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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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    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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    Tell PepsiCo to Commit to Slavery-Free Palm Oil

    Palm oil. From the moment you wake up and eat your breakfast, to brushing your teeth just before you go to bed, the chances are you have already consumed palm oil dozens of times. This ingredient touches almost every aspect of our lives and palm oil also been shown to be produced by workers and children trapped in modern slavery. The vast majority of global palm oil comes from plantations in tropical countries, where journalists and workers’ rights organizations have documented...

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    Tell Democrats: Stop Running Away From Democratic Values & Achievements

    (Petition not loading? Click here for the unformatted version) One of the more frustrating parts of this past election was watching the trouncing of the large numbers of Democratic candidates who tried to pretend they were not Democrats, but rather, "Republican Lite." Frustrating, because we've seen this strategy fail again and again. Voters who want Republicans vote Republican. Frustrating, because we've got real achievements to run on. Democrats created Social Security and...

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