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    Thank You Jimmy Carter

    We just learned the sad news that President Carter has been diagnosed with cancer. Jimmy Carter spent his presidency and the decades after as a tireless advocate for international peace, democracy and human rights. Will you please join us in signing LeftAction's card thanking President Carter for his years of service? The whole nation is rooting for you Mr. President.                                    ...

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    Don't Let Republicans Raise the Social Security Retirement Age to 70

    SIGN YOUR NAME: Don't let Republicans raise the Social Security retirement age to 70 >> Millions depend on Social Security to provide them with a safe and secure retirement, but Republicans are continuing their attempts to dismantle this very successful program. In the latest attack, leading Republican Presidential contender Jeb Bush suggested we raise the retirement age to 70! Take action → Don't let Bush and Republicans Raise the Social Security Retirement Age to 70. Progressive...

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    Thank You, Jon Stewart

    After 16 incredible years, Jon Stewart is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. And while his show has been one of the funniest on TV, Stewart hasn't just entertained, he has often been simply the best at taking apart absurd talking points and political positions and the politicians who spout them.  And for many of us dealing with right-wing insanity on a nonstop basis, Stewart's show provided a much needed daily dose of sanity. So while we're happy for him, and we look forward to...

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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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    Denounce Trump’s Disgusting Comments

    Donald Trump has made a splash in politics entering the GOP presidential race, and wasted no time in stirring up controversy. In his first speech as a candidate, Trump actually referred to immigrants as “drug dealers” and “rapists”. Join the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in denouncing Trump’s disgusting remarks. Our country has been made great by the hard work of generations of immigrants over the course of our history. To so crudely characterize those...

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    Stop Monsanto's Dream Bill

    Monsanto's Dream Bill (H.R. 1599) has passed the House of Representatives and will prohibit any state efforts to require labeling of genetically engineered foods (GMOs). We have to stop this effort in the Senate! The Grocery Manufacturers Association, an industry group that represents Monsanto, Nestlé, Dow and Pepsi, is pushing this bill because it would let them continue to keep quiet about their production and use of GMO foods. We need to make sure Senators hear from their actual...

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    Don't Frack Public Lands!

    Tell Congress: Ban fracking on public lands. Fracking has already caused serious damage to our public lands, particularly in the areas that serve to buffer America’s most precious national parks and monuments. By the end of 2014, oil and gas companies had leases on over 34 million acres of public land, and over 200 million more acres are currently being targeted for drilling. No amount of regulation will protect us or our public lands from the impacts of fracking. Regulated fracking still...

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    Thank Obama & EPA for Bold Climate Action!

    It's official: for the first time EVER, we have national limits on carbon pollution from America's existing power plants—our largest source of carbon dioxide emissions. This is a huge step forward for climate action. Climate change is an undeniable problem and is one of the greatest challenges we face today. The Clean Power Plan will slash dangerous climate pollution significantly by setting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants. Take action: Thank...

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    Help Tammy Defeat Mark Kirk

    Mark Kirk has proven again and again that he’s not looking out for Illinois’ families. Kirk put his Wall Street backers first by voting to repeal Dodd-Frank banking reform. He voted against equal pay for women, childcare to support working moms, and nutrition aid for expectant women. And he was recently caught on a hot mic during a Senate committee meeting making a sexist joke. It’s no wonder that he’s been called “the most vulnerable Senator in the country....

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    Restore the Voting Rights Act

    Our right to vote is fundamental to our democracy. Yet, obstacles still prevent many Americans from electing their representatives and voting on key issues in their community, state, and our nation. Add your name to join Ted Strickland: It’s time to restore the Voting Rights Act. Even with expanded early voting, challenges still keep citizens home on Election Day. Ted Strickland believes it is wrong to keep Americans from fulfilling their constitutional right to vote. Thanks to...

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