants to make community college free, and two states (Oregon and Tennessee) have taken initial steps to get there. We need to keep the ball rolling.

    Sign the petition: Support debt-free college for all our students.

  • Sign if you agree with Elizabeth Warren: Bring back Glass-Steagall

    In 1999, Congress repealed Glass-Steagall—a New Deal regulation that separated traditional banking from speculative banking. This allowed Big Banks to gamble with our money, and led to the financial meltdown of 2008.

    Big banks have learned nothing from this crisis, and continue to get bigger and greedier.

    Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced bipartisan legislation that will restore some of the Glass-Steagall protections and stop the Big Banks from sinking our economy again.

    Sign the petition to Congress: Restore Glass-Steagall to stop Big Bank greed.

  • Sign the petition: Tell U.S. Reps they're wrong to block gun violence research

    Congress's first vote on guns after the mass shooting in Charleston was to block federal funding for gun violence research.

    32 members of the House Appropriations Committee upheld the NRA-backed freeze on federal gun violence research. It's an insult to the more than 30,000 Americans killed with guns every year and the thousands of others who are injured.

    Gun violence is expected to displace car accidents as the leading cause of death among young people in America this year. Congress should treat this problem like the public health crisis it is and get to work trying to fix it.

    We can't let these reps get away with their shameful votes. It's up to us to hold them accountable. Sign the petition by Daily Kos and Everytown for Gun Safety by adding your name here.

  • Sign if you agree: Textbook publishers must not cave to Texas Board of Education

    The right-wing majority on the Texas State Board of Education wants to revise the state's standards for science textbooks to require the addition of religious pseudoscience in biology, and to have history textbooks whitewash slavery and Jim Crow.

    Because of the scale of production of these textbooks, the dictates of the Texas Board of Education would be included in textbooks used by millions of students in other states.

    We won’t change the minds of right-wingers at the Texas Board of Education. But textbook publishers can refuse to make these changes, or pull out of the state's business altogether.

    Sign the petition in telling textbook publishers to stand up to ideologues on the Texas State Board of Education.

  • SIGN THIS: Rename Russell Senate Office Building after Ted Kennedy

    The South Carolina legislature can remove the Confederate flag from its State Capitol, but in Washington DC the U.S. Senate still names a major office building after a white supremacist.

    The Russell Senate Office Building is one of only six buildings on Capitol Hill where members of Congress have their offices—and is named after former U.S. Senator Richard Russell, who defended segregation for decades in the Senate and filibustered anti-lynching legislation.

    The building (where senators like Mitch McConnell, Kirsten Gillibrand, Lindsey Graham & John McCain all have their offices) has been around since 1909—but it wasn’t named after Richard Russell until 1972. It can just as easily be changed to honor another former Senator.

    It is time for the U.S. Senate to reject its segregationist past. Sign the petition urging that they re-name the Russell Senate Office Building after the late Ted Kennedy.

  • Sign on: Senate Democrats must stand strong against Republican attacks on abortion

    Mitch McConnell is going to bring an extreme abortion ban up for a vote in the Senate.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Senate Democrats: Filibuster Mitch McConnell’s abortion ban.

    While President Obama will certainly veto the bill, Democrats can and should kill the bill in the Senate, so that it never makes it to the president’s desk. There are 43 Democrats in the Senate with solid pro choice ratings from women's groups. If they hold the line and oppose an abortion ban at 20 weeks that's more than we need to sustain a filibuster and block this bill.

    Trying to pass abortion bans is nothing more than political grandstanding by Republicans, who care more about their election season promises to anti-abortion activists than about the real values and priorities of their constituents. Senate Democrats need to block this craven attempt to throw women under the bus to score cheap political points.

    When abortion is under attack by right-wing extremists, Democratic politicians have to defend it. They cannot let the right-wing build momentum that further erodes the protections afforded to women through Roe v. Wade.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Senate Democrats to filibuster Mitch McConnell’s abortion ban.

  • Sign the petition: Drop charges against Bree Newsome

    Last month, following the horrific attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, Bree Newsome was arrested for climbing a 30 foot pole and removing the Confederate flag from the front of the South Carolina Statehouse.

    She and Jimmy Tyson, the white ally supporting her from the ground, were both charged with "defacing monuments on state capitol grounds" and face up to 3 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. This follows a growing trend of prosecutors from Oakland to Baltimore and across the country overcharging people who take non-violent direct action in defense of Black lives.

    According to a statement from the activists they took down the flag because "we could not sit by and watch the victims of the Charleston Massacre be laid to rest while the inspiration for their deaths continue to fly above their caskets."

    Sign the petition from Color of Change and Daily Kos: I demand all charges against Bree & Jimmy are immediately dropped and that South Carolina never raise the flag again.

    The Confederate flag was born out of a government defending the enslavement of Black people and resurrected as an emblem for whites violently opposing racial integration. Any government that recognizes the flag is declaring that it cherishes a history of racial terror.

    Taking down the flag is just one step but one that strikes a blow at the visible symbol of white supremacy. Make no mistake about it, however, racism isn't just a flag or words—it's baked into our economy and inequities in our democracy and criminal justice system.

    In Bree's own words:
    "It's time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality."

    Sign the petition from Color of Change and Daily Kos: I stand with Bree!

  • Sign the petition: Companies must fire Donald Trump

    Donald Trump is running for President, and immediately exposed himself as a hateful, anti-immigrant buffoon with his inappropriate remarks about Mexican-Americans.

    Many companies that have done with business with Trump in the past—Macy’s, NBC and Univision—have severed ties with him as a result. But others have not.

    Trump’s bigotry has no place in our political discourse, and companies that continue to do business with him are only enabling him.

    Sign the petition to all companies who do business with Donald Trump: Fire him!

  • Sign the petition: Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act

    Two years ago, the Supreme Court eviscerated a key section of the Voting Rights Act with its 5-4 decision in Shelby County v. Holder.

    Now, our allies in Congress, led by Congressman John Lewis and Senator Patrick Leahy, have introduced the Voting Rights Advancement Act to fix it and undo much of the harm of that decision.

    This new bill is exactly what's needed to restore much of the strength that was gutted from the VRA by the Roberts Court.

    Your support for this bill is needed now. Add your name to support the Voting Rights Advancement Act.

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  • Sign and send the petition: Make government contractors show their campaign spending

    Because of Citizens United, corporations that receive government contracts can secretly funnel billions to elect (and re-elect) the same politicians who award these contracts.

    President Obama says we should amend the U.S. Constitution to repeal Citizens United, but that would take years to accomplish. There is actually something much easier we can do in the meantime.

    With the stroke of a pen, the President can sign an Executive Order requiring all companies who receive federal government contracts to disclose their campaign spending.

    Sign and send the petition to President Obama: Make government contractors show their campaign spending.

  • Sign the petition to right-wing judges and county clerks: Marriage equality is the law

    Marriage equality is now the law of the land in all 50 states, which means all loving couples now have the right to get married.

    But some public officials—from the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, to various county clerks—are openly resisting this move, saying they will refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    Sign the petition to these judges and county clerks: Get over it. Marriage equality is the law.

  • Sign if you agree with Hillary: Affordable health care is a basic human right

    The Supreme Court just upheld what we know to be true: Health care should be affordable and available to all of us.

    This decision was not about politics, it was about people’s lives. Access to quality, affordable health care is not a privilege, but a right.

    But ever since the Affordable Care Act became law, Republicans have done everything they can to undermine it, voting more than 50 times to repeal or dismantle it in the House. Now that the court has re-affirmed the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, it’s time to work across party lines to strengthen the law, build on its successes and ensure millions more Americans will have the confidence of knowing healthcare is available.

    The promise of health care for every American is something Hillary Clinton has fought for her entire life. Our next President should be someone who will fight to keep affordable health care for all Americans, not threaten to repeal it – if you agree, sign up to join Hillary’s campaign for President and we’ll send you updates on how you can get involved.

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  • Sign if you agree with Hillary: Affordable health care is a basic human right

    The Supreme Court just upheld what we know to be true: Health care should be affordable and available to all of us.

    This decision was not about politics, it was about people’s lives. Access to quality, affordable health care is not a privilege, but a right.

    But ever since the Affordable Care Act became law, Republicans have done everything they can to undermine it, voting more than 50 times to repeal or dismantle it in the House. Now that the court has re-affirmed the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, it’s time to work across party lines to strengthen the law, build on its successes and ensure millions more Americans will have the confidence of knowing healthcare is available.

    The promise of health care for every American is something Hillary Clinton has fought for her entire life. Our next President should be someone who will fight to keep affordable health care for all Americans, not threaten to repeal it – if you agree, sign up to join Hillary’s campaign for President and we’ll send you updates on how you can get involved.

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  • Add your name: Thank the Girl Scouts for being "for every girl"

    In May, the Girl Scouts announced they will accept transgender kids, stating “ if the child is recognized by the family and school/community as a girl and lives culturally as a girl, then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve her in a setting that is both emotionally and physically safe.”

    That is awesome. The Girl Scouts mission is to build “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place” and by accepting all who identify as girls they are living up to that mission.

    But this courageous stance has generated a backlash, as some donors refuse to let their money help transgendered girls. At times like these, we must stand up and support the Girl Scouts.

    Add your name: Thank the Girl Scouts for being for every girl!

  • SIGN THIS: It's time for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

    The Supreme Court's decisions in Citizens United and other cases opened the gates to a flood of billions of dollars that threatens to undermine our democracy.

    What we need now is a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    Add your name to our petition if you agree that our democracy is not for sale.

    Paid for by Bernie 2016, berniesanders.com/together

  • Sign if you agree: It's time for a Medicare-for-all single-payer health care system

    A large single-payer system already exists in the United States. It’s called Medicare and the people enrolled give it high marks.

    More importantly, it has succeeded in providing near-universal coverage to Americans over age 65 in a very cost-effective manner.

    If we are serious about providing high-quality, affordable care as a right for all Americans, the only solution to this crisis is a Medicare-for-all single-payer system.

    Add your name to our petition if you agree.

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  • Keep guns out of the hands of stalkers and domestic abusers

    Here’s the reality: Every month, 48 women are shot and killed in the U.S. by a current or former boyfriend or spouse.

    But we know that common-sense gun laws that keep guns out of the hands of stalkers, domestic abusers and other dangerous people will prevent gun violence and save women's lives. In fact, in states that require background checks for all handgun sales, 46 percent fewer women are shot to death by intimate partners.

    There's a bill in the US Senate that would reduce gun violence against women, and your senators can help make its passage a reality. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently reintroduced the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act (S.1520), which would help keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers––and in order to be successful, this bill needs co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle.

    S. 1520 would save women's lives by prohibiting domestic abusers and stalkers from buying or having guns. Now is the time to push our senators to support the bill––tell them to help save women’s lives and keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.

    Join Daily Kos and Everytown for Gun Safety by signing this petition to tell your senator to co-sponsor the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act.

  • Tell CDC Director Tom Frieden to prioritize gun violence research
    This year, gun violence will displace car accidents as the leading cause of death among young people. Ignoring this crisis won't make it go away––and it’s time for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to treat the epidemic of gun violence in America like the public health crisis it is.

    But almost 20 years of NRA intimidation has discouraged the CDC from pursuing research on the causes and solutions to gun violence. It's also resulted in the cutting of nearly 96% of the CDC’s firearm injury prevention research.

    President Obama has already promised $10 million in gun violence prevention research, but the CDC has yet to act. We can’t afford to keep ignoring this crisis.

    Join Daily Kos and Everytown for Gun Safety by signing the petition telling the CDC not to cave to pressure from the gun lobby, and to resume research on the causes and solutions to gun violence in America.
  • Sign the petition: Replace the Confederate flag with the rainbow flag

    With the Supreme Court granting marriage rights to all loving couples in the United States, it is time for America to forever leave the 19th Century and join the 21st Century.

    The Confederate flag is a symbol of hate, racism and division. The rainbow flag is a symbol of love, justice and equality.

    Sign the petition to all federal & state legislators: Replace the Confederate flag with the rainbow flag on all public properties.

  • Sign if you agree: Gay marriage is awesome!

    The Supreme Court just made marriage equality the law of the land in all 50 states.

    Add your name: Gay marriage is awesome!

  • Love won! Join Hillary and continue the fight for equal rights for every LGBT American!

    Marriage equality is now the law in all 50 states!

    The courage and determination of the LGBT community has changed hearts, minds, and laws. Generations of advocates and activists sacrificed so much for this victory.

    This is America at its best: inclusive, open, and striving towards true equality.

    But the struggle for LGBT rights doesn’t end with this triumph. Our work is not finished until every American can not only marry, but live, work, pray, learn, and raise a family free from discrimination and prejudice.

    Join Hillary’s official campaign to help continue the fight for equal rights for every LGBT American. We will send you updates and information about how you can get involved.

    Sign on right now and declare you support equal rights for every LGBT American.

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  • Tell Republicans: Stop whining about Obamacare and show us your plan

    Predictably, Republicans leaders are whining in the face of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the subsidies in the Affordable Care Act. However, even now, they still won't say what they would replace Obamacare with. Probably because they don't know.

    Add your name to tell Republicans: Stop whining about Obamacare and show us your plan.

  • Add your name: Shut up, Republicans! Obamacare is here to stay

    After more the 50 repeal votes in Congress and two major Supreme Court decisions, Obamacare is here to stay.

    But the GOP has already turned back to their tired talking points of repeal.

    Sign the petition to the GOP: Enough aready! Obamacare is here to stay.

  • Join Hillary if you agree our daughters can be anything they want – Even President of the United States!

    Hillary’s mom was born the day Congress passed the Constitutional Amendment paving the way for women to get the right to vote. Over the course of her life, Dorothy Rodham witnessed an extraordinary amount of progress and taught Hillary to never back down from any bully or barrier.

    Now more than ever, we must work to build an America where a parent can tell their daughter: yes, you can be anything you want to be – even President of the United States.

    If you agree that a woman can grow up to become President of the United States, sign up to join Hillary’s official campaign. We will send you updates and information about how you can get involved. Together we can build a brighter future for all of our children – sons, and daughters both.

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  • Join Hillary if you agree our daughters can be anything they want – Even President of the United States!

    Hillary’s mom was born the day Congress passed the Constitutional Amendment paving the way for women to get the right to vote. Over the course of her life, Dorothy Rodham witnessed an extraordinary amount of progress and taught Hillary to never back down from any bully or barrier.

    Now more than ever, we must work to build an America where a parent can tell their daughter: yes, you can be anything you want to be – even President of the United States.

    If you agree that a woman can grow up to become President of the United States, sign up to join Hillary’s official campaign. We will send you updates and information about how you can get involved. Together we can build a brighter future for all of our children – sons, and daughters both.

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  • Join Hillary and help take on four fights for everyday Americans

    Hillary is running to be a champion for everyday Americans – that’s why she wants to take on and win four fights that are central to her vision for America.

    • Building an economy for tomorrow where hard work is rewarded
    • Strengthening American Families because when families are strong, America is strong
    • Defending America and our core values to lead and thrive in the decades ahead
    • Revitalizing our Democracy so we have a government that produces results, not one overwhelmed by extreme partisanship and inflexibility. America is at its best when we pick each other up and when we have each other’s back.


    Like any family, our American family is strongest when we cherish what we have in common, and fight back against those who would drive us apart.

    With that same spirit, together, we can win these four fights.

    If you are ready to stand with Hillary, join the official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Join Hillary and help take on four fights for everyday Americans

    Hillary is running to be a champion for everyday Americans – that’s why she wants to take on and win four fights that are central to her vision for America.

    • Building an economy for tomorrow where hard work is rewarded
    • Strengthening American Families because when families are strong, America is strong
    • Defending America and our core values to lead and thrive in the decades ahead
    • Revitalizing our Democracy so we have a government that produces results, not one overwhelmed by extreme partisanship and inflexibility. America is at its best when we pick each other up and when we have each other’s back.


    Like any family, our American family is strongest when we cherish what we have in common, and fight back against those who would drive us apart.

    With that same spirit, together, we can win these four fights.

    If you are ready to stand with Hillary, join the official campaign today. We will send you updates and information about how to get involved.

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  • Sign if you agree: No military bases should be named after Confederate officers

    In the wake of a racially-motivated shooting in South Carolina, Southern states are removing the Confederate flag from government properties and major businesses like Walmart have refused to sell Confederate merchandise.

    But the Pentagon still has U.S. military bases named after Confederate officers, such as Fort Benning in Georgia (General Henry Benning), Fort Bragg in North Carolina (General Braxton Bragg) and Fort Hood in Texas (General John Bell Hood.)

    It makes no sense for the U.S. military to honor generals who literally fought against the United States, fighting for the “cause” of slavery whose legacy haunts today.

    Sign the petition to the Pentagon: We must rename military bases that honor Confederate officers.

  • Sign a postcard: Join #RisingForCharleston

    Last week, nine members of a black church were gunned down during a prayer meeting in Charleston, SC. The shooter was a man fueled by racism who had no trouble getting a gun.


    As a nation, we are standing up and turning our grief into action. It's time to pass laws to keep guns away from dangerous people and prevent acts of terror like this one. We are #RisingForCharleston and demanding our elected leaders do the same.

    Please join Daily Kos and Everytown to use the form on this page to sign a Rising for Charleston postcard to your governor and your members of Congress. Everytown will deliver them on your behalf in the coming weeks.

  • Sign if you agree: No Confederate flag license plates

    Whatever its significance to some people, the Confederate flag signifies an era of slavery and oppression, and is a rallying symbol for white supremacists and those fearful of progress.

    Displaying it on government issued license plates is unnecessarily divisive and hurtful.

    Several states continue to offer license plates that bear the Confederate flag emblem—even after a U.S. Supreme Court decision said it was permissible for states to deny them.

    Sign if you agree:: Take the Confederate flag off state-issued license plates.

  • Sign and send the petition: Denounce your Democrat who voted for Fast Track

    Fast Track has now passed both houses of Congress—with 28 Democrats in the House and 13 Democratic U.S. senators joining the GOP leadership and corporate lobbyists by voting “yes.”

    The final TPA bill did not include assistance to workers displaced by trade agreements, even though many of these Democrats had conditioned their support for Fast Track on such aid.

    The final TPA bill also added some awful Republican provisions, such as banning the U.S. Trade Representative from addressing climate change in trade pacts.

    But these 41 Democrats proved they were ultimately more hell-bent on ramming through a secret trade agreement to please multinational corporations than any stated concerns about workers, the environment or consumer protections.

    Your Democratic Senator (or Representative) was one of the 41 enablers who allowed Fast Track to go through.

    Please sign and send a message giving them a piece of your mind.We have a sample letter below, but you can also compose a personalized message which will have more of an impact.

  • Sign the petition: Denounce Democrats who voted for Fast Track

    Fast Track has now passed both houses of Congress—with 28 Democrats in the House and 13 Democratic U.S. senators joining the GOP leadership and corporate lobbyists by voting “yes.”

    The final TPA bill did not include assistance to workers displaced by trade agreements, even though many of these Democrats had conditioned their support for Fast Track on such aid.

