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    Tell Koch Allies in Congress: Climate Change is Real

    The Koch Brothers profit from producing toxic chemicals, harmful pollutants, carcinogens, and greenhouse gases, and they are funding climate deniers in Congress. Only 3% of scientists worldwide reject climate change science, but in Congress, 56% of Republicans deny that climate change is real. The oil baron Koch brothers have funneled over $30 million so far into 2014 Senate races to make sure that they will continue to profit from polluting our environment. Join Left Action and the...

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    Tell Tea Party Republicans: Women Deserve Equal Pay

    (Petition not fully loading? Click here for the unformatted version) If two workers are doing the same job, have the same experience, and are putting in the same hours, it seems only fair that they should receive the same pay, right? And yet, millions of American workers are being paid nearly one-quarter less – simply because they are women. That's right -- on average, women in America still only make 77 cents for every dollar their male counterparts get for the exact same work....

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    Denounce the Republican Rape Audit Bill

    These men think they can make health care decisions for women.  Tell them they're wrong. House Republicans have gone too far: A panel of 12 men on the House Judiciary Committee actually held hearings on a bill that could allow the IRS to audit survivors of rape or incest for using their contraceptive health care coverage. Forcing women to submit proof of their traumatic experience to government auditors is dehumanizing and unconscionable. Sign here to denounce John Boehner and House...

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    Tell Republicans: Enough Already with the "Repeal Obamacare" Fantasy

    Since the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") became the law of the land, Republicans have voted over 50 times to repeal it. That's 50+ votes to allow insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. 50+ votes against letting parents keep older children on their plans. And 50+ votes to keep tens of millions of uninsured Americans from finally getting coverage. And they're still trying. Even though repeal has no chance of success, even though the Supreme Court upheld...

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    Tell the GOP: Don't Like Obamacare? Open Medicare for All

    (Petition not loading in your browser? Click here for the unformatted version) Republicans have been complaining nonstop since the health care reform effort began, offering nothing in the way of reasonable alternatives, and everything in the way of obstructionism, sabotage, and endless Groundhog Day 'repeal' votes. So it's time to push back and issue them a challenge: "Don't like Obamacare? Improve it by opening Medicare for all." Tell them to pass Congressman Alan Grayson's...

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    Tell Congress: Stop Letting Big Corporations Dodge Taxes

    If corporations are "people," why aren't these ones being arrested for tax evasion? "Between 2008 and 2011, 26 major American corporations paid no net federal income taxes despite bringing in billions in profits, according to a new report from the nonprofit research group Citizens for Tax Justice. CTJ calculates that if the companies had paid the full 35 percent corporate tax rate, they would have put more than $78 billion into government coffers." (source: Mother Jones)...

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    Tell Wisconsin Republicans: "You Want to Secede? Then Leave"

    Yep, they actually went there: "The Wisconsin Republican Party’s Resolutions Committee voted earlier this month in favor of a proposal that says the state GOP 'supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin’s right, under extreme circumstances, to secede.'” (source). We have a message for the Wisconsin Republicans: You want to secede? Then leave. Go. Get the hell out. We're tired of Republican/Tea Party stupidity dragging down the rest of America. Oh, but we're...

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    Pass the "Save our Democracy" Platform: Money is Not Speech

    (Petition not loading properly? Click here for the unformatted version) The Supreme Court's horrendous rulings in the Citizens United and McCutcheon cases have stabbed democracy in the back. As Congressman Alan Grayson said on the night of the Citizens United decision, on MSNBC, "If we do nothing, you can kiss this country goodbye." Now it's time to act. Grayson has filed eight bills to reverse this assault, a "Save Our Democracy" Platform (click to learn more)....

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    Ask Dick Cheney: "Since you don't think waterboarding is torture, will you agree to be waterboarded?"

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney raised eyebrows recently when he claimed that waterboarding wasn't torture.  That's right, waterboarding -- a technique that makes the victim feel like he's drowning -- doesn't count as torture: "Some people called it torture. It wasn’t torture… If I would have to do it all over again, I would." (source) This prompted a truly wonderful response from Maine Senator Angus King: "If he doesn’t think that was torture, I would...

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    Tell Steven Seagal: "We'll Pay for Your Move to Russia!"

    Finally, a silver lining to the Ukraine crisis, care of actor/wingnut Steven Seagal: "Action movie star Steven Seagal said in an interview with the Moscow Times that he is in favor of Russia’s military action in Crimea and that he may someday emigrate to the former Soviet Union...Seagal called Putin 'one of the great world leaders' and said he 'would like to consider him as a brother.'" (source) Send a message to Seagal:  "Don't wait!  Move to Russia...

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