Current Actions

  • Tell Capital Metro: Ask the City of Austin for Space to Run a Fast and Efficient Mass Transit System

    To address our transportation challenges and meet our climate goals, we must have a strong plan to make mass transit work for Austin.

    On Dec. 17, the Capital Metro Board of Directors will vote on a Project Connect system plan — which lays out a vision for where new routes will go and what level of service they will receive.

    The proposed plan is a good start, but it falls well short of the vision of prioritizing moving people instead of cars.

    While it does identify two or three priority routes for high-capacity transit in dedicated lanes, most of the rest of the system would consist of buses mixed in with traffic. It has been difficult to tell from public presentations if the transit agency has asked the city of Austin to provide dedicated space on key streets for either light rail or bus rapid transit.

    Please send an email to the Capital Metro Board of Directors to ask for its support to make this plan as strong as possible before it adopts the plan on Dec. 17.

    Send Your Email Now to Support Fast and Efficient Mass Transit for Austin

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    Tell Congress: Medicare-for-All Now

    Momentum is building for Medicare-for-All — the only REAL solution to our country’s health care crisis.

    Congress must finally deliver on the imperative of guaranteeing health care to all Americans as a matter of right.

    Add Your Name Now

    Health care is a right. We must end the “pay or die” for-profit insurance nightmare once and for all. Medicare-for-All now!

  • Email Mayor Bowser and Ask Her to Sign and Fund the Pay-to-Play Reform Bill
  • Email Mayor Bowser and Ask Her to Sign and Fund the Pay-to-Play Reform Bill
  • Thank Your Representative for Supporting the Green New Deal

    Call your representative today to applaud their support for the Green New Deal — the first climate plan in history that proposes action commensurate with the scale and the urgency of the crisis we face.

    Our climate champs need to know that we have their backs and are counting on them to press their colleagues to join them in supporting this bold climate plan.

    Call Your Representative Right Now

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your representative.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message: “I’m calling today to thank my representative for endorsing the Green New Deal. Climate should be a top priority for the new Congress, and I hope (REPRESENTATIVE NAME) will urge their colleagues to join them in support of this bold action plan.

    Please use the space below to let us know you called and how it went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Tell Your Representative: Support the Green New Deal

    Call your representative today to urge support for the Green New Deal — the first climate plan in history that proposes action commensurate with the scale and the urgency of the crisis we face.

    Congress breaks for recess in just two days — meaning this is our last chance to ensure climate change is a priority when the new Congress kicks off in January.

    Call Your Representative Right Now

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your representative.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message: “I’m calling today to ask my representative to make climate a top priority by endorsing the Green New Deal. Can I count on (REPRESENTATIVE NAME) to support this bold action plan?

    Please use the space below to let us know you called and how it went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Email Mayor Bowser and Ask Her to Sign & Fund the Pay-to-Play Reform Bill

     

  • Tell New York Legislators: Bring Democracy Reforms to New York Immediately

    Starting on Dec. 11, the New York State Assembly and Senate will begin retreats at which they decide their priorities for the coming year.

    We need you to call key New York legislators and ensure that their agendas live up to the demands of their constituents — who want comprehensive reforms that strengthen our democracy.

    Call Key New York Legislators Right Now

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call our toll-free hotline (866) 864-8567 to be transferred to your elected representative or the office of a state senator or assemblyperson who is in a key position to make democracy reforms a priority.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message: “I’m calling today to urge the legislator to make democracy reforms a priority in the upcoming session. Please create a small donor public financing system and pass both early voting for two weekends and automatic voter registration that is not limited to the Department of Motor Vehicles as many New Yorkers don’t drive.”

    3. Fill out the form below to let us know how your call went!

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Urge Democratic Leader and Presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Support a Green New Deal

    Our future existence depends on immediate and bold action on climate change — assertive moves that haven’t been seriously “on the table,” even among Democrats.

    As David Roberts wrote for Vox, incoming U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal is “perhaps the first time in U.S. history that a Democrat has proposed a plan for addressing climate change that actually scales to the problem and has some chance of influencing the party’s agenda.”

    We need Democratic leadership to lead on climate by supporting this plan.

    Add Your Name to Call for the Immediate Creation of a Green New Deal

    We, the undersigned, call on Democratic Leader and presumptive Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to support the creation of a Select Committee on a Green New Deal tasked with writing a plan to fix the climate crisis within 10 years — a national, industrial, economic mobilization plan that will equitably transform our society and be in line with what scientists have made clear is necessary to avoid irreversible and catastrophic climate change.

  • Attend the Capital Metro Board of Directors Vote on the Austin Transit Plan

    Capital Metro has spent the past two years developing a plan to bring mass transit to Austin. That plan is called Project Connect and we desperately need it to chart a decisive path forward to address Austin’s transportation challenges and meet our climate goals.

    On Dec. 17, the Capital Metro Board of Directors will vote on a Project Connect system plan — which shows where new routes will go and what level of service they will receive.

    The proposed system plan would be a big step forward for Austin, but still needs significant improvement in one area - prioritizing road space for public transportation. While it does identify two priority routes for high-capacity transit in dedicated lanes, most of the rest of the system would consist of buses mixed in with traffic.

    Capital Metro says that the priority needs to be about moving people, not cars. Let’s show that that is a priority for the people of Austin, too.

    Please attend the Capital Metro Board of Directors meeting to support strengthening the plan before it is adopted.

    WHAT: Capital Metro Board of Directors Meeting to Vote on Austin Transit Plan
    WHEN: 12 - 2 p.m., Mon., Dec. 17
    WHERE: Capital Metro Headquarters and Administration offices (2910 E 5th St.)
    We’ll have some signs, but feel free to bring your own.

    Sign Up Now to Attend the Capital Metro Board Meeting

  • Tell Capital Metro: Austin Needs an Ambitious Mass Transit System

    To address our transportation challenges and meet our climate goals, we must have a strong plan to make mass transit work for Austin.

    On Dec. 17, the Capital Metro Board of Directors will vote on a Project Connect system plan — which determines where new routes will go and what level of service they will receive.

    The proposed plan is a good start, but it falls well short of the vision of prioritizing moving people instead of cars.

    While it does identify two priority routes for high-capacity transit in dedicated lanes, most of the rest of the system would consist of buses mixed in with traffic. And key transit routes that were identified in early drafts to serve north and east Austin have been removed from the plan.

    Please send an email to the Capital Metro Board of Directors urging them to strengthen the plan before they adopt it on Dec. 17.

    Send Your Email Now to Support Mass Transit for Austin

  • Tell Your Senators: No Poison Pill Riders in the Spending Bills

    Call your senators today and tell them to hold strong against any attempt to sneak poison pill riders into the must-pass spending bills.

    One of the riders being slipped into the bills stops enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, which helps to keep secret political money out of churches and other tax-deductible non-profits. If the rider passes, it could result in an extra billion dollars per election cycle injected into our political system.

    Congress needs to hear from you that you want a clean budget with no poison pill riders that unleash even more secret money into our politics.

    Call Your U.S. Senators Right Now

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your senator.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message: “I’m calling today to request that the senator reject any poison pill riders in this year’s spending bills, particularly ones that undermine our democracy and block enforcement of the Johnson Amendment.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    Please use the space below to let us know you called and how it went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Call on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC to Cover Climate

    The near absence of climate coverage from TV broadcasts makes it hard to raise awareness about the current and imminent threats posed by global warming.

    We can't solve the climate crisis if we aren't talking about it.

    Add Your Name to the Petition Calling For More and Better Climate Coverage

    We, the undersigned, call on ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and NBC to cover climate with the urgency it deserves and the urgency it requires if we are going to raise public awareness to the level necessary for bold and immediate climate action.

    We want access to more and better reporting on the scope of the crisis and the solutions at hand to address it.

    We demand that you stop giving voice to climate deniers who distort and deliberately disseminate misinformation about climate science and its field of experts.

    We urge you to cover climate.

  • Email Your Senators: Oppose the AV START Act

     

  • RSVP for the Dirty Deely Coal Plant Shutdown Celebration in San Antonio

    Join us to celebrate the closure of San Antonio's oldest, dirtiest coal plant and the amazing community leaders who were critical in achieving this victory.

    Public Citizen and our partners in the Climate Action SA coalition are thrilled to celebrate the shutdown of the J.T. Deely coal-fired power plant. We’ll have live music, food, drink and lots of good company.

    Come ready to make merry with the sounds of The Indigenauts and Los Nahuatlatos!

    WHAT: Dirty Deely Coal Plant Shutdown Celebration
    WHEN: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15
    WHERE: Galleria Guadalupe (723 S Brazos St)

    There will be complimentary parking, but we encourage you to take the bus!

    This is an important step in our fight to achieve climate justice and improve air quality in San Antonio.

    We still have a lot of work to do — including securing a shutdown date for CPS Energy’s Spruce coal-fired power plant — but it’s important to celebrate the progress we have made.

    This party is kid-friendly, free and open to everyone. Come celebrate with us!

    RSVP to Join Us

  • Urge Your Senators to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Investigation Into Foreign Interference in Our Elections

    As the news breaks that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty in court and that Trump is considering pardoning his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort — indicted by Special Counsel Mueller for fraud and conspiracy — the importance of the special counsel’s investigation has never been more clear.

    But threats against Mueller are escalating, so we need to act fast to ensure the Senate advances the bipartisan bill that was introduced earlier this year to protect the special counsel.

    Call Your U.S. Senators Right Now and Urge Them to Demand a Vote on the Mueller Protection Bill

    It takes just a minute or two, and you won’t have to debate policy with anybody.

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your senator.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message: “I am calling to urge the senator to push for a vote on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act. We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections — and this crucial bill shouldn’t be stonewalled. Thank you for your time.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    Please use the space below to let us know you called and how it went.

  • Sign the Petition: NASA Should Not Sell Out to Corporations

    NASA’s mission is to “pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.” Until now, the agency has been void of the usual commercial intrusions that we experience while grounded on Earth.

    But the Trump administration is seeking to change that.

    NASA is exploring the possibility of selling naming rights to rockets and spacecraft, as well as allowing astronauts — whose salaries are paid for by the American public — to appear in commercials and on cereal boxes.

    Selling naming rights to NASA spacecraft and allowing astronauts to be used in commercials would dishonor and degrade the space agency today and long into the future.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to abandon plans to permit corporate naming rights on NASA spacecraft and astronauts to take corporate endorsement deals. We ask you to respect our shared public space agency and the legacy of the generations that built them.

  • Urge Your Senator to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Investigation Into Foreign Interference in Our Elections

    With threats against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation escalating, we need the bipartisan bill introduced earlier this year to protect the special counsel more than ever.

    But U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is blocking the bill from advancing to the Senate floor for a vote.

    We need to speak out to protect Mueller before it’s too late.

    Call U.S. Senator Mike Lee Right Now

    It takes just a minute or two, and you won’t have to debate policy with anybody.

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call 801-524-5933.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message: “I am calling to urge the senator to allow a vote on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act. We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections — and this crucial bill shouldn’t be stonewalled. Thank you for your time.

    Please use the space below to let us know you called and how it went.

  • Urge Your Senator to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Investigation Into Foreign Interference in Our Elections

    With threats against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation escalating, we need the bipartisan bill introduced earlier this year to protect the special counsel more than ever.

    But U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is blocking the bill from advancing to the Senate floor for a vote.

    We need to speak out to protect Mueller before it’s too late.

    Call U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell Right Now

    It takes just a minute or two, and you won’t have to debate policy with anybody.

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call (859) 224-8286.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message: “I am calling to urge the senator to allow a vote on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act. We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections — and this crucial bill shouldn’t be stonewalled. Thank you for your time.

    Please use the space below to let us know you called and how it went.

  • Join Us at the D.C. Council Vote Tues. Dec. 4th

    RSVP below to attend the D.C. Council vote on the D.C. pay-to-play reform bill (B22-0107).

    Even after a successful first vote, big corporate donors like those in the real estate and construction industry are still lobbying through the D.C. Chamber of Commerce and other Big Business groups against this crucial reform bill.

    We must show up and ensure that the voices of the people are heard.

    Join us at 2:30 p.m. outside Room 500 in the Wilson Building to get a blue democracy T-shirt, so we can make clear to councilmembers that you're with the pro-reform, anti-corruption group — not the group of Big Business lobbyists trying to keep this bill from passing.

    WHO: Public Citizen, concerned citizens, D.C. democracy coalition members and you!

    WHEN: 3 p.m. (meet at 2:30), Tuesday, December 4. If you can't make it until a little later, still please plan to attend. You can find us in our blue "People Powered Democracy" shirts.

    WHERE: Room 500, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Metro Center and Federal Triangle are the closest metro stops.

    Add Your Name Now to RSVP to Attend

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    It's Down to the Final Vote: Take the Next Step

    Call Chair Mendelson and Your Key Councilmembers and Urge Them to Vote Yes on the Pay-to-Play Reform Bill Tuesday, December 4

    We need a veto-proof majority to ensure the sweeping pay-to-play reform bill passes, so please raise your voice to help ensure we get the votes during the final Council vote on December 4.

    Call Council Chair Phil Mendelson at (202) 724-8032.

    Then call the Council General Number (202) 724-8000 and ask to be connected to the councilmember listed below.

    If you don't know your Ward, please call Councilmember Anita Bonds (At-Large) at 202-724-8064.

    Wards 1, 6 & 7: Call At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds. Please thank her for voting "yes" during the first vote and ask her to support the bill on December 4 as well. (Councilmembers Charles Allen and Vince Gray authored major parts of the reform bill, Councilmember Nadeau is a strong supporter.)

    Ward 2: Call Jack Evans. He voted "yes" during the first vote, so please thank him and ask him to vote "yes" on December 4 as well.

    Ward 3: Call At-Large Councilmember Robert White. He spoke in support of the bill and voted "yes" during the first vote. Please thank him and ask him to vote "yes" on December 4 as well. (Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh voted "yes" during the first vote after proposing a change that strengthened the bill.)

    Ward 4: Call Councilmember Brandon Todd and ask him to vote "yes" during the final vote. He spoke against the bill and voted "present" during the first vote.

    Ward 5: Call Councilmember and Council Chair Pro Tempore Kenyan McDuffie and ask him to vote "yes" during the final vote. He spoke against the bill and voted "present" during the first vote.

    Ward 8: Call Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. He spoke in support of the bill and voted "yes" during the first vote. Please thank him and ask him to vote "yes" on December 4 as well.

    You can also say this to the staffer who picks up each of their phones, or leave a message:

    I am a strong supporter of the pay-to-play reform bill coming before the Council on Tuesday, December 4. Will the councilmember vote YES on this crucial bill (B22-0107)? Please let me know!

    Please fill out the form below so we know how your call(s) went.

  • Email Your D.C. Councilmembers and Ask Them to Vote YES on the Pay to Play Reform Bill Dec. 4th
  • Email Your D.C. Councilmembers and Ask Them to Vote YES on the Pay-to-Play Reform Bill

     

  • Official Signing of NAFTA 2.0 Text Does NOT Make It a Done Deal

    Email Your Member of Congress

    The NAFTA 2.0 text that is being signed today contains some improvements that progressives have long demanded, some damaging terms we have long opposed and some important unfinished business.

    But even after it is signed, we can still force changes to NAFTA 2.0.

    If the deal as-is does not have sufficient support to pass, it will be improved. That has happened in the past to signed trade deals.

    And we really must win improvements in order to stop NAFTA’s ongoing damage, raise wages and standards, cut corporate power and safeguard public health and the environment.

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    Tell Congress: Pass HR 1 to Rescue our Democracy

    Thanks to an ever-expanding democracy movement, congressional leaders are on course to make HR 1 — the first legislation considered by the new U.S. House of Representatives — a sweeping pro-democracy and anti-corruption package.

    This will be the most consequential pro-democracy legislation of the past 50 years.

    Add Your Name Now to Help Garner Support for HR 1

    To: The United States House of Representatives

    Our democracy is under siege thanks to the unlimited money unleashed by Citizens United, the voter suppression made possible by a gutted Voting Rights Act and Trump’s assault on well-established standards of ethics, morality and even the rule of law.

    As a deeply concerned American, I’m calling on you to defend our democracy by supporting sweeping anti-corruption, pro-democracy legislation.

    Thank you for your consideration.

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    Tell Chair Mendelson and Your Councilmembers to Vote Yes on Pay to Play Tuesday

    The DC Council could be poised to take definitive action to rein in pay to play and strengthen DC's ethics laws.

    Call Council Chair Phil Mendelson at (202) 724-8032.

    Then call the Council General Number (202) 724-8000 and ask for the Councilmember representing your ward or one of the listed At-Large Members:

    Ward 1: Brianne Nadeau is a strong supporter of reform, please call At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds Robert White

    Ward 2: Call(202) 724-8000 and ask for Councilmember Jack Evans

    Ward 3: Call (202) 724-8000 and ask for Councilmember Mary Cheh

    Ward 4: Call (202) 724-8000 and ask for Councilmember Brandon Todd

    Ward 5: Call (202) 724-8000 and ask for Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie

    Ward 6: Councilmember Charles Allen is a strong support of reform, please call At-Large Councilmember Robert White

    Ward 7: Call (202) 724-8000 Councilmember Vince Gray

    Ward 8: Call (202) 724-8000 Councilmember Trayon White, Sr.

    Say this to the staffer who picks up each of their phones, or leave a message:

    I am a strong supporter of the Pay to Play and Ethics Reform Bill coming before the Council on Tuesday. Will the councilmember be voting in support of the pay to play reform bill? (B22-0107)

    Please fill out the form below so we know how many people took action.

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    It's Down to the Final Vote: Tell Chair Mendelson and Your Councilmembers to Vote Yes on the Pay-to-Play Reform Bill Tuesday, December 4th.

    Though the D.C. Council could be poised to take definitive action to rein in the pay-to-play culture in the District and strengthen D.C.'s ethics laws, a veto proof majority is the best way to pass such sweeping legislation, and we need your support to make sure we get the votes.

    Call Council Chair Phil Mendelson at (202) 724-8032.

    Then call the Council General Number (202) 724-8000 and ask to be connected to the councilmember listed below. If you don't know your Ward, please just ask for Councilmember Anita Bonds (At-Large):

    Wards 1, 6 & 7: Call At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds, please thank her for voting "yes" for the first vote and ask her if she plans to support the bill on December 4th as well. . (Councilmembers Charles Allen and Vince Gray authored major parts of the reform bill, Councilmember Nadeau is a strong supporter)

    Ward 2: Call Jack Evans, he voted "yes" during the first vote, please thank him and ask him to vote yes on December 4th as well.

    Ward 3: Call At-Large Councilmember Robert White, who spoke in support of the bill and voted "yes" during the first vote, please thank him and ask him to vote yes on December 4th as well. (Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, voted "yes" during the first vote after proposing a change that strengthened the bill.)

    Ward 4: Call Brandon Todd, he spoke against the bill and voted "present" during the first vote.

    Ward 5: Call Councilmember and Council Chair Pro Tempore Kenyan McDuffie, he spoke against the bill and voted "present" during the first vote.

    Ward 8: Call Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. spoke in support of the bill and voted "yes" during the first vote, please thank him and ask him to vote yes on December 4th as well.

    Say this to the staffer who picks up each of their phones, or leave a message:

    I am a strong supporter of the pay-to-play reform bill coming before the Council on Tuesday, December 4th. Will the councilmember vote YES on this crucial bill (B22-0107)?

    Please fill out the form below so we know how your call(s) went.

  • Join Us at the CPS Energy Public Input Session to Demand the Utility Stop Burning Coal and Transition to Renewable Energy

    In March, CPS Energy rolled out its “Flexible Path” energy plan. The plan shows which energy sources CPS Energy would rely on as time goes by and – shockingly – shows that the city-owned utility plans to burn coal for electricity production until at least 2042.

    That’s a shockingly irresponsible proposal in the face of escalating climate change, especially given that San Antonio air is so polluted that even Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency says it is unhealthy.

    Public Citizen and our partners have been calling on CPS Energy to develop a new plan — one that includes an end to burning coal by 2025 and the phasing out of all fossil fuels for electricity production by 2030.

    So far, the utility hasn’t changed its plan. That’s why we need people to show up and speak out at this public input session.

    WHAT: Public input session on CPS Energy's future energy plan
    WHEN: 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27
    WHERE: Villita Assembly Building (401 Villita St)

    Complimentary parking at Navarro St Garage (126 Navarro), but we encourage you to take the bus!

    We’ll be there with talking points and will help you practice your statement if you want help, but your comments don’t have to be based on professional or technical expertise. You can share your values, your concern for your health or that of a loved one, or your desire to preserve a livable planet for future generations.

    Come share what moves you to care about reducing pollution. This is your chance to be heard.

    Sign Up Now to Attend the Public Input Session

  • San Antonio: Reduce Air Pollution and Preserve a Livable Climate

    Climate pollution and other air pollution that harms our health are closely linked. Reducing San Antonio’s fossil fuel use quickly is necessary to slow climate change and to reduce local air pollution.

    San Antonio’s air doesn't meet federal standards for ozone pollution (smog) — meaning it's not healthy to breathe. We need to switch to renewable energy and clean forms of transportation now to protect our health and that of our families and neighbors, and for future generations.

    The city says it is committed to developing a climate action plan that aligns with keeping a global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius and co-benefits — like reducing air pollution — will drive action. Let’s hold our leaders to that commitment.

    Sign the Petition to San Antonio Mayor, City Council and CPS Energy:

    Science tells us that limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is imperative for the security of life on our planet as we know it. Therefore, we call on our council members to adopt a 1.5-compliant plan that prioritizes the needs of those most at risk from climate change, while bringing opportunity to all. This should include closing CPS Energy's coal plants by 2025, ending the use of all fossil fuels for producing electricity at CPS Energy by 2030, and achieving net zero city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, and net negative city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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    Tell Cuomo, Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie: Bring Democracy Reforms to New York Immediately

    In January, the New York state legislature has the opportunity to make much-needed democracy reforms a priority.

    And we need to hold them to it.

    Call Governor Andrew Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and select 3 to speak to a staff member.

    Call Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at 914-423-4031.

    Call Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie at 718-654-6539.

    Say this to the staffer who picks up each of their phones, or leave a message:

    Once again, New York's elections last week were a disgrace. Now that we have a unified government, there is no excuse not to pass comprehensive democracy reforms, including early voting, automatic and same-day voter registration, public financing of elections and other measures in the first month of session.

    Please fill out the form below so we know how many people took action.

  • Election Results Boost Chances of Ending NAFTA’s Ongoing Damage

    Email Your Member of Congress

    When the NAFTA 2.0 text was released on Sept. 30, congressional Democrats that have opposed past corporate-rigged “trade” deals like NAFTA identified where progress was made and where more work was needed.

    And, thankfully, Tuesday’s election has increased the number of U.S. House of Representatives members whose support of a renegotiated NAFTA will hinge on those improvements!

    The only way we might end up with a final NAFTA renegotiation package that could stop NAFTA’s ongoing damage is if we pile on our demands now.

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    Election Day Should Be a National Holiday

    One way we could improve voter participation is by making Election Day a national holiday.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, believe Election Day should be a national holiday. For working people, getting to the polls on a work day, especially when lines may be long or if they work multiple jobs, is often extremely difficult or even impossible.

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    Support Amendment 1 to Fight Corruption in Missouri Politics

    The big money establishment is writing huge checks and spreading lies in an attempt to confuse voters into opposing Amendment 1, which would take back power from the lobbyists, self-serving politicians and big donors who currently call the shots in Jefferson City.

    We can’t let them win.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, support Amendment 1, which would limit campaign contributions, fight gerrymandering, ban lobbyist gifts and bring more transparency to Missouri politics.

  • Take the Next Step: Join Us at the D.C. Council Vote Tues. Nov. 20

    RSVP below to attend the D.C. Council on the D.C. Pay to Play and Ethics Reform Bill, formally known as the Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2018 (B22-0107).

    Big corporate donors like those in the real estate and construction industry are lobbying through the D.C. Chamber of Commerce and other Big Business groups against this crucial reform bill.

    We must show up and ensure that the voices of the people ring even louder.

    Join us at noon outside Room 500 in the Wilson Building to get a blue democracy T-shirt, so we can make clear to councilmembers that you're with the pro-reform, anti-corruption group — not the group of Big Business lobbyists trying to keep this bill from passing.

    WHO: Public Citizen, concerned citizens, DC democracy coalition members and you!

    WHEN: NOON, Tuesday, November 20th, Council meeting starts around 12:30pm but if you can only make it over lunch, we'd rather you attend than not at all.

    WHERE: Room 500, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Metro Center and Federal Triangle are the closest metro stops.

    Add Your Name Now to RSVP to Attend

  • Email Your D.C. Councilmembers and Ask Them to Vote YES on the Pay to Play Reform Bill

     

  • Take the Next Step: Join Us at the D.C. Council Vote on the Pay-to-Play Reform Bill November 20

    RSVP below to attend the D.C. Council vote on the D.C. pay-to-play reform bill, formally known as the Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2018 (B22-0107).

    Big corporate donors like those in the real estate and construction industry are lobbying through the D.C. Chamber of Commerce and other Big Business groups against this crucial reform bill.

    We must show up and ensure that the voices of the people ring even louder.

    Join us at NOON outside Room 500 in the Wilson Building to get a blue democracy T-shirt, so we can make clear to councilmembers that you're with the pro-reform, anti-corruption group — not the group of Big Business lobbyists trying to keep this bill from passing.

    WHO: Public Citizen, concerned citizens, DC democracy coalition members and you!

    WHEN: Noon, Tuesday, Nov. 20. The Council meeting starts around 12:30 p.m.

    WHERE: Room 500, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Metro Center and Federal Triangle are the closest metro stops.

    Add Your Name Now to RSVP to Attend

  • Email Your D.C. Councilmembers and Ask Them to Vote YES on the Pay to Play Reform Bill

     

  • Renegotiated NAFTA Text Is Out

    Email Your Member of Congress

    The NAFTA 2.0 text includes some important improvements for which we have long advocated and some bad new terms we have long opposed. The bottom line is that more work is required to stop NAFTA’s ongoing job outsourcing, downward pressure on our wages and environmental damage.

    Urge your member of Congress to demand that the administration make the necessary improvements so the deal that comes to Congress in 2019 is worth supporting. Even with some important gains, the NAFTA 2.0 text contains some outrageous provisions that should be removed. And the improved labor standards in the text must be made subject to swift and certain enforcement.

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    Support the Second Chances Florida Initiative

    A grassroots movement in Florida has brought together people of all political persuasions around a ballot initiative — Amendment 4 — that would restore voting eligibility to 1.4 million people with a past felony conviction who already have completed their full sentence.

    If the amendment passes, it will be the largest expansion in voting access since the Voting Rights Act.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, support the Second Chances Florida Initiative — Amendment 4 — to restore the eligibility to vote to 1.4 million Floridians who have served their time and earned a second chance.

  • Don’t Put Someone With Racist Views in Charge of an Anti-Discrimination Department

    Eric Blankenstein — who runs the Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — doesn’t have the credibility to do his job.

    Recently uncovered writings by Blankenstein reveal that he questioned whether the use of the “N-word” is racist, baselessly claimed that the overwhelming majority of hate crimes are “hoaxes,” espoused patently incorrect views about hate crime laws and claimed that “birther” conspiracy theories about President Obama had nothing to do with racism.

    Taken together these views are unacceptable, particularly for someone in charge of protecting consumers victimized by racial discrimination by banks.

    Sign Our Letter Urging the CFPB to Fire Blankenstein

    Dear Acting Director Mulvaney:

    We are appalled that you appear committed to keeping Eric Blankenstein in his current position after the uncovering of racist writings for which he has consistently refused to apologize. As head of the office that is responsible for enforcing anti-discrimination laws, the continued employment of Mr. Blankenstein raises questions about your seriousness in enforcing antidiscrimination laws on our behalf.