    The final TPA bill also added some awful Republican provisions, such as banning the U.S. Trade Representative from addressing climate change in trade pacts.

    But these 41 Democrats proved they were ultimately more hell-bent on ramming through a secret trade agreement to please multinational corporations than any stated concerns about workers, the environment or consumer protections.

    Sign the petition denouncing these 41 Democrats for their betrayal.

    13 Democratic Senators: Feinstein (CA), Bennet (CO), Coons (DE), Carper (DE), Nelson (FL), McCaskill (MO), Heitkamp (ND), Shaheen (NH), Wyden (OR), Warner (VA), Kaine (VA), Murray (WA) & Cantwell (WA).

    28 House Democrats: Sewell (AL-07), Bera (CA-07), Costa (CA-16), Farr (CA-20), Peters (CA-52), Davis (CA-53), Polis (CO-02), Himes (CT-04), Wasserman-Schultz (FL-23), Quigley (IL-05), Delaney (MD-06), Ashford (NE-02), Rice (NY-04), Meeks (NY-05), Bonamici (OR-01), Blumenauer (OR-03), Schrader (OR-05), Cooper (TN-05), Hinojosa (TX-15), O'Rourke (TX-16), Cuellar (TX-28), Johnson (TX-30), Beyer (VA-08), Connolly (VA-11), DelBene (WA-01), Larsen (WA-02), Kilmer (WA-06) & Kind (WI-03.)
  • Sign the petition to Amazon: Immediately pull all merchandise bearing the Confederate flag. (Update: Victory!)

    Update, June 23, 2015 14:47 ET: Reuters is reporting that Amazon has committed to stop selling Confederate merchandise. As of this update, their website does not reflect the change.

    Update, June 23, 2015 13:05 ET: eBay just announced their decision to pull Confederate merchandise from their stores. Amazon has yet to make an announcement. Please sign the petition demanding they stop selling the emblem.

    In a stunning show of self-awareness, major U.S. retailers Walmart and Sears pledged to remove all Confederate flag merchandise from their physical and online stores.

    However, e-commerce platforms like Amazon have yet to pull products bearing Confederate symbolism.

    A search for “Confederate flag” on Amazon yields over 30,000 results—including bikinis, electronics, and home decor decorated with the flag. 

    Sign the petition to Amazon: Immediately pull all merchandise bearing the Confederate flag.

  • Sign the petition: Support paid family and medical leave and pass the FAMILY Act

    Paid family and medical leave is about time. Time to care for a new child. Time to help an ailing loved one. Time to handle a serious illness without sacrificing your income or your job.

    Only 13 percent of the workforce has employer-provided paid family leave and less than 40 percent has employer-provided paid medical leave through a temporary disability program.

    Join National Partnership for Women & Families and Daily Kos in asking Congress to support paid family and medical leave and pass the FAMILY Act.

    The FAMILY Act is common sense legislation that would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program that covers virtually everyone, no matter where they live or work.

    We all deserve fair and family friendly workplaces, and our nation is at a tipping point. Here’s why:

    • Major companies – like Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs, Vodafone and Chipotle – have substantially improved leave policies for their own employees.
    • Microsoft and Facebook both announced groundbreaking policies – for their communities – that require contractors and vendors to expand benefits for their employees.
    • The Obama administration has taken the boldest actions in a generation through executive actions that affect federal workers and federal government contractors.
    • And there’s unprecedented coverage in mainstream media and even by comedians (HBO’s John Oliver recently aired a gut-wrenching, albeit hilarious indictment of U.S. policies).

    This is great progress, but we have more work to do.

    Sign the petition from National Partnership for Women & Families and Daily Kos to Congress: Support paid family and medical leave and pass the FAMILY Act.

  • Sign if you agree: We must remove the Confederate flag everywhere

    South Carolina isn’t the only state with a Confederacy problem. Seven other states—Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee—have Confederate symbolism woven into their state flag, and/or wave the Confederate flag on state property.

    The Confederate flag historically signifies an era of slavery and oppression. It is a symbol of hate, even if some argue that it symbolizes heritage. We must get this racist symbol off of state grounds everywhere.

    Sign the petition demanding that state governments remove Confederate symbolism and flags from government property.

  • Sign if you agree: Climate change is real!

    California's currently experiencing the worst drought in the state’s history, but many extremists in Congress still refuse to even acknowledge that climate change exists.

    One thing is irrefutable: climate change is real, and it's having a devastating effect on our environment and our livelihoods.

    Sign your name: Tell extremists in Congress to abandon their climate-denying pseudo-science and work towards real solutions to stop global warming.

  • Sign and send the petition: Senate must defeat Fast Track

    Despite overwhelming opposition from Democrats, the Republican-led House passed fast track legislation on June 18th to railroad a secret corporate trade deal that will ship jobs overseas, erode wages at home and harm the environment.

    The legislation now goes back to the U.S. Senate—which had previously voted for a “fast-track” bill on May 22nd, with the help of 14 Democrats.

    But that earlier vote included assistance to workers who will lose their jobs as a result of trade deals, and the new bill simply approves these corporate trade deals.

    It is unconscionable to approve Fast Track for these corporate trade deals, but it is even worse to do so without any assitance to workers being displaced. Sign and send the petition to your Senator, urging they vote “no.”

  • Become a Citizen Endorser of “Voters First”

    Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-05) launched the Voters First program to put voters at the center of our politics with effective grassroots organizing and a commitment to increasing turnout. Voters First aims for a resurgence of civic participation to take back the states and the Congress.

    When people vote, politicians listen. States with above-average turnout have higher minimum wages, lower income inequality, better health care, and stronger consumer protections.

    At a time of widening inequality between the super-rich and the rest of us, we need a resurgence of civic participation. The path back to progressive leadership in Congress requires building grassroots electoral power in states and cities all across the country.

    Voters First campaigns commit to boosting turnout, running effective grassroots campaigns, partnering with candidates up and down the ticket, focusing on grassroots fundraising, and promoting efforts to expand the vote.

    It’s up to all of us to make voting count again. The solution is to put voters first.

  • Sign the petition to Senate Democrats: Stand strong, stop Fast Track for TPP

    Supporters of dangerous, job-killing trade treaties have regrouped after failing to pass a trade package last week. They’ve changed up their tactics and just passed a so called “clean” version of Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the House of Representatives.

    Now they are desperately trying to jam this bill through the Senate, where there could be votes as early as next week.

    If the Senate Democrats stand strong, and block fresh attempts by Senator Mitch McConnell to railroad through this “clean” version of Fast Track, we can once again stop the TPP. But, we need your help to pressure the Senate Democrats to step up in this fight now.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Senate Democrats to stop Fast Track for the TPP.

    The failure of the White House and the Republican leadership in Congress to jam Fast Track through Congress so far shows that activists who spoke out against job-killing trade deals are making a big difference despite an all-out effort by Wall Street lobbyists, and the Chamber of Commerce. You have proven that even in an era where big money rules our political process, your voice still can make a difference.

    But, we cannot let up now because President Obama and his allies from the Republican leadership and corporate lobbyists have not given up. They are scrambling, and using gimmicky legislative procedure in a last ditch attempt to save this titanic corporate power grab. If we stop Fast Track this week, we will stop the TPP.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Senate Democrats: Stop Fast Track for the TPP.

  • Sign and send the petition: Senate Democrats must not approve Fast Track

    Despite overwhelming opposition from Democrats, the Republican-led House passed fast track legislation on June 18th to railroad a secret corporate trade deal that will ship jobs overseas, erode wages at home and harm the environment.

    The legislation now goes back to the U.S. Senate—where 14 Democrats had previously voted for a “fast-track” bill on May 22nd.

    The 14 Democratic Senators were Dianne Feinstein (CA), Michael Bennett (CO), Tom Carper (DE), Chris Coons (DE), Bill Nelson (FL), Ben Cardin (MD), Claire McCaskill (MO), Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Ron Wyden (OR), Tim Kaine (VA), Mark Warner (VA), Patty Murray (WA) and Maria Cantwell (WA).

    But that earlier vote included assistance to workers who will lose their jobs as a result of trade deals, and the new bill simply approves these corporate trade deals.

    It is unconscionable for any of these 14 Senate Democrats to approve Fast Track under such circumstances. Sign and send the petition to your Senator, urging they vote “no.”

  • Sign the petition: Denounce the 28 House Democrats who voted for Fast Track

    The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) is a secret corporate trade deal that will ship jobs overseas, erode wages at home, gut environmental protections & endanger basic regulations.

    But when the House voted on giving the President (and his successor) for the next six years “fast track” approval to ram through these trade agreements, 28 Democrats voted “yes.”

    They even voted “yes” a second time—after mitigating measures to help displaced workers were removed from the legislation. They even voted “yes,” despite overwhelming opposition from labor, environmental, consumer and other groups part of the Democratic coalition.

    We expect Republicans to throw workers and the environment under a bus, but not Democrats we fought for and elected. Sign the petition denouncing these Democrats.

    The 28 House Democrats were Terri Sewell (AL-07), Ami Bera (CA-07), Jim Costa (CA-16), Sam Farr (CA-20), Scott Peters (CA-52), Susan Davis (CA-53), Jared Polis (CO-02), Jim Himes (CT-04), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-23), Mike Quigley (IL-05), John Delaney (MD-06), Brad Ashford (NE-02), Kathleen Rice (NY-04), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Kurt Schrader (OR-05), Jim Cooper (TN-05), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Beto O’Rourke (TX-16), Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30), Don Beyer (VA-08), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Suzan DelBene (WA-02), Rick Larsen (WA-02), Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Ron Kind (WI-03).

  • Sign the petition: South Carolina, take down the Confederate flag!

    The shooting tragedy at a well-known, historical black church in Charleston, South Carolina has confirmed racial motives.

    Governor Nikki Haley ordered flags to be flown at half-staff, in memory of the victims at Emanuel AME Church. But the South Carolina General Assembly, which has has authority over the controversial Confederate flag that flies in front of the capitol building, is keeping that flag flying at full-staff—even in the wake of this tragedy.

    The Confederate flag should not be flying on the South Carolina State Capitol grounds at all. It is a racist symbol that 150 years after the Civil War continues to motivate killers like Dylann Roof.

    It is way past time to remove it from the South Carolina State Capitol. Sign the petition to Gov. Nikki Haley and the South Carolina General Assembly to take down this controversial symbol of hate.

  • Sign and send the petition: Stop a stand-alone Fast Track bill

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive corporate trade deal that will ship jobs overseas, erode wages at home, threaten environmental protection, and undercut Wall Street reform. Oh, and it’s secret deal that we are not allowed to read.

    Fast-track authority would grant the President (and his successor) unilateral power to negotiate this deal in secret—for the next six years.

    Congress was unable to pass a package of bills on June 12th, which would allow the TPP to move forward. So now, John Boehner and Republican House leaders are pushing a "re-vote" of Trade Promotion Authority (Fast Track) with no companion legislation.

    Corporate lobbyists are pushing members of Congress on both sides—hoping to line up most Republicans, and squeeze out enough Democrats—to push it through.

    Regardless of what party they belong to or how they voted on June 12th, please call and send an e-mail to your member of Congress—urging them to vote no.

  • Sign the petition: Raise New York's minimum wage to $15/hour

    The New York Wage Board is considering an increase to the minimum wage—and right now, your message to the New York Wage board is more important than EVER.

    The restaurant lobby is fighting tooth-and-nail to kill or weaken the Wage Board’s decision—we need to show them that New York NEEDS $15 today.

    We are printing every signature on this petition on Thursday, June 18th and delivering them directly to the wage board at the final hearing in the state capital on Monday, June 22nd.

    Time is running out—sign now.

  • Sign if you agree: Donald Trump is an asshole

    As if the 2016 Republican presidential clown-car wasn’t crowded enough, real estate mogul and Birther fanatic Donald Trump is now a front-runner.

    Donald Trump should never be elected dog-catcher, let alone President. And his campaign rhetoric has brought a really toxic element to the campaign season.

    Send a message to Donald Trump: "You're an asshole."

  • Ohioans: Stand Up for Marriage Equality

    Ohio is a great place to live, but we know it can be even better. Our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community still face discrimination in their everyday lives – but the Supreme Court may be close to ending marriage discrimination. Add your name in support!

    Ted Strickland is running for U.S. Senate in Ohio to make sure everyone has a chance to make it in this country and to give voice to those who need it the most.

    Ted believes all of us have the right to marry the one we love, regardless of their gender.

    As Ohioans, it’s our duty to lead by example: Join Ted Strickland’s campaign in calling for marriage equality in Ohio and America.

    A government is only as strong as its citizens, and it’s on us to end marriage discrimination. If we ever hope to hold our most influential institutions, corporations, and special interests accountable, our standard can be nothing less than full equality under the law.

    This is our country, our Senate, our fight. Marriage equality is just another step in leveling the playing field for everyday Americans.

  • Help Ted Strickland End Citizens United

    Corporations aren’t people and they don’t have a conscience.

    It’s shocking to think that some people are fine handing over our democracy to the highest bidder. But that’s exactly how special interests feel about the terrible Citizens United decision and the resulting rise of unaccountable Super PACs and dark money. Join Ted Strickland in calling for an end to the flood of money that is corrupting our democracy.

    Ted got in this race because he wants to level the playing field for all Ohioans. If you work hard and play by the rules, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to get ahead. But in order for that to be possible, the first step is to get corporate money out of politics, and make sure that our elections count votes, not dollars.

    We cannot sit idly by while special interests hijack our political process. Join Ted Strickland today to help overturn Citizens United, one of the worst mistakes for American democracy.

    Right now, the privileged are winning at the expense of the average Ohioan. But Ted is in your corner. He won’t stop until everyone has the opportunity to be paid a livable wage for a hard day’s work, send their kids to school without breaking the bank, and retire with dignity.

    This is our county, our Senate, our fight.

    Join Ted Strickland today, and together we can overturn Citizens United and restore integrity to our democracy.

  • Sign and send the petition: Stop the TPP once and for all

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive corporate trade deal that will ship jobs overseas, erode wages at home, threaten environmental protection, and undercut Wall Street reform. Oh, and it’s secret deal that we are not allowed to read.

    Fast-track authority would grant the President (and his successor) unilateral power to negotiate this deal in secret—for the next six years.

    To placate these concerns, Congress would pass a companion bill that funds some "worker training" by cutting Medicare. The House overwhelmingly defeated this measure (called the Trade Adjustment Assistance) on June 12th, but then narrowly approved fast-track for the TPP anyway.

    Right now, fast track cannot move forward without Trade Adjustment Assistance. Corporate lobbyists are pushing members of Congress on both sides—hoping to line up most Republicans, and squeeze out enough Democrats—to vote again so that Fast Track can go through.

    Regardless of their party or current position, please call and send an e-mail to your member of Congress—urging them to vote no.

  • Stand with Hillary for a modernized voter registration system

    Voting in America is not just a matter of rights, it is a matter of dignity.

    Every American, no matter where they come from, what they look like, or how much money they have, should have the power to stand up and say, I am a citizen. I am an American. My voice counts!

    But right now there is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people.


    In the greatest democracy on Earth, we should be clearing the way for more people to participate, not putting up roadblocks.

    That’s why Hillary is fighting for four commonsense solutions to strengthen voting rights for all Americans:

    1. Ensure all U.S. citizens are automatically registered to vote when they turn 18—unless they actively choose to opt out
    2. Pass legislation to fix a damaged Voting Rights Act
    3. Expand early, absentee, and mail voting
    4. Set a nationwide standard of 20+ days of early in-person voting—including opportunities for weekend and evening voting.

    Add your name to join the campaign and stand with Hillary to expand our right to vote.

    We’ll send you updates about how you can join her fight to restore all Americans’ rights and dignity at the ballot box.

    Paid for by Hillary for America HillaryClinton.com

    “We should be clearing the way for more people to participate in our democracy, not putting up roadblocks. I’m standing with Hillary and fighting for voting rights for all Americans!”

  • Sign the petition: Support universal, automatic voter registration

    Republicans are unpopular, their policies are even more unpopular, and demographic trends overwhelmingly favor Democrats. That's why Republican have launched a way on voting to keep themselves in power. Voter ID laws, restricting or eliminating early voting hours, making it harder to register to vote -- these policies overwhelmingly affect students, seniors, the poor and people of color, i.e groups that vote Democratic.

    The right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. Sign the petition supporting universal, automatic voter registration

  • Signature needed: Bennett Elementary School, in McKinney, Texas must fire Karen Fitzgibbons

    Karen Fitzgibbons, an elementary school teacher at Bennett Elementary School, had the nerve, the racist gall, the ignorance, to log into Facebook and post this:

    "I’m going to just go ahead and say it ... the blacks are the ones causing the problems and this ‘racial tension.’ I guess that’s what happens when you flunk out of school and have no education. I’m sure their parents are just as guilty for not knowing what their kids were doing; or knew it and didn’t care. I’m almost to the point of wanting them all segregated on one side of town so they can hurt each other and leave the innocent people alone. Maybe the 50s and 60s were really on to something. Now, let the bashing of my true and honest opinion begin....GO! #imnotracist #imsickofthemcausingtrouble #itwasatagedcommunity"


    This is frightening as hell. McKinney is not an all-white town. This school, it has been confirmed, has black children. Even if she only taught white kids, it's awful, but to know that black children are in a school with a teacher like this is just disgusting.

    This woman absolutely needs to be fired. These views are racist, offensive, and disgusting. She is in clear violation of school policy.

    Sign the petition
    and then if you want to take it a step further, contact the school superintendent, Dr. Michelle McCord at: mmccord@frenship.us

    You can also call the School District at: (806) 866-9541

  • Tell Republicans: Americans deserve paid leave

    What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? Neither one of them offer paid maternity leave for new mothers. Tell Republicans in Congress that it’s time for America to guarantee paid leave for mothers.

    Not only is the US the only major country that doesn’t grant workers paid time off after having a baby, we still don’t have any federal protections for those that get sick or injured. For millions of American workers, ending up in the hospital could cost them their jobs.

    It’s not right. Stand with Senate Democrats to say that Americans deserve paid sick leave and paid maternity leave.

    Nobody asks to get sick. And having a baby should be a joyous occasion—so why are we letting millions of Americans live with the threat of not being able to provide for their families?

    If we want to build an economy based on a strong middle class, we must have common-sense protections for regular Americans. People that work hard at their jobs shouldn’t be thrown into economic instability because of unforeseen events.

    Join the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in telling Republicans that it’s time to join the rest of the world in providing economic protection for our workers—all Americans deserve paid sick leave and paid maternity leave.

  • Sign if you agree: We should expand Social Security

    There’s no shortage of smart ideas for expanding and strengthening our Social Security system. Senator Bernie Sanders proposed raising the cap on earnings that are subject to the Social Security payroll tax, which would force the wealthy to pay their fair share into the trust fund.

    Other proposals are being considered to modify the formula used to make cost-of-living adjustments to more accurately reflect inflation on products and services seniors buy, and to expand benefits across-the-board.

