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    Tell the Sunday Shows: Stop Featuring John McCain as a Foreign Policy Expert

    (Thanks for taking action! Keep going!) In 2013, John McCain made twenty-five appearances on various Sunday network talk shows -- often criticizing those opposed to military intervention in Syria. And yet, if Senator McCain had his way, we'd be arming radical insurgents in Syria and fighting them on-the-ground after they cross over the border into Iraq. Last year, as President Obama considered arming Syrian rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad, Senator McCain snuck into the...

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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 Senate: No Guns for Domestic Abusers

    (Petition not loading correctly? Click here for the unformatted version) Forty-six women in America are shot to death each month by a current or former husband or boyfriend. Yet abusers with a history of domestic violence can easily buy weapons from private sellers online or at gun shows without a background check. It’s a loophole that puts women at risk – and Congress needs to take action to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and other dangerous people. The facts don't...

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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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    Congress: Pass Expanded Gun Background Checks

    (Petition not loading properly? Click here for the unformatted version) After shootings at Tucson, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Newtown, Congress stalled and failed. Since the Sandy Hook massacre, there have been 16 more mass shootings in communities across America. Still nothing. This must end. But our public officials seem more interested in political theater and special interest threats than in leadership. More than 90% of Americans say that they support fixing the criminal background check...

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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 Walmart: Don't Get Seafood from Slave Labor

    A six-month investigation by The Guardian has found that the Thai fishing industry is "built on slavery", with trafficked workers enduring 20-hour shifts, regular beatings, torture and execution-style killings. Some are even driven to suicide, all to support the flow of cheap farmed prawns and shrimp sold around the world. And the revelations don't end there. Three big global retailers — Walmart, Carrefour and Costco — are all named as customers of a seafood supplier in...

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    Stop Another Government Shutdown!

    Republicans are at it again. Rather than helping the American people, they’re creating more gridlock. If Republicans win the Senate this November, and Mitch McConnell becomes the Senate Majority Leader, he promises to confront the President with two choices: Pass ridiculous Republican policies or risk another government shutdown. As McConnell put it: "That's something [President Obama] won't like, but that will be done. I guarantee it." McConnell would put our economy in...

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    Stop the GOP's Attacks on the EPA

    (Petition not loading?  Click here for the unformatted version) Republicans in Congress are leaving no stone unturned when it comes to attacking the environment. And now they are doubling-down on their irresponsible and dangerous positions by going after the Environmental Protection Agency. Recently the House Appropriations Committee voted to cut the EPA’s budget by $717 million. This is just one of many ways they are undermining President Obama’s historic efforts to...

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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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