    The views espoused by Mr. Blankenstein have no place in America, and definitely should not be the views of a senior official within the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    We are not alone in calling for Mr. Blankenstein’s dismissal. Senior CFPB officials, subordinates within Blankenstein’s own office and at least two U.S. senators have called on him to resign.

    We urge you to do the right thing immediately. Dismiss Mr. Blankenstein.

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    Tell Trump: Divest Your Business Holdings

    A Saudi prince once bought a superyacht from Trump, and Trump sold the 45th floor of Trump World Tower to the Saudis for $4.5 million.

    On the campaign trail, then-candidate Trump boasted:

    “Saudi Arabia, I get along with all of them. They buy apartments from me. They spend $40 million, $50 million. Am I supposed to dislike them? I like them very much.”

    Trump’s personal business ties could very well have influenced his embarrassing series of excuses for the Saudi royal family in the Khashoggi case, and his complicity in the Saudi aggression in Yemen.

    Add Your Name Now

    The lines between government policy and Trump family business interests are so blurred that it’s virtually impossible to know the president’s real motivations. We, the undersigned, demand President Donald Trump divest all of his business holdings, immediately.

  • Email Your NJ Assemblymembers and ask them to support election security
  • Curb the Unchecked Corporate Agenda

    Tell the SEC to Require Corporate Managers to be Honest with Their Shareholders

    Right now, the money you’ve saved to secure a comfortable future for yourself and your family might be jeopardized by corporate manager’s reckless behavior.

    There is no way to know if the corporations that you’ve invested in are spending your money to try to elect politicians who want to defund Social Security and Medicare, stymie progress on health care reform or further deregulate Wall Street. We also often have no insight into their gender equity policies, decisions on climate change and how they treat their workers.

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the federal agency charged with protecting investors from corporate abuse, can stop CEOs from recklessly pursuing profits and using your money to maintain the status quo without your knowledge.

    Shareholders have a right to know if executives are trying to buy off politicians to roll back important public protections. They also have a right to know whether the company is cultivating diversity on its board or moving profits abroad to avoid paying taxes in the U.S.

    Submit a comment telling the SEC to require disclosure of these critical corporate actions. Only with transparency will corporations be compelled to make choices that benefit their long-term performance and shareholders.

    Complete the Form Below to Send a Comment to the SEC

    You may use the suggested language below, as is. If you write your own comment, it will be documented and read separately from those who use the sample language without revising it.

    Note: Your comment and any other information you provide below will be displayed publicly on the SEC’s website or on regulations.gov.

  • Take the Next Step: Join Us at the D.C. Pay to Play Bill Markup

    RSVP below to attend the Judiciary Committee markup of the D.C. Pay to Play and Ethics Reform Bill formally known as the Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2018 (B22-0107).

    Big corporate donors like those in the real estate industry are lobbying through the D.C. Chamber of Commerce and other Big Business groups against this crucial reform bill.

    We must show up and ensure that the voices of the people ring even louder.

    Join us at 2:45 p.m. outside Room 123 in the Wilson Building to get a blue democracy T-shirt, so we can make clear to councilmembers that you're with the pro-reform, anti-corruption group — not the group of Big Business lobbyists trying to keep this bill from passing.

    WHO: Public Citizen, concerned citizens, DC democracy coalition members and you!

    WHEN: 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18

    WHERE: Room 123, Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Metro Center and Federal Triangle are the closest metro stops.

    Add Your Name Now to RSVP to Attend

  • Email the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Oppose the Dangerous Nuclear Waste Proposal

    A corporate proposal to store nuclear waste in Texas would move 40,000 tons of lethal waste through our major cities by rail – close to homes, schools and businesses.

    Tell the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to put a stop to it.

    The deadline to send a comment is October 19.

    Add Your Name to Our Collective Comment Rejecting the Proposed Nuclear Waste Dump in Texas

  • Email the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Oppose the Dangerous Nuclear Waste Proposal

    A corporate proposal to store nuclear waste in Texas would move 40,000 tons of lethal waste through our major cities by rail – close to homes, schools and businesses.

    Tell the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to put a stop to it.

    The deadline to send a comment is November 19.

    Add Your Name to Our Collective Comment Rejecting the Proposed Nuclear Waste Dump in Texas

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    Stand Up for Stronger Laws Regulating Wall Street

    Protect the Volcker Rule

    After the 2008 financial crash, Congress cracked down on some of the most reckless Wall Street behaviors.

    One of the financial protections lawmakers put in place is the Volcker Rule, which prevents banks from gambling on their own behalf, using taxpayer-backed deposits to make risky investments.

    Now Wall Street is complaining that the Volcker Rule is too difficult to follow, so Big Bank lobbyists have launched a full-fledged campaign to persuade federal regulators to weaken the rule.

    We can’t let that happen.

    The Volcker Rule has freed up more funds to give loans to small business or home owners. It also has reduced the risk to taxpayers, since we provide insurance for banks through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), whether the deposits are being used on safe or risky investments.

    The riskier the investment, the more likely it is to go bad and require a bailout. The Volcker Rule’s solution was straightforward: Banks cannot invest FDIC-insured deposits in ways that solely benefit themselves.

    Submit a Comment to Stand Up for Stronger Laws Against Risky Bank Investments

    Important note: Your comment is most effective if you edit the sample letter below and share in your own words why this is important to you. You also can include any of the above talking points on why the Volcker Rule is so essential. However, your submission will be published online, unedited, so please do not include any sensitive personal information.

    Your comment will be sent to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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    Tell Trump: America Needs Medicare-For-All

    This morning, Donald Trump attacked Medicare-for-All in an opinion piece in USA Today.

    Add Your Name Now to Set the Record Straight

    Dear President Trump,

    Once again, you got it wrong.

    • Medicare-for-All is the only way to ensure every American is guaranteed health care.
    • Medicare-for-All will save hundreds of billions every year, including by eliminating vast amounts of paperwork and bureaucracy imposed by the current dysfunctional system, and steeply dropping costs for brand-name pharmaceuticals.
    • It is the current system that rations care. One in three Americans say they had a problem accessing medical care because of cost in the past year.

    The American people increasingly understand this, and we are going to win Medicare-for-All.

  • Email Your Councilmember(s) on the Judiciary Committee to Vote YES on the Pay to Play Reform Bill
  • Renegotiated NAFTA Text Is Out

    Email Your Member of Congress

    The NAFTA renegotiation includes some important improvements for which we have long advocated and some new terms we oppose. More work is required to stop NAFTA’s ongoing job outsourcing, downward pressure on our wages and environmental damage.

    Urge your member of Congress to demand that the administration finish the job by settling on a final deal we can support. Even with some important gains, the new NAFTA text contains some outrageous provisions that should be removed, and plenty still is missing.

  • Ask Your DC Councilmember(s) to Support the DC Pay to Play Reform Package

    Email Your Councilmember(s) on the Judiciary Committee to Take Action to Stop Pay to Play

  • Ask Your DC Councilmember(s) to Support the DC Pay to Play Reform Package

    Email Your Councilmember(s) on the Judiciary Committee to Take Action to Stop Pay to Play

  • Tell Congress to Protect the Mueller Investigation

    Nobody is above the law. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which has resulted in 191 criminal charges against 35 defendants, must be permitted to proceed unimpeded.

    President Donald Trump desperately wants the investigation to be shut down. Now rumors are swirling that U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who oversees the investigation, may lose his job.

    Congress needs to act fast to head off a constitutional crisis.

    Sign Our Petition to Congress Right Now


    To head off a constitutional crisis, we demand that you perform your duties and serve as a check on the president.

    We need you to:

    • Oppose the pretextual firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein;
    • Immediately pass bipartisan legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller; and
    • Get an ironclad commitment under oath from whomever ultimately oversees the Mueller investigation that they will not interfere with the investigation or any reports that come from it.

  • Urge Your U.S. Senators to Support Elizabeth Warren’s Crusade Against Corruption in Washington

    Under our current rules, lobbyists have overwhelming power to influence government officials to look out for their wealthy friends — not the American public.

    Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan to clean up corruption in Washington — the Anti-Corruption and Public Accountability Act (S.3357).

    But she needs your help to get it passed.

    Email Your Senators and Ask Them to Co-Sponsor Senator Warren’s Bill

  • NAFTA Text Release Coming Soon

    Email Your Member of Congress

    Word on the street is that the renegotiated NAFTA text is going to be released on September 27.

    We need to make sure our members of Congress know the measuring stick for evaluating the NAFTA text before it is released. The fundamental question — which Public Citizen will be asking as we study the new text — is: “Would these terms halt NAFTA’s ongoing damage?”

  • Tell Congress: Break Up the Wall Street Megabanks

    Sign Our Petition Calling for a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act

    For more than six decades, a law called the Glass-Steagall Act stopped the type of Wall Street megabanks we have today from forming. Then President Bill Clinton repealed it.

    The idea was simple — the everyday commercial banks where many of us store our checking and savings accounts shouldn’t be involved in the riskiest types of investments that gamble with our money and leave taxpayers on the hook.

    Both the Republican and Democratic platforms support a 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act.

    Let’s pass this bill before Wall Street recklessness triggers another meltdown.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on the Democrats and Republicans to follow their party platforms and pass a 21st century Glass-Steagall Act.

    We must work together to break up the megabanks and stop Wall Street’s worst impulses from once again crashing our economy and leaving taxpayers on the hook.

  • Urge Your Representative to Protect Mueller and His Russia Investigation

    We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections. The clearest path to get them is through Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which has resulted in 191 criminal charges against 35 defendants.

    If three Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee take action, then a vote will be held on the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act (H.R. 5476) to prevent President Donald Trump from firing Mueller and interfering with his critical investigation.

    Call your U.S. House member right now.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your representative.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message: “We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections. I am calling to urge the representative to sign on to the discharge petition for the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act — H.R. 5476. Thank you for your time.

    Please use the space below to let us know you called and how it went.

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    Protect Our Air and Wallets

    Speak Out at the Public Hearing on Clean Car Standards

    When: 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26

    Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown, 1 Bigelow Square, Pittsburgh

    The hearing will end when all parties who have registered to speak have had an opportunity to do so.

    Provide your information below and we will get you registered and provide you with a short sample statement.

    For more information: See the EPA Notice

    RSVP to Speak Out at the EPA Hearing

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    Protect Our Air and Wallets

    Speak Out at the Public Hearing on Clean Car Standards

    When: 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25

    Where: The Dearborn Inn, 20301 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn

    The hearing will end when all parties who have registered to speak have had an opportunity to do so.

    Provide your information below and we will get you registered and provide you with a short sample statement.

    For more information: See the EPA Notice

    RSVP to Speak Out at the EPA Hearing

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    Protect Our Air and Wallets

    Speak Out at the Public Hearing on Clean Car Standards

    When: 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24

    Where: The Grand 1401, 1401 Fulton Street, Fresno

    The hearing will end when all parties who have registered to speak have had an opportunity to do so.

    Provide your information below and we will get you registered and provide you with a short sample statement.

    For more information: See the EPA Notice

    RSVP to Speak Out at the EPA Hearing

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    Support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Legislation

    It is long past time for the United States to catch up to the rest of the industrialized world and ensure that everyone has a right to health care, regardless of ability to pay.

    Add Your Name Now

    I support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All legislation and believe every American should be able to obtain the health care they need, without regard to ability to pay.

  • Demand a Clean Budget with No Poison Pill Riders

    Poison pill riders that attack essential public protections are threatening the federal budget process.

    This is backward: Our nation’s budget should be focused on protecting and investing in our families and communities, not giving corporate handouts to campaign donors.

    Tell Congress: No Poison Pill Riders

    Call your U.S. House member by dialing 1-202-224-3121. Once you've been directed to your House member, say this to the staffer who picks up the phone, or leave a message:

    Hi, my name is ____ and I’m calling from (city, state).

    I want to make sure that no poison pill policy riders are in the spending bills.

    Pass a budget that protects our families and communities, not corporate special interests.

    Thank you.

    Once you’ve done that, call back to be connected with each of your U.S. senators and use the above script.

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    Tell Congress: We the People Want Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Corruption Legislation

    Political corruption is a historical, structural and bipartisan problem in the United States.

    Senator Elizabeth Warren’s sweeping new anti-corruption legislation will go a long way toward unrigging the political system — and we need to build the groundswell that forces Congress to pass this crucial measure.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, enthusiastically support Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act. We need transformational solutions to address America’s systemic corruption problem — and that’s what this bill offers.

  • Sign the Petition: Stand Against KFC’s Child Exploitation Scheme

    Today, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has opened submissions for a contest through which it is actively encouraging parents to sell their newborn baby’s identity to KFC — for life.

    Here’s the deal: If parents name their child “Harland” — after KFC Founder Harland “Colonel” Sanders — and agree to the terms of the contest, they’re eligible to win $11,000 toward their child’s college education.

    In exchange, the winning child’s identity — including name, pictures, voice, likeness and biographical information — will be owned by KFC for advertising purposes. The company won’t provide any additional compensation or even notify the parents when the child’s likeness is used.

    The “winner” is subject to a lifetime of KFC-branded identity — without the child's consent.

    Add Your Name Now to Oppose KFC’s Finger-Biting Scheme

    We, the undersigned, call on Kentucky Fried Chicken to stop the “Name Your Baby Harland” contest immediately.

    This unethical marketing contest exploits parents’ desire to send their children to college and signs children up for a lifetime of forced marketing for KFC.

  • Notice of NAFTA Deal Expected Today

    Email Your Member of Congress

    The Trump administration is expected to give formal notice to Congress today of its intent to sign a renegotiated NAFTA. The fundamental question is whether the contents of a new agreement can halt NAFTA’s ongoing damage.

    As we have made clear since Day One, the only agreement that can achieve broad support must end NAFTA’s job outsourcing incentives and ISDS tribunals — where corporations can attack our laws — and add strong environmental and labor terms with swift and certain enforcement to raise wages.

  • Salsa Staff Test Copy of NAFTA "Handshake Deal" Announced

    Email Your Member of Congress

    A NAFTA renegotiation “handshake deal” between the United States and Mexico has just been announced. Not enough detail has been released about what was agreed upon to know if it’s the basis for the real NAFTA replacement we’ve been demanding that could stop NAFTA’s serious, ongoing damage. Plus, a lot of critical issues are still in play. Canada has not participated in negotiations since May, so its unclear where it stands on the terms agreed to by Mexico and the United States.

    Any new deal must end NAFTA’s job outsourcing incentives and ISDS tribunals where corporations can attack our laws — and add strong environmental and labor terms with swift and certain enforcement to raise wages. From what we have seen up to this point, it is clear that the administration has made some progress, yet more must be done.

    It’s never been more important for Congress to hear our demands.

  • Tell Betsy DeVos to Protect Students’ Rights

    U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos wants to roll back a rule that cuts off taxpayer funds for for-profit schools that take away the rights of students.

    If she gets her way, many students will unknowingly sign contracts that prevent them from ever having their day in court if they are scammed or otherwise face an issue with their university. Instead, they’d face a private, secretive tribunal where the odds are stacked against them.

    DeVos’ rollback would also let schools prevent students from bringing class-action lawsuits against for-profit schools — yet another scheme that limits their ability to seek out justice.

    Add Your Name to Our Comment Supporting the Legal Rights of Students

    Dear Secretary DeVos:

    I oppose the U.S. Department of Education’s attempt to allow for-profit colleges to receive federal student aid while forcing students to give up their right to take schools to court if they are cheated or wronged by the school. Forced arbitration provisions, together with class-action bans and gag clauses that prevent students from discussing arbitration proceedings with other students, have stopped students from accessing the court system to bring claims of wrongdoing against for-profit schools, including claims against the now-shuttered Corinthian Colleges and ITT Technical Institute.

    The vast majority of nonprofit and public institutions already refuse to include these shameful provisions in their contracts, but we need protections against unethical for-profit colleges. The department should not abandon a fair and strong rule that would protect students.

    We urge you to uphold students’ right to their day in court by prohibiting predatory, for-profit colleges from receiving federal funds if they force their students into biased arbitration rather than allowing them to bring claims in a neutral, open court.

  • U.S.-Mexico NAFTA Deal Announced

    Email Your Member of Congress

    A preliminary NAFTA renegotiation deal between the United States and Mexico has just been announced. We know progress was made between the U.S. and Mexico on some key changes we have demanded for decades. But we also know that the enforceability of the new labor standards to which the countries agreed is still lacking, which is a serious problem that needs to be resolved. Mainly though, we do not have enough detailed information to determine if this initial U.S.-Mexico deal can be the basis for the real NAFTA replacement we’ve been demanding that could stop NAFTA’s serious, ongoing damage.

    Plus, a lot of critical issues are still in play. Canada has not participated in negotiations since May, so it’s unclear where it stands on the terms agreed to by Mexico and the United States.

    Any new deal must end NAFTA’s job outsourcing incentives and ISDS tribunals where corporations can attack our laws — and add strong environmental and labor terms with swift and certain enforcement to raise wages. From what we have seen up to this point, it is clear that the administration has made some progress, yet more must be done.

    It’s never been more important for Congress to hear our demands.

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    Tell Congress and the White House: No Pardon for Paul Manafort

    A jury found President Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort guilty on eight counts, including felonies of tax fraud, bank fraud and failing to disclose a foreign bank account.

    Manafort, who faces still more charges, could spend the rest of his life in jail.

    With Trump feeling the special counsel’s investigation closing in on him, there’s a real risk that he will pardon Manafort — either to stop him from cutting a deal, or to send a message to other potential Mueller targets.

    We can’t let that happen.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, demand that President Donald Trump not pardon Paul Manafort, or otherwise move to avert accountability for wrongdoing. No one is above the law, and any official who abuses their power must be held accountable.

  • Sign the Petition to Protect Workers from Rising Temperatures

    Workers often suffer from heat exhaustion, which can escalate to heat stroke and even death.

    And this danger is increasing rapidly with climate change.

    Heat can affect everyone exposed to hot temperatures — from workers laboring outside in the hot sun to workers who lack ventilation indoors.

    Fortunately, the solution is straightforward: access to water, rest breaks and shade or air conditioning.

    But most employers won’t provide these basic needs voluntarily.

    Join us in urging the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) to implement a national heat standard requiring employers to protect workers from extreme heat.

    Add Your Name Now

    Dear OSHA,

    We, the undersigned, urge you to implement a federal heat stress standard for outdoor and indoor workers in all industries so that workers are protected from dangerous heat on the job.

    Heat stress can result in heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. Climate change is rapidly increasing this hazard for U.S. workers, yet there are no national protections to prevent this growing occupational danger.

    In the absence of national protections, three states have implemented some form of protective heat standards for their workers. It’s time to catch up and issue a federal standard that protects workers from heat stress.

  • Take the Next Step: Call the Wisconsin Elections Commission

    Dial 608-266-8005 and say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    Hi, my name is ____ and I’m calling from _______(City/Town).

    I’m calling to urge the commissioners to vote at their September 25 meeting to require rigorous voting-machine audits in every county for the November elections.

    In an era of election hacks, these audits are essential to secure our vote and ensure public confidence in our democracy.

    Thank you for your time!

    Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

  • Tell the Wisconsin Elections Commission: Require Rigorous Post-Election Audits to Secure Our Vote

    Rigorous post-election audits can detect hacks and errors, reassure voters their votes were counted as cast and allow for a recount if issues arise at the county level.

    In an era of election hacks, these audits are essential to secure our vote and ensure public confidence in our democracy.

    Send the email below — and please add your own words — to let the Elections Commission know you want it to require rigorous post-election audits to secure the vote in every county in Wisconsin.

  • Tell Your Senators to Oppose the AV START Act

     

  • Ask Your Governor and State Election Officials to Help Secure Our Vote

    Call on Your Governor and State Election Officials to Take Needed Steps to Secure The Vote

  • Join Us for a Climate Conversation on CPS Energy

    Currently, our energy sources — namely coal and natural gas — pollute our air, our water and our bodies. Luckily, renewable energy is more accessible and affordable than ever! Making the transition is possible, but it is up to us to demand that we get there quickly and equitably.

    In March, CPS Energy rolled out its “Flexible Plan,” which proposed a future that calls for the city-owned utility to burn coal for electricity until at least 2042. That’s unacceptable.

    If you agree, please join us for a climate conversation during which we will be talking about CPS Energy's 10-year energy plan and what we can do to strengthen it.

    We want to hear from YOU about the energy future you envision for San Antonio. This is the time to speak up and demand solutions!

    WHAT: Climate Conversation about CPS Energy
    WHEN: 1–4 p.m., Saturday, August 11
    WHERE: Esperanza Peace and Justice Center (922 San Pedro Ave.)

    Sign Up Now to Be Part of the Conversation

  • Pledge to Meet With Your Representative in August

    Your U.S. representatives have the month of August to meet with constituents back home. This gives you a chance to have your voice heard.

    Sign up below to meet with your representative about letting Medicare negotiate and join Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program for an online training on Thursday, August 9 at 5 p.m. EDT to help prepare you for the meeting.

    Sign up to join us this week and meet with your representative in August.

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    Sign the Petition: Infant Formula Companies Must Stop Putting Profits Before Health

    Recent reports have exposed what we have known for years — the infant formula industry influences global health policies to undermine breastfeeding and rake in more profit.

    Nearly half of the world’s countries already have passed laws to protect parents from predatory infant formula marketing. But in the U.S. — as a result of formula industry lobbying — this commonsense legislation has been pushed out of reach.

    It’s past time to put infant and parental health before corporate profits.

    Add Your Name Now to Send a Clear and Unified Message to the World’s Largest Infant Formula Companies

    We, the undersigned, call on Nestlé, Danone, Kraft Heinz, Friesland Campina, Abbott and Mead Johnson/RB, to abide by the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and all subsequent resolutions, in all countries. We urge you to put the health and wellbeing of parents and children before excessive corporate profits.

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    Tell Trump and Sessions: Hold Corporate Violators Accountable

    The Trump administration is systematically letting corporate criminals and wrongdoers off the hook.

    At the Justice Department, corporate penalties in the first year of the Trump administration were just one tenth the level under the Obama administration.

    Add Your Name Now to Demand Accountability

    Dear President Trump and Attorney General Sessions,

    You talk a tough game about crime, but when it comes to corporate crime and wrongdoing, you’ve been patsies.

    We, the undersigned, urge you to start taking your law enforcement duties seriously:

    • Undertake meaningful prosecution and enforcement against corporate wrongdoers.
    • Demand tough penalties and sanctions.
    • Stop treating corporations as “partners” or “customers,” and start holding them accountable.

    When corporations break the law, it costs all of us — our air is polluted, our food contaminated, our pockets picked, and our markets rigged.

    We can’t afford for you to let them off the hook.

  • Urge Your Senators to Protect Mueller and the Russia Investigation

    We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections. And the clearest path to get them is through Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

    Now that Mueller’s work has produced guilty pleas and over 100 criminal counts, it’s in danger of being stopped by President Donald Trump.

    We can’t let that happen.

    Call Your Senators Now

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with one of your senators.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone:

    “Hi, my name is ____(Name) and I’m calling from _______(City).

    I’m urging the senator to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation by helping pass the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act (S.2644).

    We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections.”

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your calls went.

  • Tell Your Representative: Any NAFTA Deal Must End ISDS and Include Strong Labor and Environmental Standards

    Too many Americans haven’t seen a pay increase in years and can’t find better-paying jobs in part because of corporate-rigged trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

    As representatives from Mexico, the United States and Canada rush to finish NAFTA renegotiations, we must fight for a deal that puts people and the planet above corporate profits.

    Sign This Petition to Congress Now:

    We, the undersigned, demand that any NAFTA replacement must:

    • Eliminate the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system and the special investor protections it enforces that make it less risky and cheaper to outsource jobs, and that also empower corporations to attack environmental and health laws before tribunals of three corporate lawyers and get unlimited payouts of our tax dollars.
    • Add strong labor and environmental standards with swift and certain enforcement to raise wages and strengthen lax environmental rules in Mexico to prevent companies from moving jobs to pay workers a pittance and dump toxins.

  • Thank Your U.S. Representative for Leading the Fight for Medicare Negotiation

    The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act would allow the government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for Medicare Part D — but that’s not all it would do:

    When a prescription drug corporation has a monopoly on its medicine, it charges whatever it wants for prescriptions seniors need. This new bill would break that monopoly if the corporation refuses to offer a reasonable price for Medicare.

    Send a letter to your elected official to thank them for their leadership and push for continued support for the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act.

  • Ask Your U.S. Representative to Let Medicare Negotiate

    The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act would allow the government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for Medicare Part D — but that’s not all it would do:

    When a prescription drug corporation has a monopoly on its medicine, it charges whatever it wants for prescriptions seniors need. This new bill would break that monopoly if the corporation refuses to offer a reasonable price for Medicare.

    Send an email to your representative and ask him or her to support this life-saving bill.

  • Amplify Your Impact – Call Congress Now

    The Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act would allow the government to negotiate lower prescription drug prices for Medicare Part D — and we need your help to garner support for this crucial bill.

    Can we count on you to take three minutes to call your representative today?

    Call: 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment to let us know how the call went.

    Provide your name and address to be connected with your U.S. representative’s office.

    Say to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    Hello,

    My name is [Name] and I am from [City/Town], [State]. I am calling today to encourage the representative to support the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act. Drug prices are too high, and seniors pay the price far too often.

    This bill would allow the government to negotiate directly with Big Pharma and would help us lower the price of lifesaving medicines. Please support the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act.

    Thank you for your time.

  • Tell the Trump Administration: Don't Roll Back Clean Car Standards

    Clean car standards help keep our air clean, fight climate change and save us money at the gas pump.

    But Donald Trump and his dirty deputies at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are attacking those standards and trying to revoke states’ authority to protect their citizens from dangerous air pollution.

    Speak out now to stop the Trump administration from putting the interests of auto lobbyists and corporate polluters like the Kochs over the American people’s health, climate and pocketbooks.

    Add Your Name Below and We’ll Submit Your Message Before the Comment Deadline

    Dear Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler and Acting NHTSA Administrator Heidi King:

    I’m writing to strongly oppose the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) rollback of fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles, known as clean car standards.

    Americans deserve clean air and protection from rising costs at the gas pump, and that’s exactly what the current clean car standards deliver. The standards already have cut pollution and saved consumers more than $60 billion at the gas pump.

    Undermining these achievable, successful and commonsense standards will allow automakers to manufacture dirtier vehicles that pollute the air and harm our health. More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. We shouldn’t be rolling back safeguards that protect them.

    The EPA and NHTSA must not weaken or roll back clean car standards, nor should they infringe on the longstanding authority of states to protect their citizens from air pollution when federal standards aren’t protective enough.

    Sincerely,

  • No Pro-Corporate Riders in the Spending Package

    Conservatives in the U.S. Senate may try and sneak poison pill “riders” — unrelated partisan policy proposals that will benefit corporations at the expense of consumers — into our spending packages.

    This is backward: Our nation’s budget should be focused on protecting and investing in our families and communities, not giving corporate handouts to campaign donors.

    Call Your Senators Now

    Dial 1-866-829-9627 and follow the prompts.

    Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    Hi, my name is ____ and I’m calling from _______(City).

    I’m asking that the senator support a clean budget.

    Please keep all poison pill riders out of the appropriations bills — and pass a budget that protects our families and communities, not one that puts them in danger.

    Thank you for your time.

    Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

  • Tell GM You'll Find Another Ride!

    Clean car standards agreed to by the country’s largest automakers cut carbon emissions and save consumers billions at the gas pump.

    However, since Day One of the Trump presidency, General Motors has been working behind the scenes to roll back the standards.

    GM wants you to “Find New Roads” in dirty, gas-guzzling cars.

    Sign the petition to GM:

    Dear GM CEO Mary Barra and Board Members:

    GM can’t claim to be a responsible company while it lobbies Trump for more pollution, greater fuel costs for consumers and policies that would slash American jobs and competitiveness.

    Please stop any efforts to delay, weaken or roll back the clean car standards and stand up to any federal attacks that limit states’ ability to protect their own citizens from air pollution.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Toyota You'll Find Another Ride!

    Clean car standards agreed to by the country’s largest automakers cut carbon emissions and save consumers billions at the gas pump.