    But Congressional Republicans want to go in the opposite direction–forcing unnecessary benefit cuts that would be devastating for millions of retired Americans, military veterans and Americans living with disabilities.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in sending a strong message to members of Congress in both parties: Social Security should be expanded, not cut.

  • Stand with Hillary for a modernized voter registration system

    Voting in America is not just a matter of rights, it is a matter of dignity.

    Every American, no matter where they come from, what they look like, or how much money they have, should have the power to stand up and say, I am a citizen. I am an American. My voice counts!

    But right now there is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people.


    In the greatest democracy on Earth, we should be clearing the way for more people to participate, not putting up roadblocks.

    That’s why Hillary is fighting for four commonsense solutions to strengthen voting rights for all Americans:

    1. Ensure all U.S. citizens are automatically registered to vote when they turn 18—unless they actively choose to opt out
    2. Pass legislation to fix a damaged Voting Rights Act
    3. Expand early, absentee, and mail voting
    4. Set a nationwide standard of 20+ days of early in-person voting—including opportunities for weekend and evening voting.

    Add your name to join the campaign and stand with Hillary to expand our right to vote.

    We’ll send you updates about how you can join her fight to restore all Americans’ rights and dignity at the ballot box.

    Paid for by Hillary for America HillaryClinton.com

    “We should be clearing the way for more people to participate in our democracy, not putting up roadblocks. I’m standing with Hillary and fighting for voting rights for all Americans!”

  • Tell the GOP: Obamacare is here to stay

    The Republican Party is out to undermine Obamacare. Republicans have already done it over 50 times now.

    If the GOP gets their way, here’s what would happen:

      • Millions of Americans would lose their health insurance
      • Insurance companies could discriminate against you for having a pre-existing condition
      • Millions of seniors would be forced to pay more for their prescriptions

    The GOP continues to ignore that Obamacare is working: more than 11 million Americans have signed up for coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges and the uninsured rate is now at the lowest level in decades.

    Don’t let the GOP jeopardize affordable health care for millions. Add your name to tell them: Obamacare is here to stay!

  • Tell the GOP: Obamacare is here to stay

    The Republican Party is out to undermine Obamacare. Republicans have already done it over 50 times now.

    If the GOP gets their way, here’s what would happen:

      • Millions of Americans would lose their health insurance
      • Insurance companies could discriminate against you for having a pre-existing condition
      • Millions of seniors would be forced to pay more for their prescriptions

    The GOP continues to ignore that Obamacare is working: more than 11 million Americans have signed up for coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges and the uninsured rate is now at the lowest level in decades.

    Don’t let the GOP eopardize affordable health care for millions. Add your name to tell them: Obamacare is here to stay!

  • Stop the sneak attack against net neutrality: Demand Congress stop siding with cable companies and protect net neutrality

    In an attempt to reverse our hard-won rules that protect consumers on an open internet, Congress has slipped language into an appropriations funding bill that would take away the net neutrality protections we all fought so hard to win.

    Cable company lobbyists will not stop in their pursuit of higher profit at the expense of the greatest communication tool of our time.

    We must stop this sneak attack and once again save the internet. Sign and send the petition to your member of Congress: Do not accept any appropriations riders that threaten to undermine the FCC and the internet.

    Please take a moment to add your personal comment to the text below. Members of Congress value personalized messages greatly over form letters. By customizing your message below, you can maximize your impact with your member of Congress and help us win before it's too late.

  • Sign the petition to District Attorney Willis: Charge Officer Casebolt

    Last Friday, McKinney law enforcement responded to a call from white residents that a group of Black teens, 13-16 years old, attending a pool party “did not have permission to be there.”

    Officer Eric Casebolt violently arrested, verbally assaulted and physically attacked a number of the teens, including Dajerria Becton who was body slammed, pinned down and put in handcuffs while unarmed and wearing a bikini. Ofc. Casebolt then drew his gun at teens who came to Dajerria’s rescue.

    Following widespread public outrage, Officer Casebolt resigned, but it's not enough. Join Color of Change and Daily Kos in urging local officials to charge Officer Casebolt with assault and battery and other criminal charges for his brutal and discriminatory actions.

  • Email your senator: The Senate needs to pressure the President to fight dark money

    President Obama is seriously considering signing an Executive Order that would require federal contractors to disclose their campaign contributions.

    Senators Whitehouse, Franken, Sanders, Udall, Warren, Brown, Gillibrand, Durbin, and Coons have signed on to a letter in support of this action.

    Now we need more Senators to come out in support which is why we need you to email your Senator and let them know you support this Executive Order. Federal contractors disclosing their campaign contributions would be a huge step towards putting a stop to the disastrous effects that Citizens United is having on our democracy.

    Please take the time to send a quick email to your Senator(s).

  • Sign if you agree: The Tea Party needs to GO AWAY!

    The Tea Party emerged in 2009, soon after Barack Obama became the first African-American President—but it is not a real grassroots political movement.

    These are the same people who shouted “terrorist!” and “kill him!” at Sarah Palin rallies in 2008—and on occasion their racism rears its ugly head.

    And yet, they wield enormous power—as Fox News eagerly magnifies their attendance, and Republican politicians kowtow to their extreme demands.

    It is time to denounce the Tea Party’s toxic ugliness they have injected into politics.

  • Sign if you agree: Pat Robertson needs to shut up

    Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson has always been a bigot towards people not like him, but lately his commentary—as broadcast on his television show 700 Club—has included offensive and misleading advice to his own religious followers.

    First, he advised an 80-year-old woman to get a job so she can continue paying 10% of her income to the church.

    Now, he has "comforted" a grieving mother who tragically lost her 3-year-old by suggesting the child would have grown up to be the next Hitler.

    Seriously, Pat Robertson. Shut up, and retire your television show.

  • Tell Insurance Companies: Stop Denying Women's Health Coverage!

    Obamacare is in trouble, but this time it's NOT the GOP--it's the insurance companies.

    According to a new report by our allies at the National Women's Law Center (NWLC), more than 100 insurance plans in 15 states from California to Florida refuse to cover free or low-cost birth control, maternity care, prescription drugs, and even well-woman visits. All of this violates the Affordable Care Act--it's literally illegal and a blatant attempt to roll back reform.

    But we can make a difference. When approached about the violations, insurance plans like Nevada's Anthem BlueCross and Colorado's New Health Ventures moved immediately to correct the errors in coverage. By showing public outrage, we can force this to be fixed right away. Will you stand with Ultraviolet and sign?

  • Tell the GOP: Obamacare is here to stay

    The Republican Party is out to undermine Obamacare. Republicans have already done it over 50 times now.

    If the GOP gets their way, here’s what would happen:

      • Millions of Americans would lose their health insurance
      • Insurance companies could discriminate against you for having a pre-existing condition
      • Millions of seniors would be forced to pay more for their prescriptions

    The GOP continues to ignore that Obamacare is working: more than 11 million Americans have signed up for coverage through Obamacare’s exchanges and the uninsured rate is now at the lowest level in decades.

    Don’t let the GOP jeopardize affordable health care for millions. Add your name to tell them: Obamacare is here to stay!

  • Sign the petition: Don’t gerrymander the electoral college

    It’s the ultimate gerrymander: Change the way that swing states apportion their electoral college votes so that they are allocated by congressional district—after having already passed the most gerrymandered congressional district maps in American history.

    Republicans toyed with the idea after President Obama’s 2012 re-election and, fresh off big new wins at the gubernatorial and state legislative level in 2014, they’re at it again.

    Republicans have “trifectas”—controlling the governor’s seat and both chambers of the state legislature—in big swing states like Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. If they ram through changes to their states’ electoral college apportionment, it would be virtually impossible for a Democratic presidential candidate to win, even if they win the national popular vote overwhelmingly.

    Sign the petition to denounce and oppose any effort to rig presidential elections by gerrymandering the electoral college.

  • Tell the SEC: Don’t let corporations hide their political spending

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has the authority to rein in the corporate money that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling has unleashed into our elections.

    The agency would be well within its authority to require that corporations disclose how they’re spending money in an attempt to tilt elections.

    But the SEC isn’t going to act without pressure.

    Sign and send the petition to the SEC: Don’t let corporations hide their political spending.

  • Add your name: Denounce Ted Cruz

    From provoking a government shutdown for personal gain to mocking Vice President Joe Biden after the death of his son Beau, Ted Cruz is really just a complete asshole and needs to be denounced.

    Sign the petition denouncing Ted Cruz.

  • Sign the petition: Fire Officer Eric Casebolt
    UPDATE (June 9, 2015, 6:08 PM ET): Thank you for taking action. McKinney Police Corporal Eric Casebolt has resigned. We will keep you abreast of future developments.

    Last Friday, McKinney law enforcement responded to a call from white residents that a group of Black teens, 13-16 years old, attending a pool party “did not have permission to be there.”

    Upon arrival, Officer Eric Casebolt violently arrested, verbally assaulted and physically attacked a number of teens, including 15-year-old Dajerria Becton who was body slammed, pinned to the ground and put in handcuffs while unarmed and wearing a bikini. Casebolt then drew his gun at the teens who came to Dajerria’s rescue. A 14-year-old boy, is also unjustly facing charges for "interfering with police duty and evading arrest."

    No person who treats another human being — let alone children — in such an abusive, life-threatening manner can be a police officer. Sign the petition from Color of Change and Daily Kos urging local officials to fire Officer Casebolt and charge him with battery and assault immediately.

    McKinney law enforcement and Officer Casebolt's violence against these teens highlight the systemic abuse, injustice and criminalization that Black girls and women face at the hands of law enforcement every day. Police treated all of the Black teens unjustly, but the gender and racial stereotypes underlying their behavior are highlighted when Officer Casebolt spoke to the group of Black girls. "Stop running your mouth" and "get your a***** out of here," he shouted to the group of teenage girls in bathing suits before violently grabbing Dajerria by the hair, slamming her head into the pavement, and digging his knee into her back while she laid face down in the grass. In addition to Officer Casebolt, the other 11 police officers who stood by and allowed this violence to continue must be held accountable and Attorney General Lynch should launch a full investigation into the discriminatory policing practices of the McKinney Police Department.

    This is not the first time an individual's racial prejudice has led to tragic police violence targeting a Black person. John Crawford, Tamir Rice, and Yuvette Henderson were all killed in recent months after 911 calls from people racially profiling them as a threat. It's a systemic problem — dehumanizing racial stereotypes about Black girls and boys as “inherently wrong” "criminal" and “out of place” in white spaces continue to rule the daily lives of Black people.

    Join Color of Change and Daily Kos in demanding Mayor Loughmiller and District Attorney Greg Willis fire and charge Officer Casebolt with assault and battery for his brutal and discriminatory actions.

  • Tell Congress: Don't Cut Funding From The Food Stamps Program!

    Hungry child imageThe U.S. Senate voted for a budget that literally takes food away from hungry children.

    The budgets that have now passed both the House and Senate make deep, painful cuts to the food stamps program--called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. ONE IN FIVE children in the U.S. depend on SNAP for their meals.

    These cuts would be devastating and threaten to kick MILLIONS off the program. But they aren't law yet--and we still have a chance to stop them from going into effect if we mount a major fight right now, before these cuts are set in stone in the next few weeks.

    Sign the petition with Ultraviolet and tell Congress not to cut millions of families' access to food!

  • Sign and send the petition: Put sexual assault prosecutions in the hands of prosecutors, not military commanders

    Tens of thousands of servicemembers are sexually assaulted in the military every year. Most do not report that they were attacked for fear of retaliation. (Two-thirds of victims who do report experience some sort of retaliation.)

    Last year, the Military Justice Improvement Act—a bill to reform the military’s handling of sexual assaults by taking the process out of the chain of command and giving it to independent prosecutors—came just five votes short of breaking a filibuster.

    But this was not a party-line vote. A broad coalition of senators on both sides of the aisle—from Elizabeth Warren to Ted Cruz—supported the reform bill, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Pentagon’s pressure on Congress to scuttle it.

    Now, that same bill is up for a vote again and some of the bill’s most outspoken opponents are no longer in office. This is our chance to pass this common sense bill into law.

    Sign and send the petition to your senators: Support reforming how the military handles sexual assault.

  • Sign the petition: Support a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United

    In 2014, .2% of Americans funded almost $4 billion in electoral spending. The election ahead promises to see multiples of that amount, with the Koch Brothers’ pledge to spend almost $1 billion leading the way.

    As a United States Senator, I’ll vote for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United, and I hope that you’ll join me in that effort.

    Sign my petition calling for the passage of a constitutional amendment to overturn the disastrous Citizens United ruling.

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  • Sign the petition if you agree: All school lunches should be free

    Baltimore public schools recently took the historic step of making all school lunches free. That’s right—if you attend a public school in Baltimore, regardless of income, you will be offered free breakfast and lunch.

    The connections between nutrition and learning are well-studied and documented. It's a no-brainer. Besides feeding children, there are profound socio-economic ramifications of equalizing children's meals.

    Let’s make what happened in Baltimore happen everywhere. Sign the petition to the USDA and send the message that all school lunches should be free.

  • Sign and send the petition: Put sexual assault prosecutions in the hands of prosecutors, not military commanders

    Tens of thousands of servicemembers are sexually assaulted in the military every year. Most do not report that they were attacked for fear of retaliation. (Two-thirds of victims who do report experience some sort of retaliation.)

    Last year, the Military Justice Improvement Act—a bill to reform the military’s handling of sexual assaults by taking the process out of the chain of command and giving it to independent prosecutors—came just five votes short of breaking a filibuster.

    But this was not a party-line vote. A broad coalition of senators on both sides of the aisle—from Elizabeth Warren to Ted Cruz—supported the reform bill, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Pentagon’s pressure on Congress to scuttle it.

    Now, that same bill is up for a vote again and some of the bill’s most outspoken opponents are no longer in office. This is our chance to pass this common sense bill into law.

    Sign and send the petition to your senators: Support reforming how the military handles sexual assault.

  • Your Representative needs to put pressure on the President to pass this Executive Order

    Activists have been flooding the White House with messages — including one phone call every six seconds! — urging President Obama to issue an executive order requiring companies that do business with the federal government disclose their political spending and campaign contributions.

    But President Obama is dragging his heels. So we are enlisting the support of leading progressive U.S. Senators to help put pressure on the White House.

    Senator Elizabeth Warren — along with Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Tom Udall, Bernie Sanders and Al Franken — joined us in publicly pressuring the president to take decisive action to drag the dark money out of the shadows.

    We need you to enlist your Democratic U.S. Senator in this fight.

    Sign and send the petition to your Democratic U.S. Senators, telling them to demand that President Obama issue an executive order requiring companies that do business with the federal government disclose their political spending.

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  • Sign if you agree: Ted Cruz is an ass

    From provoking a government shutdown for personal gain to mocking Vice President Joe Biden after the death of his son Beau to slamming Jimmy Carter on the day after he announced he had cancer, Ted Cruz is really just a complete asshole and needs to be denounced.

    Sign if you agree: Ted Cruz is an ass.

  • Sign the petition: Don’t gut the Endangered Species Act

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate considered eight bills that would modify the Endangered Species Act, most of which aim to saddle resource-strapped federal wildlife agencies with burdensome new hurdles and requirements. Many also include rules that would force agencies to consider shoddy science and prioritize economic considerations like dirty fossil fuel drilling over wildlife habitat protection.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress: Hands off the Endangered Species Act. Leave this crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law alone.

    One bill, crafted and sponsored by Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul, would be so devastating to our ability to protect endangered wildlife that it was described by one expert as the “Extinction Acceleration Act.”

    Paul’s bill would remove protections from 94% of currently listed species, including polar bears, wolves, grizzly bears, and sea otters. It would force the automatic removal of species from the endangered list after five years, whether or not those species had recovered and were deemed safe by scientists.

    Worst of all, it would take the entire process of species protection out of the hands of biologists and wildlife experts, where it rests right now, and require the consent of state governors and a joint resolution of Congress. And if an endangered species was found to reside entirely in the borders of a single state, that state’s governor would have the power to overrule the protection of that species.

    We need to stand up against all of these attempts now before Congress guts the Endangered Species Act.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Congress to leave the Endangered Species Act, a crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law, alone.

  • Sign the petition: Don’t gut the Endangered Species Act

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate considered eight bills that would modify the Endangered Species Act, most of which aim to saddle resource-strapped federal wildlife agencies with burdensome new hurdles and requirements. Many also include rules that would force agencies to consider shoddy science and prioritize economic considerations like dirty fossil fuel drilling over wildlife habitat protection.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress: Hands off the Endangered Species Act. Leave this crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law alone.

    One bill, crafted and sponsored by Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul, would be so devastating to our ability to protect endangered wildlife that it was described by one expert as the “Extinction Acceleration Act.”

    Paul’s bill would remove protections from 94% of currently listed species, including polar bears, wolves, grizzly bears, and sea otters. It would force the automatic removal of species from the endangered list after five years, whether or not those species had recovered and were deemed safe by scientists.

    Worst of all, it would take the entire process of species protection out of the hands of biologists and wildlife experts, where it rests right now, and require the consent of state governors and a joint resolution of Congress. And if an endangered species was found to reside entirely in the borders of a single state, that state’s governor would have the power to overrule the protection of that species.

    We need to stand up against all of these attempts now before Congress guts the Endangered Species Act.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Congress to leave the Endangered Species Act, a crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law, alone.

  • Sign the petition: Don’t gut the Endangered Species Act

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate considered eight bills that would modify the Endangered Species Act, most of which aim to saddle resource-strapped federal wildlife agencies with burdensome new hurdles and requirements. Many also include rules that would force agencies to consider shoddy science and prioritize economic considerations like dirty fossil fuel drilling over wildlife habitat protection.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress: Hands off the Endangered Species Act. Leave this crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law alone.

    One bill, crafted and sponsored by Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul, would be so devastating to our ability to protect endangered wildlife that it was described by one expert as the “Extinction Acceleration Act.”

    Paul’s bill would remove protections from 94% of currently listed species, including polar bears, wolves, grizzly bears, and sea otters. It would force the automatic removal of species from the endangered list after five years, whether or not those species had recovered and were deemed safe by scientists.

    Worst of all, it would take the entire process of species protection out of the hands of biologists and wildlife experts, where it rests right now, and require the consent of state governors and a joint resolution of Congress. And if an endangered species was found to reside entirely in the borders of a single state, that state’s governor would have the power to overrule the protection of that species.

    We need to stand up against all of these attempts now before Congress guts the Endangered Species Act.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Congress to leave the Endangered Species Act, a crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law, alone.

  • Sign the petition: Don’t gut the Endangered Species Act

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate considered eight bills that would modify the Endangered Species Act, most of which aim to saddle resource-strapped federal wildlife agencies with burdensome new hurdles and requirements. Many also include rules that would force agencies to consider shoddy science and prioritize economic considerations like dirty fossil fuel drilling over wildlife habitat protection.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress: Hands off the Endangered Species Act. Leave this crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law alone.

    One bill, crafted and sponsored by Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul, would be so devastating to our ability to protect endangered wildlife that it was described by one expert as the “Extinction Acceleration Act.”

