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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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    Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference!

    (Petition not loading correctly? Click here for the unformatted version) The Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby to declare AGAIN that corporations are people. Now your boss gets to put their personal beliefs ahead of your access to critical, quality health care. But Senate Democrats are fighting back with a new bill, the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act, to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision. Join Senate Democrats in protecting women’s health from corporations. In a...

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    Tell Wendy's: Help End Slavery in Florida's Tomato Fields

    (Petition not loading properly? Click here for the unformatted version) “Antonio Martinez stood in the hot sun, exhausted from a cross-country journey, and waited. Just 21 years old, he had travelled from Mexico to the U.S. with the promise of a well-paid construction job in California. But now he stood in a field in central Florida, listening to one man pay another man $500 to own him.” (1) Just a few years ago, stories like Antonio’s were frighteningly common. The situation...

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    Tell Congress: End the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

    (Petition not loading correctly? Click here for the unformatted version) Factory farms are a breeding ground for bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics — superbugs — that are creating a serious public health crisis. Today, 80% of antibiotics used in the U.S. are used in agriculture. It is now common practice on factory farms to feed animals regular, low doses of antibiotics even when they're not sick — largely to compensate for stressful, crowded, filthy conditions. Many...

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    Tell President Obama: Don't Approve Keystone XL

    (Petition not loading correctly?  Click here for the unformatted version) President Obama put it best when he said: "Climate change is a fact. And when our children's children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did." We need to tell him how important it is he reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, and ensure his pro-environment legacy. Here are the facts:...

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    Tell Marco Rubio to Face the Reality of Climate Change!

    (Petition not loading properly? Click here for the unformatted version) Senator Marco Rubio of Florida is suffering from a severe case of climate denier syndrome. Here's what he said in a recent interview: "I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it." You read that right. Senator Marco Rubio, presidential hopeful and senator of a state suffering directly from the impact of climate change, doesn...

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    Tell the FDA to Label Genetically Engineered Foods!

    (Petition not loading properly? Click here for the unformatted version) Monsanto, Nestlé, Dow and Pepsi don't want genetically engineered foods to be labeled, but more than 90% of Americans do. The Food and Drug Administration could require mandatory GMO labeling as part of their new nutrition label, and give people the right to know what's in their food. Fill out the form to the right, add your name to the message below, and we'll submit a comment on your behalf to the FDA before the...

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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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    Declare a Public Health Emergency: Stop Shutting off the Water in Detroit

    (Petition not loading correctly? Click here for the unformatted version) The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is shutting off water at thousands of Detroit residences each week, even if their account debt was incurred by previous owners. That means families don't have water to drink, wash their hands or flush their toilets in their own homes. This is a clear violation of the human right to water, and without access to water, lack of sanitation poses serious health concerns. The U.S....

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    Pledge to vote against gun violence in 2014

    If members of the Congress refuse to change the laws to reduce gun violence, then we need to change the members of Congress. On January 8, 2011, a mentally ill young man shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in the head, killed six of her constituents, and wounded 12 others. Since that tragedy in Tucson, America has seen too many more mass shootings -- but no response from Congress. That's why Rep. Gabby Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly are asking you to join them in supporting candidates who back...

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