    However, since Day One of the Trump presidency, Toyota has been working behind the scenes to roll back the standards.

    Toyota wants you to “Go Places” in dirty, gas-guzzling cars.

    Sign the petition to Toyota:

    Dear Toyota CEO James Lentz and Board Members:

    Toyota can’t claim to be a responsible company while it lobbies Trump for more pollution, greater fuel costs for consumers and policies that would slash American jobs and competitiveness.

    Please stop any efforts to delay, weaken or roll back the clean car standards and stand up to any federal attacks that limit states’ ability to protect their own citizens from air pollution.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Ford You'll Find Another Ride!

    Clean car standards agreed to by the country’s largest automakers cut carbon emissions and save consumers billions at the gas pump.

    However, since Day One of the Trump presidency, Ford has been working behind the scenes to roll back the standards.

    Ford wants you to “Go Further” in dirty, gas-guzzling cars.

    Sign the petition to Ford:

    Dear Ford CEO Jim Hackett and Board Members:

    Ford can’t claim to be a responsible company while it lobbies Trump for more pollution, greater fuel costs for consumers and policies that would slash American jobs and competitiveness.

    Please stop any efforts to delay, weaken or roll back the clean car standards and stand up to any federal attacks that limit states’ ability to protect their own citizens from air pollution.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell the EPA: Stop Rollbacks of the Chemical Disaster Rule

    Add Your Name Below and We’ll Submit Your Comment Before the July 30 Deadline

    Subject: Stop Rollbacks of the Chemical Disaster Rule, Docket EPA-HQ-OEM-2015-0725

    Dear EPA Administrator Wheeler:

    I’m writing to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s rollbacks of the Chemical Disaster Rule. Each year, an average of 150 fires, leaks, explosions and other incidents occur at chemical plants. The Chemical Disaster Rule helps protect workers and communities, yet the EPA is proposing to repeal all of the disaster prevention measures. The EPA should keep and implement the full Chemical Disaster Rule.

    Along the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Harvey proved how devastating it can be when natural disasters impact chemical facilities. The EPA should be working to prevent catastrophic incidents, especially as the risk for extreme weather events is on the rise.

    The EPA claims that the chemical industry will save $88 million/year through these repeals – a tiny amount for the industry. But when a chemical disaster happens again – and it will – a single event can cause at least $220 million in harm. The cost of doing business should include the cost of operating safely.

    The EPA must not weaken or delay emergency response requirements, nor should it deny chemical hazard information to exposed communities. Make companies use safer, less hazardous chemicals and put into place more robust preparation, planning and incident review.

    Sincerely,

  • Replace NAFTA: Email Your Member of Congress

    Use the form below to email your member of Congress and demand a NAFTA replacement that ends NAFTA’s outsourcing incentives and adds strong labor and environmental standards.

  • No Pro-Corporate Riders in the Spending Package

    Conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to sneak poison pill “riders” — unrelated partisan policy proposals that will benefit corporations at the expense of consumers — into our spending packages.

    This is backward: Our nation’s budget should be focused on protecting and investing in our families and communities, not giving corporate handouts to campaign donors.

    Call Your Representative Now

    Dial 1-866-829-9627 and follow the prompts.

    Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    Hi, my name is ____ and I’m calling from _______(City).

    I’m concerned about the poison pill policy riders attached to this year’s budget bills. They are nothing but special favors for extremists and big corporations, and they have nothing to do with funding the government.

    Please keep all poison pill riders out of the appropriations bills — and pass a budget that protects our families and communities, not one that puts them in danger.

    Thank you for your time.

    Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

  • Sign the Petition to Protect Workers from Rising Temperatures

    Workers often suffer from heat exhaustion, which can escalate to heat stroke and even death.

    And this danger is increasing rapidly with climate change.

    Heat can affect everyone exposed to hot temperatures — from workers laboring outside in the hot sun to workers who lack ventilation indoors.

    Fortunately, the solution is straightforward: access to water, rest breaks and shade or air conditioning.

    But most employers won’t provide these basic needs voluntarily.

    Join us in urging the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) to implement a national heat standard requiring employers to protect workers from extreme heat.

    Add Your Name Now

    Dear OSHA,

    We, the undersigned, urge you to implement a federal heat stress standard for outdoor and indoor workers in all industries so that workers are protected from dangerous heat on the job.

    Heat stress can result in heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. Climate change is rapidly increasing this hazard for U.S. workers, yet there are no national protections to prevent this growing occupational danger.

    In the absence of national protections, three states have implemented some form of protective heat standards for their workers. It’s time to catch up and issue a federal standard that protects workers from heat stress.

  • Sign the Petition to Congress: Pass a Clean Budget with No Big Business Riders

    Every time must-pass bills like the budget to fund our government come around, lawmakers and their corporate lobbyists try to sneak in unrelated poison pill policy riders to help out Big Business.

    Conservative lawmakers are working to suffocate entire agencies that regulate Wall Street and prohibit rules that would get money out of politics, protect consumers and hold corporations accountable.

    We can’t stand for that.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, urge Congress not to slip special interest poison pill riders into this year’s spending bills. The budget process is supposed to be about funding our government — not sneaking through special favors for corporate lobbyists.

    Provisions that roll back Wall Street reforms and enable corporations to hide their political spending do not belong in government funding bills.

  • Email Your U.S. Representative: Don’t Let Big Pharma Extend its Monopolies

    With drug-resistant diseases multiplying year after year, we do need new antibiotics to take on some of the biggest threats to public health, but giving pharma longer monopolies is not the answer.

    The REVAMP Act would only increase the price of lifesaving medications so corporations can reap more profits and wouldn’t get us the new antibiotics that we need.

    Send a letter to your U.S. representative urging him or her to vote to reject the REVAMP Act.

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

  • Amplify Your Impact – Call Congress Now

    Your email will help move your representative toward action. But calling is one of the most important ways to get your point across.

    Can we count on you to take three minutes to call the Capitol switchboard with your address?

    Call: 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment to let us know how the call went.

    (Be prepared to give your address to the operator)

    Hello,

    My name is [Name], I’m a constituent from [Town] and I’m calling today to urge Representative [Name] to vote ‘No’ on any exclusivity voucher amendment introduced as part of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.

    These vouchers would give pharma corporations the ability to extend a monopoly on a drug of their choosing by one year, which could cost Americans billions by delaying generic competition on high priced medicines.

    Thank you for your time!

  • Tell the EPA: Stop Rollbacks of the Chemical Disaster Rule

    Add Your Name Below and We’ll Submit Your Comment Before the August 23 Deadline

    Subject: Stop Rollbacks of the Chemical Disaster Rule, Docket EPA-HQ-OEM-2015-0725

    Dear EPA Administrator Wheeler:

    I’m writing to oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s rollbacks of the Chemical Disaster Rule. Each year, an average of 150 fires, leaks, explosions and other incidents occur at chemical plants. The Chemical Disaster Rule helps protect workers and communities, yet the EPA is proposing to repeal all of the disaster prevention measures. The EPA should keep and implement the full Chemical Disaster Rule.

    Along the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Harvey proved how devastating it can be when natural disasters impact chemical facilities. The EPA should be working to prevent catastrophic incidents, especially as the risk for extreme weather events is on the rise.

    The EPA claims that the chemical industry will save $88 million/year through these repeals – a tiny amount for the industry. But when a chemical disaster happens again – and it will – a single event can cause at least $220 million in harm. The cost of doing business should include the cost of operating safely.

    The EPA must not weaken or delay emergency response requirements, nor should it deny chemical hazard information to exposed communities. Make companies use safer, less hazardous chemicals and put into place more robust preparation, planning and incident review.

    Sincerely,

  • Sign the Petition to Congress: Reject “Round 2” of the Trump-GOP Tax Scam

    Six months ago, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans passed a tax overhaul that will scam the American people out of $1.9 trillion.

    Now they want to pass another tax scam bill before this year’s election.

    If passed, the bill could cost another $1 trillion and would largely benefit corporations and the superrich at the expense of working families, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and hungry children.

    Add Your Name Now

    I am opposed to any new tax cuts that benefit the wealthy and result in cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education and more.

    Instead, Congress should be voting to repeal the Trump-GOP tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations.

    I demand that you reject “Round 2” of Trump-GOP tax cuts that benefit the wealthy at the expense of working families.

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    RSVP to Join the Democracy Leaders Call

    Join us for a call about the most crucial and timely campaigns to win a democracy that puts people before big money, is participatory and recognizes the self-worth of every individual and every voice.

    What: Democracy Leaders call about Families Belong Together demonstrations, Confront Corruption, Demand Democracy vigils, the Florida Second Chances Campaign and the Secure Our Vote Campaign

    When: 4 p.m. Eastern Wednesday, June 27

    RSVP Below for Call-in Information

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    Sign Up to Join Public Citizen’s Democracy Leaders Network

    Over the years, Public Citizen has built up a broad-base of “Democracy Leaders” to take our demands to the streets and grow our burgeoning democracy movement.

    As Trump treats the White House as a wholly-owned subsidiary of his corporate empire and big money in politics continues to corrode our democracy, the role of our Democracy Leaders has never been more vital.

    Join Democracy Leaders and you’ll get frequent updates about actions that you can take, as well as optional calls to connect you with professional organizers leading the movement to fight corruption and demand democracy.

    Sign Up Now to Join the Democracy Leaders and Do Your Part to Protect and Strengthen American Democracy

  • Tell News Outlets to Cover the Connection Between Climate Change and Record-Breaking Heat

    The frequency and severity of hot days and heat waves during the summer months across the United States are being fueled by climate change.

    But few media outlets are making this connection.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, urge news outlets to cover the relationship between extreme heat and climate change when reporting on heat waves and record-breaking heat.

  • Take the Next Step: Call Your State Senator and Demand Election Security Funding

    Here’s how to call your state senators and encourage them to designate funding in the state budget for election security.

    1. Use this lookup tool to find your state senator’s contact information. Click on your town, then click the link that says “Legislators for District __” and scroll down to the “Senators” section of the page.

    2. Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone, or leave a message:

    "Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY/TOWN] and I’m concerned about the security of our elections.

    I am calling to ask you to support funding to replace insecure and outdated voting machines with paper ballot and scanner voting machines. With only a few weeks left to appropriate state funding or designate federal funding granted for this purpose, New Jersey has an important but narrow opportunity to start securing our elections. Thank you for your time.

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Email Your NJ State Senators and Urge Them to Make Election Security Funding a Top Priority

     

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    Tell Your Senator: Vote ‘Yes’ on the CREATES Act to Lower Drug Prices

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    Amplify Your Impact: Call Your Senators Now

    Your email will help move your elected officials towards action. But calling is one of the most important ways to get your point across.

    Can we count on you to take three minutes and call the Capitol switchboard with your address?

    Call 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment to let us know how the calls went.

    (Be prepared to give your address to the operator)

    Hello,

    My name is [Name], I’m a constituent from [Town] and I’m calling today to urge Senator/Representative [name] to vote to pass the CREATES Act out of committee so that we can end Big Pharma’s REMS abuse and make prescription drugs more affordable for millions of Americans.

    Thank you for your time.

  • Demand an End to Corporate Secrecy

    The United States is among the top five countries for setting up anonymous shell corporations — which shield wrongdoers from law enforcement officials and help tax dodgers stick the rest of us with the bill for needed government services.

    Bipartisan legislation pending in Congress would stop the secrecy by requiring most companies formed in the U.S. to disclose their beneficial owners — the people behind the corporations that ultimately benefit.

    However, it needs your support to pass.

    Tell Your Representative to Support the Corporate Transparency Act

  • Tell Senator Flanagan to Let New York Vote

    Help Bring Automatic Voter Registration, Pre-registration of 16 and 17-year-olds and Early Voting to New York State

    Call New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan at (518) 455-2071 and say this to the staffer who answers the phone, or leave a message:

    I’m a New Yorker calling because it should be easier for New Yorkers to register and vote, and I want to urge Senator Flanagan to bring bills S3304A and S7400A to the senate floor for a vote. Automatic voter registration, pre-registration of 16 and 17-year-olds and early voting are all crucial reforms needed to give eligible New Yorkers better access to the polls. Thank you for your time.

    Please fill out the form below so we know how many people took action.

  • Join Us at the CPS Energy Public Hearing to Demand the Utility Stop Burning Coal and Transition to Renewable Energy

    In March, CPS Energy rolled out its “Flexible Plan,” which proposed a future that called for the city-owned utility to burn coal for electricity until at least 2042.

    That’s a shockingly irresponsible proposal in the face of escalating climate change and continuing pollution in the San Antonio region.

    Public Citizen and our partners pushed back on this proposal and urged the utility to revise the plan to phase out coal and natural gas much more quickly. We also asked utility leadership to give the people of San Antonio — who technically own the utility — a chance to weigh in on this important decision.

    CPS Energy hasn’t committed to phasing out fossil fuels yet, but it has scheduled a public hearing — and given that the public usually isn’t allowed to speak at CPS Energy Board of Directors meetings, we can’t miss this opportunity to show up and be heard.

    WHAT: Presentation and public hearing on CPS Energy’s future energy plan
    WHEN: 5:00 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13
    WHERE: Villita Assembly Building (401 Villita St)

    We need as many people as possible to show up wearing blue shirts and, if possible, to speak in support of retiring the coal-fired Spruce power plant by 2025 and transitioning to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2030.

    Wind and solar energy, paired with energy storage, can replace dirty fossil fuels.

    Sign Up Now to Attend the Public Hearing

  • Take the Next Step: Call Your Assemblymembers and Demand Election Security Funding

    Here’s how to call your assemblymembers and encourage them to allocate funding in the state budget for election security.

    1. Use this lookup tool to find your assemblymembers’ contact information. Click on your town, then click the link that says “Legislators for District __” and scroll down to the “Assembly” section of the page.

    2. Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone, or leave a message:

    "Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY/TOWN] and I’m concerned about the security of our elections.

    I am calling to ask you to support funding to replace insecure and outdated voting machines with paper ballot and scanner voting machines. With only a few weeks left to appropriate funding for election security, New Jersey has an important but narrow opportunity to start securing our elections. Thank you for your time.

    3. Repeat step 2 to call your other assemblymember.

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Email Your NJ Assemblymembers and Urge Them to Make Election Security Funding a Top Priority

     

  • Fight the Corporate Push in NAFTA

    Email Your State Legislators

    Use the form below to ask your state legislators to sign an important letter opposing investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in NAFTA.

  • Urge Senator Cullerton to Make Medicines Affordable in Illinois

    In April, the Illinois House of Representatives voted to make medicines more affordable by stopping generic drug price gouging.

    If this bill passes through the state Senate, it would protect Illinois residents from price gouging by generic pharmaceutical corporations.

    But Illinois Sen. John Cullerton is holding up the process.

    Will you email Senator Cullerton’s office with your version of the message below?

    We suggest adding a personal story if you or someone you know has paid a lot for a prescription or has been affected by high drug prices.

  • Replace NAFTA: Email Your Member of Congress

    It’s hard to keep track of exactly what’s going on with NAFTA.

    Luckily, Lori Wallach — director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch — has laid out the road map to get a deal that puts people and the planet first.

    Tell your representative to read this important NAFTA analysis and call for talks to continue until our demands are met.

  • Register for the Michigan People’s Trade Summit

    This summit — hosted by Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, Sierra Club and the Huron Valley Labor Council — will help equip trade justice advocates like you with the tools needed to continue the fight for both workers and the environment.

    Experts will discuss the impacts of NAFTA on Michigan and how to advocate for a successful replacement.

    What:      Michigan People’s Trade Summit
    When:     10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 2
    Where:    Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Register for This Free Event

  • Tell Your Representative to Kill the Bank Lobbyist Act

    The U.S. House Vote is Tomorrow, So Call Now

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial 888-291-9824. Then dial 2 to be connected to your representative.

    2. Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN.
    • I’m calling to ask the congressperson to vote no on the House version of Senate Bill 2155. This bill will roll back the critical Wall Street protections enacted after the 2008 financial crash. We can’t afford to risk another taxpayer-funded bailout of big banks.

    3. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Tell House Speaker Paul Ryan to Drop His Arbitrary NAFTA Deadline

    Sign the Petition to Paul Ryan:

    We, the undersigned, demand that you lift your arbitrary May 17 deadline for a NAFTA deal. The only real deadline for NAFTA renegotiations is when a deal is completed that removes NAFTA’s job outsourcing incentives and adds improved provisions, starting with strong labor and environmental standards with swift and certain enforcement.

  • Sign On to Our Letter Telling the FEC You Support Strong Disclaimer Rules for Internet Campaign Ads

    To protect our elections, the FEC’s Internet Communication Disclaimers rule should be comprehensive and modern, and take into account the ways that internet advertising is different from other forms of advertising.

    Internet campaign ads must be required to include either a full disclaimer or, if size or format makes a full disclaimer impractical, then a shortened disclaimer such as “Paid for by…” with a link that goes directly to a full disclaimer. The funder of an ad must be made explicit because most people do not bother clicking on links.

    The disclaimer rules should be in place as soon as possible. Dark money ads and Russian meddling influenced the 2016 election, and without these rules in place, it will happen again in 2018.

    Finally, the FEC should make public copies of all paid internet political messages, as well as their funding sources and target audiences. Libraries like this already exist for television advertising under the Communications Act of 1934. Similar rules for internet ads will ensure enforcement of laws against foreign meddling in our elections.

    Add Your Name and We’ll Submit This Comment and a List of Signers to the FEC

  • Tell Amazon Not to Limit the Rights of Their Workers

    Amazon is being sued for harassment by workers with whom they contract — but the workers have a clause in their employee contracts that prevents them from receiving justice.

    If Amazon is serious about being a progressive company that protects its workers, it will kick this unfair provision out of their workplace contracts and stop silencing victims of discrimination and harassment.

    Sign Our Open Letter Urging Amazon to End Forced Arbitration for Its Workers

    (Read the full letter here)

  • Congress: Let Medicare Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

    Can we count on you to take three minutes to call the Capitol switchboard and ask your representative to let Medicare negotiate?

    Call 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment in the comment box to let us know how the call went.

    Be prepared to give the operator your address, and ask to speak with your U.S. representative.

    Hello,

    My name is [Name], I’m from [Town] and I’m calling today to urge my representative to support legislation allowing Medicare Part D to directly negotiate prescription drug prices so that we can make medicines more affordable for all.

    Medicare Part D negotiation is supported by nine out of 10 voters and would help us save billions of dollars in our health care system.

    Thank you for your time.

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    Tell Congress: Let Medicare Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

    On the campaign trail, Trump promised to let Medicare negotiate lower prices for prescriptions.

    But now that the self-titled “master dealmaker” has abandoned that promise, we need Congress to do what Trump won’t: act to make medicines more affordable through negotiation.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on Congress to support legislation allowing Medicare Part D to directly negotiate prescription drug prices so that we can make medicines more affordable for all.

    Without negotiation, Medicare routinely pays more than other wealthy countries for the very same brand-name medicines.

  • Tell Your Representative to Let Medicare Negotiate Prescription Prices

    President Donald Trump just made an announcement about high prescription prices, but his proposals don't go far enough to reform our greed-driven system.

    Notably, the self-titled “master dealmaker” ditched his campaign promise to let Medicare negotiate lower prices for prescriptions — which it can’t do under current law.

    Now we need Congress to do what Trump won’t: act to make medicines more affordable through negotiation.

    The public support for Medicare negotiation is overwhelming right now — nine out of 10 Americans support it — but we need to make sure your representative hears from you to make this a reality.

    Email your U.S. representative and urge him or her to support Medicare Part D negotiation.

    We suggest adding a personal story if you or someone you know has paid a lot for a prescription or has been affected by high drug prices.

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    Tell AT&T and Novartis: Disclose Your Agreements with Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

    AT&T and the giant pharmaceutical corporation Novartis have admitted paying more than $1 million to the shell company controlled by Trump attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen.

    The payments went to the same shell company Cohen used to make hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.

    Their legal agreements must be disclosed so we can find out what services they hoped to obtain from his operation, and what services were in fact provided.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on AT&T and Novartis to disclose the full, written agreements they maintained with Michael Cohen’s Essential Consulting, LLC. The companies’ shareholders — and the public — have a right to know why they paid more than $1 million to the same shell company Cohen used to make hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.

  • Don't Let New Mexico Become the De Facto Dump Site for Toxic Waste

    Tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Reject Holtec International’s Lethal Waste Dump Proposal

    The NRC is accepting comments on Holtec International’s proposal to bring up to 100,000 metric tons of high-level radioactive waste from nuclear reactors around the country to southeast New Mexico.

    The deadline to submit comments is July 30 — so we need to speak out fast.

    Send the Below Comment to the NRC NOW to Stop the Creation of a Nuclear Waste Dump in New Mexico

    [Please feel free to edit the comment to make it your own.]

  • Don't Waste New Mexico

    Tell the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Reject Lethal Waste Dump Proposal

    The NRC is accepting comments on Holtec International’s proposal to bring up to 100,000 metric tons of spent fuel, high-level radioactive waste, from nuclear reactors around the country to southeast New Mexico.

    The deadline to submit comments is July 30.

    Send Comments to the NRC NOW to Stop Nuclear Waste Dump in New Mexico

  • Join Us and Together, Let’s Stand Up to Wall Street Greed

    Under the Trump administration, assaults on consumers are coming like never before.

    That’s why it’s never been more important for consumers across the country to step up their activism to keep Big Banks from preying on consumers.

    What: Grassroots conference call on ways we can work together to resist Big Bank greed and protect consumers

    When: Thursday, May 17 (time to be announced)

    Sign Up Below and We’ll Follow Up With More Information

  • Congress: Let Medicare Negotiate Lower Drug Prices

    We’ll make sure your email makes it to the office of your representative, but calling the office today will take your ask one step further.

    Can we count on you to take three minutes to call the Capitol switchboard and ask your representative to let Medicare negotiate?

    Call 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment in the comment box to let us know how the call went.

    Be prepared to give the operator your address, and ask to speak with your U.S. representative.

    Hello,

    My name is [Name], I’m from [Town] and I’m calling today to urge my representative to support legislation allowing Medicare Part D to directly negotiate prescription drug prices so that we can make medicines more affordable for all.

    Medicare Part D negotiation is supported by nine out of 10 voters and would help us save billions of dollars in our health care system.

    Thank you for your time.

  • Tell Your Representative to Let Medicare Negotiate Prescription Prices

    President Donald Trump just made an announcement about high prescription prices, but his proposals don't go far enough to reform our greed-driven system.

    Notably, the self-titled “master dealmaker” ditched his campaign promise to let Medicare negotiate lower prices for prescriptions — which it can’t do under current law.

    Now we need Congress to do what Trump won’t: act to make medicines more affordable through negotiation.

    The public support for Medicare negotiation is overwhelming right now — nine out of 10 Americans support it — but we need to make sure your representative hears from you to make this a reality.

    Email your U.S. representative and urge him or her to support Medicare Part D negotiation.

    We suggest adding a personal story if you or someone you know has paid a lot for a prescription or has been affected by high drug prices.

  • Tell Maryland Media to Commit to Climate Coverage

    In Maryland and across the country, we need a vastly louder, better public conversation about climate change if we are going to beat the existential threat of our time.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on Maryland news outlets to work together to raise awareness about the climate threats facing Maryland. We urge you to provide ongoing climate coverage — and inform, engage, provoke and build momentum to address this crisis.

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    Tell AT&T and Novartis: Disclose Your Agreements with Trump Attorney Michael Cohen

    AT&T and the giant pharmaceutical corporation Novartis have admitted paying more than $1 million to the shell company controlled by Trump attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen.

    The payments went to the same shell company Cohen used to make hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.

    Their legal agreements must be disclosed so we can find out what services they hoped to obtain from his operation, and what services were in fact provided.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on AT&T and Novartis to disclose the full, written agreements they maintained with Michael Cohen’s Essential Consulting, LLC. The companies’ shareholders — and the public — have a right to know why they paid more than $1 million to the same shell company Cohen used to make hush money payments to Stormy Daniels.

  • Ask Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to Appoint Open Government Committee

     

  • Urge House Republican Leadership to Support Emergency Legislation to Keep the Clean Elections Program Strong

     

  • Ask Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to Appoint Open Government Committee

    Dear Lieutenant Governor Patrick:

    Meaningful citizen participation depends on access to information. Government transparency and accountability are fundamental to our representative democracy.

    With your leadership, the Texas Senate twice passed several important reforms – with nearly unanimous support – in an effort to ensure they would finally become law.

    But these reforms were killed by special interests who want to continue to spend taxpayer money without having to answer to the taxpayers. Now taxpayers across the state will continue to be left in the dark when it comes to billions of dollars of state and local government contracts.

    The Legislature did pass SCR 56, which calls upon the speaker of the House of Representatives and the lieutenant governor to appoint a joint interim committee to study opportunities to improve our open government laws, including the Public Information Act. We write now to ask you to maintain your strong leadership on this issue by appointing the Senate members to this joint interim committee as soon as possible.

    We also ask that Senator Kirk Watson be appointed as the Senate committee’s co-chair since he authored SCR 56 and many of the other pro-transparency bills that the Senate passed.

    Thank you for leading the charge to restore government transparency.

    SCR 56 gives all of us a chance to capitalize on the Senate’s hard work from last session.

    Please help us to take full advantage of this opportunity by making thoughtful appointments quickly.

    Sincerely,

    Add Your Name to the Letter Now

  • Call Secretary of State Tahesha Way and Urge Her to Secure the Vote in New Jersey

    New Jersey now has $10 million from the federal government to spend toward election security.

    But not all voting systems are created equal. We need to ensure that the funds are spent on paper ballot scanner voting systems — the only real safeguard against hacks and errors.

    Here’s how easy it is to call Secretary Way and encourage her to publicly call for and prioritize upgrading to a paper ballot scanner system in New Jersey:

    1. Dial 609-777-2581 to be connected to Secretary Way's office.

    2. Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone, or leave a message:

    "Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY/TOWN] and I’m concerned about the security of our elections.

    I am thrilled there is federal funding available for New Jersey to help us replace our paperless voting machines, which are prone to hacks and errors. I strongly urge Secretary Way to require voter marked paper ballots for new machine purchases and to work to find additional funding for their replacement in every county. This would make a great difference in upholding the integrity of New Jersey’s vote. Thank you for your time."

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Call Governor Wolf and Urge Him to Fight for More Funding to Secure the Vote in Pennsylvania

    Thanks to a state directive, all Pennsylvania counties without paper voting systems need to acquire such systems by the end of next year.

    But even with recent funds provided by the federal government, many counties can’t afford these new systems — leaving election security out of reach for Pennsylvanians all across the state.

    Here’s how easy it is to call Governor Tom Wolf and encourage him to find additional funding to secure the vote:

    1. Dial 717-787-2500 to be connected to Governor Wolf's office.

    2. Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone, or leave a message:

    "Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY/TOWN] and I’m concerned about the security of our elections.
    I’m calling today to thank Governor Wolf for the state directive that counties must replace their paperless voting machines by the end of next year. I agree this is an important step to safeguard against hacks and errors. I am calling to encourage the governor to make election security funding a top priority in his upcoming budget negotiations. This is a priority for me as a Pennsylvania voter and I want to ensure additional funds are provided to ensure all the paperless counties can afford to replace their vulnerable voting machines. Thank you for your time."

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Novartis: Stop Working With the U.S. to Keep Medicine Prices High Around the World

    Novartis has been bullying countries through the U.S. Trade Representative and global forums.

    The corporation has threatened to go to many lengths — including circumventing national courts — to defend its monopoly rights, even when doing so goes against the public interest.

    It's time to take a stand so that governments are not bullied out of using their legal right to challenge high prices charged by big pharmaceutical companies like Novartis.

    Call on Novartis to stop working with the U.S. to bully countries for improving access to medicines for all.

    To Joerg Reinhardt, Chairman of Novartis Board of Directors;

    We call on you to ensure that the new CEO of Novartis, Vasant Narasimhan, does not repeat his predecessor’s tactics of making the U.S. government do Big Pharma’s bidding — threatening and bullying countries from using their legal right to decrease the price of medicines. These legal rights are preserved in the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and affirmed in the Doha Declaration.