    Paul’s bill would remove protections from 94% of currently listed species, including polar bears, wolves, grizzly bears, and sea otters. It would force the automatic removal of species from the endangered list after five years, whether or not those species had recovered and were deemed safe by scientists.

    Worst of all, it would take the entire process of species protection out of the hands of biologists and wildlife experts, where it rests right now, and require the consent of state governors and a joint resolution of Congress. And if an endangered species was found to reside entirely in the borders of a single state, that state’s governor would have the power to overrule the protection of that species.

    We need to stand up against all of these attempts now before Congress guts the Endangered Species Act.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Congress to leave the Endangered Species Act, a crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law, alone.

  • Take the pledge: Fight the Koch brothers' dark money this election cycle

    Billionaire Koch brothers and their secret donor allies are on a mission to recruit, train and fund ultra-conservative Tea Party Republicans at the local, state and national level. It’s a blatant attempt to drown out the voices of ordinary Americans by using unlimited, secret contributions to pursue their special-interest agenda.

    In fact, the Kochs and their allies are claiming they will raise nearly $1 billion in dark money contributions to influence the outcome of the 2016 elections.

    Enough is enough. Don’t let the Koch brothers buy another election.

    Join the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and Daily Kos in pledging to fight the Koch brothers and their dark money-backed special interest front groups this election cycle.

  • Tell the Supreme Court: It's time to END discriminatory gerrymandering!

    The Wall Street Journal reports that the Supreme Court may be about to strike down a right-wing gerrymandering tactic known as "bleaching"–where Republicans purposely pack minority voters into as few districts as possible in order to eliminate their voices in the rest of the state.

    A ruling like that would strike a crushing blow against racially discriminatory gerrymandering across the country.

    Join the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and Daily Kos in demanding an end to right-wing racial gerrymandering.

  • Join the Fight for Women’s Rights and Equality

    EMILY’s List is proud to stand with Hillary Clinton and our other candidates in the fight for choice, paid leave, equal pay, and other fundamental rights.

    For more than 30 years, EMILY’s List has supported progressive leaders and has been fighting to protect our most important rights. However, right now, our opponents are pledging hundreds of millions of dollars to roll back vital protections for women.

    But we have something even more powerful – our grassroots supporters. Stand with EMILY’s List as we support leaders who will work to ignite change across the country.

  • Sign and send the petition: Vote NO on Fast Track today

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a massive corporate trade deal that will ship jobs overseas, erode wages at home, threaten environmental protection, undercut Wall Street reform—and could even lead to Medicare cuts.

    Oh, and it’s secret and we are not allowed to read it. Leaking its contents is also a crime.

    The Senate passed legislation to fast-track the TPP, and now the U.S. House will vote on it this week—where the final count will go down the wire, with members in both parties lining up on either side.

    Fast-track authority would grant the President (and his successor) unilateral power to negotiate this deal in secret—for the next six years.

    Corporate lobbyists are pushing members of Congress on both sides—hoping to line up most Republicans, and squeeze out enough Democrats to pass it.

    Regardless of their party or current position, please call and send an e-mail to your member of Congress—urging them to vote no.

  • Sign the petition to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman: Release any correspondence between you and Wall Street regarding trade deals

    As Congress debates the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal you and I aren’t allowed to read, a growing group of academics and policymakers are warning of a sleeping giant within the trade negotiation–this deal could threaten rules protecting consumers against Wall Street recklessness.

    Adding concern is that the lead TPP negotiator for the United States, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, was an executive at Citigroup before joining the Obama Administration and continues to have deep ties to the very banks that would benefit from rolling back consumer protections against Wall Street’s excesses.

    Join Daily Kos and a large coalition asking U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman: Release any correspondence between you and Wall Street while negotiating the trade deals you say won’t threaten financial reform.

    As a senior member of the 2008 presidential transition team, Froman helped staff the Obama Administration with bank-friendly officials while he was still getting a salary from Citigroup. Then he received millions from the bank when he went into government–all while his former employer Citigroup took in millions of bailout money.

    Now, consumer financial protections laws are being attacked by Wall Street bankers–who have previously tried to weaken key safeguards by hiding language in other legislation–and countries like Canada–who challenged consumer financial protections based on an existing trade deal, NAFTA.

    Knowing what Froman has been discussing with Wall Street is critical to knowing how to safeguard necessary consumer financial protections.

    Join Daily Kos and a large coalition asking U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to reassure Americans that trade deals won’t hurt financial reform, by revealing his communication with Wall Street.

    Here are the organizations signing onto this action: Rootstrikers, Communications Workers of America, CREDO Action, Friends of the Earth, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Demand Progress, The Other 98%, Daily Kos, and National People’s Action.

  • Sign the petition: Don’t gut the Endangered Species Act

    Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate considered eight bills that would modify the Endangered Species Act, most of which aim to saddle resource-strapped federal wildlife agencies with burdensome new hurdles and requirements. Many also include rules that would force agencies to consider shoddy science and prioritize economic considerations like dirty fossil fuel drilling over wildlife habitat protection.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress: Hands off the Endangered Species Act. Leave this crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law alone.

    One bill, crafted and sponsored by Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul, would be so devastating to our ability to protect endangered wildlife that it was described by one expert as the “Extinction Acceleration Act.”

    Paul’s bill would remove protections from 94% of currently listed species, including polar bears, wolves, grizzly bears, and sea otters. It would force the automatic removal of species from the endangered list after five years, whether or not those species had recovered and were deemed safe by scientists.

    Worst of all, it would take the entire process of species protection out of the hands of biologists and wildlife experts, where it rests right now, and require the consent of state governors and a joint resolution of Congress. And if an endangered species was found to reside entirely in the borders of a single state, that state’s governor would have the power to overrule the protection of that species.

    We need to stand up against all of these attempts now before Congress guts the Endangered Species Act.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Congress to leave the Endangered Species Act, a crucial and immensely successful wildlife protection law, alone.

  • Tell Republican Governors: Stop Blocking Medicaid

    The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion has already provided healthcare coverage to millions of Americans, but 21 states are still refusing to accept it.

    In state after state, Republican governors are currying favor with the Tea Party instead of accepting legislation that would provide health coverage to 5.1 million Americans.

    To put scoring points over people's most basic needs is politics at its absolute worst. Join the Democratic Governors Association and Daily Kos by adding your name to tell Republican governors: stop blocking Medicaid expansion.

  • Sign the petition: Stop the sneak attack on Medicare

    Earlier this month, something happened that no one expected: Democrats were able to slow down the progress of Fast Track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by blocking a key test vote.

    But Congress could now be on the verge of passing a rotten compromise package that would pay for Trade Adjustment Assistance for displaced workers with $700 million in cuts to Medicare funding.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Democratic leaders in Congress: Stop the sneak attack on Medicare.

    The Trade Adjustment Assistance program, originally implemented in 1974, provides training, benefits and job-placement assistance to American workers whose jobs are offshored or eliminated because of import competition. But paying for Trade Adjustment Assistance by raiding Medicare would put our country’s most vulnerable senior citizens at risk.

    The proposal currently being considered to fund Trade Adjustment Assistance includes an extension of the sequester on Medicare payments into the second half of 2024, which amounts to a $700 million cut to Medicare funding. While this isn’t a direct cut to Medicare benefits, it could still have devastating effects for America’s seniors.

    We’ve stopped backdoor cuts to our vital social safety net programs before–and with strong grassroots pressure, we can do it again.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Democratic leaders in Congress: Stop the sneak attack on Medicare.

  • Tell Republican Governors: Stop Blocking Medicaid
    The Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion has already provided healthcare coverage to millions of Americans, but 21 states are still refusing to accept it.

    In state after state, Republican governors are currying favor with the Tea Party instead of accepting legislation that would provide health coverage to 5.1 million Americans.

    To put scoring points over people's most basic needs is politics at its absolute worst. Join the Democratic Governors Association and Daily Kos by adding your name to tell Republican governors: stop blocking Medicaid expansion.
  • Tell Congress: Restore the Voting Rights Act

    President Barack Obama: “Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote… Meanwhile, the Voting Rights Act, the culmination of so much blood and sweat and tears, the product of so much sacrifice in the face of wanton violence, stands weakened, its future subject to partisan rancor.”

    After much Republican delay, President Obama recently called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act, an essential protection for minority voters in battleground states across the country.

    Please sign the petition from Daily Kos and the Democratic Governors Association to stand with President Obama in demanding that Congress stop playing games and restore the Voting Rights Act immediately.

  • Sign the petition to Hillary Clinton: Oppose fast track for the TPP

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a corporate trade deal that would ship U.S. jobs overseas, endanger our environment and even undercut regulations like Wall Street reform. It is being negotiated in secret, and even those who divulge its details could go to jail.

    Congress is dangerously close to giving the President (and any President for the next six years) “fast-track” approval for the TPP and other trade agreements. Most House Democrats have come out against it, but the rest are under intense pressure from the White House and big business to go along.

    As the Democratic front-runner for President in 2016, Hillary Clinton can show true leadership on fast track. She has already come out against some parts of the trade agreement, but has to date only said she has been for some agreements—and against others.

    Hillary Clinton opposing fast-track would be a game changer in helping us defeat it.

    Sign the petition to Hillary Clinton: Please oppose fast-track for the TPP.

  • Join Hillary and stand up for Women and Girls

    In 1995 Hillary went to Beijing and declared that “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.”

    In the years that have followed we have made tremendous progress. Despite the challenges that remain, there has never been a better time in history to be born female.

    But there is a still a lot of work left to do – and not just around the world but right here in the United States. If we closed the gap that remains in the workforce between men and women, our economy would grow by an estimated 10% by 2030.

    Hillary believes that the full and equal participation of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st century. Join Hillary’s campaign to help stand up for the social, political, and economic rights of women and girls everywhere! We’ll send updates and information about how you can get involved.

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  • Join Hillary and stand up for Women and Girls

    In 1995 Hillary went to Beijing and declared that “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.”

    In the years that have followed we have made tremendous progress. Despite the challenges that remain, there has never been a better time in history to be born female.

    But there is a still a lot of work left to do – and not just around the world but right here in the United States. If we closed the gap that remains in the workforce between men and women, our economy would grow by an estimated 10% by 2030.

    Hillary believes that the full and equal participation of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st century. Join Hillary’s campaign to help stand up for the social, political, and economic rights of women and girls everywhere! We’ll send updates and information about how you can get involved.

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  • Stand with Hillary and fight for paid family leave

    It is outrageous that America is the only developed country that doesn’t provide paid family leave.

    The arrival of a new child should be exciting and joyful – but for so many Americans it is a time of uncertainty and stress. The stark reality is that far too often parents have to go back to work without having needed time with their child.

    Every child in our country should have every opportunity – including the foundation of a strong family and community to support them. That is the dream we all share and that is the fight we must wage.

    Hillary believes that when families are strong, America is strong. If you agree that we need to fight for paid family leave then join her campaign today— we’ll send updates and information about how you can get involved.

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  • Stand with Hillary and fight for paid family leave

    It is outrageous that America is the only developed country that doesn’t provide paid family leave.

    The arrival of a new child should be exciting and joyful – but for so many Americans it is a time of uncertainty and stress. The stark reality is that far too often parents have to go back to work without having needed time with their child.

    Every child in our country should have every opportunity – including the foundation of a strong family and community to support them. That is the dream we all share and that is the fight we must wage.

    Hillary believes that when families are strong, America is strong. If you agree that we need to fight for paid family leave then join her campaign today— we’ll send updates and information about how you can get involved.

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  • Sign the petition: Don’t gut the Land and Water Conservation Fund

    Republicans have set their sights on the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a 50-year-old program, set to expire in September, that’s been the principal means through which we’ve acquired and protected new lands for national parks, public recreation, wildlife refuges, and habitat protection.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress: Fully fund and permanently authorize the LWCF.

    Republicans plan to divert funds away from the program and strip it of its ability to continue acquiring land for public use. It’s a cynical attempt to keep new lands out of public hands and available instead to fossil fuel drilling, mining, and real estate companies.

    This is just the latest assault in the war on America’s public lands that Republicans have been waging since the start of the new Congress–one we’ve been fighting at every turn. We can’t let this latest attack go unanswered.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Congress: Don’t gut the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

  • Tell the candidates: Oppose the privatization of veterans' health care

    Privatizing the system would severely underfund the department, leaving veterans out in the cold with many service-connected injuries. Often times, VA centers are equipped to deal with specialized care, amputations and traumatic brain injuries, in a way a local doctor or hospital may not be.

    For veterans in need of specialized care, both physical and mental, they may not have a caregiver to turn to in their area.

    Sign the petition calling on all presidential candidates to oppose VA privatization efforts.

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  • Elect a Democrat to the White House in 2016

    The 2016 election is fast approaching, and two great candidates-- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders -- have officially announced they are running for president as Democrats.

    It’s time to commit to electing a Democratic president in 2016. Add your name to say you’re ready to send a progressive like Hillary or Bernie to the Oval Office.

    Many right-wing Republicans have also announced their candidacies, and they’re all promising to erase the progress we have made on affordable health care, climate, equality, and more.

    Radical billionaires are pledging hundreds of millions of dollars to help elect these GOP candidates and we need your support to counteract their efforts. Now is the time to show you are committed to keeping a Democrat in the White House.

    Are you in? Stand with us and help elect a Democratic president in 2016.

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  • Join Senate Democrats: Stand up For Obamacare!

    Talk about déjà vu. Republicans, angry that Obamacare has been so wildly successful, have sued the bill all the way to the Supreme Court. Again.

    And if the Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans could lose healthcare subsidies, and even their health insurance.

    Tell Republicans it’s time to stop taking out their bitterness on hard-working Americans. Obamacare is the law of the land, and it’s one that’s working.

    Not only do Republicans want the Supreme Court to strike down Obamacare, they haven’t introduced any bills to help the people that would be devastated by such a decision. They want to see Obamacare burn so badly, they don’t care who gets caught up in the flames.

    About 20 million Americans have enrolled under Obamacare, and this Supreme Court decision threatens to undo all of our progress.

    Sign here to show that you stand behind Obamacare for one simple reason: it’s working. It’s time Republicans stop using the Supreme Court as a tool for their cheap political tricks.



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  • Sign the pledge: Don't drink Nestlé water brands

    At a time when California faces one of the worst droughts on record, Nestlé is bottling water out of California's springs, aquifers and national forests to sell for profit.

    In one case, it has continued pumping and selling water while using a permit that expired over 25 years ago.

    Nestlé is unwilling to stop its practice of bottling water, even in drought-stricken areas. It is time for us as consumers to choose tap water over Nestlé water products.

    Nestlé owns dozens of common bottled water brands, some that you probably see—and possibly drink—every day.

    Sign the pledge by Corporate Accountability International, Daily Kos and Courage Campaign: Choose tap water instead of buying Nestlé water products!

  • Join Senate Democrats: End Discrimination

    As the Supreme Court gets ready to address the status of same-sex marriage in America, we can only hope that they will affirm what we know is right—that all marriages deserve equal treatment under the law.

    It’s the right thing to do. The legitimacy of a marriage between two people that love each other should not depend solely on the genders of those people.

    Stand with Senate Democrats in defending marriage equality, and declare that all married couples should receive fair recognition from the government.

    Public support for same-sex couples has been building for years, and Americans will no longer tolerate this discrimination—just look at the widespread backlash against the Indiana and Arkansas laws that would have allowed businesses to refuse service to same-sex weddings.

    Or consider that only a few years after the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, former military officials have urged the Supreme Court to support marriage equality, stating that it makes no sense to force gay servicemen and women to relocate to states where their unions are recognized.

    Sign here with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to take a stand for equality—it’s time to end marriage discrimination in America, and give all couples fair representation under the eyes of the law.



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  • Join Hillary and support the DREAM Act

    Dreamers shouldn’t live in fear.

    They make our families, communities and economy stronger—and they deserve the same chance to live up to their own God-given potential.

    The DREAM Act ensures that the promise of the American Dream becomes a reality for all of our children.

    As senator, Hillary cosponsored the DREAM act and as president she will fight for it to become law.

    Hillary stands with millions of Dreamers who deserve a better future. If you do too then join her campaign today— we’ll send updates and information about how you can get involved.

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  • Join Hillary and support the DREAM Act

    Dreamers shouldn’t live in fear.

    They make our families, communities and economy stronger—and they deserve the same chance to live up to their own God-given potential.

    The DREAM Act ensures that the promise of the American Dream becomes a reality for all of our children.

    As senator, Hillary cosponsored the DREAM act and as president she will fight for it to become law.

    Hillary stands with millions of Dreamers who deserve a better future. If you do too then join her campaign today— we’ll send updates and information about how you can get involved.

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  • We need to fix our broken immigration system–join Hillary if you agree!

    Immigration has strengthened our families, communities, and nation for generations.

    But for far too long our immigration system has been broken. For far too long we have focused our finite resources on deporting families rather than felons.

    It’s time to pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship, treats everyone with dignity and compassion, upholds the rule of law, and protects our border and national security. We need to bring millions of hard-working people out of the shadows and into the formal economy so they can pay taxes and contribute to our nation’s prosperity.

    We cannot settle for proposals that provide hard-working people with merely a “second class” status. The true solution is nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship.

    Hillary is committed to fixing our broken immigration system, once and for all. If you are too then join her campaign today—we’ll send updates and information about how you can get involved.

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  • We need to fix our broken immigration system–join Hillary if you agree!

    Immigration has strengthened our families, communities, and nation for generations.

    But for far too long our immigration system has been broken. For far too long we have focused our finite resources on deporting families rather than felons.

    It’s time to pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship, treats everyone with dignity and compassion, upholds the rule of law, and protects our border and national security. We need to bring millions of hard-working people out of the shadows and into the formal economy so they can pay taxes and contribute to our nation’s prosperity.

    We cannot settle for proposals that provide hard-working people with merely a “second class” status. The true solution is nothing less than a full and equal path to citizenship.

    Hillary is committed to fixing our broken immigration system, once and for all. If you are too then join her campaign today—we’ll send updates and information about how you can get involved.

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  • Signature needed: There's a new obstructionist-in-chief in town.

    As Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell proclaimed himself “obstructionist-in-chief” in leading the GOP’s political strategy of obstructing every inch of progress pursued by the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, including the confirmation of judicial nominees to fill urgent vacancies on the federal courts.

    Now, with Republicans in the majority in the Senate, a new arch-obstructionist is emerging in the form of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley.

    Grassley is deliberately slow-walking the confirmation of all of President Obama’s nominees, keeping highly qualified, noncontroversial nominees – even ones with bipartisan support – from receiving hearings and votes in committee.

    Sign your name: Tell Chairman Grassley to STOP the obstruction.

    Grassley’s actions and rhetoric both prove that Republicans are so desperate to pack the federal courts with right-wing ideologue judges that they’ll keep as many seats vacant as they possibly can through the duration of the Obama presidency – even if that means countless Americans being denied their day in court.

    You don’t have to let him get away with it. You can choose to speak out now and add to the pressure on Sen. Grassley to do his job as Judiciary chair and move the confirmation process along.



