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

    (Senator McCain, posing with radical insurgents) 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...

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    Denounce GOP Plans to Privatize Social Security

    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 two in three seniors – rely on Social Security to make ends meet....

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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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    Fight Back Against the GOP's Bogus Lawsuit

    House Republicans have made history, but not the good kind. For the first time ever, the House of Representatives has voted to sue a sitting President. This Congress has been the least productive in modern history. Now the same obstructive Republicans have voted to sue President Obama for doing the job we elected him to do. Instead of doing their jobs, Republicans have chosen to waste more time with ridiculous political games. Right before they broke for August recess (for a full five weeks...

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