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    Tell Ford to Clean Up its Act

    According to a report from InfluenceMap, the auto industry spent $49 million lobbying in 2017, the highest amount since 2008.

    Lobbying by the industry — including Ford Motor Company — has a real effect on policy. The lobbying already has persuaded the Trump administration to begin rolling back clean car standards, standards that would save consumers money at the pump and ratchet down emissions from the single largest source of carbon pollution in the country.

    Shareholders know that much of Ford’s power comes from undisclosed political spending, which is why they’ve filed shareholder resolutions asking the company to be upfront about its political spending.

    Sign the petition today to tell Ford to stop polluting our politics and our planet.

    We’ll deliver the petitions next week to Ford’s World Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

    Dear Ford:

    Thanks to the clean car standards, Americans like me are saving money at the pump, breathing cleaner air and starting to ratchet down emissions from the single largest source of carbon pollution in the country.

    In 2012, you committed to meet and uphold these standards. And your chairman Bill Ford has championed the company’s commitment to tackle climate change for future generations.

    That’s why I am disturbed to see you and other automakers working with the Trump administration to undo these critical safeguards and failing to disclose the money you spend in secret to block critical progress on climate change.

    Ford can’t claim to be a responsible company while it lobbies — often in the shadows — to drive us backward.

    Please drop any efforts to delay, weaken or block the clean car standards. Seize the opportunity. Go forward, not backward!

    Sincerely,

  • Continue the Crack Down on Auto Lending Discrimination

    For decades, people of color have paid significantly higher interest rates on car loans than other buyers of equal credit worthiness.

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) put in place guidance to fight such discrimination — but auto lenders and their allies in Congress are trying to repeal the CFPB’s enforcement actions — in ways that would tie the bureau’s hands for the long term.

    With all the evidence of continued discrimination in auto lending, repealing the consumer bureau’s guidance is tantamount to endorsing discrimination.

    Tell your representative to oppose H.J. Res. 132. Lawmakers should be backing, not blocking, efforts to crack down on discrimination in auto lending.

  • Sign the Petition: No New ISDS Case

    Multinational fish farm corporation Cooke Aquaculture has threatened to bring a new NAFTA ISDS case against a Washington state environmental law. It said U.S. taxpayers should fork over $76 million, plus lost expected profits if the law goes into effect. Well, the law is going into effect. And Cooke could launch its ISDS case any day.

    Experiences from past ISDS threats have shown that public pressure can force companies to back down to avoid a PR nightmare.

    To protect the new law, which was hard won by tribes and other activists fighting to protect native salmon and local bays and rivers in Washington state, we need to make sure that Cooke knows that we are watching.

    Sign the Petition to the Cooke Corporation:

    We, the undersigned, call on you to publicly announce that you will not bring an ISDS case against Washington state’s aquaculture law. If you make any move to follow through on your threat to bring a case, we will make sure that you become the poster child for why ISDS must be eliminated in NAFTA.

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    Mick Mulvaney Must Go

    “If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”

    That’s how former member of Congress Mick Mulvaney explained he operated when he served as a representative from South Carolina.

    What makes this astounding admission even worse: Mulvaney offered this confession at a bankers’ convention.

    And he serves as the interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Elizabeth Warren-created agency that protects consumers from banking industry scams and abuses, which Mulvaney is trying to destroy.

    Add Your Name Now

    Pay-to-Play Mulvaney must be removed from office. He has said the consumer bureau is a “sick joke,” and he’s doing everything he can to dismantle the agency.

  • Tell Your Representative: Impeach Scott Pruitt

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is unfit to lead the EPA. He has misused his office for improper purpose and for personal gain, and he must go, immediately.

    Congress must call for his impeachment.

    Here’s how easy it is to call your representative:

    1. Dial 1-844-705-9269. Then enter your zip code to be directed to your senator.

    2. After hearing a brief message, you will be prompted to enter your zip code. You will then be patched through to your representative’s office.

    3. Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN.
    • I’m calling today to urge the representative to please call for the impeachment of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. He has misused the office for improper purpose and personal gain, and he must go, immediately. Thank you for your time.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Tell Your Senators to Support Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller

    The nation is on alert that President Donald Trump could push us into a constitutional crisis by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s boss — or Mueller himself, at any moment.

    Your senators need to hear from you that you are counting on them to support bipartisan legislation to protect Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation and maintain the rule of law.

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial (866) 888-5744. Then enter your zip code to be directed to your senator.

    2. Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN.
    • I’m calling today to request that the senator support the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act — new, bipartisan legislation to stop President Trump from firing Robert Mueller or otherwise attempting to obstruct the Russia investigation. Thank you for your time.

    3. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • No TPP 2.0 in NAFTA

    President Trump reportedly told his advisers to look into rejoining the disastrous, corporate-rigged Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). He walked that back.

    But if we do not stay vigilant, parts of the TPP could be revived in the NAFTA renegotiations speeding to completion now!

  • Urge Governor Tom Wolf, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres and Election Commissioner Jonathan Marks to Fight for More Funding to Secure the Vote in Pennsylvania

     

  • Email Secretary Way and Urge Her to Secure the Vote in New Jersey

     

  • Urge your State Representative to Make Medicines Affordable in Illinois

    This week, the Illinois General Assembly will decide whether to move the Illinois Generic Drug Price Fairness Act one step closer to becoming law.

    If this bill makes it across the finish line, it would protect Illinois residents from price gouging by certain generic pharmaceutical corporations.

    Will you email your state representative with your version of the message below?

    We suggest adding a personal story if you or someone you know has paid a lot for a prescription or has been affected by high drug prices.

  • Volunteer for Climate Action on Earth Day

    Public Citizen will be at the EarthX event in Dallas this weekend to spread awareness about how cities can take action on climate change.

    We’re excited for the event, but we could use some volunteers to help out.

    If you sign up now, it will help us plan, and we can arrange for free parking at the event. But you also can just stop by our booth — number 3518 — and we’ll put you to work. Attendance is free if you register for a ticket ahead of time at www.Earthx.org/attend. Learn more about the event and all it has to offer here.

    WHAT: Volunteer with Public Citizen at EarthX
    WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday, April 20-22
    WHERE: Fair Park in Dallas

    Sign Up to Volunteer

  • Join Public Citizen at EarthX

    What: The world's largest environmental expo, conference and film festival.

    Where: Fair Park, Dallas, Texas

    When: 12 p.m. Saturday, April 21

    The cost to attend the conference is $5, or you can attend for free if you register at earthx.org/attend. Learn more about the event and all it has to offer here.

    Sign Up Below and We’ll Follow Up With More Information on How to Meet Up

  • Don’t Let Mick Mulvaney Undermine the CFPB

    Show Your Support for Strong CFPB Enforcement Tools to Hold Bad Actors Accountable

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to hold financial companies accountable for illegal actions and to make consumer voices heard.

    But the temporary head of the agency, Mick Mulvaney, has made it clear that he favors Big Banks over ripped-off consumers. He's seeking to blunt the tools — formally known as civil investigative demands — which are used by the CFPB to investigate financial corporations accused of abusing their customers.

    Mulvaney is having the CFPB collect feedback from the "public" about these demands, but the people most likely to know what a "civil investigative demand" is are the lawyers, lobbyists and executives at the very financial companies that could be investigated by the CFPB.

    We believe Mulvaney wants to use their feedback as an excuse to handcuff the CFPB and prevent it from doing its job.

    That's where you come in.

    Add your voice and explain why you believe the CFPB should be able to use all of the tools available to it, in order to protect consumers.

    Important note: Your comment is most effective if you edit the sample letter below and share why this is important to you in your own words. However, please do not include any sensitive personal information, as your submission will be published online, unedited.

  • Replace NAFTA: Email Your Member of Congress

    NAFTA talks are now going 24-7.

    Negotiators are aiming to strike a deal on the thorniest issues within the next few weeks and to produce a final deal by June.

    This may be our final window to demand a NAFTA replacement that benefits people instead of corporations.

  • Ask Your Legislators to Help Secure Our Vote

    Make Sure Your State Legislators Are Doing Their Part to Secure The Vote

  • Email Governor Phil Murphy and Urge Him to Secure the Vote in New Jersey

     

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    Tell Congress: Impeach Scott Pruitt

    Legal scholars agree that impeachment is warranted for officials who abuse their power, abuse the public trust or engage in conduct that warrants dismissal from an office of public trust.

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt exceeds the standard for impeachable offenses.

    He must be impeached.

    Add Your Name Now

    Immersed in an astounding number of ethical scandals, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt is pursuing policies that make him a clear and present danger to public health and planetary well-being.

    He must go, immediately.

    We, the undersigned, call on Congress to remove EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt from office by impeaching and convicting him for abuses of power and other impeachable offenses.

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    Shame on Governor Cuomo

    Tell Cuomo You’re Outraged and Demand Early Voting Pass This Session

    Governor Andrew Cuomo claims to be a progressive leader — but his budget prioritized the will of the wealthy over the will of the masses.

    It included tax breaks for casinos and Wall Street and left out funding for early voting — a commonsense reform that enables every New Yorker to exercise their basic democratic rights without unnecessary barriers.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, are outraged that you failed to keep funding for early voting in the budget and demand you right this wrong by passing early voting this session. No more empty promises.

  • Get Involved in San Antonio Climate Action Now

    The City of San Antonio is taking a big step by developing a climate action and adaptation plan.

    But the success of this effort depends on participation from community members like you.

    There are several ways to get involved:

    • Attend a meeting of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP) steering committee or one of the working groups.

      There are five working groups (Energy and Buildings, Transportation and Land Use, Solid Waste, Water and Natural Resources, and Climate Equity). Each meeting includes a time for citizens to be heard. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts about what a climate action plan should look like. You don’t need to be an expert and we can help you work on your statement, if you’d like.
    • Join the block walking team to knock on doors and let others in the San Antonio community know about the climate plan and how to support the effort.

      San Antonio is a big city and we and our allies are committed to helping inform as many people as possible about the climate planning process. Volunteers will get training and materials to make the process easy — and fun!
    • Write blog posts, op-eds and letters to the editor, and share information on social media. Communication is key to building support for a strong climate plan.

      We can work with you to craft a message and amplify your voice.
    • Assist with research.

    Whatever your skills and interests are, we want to work with you to make the San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation Plan the best that it can be.

    Sign Up to Get Involved and Leave a Comment Below to Let Us Know How You’d Like to Help

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    Tell Trump: Don’t Repeal the Clean Power Plan

    Trump wants to repeal the Clean Power Plan despite its contributions to public health, the economy and the environment.

    Don’t let him put corporate polluters ahead of what’s best for America.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, oppose your attack on our health, economy and climate. The Clean Power Plan curbs otherwise unlimited carbon pollution from power plants and encourages the development of and investment in clean, renewable energy. By moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan, you are undermining vital health protections that reduce air pollution, address climate change and prevent premature deaths. Don’t repeal the Clean Power Plan.

  • Tell the University of California: Make Xtandi Affordable for All

    A widely used and expensive prostate cancer medicine — Xtandi — was developed in a UCLA laboratory with public funds.

    The UC system is now defending a Big Pharma monopoly to keep the price of Xtandi high in developing countries.

    Will you sign our letter urging the University of California president to stop fighting for the industry’s drug monopoly and make Xtandi affordable for all?

    Dear President Napolitano,

    As U.S. taxpayers and California residents, we are writing to you as a leader within the UC system about its relation to the prostate cancer drug enzalutamide (brand name - Xtandi) developed on UCLA’s campus with taxpayer dollars.

    In March 2016, UCLA sold its royalty interests on three patents it held on this drug to Royalty Pharma for $1.14 billion, with almost half of this figure going back to the university. This lifesaving prostate cancer drug was developed at UCLA with the support of grants from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense. Despite this, the drug is sold at $147,000 per year per patient in the United States. Further, although this drug does not have a patent in India, where prostate cancer is among the top ten types of cancers, UCLA has now filed a patent claim with Delhi High Court, obstructing the introduction of an affordable generic competitor. This is alarming because UCLA, which has developed this drug with public funding and licensed the drug without protections to ensure affordable pricing, is now acting on the behest of the pharmaceutical corporations it has sold the drug to, rather than patients.

    Lives are at stake. UCLA can and must live up to its mission as a public research university. That mission is “the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society.” If discoveries made at UCLA with public funding are priced out of the reach of ordinary people, they do not contribute to this critical mission and they force American taxpayers to instead pay with their lives. By filing this patent claim, UCLA is complicit in denying critically ill patients medicines they need.

    Since our requests to the Board of Regents have gone unanswered, we are now requesting a public meeting to discuss this issue and to urge you to take action, including:

    1. Dropping the patent claim in India;
    2. Meeting with a UCLA student delegation on campus; and
    3. Upholding the UC commitments made in 2009 to implement global access licensing that would ensure that medications and medical innovations developed at UCLA are accessible and affordable in low- and middle-income countries.

    We urge you to fight on behalf of the patients who cannot afford these taxpayer-funded drugs, rather than fight a legal battle on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry.

    Sincerely,

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    Corporate Lobbyists Have No Business Making Government Policy on Behalf of Their Former Clients

    Donald Trump’s ethics executive order prohibits government officials who formerly worked as lobbyists from working on the same issues they worked on as lobbyists in the previous two years.

    But we found three dozen cases where this prohibition appears to have been violated, with waivers granted in only six of the 36 instances.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on U.S. government ethics officers to uphold President Trump’s ethics executive order. They must take action against former corporate lobbyists who are violating the order by working on the same issues they worked on as lobbyists.

  • Sign the Petition: Resign or Divest Now

    A new Public Citizen report reveals Trump Cabinet members’ and top advisers’ longstanding personal financial entanglements with the Chinese government and government-connected firms.

    This could explain the long delay in action on China trade, despite being a favorite punching bag of candidate Trump.

    A comprehensive new China trade policy is decades overdue. But we are extremely unlikely to get the changes we need if the conflicts of interest continue.

    Sign the Petition to the Trump Administration:

    U.S. trade policy with China needs a major overhaul. But we won’t get a policy that puts working people first from officials with past and existing personal financial entanglements with the Chinese government and Chinese state-owned firms. We demand that all members of the Trump administration fully divest from any potential conflicts of interest or resign.

  • The People vs. Big Pharma

    Pharmaceutical corporations spend millions lobbying to keep drug prices high. We’re fighting back by building a people-powered activist network to demand affordable medicines.

    If you’re one of the more than 80 percent of Americans who want lower drug prices, sign up to be part of our campaign today.

    You will be a part of a growing movement to fight Big Pharma’s power. You can participate in many ways:

    • Call, write and meet with members of Congress.
    • Share your story.
    • Join us in Washington, D.C., for trainings and mobilization.

    Add your name below if you’re interested in being a part of our nationwide team of activists!

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    Email Your State Representative and Tell Them to Vote "No" on SB 403

  • Urge Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Senator Jeff Klein to Fully Fund Early Voting

    We have one week left to win early voting in New York.

    If we can get Governor Cuomo and State Senator Klein to stand strong in budget negotiations this week, New York easily will become the next state to implement early voting.

    Here’s how easy it is to call them and urge them to act:

    1. Dial 518-474-8390 to be connected to Governor Cuomo's office, and 518-455-3595 to be connected to State Senator Klein's.

    2. Say this to the staffer who picks up each of their phones:

    "Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY/TOWN].
    I’m calling today to urge [GOVERNOR CUOMO/SENATOR KLEIN] to include full funding for 14 days of early voting in the New York budget so every New Yorker can be heard in our elections. New York should be leading the country in voter participation, but our state has one of the lowest turnout rates in the country. That has to change. Thank you for your time."

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Take to the Streets if Trump Fires Mueller or Tries to Derail His Investigation

    Over the past few days, Trump has made it clear that he’d like Mueller to be fired.

    He’s testing the response to his appalling attacks on Mueller, and it’s time for us to show the firestorm he’ll face if he moves to shut down the investigation.

    Add Your Name to Pledge to Join a Rapid Response Action if Trump Fires Mueller or Obstructs the Russia Investigation

    By taking this pledge, you will be redirected to a Trump Is Not Above the Law coalition webpage where you can find a rapid response event near you or create your own to be added to the distributed events map.

  • Email Your State Legislators and Urge Them to Set the Rates on Prescription Drugs

    Right now, Maryland negotiates rates for hospital visits, overnight stays and medical supplies, but leaves the prices of prescription medicines completely up to Big Pharma corporations.

    The new proposal for a Maryland Drug Cost Review Commission will make sure prescription drug corporations have to play by the same rules.

    Write your legislators today and tell them that you want Maryland to set the rules for prescription drug prices.

    We recommend that you add to this letter a personal story or note to tell your delegate and state senator why you care about high drug prices and want to see Maryland push back against Big Pharma’s profiteering.

  • Take the Next Step: Call Your Delegate and State Senator and Urge Them to Lead on Affordable Drug Prices

    Maryland’s new Drug Cost Review Commission would be a game-changer in the state, so naturally it faces tough lobbying opposition from pharma corporations.

    Your delegate and state senator need to hear your voice to drown out the lobbyists.

    Will you call the Maryland General Assembly switchboard today and tell your delegate and state senator to vote for the Drug Cost Commission?

    Here’s the number: 1-800-492-7122

    You will need your address when you call; please record how it went below.

    Here’s a script to help you with your call:

    Hello, My name is [Name], and I’m calling from [Town] to ask Delegate/Senator [Name] to vote for the Drug Cost Review Commission bill (HB1194 for Delegates, SB1023 for Senators). Prescription drug companies hold all of the power in setting what we pay for the medicines we need.

    This bill will change that for Maryland, giving the state the ability to set the rates for the medicines they sell in the state so lifesaving medicines are within reach for everyday Marylanders like me.

    Please vote yes on the Drug Cost Review Commission bill when it comes up for a vote, and don’t let drug companies dilute it with amendments.

    Thank you for listening.

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    Tell Your Election Officials to Secure the Vote

    With dozens of states using electronic voting machines without adequate backups, there are very real risks of tampering or programming error.

    Simple solutions that secure our voting systems already exist — and we need your voice to ensure decision-makers act on them.

    Sign the Petition

    We, the undersigned, urge our election officials to secure the vote with meaningful post-election audits and voter-marked paper ballots.

    The integrity of our democracy depends on ensuring every vote is counted as cast.

  • Replace NAFTA: Email Your Member of Congress

     

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    Trump wants to repeal the Clean Power Plan despite how it helps our families, economy and environment.

    Don’t let him put corporate polluters ahead of what’s best for America.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, oppose your attack on our health, economy and climate. The Clean Power Plan curbs otherwise unlimited carbon pollution from power plants and encourages the development of and investment in clean, renewable energy. By moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan, you are undermining vital health protections that reduce air pollution, address climate change and prevent premature deaths. Don’t repeal the Clean Power Plan.

  • Tell the San Antonio City Council and CPS Energy Leadership: Don’t Burn Coal for 23 More Years

  • Tell DOI to Scrap Trump’s Dangerous Offshore Drilling Plan

    Add Your Name Below and We’ll Submit Your Comment Before the March 9 Deadline

    I am writing to urge you to protect our oceans and climate from expanded offshore drilling, and specifically I ask that you remove all planning areas from the United States' five-year leasing proposal. Burning the fossil fuels in the areas currently proposed would contribute 49.5 gigatons of carbon dioxide pollution, the equivalent of the emissions from 10.6 billion cars driven for a year.

    Expanding offshore drilling will deepen the climate crisis, fueling extreme weather events and driving sea-level rise. This is a road we cannot afford to go down. The best science shows that the United States should end offshore oil and gas leasing in all regions, including the Arctic.

    Catastrophic oil spills  an inevitable consequence of offshore drilling  destroy coastal communities and devastate marine life. And the federal government has already concluded that there would be a 75 percent chance of a major oil spill if development and production in the Chukchi Sea moved forward under even a single large lease sale. A major oil spill in the Arctic would be impossible to clean up.

    That's why I'm adamantly opposed to more offshore drilling, and so is the American public. More than 150 municipalities on the West and East coasts have formally voiced opposition to offshore drilling. And polls show that the majority of Americans support permanently protecting the Arctic Ocean from new oil and gas drilling. What's more, defense experts warn that Arctic drilling threatens national security, and keeping the eastern Gulf of Mexico off-limits to new drilling is critical to U.S. military readiness.

    For all these reasons, I urge you to do the right thing and remove all planning areas from the five-year leasing proposal.

    Sincerely,

  • Tell Congress: No Citizens United 2.0 Provisions in the Must-Pass Spending Bill

    Conservatives in Congress are trying to insert a package of Citizens United 2.0 provisions into the spending bill that would:

    • Block enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, which would allow a brand new stream of tax-deductible dark money to flow through churches and charities into our political system;
    • Stop the SEC from requiring companies to disclose their political spending;
    • Stop the IRS from creating clear definitions of nonprofit engagement in politics;
    • Loosen coordination rules between candidates and parties, letting even more money into our system; and
    • Prohibit federal contractors from being required to disclose their political donations.

    Help Stop This: Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to remove the Citizens United 2.0 package of anti-democracy riders from the must-pass spending bill immediately.

    The last thing our democracy needs is another Citizens United maneuver that gives more power to megadonors and corporations, and enables more dark money in our elections.

  • Thank You For Taking Action: Now Call Your Senators

    Don’t let your members of Congress unleash Citizen United 2.0 on our democracy by sneaking anti-democracy riders into the must-pass spending bill.

    Here’s how easy it is to call them and voice your opposition:

    1. Dial 888 291-9824 and ask to be connected to your senator.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    "Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY/TOWN].
    I’m calling today to urge [SENATOR NAME] to reject any dangerous riders attached to this year’s spending bill, particularly provisions that undermine our democracy and unleash more dark money into our elections."

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator. (If you can, call once more to speak with your representative.)

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Pledge to Gather Petition Signatures in Your Community

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission allows corporations to spend as much as they want to influence our elections. Instead of working for the people, our government increasingly seems to be defending corporate greed. We, the People, must take a stand.

    Sign up below to pledge to gather signatures in your community. You can help us document the growing national support for a constitutional amendment to undo Citizens United v. FEC and restore free speech and fair elections to the people.

    Don't worry if you’ve never petitioned before. Check out our petitioning how-to guide to learn all you need to know to get started.

    Petition Form to Gather Signatures (PDF)

  • Take Our Fight Against Wall Street to the Next Level

    After the 2008 financial crash, consumers won a number of victories over Wall Street, but now we’re at risk of losing serious ground under President Donald Trump.

    We’re developing a new campaign to safeguard these key consumer protections and continue holding Big Banks, payday lenders and other financial wrongdoers accountable.

    As part of that campaign, we're helping to organize a trip to Washington, D.C. on May 8 and 9 for our members to attend a training and meet with their legislators about financial reform (travel and lodging reimbursement funds are available).

    Here are some of the other things we're working on:

    • Providing members with information about financial reform to share on social media.
    • Holding a conference call to share with members more about threats to critical safeguards, like those put in place after the Wall Street crash.
    • Encouraging members to write a letter to their local newspapers about Big Bank issues and the need to continue holding Wall Street accountable.

    We want to work with activists like you to make a real difference in your community.

    Please indicate how you’d like to get more involved in the fight:

  • Urge Your Representatives to Demand Transparency from Big Pharma

    Right now, Big Pharma corporations get away with price gouging, annual price increases and selling medicines for as high as $850,000 — all without releasing detailed information on how they landed on these outrageous prices.

    HB18-1260 will require transparency for many of the medicines that cost the most for Coloradans.

    Write your legislator today to tell them why you support pharmaceutical transparency.

    If you can, share a personal story or a story of a loved one who has paid too much for a medicine. Here are suggestions for additional points to include:

    • With health care costs growing in our state, it couldn’t be more important for Colorado to seek to know as much as we can about the business practices that increase prices for of lifesaving treatments.
    • No one in our state should have to choose between buying groceries or affording a lifesaving medication.
    • The first step to taking on Big Pharma’s price gouging in Colorado is to shine a light on the industry’s practices.
    • As a resident of Colorado, I am deeply concerned about the high costs of pharmaceutical drugs and the lack of transparency surrounding the entire industry.

  • Don’t Let Congress Gut Wall Street Reforms

    Your senators need to hear from you that this bill must be opposed and critical Wall Street reforms protected.

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial 888-291-9824. Then dial 1 to be directed to your senator.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN.
    • I’m calling to ask the senator to vote no on Senate Bill 2155 which will gut Wall Street protections. We can’t afford to risk another financial crash.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Jared Kushner Must Resign

    Jared Kushner’s business entanglements are corrupting our government and potentially endangering national security.

    Donald Trump is dreaming if he thinks we’re just going to sit by while his son-in-law uses White House meetings to rake in millions for his family business.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on Jared Kushner to resign immediately.

  • Protect California Workers from Dangerously Hot Buildings

    Outrageously, employers in California aren’t required to turn on fans or air conditioning until the workplace is over 95 degrees.

    Fortunately, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board is considering new protections for indoor workers.

    And we need to raise our voices to ensure California workers are protected.

    Email State Officials Today to Protect Workers

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    Take the Next Step: Call Your Senators and Tell Them to Oppose the Bank Lobbyist Act

    Your senators need to hear from you that the Bank Lobbyist Act must be opposed and critical Wall Street reforms protected.

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial 888-291-9824. Then dial 1 to be directed to your senator.

    2. Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone or leave a message:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN.
    • I’m calling to ask the senator to vote no on Senate Bill 2155 which will gut Wall Street protections. We can’t afford to risk another financial crash.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your calls went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • Don’t Let the Senate Pass the Bank Lobbyist Act

    The Senate is poised to pass the “Bank Lobbyist Act,” a major rollback of the modest Wall Street reforms passed into law in 2010 after the worst financial crash since the Great Depression.

    Senators are being lobbied to pass this bill by the very bank lobbyists who finance their political campaigns.

    We must drown out the noise of Wall Street lobbyists and make sure our senators know there's a political price to pay for siding with Big Banks.

    Sign the Petition

    I’m asking you to vote no on the deceptively named Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155).

    This bill ends special oversight of banks that received bailout funds and limits critical consumer protections.

    It also would make it easier for racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked.

    If history has taught us anything, for a sound economy and more stable markets, we need stronger, not weaker, financial regulations. Please oppose S.B. 2155.

  • Tell Your Senator to Let New York Vote

    Help Implement Early Voting in New York State

    Call the Senate Switchboard at (518) 455-2800 and ask to speak to your senator.

    (If you don’t know who your state senator is, find out here.)

    Tell the person that answers:

    I’m a constituent and I support early voting in New York.

    Governor Cuomo put money in his budget for early voting and we need the Senate to do the same.


    Many people are unable to vote now because of their job or family responsibilities. Early voting will help fix that.

    Please fill out the form below so we know how many people took action.

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    Help Make New Hampshire the 20th State to Call to Overturn Citizens United

    Urge Your Representatives in the NH House to Vote “Yes” on HB 1524

    This week, New Hampshire lawmakers will vote on HB 1524, a bill that would make the Granite State the 20th to call for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United — the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates for corporate money to pour into our elections like never before.

    The vote will be close. We need your help to drive this victory home.

    Send an email to your representatives in the NH House demanding they vote “Yes” on HB 1524.

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    Help Make New Hampshire the 19th State to Call to Overturn Citizens United

    Urge the House Election Law Committee to Vote “Yes” on HB 116

    Tomorrow, New Hampshire lawmakers will vote on HB 116, a bill that would make the Granite State the 19th to call for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United — the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates for corporate money to pour into our elections like never before.

    The vote will be close. We have the support of Democrats, and need your help garnering the support of Republicans to drive this victory home.

    Send an email to members of the House Election Law Committee demanding they vote “Yes” on HB 116.

    Type your zip code into the box below. We encourage you to add your own words to the email message that appears. Please keep in mind that this action is intended to garner Republican support.