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  • Sign and send the petition: Senate Democrats must stand firm on Fast-Track

    On May 12, Senate Democrats voted against moving on fast-track legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a secret corporate trade deal that endangers American jobs, the environment and basic consumer protections.

    But the battle is not over. Efforts are underway to peel off enough Democrats to pass fast track, and Mitch McConnell is hell-bent on pass it through—even at the expense of renewing critical transportation funding that expires on June 1st.

    Given the recent Amtrak tragedy, now is not the time to railroad a secret corporate trade deal—while thousands of jobs to improve our infrastructure are at stake.

    Sign and send the petition to your Senate Democrat: Thank You for voting against fast-track authority, but the TPP is a bad deal and must be defeated.

  • Sign and send the petition: Senate Democrats must stand firm on Fast-Track

     

    On May 12, Senate Democrats voted against moving on fast-track legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a secret corporate trade deal that endangers American jobs, the environment and basic consumer protections.

    But the battle is not over. Efforts are underway to peel off enough Democrats to pass fast track, and Mitch McConnell is hell-bent on pass it through—even at the expense of renewing critical transportation funding that expires on June 1st.

    Given the recent Amtrak tragedy, now is not the time to railroad a secret corporate trade deal—while thousands of jobs to improve our infrastructure are at stake.

    Sign and send the petition to your Senate Democrat: Thank You for voting against fast-track authority, but the TPP is a bad deal and must be defeated.

  • Sign if you agree: Fully fund Amtrak and invest in our trains

    Republicans refuse to fund Amtrak as transportation infrastructure necessary to the nation’s economy, insisting instead it should be a profit-making business.

    But highways don’t make a profit—they are funded by the government, and Amtrak should be funded in the same way.

    House Republicans want to cut Amtrak's already record-low funding, even while deferred maintenance leads to more accidents and fatalities.

    Sign the petition: We deserve better. It’s time to invest in our trains by fully funding rail transportation and infrastructure.

  • Tell the Senate: Pass the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

    One in five college women will be sexually assaulted before graduation, and over 100 colleges are under investigation by the federal government for mishandling cases of assault.

    Sign the petition by CREDO and Daily Kos: Pass the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

    Despite the alarming statistics, current federal law actually encourages colleges to under-report assaults, and provides no real penalties for schools that try to sweep sexual assaults under the rug.

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation that would close these gaps. The Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which has bipartisan support, would increase support, training and accountability, and make campuses safer places for students.

    It’s time for the Senate to pass this important legislation and help fight the epidemic of campus sexual assault.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to the Senate: Pass the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.

  • Sign here: Tell Politicians to Stop Playing Doctor with Women’s Health

    Politicians aren't medical experts, and they have no business interfering with the relationship between a woman and the doctor she trusts. Yet already this year, more than 330 abortion restrictions have been introduced in state legislatures!

    Arizona and Arkansas are forcing doctors to tell women that medication abortions are “reversible.” That claim isn’t just unsubstantiated... it’s dangerous junk science. Yet anti-choice extremists wrote it into law anyway.

    Kansas and Oklahoma recently enacted laws designed to eliminate access to a safe and common abortion procedure. Florida and North Carolina are poised to enact medically unnecessary, mandatory delays on accessing abortion care. And don’t even get us started on Texas, where legislators have introduced more anti-choice bills than any other state!

    Together, let’s tell politicians to stop playing doctor with women’s health and to exit the exam room now. Sign now with Daily Kos and the National Partnership for Women & Families in saying: Shame on them!

  • Sign the petition to Congress: Stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access.

    Cities and towns around the country are developing municipal broadband networks that are both faster and less expensive than the services offered by big cable and Internet companies.

    But local governments in 19 states don’t have that option due to anti-consumer state laws that ban or restrict municipal broadband. These state laws are a cynical attempt to preserve the profits of big cable companies–and now we have an opportunity to overturn all of them at once.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Congress to stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access.

    Senators Cory Booker and Claire McCaskill have introduced the Community Broadband Act, which would preempt these state laws and allow municipalities to compete directly with big cable companies by offering their own broadband service. We need to show grassroots support for this vital bill now and fight for the fast, affordable Internet access all Americans deserve.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress to stop cable companies from blocking fast and affordable Internet access.

  • Signature needed: Bring common sense back to the senate

    Just ask your typical, hard-working Ohio family what the middle class needs right now, and the last things out of their mouths will be “corporate tax breaks” or “kickbacks for the rich.” And yet Republicans insist on showering their friends in Washington and Wall Street with perks while Ohio families struggle to make ends meet.

    It’s time we bring a little common sense to the Senate.

    Join our grassroots movement to send Ted Strickland to Washington and take on a flawed system that pads the pockets of the rich by keeping others poor.

    Our country faces a crucial decision: Will we continue to sell out the middle class for the gain of only a few Americans? Or will we finally reward those who work hard and play by the rules, and give new opportunities to those that make the most of them?

    We’re not asking for much—just a chance to earn a livable wage, to provide our family with an education and good healthcare, and to retire in dignity after a lifetime of work.

    Now is our chance to fight for the middle class and send Ted Strickland to the Senate. Join our grassroots movement today, and be a part of this historic cause—because this is our seat, our Senate, our fight.

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  • Sign the petition: It’s time to put a woman’s likeness on the $20 bill

    Last month, a nine year old named Sofia asked President Obama to put a woman on the $20 bill—which the president said was a “good idea.” We agree.

    2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. It’s long past time to honor a woman on a note that will be seen by millions of women and girls.

    As children learn about currency in school, they will learn about women leaders and their contributions to the United States. Changing the picture on the $20 bill can become a symbol of greater changes to come.

    Sign the petition: Let’s put a female leader on the $20 bill.

  • Are you in? Support Bernie Sanders for President

    The middle class in America is at a tipping point. It will not last another generation if we don’t boldly change course now. The people at the top are grabbing all the new wealth and income for themselves, and the rest of America is being squeezed and left behind.

    Senator Bernie Sanders is running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States because we must change course now, or risk losing the future for so many to the interests of so few.

    Sign on to add your name in support of Bernie Sanders' campaign for president.

  • Sign the petition with Donna Edwards: Support debt-free college

    College debt is not only obscene and immoral, but it's crushing our economy. It's time we built a political movement to make higher education an accessible right for all Americans.

    The first step is to get half of all Democrats in Congress to support this debt-free resolution.

    Daily Kos is teaming up with Congresswoman Donna Edwards (who is running for the Senate in Maryland) to help make this happen. She can use your signature to help convince her colleagues to sign on.

    Sign the petition by Daily Kos and Donna Edwards for Senate in support of debt-free college.

  • Sign the petition: Drop the charges against Baltimore protesters.

    Following the tragic police killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, the people of Baltimore rose up and moved State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to charge all 6 officers who killed Freddie Gray.

    But while the police who killed Gray are out on bail, hundreds of protesters languish in overcrowded, inhumane jail conditions facing unjust criminal charges and outrageous bail.

    Sign the petition urging State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to drop the charges against all protesters.

  • Stand with Hillary if you support marriage equality

    The Supreme Court will soon decide if marriage equality is the law of the land.

    But no matter what happens in the courts, in 2016 we must still elect a president who fights for all of us.

    Join Hillary's campaign if you agree it's time for marriage equality.

    Hillary believes that loving couples and families deserve to be recognized & treated equally under the law --and that includes the right to marry the person you love.

    The court’s decision will hopefully mark the final step in our push for marriage equality. But no matter what happens, we must elect a president who will fight for all of us.

    Now is the time for marriage equality. If you agree, sign up to join Hillary’s campaign for president.

    When we work together, we can win on issues like equality – and when you sign up, we’ll send you updates and information about how you can get involved with this campaign.

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  • Stand with Hillary if you agree it's time to reform our criminal justice system

    It’s time to end the era of mass incarceration, address inequality, and restore trust between law enforcement and communities.

    Join Hillary's campaign if you are ready to reform our criminal justice system.

    It’s a stark fact that the United States makes up less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but has almost 25 percent of the world’s total prison population.

    Hillary spoke out and declared her intentions to take action and end the era of mass incarceration, address inequality, and restore trust between law enforcement and communities.

    We must remember that everyone in every community benefits when there is respect for the law and when everyone is respected by the law.

    But we can only enact change if we work together, and that’s why we need you to join Hillary for America.

    Together we can rise to this challenge and restore balance to our justice system and respect in our communities.

    Join Hillary's campaign for President if you’re ready to get to work and reform our criminal justice system. We’ll send you updates and information about how you can get involved with our campaign.

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  • Sign the petition to Congress: Pass the ACHE Act to end mountaintop removal mining.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: Pass the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act (ACHE Act) and end mountaintop removal mining now.

    Mountaintop removal is the deadliest and most destructive form of coal mining there is. Explosives are used to blow the tops off of mountains, sending fine particles of silica, aluminum and molybdenum into nearby communities, and ultimately into the lungs of local residents.

    Dozens of peer reviewed studies have documented the devastation mountaintop removal mining is wreaking on communities in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee in the form of elevated rates of birth defects and cancer rates nearly triple the national average. Stunning new research also shows a direct connection between the dust from mountaintop removal mining and lung cancer.

    The ACHE Act would place an immediate moratorium on new mountaintop removal mining permits and is a smart approach for beginning to deal with a public health crisis Appalachian communities have faced for far too long – but it needs national grassroots support to gain traction in Congress.

    Help leaders in the fight to stop mountaintop removal build support on Capitol Hill by signing this petition from CREDO and Daily Kos asking Congress to pass the ACHE Act.

  • Stand with Mosby: Thank you for securing justice for #FreddieGray

    Join Daily Kos in thanking Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for being dedicated to securing justice for Freddie Gray.

    Marilyn Mosby ran to become Baltimore's top prosecutor on the promise that she would hold the city's police accountable. Less than four months after taking office, she's doing just that.

    In a stunning and forthright press conference, Mosby announced charges against six police officers on Friday with a number of crimes—including murder—in the death of Freddie Gray, a black Baltimore resident who died while in police custody on April 19.

    The charges filed are the most aggressive action by any city prosecutor in recent cases of police violence against black men.

    Mosby ended her statement with a compassionate plea to the Baltimore community:

    “I heard your call for 'no justice no peace...Your peace is severely needed while I try to deliver justice for this young man...To the youth of this city, I will seek justice on your behalf.”

    Sign this petition thanking Marilyn Mosby for beginning the process of securing justice and healing Baltimore.

  • Sign the petition: Forgive Corinthian students' debt

    Corinthian Colleges, one of the largest for-profit colleges in the country, announced this week that it was shutting down its U.S. campuses as both the federal and state governments were investigating Corinthian for fraud and deceptive recruitment.

    But while closing campuses allows Corinthian shareholders to cash out, former Corinthian students will remain saddled with crushing student loan debt.

    These students may have been unfairly targeted by a crooked for-profit system. They deserve a clean slate.

    Sign the petition now: Forgive Corinthian student debt now.

  • Sign and send the petition to your House Democrat: No fast track!

    The vote in Congress to pass fast-track for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), a corporate trade deal that you are not allowed to read, will go down to the wire.

    And it will depend on how many House Democrats will defect from the vast majority of the Caucus—some of whom have already been rewarded with White House dinner invitations.

    President Obama just met at the White House with members of the New Democrat Caucus to lobby them on Fast Track. Your member of Congress is part of the New Democrat Caucus, so likely attended.

    Sign and send the petition to your House Democrat—urging them to stand up for working people and “no” on fast track. Then, please take the time to make a phone call.

  • Sign the petition: Shame on the NRA for inciting violence against protesters

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) is using the Baltimore uprising to promote "Stand Your Ground" laws by claiming that such laws "are an antidote for brazen in-your-face attacks on city streets."

    Sign the petition denouncing the NRA’s thinly veiled call for vigilante violence towards black protesters.

    On Facebook, the NRA wrote,

    Videos of rioters wreaking havoc in Baltimore and photos of them risking the lives of innocents by punching, throwing objects, and, in one instance, drawing back a knife with which to stab a bystander were reminders that Stand Your Ground laws are an antidote for brazen in-your-face attacks on city streets.


    Make no mistake: This is thinly veiled racism.

    The NRA’s lack of concern for safety during the riots after college basketball games or when Joe Paterno was fired makes it clear that they fear black people, not rioting.

    “Stand Your Ground” laws are nothing but a legal means to murder black people and the NRA is using Baltimore as an opportunity to incite violence.

    Sign the petition denouncing the NRA’s thinly veiled call for violence towards black protesters.

  • Sign the pledge: Don't drink Nestlé water brands

    At a time when California faces one of the worst droughts on record, Nestlé is bottling water out of California's springs, aquifers and national forests to sell for profit.

    In one case, it has continued pumping and selling water while using a permit that expired over 25 years ago.

    Nestlé is unwilling to stop its practice of bottling water, even in drought-stricken areas. It is time for us as consumers to choose tap water over Nestlé water products.

    Nestlé owns dozens of common bottled water brands, some that you probably see—and possibly drink—every day.

    Sign the pledge: Choose tap water instead of buying Nestlé water products!

  • Sign the petition: Demand justice. Demand Maryland change this law.

    It's been over 10 days since Freddie Gray was brutally beaten into a coma with a severed spine by six Baltimore police officers and the police haven't released any information. People are demanding answers, yet the police are legally protected to stonewall the public because of an asinine Maryland law.

    Under the Maryland Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights, when an officer is under investigation for a matter that could lead to disciplinary action, supervisors are prohibited from interviewing the accused for 10 days. Further, disciplinary action can only happen after a hearing board of the officer's colleagues.

    That's right--police have 10 days get their stories straight, watch public video evidence, and line up with news reports. Then, they sit in front of panel of colleagues who can decide if discipline is necessary.

    The game is rigged. There is no transparency or accountability for police in Baltimore.

    Sign the petition demanding the repeal of these ludicrous provisions that prevent the public from learning the truth about excessive and deadly force by police officers.

  • Tell your Senator: Cosponsor the Democracy for All Amendment

    On January 21, the 5th anniversary of the Citizens United decision, our allies in Congress reintroduced the Democracy for All constitutional amendment -- to get big money out of elections and overturn decisions like Citizens United.

    Already, 39 senators have signed on as cosponsors of the amendment! (But not yours … not YET.)

    Please take a moment to personalize the email below. Ask your Senator to cosponsor the Democracy for All constitutional amendment to undo the harm of decisions like Citizens United and restore Government by the People.

  • Add your name: I support marriage equality

    A majority of Americans support marriage equality and equality is already the law in more than 30 states. America is ready for marriage equality nationwide.

    Sign the petition to the Supreme Court: I support marriage equality and you should too.

  • Sign the petition: President Obama must release the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    On Friday, President Obama lashed out at activists and elected representatives who have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as the next NAFTA and a secret corporate giveaway, saying that “when you dig into the facts, they are wrong.”

    In response, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown, two of the leading opponents of TPP, said they agreed with President Obama that the American people should dig into the facts on the proposed deal. However, this would require the Obama administration to declassify the draft of the deal, because right now the public isn’t even allowed to read it.

    In a letter to the president, Sens. Warren and Brown wrote:

    The American people should be allowed to weigh in on the facts of the TPP before Members of Congress are asked to voluntarily reduce our ability to amend, shape, or block any trade deal. The press and the public should be allowed to examine the details that corporate executives and lobbyists have already been allowed to influence for years. Members of Congress should be able to discuss the agreement with our constituents and to participate in a robust public debate instead of being muzzled by classification rules. Before Congress votes to facilitate the adoption of the TPP, the American public should be allowed to see for themselves whether it's good deal for them.

    Sens. Warren and Brown are absolutely right. This secret "trade" deal would eviscerate broad swaths of regulations that protect consumers, workers, the environment and the soundness of our financial system. And it would set up a legal regime where corporate profits trump the policy priorities of sovereign governments–and that’s just the stuff we know about.

    The Obama administration should immediately release the TPP text to the public and Congress so we can have a spirited and informed public debate on the largest trade deal in our history.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos standing with Sens. Warren and Brown by becoming a citizen co-sponsor of their letter to President Obama.

  • ADD YOUR NAME: Tell Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act
    Over 50 years ago, brave men and women marched in Selma to ensure that every American citizen has the right to vote. They helped us move forward and pass the Voting Rights Act. But since the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act last summer, the right to vote is no longer protected.

    That is why we need your support. We want to ensure that every eligible American has the right to vote, but we can’t do it alone. Join Daily Kos and the House Majority PAC by adding your name to our petition demanding Congress pass a NEW Voting Rights Act.
  • TAKE ACTION: Keep employers out of women's healthcare choices

    The latest GOP attack on women's healthcare is a new low. They want to repeal DC legislation that prevents employers from firing their employees if they use birth control or undergo any other reproductive health procedure.

    Join Daily Kos and House Majority PAC by adding your name to tell the GOP to stop trying to put a woman's employer between her and her doctor.

  • Reject Boehner's Billionaire Budget

    Speaker Boehner's budget repeals Obamacare, drastically cuts Medicare, and gives the ultra-wealthy HUGE tax breaks. It's up for a full vote in the House -- so we need your urgent help.

    Join Daily Kos and House Majority PAC by adding your name to reject Boehner's billionaire budget before it's too late.

  • Sign the Petition: Tell the New York Senate Elections Committee to Close the LLC loophole

    On April 16, 2015 the NYS Board of Elections deadlocked and failed to close the LLC loophole -- an egregious misreading of our campaign finance laws which the BOE created in 1996 -- which treats limited liability companies as individuals rather than corporations or partnerships.

    New Yorkers and elected officials up and down the state agree: It's time to shut down the "LLC loophole," once and for all – before the end of this legislative session.

    Sign the petition to your Senator insisting they close this loophole which allows big donors and special interests to circumvent the New York’s already sky-high campaign finance limits and funnel millions of dollars to the candidates of their choice.

  • Sign and send an email to your Democratic senator: Shame on you for voting to Fast Track TPP

    Despite public outcry, the Senate Finance Committee voted 20 to 6 to pass Fast Track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), easing the way for eventual passage of a trade deal corporations can read, but you are not allowed to.

    Your Democratic senator was one of the ”yes” votes.

    Passing fast track authority means that Congress hands over any rights to amend a trade deal, giving carte blanche to the negotiators and forgoing the democratic process. This is especially bad since the deal is being made in secret and the little we do know about it is awful for working families.

    Here is a list of the disgraceful Democrats: Sens. Ron Wyden (Oregon), Maria Cantwell (Washington), Bill Nelson (Florida), Tom Carper (Delaware), Ben Cardin (Maryland), Michael Bennet (Colorado), and Mark Warner (Virginia).

    This deal is a gift to multinational corporations at the expense of working Americans. No Democrat should be helping clear the way for TPP. We can’t let them get away with this vote.

    Sign and send a letter to your senator denouncing their vote to allow Fast Track to move forward.

  • Sign and send the petition: Don’t fast-track “fast-track” for TPP

    Congress is considering a “fast-track” bill that would push through the mammoth Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) corporate trade deal, without proper oversight.

    The deal would send untold numbers of jobs overseas, erode wages for others—and we are not even currently allowed to read the details. Because they are secret.

