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    Tell the GOP: Stop Blocking the Surgeon General Nominee

    (Petition not loading properly?  Click here for the non-formatted version) With Americans understandably concerned about the Ebola virus, and with misinformation running rampant, it certainly would be helpful to have a trusted public health expert who could educate the American people about the actual risk, and apprise them of the steps necessary to minimize it. This is precisely why the post of Surgeon General was created, and this is precisely the role surgeon generals have played...

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    Sign On: We Won't Forget the Shutdown

    A year ago on October 1st, Republicans shamelessly shut down the government. The results were devastating. Thousands of Americans out of work. An estimated $24 billion economic loss for the country. Make a pledge to keep the Senate blue this November and prevent a Republican shutdown. Sign your name today to join fellow Democrats who are standing up to Tea Party extremism. One year later, we're dangerously close to reliving that nightmare. If Republicans take back the Senate this November,...

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    Denounce Burger King's Tax Dodge Scheme

    (Petition not loading?  Click here for the unformatted version) Burger King is cooking up a new scheme to avoid paying taxes, and as schemes go, it's a whopper: Burger King is in talks to buy doughnut chain Tim Hortons and create a new holding company headquartered in Canada, a move that could shave its tax bill. Such an overseas shift, called a tax inversion, has become increasingly popular among U.S. companies and a hot political issue... In a tax inversion, a U.S. company...

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    Denounce GOP Plans to Privatize Social Security

    (Petition not loading properly? Click here for the unformatted version) Join Senate Democrats & denounce Republicans' plans to privatize Social Security! The New Republic recently reported, "Social Security could decide who controls Congress," noting that Republicans are doing anything they can to undermine and overhaul Social Security. Simply put – a Republican takeover in the Senate would put Social Security in jeopardy. Right now, 59 million Americans – including...

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    Tell the EPA: Don't Keep Fracking Chemicals Secret

    (Petition not loading correctly?  Click here for the unformatted version) Imagine finding out that you've been unknowingly drinking water contaminated by fracking, the extreme process of extracting oil and natural gas by pumping toxic chemicals underground. Now, imagine that you don't know, and aren't allowed to know, what's making your water toxic. Tell the EPA: Fracking chemicals need to be disclosed. Fracking is an extreme method of extracting oil and natural gas by pumping toxic...

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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 Dick Cheney: "How dare you lecture us on Iraq!"

    Send a message to Dick Cheney.  "How dare you lecture us on Iraq!" After the disastrous foreign policy record of the Bush-Cheney administration -- including launching an unnecessary war in Iraq -- it takes an unbelievable amount of chutzpah for Dick Cheney to lecture President Obama...about Iraq. And yet, that's exactly what Dick Cheney has done, again and again and again.  Taking foreign policy advice from Dick Cheney is like getting fire safety tips from an arsonist....

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    Challenge Chris Christie: "You're 'Tired' of Hearing about the Minimum Wage? Then Try Living on It"

    Millions of Americans strive to make ends meet while working in minimum-wage jobs. And given that it's fallen by one third (in inflation-adjusted terms) since 1968, that's getting harder and harder to do. But Governor Chris Christie doesn't want to talk about ways to fix this, since… well, he's tired of hearing about it: “I have to tell you the truth,” said Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate. “I’m tired of hearing about the minimum wage. I really...

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    Tell Susan G. Komen to Refuse Donations from Fracking Companies

    (Petition not loading properly? Click here for the unformatted version) The Susan G. Komen Foundation is taking $100,000 from a fracking company that is turning their drill bits "pink" for breast cancer awareness. Fracking company Baker Hughes, a $27 billion company, is donating $100,000 to Susan G. Komen to help fund research to find a cure for breast cancer and sending 1,000 "pink" oil and gas drilling bits around the world. If Baker Hughes really wanted to find a cure for...

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    Denounce Rob Astorino for Ignoring Women's Equality

    (Petition not loading correctly? Click here for the unformatted version) New York Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino has not only ignored the growing demand for women's equality, but has actively supported an anti-women agenda. To justify his opposition to the historic Women's Equality Act, Rob Astorino has spread misinformation about the legislation that would legally provide equal rights to New York women, calling it "ghastly." New York deserves better than a candidate who is anti...

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