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    Email Your State Representatives in Oregon

  • Tell your representatives: Demand transparency from Big Pharma

    Right now, pharma corporations get away with selling medicines for as much as $850,000 for a single dose, and spiking the price of allergy treatments overnight — all without even releasing detailed information on why they are charging so much for lifesaving medicines.

    “An Act to Promote Prescription Drug Price Transparency” will open pharma corporations’ books so that Maine will have more answers to high prices for medicines and be one step closer to affordable medicines for all.

    Write your legislators today to tell them why you support pharmaceutical transparency.

    Suggested Language (please copy and paste into your letter or write your own):

    • Share a personal story or a story of a loved one who has paid too much for a medicine.
    • With health care costs growing in our state, it’s essential for Maine residents to know as much as possible about the business practices that increase prices for lifesaving treatments.
    • No one in Maine should have to choose between buying groceries or filling a prescription for a lifesaving medication.
    • The first step to taking on Big Pharma’s price gouging in our state is to shine a light on its practices.
    • As a resident in Maine, I am deeply concerned about the high costs of pharmaceutical drugs and the lack of transparency surrounding the entire industry.

  • Stop Trump’s budget that steals from working families to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy

    Donald Trump has just proposed a new federal budget that steals from working families to pay for his massive $1.5 trillion tax cut that largely benefits the wealthy and big corporations.

    As if his tax scam weren’t bad enough, he’s planning to pay for it with a budget that would slash critical services for working families and older Americans, including:
    • $1.8 trillion from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and more―kicking millions of seniors, children and people with disabilities off their healthcare;
    • $205 billion from student loans, making it a lot tougher for students to afford college;
    • $215 billion from food stamps, hurting the health of low-income children;
    • And, $1.5  trillion from hundreds of other public investments from schools to highways to medical research and environmental protection―gone!

    Stand up to Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans as they attempt to devastate our earned benefits and other critical services for working families (all so they can pay for their massive tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations).

    Sign the petition today!

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    Attend Our Election Cybersecurity Call

    Join us for a call about the national movement to protect our elections — and what your state is or is not doing to keep our elections secure.

    What: Secure Our Vote call on the state of election security in the states
    When: 4 p.m. Eastern Wednesday, February 21
    Call-in Number: (641) 715-3865; Access Code: 137016

    RSVP Below So We Know How Many People to Expect

  • Call for transparency in Maine

    Legislators in Maine have heard from corporate lobbyists, the generic medicines industry and others, saying that Maine residents don’t care about high drug prices or transparency.

    We need you to help us flip the script and call your elected officials today.

    Will you take just a few minutes and call your legislators using the following calling information?

    (Be prepared to give your address to the operator)

    • To reach your representative: 1-800-423-2900
    • To reach your senator: 1-800-423-6900

    Please call with this sample script, and comment to let us know how it went:

    Hello, My name is [Your Name] and I’m calling from [Your Town] to ask my [representative or senator] to vote for “An Act Promoting Prescription Drug Price Transparency” when it comes up for a vote this session.

    [Insert a story about high drug prices for you or a loved one - OR – Prescription drug prices are a major cost in our health care system and I want to see them lowered. As a voter in Maine, I hope that your office will start that conversation by pushing for transparency.]

    Transparency is the first step towards lowering prescription drug prices. Please take that step this session.

    Thank you for your time.

  • Tell Your Members of Congress: No Citizens United 2.0 Package in the Budget Bill

    Call Congress today and tell lawmakers not to unleash Citizen United 2.0 on our democracy by sneaking anti-democracy riders into the must-pass budget bill.

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial 888 291-9824 and ask to be connected to your senator.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone, or leave a message:

    "Hello, my name is [NAME] from [CITY/TOWN].
    I’m calling today to urge the senator to reject any dangerous poison pill riders in this year’s spending bills, particularly ones that undermine our democracy and unleash more secret money into our elections."

    Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator. (If you can, call once more to speak with your representative as well.)

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

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    Tell Mayor Bowser: Fully Fund D.C. Fair Elections

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    Stop Donald Trump’s Tip Theft Attempt

    President Donald Trump's U.S. Department of Labor is proposing the elimination of a rule that prevents owners from stealing their workers’ tips.

    This could cost workers nearly $5.8 billion in tips meant for them.

    The Trump administration was so worried about bad publicity from this rule, they hid the data showing how much money employees could lose — misleading the public.

    Tell Congress to Act Now to Stop Tip Theft

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    Don’t Let Congress Gut Wall Street Reforms

    The U.S. Senate is considering a terrible new bill that gives a major handout to the Big Banks we bailed out after they wrecked our economy in 2008.

    So far, 11 Democrats have joined Republicans in backing the deceptively named “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” (S. 2155).

    Rather than grow the economy and protect consumers, this bill:

    • Drastically reduces reporting of racial discrimination in mortgage lending;
    • Ends special oversight of large banks that received bailout funds;
    • Erodes critical consumer protections for everyday homebuyers.

    Email Your Senators Right Now and Urge Them to Kill This Bill

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    Thank Governor Cuomo and Encourage Him to Keep Funding for Early Voting in the Final Budget

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just announced his executive budget will allocate $7 million to implement early voting across the state.

    Now we need to make sure it stays in the final budget as negotiations continue.

    Sign the Petition

    We, the undersigned, thank New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for allocating funding in his executive budget for early voting and urge him to keep the funding in the final budget. It’s past time for New York to join 37 states and Washington, D.C., in ensuring people the chance to vote before Election Day.

    New Yorkers should be able to exercise their basic democratic rights without unnecessary barriers.

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    Tell Your Representative: Demand Transparency from Big Pharma

    Right now, pharma corporations get away with price gouging, annual price increases and selling medicines for as high as $850,000 for a single dose  — all without releasing detailed information on how it landed on these outrageous prices.

    The Prescription Transparency Act (HB 4005) will require transparency for many of the medicines that cost the most for Oregonians.

    Write your legislator today to tell him or her why you support pharmaceutical transparency.

    Suggested Language (please copy and paste into your letter or write your own):

    • Share a personal story or a story of a loved one who has paid too much for a medicine.
    • With health care costs growing in our state, it’s essential for Oregon residents to know as much as possible about the business practices that increase prices for lifesaving treatments.
    • No one in our state should have to choose between buying groceries or filling a prescription for a lifesaving medication.
    • The first step to taking on Big Pharma’s price gouging in our state is to shine a light on its practices.
    • As a resident of Oregon, I am deeply concerned about the high costs of pharmaceutical drugs and the lack of transparency surrounding the entire industry. 

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    Tell Your Representative: Demand Transparency from Big Pharma

    Right now, pharma corporations get away with price gouging, annual price increases and selling medicines for as high as $850,000 for a single dose  — all without releasing detailed information on how it landed on these outrageous prices.

    The Prescription Transparency Act (HB 4005) will require transparency for many of the medicines that cost the most for Oregonians.

    Write your legislator today to tell him or herwhy you support pharmaceutical transparency.

    Suggested Language (please copy and paste into your letter or write your own):

    • Share a personal story or a story of a loved one who has paid too much for a medicine.
    • With health care costs growing in our state, it’s essential for Oregon residents to know as much as possible about the business practices that increase prices for lifesaving treatments.
    • No one in our state should have to choose between buying groceries or filling a prescription for a lifesaving medication.
    • The first step to taking on Big Pharma’s price gouging in our state is to shine a light on its practices.
    • Please vote “yes” on Oregon’s drug prices transparency bill, HB 4005, when it comes up in the legislature this session.

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Tell Ford and Other Automakers to Support Clean Car Standards

    Clean car standards issued by the Obama administration will slice carbon emissions and save consumers billions at the gas pump.

    And though Ford and other automakers are touting their green credentials, they are simultaneously working with the Trump administration to roll back these clean car standards.

    We need to stop them — and that starts with calling them out.

    Sign the Petition

    Dear Automaker:

    Thanks to the clean car standards, Americans like me are saving money at the pump, breathing cleaner air and starting to ratchet down emissions from the single largest source of carbon pollution in this country. In 2012, you committed to meet and uphold these standards. That’s why I am disturbed to see you and other automakers working with the Trump administration to undo these critical safeguards. Please drop any efforts to delay, weaken or block the clean car standards. Seize the opportunity. Go forward, not backward!

    Sincerely,

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    Replace NAFTA: Email Your Member of Congress

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    Stop Citizens United 2.0

    Urge Your Senators to Protect the Johnson Amendment

    Your senators need to hear from you that protecting the Johnson Amendment is a top priority and that unleashing more secret money into our elections — while undermining the sanctity of churches and charities — is unacceptable.

    Here’s how easy it is to call your senators:

    1. Dial (202) 224-3121. Then dial 1 to be directed to your senator. When prompted, provide your address and you will then be connected.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN and I’m a constituent of SENATOR (NAME).
    • I’m calling today to request that SENATOR (NAME) oppose any tax bill that weakens the Johnson Amendment, which protects churches and charities from being exploited for political gain.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Take the Next Step: Call Your Members of Congress and Urge Them to Pass the CREATES Act

    Take a moment today and ask your members of Congress to support the CREATES Act to help lower prescription drug prices.

    Right now, pharma corporations abuse safety rules to keep prescription drug prices higher and reap more profits. The CREATES Act will help to end this abuse.

    Can we count on you to call the Capitol switchboard?

    Call: 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment to let us know how the calls went.

    (Be prepared to give your address to the operator)

    Hello,

    My name is [Name], I’m a constituent from [Town] and I’m calling today to urge Senator/Representative [name] to support the CREATES Act.

    Pharmaceutical companies should not be able to abuse safety rules to prevent and delay competition. By passing the CREATES Act, Senator/Representative [name] can take a first step toward bringing us relief from unaffordable prescription drug prices.

    Thank you for your time.

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    Email Your State Representative in Oregon Ahead of Tomorrow’s Hearing

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    Tell the Oregon Legislature: Support Small Donor Elections

    The Oregon state legislature is currently considering a small donor elections bill that matches small donations with limited public funds for candidates who agree to forgo large contributions.

    This legislative session will be over in a matter of weeks — and your support today could make all the difference.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, urge the Oregon state legislature to support House Bill 4076 to bring small donor elections to the Beaver State.

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    Tell Mayor Bowser: Sign and Fully Fund D.C. Fair Elections

    Over the past few years, residents across the District of Columbia have taken a stand to empower everyday people in our democracy by urging the D.C. Council to pass the Fair Elections Act.

    Today, our work paid off, as the D.C. Council voted to unanimously pass the people-powered reform.

    All that’s left is for Mayor Bowser to sign and fully fund D.C. Fair Elections — and she needs to hear from you.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, urge Mayor Bowser to carry out the will of the people and sign and fully fund D.C. Fair Elections. It’s time to reduce the power of big donors, amplify the voices of everyday voters and allow qualified candidates from all walks of life to run for office in the District.

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    Support the CREATES Act to Lower Medicine Prices

    Right now, pharma corporations abuse safety rules so they can keep prescription drug prices higher and reap more profits.

    The CREATES Act will help to end this abuse.

    Sign the petition below to ask Congress to lower drug prices by passing the CREATES Act.

    To: Members of Congress:

    Safety and efficacy of medicines is a huge priority, yet, safety protocols by the Food and Drug Administration are sometimes used to delay generic competition in pharmaceuticals. When brand-name pharmaceutical companies deny generic firms samples for testing, the company enjoys a longer monopoly and higher prices for medicines that should be affordable for patients.

    We, the undersigned, encourage you to support the CREATES Act, which would stop pharma companies from abusing FDA safety standards to weaken competition and keep drug prices high.

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    Replace NAFTA: Email Your Member of Congress

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    Save Lives by Standing up for Safer Workplaces

    Fifty years ago, Memphis sanitation workers Robert Walker and Echol Cole were crushed to death on the job because of defective machinery.

    Their deaths led to strikes and protests, and ultimately the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated while in town standing up for worker safety.

    To honor their memories, and that of Dr. King, we’re sending an open letter to members of the Trump administration — demanding they protect workers, not further endanger them with more deregulation.

    While we’ve made progress in the past 50 years to make our workplaces safer, nearly 150 workers in America will die today from preventable work-related injuries and illnesses.

    We need to proactively address the problem, not worsen it. People’s lives are at stake.

    Add Your Name to our Letter Demanding Stronger Protections for Workers

    Read the letter you’re signing on to here.

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    No Commercialization of the State of the Union

    Sign Our Complaint Requesting an Investigation into Ryan’s Apparent Violation of House Rules

    The Trump campaign flashed the names of new donors on its stream of the State of the Union last night.

    We just filed a citizen complaint arguing that this was done in apparent violation of rules preventing the use of official broadcasts from the House floor for campaign fundraising purposes.

    Add Your Name to Our Complaint

    We, the undersigned, call on the U.S. House Ethics Committee and the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether House Speaker Paul Ryan violated House rules by allowing the Trump campaign to use a broadcast of the State of the Union address for campaign fundraising purposes.

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    Tell Speaker Paul Ryan to Remove Devin Nunes and Set the Record Straight on His Memo

    Demand Transparency on the Russia Investigation

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes served on President Donald Trump’s transition team. He now is using his access to secret intelligence to paint a distorted picture of the Trump-Russia investigation.

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the top Democratic member of the Intelligence Committee, called Nunes’ memo “a profoundly misleading set of talking points attacking the FBI” and “an extraordinary new low.”

    The Nunes memo is a radical attempt at enabling Trump to derail the Russia investigation. We can’t let it go unchallenged.

    Sign the Petition

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes should lose his chairmanship. He’s already been investigated by the House Ethics Committee for his actions related to the Russia investigation. Now he’s trying to release a memo that other committee members say is a “profoundly misleading” attack on law enforcement.

    The public deserves a proper investigation of Russian interference. Nunes served as a member of Trump’s transition team and is biased on this matter. If his memo is released, we also must have the chance to see Rep. Adam Schiff’s response memo.

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    Thanks for signing the petition. Now take the next step:

    Call the House Intelligence Committee and Demand a Fair Investigation

    Democrats who have seen House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo on the Russia investigation call it “profoundly misleading.”

    Ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has written a response memo debunking some of the claims made by Nunes. However, Schiff may not be able to release his memo without permission from the committee.

    If Nunes’ memo is being made public, both memos must be released.

    Call House Speaker Ryan and Intelligence Committee members at the numbers below. When the staff answers the phone, say this:

    “If the Nunes memo is going to be released, the Democratic memo must be released as well.”

    House Speaker Paul Ryan: 202 225-3031
    Rep. Rooney: (202) 225-5792
    Rep. Hurd : (202) 225-4511
    Rep. Rooney: (202) 225-5792
    Rep. Turner: (202) 225-6465
    Rep. Gowdy:  (202) 225-6030

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

  • Tell Your Elected Officials to Pass the CREATES Act to Lower Drug Prices

    Prescription drug corporations are abusing safety rules to stop generic drug companies from getting the samples they need for FDA approval — engaging in an inhumane industry practice called REMS (risk evaluation mitigation strategies) abuse.

    Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. used this process to block competition and keep the price of an opioid addiction treatment high, despite growing public health concerns.

    Congress can fix this injustice by passing the CREATES Act, which would stop REMS abuse, allow earlier generic competition and bring drug prices down.

    Email your elected officials urging them to pass the CREATES Act before they go home for the holidays.

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Take to the Streets if Trump Fires Mueller or Tries to Derail His Investigation

    New reports show President Donald Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller last June.

    Any day now, he could try again. And we need to be ready.

    Add Your Name to Pledge to Join a Rapid Response Action if Trump Fires Mueller or Obstructs the Russia Investigation

    By taking this pledge, you will be redirected to a webpage where you can find a rapid response event near you or create your own to be added to the distributed events map.

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    Stop NBC’s Winter Olympics Whiteout

    Add Your Name to Urge NBC to Cover Climate Change Impacts on the Winter Olympics

    We, the undersigned, call on NBC to incorporate climate change impacts into its Winter Olympics coverage. The climate crisis is affecting the communities that serve as the pipeline for winter Olympic athletes. Shorter and warmer winters, resulting from global warming, have meant shorter training seasons and deteriorating conditions for athletes preparing for competition. A number of athletes representing the USA in this year’s games are prepared to speak out about the need for action to keep our winters cold. Ask them. And tell the story of climate change’s effect on their communities and their sport.

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    Replace NAFTA: Email Your Member of Congress

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    Tell Ford and Other Automakers to Support Clean Car Standards

    Clean car standards issued by the Obama administration will slice carbon emissions and save consumers billions at the gas pump.

    And though Ford and other automakers are touting their green credentials at the Washington Auto Show, they are simultaneously working with the Trump administration to roll back these clean car standards.

    We need to stop them — and that starts with calling them out.

    Sign the Petition

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    Thank You For Taking Action: Now Take the Next Step

    Join us at the Washington Auto Show

    This Saturday, January 27, we’ll be meeting up with Sierra Club volunteers to educate the public about these important clean car standards and urge automakers like Ford to go forward, not backward on clean cars.

    Interested in joining?

    Fill out your contact info, and our event organizer will follow up with you.

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    Tell Ford and Other Automakers to Support Clean Car Standards

    Clean car standards issued by the Obama administration will slice carbon emissions and save consumers billions at the gas pump.

    And though Ford and other automakers are touting their green credentials at the Washington Auto Show, they are simultaneously working with the Trump administration to roll back these clean car standards.

    We need to stop them — and that starts with calling them out.

    Sign the Petition

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    They’ve Heard from Pharma’s Lobbyists, Now They Need to Hear from You – Call Your Senators Today

    This afternoon, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Alex Azar – former president of Big Pharma corporation Lilly USA – for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

    The Trump administration and Big Pharma are pushing hard to install their guy as the nation’s top health official.

    Can we count on you to take three minutes and call the Capitol switchboard demanding your senators put people before profits and say no to Azar?

    Call: 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment in the comment box to let us know how your calls went. (Be prepared to provide your address).

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    No Citizens United 2.0

    Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are plotting to win legislative passage of what we call Citizens United 2.0 — a measure that would enable churches and charities to function as tax-deductible Dark Money organizations.

    Were that to happen, we would see another flood of secret money — new, additional money — into our election system.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on Congress to keep churches and charities from becoming the new Dark Money organizations. The last thing we need is more secret money in our elections.

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    Make McConnell Stop the GOP Shutdown

    President Donald Trump created a mess in September when he stripped protections for Dreamers.

    Instead of striking deals, he’s created chaos. Now the government is facing a shutdown.

    There’s a bipartisan deal on the table, and it’s up to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get it on the floor for a vote.

    1. Call Mitch McConnell’s office at (202) 224-2541.

    2. Tell the staffer who answers the phone to bring to a vote the bipartisan funding bill that protects Dreamers, funds CHIP and keeps the government open. Then demand a clean budget with no poison pill riders.

    Fill out the comment box below to let us know how your call went.

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    Tell Governor Cuomo and the New York Legislature: Fully Fund and Implement Early Voting

    Yesterday, for the first time, Governor Andrew Cuomo included the cost of early voting in his executive budget.

    But now we need to make sure funding for early voting is included in the final budget and is promptly implemented.

    Sign the Petition

    We, the undersigned, urge Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature to include funding for early voting in the final budget after negotiations and ensure the crucial democracy reform is promptly implemented.

    New Yorkers should be able to exercise their basic democratic rights without unnecessary barriers.

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    Tell Speaker Paul Ryan to Remove Devin Nunes and Set the Record Straight on His Memo

    Demand Transparency on the Russia Investigation

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes served on President Donald Trump’s transition team. He is now using his access to secret intelligence to paint a distorted picture of the Trump-Russia investigation.

    The top Democratic member of the Intelligence Committee called Nunes’ memo “a profoundly misleading set of talking points attacking the FBI” and “an extraordinary new low.”

    The Nunes memo is a radical attempt at enabling Trump to derail the Russia investigation. We can’t let it go unchallenged.

    Sign the Petition

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes should lose his chairmanship. He’s already been investigated by the House Ethics Committee for his actions related to the Russia investigation. Now, in spite of warnings from the Justice Department and the FBI, he’s trying to release a memo that other committee members say is a “profoundly misleading” attack on law enforcement.

    The public deserves a proper investigation of Russian interference. Nunes served as a member of Trump’s transition team and is biased on this matter. If his memo is released, we must also have the chance to see Rep. Adam Schiff’s response.

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     You can use this tool to email your members of Congress.

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    Stop the Dirty Energy Bailout

    Tell FERC to Reject New Calls to Prop Up Failing Coal and Nuclear

    On January 8, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rightly rejected the Trump administration’s scheme to saddle consumers with billions in bailout costs by guaranteeing profit for uneconomical coal and nuclear plants.

    Unfortunately, FERC now will consider new proposals that could result in the same outcome:

    A big dirty energy bailout.

    Add Your Name to Reject a Bailout for Failing Coal and Nuclear Plants

    We, the undersigned, call on FERC to reject any proposals that will deliver billions a year to coal and nuclear plant owners on the backs of consumers and at the expense of clean and affordable energy.

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    Urge Your Members of Congress to Protect the Mueller Investigation

    The attacks on the Mueller investigation by the president, his allies and even so-called mainstream Republicans are ramping up as the investigation gets closer to the Oval Office.

    Today is a national call-in day to protect the investigation from these right-wing attacks.

    We need your help to ensure your representatives are on board with the effort to protect Special Counsel Mueller and safeguard our democracy from obstruction of justice.

    Here’s how easy it is to call your members of Congress (follow these steps and repeat so both your senators and representatives hear from you):

    1. Dial (202) 224-3121. Then dial 1 to be connected to your senator and 2 to be connected to your representative. When prompted, provide your address and you will be connected.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    “Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN and I’m a constituent of REPRESENTATIVE / SENATOR (NAME). I’m calling to urge REPRESENTATIVE / SENATOR (NAME) to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia’s influence in the 2016 election. I'm troubled by attacks on the investigation from the White House and even some members of Congress. Trump needs to be prevented from firing Mueller, removing DOJ or FBI officials overseeing the investigation, or pardoning key witnesses to Trump-Russia collusion. Thank you for your time.”

    3. Fill out the form below to let us know you called and tell us how your calls went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Curb the Corporate Agenda of Activist CEOs

    Join Over One Million People in Telling the SEC to Expose the Hidden Influence of Corporate Money

    Right now the money you’ve saved to secure a comfortable future for yourself and your family might be funding organizations or candidates that imperil that future.

    There is no way to know if the corporations that you’ve invested in are spending your money to defund Social Security and Medicare, gut education funding or further deregulate Wall Street.

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the federal agency charged with protecting investors from corporate abuse, can step in to stop Corporate America from using our retirement savings and investments as its secret political war chest.

    Tell the SEC to bring corporate political spending out of the shadows by sending a comment to the agency today.

    To send a comment to the SEC, please complete the form below.

    You may use the suggested language below without changing it. If you write your own comment, it will be documented and read separately from those who use the sample language without revising it.

    Note: Your comment and any other information you provide below will be displayed publicly on the SEC’s website or on www.regulations.gov.

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    Tell the Senate: No Big Pharma Exec for HHS Secretary

    Donald Trump has appointed Alex Azar — a former president at the giant Pharma corporation Eli Lilly — to be secretary of Health and Human Services.

    When Azar was president of Eli Lilly, the company jacked up its insulin price tag, more than doubling the bill for consumers.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on the U.S. Senate to Vote No on Alex Azar’s confirmation for secretary of Health and Human Services. At a time when the U.S. is facing a nationwide crisis of access to affordable medicines, the top official in charge of health care should not be a former pharmaceutical company executive with a history of making lifesaving medicines unaffordable.

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    Tell Ford: Go Forward, Not Backward

    Clean car standards issued by the Obama administration and once supported by Ford will slice carbon emissions and save consumers billions in fuel bills.

    But Ford and the rest of the auto industry are now working with the Trump administration to undo the biggest federal climate policy on the books — at your expense.

    You can help us stop their attack on consumers, public health and the climate by calling the company’s headquarters.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how to call:

    1. Dial Ford’s customer hotline at (800) 392-3673. When prompted, dial 4 to be connected with a customer care representative. Then dial 5. Ignore the next two prompts and your call will be connected.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN (IF APPLICABLE: I’m a Ford owner).
    • I’m calling today because I’m concerned that Ford and the Auto Alliance are working with Trump to weaken clean car standards. Please halt these efforts and oppose any rules that would weaken fuel efficiency and increase pollution.

    3. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how it went.

    Help us hit our goal of 500 calls. Call now!

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    Tell the Senate: No Anti-Democracy Measures in the Budget Bill

    Big Money interests and the corporate class aim to include various anti-democracy measures in the budget bill that Congress must pass by January 19.

    They seek to turn churches and charities into Dark Money organizations and block political spending disclosure.

    Relentless public scrutiny brought down Trump’s sham voter intimidation commission. And it will bring down these anti-democracy measures — if we make enough of a fuss.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, urge the Senate to block all anti-democracy measures slipped into the must-pass spending bill.

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    Crucial Vote Scheduled for D.C. Fair Elections!

    Call the at-large councilmembers and your ward councilmember and ask them to vote “Yes” when it comes to a vote on Tuesday, January 9:

    Script: D.C. Fair Elections will empower D.C. voters and lower barriers to participating in our democracy. As a constituent, I’m asking Councilmember ---- to vote “yes” this Tuesday when the bill comes for a vote before the entire Council.

    Call these 4 councilmembers:

    • Phil Mendelson, Chairman (202) 724-8064
    • Anita Bonds, At large (202) 724-8064 (Thank her for her “Yes” vote in committee)
    • Robert White Jr., At large (202) 724-8174
    • Elissa Silverman, At large (202) 724-7772

    And your ward councilmembers: (You can look up your Ward here.)

    • Brianne Nadeau, Ward 1 (202) 724-8181
    • Jack Evans, Ward 2 (202) 724-8058
    • Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 (202) 724-8062 (Thank her for her “Yes” vote in committee)
    • Brandon Todd, Ward 4 (202) 724-8052
    • Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 (202) 724-8028
    • Vincent Gray, Ward 7 (202) 724-8068 (Thank him for his “Yes” vote in committee)
    • Trayon White, Ward 8 (202) 724-8045

    Please use the comment box below and fill out the form to let us know how your calls went.

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    Tell Governor Andrew Cuomo to Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

    Help Implement Early Voting in New York State

    In his State of the State address this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “We should make voting easier, not harder, with same day registration, no fault absentee ballots and early voting.”

    We’ve heard this kind of rhetoric from Governor Cuomo before — followed by no action. We can’t let that happen again.

    Call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 (Extension 1) and leave a message stating the following:

    As a New Yorker, I want to thank Governor Cuomo for stating his commitment to breaking down barriers to voting in New York in his State of the State address. We can’t continue to rank among the worst states in the nation in voter turnout. It’s time for the governor to put his money where his mouth is and ensure that funding for early voting is included in the state budget.

    Please fill out the form below so we know how many people took action.

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    Help Pass Fair Elections for Suffolk County: Give Small Donors a Voice!

    Fair Elections in Suffolk County would empower voters, lower barriers to participating in our democracy and amplify the voices of everyday Suffolk County residents so the voices of large donors won’t drown out the voices of regular voters.

    Call Your County Legislator and Say the Following:

    “Hi, my name is ____, and I’m a constituent. I’m calling to ask (name) to vote “Yes” on Fair Elections for Suffolk County. Small-donor matching programs would restore balance to our city elections and give voters a chance to be heard, instead of big donors.”

    District 1: Al Krupski - 631-852-3200

    District 2: Bridget Fleming - 631-852-8400

    District 3: Kate Browning - 631-852-1300

    District 4: Tom Muratore - 631-854-9292

    District 5: Kara Hahm - 631-854-1650

    District 6: Sarah Anker - 631-854-1600

    District 7: Robert Calarco - 631-854-1400

    District 8: WIlliam J. Lindsay III - 631-854-9611

    District 9: Monica Martinez - 631-853-3700

    District 10: Tom Cilmi - 631-854-0940

    District 11: Thomas Barraga - 631-854-4100

    District 12: Leslie Kennedy - 631-854-3735

    District 13: Robert Trotta - 631-854-3900

    District 14: Kevin McCaffrey - 631-854-1100

    District 15: DuWayne Gregory - 631-854-1111

    District 16: Steve Stern - 631-854-5100

    District 17: Lou D’Amaro - 631-854-4433

    District 18: William Spencer - 631-854-4500

    If you don’t know the name of your County legislator, you can type in your address in the “search” button here and you will find out their information.