    TPP backers know that if the American public knew what was in the agreement, they would not support it. That’s why they are pushing through this secret trade deal as quickly as possible.

    The Senate just voted to fast track TPP, but they don’t have the votes in the House yet—and the more we can keep up the pressure, the harder it will be for them to pass it.

    Sign and send the petition to your House members: No fast-track approval for a bad trade deal that is not in the best interests of America’s workers and consumers.

  • Sign the petition: Keep the GOP Out of the White House

    The first GOP candidates to announce they’re running for president: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio.

    Between them, they represent the most outdated and nonsensical views of the Republican Party:

    - Opposing a minimum wage increase
    - Opposing marriage equality
    - Repealing Obamacare at any cost
    - Denying climate change


    Instead of focusing on solutions for middle-class, everyday Americans, Republicans insist on catering to the extremist right-wing elements of their party.

    We've heard this all before, and we know what it would mean for hardworking Americans if these ideas made it to the Oval Office. We can't let Republicans spend four years rolling back all the progress we've made.

    Sign this petition to help keep the GOP far away from the White House in 2016. We can’t afford to be dragged into the policies of the past.

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  • Sign the petition to Nancy Pelosi: Oppose Fast Track for TPP

    A new bill has been introduced in Congress that would give the President “fast-track” approval to ram through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)—a corporate trade deal that would ship American jobs overseas with little public debate.

    Many Democrats (including Harry Reid) have spoken out against fast-track, but Nancy Pelosi has not taken a position. As House Minority Leader, Pelosi’s opposition to fast-track could be a real game-changer. That’s why she needs to hear from us today.

    Sign the petition to Nancy Pelosi, urging her to come out against fast track for the TPP.

  • Sign the petition: Run, Russ, run!

    A new poll shows former Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold thumping Republican incumbent Sen. Ron Johnson by a whopping 16 points in Wisconsin.

    Russ Feingold was a progressive champion in the Senate, writing an historic campaign finance law and casting the only vote against the PATRIOT Act. We need Russ Feingold in the Senate again.

    Sign the petition: We want Russ Feingold to run for Senate.

  • Ask WA Legislators to sign the formal letter calling for the overturn of Citizens United

    Washington is on the brink of becoming the 17th state to call for a Constitutional Amendment.

    With your help, we can get a majority of state legislators to sign a formal letter and put Washington on the map in favor of a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. The letter calls on Washington state’s U.S. congressional delegation to send an amendment to the states for ratification.

    Please take a minute to send an email to your state legislators asking them to sign the formal letter shown below in support of a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and rein in corporate power.

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  • Tell Congress: Restore the Voting Rights Act

    President Barack Obama: “Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote… Meanwhile, the Voting Rights Act, the culmination of so much blood and sweat and tears, the product of so much sacrifice in the face of wanton violence, stands weakened, its future subject to partisan rancor.”

    After much Republican delay, President Obama recently called on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act, an essential protection for minority voters in battleground states across the country.

    Please sign the petition from Daily Kos and the Democratic Governors Association to stand with President Obama in demanding that Congress stop playing games and restore the Voting Rights Act immediately.

  • Sign and send the petition: No Fast-Track for TPP

    The Senate is considering a “fast-track” bill that would give the President free rein to approve the mammoth Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) corporate trade deal.

    The deal would send untold numbers of jobs overseas, erode wages for others—and we are not even currently allowed to read the details. Because they are secret.

    Incredibly, some Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee (like ranking committee member Ron Wyden) plan to approve the deal—if we pass “compromises” that would allow some of the treaty language to be made public.

    But others are standing strong, which is why we have the opportunity to win this battle.

    Sign and send the petition to your senators: No fast-track approval for a bad trade deal that is not in the best interests of America’s workers and consumers.

  • Sign and send an email to your Democratic congressperson: Stop selling out to the super rich

    The GOP-controlled House just voted to eliminate the estate tax, giving a massive new tax break to millionaires and billionaires. Seven Democrats joined the GOP, despite a veto threat from President Obama.

    These Democrats sold out their constituents and their party to suck up to the super rich. It's wrong and we need to make sure they know it.

    Sign and send an email to your Democratic representative: Shame on you for joining the GOP to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires.

  • Sign the petition: Release the training records of the VOLUNTEER deputy sheriff who killed Eric Harris

    Eric Harris died from a gunshot wound in Tulsa, Oklahoma, while being detained by sheriffs. The fatal shot came from Robert Bates, a VOLUNTEER deputy sheriff, who admittedly, mistakenly shot Harris with his handgun when he intended to use his taser.

    Volunteer deputy sheriff Bates shot and killed a man. Now, he is under intense scrutiny because sources have told the Tulsa World that Bates' training certifications are questionable, if not blatantly falsified.

    Bates and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) have a scandalous relationship—Bates was the chairman of election staff during the re-election campaign for Sheriff Stanley Glanz, to whom he donated $2500. Additionally, Bates bought the department 5 vehicles, numerous pieces of surveillance equipment, and took members of the TCSO on lavish vacations to the Bahamas and Mexico.

    Pay-to-play policing cost Eric Harris his life at the hands of this volunteer. Now, the TCSO isn't releasing the full file on Bate's training—they are releasing pieces of information with redactions and claim that Bates' paperwork is "missing," but insist it's in proper order.

    We need absolute transparency in this case. Demand the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office release all records, without redaction, involving the training and volunteer records of Robert Bates.

  • Sign the petition to Senate Democrats: Stop Wall Street retirement scams

    Wall Street scams Americans out of up to $17 billion of their retirement savings every year. Broker-dealers have been caught giving workers bad advice in order to win a commission, or even to score kickbacks for hawking certain products. The people who trust them lose their life savings, their economic security, and their peace of mind.

    President Obama has teamed up with Senator Elizabeth Warren and the Department of Labor on a plan to demand all financial advisors, including broker-dealers, work in their clients’ interests. But now, Republicans are trying to block and delay protections for retirees–and we need to make sure no Senate Democrats join their crusade to defend Wall Street scam artists.

    If Senate Democrats buy Wall Street arguments that it is more important to protect brokers than it is to protect retirees, it could cost Americans billions. We can’t let that happen.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos: Senate Democrats, stop Wall Street retirement scams.

  • Sign the petition: Workers need paid sick leave, and Congress must act

    America is the only developed nation that doesn’t require companies to provide paid sick leave. Because of that, forty-three million workers in this country have no paid sick leave and it forces parents to choose between taking care of a sick kid at home or a paycheck.

    It’s tragic — and it’s about time we do something about it.

    Now, President Obama is calling on Congress to pass a law that will give every American worker the right to earn seven paid sick days per year.

    Sign the petition thanking President Barack Obama for his leadership — and demand Congress act on requiring paid sick leave.

  • Sign the petition: We need federal standards about police using body cameras

    We need national standards for implementation and use of police body cameras—to balance public trust and privacy concerns.

    According to a study at the Department of Justice by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) department in conjunction with law enforcement professionals, body cameras reduce the instances of excessive force, in some places by 60%, and reduce complaints against officers by as much as 88%. Some experts think that presence of recording equipment encourages everyone involved in the interaction to de-escalate.

    Currently, state legislatures are racing to write legislation about police officers and body cameras. Instead of having 50 states with 50 different policies offering varying levels of transparency, privacy protections, and accountability, we need one nationwide standard.

    Sign the petition to Congress, President Obama and the Department of Justice urging them to implement cohesive national standards for the use of body cameras and recording equipment by law enforcement officers.

  • Tell Harry Reid: Thank You for Fighting for Us!

    All great fighters must someday retire, and that’s true even for those whose best bouts took place in the public arena.

    In his earlier years, Senator Reid was an amateur boxer, evident to anyone who saw him fight so tenaciously and doggedly for his ideals. And now, after 30 years in the Senate—with more than half of that as a part of Democratic leadership—Minority Leader Harry Reid has decided to take a bow.

    We’ll always remember Senator Reid not only for his fighting spirit, but for his integrity and unmatched kindness—always standing up for the underdogs against those who would strip away their dignity.

    Public service has always been Senator Reid’s calling, and with his pugilistic approach he’s shown he can do what so few in Washington can—get things done.

    Join Daily Kos and Senate Democrats in saying “Thank you Harry Reid for fighting for us.” His commitment to doing the right thing and refusal to back away from a hard fight will forever live as an example to public figures across America.

    Senator Reid is truly one-of-a-kind, and although we will welcome future leaders with open arms, it is not without a heavy heart that we say goodbye to Senator Reid.

    Thank Harry Reid for showing us what can be done when you’ve got a little fight in you. Join Daily Kos and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in saying thanks.

  • Sign if you agree: We need a $15-an-hour minimum wage

    When big corporations like McDonalds and Walmart rake in profits and continue to pay their workers poverty wages, we all lose.

    Corporations are maximizing profits at the expense of workers and communities. The solution is simple: Raise the minimum wage--join the fight for $15.

    Put the money back in the hands of workers. Sign the petition to stand in solidarity with low wage workers and fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

  • Sign the petition: The New York Board of elections must close the "LLC Loophole

    How was one major NYC real estate developer able to donate at least $4.3 million in the last election cycle?

    He used 27 of his "limited liability companies" to spread around his cash.

    A huge loophole in New York campaign finance law - called the "LLC loophole" - treats these corporations like people so 27 LLC’s equal 27 individual people with individual contribution limits.

    The New York state Board of Elections can change this Thursday, April 16th with the simple stroke of a pen, which would have a major impact on the way money is used to influence policy in Albany.

    The Board is meeting Thursday April 16th and they can close this LLC loophole and they need to hear from you. Can you send them a quick email, in support of closing the LLC loophole now? This is a small agency that can make a huge difference.

    Until we put a stop to CEO campaign contributors dumping money into our election system, we won't have a truly representative government.

    Please take a moment to personalize the email template below so it has an even greater impact.

  • Ask Your State Legislators to Sign the petition: WA Legislators must Overturn Citizens United

    Washington Could Become the 17th State to Call for a Constitutional Amendment

    With your help, we can get a majority of state legislators to sign a letter and put Washington on the map in favor of a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. The letter calls on Washington state’s U.S. congressional delegation to send an amendment to the states for ratification.

    Please take a minute to send an email to your state legislators asking them to sign the formal letter in support of a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and rein in corporate power in our democracy.

    Type your zip code into the box below. Then, take a moment to add your own words to the email message that appears.

  • Sign the petition: America’s public lands are NOT for sale

    Republicans are using Congress’ annual budget process to lay the groundwork for turning America’s public lands over to state control for sale to private mining, drilling and real estate companies.

    Hundreds of millions of acres of pristine public lands in the American West that are the cradle of future national parks, monuments, and preserves would instead be sacrificed to dirty oil drilling and fracking companies.

    But here’s the good news: Because Congress’s budget is non-binding, these proposals need further legislation to actually take effect. That’s why it’s incredibly important to step in now to let Congress know that we won’t stand by while Republicans wage war on America’s public lands.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos to Congress: America’s public lands are NOT for sale.

  • Contact your House Democrat: Do not repeal the estate tax for millionaires

    UPDATE: The House of Representatives just voted to repeal the estate tax, with 7 House Democrats voting "yes." Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) Jim Costa (CA-16), Sanford Bishop (GA-02), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), Collin Peterson (MN-07), Brad Ashford (NE-02) & Henry Cuellar (TX-28). If you are one of their constituents, please send them a message expressing your disapproval.

    On April 15th, while you and I pay our taxes, the Republican Congress will vote on H.R. 1105—which would repeal the estate tax for millionaires and billionaires.

    Only households with a net worth of $5.4 million—the top 0.2%—even pay the federal estate tax. If Congress passes H.R. 1105 and becomes law, no one will pay it at all.

    At a time of widening inequality between the super-rich and the rest of us, this tax break will cost us $270 billion over the next 10 years. It is absolutely the wrong thing to do.

    But while President Obama has promised to veto the legislation, at least one House Democrat (Sanford Bishop) has co-sponsored it. We must urge Democrats to stick together and say no.

    Sign and send the petition to your member of Congress: Do not repeal the estate tax.

  • Sign and send: Stop the plan to sabotage the president’s Iran negotiations

    The president is currently negotiating a deal that doesn’t require congressional approval, as other presidents have done for dozens of diplomatic agreements in the past. But a bill by Republican Sen. Bob Corker would require the president to seek congressional approval—something that sounds great in theory, but would simply kill any chance at a peaceful resolution.

    Simply put, the Corker bill takes a diplomatic resolution to Iran’s nuclear program off the table for the Obama administration because of the pro-war Republican majority in Congress—and, right now, at least nine Democrats have said they support the Corker bill, putting war hawks frighteningly close to a veto-proof majority.

    Sign and send the petition to Democrats: Don’t support Republican attempts to sabotage negotiations with Iran.

  • Contact the White House: President Obama, require federal contractors to disclose campaign contributions

    On April 2nd, Daily Kos and allies delivered over 500,000 petition signatures to the White House. At the same time, 30 rallies took place around the country calling on President Obama to sign an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose campaign contributions.

    This would be a huge step in the fight to get money out of politics. As it stands, federal contractors could be funneling vast sums of money to politicians––the same politicians that can help to get federal contract approved or denied.

    Daily Kos, as part of a huge coalition, needs you to call the White House to encourage President Obama to take action now.

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    Please use the text in the box below as a sample script to call the White House.

    After your call, please fill out two quick questions to report back on your call. Click here to report back.

    Can't call? Simply click "submit" below to send the text email directly to the White House. Please feel free to customize your email message to President Obama and tell him why this issue is important to you.

    After making the call, if you can take one more moment to personalize the email and send, we have a real shot at moving the President to action on this.

  • I believe Americans need a champion like Hillary Clinton

    Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times. But today, it’s not enough that corporations are raking in record profits and that CEO pay is through the roof–—middle class families need to be able to get ahead and stay ahead. Because when families are strong, America is strong.

    The deck is still stacked for those at the top. Hillary is running because everyday Americans and their families need a champion—–and she wants to be that champion.

    We’ve got to build an economy for tomorrow instead of yesterday and focus on solutions for the new challenges we face.

    If you agree that we need a champion like Hillary Clinton, sign up to join the campaign. Hillary will send you updates and information about how you can get involved.





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  • Join Hillary’s Official Campaign—this starts with you!

    Hillary is building a campaign in all fifty states and wants everyone to be a part of it.

    She is kicking things off by hitting the road and spending time talking with people and listening to their ideas for the future.

    American families deserve to be able to do more than just get by—–they deserve to get ahead and stay ahead. It’s your time.

    This will be a tough fight, so Hillary is going to need supporters like you who won’t back down.

    Join Hillary’s official campaign and you will receive updates and information about how to get involved.




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  • Sign the petition: Demand special prosecutors for police brutality

    Prosecutors are the most powerful law officials in the criminal justice system.

    Prosecutors decide whether to dismiss a case or proceed with prosecuting police officers. Prosecutors decide how to try the case, what evidence to present and what charges to bring. Often, the evidence they use comes directly from the police department of the officer involved in the incident. This leaves little room for impartiality.

    In this system, justice has little chance of being served through local prosecutors and local investigations of excessive force by police. The police officers involved are likely to know and work closely with the local prosecutor.

    Sign the petition demanding governors and attorney generals assign an independent investigator and special prosecutor to cases involving police officers and excessive force.

  • Sign the petition: Reform police by reforming federal funding of law enforcement.

    America can no longer overlook police officers who use excessive force on people of color—unarmed, in need of mental health care, and children—all with little to no accountability.

    Police culture has been incentivized to focus on the war on drugs and the war on terror––both of which target black and brown people––and perpetuates a war mentality against people of color.

    Our justice system has made it nearly legal for police to use excessive force--police only need to perceive a threat to be legally cleared for excessive force or use of weapons against citizens.

    Right now, the federal government gives billions of dollars in grants to state and local police departments with little direction or accountability for the operational use of the money.

    Federal grants to law enforcement divisions should come with conditions which would change modern policing.

    Sign the petition to President Obama, the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and all other federal agencies distributing federal grant money to local and state police departments to attach meaningful conditions to stop institutional racism and police brutality which pervades the law enforcement system.

  • Sign and send: Stop the GOP plan to sabotage the president’s nuclear negotiations

    Republicans in Congress have a plan to kill President Obama’s historic deal with Iran: Require the president to secure congressional approval for any deal, knowing the overwhelmingly pro-war Republican majority will kill it.

    The president is currently negotiating a deal that doesn’t require congressional approval, as other presidents have done for dozens of diplomatic agreements in the past. But a bill by Republican Sen. Bob Corker would require the president to seek congressional approval—something that sounds great in theory, but would simply kill any chance at a peaceful resolution.

    Simply put, the Corker bill takes a diplomatic resolution to Iran’s nuclear program off the table for the Obama administration because of the pro-war Republican majority in Congress—and, right now, eight Democrats have said they support the Corker bill, putting war hawks frighteningly close to a veto-proof majority.

    Sign and send the petition to Democrats: Don’t support Republican attempts to sabotage negotiations with Iran.

  • Call the White House: President Obama can require federal contractors to disclose campaign contributions

    On April 2nd over 500,000 petition signatures were delivered to the White House, while 30 rallies took place nationwide. President Obama has the support of the people and needs to take this opportunity to sign an Executive Order requiring Federal Contractors to disclose campaign contributions.

    This would be a huge step in the fight to get money out of politics. As it stands, Federal Contractors could be funneling vast sums of money to candidates in return for contracts meaning -- corporate money drowns out voters voices, and instead of serving the people elected officials end up at the service of corporate funders.

    Today Daily Kos, as part of a huge coalition, is asking you to make a phone call directly to the White House to encourage President Obama to take action on this now.

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    Use the sample email below as a script, then after making the call, if you can take one more moment to personalize the email and send, we have a real shot at moving the President to action on this.

  • Sign and send the petition: Did the Koch brothers use your name to oppose net neutrality?

    Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier (CA) has uncovered what appears to be a Koch-backed attempt to thwart net neutrality by astro-turfing congress.

    After being contacted by the company that handles constituent contacts for the office because of suspicion around the validity of the addresses, Rep. Speier began an investigation into the net neutrality emails. She had her office contact the anti-net neutrality supporters--many of whom didn't recall sending the messages.

    Further, her staff calculates that 98 percent of the net neutrality emails received were from people they'd never heard from before.

    To quote Rep. Speier:

    "This is identity theft, but instead of impersonating for financial gain, the originators of this theft are striking at the heart of our representative democracy."

    The messages can be traced back to form letters from to American Commitment, run by Phil Kerpen, a former top aide to the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity. Kerpen refuses to disclose where funding for American Commitment comes from––take your best guess.

    Net neutrality advocates won this fight because of REAL GRASSROOTS SUPPORT from people like you.

    Sign and send the petition to your members of Congress making it clear to them that anti-net neutrality emails they’ve received have been astroturf funded by the Koch brothers. We’ve included a link to the article for them to read.

    PLEASE don’t forget to add a custom message so they know you are a real person.

  • Sign and send the petition: We support this deal

    The Obama administration announced an historic breakthrough in negotiations with Iran.

