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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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    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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    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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    Demand Republicans Give Up Their Salaries in a Shutdown

    (Petition not loading? Click here for the unformatted version) Republican leaders are once again threatening a government shutdown. Even though the last one accomplished nothing, and even though it cost us $24 billion. Enough is enough. If Republicans are going to force America to endure this hardship, then they need to feel the pain themselves. Sign the petition, and demand that Republicans in Congress promise to give up their salaries if they force a shutdown. And to be clear, we...

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    Stand Up: Oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline

    When the new Senate convenes in January, we will face a defining moment in the fight to combat climate change.   The Senate is poised to vote once again on legislation which would permit the development of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry Canadian tar sands—some of the dirtiest oil in the world—across the continental United States. This legislation would further big fossil fuel interests and encourage the continuing ravages of carbon pollution while creating few...

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    Tell Boehner: "Stop Whining about Immigration, and Pass a Bill!"

    (Petition not displaying correctly? Click here for the unformatted version) More than a year ago, the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill by an overwhelming vote. And all indications were that it would pass the House, if given a chance. But John Boehner has refused to even hold a vote. For more than a year. On this bill, or any comprehensive immigration reform bill. So now he wants to complain because the President has taken action? We've got a message for Boehner:...

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    Thank You, President Obama

    (Petition not displaying correctly?  Click here for the unformatted version) For six long years, Congressional Republicans have refused to act on a range of critical issues, including immigration reform. In fact, when an immigration bill passed the Senate, Speaker Boehner refused to even bring it up for a vote. Republicans refused to act, so President Obama went ahead without them, using his lawful power as president to take executive action. Not surprisingly, Republicans have...

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    Help Build a World Without Hate

    One hate crime is too many. That's why ADL is taking steps every day, and has done so for the past century, to fight hate and bigotry and foster respect among all people. And that is why we continue to stand together on everything from a better federal response to bullying to legislation to end discrimination in the workplace. This mission is only growing more urgent in today's world. As anti-Semitism is yet again on the rise and as hate crimes and discriminatory acts show no signs of waning...

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