    Use the Comment Box Below to Let Us Know How Your Call Went

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    Tell Your Members of Congress: Reject the Final GOP Tax Bill

    Don’t Gut Critical Programs to Pay for Tax Cuts for the 1%

    The final GOP tax bill — being voted on this week — is a disaster for our country.

    Its huge price tag means that funding will be slashed for programs like Medicare, Medicaid, education and more to pay for tax breaks for wealthy corporations and the rich.

    We won’t stand for any plan that hands out tax giveaways to billionaires like Donald Trump and the Koch Brothers at the expense of working families.

    Call Your Members of Congress Now

    1. Dial 888-516-5820 to be connected to your senators.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone: “I strongly oppose the Republican tax bill. It cuts crucial public programs like Medicare to lavish tax breaks on corporations and the wealthy.”

    3. Use the comment box below to let us know how your call went.

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    Tell Congress: Save Net Neutrality

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — chaired by former Verizon lawyer Ajit Pai — voted yesterday to solidify the cable oligopoly and end the free and open internet as we know it.

    But this is not the end of the story.

    Congress can overturn the FCC’s action and save net neutrality.

    Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to overrule the FCC’s vote on net neutrality with a Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval.

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    Tell Congress: No Citizens United 2.0 in the Tax Bill

    Congressional Republicans are trying to use the tax bill to sneak in a measure that would be the most radical and destructive re-write of campaign finance rules since Citizens United.

    Their proposal would repeal the Johnson Amendment, permitting churches and charities to engage in electoral activity — unleashing a flood of new taxpayer subsidized secret political spending into our elections.

    Congressional negotiators are deciding right now whether to include this abomination in the tax bill.

    If enough Americans weigh in, with enough passion, we can stop them from unleashing Citizens United 2.0 on our democracy.

    Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to keep churches and charities out of our elections by leaving Johnson Amendment repeal out of the final tax bill. The last thing we need is more secret money in politics.

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    Tell Congress to Get NAFTA Right

    NAFTA is being renegotiated right now.

    We need to urge Congress to oppose any new agreement that outsources U.S. jobs and puts corporations before workers.

    Petition to Congress:

    NAFTA’s renegotiation must put people ahead of corporations. This means eliminating NAFTA’s job outsourcing incentives and adding labor, environmental and climate provisions that meet fundamental international standards, include swift and certain enforcement, and raise wages for all workers. A vote should not be held until these essential standards are met.

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    Take the Next Step: Call Your Members of Congress

    Call your representative: 1-877-775-9294

    Then call your senators: 1-877-750-7411

    You don’t need to know their names. Just give your zip code to the operator who answers the phone and they can connect you. Making these calls is quick, easy and super effective!

    Sample script:

    • “Hi, this is [NAME] from [CITY/TOWN]. I’m calling to ask the [CONGRESSPERSON/SENATOR] to please demand that NAFTA’s renegotiation put people ahead of corporations.”
    • “This means eliminating NAFTA’s job outsourcing incentives and adding labor, environmental and climate provisions that meet fundamental international standards, include swift and certain enforcement, and raise wages for all workers.”
    • “A vote should not be held until these essential standards are met.”

    Use the Comment Box Below to Let Us Know How Your Calls Went

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    Take the Next Step: Call Your Members of Congress Now

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial 888-291-9824 to be connected with your representative.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone: “I am calling to urge REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR NAME to keep churches and charities out of our elections by leaving Johnson Amendment repeal out of the final tax bill. The last thing we need is more secret money in politics.”

    3. Repeat the steps above to be connected with your senators. Lawmakers from both chambers of Congress need to hear from you.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

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    Tell Congress: No Citizens United 2.0 in the Tax Bill

    Congressional Republicans are trying to use the tax bill to sneak in a measure that would be the most radical and destructive re-write of campaign finance rules since Citizens United.

    Their proposal would repeal the Johnson Amendment, permitting churches and charities to engage in electoral activity — unleashing a flood of new taxpayer subsidized secret political spending into our elections.

    Congressional negotiators are deciding right now whether to include this abomination in the tax bill.

    If enough Americans weigh in, with enough passion, we can stop them from unleashing Citizens United 2.0 on our democracy.

    Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to keep churches and charities out of our elections by leaving Johnson Amendment repeal out of the final tax bill. The last thing we need is more secret money in politics.

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    Tell Your Members of Congress: No Citizens United 2.0 in the Tax Bill

    Congressional Republicans are trying to use the tax bill to sneak in a measure that would be the most radical and destructive re-write of campaign finance rules since Citizens United.

    Their proposal would repeal the Johnson Amendment, permitting churches and charities to engage in electoral activity — unleashing a flood of new taxpayer subsidized secret political spending into our elections.

    Congressional negotiators are deciding right now whether to include this abomination in the tax bill.

    Call Your Members of Congress Now

    1. Dial 888-291-9824 to be connected with your representative.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone: “I am calling to urge REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR NAME to keep churches and charities out of our elections by leaving Johnson Amendment repeal out of the final tax bill. The last thing we need is more secret money in politics.”

    3. Repeat the steps above to be connected with your senators. Lawmakers from both chambers of Congress need to hear from you.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

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    Take Action to Fight for Medicare-for-All

    A single-payer, Medicare-for-All system would expand health care coverage to every American. Americans understand that our deeply fragmented system doesn’t serve their best interests and doesn’t put them first, and that’s why the people power around this issue is growing.

    You will be a part of a growing movement to bring health care to all Americans. You can participate in many ways:

    • Call, write and meet with members of Congress.
    • Share your story.
    • Attend town halls with elected officials.

    Sign up today and join the majority of Americans who support Medicare-for-All.

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    Sign Up to Say You DON’T Use Social Media

    Please use this form if you’d like to stop receiving action alerts that require you to have a social media account, such as Facebook or Twitter.

    We’ll still keep you posted on petitions, write-your-representative campaigns and other important actions.

    (If you DO use social media, please do not fill out this form. Take action here instead.)

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    Take the Next Step: Call Your Members of Congress Now

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial 888-291-9824 to be connected with your representative.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone: “I am calling to urge REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR NAME to vote NO on the final tax bill. Not only will it cut taxes for big corporations and the wealthy while raising them for millions of middle-class families, it will also leave millions more Americans uninsured and will cause steep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, education and other vital public programs.”

    3. Repeat the steps above to be connected with your senators. Lawmakers from both chambers of Congress need to hear from you.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

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    Tell Congress: Reject the Republican Tax Scam

    The Republican tax scam would constitute one of the greatest upward transfers of wealth in American history and is a prelude to a cruel campaign to cut Social Security, Medicare and other vital public programs.

    In the coming days, the House and Senate will cobble together a single version of the cruel proposal, which then must be passed separately by each chamber if it is to become law.

    If enough Americans weigh in, with enough passion, we can stop that from happening.

    Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to reject the GOP corporate giveaway tax plan.

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    Tell Your Members of Congress: Don’t Gut Critical Programs to Pay for Tax Cuts for Corporations and the Rich

    The Republican tax proposals in both the House and the Senate are incredibly troubling.

    They constitute one of the greatest upward transfers of wealth in American history and are a prelude to a cruel campaign to cut Social Security, Medicare and other vital public programs.

    In the coming days, both chambers of Congress will cobble together a single version, which then must be passed separately by each house if it is to become law.

    We need to raise our voices to stop that from happening.

    Call Your Members of Congress Now

    1. Dial 888-291-9824 to be connected with your representative.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone: “I am calling to urge REPRESENTATIVE/SENATOR NAME to vote NO on the final tax bill. Not only will it cut taxes for big corporations and the wealthy while raising them for millions of middle-class families, it will also leave millions more Americans uninsured and will cause steep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, education and other vital public programs.”

    3. Repeat the steps above to be connected with your senators. Lawmakers from both chambers of Congress need to hear from you.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know how your calls went.

  • Demand a Clean Budget

    Poison pill riders attacking essential public protections are threatening the budget process.

    This is backward: Our nation’s budget should be focused on protecting and investing in our families and communities, not giving corporate handouts to campaign donors.

    Tell Congress: No Poison Pill Riders in the Must-Pass Budget Bill

    Dial 888 291-9824 and follow the prompts.

    Say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    Hi, my name is ____ and I’m calling from _______(City).

    I’m concerned about the hundreds of poison pill policy riders attached to appropriations legislation. They are just special favors for extremists and big corporations.

    They have literally nothing to do with funding the government, and they have no business being part of the appropriations process.

    Please keep all poison pill riders out of the appropriations bills — and pass a budget that protects our families and communities, not one that puts them in danger. Thanks!

    Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your calls went. If you have time, please call back and speak with your two other members of Congress.

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    Pass a Clean Budget Bill with No Poison Pill Riders

    Instead of doing their jobs, conservative lawmakers are threatening to put unrelated, controversial issues into spending bills.

    These poison pill riders are partisan corporate giveaways that would lead to cuts to healthcare, education, financial safety, and other priorities for working families.

    Rolling back Wall Street reforms, blocking clean air and water protections, and hiding corporate political spending have nothing to do with funding our government.

    These stocking stuffers for special interests should have no place in a budget. Urge Congress to do the right thing.

    Petition Congress to Pass a Clean Budget Bill

    Do not include special interest poison pills in this year’s spending bills. The appropriations process is supposed to be about funding our government – not sneaking through special favors for corporate lobbyists.

    Even if you agree with them, provisions that roll back Wall Street reform, block clean air and water protections, and prevent consumer rip-offs do not belong in government funding bills.

  • (No Title)

    Pass a Clean Budget Bill with No Poison Pill Riders

    Instead of doing their jobs, conservative lawmakers are threatening to put unrelated, controversial issues into spending bills.

    These poison pill riders are partisan corporate giveaways that would lead to cuts to healthcare, education, financial safety, and other priorities for working families.

    Rolling back Wall Street reforms, blocking clean air and water protections, and hiding corporate political spending have nothing to do with funding our government.

    These stocking stuffers for special interests should have no place in a budget. Urge Congress to do the right thing.

    Petition Congress to Pass a Clean Budget Bill

    Do not include special interest poison pills in this year’s spending bills. The appropriations process is supposed to be about funding our government – not sneaking through special favors for corporate lobbyists.

    Even if you agree with them, provisions that roll back Wall Street reform, block clean air and water protections, and prevent consumer rip-offs do not belong in government funding bills.

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    San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Kickoff Event

    Official City Kickoff Event and Community Input Reception

    San Antonio is joining cities across the nation by stepping up to take action on climate change.

    The City Council has made the commitment, CPS Energy has provided the funding, and faculty from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is leading the research and community outreach.

    Community outreach is a big job though, so Public Citizen and the rest of the Climate Action SA coalition are pitching in to help. We’re excited to invite you to both the official city and UTSA-sponsored kickoff event and a community input happy hour that will take place immediately afterward. We encourage you to attend both, but please join us for the happy hour to share your ideas, even if you can’t make the official event.

    SA Climate Ready: Planning for All, Now and Tomorrow
    WHAT: Official city and UTSA sponsored climate planning kickoff
    WHEN: 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 7
    WHERE: UTSA Downtown Campus, Buena Vista Theatre, 501 W. Cesar E Chavez Blvd.
    For more information and updates, visit the Facebook event page.

    Climate Action SA Community Input Reception
    What: Community coalition sponsored event
    WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
    WHERE: UTSA Downtown Campus, Assembly Room, 501 W. Cesar E Chavez Blvd.
    For more information and updates, visit the Facebook event page.

    Please RSVP Now So We Know How Many People to Expect

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    Don’t Gut Critical Programs to Pay for Tax Cuts for the 1%

    The Republican tax proposal is incredibly troubling.

    Its huge price tag means that funding will be slashed for programs like Medicare and Medicaid, education and more to pay for tax breaks for wealthy corporations and the rich.

    We won’t stand for any plan that hands out tax giveaways to billionaire megadonors like the Koch Brothers at the expense of working families.

    It will leave America poorer, more unequal and less able to invest in public priorities.

    Tell Congress Not to Cut Taxes for the Wealthy

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial 888 516-5820 to be automatically connected with one of your senators.

    2. Tell the staffer that answers the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN and I’m a constituent of SENATOR (NAME).
    • I am calling to urge you to vote NO on the tax bill. It cuts taxes for big corporations and the wealthy while raising them for millions of middle-class families.

    3. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

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    Don’t Let Congress Gut Wall Street Reforms

    U.S. Senator Mike Crapo is trying to pass a deregulation bill that is setting us up for another Wall Street crash.

    If he’s successful, more than a dozen protections put in place after the last Wall Street crash may be gutted before the end of the year.

    So far, nine Democrats have joined Republicans in backing the Crapo bill, which will gut critical safeguards and threaten both consumers and the stability of the financial sector.

    Call Your Senators Right Now

    Your senators need to hear from you that the Crapo bill must be opposed and critical Wall Street reforms protected.

    Here’s how easy it is to call:

    1. Dial (202) 224-3121. Then dial 1 to be directed to your senator. When prompted, provide your address and you will then be connected.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN and I’m a constituent of SENATOR (NAME).
    • I’m calling to ask the senator to vote no on the Crapo bill, which will gut Wall Street protections. We can’t afford to risk another financial crash.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Tell Ford: Go Forward, Not Backward

    Clean car standards issued by the Obama administration and once supported by Ford will slice carbon emissions and save consumers billions in fuel bills.

    But Ford and the rest of the auto industry are now working with the Trump administration to undo the biggest federal climate policy on the books — at your expense.

    You can help us stop their attack on consumers, public health and the climate by calling the company’s headquarters.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how to call:

    1. Dial Ford’s customer hotline at (800) 392-3673. When prompted, dial 4 to be connected with a customer care representative. Then dial 5. Ignore the next two prompts and your call will be connected.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN (IF APPLICABLE: I’m a Ford owner).
    • I’m calling today because I’m concerned that Ford and the Auto Alliance are working with Trump to weaken clean car standards. Please halt these efforts and oppose any rules that would weaken fuel efficiency and increase pollution.

    3. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how it went.

    Help us hit our goal of 500 calls. Call now!

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    Tell Congress: Don’t Gut Critical Programs to Pay for Tax Cuts for the 1%

    The Republican tax proposal is incredibly troubling.

    Its huge price tag means that funding will be slashed for programs like Medicare and Medicaid, education and more to pay for tax breaks for wealthy corporations and the rich.

    We won’t stand for any plan that hands out tax giveaways to billionaire megadonors like the Koch Brothers at the expense of working families.

    It will leave America poorer, more unequal and less able to invest in public priorities.

    Call Congress Now

    1. Dial 888-291-9824 to be connected with your member of Congress.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone: “I am calling to urge REPRESENTATIVE NAME to vote NO on the tax bill. It cuts taxes for big corporations and the wealthy while raising them for millions of middle-class families.”

    3. Use the comment box below to let us know how your call went.

    P.S. If you live in Washington, D.C., and don’t have real representation in Congress, you can still get involved this week. Click here to find out how.

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    Say You Want Massachusetts to Vote to Overturn Citizens United in 2018

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates for big money to pour into our politics like never before.

    Massachusetts can help save democracy from billionaire and Big Business takeover by getting an initiative on the 2018 ballot that calls on Congress to pass, and the state legislature to ratify, a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United.

    Add Your Name to Pledge Support for the Massachusetts Constitutional Amendment Initiative

    Once you take action, you will be directed to the amendment initiative campaign website where you can sign up to volunteer to get the measure on the 2018 ballot.

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    Take the Next Step and Mobilize Your Neighbors

    Alex Azar is likely to be confirmed if he’s nominated. But you can help change that.

    On Wednesday, Nov. 15, we’re holding a webinar to teach you how to use letters to the editor in your local paper to resist Alex Azar’s nomination.

    RSVP below for our webinar on November 15 at 6pm EST and we’ll follow up with more information.

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    Tell the Senate: Alex Azar is a Bad Choice to Lead the Nation’s Health Care Programs

    Alex Azar — the former President of Big Pharma corporation Eli Lilly & Co — was nominated by Donald Trump to replace the morally bankrupt Tom Price as HHS Secretary.

    Sign below to send a message to the Senate that Americans do not want another corporate executive in Trump’s Cabinet.

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    Sign Up to Fight For the Future of Health Care in Ohio

    We need your help to take on prescription drug corporations.

    Outspending ballot initiatives and voters by 10-to-1 is easy for them, but Big Pharma doesn’t control the hearts and minds of the people.

    Sign Up Below to Join our Ohio Grassroots Team and Start Organizing For the Future of Health Care

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    Sign the Petition Opposing the U.S.-China BIT

    The U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) is a potential pact that has been under negotiation for years.

    At its core is the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system — the same corporate power grab we’ve been fighting in NAFTA for decades.

    The U.S.-China BIT would outsource jobs, reduce wages and empower Chinese multinational companies to sue the U.S. government before panels of three corporate lawyers for uncapped amounts of taxpayer money.

    Sign the Petition to the Trump Administration:

    We demand that the Trump administration withdraw the United States from negotiations on the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).

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    Tell USA Today: Stop Spreading Climate Denial

    We, the undersigned, call on USA Today to stop giving voice to climate denial. In the past five months, you have published five op-eds by climate denialists — spreading the false impression that climate disruption is debatable. This is a huge disservice to your 7 million readers.

    We need urgent and bold action — not another platform for those obstructing a federal response to the climate crisis.

    You’re leaving the millions who trust and rely on USA Today for news coverage ill-informed and unprepared to act on climate.

    Add Your Name to Stop the Spread of Climate Lies

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    Stop Citizens United 2.0

    Urge Your Senators to Protect the Johnson Amendment

    Your senators need to hear from you that protecting the Johnson Amendment is a top priority and that unleashing more secret money into our elections — while undermining the sanctity of churches and charities — is unacceptable.

    Here’s how easy it is to call your senators:

    1. Dial (202) 224-3121. Then dial 1 to be directed to your senator. When prompted, provide your address and you will then be connected.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN and I’m a constituent of SENATOR (NAME).
    • I’m calling today to request that SENATOR (NAME) oppose any tax bill that weakens the Johnson Amendment, which protects churches and charities from being exploited for political gain.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Tell Your Elected Officials to Pass the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act

    Prescription drug corporations continue to raise the price of medicines year after year because we let them. When Medicare Part D became law, Big Pharma got a big win by ensuring that Medicare is not allowed to negotiate lower drug prices for patients.

    The public support for Medicare negotiation is overwhelming right now — 92 percent of Americans support negotiation — but we need to make sure your elected officials hear from you directly to make this a reality.

    Email Your Elected Officials and Urge Them to Support the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Tomorrow: Join us for our Facebook Live on Ohio Issue 2

    If you’re wondering about how to talk through Ohio Issue 2 — or just curious about why Public Citizen supports it — join Peter Maybarduk, director of Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program, and Justin Mendoza, organizer for Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program, for a Facebook Live discussion.

    RSVP below and we’ll send you a reminder!

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    Tell the FEC: Require Online Ads to Disclose Who Paid for Them

    In the 2016 election, 65 percent of Americans identified the internet, or an online platform, as their leading source of information.

    Yet our outdated transparency rules — which still include references to telegrams and typewriters — don't require adequate disclaimers for online ads.

    More than three in four Americans — 78 percent — want full disclosure of who paid for political ads posted to social media platforms (according to a new Marist poll).

    That includes 80 percent of Republicans and 82 percent of Independents.

    We call on the FEC to act immediately to update regulations and require online political ads to include disclaimers identifying who paid for them.

    Add Your Name and We’ll Submit This Comment and a List of Signers to the FEC

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    Urge Your Senators to Protect Mueller and His Russia Investigation

    We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections. And the clearest path to get them is through Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

    Now that Mueller’s work has produced indictments and a guilty plea, it’s in danger of being stopped by President Donald Trump.

    You can help protect this investigation by calling your U.S. senators now.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with one of your senators.

    2. Tell the staffer who answers the phone: “We deserve answers about Russian interference in our elections. I am calling to urge [Senator NAME] to protect Robert Mueller’s investigation by co-sponsoring the Special Counsel Integrity Act and the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act (S. 1735 & S. 1741).”

    3. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard again at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your other U.S. senator and repeat step 2.

    Please use the space below to let us know how your calls went.

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    Stop Citizens United 2.0

    Urge Your Senators to Protect the Johnson Amendment

    Your senators need to hear from you that protecting the Johnson Amendment is a top priority and that unleashing more secret money into our elections — while undermining the sanctity of churches and charities — is unacceptable.

    Here’s how easy it is to call your senators:

    1. Dial (202) 224-3121. Then dial 1 to be directed to your senator. When prompted, provide your address and you will then be connected.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    • Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN and I’m a constituent of SENATOR (NAME).
    • I’m calling today to request that SENATOR (NAME) oppose any appropriations package that weakens the Johnson Amendment, which protects churches and charities from being exploited for political gain.

    3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to contact your other senator.

    4. Use the comment box below to let us know you called and how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Pledge to Vote “Yes” on Ballot Issue 2

    Ohio’s Drug Price Relief Act is up for vote on November 7. If passed, it would help limit price gouging by the pharmaceutical industry in Ohio.

    Prescription drug corporations spend big to make sure initiatives like this one fail (see our report).

    Show your support for Ballot Issue 2 by signing below, and we’ll remind you to vote closer to November 7.

    After you sign, you'll be directed to our Thunderclap page, where you can help spread the word about Ballot Issue 2 on social media.

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    Tell Your Elected Officials to Pass the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act

    Prescription drug corporations continue to raise the price of medicines year after year because we let them. When Medicare Part D became law, Big Pharma got a big win by ensuring that Medicare is not allowed to negotiate lower drug prices for patients.

    The public support for Medicare negotiation is overwhelming right now — 92 percent of Americans support negotiation — but we need to make sure your elected officials hear from you directly to make this a reality.

    Email Your Elected Officials and Urge Them to Support the Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

  • Let Medicare Negotiate Drug Prices

    Your email will help move your elected officials towards Medicare Part D negotiation. But calling is one of the most important ways to get your point across.

    Can we count on you to take three minutes and call the Capitol switchboard with your address?

    Call: 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment in the comment box to let us know how the calls went.

    Hello,

    My name is [Name], I’m from [Town] and I’m calling today to urge my Representative to support legislation for Part D to directly negotiate prescription drug prices so that we can make medicines more affordable for all.

    Thank you for your time.

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    Tell Ford: Go Forward, Not Backward

    Clean car standards issued by the Obama administration and formally supported by Ford will slice carbon emissions and save consumers billions in fuel bills.

    But Ford and the rest of the auto industry are now working with the Trump administration to undo the biggest federal climate policy on the books — at your expense.


    Sign Our Petition Urging Ford to Support Clean Car Standards

    Dear Ford:

    Thanks to the clean car standards, Americans like me are saving money at the pump, breathing cleaner air and starting to ratchet down emissions from the single largest source of carbon pollution in this country.

    In 2012, you committed to meet and uphold these standards. And your chairman Bill Ford has championed the company’s commitment to tackle climate change for future generations.

    That’s why I am disturbed to see you and other automakers working with the Trump administration to undo these critical safeguards.

    Ford can’t claim to be a responsible company while it lobbies to drive us backward.

    Please drop any efforts to delay, weaken or block the clean car standards. Seize the opportunity. Go forward, not backward!

    Sincerely,

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    Attend the Secure & Protect Our Vote Tele-Town Hall

    This Thursday, don’t miss an urgent and informative election security and voting rights tele-town hall with Tom Hicks of the Election Administration Commission and other voting experts to find out what steps you can take to protect our elections before it’s too late.

    What: Secure & Protect Our Vote Tele-Town Hall
    When: Thursday, October 26, 8 p.m. Eastern
    Who: Tom Hicks, U.S. Election Administration Commission; Elena Nunez, executive director of Colorado Common Cause; Hannah Fried, co-founder of Access Democracy; others.

    RSVP Below and We’ll Follow Up With the Call-in Number

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    Tell Your Elected Officials to Pass the CREATES Act to Lower Drug Prices

    Prescription drug corporations are abusing safety rules to stop generic drug companies from getting the samples they need for FDA approval — engaging in an inhumane industry practice called REMS (risk evaluation mitigation strategies) abuse.

    Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. used this process to block competition and keep the price of an opioid addiction treatment high, despite growing public health concerns.

    Congress can fix this injustice by passing the CREATES Act, which would stop REMS abuse, allow earlier generic competition and bring drug prices down.

    Email your elected officials urging them to pass the CREATES Act before they go home for the holidays.

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Tell Your Senators Not to Repeal the New CFPB Rule to Hold Big Banks Accountable

    Thanks to a new rule from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Big Banks no longer can skirt accountability for cheating, conning, defrauding and plundering consumers.

    But tonight, the U.S. Senate is expected to hold a vote to repeal the rule. They need only 50 votes to make it happen, so every vote counts.

    We can WIN this fight, but only with your help.

    Please help protect this rule by calling your two senators NOW.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with one of your U.S. senators.

    2. Tell the staffer who answers the phone: “I am calling to ask my senator to vote NO on S.J. Res. 47, which repeals the CFPB’s arbitration rule. Consumers need more protection from Big Banks, not less.

    3. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard again at (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your other U.S. senator and repeat step 2.

    Please use the space below to let us know how your calls went.

  • (No Title)

    Tell Your Elected Officials to Pass the CREATES Act to Lower Drug Prices

    Prescription drug corporations are abusing safety rules to stop generic drug companies from getting the samples they need for FDA approval — engaging in an inhumane industry practice called REMS (risk evaluation mitigation strategies) abuse.

    Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. used this process to block competition and keep the price of an opioid addiction treatment high, despite growing public health concerns.

    Congress can fix this injustice by passing the CREATES Act, which would stop REMS abuse, allow earlier generic competition and bring drug prices down.

    Email your elected officials urging them to pass the CREATES Act before they go home for the holidays.

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Take the Next Step: Call Your Members of Congress and Urge Them to Pass the CREATES Act

    Take a moment today and ask your members of Congress to support the CREATES Act to help lower prescription drug prices.

    Right now, pharma corporations abuse safety rules to deny samples for their competitors so they can keep prescription drug prices higher and reap more profits. The CREATES Act will help to end this abuse.

    Can we count on you to call the Capitol switchboard?

    Call: 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment to let us know how the calls went.

    (Be prepared to give your address to the operator)

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    Help Pass the Drain the Swamp Act (H.R.4014)

    Donald Trump once told a reporter that he “could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.”

    Trump has taken this same attitude to the White House — with various policy decisions potentially boosting his own bottom line.

    The Drain the Swamp Act (H.R.4014) would require federal agencies working on regulatory changes to identify whether the president, vice president or other top officials would personally benefit from those changes.

    It’s a vital way to shine a light on the conflicts of interests of Trump and his army of billionaire advisers.

    Urge Your Representative to Co-Sponsor the Bill

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    Demand Action on D.C. Fair Elections

    The D.C. Council still hasn’t moved our Fair Elections bill, which would empower everyday District residents — people without ties to Big Business — to run viable campaigns for office.

    We need the bill to move out of the Judiciary Committee NOW for it to pass this year.

    Tell the Council You’ve Waited Long Enough: It’s Time for Action on D.C. Fair Elections Legislation

    By taking action below, you will send an email to members of the D.C. Council demanding action on D.C. Fair Elections legislation before it’s too late.

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    Tell FERC to Reject Trump’s Coal and Nuclear Bailout

    We write to urge you to reject Trump’s radical scheme to bail out coal and nuclear plants.

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal would saddle consumers with billions in bailout costs by guaranteeing profit for uneconomical coal and nuclear plants.

    This directive by the DOE is shameless in picking losing industries and forcing households to pay for expensive coal and nuclear at the expense of efficient and affordable wind and solar.