    Diplomats agreed to a framework that includes exhaustive inspections of Iran’s nuclear program, overcoming intense pressure from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress to levy ever-harsher sanctions on Iran—a course of action that would have crippled negotiations and may have led to war.

    The Daily Kos community sent over 500,000 emails and calls to Congress opposing new sanctions on Iran in order to let diplomacy continue. I don't know how much difference we made, but any day we help stop a war is a good day, even if we only helped a little.

    Now, we need to help the Obama administration bring this victory home.

  • Add your name: We want David Letterman in the Senate

    There's an open Senate seat in Indiana next year and Sen. Al Franken has a brilliant idea: David Letterman should run for it.

    Franken was a comedian and progressive activist for 30 years before running for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota. Right-wingers wrote off his campaign as a joke, but Franken beat an incumbent Republican in 2008 and won a landslide re-election in 2014. Today, Franken is one of the most popular and most progressive Democrats in the Senate—and he wants David Letterman to join him there.

    Letterman is a native Hoosier, and with Indiana in the national spotlight this week for its outrageous new pro-discrimination law, Franken wants Letterman to run for Senate in Indiana next year.

    Add your name: We want David Letterman in the Senate.

  • Sign and send the petition: Federal contractors must disclose campaign spending

    Demand Progress logoIn his State of the Union Address, President Obama can do something about the influence of money in politics right now, and it does not require an Act of Congress—or a constitutional amendment.

    President Obama can sign an executive order requiring all federal government contractors to disclose their political spending.

    It’s our tax money. We deserve to know how much corporations who get government business are spending—either backing politicians who support them, or attacking those who do not.

    Please sign and send a message directly to President Obama today.

  • Make Sure Every Vote Counts! Speak out against any attempt by the Right to rig the Electoral College!

    Proposals by lawmakers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and, most recently, Michigan to split electoral votes in presidential elections and apportion them based on congressional district or vote percentage, rather than awarding them in the current winner-take-all fashion by popular vote, are outrageously undemocratic and would ignore the will of the voters in these states.

    In light of redistricting, which has created legislative districts in which one political party is overwhelmingly favored, creating a proportional system based on the results by congressional district would be fundamentally unfair -- especially a system pushed specifically to help one political party.

    Any effort to change the way states -- particularly large, presidential battleground states -- apportion their electoral votes should be seen for what it is: a naked power grab, and an exploitation of electoral victories which should allow winners to serve their terms but not rig the system for the foreseeable future.

    Will you join with others across the country to oppose these measures vocally and urge lawmakers not to pursue them any further?



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  • Urge President Obama to sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending.

    President Obama recently expressed his support for a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United. In the meantime, there is something very concrete that he can do as president to alleviate one aspect of big money corrupting our elections -- to get us closer to the "better politics" he called for in his State of the Union address.

    Corporations that receive government contracts can secretly funnel untold sums to help elect (and re-elect) the very same lawmakers responsible for awarding those contracts.

    The president can -- and should -- sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending. Make your voice heard with Daily Kos and PFAW today. 

  • Sign and send the petition: Federal contractors must disclose campaign spending

    Demand Progress logoIn his State of the Union Address, President Obama can do something about the influence of money in politics right now, and it does not require an Act of Congress—or a constitutional amendment.

    President Obama can sign an executive order requiring all federal government contractors to disclose their political spending.

    It’s our tax money. We deserve to know how much corporations who get government business are spending—either backing politicians who support them, or attacking those who do not.

    Please sign and send a message directly to President Obama today.

  • Tell your governor -- and all of America’s governors -- to ban state-paid travel to Indiana (and other states that pass hateful “right to discriminate” laws)!

    Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy signed an executive order prohibiting state-funded travel to Indiana, following that states passage and subsequent signing into law of a bill that would allow Indiana businesses to claim a "religious" justification to discriminate.

    Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee (D) then announced that he too would ban state-funded travel to Indiana.

    These effective boycotts of a state by the governments of other states are a wholly appropriate response to the passage of laws that equate to state-sanctioned bigotry.

    Please stand with Daily Kos and PFAW and sign the petition: Tell America's governors to follow the examples of Gov. Malloy and Gov. Inslee and ban state-paid travel to Indiana, and other states that coopt religious liberty to sanction discrimination.

  • Sign and send the petition: Did the Koch brothers use your name to oppose net neutrality?

    Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier (CA) has uncovered what appears to be a Koch-backed attempt to thwart net neutrality by astro-turfing congress.

    After being contacted by the company that handles constituent contacts for the office because of suspicion around the validity of the addresses, Rep. Speier began an investigation into the net neutrality emails. She had her office contact the anti-net neutrality supporters--many of whom didn't recall sending the messages.

    Further, her staff calculates that 98 percent of the net neutrality emails received were from people they'd never heard from before.

    To quote Rep. Speier:

    "This is identity theft, but instead of impersonating for financial gain, the originators of this theft are striking at the heart of our representative democracy."

    The messages can be traced back to form letters from to American Commitment, run by Phil Kerpen, a former top aide to the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity. Kerpen refuses to disclose where funding for American Commitment comes from––take your best guess.

    Net neutrality advocates won this fight because of REAL GRASSROOTS SUPPORT from people like you.

    Sign and send the petition to your members of Congress making it clear to them that anti-net neutrality emails they’ve received have been astroturf funded by the Koch brothers. We’ve included a link to the article for them to read.

    PLEASE don’t forget to add a custom message so they know you are a real person.

  • Sign the petition: Equal rights for all—stop and repeal religious freedom bills that enshrine discrimination

    The uproar in Indiana over the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act is only the latest in a string of state-based initiatives that allow legal discrimination—the difference is this bill goes farther and is more dangerous.

    In Indiana, it’s now legal for any individual or private entity to discriminate under the guise of “religious freedom.” Until now, religious freedom laws have been about the government and other entities—now private entities can discriminate against other private entities and it may be legal. These bills erode the rights of the LGBTQ community and have broad sweeping implications for anyone who isn't a white, heteronormative man.

    This bill goes farther than others of its ilk by allowing private entities to defend themselves in court against those who may sue them for discrimination. Legal defense by discrimination—thanks Indiana.

    There are solutions—model legislation, like the Fairness for All Hoosiers Act, can be implemented to update state’s civil rights laws against discrimination by including protections for LGBTQ individuals and would clarify that religious discrimination laws cannot be used to allow discrimination prohibited under state or federal laws.

    Sign the petition demanding equal rights and non-discrimination for all people. No state in the nation should legalize discrimination—demand repeal of discriminatory laws and replacement with equal protections.

  • Sign the petition: Denounce Indiana Gov. Pence and Republicans for legalizing discrimination under the pretext of "religious freedom."

    Indiana has taken the Religious Freedom Restoration Act too far.

    The bill codifies a legal basis for discrimination among private entities. It’s a thinly veiled way to discriminate against the LGBTQ community, treat women as second class citizens in their healthcare decisions, and discriminate against any minority group.

    Gov. Mike Pence is being called out for his misinformation and blatant lies about the bill. Businesses and entities based in Indiana are starting to halt plans in the state. Individuals and organizations are calling for boycotts.

    Indiana Republicans are setting a dangerous precedent that cannot stand. Please sign the petition denouncing Gov. Mike Pence and his Republican cronies.

  • Sign the petition: It’s time for corporations to pay their fair share

    April 15th is Tax Day. Each and every year, major profitable corporations avoid paying billions in taxes by exploiting complicated tax loopholes like inversions, valuation discounts and real estate investment trusts.

    In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for about 32 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in just 11 percent.

    But congressional Republicans still don’t think that corporations should pay what they rightfully owe.

    Although we have an $18 trillion national debt, Republicans in Congress refuse to raise revenue by asking these corporate giants to pay their fair share. Now, some of these same corporations are saying we need savage cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs that help the most vulnerable Americans to pay down the debt.

    Let’s make sure these profitable corporations pay what they owe. The Obama Administration can use executive actions to close egregious loopholes and stop corporations from hiding profits in offshore tax havens like the Cayman Islands.

    Sign the petition by Daily Kos & a wide coalition to President Obama and Treasury Secretary Lew to take action and eliminate corporate tax loopholes that are robbing American taxpayers.

  • Sign the petition: Join the Senate Democrats in expanding voting rights

    It’s a huge victory for proponents of voting rights in America—Oregon passed a bill automatically registering all eligible voters as soon as they get their driver’s license.

    But there’s still work to do— All over the country, Republicans are actively suppressing the vote.

    Cutting off early voting in Ohio. Burdensome voter ID laws in North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Texas. The list goes on and on!

    They don’t care how shady it looks – they want to win by any means necessary... even if it means disenfranchising voters!

    It’s not only crooked politics, it’s flat out un-American.

    Join Senate Democrats in calling for measures to vastly increase the amount of eligible voters in America, and open the democratic process to all.

    “It would be transformative if everybody voted,” said President Obama. “That would counteract money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map of this country.”

    But already Republicans and their big-money backers are balking at these statements. Rather than fairly compete with Democrats, they’d rather turn voters away from the ballot box.

    Stand with the president and Senate Democrats to ensure that every American can cast their vote on Election Day. It’s essential for a free and fair democracy, and one of our core American values.

  • Tell Your Governor & Key Lawmakers: Not On Our Campuses!

    The NRA is pushing legislation that would force colleges and universities in more than a dozen states to allow guns in dorms, classrooms, and football games.

    And while we might not all agree on which school to support this basketball season, parents, educators, college presidents, and police chiefs overwhelmingly agree that forcing guns onto college campuses will put school communities in danger.

    Use the form on this page to sign a postcard to your governor and other key decision makers in your state asking them to do everything they can to prevent gun violence on our college campuses.

    Daily Kos and Everytown will make sure they get your message!

  • Sign the petition: Let’s send Donna Edwards and Kamala Harris to the U.S. Senate!

    As states pass laws that roll back our rights to make our own health care choices it is more important than ever that we work hard to get pro-choice, diverse women elected.

    Since 1985, EMILY’s List has done just that – putting women in the position to fight and protect our right to make our own health care decisions. This year we have an opportunity to get two pro-choice women elected and double the number of African-American women in the Senate.

    Join Daily Kos and EMILY’s List by signing your name in support of Donna Edwards and Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate.



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  • Sign the petition: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach must resign

    Kris Kobach imageKris Kobach, Kansas’ Secretary of State, is encouraging dangerous racist conspiracy theories.

    When a caller to his weekly radio show suggested President Barack Obama would soon demand an end to all criminal prosecutions of African-Americans saying,

    “There just won’t be any prosecutions of black criminals,” Kobach agreed, saying, "It's already happening, more or less, in the case of civil rights laws… So I guess it's not a huge jump. I think it's unlikely but, you know, I've learned to say with this president: never say never."

    We can’t allow elected officials to go unchallenged when they make make racist statements. That's why we must hold Kobach accountable.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos demanding Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach resign from office immediately.

  • Denounce the Koch Brothers - Add Your Name Now

    CBS NEWS: Koch Brothers' network will drop almost $1 billion on 2016 elections.

    After spending $400 million dollars in failed attacks against President Obama in 2012, the Koch Brothers are doubling down and preparing to spend almost a billion dollars over the next two years.

    We have to send the message that our democracy isn’t for sale. Sign your name to denounce the Koch Brothers and what their reckless spending is doing to our country.

  • Add Your Name: Stop Voter Suppression

    “It's Not 'Necessary' To Restore Key Part Of Voting Rights Act, Top Republican Says” – Huffington Post

    Republican leadership is refusing to act on voting rights, leaving minorities in battleground states like New Hampshire vulnerable to voter suppression.

    Last year, the Roberts Court gutted the historic Voting Rights Act and struck down a provision that helped prevent states from passing restrictive laws intended to suppress the minority vote. Now the GOP is defending that action in the hope they can win an advantage at the polls in the 2016 Presidential election.

    It’s despicable. No citizen who can legally vote should be denied his or her rights. Stand with Democrats in demanding an end to voter suppression. Add your name now!

  • UPDATE: Sign the petition: Our immigration system is broken. Bring Angelo Cabrera back.

    Angelo Cabrera on graduation day from his masters programAbout one month ago, Daily Kos started a petition to bring Angelo Cabrera home to New York. Now, we have outstanding news for you—Angelo’s case has been reopened by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

    Daily Kos was the first major organization to begin the drumbeat to bring Angelo home. Because of our community, we may be able to change this man’s life and shed light on the horrible, broken immigration system we have in the U.S.A.

    Together, we can win this.

    Please, take a moment to make two quick phone calls to these two influential decision makers—Carlos Guevara at DHS (202-447-3867) and Ricardo Scheller at CBP (415-782-9201). Use the sample script in the box below. Then, fill out this questionnaire.

    Can’t call or want to do more? Click submit to sign and send the petition below to DHS to bring Angelo home to New York.

    Please feel free to customize the message below to your unique words. Form letters are ok, but personalized messages have more impact.

  • Send a message to your House Democrat: Why oppose the People’s Budget?

    Good news? A majority of House Democrats—96, a record high number—just voted for the People’s Budget by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which put our policy priorities on the table by creating 8 million good jobs and protecting essential services we all rely on.

    Bad news? Your Congressmember was one of the 86 Democrats who voted “no.”

    The People’s Budget was a stand-alone vote, so it’s not like members of Congress had to choose between voting for it and another budget that could pass the Republican Congress.

    While they may have had reasons, a “no” vote undermined the People’s Budget and its priorities. Incredibly, some of the “no” votes were from members of the Progressive Caucus.

    Please send a message to your Democratic Congressmember expressing your disapproval that they voted “no”—and ask for an explanation.

  • Tell Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio: Denounce Florida’s climate change gag order

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to denounce Florida’s climate change gag order.

    Earlier this month, Governor Rick Scott got caught banning officials from Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection from using the words “climate change” on grounds that it is not proven to be a “true fact.”

    Rick Scott’s gag order isn’t just limited to climate change. State employees have also been barred from using the terms “sustainability,” “global warming,” and “sea level rise.”

    This extreme ideological and anti-science move impinges on the rights of state employees while endangering a coastal state like Florida that is under high risk from the effects of climate change.

    We can’t allow Florida’s climate change denial policy to spread and become acceptable in American politics. That’s why we need to make sure that two presidential hopefuls from Florida—Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio—quickly and clearly denounce Gov. Rick Scott’s gag order and call for it to end.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to denounce Florida’s climate change gag order.

  • Tell the NRA: Stay Out of Our Doctor's Offices

    This year, gun deaths are set to surpass car accidents as the leading cause of death of young people for the first time ever. But even so, the gun lobby claims that gun violence isn't a public health issue — and they're going so far as to push legislation to make it illegal for doctors and pediatricians to ask their patients about gun ownership.

    It's a doctor's duty to ask questions about things that affect their patients' health and well-being. That's why the medical community considers talking to parents about safe firearm storage just as important as discussing the risks associated with swimming pools, second-hand smoking, and riding without car seats or seat belts.

    NRA-backed bills have been introduced all over the country to punish pediatricians who ask parents whether they have guns in their homes and to prohibit doctors from recording this information in medical files. The American Medical Association, the country’s biggest association of physicians, has come out against these “gag order” laws because research has shown that parents who talk about gun storage with their children’s pediatricians are more likely to adopt safe and responsible gun storage practices.

    Keep the NRA out of doctor's offices. Sign the petition and ask your governor to allow pediatricians to have life-saving conversations with parents about safe gun storage.

  • Thank You for calling your Democratic member of Congress. How did it go?

    Thank you for taking the time to call your Democratic member of Congress, urging them to vote “yes” on the People’s Budget.

    While we do not expect this Republican Congress to pass the People’s Budget, it is important that House Democrats hear from their constituents and send a powerful message of where our priorities lie. That’s why your call mattered so much.

    Please fill out the form below, and let us know how the call went. Were you able to get a commitment from the office of your member of Congress?

  • Tell your Democratic member of Congress: Vote for the People’s Budget

    Congress will vote on the federal budget this week, and the GOP majority will propose draconian cuts to essential services while demanding tax breaks for wealthy corporations.

    But there is a better way. The House Progressive Caucus has sponsored the People’s Budget—which puts jobs, the economy, education and Social Security expansion as top priorities. And it levels the playing field by creating real economic opportunity for all.

    Over 140,000 Americans have signed our joint petition to support the People’s Budget, and now it is time to call and e-mail your member of Congress and request that they vote “yes.”

    We do not expect the People’s Budget to pass this Republican Congress, but we must get as many House Democrats as possible to vote “yes” to send a powerful message.

    Please enter your zip code below to get your member of Congress’ phone number and make a quick phone call with the generated script. Afterwards, please click to send them an e-mail.

  • Help Stop Preventable Child Gun Deaths

    The easiest way to prevent unintentional child gun deaths is to make sure that guns are stored locked and unloaded. About a third of children in the U.S. live in homes with guns, and because many of those guns aren't stored safely and securely, American kids are 16 times more likely to be unintentionally shot and killed than kids in other developed countries.

    We can eliminate unintentional child gun deaths, but in order to do that, we MUST commit to promoting safe storage and holding irresponsible gun owners accountable. We also have to make sure that doctors aren't barred from talking to parents about safe firearm storage, just as they would discuss the risks associated with swimming pools, second-hand smoke, and riding without car seats or seat belts.

    Tell your state lawmakers to support laws that encourage safe gun storage and will save innocent lives.

  • Tell Congress to Close the Terror Gap: Suspected Terrorists Shouldn’t Be Able To Buy Guns

    Common sense says that if someone is considered too dangerous to board a plane, they shouldn't be able to pass a background check and buy a gun. But people on the terrorist watch list can purchase guns legally because there is no law blocking them from being able to do so.

    The NRA has consistently opposed legislation that would close this dangerous loophole. To this day, there is nothing preventing suspected terrorists from legally buying guns in the U.S.

    As terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda and ISIS call for attacks on American soil, it’s more important than ever that we take every precaution to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns within our borders.

    Tell Congress to close the terror gap, and stop suspected terrorists from being able to buy guns legally in America.

  • Sign the petition: Tell Pearson to stop spying on our kids!

    Big Brother really is watching.

    In 12 states and the District of Columbia, students are taking the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers) exam. We’ve just learned that Pearson–the largest for-profit education, testing and publishing company in the world–is monitoring what those students say on social media for “test security."

    Even if you don't live in a PARCC state, this behavior should concern us all. Pearson is involved in education in nearly every state, with testing contracts in 21 states, plus Washington, D.C., New York City and Puerto Rico. In total, 39 percent of all standardized tests in the United States are run by Pearson.

    This has gone too far. Student privacy is a serious issue. We need to know who Pearson is watching, what they do with the data and what agreements they have with states to monitor what our kids are saying.

    Sign the petition by Daily Kos & American Federation of Teachers to Pearson: Stop spying on our kids!

  • Sign the petition to President Obama: Federal contractors must disclose campaign contributions

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama said the secret billionaire and big business "dark money" is pulling "our politics into the gutter."

    He can do something about it right now by issuing an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending. And he doesn't need approval from the Boehner-McConnell Congress.

    We deserve to know how much corporations are spending -- either backing politicians who may help them get lucrative government business -- that our tax dollars pay for or -- attacking politicians who do not.

    President Obama must take this simple step right now that will at least shed light on the political influence of corporations that get taxpayer-funded business from the federal government.

    Stand with Daily Kos and Public Citizen and sign the petition to President Obama: Federal contractors must disclose their campaign contributions

  • Sign the Petition to Congress: Protect Our Gun Safety Laws

    NRA lobbyists are pushing a bill in Congress that would allow dangerous people with concealed carry permits from states with the weakest possible standards to carry concealed, loaded weapons in all 50 states.

    To put this in perspective, Florida has more than a million active concealed carry permits, and they let convicted stalkers -- including those from other states -- get these permits through the mail. Are those the people you want carrying hidden, loaded guns in your community?

    Stand with Daily Kos and Everytown and add your name to the petition to Congress. Don't let the weakest link determine national standards. Say NO to the NRA's federal concealed carry bill.

  • Sign the Petition to Congress: Protect Our Gun Safety Laws

    NRA lobbyists are pushing a bill in Congress that would allow dangerous people with concealed carry permits from states with the weakest possible standards to carry concealed, loaded weapons in all 50 states.

    To put this in perspective, Florida has more than a million active concealed carry permits, and they let convicted stalkers -- including those from other states -- get these permits through the mail. Are those the people you want carrying hidden, loaded guns in your community?

    Stand with Daily Kos and Everytown and add your name to the petition to Congress. Don't let the weakest link determine national standards. Say NO to the NRA's federal concealed carry bill.

  • Add your name: Condemn the gang of 47

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos telling Democratic leaders in the Senate to put forward a resolution condemning the 47 Republican senators who are endangering national security to damage the presidency.

    In a truly shocking attempt to derail American diplomatic efforts to limit Iran's nuclear program, 47 Republican Senators wrote a letter to the government of Iran threatening to sabotage any deal that may emerge from the international negotiations currently underway.

    The intent is clear: To prevent President Obama from striking a deal with Iran. We know because Tom Cotton, the author of the letter, stated that he preferred "regime change" in Iran (read: war) to negotiations, and that, "The end of these negotiations isn't an unintended consequence of congressional action. It is very much an intended consequence. A feature, not a bug, so speak."

    Republicans have gotten away with a lot of crazy, awful, dangerous and reckless nonsense since President Obama was elected. But this is truly a new low, and we can't afford not to respond.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Democratic leaders in the Senate to put forward a resolution condemning the 47 Republican senators who are endangering national security to damage the presidency.

  • Urge the FEC to Investigate Scott Walker!

    A watchdog group has charged that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is using his 527 political organization, Our American Revival, "as his exploratory committee [for his presidential run], and in doing so is raising and spending funds that are beyond the contribution limits and source restrictions of the Federal Election Campaign Act.”

    The complaint references press reports saying Walker’s group received two donations of $25,000 and $100,000, while the individual contribution limit to an exploratory committee is only $2,700.

    If Walker has violated these rules, it shows a brazen disregard for the law. The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) should investigate these allegations without delay.

  • Sign the petition: Make Sure Every Vote Counts!

    Speak out against any attempt by the Right to rig the Electoral College!

    Proposals by lawmakers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and, most recently, Michigan to split electoral votes in presidential elections and apportion them based on congressional district or vote percentage, rather than awarding them in the current winner-take-all fashion by popular vote, are outrageously undemocratic and would ignore the will of the voters in these states.

    In light of redistricting, which has created legislative districts in which one political party is overwhelmingly favored, creating a proportional system based on the results by congressional district would be fundamentally unfair -- especially a system pushed specifically to help one political party.

    Any effort to change the way states -- particularly large, presidential battleground states -- apportion their electoral votes should be seen for what it is: a naked power grab, and an exploitation of electoral victories which should allow winners to serve their terms but not rig the system for the foreseeable future.

    Will you join with others across the country to oppose these measures vocally and urge lawmakers not to pursue them any further?

  • Sign and send: Congress should not interfere with the FCC

    For the next two weeks Congress plans to drag the FCC to Capitol Hill a total of FIVE times to question them about net neutrality—and a few other things, like (potentially cutting) FCC funding and a witch hunt about Obama’s involvement.

    This is ludicrous. But it’s no surprise—we completely expected Republicans in Congress to attack the rules through any means necessary.

    To be clear, anything that comes out of Congress will most certainly be worse than the strong, legally enforceable, carefully crafted rules the FCC implemented to protect the internet ecosystem. Congress needs to stay out of this and let the FCC do its job.

    Please, click here to sign and send a petition directly to the offices of the Chairman of the Committees holding hearings this week.

    Please, customize your message with additional messages. Elected officials appreciate hand crafted notes.

  • Sign and send: Congress should not interfere with the FCC

    For the next two weeks Congress plans to drag the FCC to Capitol Hill a total of FIVE times to question them about net neutrality—and a few other things, like (potentially cutting) FCC funding and a witch hunt about Obama’s involvement.

    This is ludicrous. But it’s no surprise—we completely expected Republicans in Congress to attack the rules through any means necessary.

    To be clear, anything that comes out of Congress will most certainly be worse than the strong, legally enforceable, carefully crafted rules the FCC implemented to protect the internet ecosystem. Congress needs to stay out of this and let the FCC do its job.

    Please, click here to sign and send a petition directly to your member of Congress, who sits on one of the committees this week. Each message is specially tailored to address where your member of Congress stands—for or against a free and open internet.

    Please, customize your message with additional messages. Elected officials appreciate hand crafted notes.

  • Support Nationwide Marriage Equality

    Marriage equality is heading back to the Supreme Court, and the Court will likely decide whether or not all couples -- no matter where in our country they may live -- have the right to marry the person they love.

    Will you stand with us on the right side of history? Add your name to our petition in support of full marriage equality for all Americans.

    America is ready – marriage equality is now legal in over 30 states. Many recent polls show a strong majority of Americans support full equality for gay and lesbian couples.

    But despite the overwhelming support for marriage equality, the GOP remains trapped in the past, with almost universal opposition among Republicans in Congress and their candidates for president.

    Say you’re with us. Stand with Democrats and say you support full equality under the law for all couples.



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  • Sign a thank you note to the FCC for strong open internet protections

    The FCC has unveiled the official version of the net neutrality rules we’ve fought so hard to shape. While the lawyers are still reading through the text for any loopholes Big Cable can exploit, these appear to be the strong net neutrality rules needed to protect an open internet.

    The FCC crafted their rules based on Title II authority to reclassify the internet as a telecommunications service, providing them with the soundest legal argument to protect internet users. They explicitly ban paid prioritization, throttling and blocking—all while using “a light touch regulatory approach.”

    This is a long way from where they started in May. The commissioners listened to public opinion and reshaped their views—that’s not an easy thing to do in the current American political environment.

    The week of March 17, the FCC commissioners will begin to face the Republican backlash we expected to see from Congress.

    The FCC has been called to face five…yes, FIVE… House Committee hearings next week. Congressional Republicans are going to drag the FCC through the mud and now we need to show them internet users everywhere appreciate their hard work.

    Please sign a thank you note to the FCC. We will get the notes to FCC Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner Clyburn, and Commissioner Rosenworcel before they face a barrage of ludicrous questions from Republicans in Congress.

  • Denounce the 47 Senators that signed Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    Right-wing super hawk Sen. Tom Cotton made international headlines this week when he organized 46 of his Republican colleagues to write an open letter to Iran in an effort to undermine President Obama’s nuclear negotiations.

    The letter, signed by 47 GOP senators, has sparked one of the biggest backlashes against Republicans in recent memory and has trended on social media as #47traitors.

    Let’s keep the pressure on these 47 senators.

    Sign the petition: The president negotiates foreign policy. Shame on you for signing Tom Cotton’s outrageous and unprecedented letter to Iran.

    P.S. Click here to see a list of the 47 Senators--and their D.C. office numbers--that signed Tom Cotton's letter to the Iranian government.

  • Add Your Name: Stop Voter Suppression

    “It's Not 'Necessary' To Restore Key Part Of Voting Rights Act, Top Republican Says” – Huffington Post

    Republican leadership is refusing to act on voting rights, leaving minorities in battleground states like New Hampshire vulnerable to voter suppression.

    Last year, the Roberts Court gutted the historic Voting Rights Act and struck down a provision that helped prevent states from passing restrictive laws intended to suppress the minority vote. Now the GOP is defending that action in the hope they can win an advantage at the polls in the 2016 Presidential election.

    It’s despicable. No citizen who can legally vote should be denied his or her rights. Stand with Democrats in demanding an end to voter suppression. Add your name now!

  • Tell your GOP senator: Recant your signature

    Right-wing super hawk Sen. Tom Cotton made international headlines this week when he organized 46 of his Republican colleagues to write an open letter to Iran in an effort to undermine President Obama’s nuclear negotiations.

    The letter signed by 47 GOP senators—including your GOP senator—has sparked one of the biggest backlashes against Republicans in recent memory and has trended on social media as #47traitors.

    Let’s keep the pressure on these 47 senators.

    Sign and send the petition: The president negotiates foreign policy. Recant your signature from Tom Cotton’s outrageous and unprecedented letter to Iran.

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  • Tell Governor Jindal to back off his attacks on Planned Parenthood

    Planned Parenthood wants to build a clinic in New Orleans, to increase its capacity to provide women with crucial health care services like cancer screenings, prenatal care, STD testing, birth control and abortion.

    But Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s administration is putting road block after road block in the way, with the ridiculous claim that the people of New Orleans don't need access to adequate reproductive health care.

    But politicians who care more about pandering to their anti-woman base than about protecting access to health care don't seem to care too much about the facts. It's disgraceful — and it needs to stop.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling Governor Jindal that he can’t throw women under the bus on his way to the White House.

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  • Denounce the Koch Brothers - Add Your Name Now

    CBS NEWS: Koch Brothers' network will drop almost $1 billion on 2016 elections.

    After spending $400 million dollars in failed attacks against President Obama in 2012, the Koch Brothers are doubling down and preparing to spend almost a billion dollars over the next two years.

    We have to send the message that our democracy isn’t for sale. Sign your name to denounce the Koch Brothers and what their reckless spending is doing to our country.

  • Tell Congress: No cuts to food stamps

    Earlier this month, the House Agriculture Committee held its first hearing on SNAP. The Republican chairman of that committee, Mike Conaway (TX-11), admits that he has a “personal bias” in favor of drastic cuts and has promised a “soup-to-nuts review” of the program.

    None of the people who use food stamps today are responsible for crashing the economy in 2008. But most have never recovered from that catastrophe – losing jobs, income, and struggling to make ends meet. And yet, they are continually targeted in budget cuts and while the largest corporations have not lost any subsidies or seen any tax increases at all.

    If we want fewer people receiving food stamps, we need more jobs and higher wages, not cruel attacks on the most vulnerable among us.

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Congress to not to cut food stamps.

  • Sign and send: Tell HHS to reverse this rule for pregnant women.

    Right now, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), women can only purchase maternity coverage plans once a year during open enrollment. If a woman becomes pregnant without maternity coverage, she may be forced to pay out of pocket--a pregnancy without maternity care could cost upwards of $20,000.

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could change this on their own, without congressional action. This week 27 senators sent HHS a letter encouraging the agency to create a policy exemption in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which would allow women who become pregnant to sign up for health care, including maternity services as soon as they become pregnant.

    On Thursday, March 12, Daily Kos, RH Reality Check, and the Young Invincibles are visiting HHS to drop off petition signatures calling for a policy change.

    You can help us make a bigger impact at our delivery by sending an email to HHS today, while we are there.

    Please sign and send an email directly to Health and Human Services urging them to allow pregnant women to enroll in health care that includes maternity services outside of the ACA open enrollment period.

  • Sign and send the petition: Don't frack Maryland

    There’s mounting evidence that hydraulic fracturing poses a serious threat to health and the environment. Studies have linked fracking to increased rates of infertility and miscarriages. Some states where fracking is prevalent, like Ohio and Pennsylvania, have seen increased numbers of birth defects and infant mortality.

    In other states, like Oklahoma, there’s increasing evidence linking fracking with the dramatic rise in earthquakes.

    Sign and send the petition to your legislator: Support a moratorium on fracking.

  • Sign the petition: Don't let lawyers use rape survivors’ therapy records. Close consent loopholes.

    When a University of Oregon (UO) rape survivor sued the school earlier this year for bungling her case, campus officials used the student's confidential therapy records in order to counter her claim. Frighteningly enough, this total invasion of privacy is legal.

    Sign the petition from Daily Kos and UltraViolet, telling Congress: Don't let lawyers use rape survivors’ therapy records. Close the consent loophole in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

    Unbelievably, a loophole in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gave UO a right to the student’s medical records.

    In fact, the records of students seeking counseling at their college’s counseling centers are not protected for privacy purposes like other medical records are, meaning that an educational institution can use a student’s trauma to re-victimize them.

    The University of Oregon has shown that desperate administrators will resort to ugly tactics to intimidate students. Its actions here could keep students from seeking the counseling they need at university counseling centers everywhere. And since student-health plans often do not pay for students to see an off-campus counselor--students are left without critical services.

    Stand with survivors. Join Daily Kos and UltraViolet in telling Congress to stop lawyers from using therapy records without consent. Close the privacy loophole.

  • RSVP: National call with Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

    Rahm Emanuel has a big problem standing between him and re-election: Chuy Garcia.

    Rahm has spent four years closing public schools and selling off Chicago to the highest bidder. He thought he could buy himself a second term in office, spending unprecedented sums on his re-election campaign. But despite all the money Rahm raised from his 1 percent friends, Chuy’s grassroots campaign still forced Rahm into a runoff election.

    RSVP here for a national strategy call with Chuy this Monday, March 9, at 8 p.m. ET.

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  • Tell the Federal Reserve board of governors: Retire Scott Alvarez

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling the Federal Reserve Board of Governors to retire Scott Alvarez.

    Did you know that the Federal Reserve’s top lawyer has been undermining regulations behind the scenes since the Bush Administration? But now, he may have met his match: Senator Elizabeth Warren, and you.

    In a Senate Banking Committee hearing last week, Warren blasted General Counsel Scott Alvarez for publicly criticizing Wall Street reform. “The Fed’s general counsel – or anyone at the Fed’s staff,” said Warren, “should not be picking and choosing which rules to enforce based on their personal views.”

    Alvarez joined the Fed during the Reagan administration and became its chief counsel during the George W. Bush era. He is a diehard free-marketer, with a long history of staunch opposition to any regulation of Wall Street. And he doesn't appear to have learned any of the lessons of the financial crisis, even after big bank fraud nearly brought down our economy.

    Alvarez’s outdated ideas put all of us at risk of more bank meltdowns, economic crashes, and too-big-to-fail bailouts. If we ever want to clean up Wall Street’s act, it’s time for the Fed to bring in a new lawyer committed to reining in the big banks.

    Sign the petition from CREDO and Daily Kos telling the federal board of governors to retire Scott Alvarez.

  • Add your name to reject Right-to-Work

    Right-to-Work legislation passed the first hurdle in the state Senate. We have to take a stand and fight back or else Walker and his allies in the GOP could finish their attack on middle-class families by passing it in the state Assembly. They need to hear from you.

    Can you join the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and Daily Kos and tell the GOP don't pass right to work?

  • Join The Movement To End Gun Violence In America

    Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For a generation, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by a broken Congress that has failed to take common-sense steps that will save lives.

    But something is changing. More than 2.5 million mayors, moms, survivors, law enforcement, teachers, gun owners, and everyday Americans have stepped up to demand more of our country and our elected officials -- and it's working.

    Because of this movement, the NRA is losing its grip on state houses across America. In 2015, we will continue to fight for laws that will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people by requiring a simple background check for every gun sale. And we'll hold our lawmakers accountable when they put the gun lobby's interests before the safety of our communities.

    Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town. Sign up here to help bring an end to gun violence in your community and across the country.

  • Don't Militarize Main Street!

    The Department of Defense routinely transfers surplus military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies.

    Under this program, any Main Street in America could begin to look like a war zone.

    Join Daily Kos and Rep Hank Johnson in demanding that Congress pass the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act.

  • Don't Militarize Main Street!

    The Department of Defense routinely transfers surplus military equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies.

    Under this program, any Main Street in America could begin to look like a war zone.

    Join Daily Kos and Rep Hank Johnson in demanding that Congress pass the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act.

  • Signature needed: Support Iowa's efforts to Overturn Citizens United

    All politics ultimately is local. The power of local movements is what led to the passage of 16 state resolutions calling for an amendment to overturn Citizens United and to a majority of United States senators voting in favor of an amendment just three months ago.

    The Iowa towns of Dubuque, Buffalo and Blue Grass have paved the way for something much bigger to happen at the local level by becoming the first towns to call for an amendment in Iowa.

    Will your town be next? Sign the petition and add your name to the growing movement to get dark money out of politics in Iowa.

    This spring, there will be a push to pass a dozen local resolutions in Iowa calling for a constitutional amendment, centered around a Resolutions Week in June. We will deliver your petition signature during these actions. 

  • Dear Republicans: We accept your resignation as the party of "national security"

    Yet again, Republicans have compromised the safety and best interests of the United States to play political power games.

    Thanks to their latest tantrum, the Department of Homeland Security -- the agency dedicated to protecting us from the many threats America faces -- no longer has the funds to operate at necessary levels.

    It’s ridiculous for a party that claims to prioritize national security to furlough 30,000 national security workers and force another 100,000 national security workers to work without pay.

    This is just the latest self-inflicted crisis from the GOP. It is dangerous, it is unnecessary, and it is the height of irresponsibility. If this is their idea of how to protect America, it’s safe to say they are no longer the party of “national security.”

    Sign the petition: Dear Republicans: We accept your resignation as the Party of "national security."

  • Sign the petition: Stand up for debt-free college

    President Obama wants to make community college free and we want to have his back.

    This is the kind of leadership that Americans want and the kind of big idea that Democrats were missing in the last election. It’s good policy and good politics.

    We need Democrats to stand with President Obama in this fight.

    Sign the petition to Congressional Democrats: If you fight, we will fight alongside you.

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  • Tell Republicans: Don’t take maternity care away from women

    Join CREDO and Daily Kos in telling Republicans: Don’t take maternity care away from women.

    The latest attempt to repeal and replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) eliminates the ACA’s historic expansions of coverage for maternity care and birth control. It also strips away protections designed to end decades of gender-biased pricing in the insurance industry.

    Sen. Richard Burr, Sen. Orrin Hatch, and Rep. Fred Upton recently unveiled their replacement for the Affordable Care Act. Their proposal, the “Patient CARE Act,” would significantly roll back the health coverage, guaranteed benefits, and protections women and their families enjoy under the ACA.

    It’s outrageous that, in their zeal to score political points by repealing the ACA, Republicans are willing to do so much damage to women and their families. If enough of us speak out, Republicans will be forced to think twice before passing this bill.

    Please join CREDO and Daily Kos in defending women against Republicans attacks on health care coverage.

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