    And it does so with no justification.

    The DOE’s half-hearted rationale for the proposal — to shore up the reliability of our nation’s electrical grid — has been dismissed by a number of market experts and by the DOE itself. An August report released by the agency found that "reliability is adequate today despite the retirement of 11 percent of the generating capacity available in 2002, as significant additions from natural gas, wind, and solar have come online since then."

    This is a proposal based on political alliances, not market imperatives.

    The Trump administration’s agenda to bring back coal and make nuclear “cool again” has no place before this agency. As an independent regulator of electricity markets, your mandate is to ensure just and reasonable rates for consumers, not to feed the political whims of this administration.

    This proposal is costly and without merit, and any further consideration is a reprehensible waste of taxpayer dollars.

    As a taxpayer and electricity consumer, I call on you to reject this proposal.

    Add Your Name and We’ll Submit Your Comment Before the January 10 Deadline

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    Tell Vanguard to Support Transparency at First Shareholder Meeting Since Citizens United

    When your retirement savings are held by Vanguard, you allow it to vote on your behalf on decisions at some of the world’s largest companies.

    Unfortunately, Vanguard is voting to allow companies to continue to spend unchecked money in politics.

    This month, Vanguard will hold its first shareholder meeting since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which opened the floodgates for corporations to spend unlimited secret money in our elections.

    Tell Vanguard it should vote to push companies to be honest about the money they spend influencing politics and impacting policies that range from climate change and public safety to human rights and health care.

    Sign the Petition and We’ll Deliver it During Vanguard’s Shareholder Meeting

    We, the undersigned, urge Vanguard to always vote in favor of political spending and lobbying disclosure proposals.

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    Demand a Clean Budget With No Riders

    President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress are laying the groundwork to cut Medicare, Medicaid and public education to pay for tax cuts for Big Business and ultra-rich donors.

    On top of that, poison pill riders attacking essential public protections are threatening the budget process.

    This is backward: Our nation’s budget should be focused on protecting and investing in our families and communities, not giving corporate handouts to campaign donors.

    Call your senator at the number below. When the staff answers the phone, say this:

    “Please vote NO on the Senate budget resolution. Don’t cut Medicare, Medicaid, or education to pay for tax breaks for the rich and corporations. Keep the budget process clean from corporate giveaways and poison pill policy riders.”

    Alaska Sen. Murkowski (907) 271-3735
    Arizona    Sen. McCain (602) 952-2410
    Maine        Sen. Collins (207) 945-0417
    Mississippi Sen. Cochran (601) 965-4459
    Montana Sen. Tester (406) 252-0550
    New Hampshire Sen. Shaheen (603) 750-3004
    Nevada Sen. Heller (702) 388-6605
    Ohio Sen. Portman (513) 684-3265
    Pennsylvania Sen. Toomey (570) 941-3540
    South Carolina Sen. Graham (864) 646-4090
    Tennessee Sen. Corker (615) 279-8125
    West Virginia Sen. Capito (304) 347-5372
    West Virginia Sen. Manchin (304) 342-5855
    All Other States (202) 224-3121

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    Urge Your Members of Congress to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller

    With the Russia investigation reaching a fever pitch, Donald Trump could make good on his threat to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

    That’s why — in a highly unusual display of bipartisanship — Republicans and Democrats have joined together to introduce legislation that protects against the firing of Special Counsel Mueller.

    We need your help to ensure your representatives are on board with the effort to protect Special Counsel Mueller and safeguard our democracy from obstruction of justice.

    Here’s how easy it is to call your members of Congress (follow these steps and repeat so both your senators and representatives hear from you):

    1. Dial (202) 224-3121. Then dial 1 to be connected to your senator and 2 to be connected to your representative. When prompted, provide your address and you will then be connected.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone:

    “Hello, my name is NAME from CITY/TOWN and I’m a constituent of REPRESENTATIVE / SENATOR (NAME). I’m calling today to request that REPRESENTATIVE / SENATOR (NAME) protect the Russia collusion investigation by supporting the new, bipartisan legislation to stop Donald Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Thank you for your time.”

    3. Fill out the form below to let us know you called and tell us how your calls went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Let Us Know That You Have Done Your Part

    Thank you for taking action to help get the Florida Voting Restoration Amendment on the 2018 ballot!

    Once you have downloaded and mailed in your petition, please fill out the form below so we know how many signatures were generated.

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    Restore the Ability to Vote in Florida

    A grassroots movement is building in Florida to place a state Voting Restoration Amendment on the 2018 ballot and restore voting rights to felons who have served their time — and you have the power to help.

    Print, sign, and mail in the ballot petition to help put this vital amendment before Florida voters.

    Sign the petition in English >>

    Firme la petición en Español >>

    Once you have downloaded the petition, print it out, sign it, and return it via U.S. mail to:

    Floridians for a Fair Democracy, Inc.
    3000 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd, Suite 503
    Clearwater, FL 33759

    Make sure to fill out all of the required fields — incomplete forms will not be counted.

    Once You Have Downloaded the Petition, Submit the Form Below to Let Us Know That You Have Done Your Part

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    Pledge to Vote “Yes” on Ballot Issue 2

    Ohio’s Drug Price Relief Act is up for vote on November 7. If passed, it would help limit price gouging by the pharmaceutical industry in Ohio.

    Prescription drug corporations spend big to make sure initiatives like this one fail (see our report).

    Show your support for Ballot Issue 2 by signing below, and we’ll remind you to vote closer to November 7.

    After you sign, you'll be directed to our Thunderclap page, where you can help spread the word about Ballot Issue 2 on social media.

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    Take a Stand Against Forced Arbitration

    Protect Your Legal Rights When Facing Bank Misconduct

    Financial companies, including Equifax and Wells Fargo, use fine print language — rip-off clauses — in their consumer contracts to take away our right to hold them accountable for wrongdoing.

    Under a new Consumer Financial Protect Bureau (CFPB) rule, consumers ripped off by Big Banks would be able to participate in class-action lawsuits. This gives consumers a much better chance at justice.

    However, some in Congress are trying to stop this rule, handing a virtual get-out-of-jail-free card to companies like Equifax and Wells Fargo.

    Sign Our Petition Telling the U.S. Senate to Protect the New CFPB Rule Protecting Consumers From Forced Arbitration

    Consumers like me already face a stacked deck when we try to hold financial giants like Equifax or Wells Fargo accountable for their actions. But now some in Congress are moving to take away our right to join together to challenge them in court.

    I support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's arbitration rule, which restores our legal rights and makes our financial system stronger and safer. As U.S. senators, you should stand with consumers like me, NOT financial giants trying to get away with widespread harm. Please vote NO on S.J. Res. 47.

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    Amplify Your Impact: Call Your Senators Today

    Your senators are some of the most important people to call on this issue, and your voice could make all the difference.

    Can we count on you to take three minutes and call the Capitol switchboard to reach your senators? All you have to do is provide your address and you’ll be connected.

    Call: 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and leave a comment to let us know how your calls went.

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    Tell Your Senators: Pass the CREATES Act to Lower Drug Prices!

    Every year, pharmaceutical corporations abuse a program intended to help keep consumers safe — wasting taxpayers $5.4 billion.

    As constituents, we must call on our senators to support the CREATES Act so we can put Big Pharma’s abuse in check and lower prescription drug prices.

    Add Your Name Below to Ask Your Senators to Support the CREATES Act Today

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    Amplify your impact – call your Senators today

    Your Senator is one of the most important people to call on this issue, and your voice could be the one that makes all the difference.

    Can we count on you to take three minutes and call the Capitol switchboard with your address?

    Call: 202-224-3121 right now. Use the script below and comment to let us know how the call went.

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    San Antonio Climate Action and Adaptation Plan Community Event

    Join Our Panel Discussion on Climate Change, Developing a San Antonio Plan and How the Community Can Help

    Ever since San Antonio adopted a sustainability plan that doesn’t include climate goals, people have been asking for a climate action plan.

    Thanks to people like you, it’s finally happening!

    The San Antonio City Council, the city manager, the Office of Sustainability, the University of Texas at San Antonio, CPS Energy and community advocates are now on the same page: Working together to adopt a robust plan with ambitious goals that will ensure San Antonio does its part to address the global climate change crisis and provide necessary protections to enable the community to cope with current and projected climate effects.

    This is no small task and we need your help. We need your ideas, your connections and a bit of your time.

    This plan will affect everyone in the San Antonio community, so we want to engage as many people as possible in its development.

    Please join us for a panel discussion about climate change and developing a climate action and adaptation plan for San Antonio.

    WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 10

    WHERE: University of the Incarnate Word, J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library Special Collections Room, 4301 Broadway, San Antonio

    Panelists:

    • Councilwoman Ana Sandoval, San Antonio City Council lead on climate action planning
    • Associate Professor Hazem Rashed-Ali, UTSA School of Architecture, UTSA lead on climate action planning
    • Professor Kerry Cook, UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences, climate scientist
    • Sister Martha Ann Kirk, professor at the University of the Incarnate Word

    There will be lots of time for Q&A, as well as a reception with refreshments.

    Join the Facebook event to get updates and connect with other engaged San Antonians.

    RSVP Now So We Know How Many People to Expect

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    Thank You For Taking Action! Now Take the Next Step

    Join the #MissionMonday Thunderclap to Protect the Johnson Amendment

    We need your help to make the anti-Johnson amendment rider too controversial to leave in the final bill or to add to any other bill.

    Please help us get the word out by participating in our social media Thunderclap campaign. You can take action anytime before September 25, at 2 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. CT, 12 p.m. MT, 11 a.m. PT.

    Let Us Know You Joined the Thunderclap!

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    Tell Your Senators: Protect the Johnson Amendment

    Some far right lawmakers are trying to do away with the Johnson Amendment — a longstanding rule that prohibits billionaires and corporate fat cats from turning their secret political spending into charitable tax write-offs. And they’re getting closer than ever to doing just that.

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a funding bill that includes a dangerous rider weakening the Johnson Amendment — effectively permitting churches to become secret money funnels into our elections.

    We need your help to urge your senators not to pass any bill containing riders that target the Johnson Amendment.

    Email Your Senators Now

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    Texas Climate Change Tour

    Learn the Facts and Organize for a Livable Climate

    We’ve embarked on a Texas Climate Change Tour to raise awareness about how climate change is and will continue to affect our state.

    The fact is, Texas is already struggling with climate impacts and there’s much more to come… More killer hurricanes, more parching droughts, more deadly heat waves and wildfires, more record-breaking floods.

    If we are to avoid the worst of climate change, now is the time to act.

    We need action in every corner of the state to take on this global crisis and its damaging impact on Texas cities.

    If we don’t have a tour stop scheduled in your city or town, or if you missed an event near you that’s passed, just register below to get involved and we can coordinate.

    Tour stops:

    September 25: Marfa
    September 26: Alpine
    September 27: Midland
    September 29: Amarillo
    September 30: Wichita Falls
    October 2: Fort Worth
    October 3: College Station
    October 6: Georgetown
    October 10: San Antonio
    TBA Houston
    TBA Galveston
    TBA Bay City
    TBA Port Lavaca
    TBA Dallas
    TBA Lubbock

    Check back here for up-to-date event information.

    Sign Up to Act on Climate Change

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    Join Us and Rally to Protect Youth From Alcohol Ads on NYC Public Transit

    Together we will send a message to the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) that selling out our city’s youth and compromising public health by allowing alcohol ads in the public transportation system puts Metro on the wrong track.

    What:      Rally to urge the MTA to eliminate alcohol ads from the New York City public transit system
    When:     8:30 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, September 27
    Where:    New York City MTA Headquarters (2 Broadway, New York, N.Y.)

    RSVP below if you can join us.

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    Stop the Republican Tax Scam

    Republicans in Congress have rushed their tax bill to a vote.

    They are days away from giving away massive tax breaks to millionaires, billionaires and mega-corporations at the expense of working families.

    But there is still time to fight back.

    Email Your Elected Officials and Tell Them to Vote No on the GOP Tax Scam

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    Which Social Media Platforms Do You Use?

    Check the box next to the platform(s) you use.

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    Call Governor Dannel Malloy

    Urge Him to Save Connecticut’s Citizens' Election Program

    Politicians in Hartford are trying to hand our democracy back over to big money interests.

    The legislature just passed a budget that seeks to eliminate Connecticut’s landmark Citizens’ Election Program (CEP), which limits special interest influence in our elections.

    We need your help to stop them by ensuring Governor Dannel Malloy vetoes this disastrous budget.

    Here’s how easy it is to call Governor Malloy:

    1. Dial 800-406-1527. You will then be redirected to Governor Malloy’s office.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone: “My name is _______. I’m calling to ensure that the Citizens' Election Program is preserved and fully funded in any budget the governor signs. As a Connecticut voter, I'm concerned that the budget sent to your desk would eliminate our state's landmark public financing system that lets candidates fund their campaigns without selling out to wealthy special interests. The CEP sets an example for the rest of the nation to follow — and rolling it back now would take our state in the wrong direction.”

    3. Fill out the form below to let us know you called and tell us how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

  • (No Title)

    Save Connecticut’s Citizens' Election Program

    BREAKING: Politicians in Hartford are trying to hand our democracy back over to big money interests.

    The legislature just passed a budget that seeks to eliminate Connecticut’s landmark Citizens’ Election Program (CEP), which limits special interest influence in our elections.

    We need your help to stop them by ensuring Governor Dannel Malloy vetoes this disastrous budget.

    Send an Email to Gov. Malloy Demanding That He Protect the CEP

    By taking action below, you will send an email to Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy.Take a moment to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    Don’t Let Trump’s Wall Street “Regulators” Gut Critical Wall Street Protections

    Help Defend a Rule that Protect Your Bank Deposits

    The Volcker Rule was created after the Great Recession of 2008 to prevent banks from gambling with taxpayer-backed deposits.

    Now President Donald Trump’s “regulators” are seeking out ways to gut this important protection and are asking the public for suggestions.

    Submit a comment to the Comptroller of the Currency to help ensure the bulk of these “suggestions” encourage Trump’s regulators to enforce and strengthen the rule — not gut it.

    Stand Up for Wall Street Reform by Sending in Your Comment Today

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    Support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Legislation

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders just announced introduction of his single-payer, Medicare-for-All legislation.

    Last year, Sanders had zero co-sponsors.

    This year, there are 16 — and we’re going to make sure that number grows.

    It is long past time for the United States to catch up to the rest of the industrialized world and ensure that everyone has a right to health care, regardless of ability to pay.

    Add Your Name

    I support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All legislation and believe every American should be able to obtain the health care they need, without regard to ability to pay.

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    Sham Voting Commission Members Must Resign

    Trump convened the sham voting commission as a response to his made-up claim that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election.

    12 people serve on this commission, including five Democrats.

    Absolutely no one should lend legitimacy to Trump’s attempt to assault voting rights and undermine our democracy.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, demand that Trump’s voter suppression commission members step down before any more anti-voter ploys are plotted.

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    Tell ABC to Cover Climate

    As predicted, climate change is making storms like Hurricane Harvey and Irma more deadly.

    By ignoring this fact and remaining silent about the connection between climate disruption and extreme weather events, ABC is contributing to an increasingly dangerous environment of climate denial in the U.S.

    And the network is leaving the hundreds of thousands who trust and rely on the network for news coverage ill-informed and unprepared to act on climate.

    Add Your Name to Demand ABC Break Its Storm of Silence on Climate Change

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    Call Members of the Sham Voting Commission and Urge Them to Resign

    Please take a moment to urge the following commission members to resign before any more anti-voter ploys are plotted.

    Bill Gardner, secretary of state of New Hampshire (D): (603) 271-3242

    Matthew Dunlap, secretary of state of Maine (D): (207) 626-8400

    David Dunn, firner Arkansas state representative (D): (870) 270-1970

    Mark Rhodes, clerk of Wood County, West Virginia (D): (304) 424-1850

    Alan King, probate judge, Jefferson County, Alabama (D): (205) 325-5203

    Connie Lawson, secretary of state of Indiana (R): (317) 232-6531

    Ken Blackwell, former secretary of state of Ohio (R): 1 (800) 225-4008

    Christy McCormick, commissioner, U.S. Election Assistance Commission (R): (301) 563-3919

    Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow, The Heritage Foundation (R): (202) 546-4400

    J. Christian Adams, president and general counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation (R): (317) 203-5599

    Use the Script Below, but Feel Free to Put the Message in Your Own Words!

    • Hi, this is [your name], and I’d like to speak to or leave a message for [member’s name] about Trump’s election commission.
    • Trump convened the commission as a response to his made-up claim that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in the 2016 election.
    • We need to break down obstacles to voting and build a democracy truly of, by and for the people.
    • Please quit the commission and stop lending legitimacy to Trump’s attempt to assault voting rights and undermine our democracy.

    Let Us Know How Your Call Went

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    Tell Eli Lilly: Make insulin affordable!

    Pharma company Eli Lilly made $100 million more on Humalog insulin sales to Medicaid in 2016 than in 2015, despite the fact that the product is more than 20 years old.

    We’re calling on Eli Lilly to be transparent about its costs and profits, and to lower the price of insulin so that everyday people can afford this life-saving treatment.

    Sign below if you’d like to see Eli Lilly clean up its business practices and protect the health of those who depend on the company’s products to live.

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    Will You Join Us and Rally for Insulin for All?

    Help us tell Eli Lilly to make insulin — a nearly 100-year-old treatment — affordable. We will be on Eli Lilly’s doorstep from 1-3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 9, to make our voices heard.

    We will call on Eli Lilly to make this lifesaving treatment more accessible and stop price gouging people with diabetes.

    RSVP below if you’ll join our rally at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 9, at Eli Lilly Headquarters

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    Support the Clean Missouri Initiative Campaign

    The Clean Missouri campaign is working to get an initiative on the November 2018 ballot that would drastically improve the democratic process across the state.

    If passed, the Clean Missouri ballot initiative would reduce lobbying, limit big money in state politics, increase transparency, slow the revolving door and ensure district maps are drawn fairly.

    Add Your Name to Say You’re On Board for Getting the Clean Missouri Initiative on the Ballot

    Signing here does not constitute a legal signature in support of the ballot initiative, which requires a physical signature.

    We’ll notify everyone who signs here of opportunities to sign the official petition and take action.

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    Speak Out to Protect Our Air and Wallets

    Attend the EPA Public Hearing on Clean Car Standards

    When: 9 a.m., Wednesday, September 6

    Where: Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

    The hearing will end when all parties present who wish to speak have had an opportunity to do so.

    For more information: See the EPA Notice

    If you choose to speak, may we suggest any variation of the following:

    I oppose the EPA’s move to reopen the previously finalized review of fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks. Americans depend on the EPA to protect us from the harmful pollution that worsens climate change — and the corporate polluters who put their profits before the health of all Americans.

    These standards reduce oil consumption and carbon pollution, and have already saved Americans more than $44 billion at the pump since they went into effect.

    We need to keep moving forward and ensure that all cars and trucks are getting more efficient over time — it’s good for the environment, consumers’ pocketbooks and American energy security. Don’t weaken the vehicle efficiency standards.

    RSVP to Attend Below So We Know How Many People to Expect

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    Thank You For Taking Action! Now Take the Next Step

    Attend Our Election Cybersecurity Call

    We need your help to befriend and persuade YOUR local elections officials to opt for voting systems with voter verified paper ballots and "double check" audits to keep our elections secure.

    What:      Election Cybersecurity Call with campaign leads and election cybersecurity expert(s)
    When:     8 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, September 7
    Call-in Number:    (641) 715-3865; Code:    137016

    RSVP Below So We Know How Many People to Expect

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    Help Protect Federal Whistleblowers

    Add Your Name to Our Open Letter to Trump and Members of Congress on Whistleblower Protections

    Strong whistleblower protections are a critical part of government accountability, from draining bureaucratic swamps to exposing and stopping various forms of corruption.

    That’s why Congress has unanimously voted four times in the past to reform our whistleblower system.

    We’re calling on you once again to come together to strengthen federal whistleblower protections.

    The absence of some badly needed protections is almost certainly discouraging federal whistleblowers from coming forward. For example, whistleblowers do not have a guarantee for due process to protect their free speech rights. They are limited to administrative hearings at the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which, among other issues, lacks a sufficient quorum to even issue a ruling.

    We can make our system more effective by:

    • Granting employees the right to a jury trial in federal court;
    • Giving whistleblowers the right to challenge retaliatory investigations;
    • Extending employment anti-retaliation rights to shield against all criminal and civil liability;
    • Extending temporary relief to whistleblowers whenever they prove a prima facie case of retaliation;
    • Ensuring whistleblowers have access to appeals courts to challenge MSPB decisions;
    • Ensuring that each Office of Inspector General has a whistleblower ombudsman;
    • Requiring accountability through discipline to prevent unjust retaliation on whistleblowers; and
    • Shielding employees by allowing them to refuse to violate illegal regulations.

    Each month that these protections aren’t in place has real consequences for uncovering threats to public safety, taxpayer rip-offs and more. Please pass an updated version of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act without delay.

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    Demand Secure Elections Free from Computer Error or Outside Interference

    Our elections don’t work unless our votes are being counted as cast.

    Our legislators must provide funding to states so that:

    • Every vote has a paper record.
    • Every machine-counted result can be double checked.
    • Every precinct’s machines are up to date.

    Add Your Name Now to Tell Elected Officials in All 50 States:

    We need paper ballots that can’t be hacked (machines can do the counting but they shouldn’t do the voting), a system to double check the vote count and up to date machines at every precinct.

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    Help Stop Trump’s Tax Cuts for the Super-Rich

    Public Citizen members are taking action to stop Donald Trump’s plan to cut taxes for the superrich and big corporations at the expense of working families.

    Whether it’s calling Congress, attending rallies or staying active online, your advocacy is critical.

    Let Us Know How You Can Help Stop Trump’s Dangerous Tax Giveaway

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    Thank You For Pledging to Restore the Vote: Now Take the Next Step

    We need all hands on deck to get the Florida second chances initiative on the ballot.

    If you are willing to get more involved in this effort, sign up below and we will add you to our Florida for Democracy email list where you will receive campaign updates about opportunities to plug in.

    Fill Out the Below Form to Join Our Florida For Democracy List and Help Restore The Vote to Nearly 1.5 Million Floridians

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    Call Governor Bruce Rauner

    Urge Him to Bring Automatic Voter Registration to Illinois

    Automatic voter registration would make it easier for up to 1 million Illinois voters to participate in our democracy, reducing one barrier to participation by providing more efficient ways for eligible voters to become registered.

    The bill to implement this crucial program passed unanimously in the state House and Senate, and it’s been in Governor Bruce Rauner’s hands for months now. He needs to hear from constituents like you about the need to sign this bill into law without any further delay.

    Here’s how easy it is to call Governor Rauner:

    1. Dial 855-980-1989. You will then be redirected to Governor Rauner’s office.

    2. Then say this to the staffer who picks up the phone: “My name is _______. I’m calling because I believe that the right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy and that every Illinoisan has the fundamental right to have their voice heard. I was excited to hear that our Automatic Voter Registration bill (SB1933) passed unanimously out of both Houses of the General Assembly and I strongly urge the Governor to sign this crucial bill into law without any further delay.”

    3. Fill out the form below to let us know you called and tell us how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    No Official Trump Enemies List in America

    Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department is seeking the IP addresses of every person who visited a website devoted to Trump inauguration protests.

    If enforced, this shockingly overbroad request would deter many Americans from exercising their First Amendment rights.

    They will fear that the price of dissent is surveillance and harassment.

    Add Your Name Now

    Attorney General Sessions,

    We are writing to demand you rescind the Department of Justice request for the IP addresses of every person who visited DisruptJ20.org, a website associated with Inauguration Day protests.

    The department’s request is shockingly overbroad.

    Americans have a right to know they can look at dissenting material without fear of a visit from the FBI or a call from federal prosecutors.

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    Join Us and Rally For Insulin For All

    Help us tell Eli Lilly to make insulin — a nearly 100-year-old treatment — affordable. We will be on Eli Lilly’s doorstep from 1-3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 9, to make our voices heard.

    We will call on Eli Lilly to make this lifesaving treatment more accessible and stop price gouging people with diabetes.

    RSVP below if you’ll join our rally at 1 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 9, at Eli Lilly Headquarters

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    It’s Time for a Strong San Antonio Climate Action Plan

    Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Local Air Pollution While Improving Quality of Life

    Cities have an important role to play in combating the global climate crisis. Developing a strong climate action plan is crucial.

    Determining the current level of greenhouse gases coming from your city, setting goals for reducing — or even eliminating — those emissions and developing specific action items that will lead to greenhouse gas reductions can make a significant impact.

    Once such a climate action plan is developed, the focus will turn to implementing those action items.

    Throughout every step of this process, public involvement is critical. Your ideas, your life experiences and your vision for what a sustainable community should look like can help San Antonio craft the strong climate action plan we need.

    Help us push San Antonio city officials to get serious about developing a climate action plan alongside San Antonio residents like you.

    Email the Mayor and City Council Now

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    Renewed Attack on Texas Trees

    Texas Senate Swings Its Ax Again

    The Texas Senate is relentless in its attack on trees.

    The House didn’t go for the last anti-tree bill the Senate passed (SB 14), so the Senate added a dose of crazy to House Bill 7.

    This bill started as a compromise, but it’s been transformed into a clear-cutter’s dream. Cities trying to protect their urban forests would be left with no tools to do so. Developers would be allowed to cut down almost any tree and replace it with a little sapling.

    They make a profit and move on. We’re left to live with the consequences for decades.

    More than 100 Texas cities have rules to protect mature trees from destruction. These laws make our communities more attractive and livable.

    The Texas Senate doesn’t seem to understand that, so the House is our last line of defense. Encourage your state representative to stand strong against the anti-tree bullies in the Senate.

    Email Your State Representative Now

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    Renewed Attack on Texas Trees

    Texas Senate Swings Its Ax Again,

    The Texas Senate is relentless in its attack on trees.

    The House didn’t go for the last anti-tree bill the Senate passed (SB 14), so the Senate added a dose of crazy to House Bill 7.

    This bill started as a compromise, but it’s been transformed into a clear-cutter’s dream. Cities trying to protect their urban forests would be left with no tools to do so. Developers would be allowed to cut down almost any tree and replace it with a little sapling.

    They make a profit and move on. We’re left to live with the consequences for decades.

    More than 100 Texas cities have rules to protect mature trees from destruction. These laws make our communities more attractive and livable.

    The Texas Senate doesn’t seem to understand that, so the House is our last line of defense. Encourage your state representative to stand strong against the anti-tree bullies in the Senate.

    Email the Your State Representative Now

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    Petition Opposing the ISDS ‘Corporate Power Grab’ in NAFTA

    Dear Representative,

    Deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) give multinational corporations the power to sue the U.S. government in front of a tribunal of three corporate lawyers. These lawyers can order U.S. taxpayers to pay the corporations unlimited sums of money, including for the loss of expected future profits.

    The multinational corporations need only to convince the lawyers that a law protecting public health or the environment violates their special NAFTA rights. The corporate lawyers' decisions are not subject to appeal.

    This corporate power grab is formally called Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).

    There is one clear litmus test to judge whether NAFTA or any agreement is designed to benefit people or if it has been hijacked by special interests to expand corporate power: Does the deal include ISDS?

    Please commit to oppose any NAFTA renegotiation or any other agreement that includes ISDS.

    Add Your Name Below

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    Watch Public Citizen’s Lori Wallach at Netroots Nation

    RSVP or Sign Up for a Video of the Panel Discussion Below

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    Help Encourage Solar in Texas by Outlawing Discriminatory Fees for Solar Customers

    Support Representative Pickett’s Pro-Energy Democracy Bill

    Texas utilities have joined a growing trend of attacking onsite solar by trying to make customers with solar at their homes and businesses pay extra fees or higher rates.

    These attacks are bad for the environment, bad for those trying to use solar to reduce bills and bad for the Texas economy.

    We need a state law that makes it clear that utilities can’t discriminate against customers for using solar to reduce their demand on the electric grid.

    Texas Rep. Joe Pickett filed a bill to do just that, but the bill has not yet received a public hearing.

    Take action to help advance this bill to encourage the use of solar in Texas, not stifle it.

    Email the Texas House of Representatives State Affairs Committee Now

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    Scott Pruitt is Attempting to Dismantle Vital Climate Protections

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced that methane pollution standards will be delayed for at least two more years.

    Stalling standards to reduce oil and gas industry pollution is dangerous — and the EPA even admitted it.

    It’s time to raise our voice against Pruitt’s actions which blatantly prioritize the profits of the worst actors in the oil and gas industry over the health and safety of the public and our planet.

    Send Comments to the EPA NOW to Demand Protection from Unchecked Methane Pollution

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    Scott Pruitt is Putting Our Kids and Climate at Risk

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has announced that methane pollution standards will be delayed for at least two more years.

    Stalling standards to reduce oil and gas industry pollution is dangerous — and the EPA even admitted it.

    Exposure to harmful pollution robs our children of their right to a healthy future. Methane is also an incredibly powerful greenhouse gas, so unchecked emissions put our climate at risk.

    It’s time to raise our voice against Pruitt’s actions which blatantly prioritize the profits of the worst actors in the oil and gas industry over the health and safety of the public and our planet.

    We cannot allow corporate polluters to drive the conversation around our health. It’s time to stand up for every American’s right to clean, healthy air.

    Email Scott Pruitt Now to Demand Protection from Unchecked Methane Pollution

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    Florida: Say Yes to Second Chances

    Florida is one of only three states with a lifetime ban on voting.

    In the next election, we have an opportunity to fix that.

    We can amend the state's constitution with a ballot initiative that would modernize Florida’s criminal justice rules by bringing the state in line with others nationwide — restoring the vote to Floridians who have done their time and paid their debt to society.

    Add Your Name to Say You’re On Board for Restoring the Ability to Vote to Nearly 1.5 Million Floridians

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    Reject a Tax Plan Rigged for the Rich

    Donald Trump’s tax plan would slash taxes on billionaire megadonors like the Koch Brothers and corporate fat cats like Goldman Sachs alumnus Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

    It will leave America poorer, more unequal and less able to invest in public priorities.

    Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to reject Donald Trump’s corporate giveaway tax plan.

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    Pledge to Take to the Streets if Trump Fires Mueller

    Any day now, Donald Trump could fire special counsel Robert Mueller — the man investigating Trump and his inner circle’s potential ties to Russia.

    If that happens, we need to be ready.

    Add Your Name to Pledge to Join a Rapid Response Action if Trump Fires Mueller

    By taking the pledge, you will be redirected to a webpage where you can find a rapid response event near you or create your own to be added to the distributed events map.

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    Stop the Attack on Texas Trees

    Over 100 Texas cities have rules to protect mature trees from destruction. Trees make our cities more livable by helping residents save money on air conditioning and helping weather the storms by reducing flooding.

    But just this week, the Texas Senate passed SB 14, which would prohibit cities and property owner associations from enforcing tree protection ordinances.

    Developers shouldn’t have the right to cut down trees that are providing valuable services to communities. That just shifts their cost of doing business onto the rest of us.

    The bill is now up for a vote in the House Urban Affair Committee. We must stop it in its tracks to ensure powerful developers and the lawmakers they have bought don’t get their way.

    Email the House Urban Affairs Committee Now

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    Speak Out Against Citizens United 2.0.

    Various Congressional Republicans voted to pass a financial services funding bill with a rider that weakens the Johnson Amendment — a longstanding rule that prohibits billionaires and corporate fat cats from turning their secret political spending into charitable tax write-offs.

    Johnson Amendment repeal would effectively unleash Citizens United 2.0 on our democracy.

    Tell These Congress Members How You Feel About Their Move to Subject Elections to a New Tsunami of Secret and Unaccountable Money

    By taking action below, you will send an email to the members of the appropriations committee who voted to undermine the Johnson Amendment. Take a moment to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    Our Seniors Shouldn’t Sacrifice their Rights to Protect Corporate Profits

    Less than a year ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began requiring nursing homes that receive taxpayer funds to stop forcing residents to waive their legal rights when they sign admissions contracts. 

    But the new leadership at CMS under Donald Trump is preparing to strip residents of this right. 

    Sign the Petition to Congress: Tell CMS to Protect the Rights of Our Elderly Loved Ones

    We, the undersigned, call on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to uphold its prohibition on binding pre-dispute (“forced”) arbitration agreements in nursing homes and long-term care facility contracts as enacted by the “Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities” (81 FR 68688; 42 CFR 483.70(n)) in 2016.

    Admitting a loved one to a nursing home is an emotional, stressful, and confusing time for residents and their families, and they are unlikely to be able to fully appreciate the critical rights they are giving up by entering into binding pre-dispute arbitration. CMS must safeguard our most vulnerable population from having to sacrifice their consumer protections and patient rights in order to receive necessary medical care and treatment provided by nursing homes.

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    Tell Your State’s Election Official: “Protect My Voting Information From Trump's Voter Suppression Commission”

    While 22 states have already spoken out against the Trump-Kobach voter suppression commission's initial request for your voting information, many have agreed to partially comply.

    And as of tonight, Kris Kobach sent states a second request.

    We need each and every state to deny this unprecedented and potentially illegal request for your voting data entirely.

    Click here to see where your state’s election official stands and use the information below to contact them immediately. Once they pick up the phone, tell them this:

    “I’m calling to demand that [election official name] completely decline Kris Kobach’s request for personal voting information — both information shielded from disclosure and publicly available information. We should be opting out of this effort entirely.”

    Secretary of State -- Alabama   John Merrill 334-242-7200
    Lieutenant Governor -- Alaska Byron Mallott 907-269-7460
    Secretary of State -- Arizona Michele Reagan 602-542-4285
    Secretary of State -- Arkansas Mark Martin 501-682-1010
    Secretary of State -- California Alex Padilla 916-653-7244
    Secretary of State -- Colorado Wayne Williams 303-894-2200
    Secretary of State -- Connecticut Denise Merrill 860-509-6200
    State Commissioner of Elections -- Delaware Elaine Manlove 302-739-4277
    Secretary of the District of Columbia Lauren Vaughn 202-727-6306
    Secretary of State -- Florida Ken Detzner 850-245-6524
    Secretary of State -- Georgia Brian Kemp 404-656-2881
    Chief Election Officer -- Hawaii Scott Nago 808-453-8683
    Secretary of State -- Idaho Lawerence Denney 208-334-2300
    Executive Director, Board of Elections -- Illinois Steve Sandvoss 217-782-4141
    Secretary of State -- Indiana Connie Lawson 317-232-6536
    Secretary of State -- Iowa Paul Pate 515-281-6230
    Secretary of State -- Kansas Kris Kobach 785-296-4564
    Secretary of State -- Kentucky Alison Lundergan-Grimes 502-564-3490
    Secretary of State -- Louisiana Tom Schedler 225-922-2880
    Secretary of State -- Maine Matt Dunlap 207-626-8400
    Administrator of Elections -- Maryland Linda Lamone 410-269-2840
    Secretary of State -- Massachusetts William Glavin 617-727-9180
    Secretary of State -- Michigan Ruth Johnson 517-373-2510
    Secretary of State -- Minnesota Steve Simon 651-201-1324
    Secretary of State -- Mississippi Delbert Hosemann 601-359-1350
    Secretary of State -- Missouri Jay Ashcroft 573-751-4936
    Secretary of State -- Montana Corey Stapleton 406-444-2034
    Secretary of State -- Nebraska John Gale 402-471-2554
    Secretary of State -- Nevada Barbara Cegavske 775-684-5708
    Secretary of State -- New Hampshire Bill Gardner 603-271-3242
    Lieutenant Governor -- New Jersey Kim Guadagno 609-292-6000
    Secretary of State -- New Mexico Maggie Toulouse 505-827-3600
    Co-Directors, Board of Elections -- New York Todd, Robert Valentine, Brehm 518-474-8100
    Director, Board of Elections -- North Carolina Kim Westbrook-Strach 919-733-7173
    Secretary of State -- North Dakota Alvin Jaeger 701-328-2900
    Secretary of State -- Ohio Jon Husted 614-466-2655
    Secretary of Board of Elections -- Oklahoma Paul Ziriax 405-521-2391
    Secretary of State -- Oregon Dennis Richardson 503-986-1523
    Secretary of State -- Pennsylvania Pedro Cortés 717-787-6458
    Secretary of State -- Rhode Island Nellie Gorbea 401-222-2357
    Executive Director, Elections Commission -- South Carolina Marci Andino 803-734-9060
    Secretary of State -- South Dakota Shantel Krebs 605-773-3537
    Secretary of State -- Tennessee Tre Hargett 615-741-2819
    Secretary of State -- Texas Rolando Pablos 512-463-5770
    Lieutenant Governor -- Utah Spencer Cox 801-538-1041
    Secretary of State -- Vermont Jim Condos 802-828-2148
    Commissioner, Department of Elections -- Virginia Edgardo Cortes 804-864-8901
    Secretary of State -- Washington Kim Wyman 360-902-4151
    Secretary of State -- West Virginia Andrew Warner 304-558-6000
    Elections Commission Administrator -- Wisconsin Michael Haas 608-266-0136
    Secretary of State -- Wyoming Ed Murray 307-777-7378

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    Single-Payer, Medicare-for-All

    We can’t be satisfied with defending the status quo health care system.

    We need health care to be a right, not a privilege.

    Everybody in, nobody out.

    With Medicare-for-All, we would save upwards of $500 billion a year in administrative costs, waste and profits. Those savings would be used to cover everyone.

    Add Your Name

    I support Single Payer, Medicare-for-All so that everyone can obtain the health care they need, without regard to ability to pay.

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    Tell Congress Not to Repeal the New Rule to Hold Big Banks Accountable

    Thanks to a new rule from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Big Banks can no longer skirt accountability for cheating, conning, defrauding and plundering consumers.

    But less than two weeks after the rule was issued, conservatives in Congress are already working to repeal this crucial consumer protection.

    You can help protect this rule by calling your representative in Congress before tomorrow’s vote.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 to be connected with your U.S. House of Representatives member.

    2. Tell the staffer that answers the phone: “I am calling to ask my representative to save the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule. Consumers need more protection from Big Banks, not less.”

    Please use the space below to let us know how your call went.

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    Sign Up: Facebook Live Discussion About Trump’s Sham Voting Commission

    Join us for a Facebook live discussion where voting rights experts will break down last week’s sham voting commission meeting and what we can do to fight back.

    When:   4 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 20

    Where:  Democracy Is For People Facebook Page

    Who:    Robert Hoffman, ACLU; Denzel Cummings, the Center for American Progress; Izzy Bronstein, Common Cause; Getachew Kassa, Democracy Initiative; Jonah Minkoff-Zern, Public Citizen

    RSVP Below to Get an Email With the Live Link to the Discussion

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    Stop the Attack on Texas Trees

    Legislation Could Overturn Local Tree Protection, Putting Even Our Largest Trees at Risk

    How can it be that anyone can’t see the value in trees? We’re fighting local air pollution, water pollution, and climate change (including increasingly sweltering summers, increased flooding and increased drought). Trees help with all these things at a fraction of the cost of other solutions.

    That’s not enough to win the love of Texas lawmakers though. Governor Abbott is on one end of the saw and the Texas Senate is on the other end. Abbott listed “preventing cities from regulating what property owners do with trees on private land” on his list of subjects to address in this special session. In eager response, the Senate passed SB 14, which would prohibit cities and property owner associations from enforcing tree protection ordinances.

    Over 100 Texas cities have rules to protect mature trees from destruction. Governor Abbott and the Texas Senate want developers and property owners to have the right to cut down trees regardless of their age or the impact on the surrounding community.

    Don’t let the powerful developers and the lawmakers they have bought get their way.

    The next step for anti-tree SB14 is the House Urban Affairs Committee.

    Email the House Urban Affairs Committee Now

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    Tell Rick Perry Not to Let Trump Do the Bidding of Big Polluters

    The Trump administration is hell-bent on throwing a life preserver to the failing coal, nuclear and even natural gas industries.

    But a new U.S. Department of Energy study produced findings that don’t support a dirty energy bailout.

    We must act now to ensure Energy Secretary Rick Perry doesn’t let Trump censor the study and produce a new one favorable to Big Polluters.

    Add Your Name to Urge Rick Perry to Keep Dirty Energy Bailouts Out of the Department of Energy Plan

    We, the undersigned, call on Rick Perry to ensure Trump doesn’t censor the study produced by the Department of Energy, whose findings are unfavorable to Big Polluters. He must stick to the original study’s findings and wholeheartedly reject any more ratepayer-funded bailouts for uncompetitive and uneconomical dirty energy plants.

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    Tell Your City Council Member to Resuscitate People-Powered Democracy in NYC

    New York City’s public financing system for elections is underfunded, hindering its ability to combat corruption in the statehouse.

    The City Council has the power to fully fund the small-donor matching program and help free New York City’s elections from special interest influence.

    Find your City Council member here and send them an email saying the following:

    I want the New York City Council to get big money out of city politics by acting to fully fund the landmark campaign finance system that ensures every voice is heard in our elections. As your constituent, I urge you to support the full funding of our innovative small-donor matching program without delay. Thank you for your time.

    Please fill out the form below so we know how many people took action.

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    Take Action to Make Wall Street Work for Us

    At this pivotal time in our nation’s history, we are stepping up the fight to stop Wall Street and its allies in Congress from attacking Main Street.

    But we need to do more than resist the rollbacks.

    That’s why we’re moving forward with a proactive agenda that makes sure our financial system works for ordinary people, not just the wealthy and the well-connected.

    Tell Congress to Support the Take on Wall Street Legislative Plan

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    Attend the NAFTA Field Hearing with U.S. Rep. Velazquez

    Witnesses at Monday’s Brooklyn hearing will include: Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch; Leo Hindery, managing partner at InterMedia Partners; Erika Andiola, political director at Our Revolution.

    What:      NAFTA Field Hearing with U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez
    When:     10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 24
    Where:    Brooklyn Borough Hall, Courtroom, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn

    RSVP Below

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    Tell Congress Your NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

    The Trump administration has finally released its list of negotiating objectives for NAFTA.

    It is nothing like the promised revolutionary changes to trade policy or even a major redo of NAFTA to favor working people — both promised by Trump during the election.

    Instead, the language on NAFTA’s offshoring incentives, corporate tribunals, Buy American ban, and labor and environmental standards is very vague. It’s unclear whether any gains will be possible for working people, or if these provisions will get worse because Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) terms will be added.

    Write Your Members of Congress

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    Attend the Public Hearing to Support a 100% Carbon-Free Energy Plan for Austin

    The Austin City Council is holding a public hearing to hear feedback on the update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan (Austin’s long-range energy plan). Recommendations from a working group heavily influenced by the utility fall well short of what is needed to lead on climate change.

    Public Citizen and our partners are calling for a plan that sets a goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2030 and an interim goal of 75 percent renewable energy by 2027. We’re also asking for bigger commitments to local solar, energy efficiency and energy storage.

    These are the technologies of the 21st century. It’s time to phase out the utility’s fossil fuels and replace them with clean renewable energy.

    We can avoid rate increases from natural gas price spikes, reduce our impact on the environment and improve equity in our community.

    What: Public Hearing on Austin’s Energy Plan
    When: 6 p.m. Thursday, August 10 (meet in lobby at 6 p.m.; the hearing starts at 6:30 p.m.)
    Where: Austin City Hall, 301 W. 2nd St.

    *Please wear green to show your support.*

    Free parking is available in the garage under City Hall when your ticket is validated at the hearing.

    RSVP to Attend the Public Hearing

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    Tell Your Senators: Protect Medicaid and Co-sponsor Medicare-For-All Legislation

    Because of the massive public mobilization against Trumpcare, the Senate Republican effort to strip health care coverage from more than 20 million Americans has collapsed.

    Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will move to a straight vote on repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

    We need one last burst of mobilizing energy to finally and permanently defeat the proposal to roll back Medicaid coverage and the protections of the Affordable Care Act.

    And, most importantly, we need to leverage our victory in this fight to build support for, and win, single-payer, Medicare-for-All.

    Email Your Senators Now

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    Tell Congress Your NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

    The Trump administration has finally released its list of negotiating objectives for NAFTA.

    It is nothing like the promised revolutionary changes to trade policy or even a major redo of NAFTA to favor working people — both promised by Trump during the election.

    Instead, the language on NAFTA’s offshoring incentives, corporate tribunals, Buy American ban, and labor and environmental standards is very vague. It’s unclear whether any gains will be possible for working people, or if these provisions will get worse because Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) terms will be added.

    Write Your Members of Congress

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    Tell Congress to Protect Consumers: Keep the CFPB’s New Rip-off Clause Rule

    Thanks to a new rule from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Big Banks soon will no longer be able to use rip-off clauses to skirt accountability for cheating, conning, fleecing, defrauding and plundering consumers.

    Under the rule, consumers ripped off by corporations like Wells Fargo can hold banks accountable with class-action lawsuits.

    But conservatives in Congress are already trying to kill it.

    Sign the Petition to Congress: Don’t Touch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s New Arbitration Rule

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has acted on its congressional directive by finalizing a new rule to protect consumers from forced arbitration.

    We call on our members of Congress to block any and all efforts to repeal this crucial protection to ensure consumers can enforce their rights and Wall Street can’t just enforce its will.

    The data is abundantly clear that these rip-off clauses, buried in the fine print, cause serious harm to consumers, as well as the public interest. That’s why I believe you should support this critical new rule.

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    Tell Rick Perry to Stop Doing the Bidding of Big Polluters

    Instead of embracing the affordable and clean energy revolution, Rick Perry is attempting to fuel the dirty energy regression by claiming we must offer more handouts to Big Polluters.

    One expert put it this way: “It’s as if President Eisenhower, instead of launching the interstate highway system, had called for restudy of the virtues of horse-drawn carriages.”

    Add Your Name to Reject Rick Perry’s Dirty Energy Bailout Scheme

    We, the undersigned, call on Rick Perry to stop his attack on clean and affordable energy and reject any more ratepayer-funded bailouts for uncompetitive and uneconomical dirty energy plants.

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    Join Us at the Rally for NAFTA Replacement

    The future of NAFTA is on the agenda at the Trinational Governor’s Meeting this Friday in Providence, Rhode Island.

    We the People are holding a rally outside the Governors Meeting to demand a NAFTA replacement that benefits working people in all three NAFTA countries — not just multinational corporations.

    What:      Rally for NAFTA Replacement at the Trinational Governors Meeting
    When:     2:30 p.m., Friday, July 14
    Where:    Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin Street, Providence

    RSVP Below

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    Tell Your Members of Congress: Protect the Johnson Amendment; Stop Secret Money Riders

    Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are trying to do away with the Johnson Amendment — a longstanding rule that prohibits billionaires and corporate fat cats from turning their secret political spending into charitable tax write-offs. And they’re getting closer than ever to doing just that.

    The financial services funding bill — up for a vote this Thursday — includes language weakening the Johnson Amendment, effectively unleashing Citizens United 2.0 on our democracy, as well as other anti-democracy provisions like blocking transparency of corporate political spending.

    We need your help to push members of Congress to pressure leadership into removing all anti-campaign finance riders before it’s too late.

    Email Your Members of Congress Now

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    Take the Next Step: Call to Help Stop All Secret Money Riders

    Thank you for emailing your representatives.

    The next step to stop the various anti-campaign finance riders is to call the committee voting on the financial services funding bill immediately.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call any of these phone numbers. They are all members of the appropriations committee and will ultimately decide whether these anti-disclosure riders make it through:

    Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen - 202 225-5034
    Congressman Hal Rogers - 202 225-4601
    Congressman Robert Aderholt - 202 225-4876
    Congresswoman Kay Granger - 202 225-5071
    Congressman Mike Simpson - 202 225-5531
    Congressman John Culberson - 202 225-2571

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to ask [representative name] to oppose the rider weakening the Johnson Amendment, as well as all other secret money riders in the financial services funding bill.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know how your calls went.

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    Tell the Senate Finance Committee Chairman: No Tax Giveaways for the Wealthy and Giant Corporations

    U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch — the chief architect of the Senate tax giveaway to billionaires at our expense — is requesting input “from experts and stakeholders” on how best to reform the tax system.

    He wants to hear from corporate lobbyists and billionaires who stand to profit from his rigged proposal, but he needs to hear from you.

    Sign the Petition on Tax Reform: The Wealthy and Corporations Must Pay Their Fair Share

    We are strongly opposed to the recent tax and budget proposals from President Trump and Republican leaders in Congress. They seek to cut funding for Social Security, Medicaid, education, medical research, Meals on Wheels and road repairs to pay for tax breaks for wealthy corporations and the rich.

    We believe that real tax reform means that not one penny should be spent on tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires or wealthy corporations.

    To prevent the tax code from becoming further tilted in favor of the most fortunate, tax reform legislation must include these elements:

    • Corporations should pay their fair share. For example, we should close loopholes that allow tax deductions for multimillion-dollar CEO bonuses.
    • Long-term investment and savings should be incentivized; for instance, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street trades should be enacted to reduce market speculation.
    • Tax breaks that encourage multinational corporations to shift jobs and profits offshore must be eliminated. Corporations should also pay the $750 billion in taxes they owe on $2.6 trillion in offshore profits.
    • No new tax breaks should be given to billionaires. This could be accomplished by preserving the estate tax and not creating an incentive for wealthy individuals to further game the system by classifying their income as “pass-through.”

    The revenue generated by tax reform should be reinvested in our communities and fund our nation’s education and transportation systems, while also strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

    Thank you for considering our support of a tax plan that doesn’t put the priorities of working families like mine below those of billionaires and major corporations.

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    Tell Your State’s Election Official: “Protect My Voting Information From Trump's Voter Suppression Commission”

    While 22 states have already spoken out against the Trump-Kobach voter suppression commission's request for your voting information, many have agreed to partially comply.

    We need each and every state to deny this unprecedented request entirely.

    Click here to see where your state’s election official stands and use the information below to contact them immediately. Once they pick up the phone, tell them this:

    “I’m calling to demand that [election official name] completely decline Kris Kobach’s request for personal voting information — both information shielded from disclosure and publicly available information. We should be opting out of this effort entirely.”

    Secretary of State -- Alabama   John Merrill 334-242-7200
    Lieutenant Governor -- Alaska Byron Mallott 907-269-7460
    Secretary of State -- Arizona Michele Reagan 602-542-4285
    Secretary of State -- Arkansas Mark Martin 501-682-1010
    Secretary of State -- California Alex Padilla 916-653-7244
    Secretary of State -- Colorado Wayne Williams 303-894-2200
    Secretary of State -- Connecticut Denise Merrill 860-509-6200
    State Commissioner of Elections -- Delaware Elaine Manlove 302-739-4277
    Secretary of the District of Columbia Lauren Vaughn 202-727-6306
    Secretary of State -- Florida Ken Detzner 850-245-6524
    Secretary of State -- Georgia Brian Kemp 404-656-2881
    Chief Election Officer -- Hawaii Scott Nago 808-453-8683
    Secretary of State -- Idaho Lawerence Denney 208-334-2300
    Executive Director, Board of Elections -- Illinois Steve Sandvoss 217-782-4141
    Secretary of State -- Indiana Connie Lawson 317-232-6536
    Secretary of State -- Iowa Paul Pate 515-281-6230
    Secretary of State -- Kansas Kris Kobach 785-296-4564
    Secretary of State -- Kentucky Alison Lundergan-Grimes 502-564-3490
    Secretary of State -- Louisiana Tom Schedler 225-922-2880
    Secretary of State -- Maine Matt Dunlap 207-626-8400
    Administrator of Elections -- Maryland Linda Lamone 410-269-2840
    Secretary of State -- Massachusetts William Glavin 617-727-9180
    Secretary of State -- Michigan Ruth Johnson 517-373-2510
    Secretary of State -- Minnesota Steve Simon 651-201-1324
    Secretary of State -- Mississippi Delbert Hosemann 601-359-1350
    Secretary of State -- Missouri Jay Ashcroft 573-751-4936
    Secretary of State -- Montana Corey Stapleton 406-444-2034
    Secretary of State -- Nebraska John Gale 402-471-2554
    Secretary of State -- Nevada Barbara Cegavske 775-684-5708
    Secretary of State -- New Hampshire Bill Gardner 603-271-3242
    Lieutenant Governor -- New Jersey Kim Guadagno 609-292-6000
    Secretary of State -- New Mexico Maggie Toulouse 505-827-3600
    Co-Directors, Board of Elections -- New York Todd, Robert Valentine, Brehm 518-474-8100
    Director, Board of Elections -- North Carolina Kim Westbrook-Strach 919-733-7173
    Secretary of State -- North Dakota Alvin Jaeger 701-328-2900
    Secretary of State -- Ohio Jon Husted 614-466-2655
    Secretary of Board of Elections -- Oklahoma Paul Ziriax 405-521-2391
    Secretary of State -- Oregon Dennis Richardson 503-986-1523
    Secretary of State -- Pennsylvania Pedro Cortés 717-787-6458
    Secretary of State -- Rhode Island Nellie Gorbea 401-222-2357
    Executive Director, Elections Commission -- South Carolina Marci Andino 803-734-9060
    Secretary of State -- South Dakota Shantel Krebs 605-773-3537
    Secretary of State -- Tennessee Tre Hargett 615-741-2819
    Secretary of State -- Texas Rolando Pablos 512-463-5770
    Lieutenant Governor -- Utah Spencer Cox 801-538-1041
    Secretary of State -- Vermont Jim Condos 802-828-2148
    Commissioner, Department of Elections -- Virginia Edgardo Cortes 804-864-8901
    Secretary of State -- Washington Kim Wyman 360-902-4151
    Secretary of State -- West Virginia Andrew Warner 304-558-6000
    Elections Commission Administrator -- Wisconsin Michael Haas 608-266-0136
    Secretary of State -- Wyoming Ed Murray 307-777-7378

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    Contact Your Secretary of State

    Email Them Now

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    Call Vanguard Today to Keep Retirement Savings Out of Secret Money Politics

    Vanguard Customers: Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard

    1. Dial Vanguard’s customer service line: 877 662-7447.

    2. Say “representative” instead of entering your account number when prompted.

    3. Once the customer service representative confirms your identity, tell them this:

    “I’d like you to pass along a message to senior management: Vanguard should support shareholder resolutions that call for MORE political spending disclosure.”

    That's it!

    Please leave a comment in the form below to let us know how your call went.

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    Call Your Senators to Defeat Trumpcare

    It’s time to put a nail in the coffin of the horrific Trump-McConnell proposal to slash Medicaid spending.

    Otherwise, we’ll be putting nails in tens of thousands more real coffins every year.

    The Trumpcare vote may be delayed, but the fight is far from over. CALL YOUR SENATORS IMMEDIATELY.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 to be connected with the office of one your senators.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge my senator to reject the Trump-McConnell bill to slash Medicaid. It is unacceptable to deny health care to millions to pay for tax cuts for the rich.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know which Senate office(s) you called.

    That’s it! If you can, call again to reach your other senator.

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    Urge Councilmember Vincent Gray to Support D.C. Fair Elections at Thursday’s Hearing On the Bill

    Help Rein In Wealthy Donor Domination of District Elections

    D.C. Fair Elections makes it possible for candidates to run for political office in the District without relying on big-money donors from outside D.C.

    The hearing on D.C. Fair Elections is this Thursday, and Councilmember Vince Gray is the only member of the Judiciary Committee who has not yet publicly supported the bill. That needs to change.

    Send an email to Councilmember Vincent Gray and urge him to publicly support D.C. Fair Elections at the bill hearing this week.

    Type your information into the box below. We encourage you to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    Tell Your Senators: Reject Trumpcare

    In order to shower corporations and the superrich with hundreds of billions in tax breaks, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans would end Medicaid as we know it and deny health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans.

    They hope that the most secretive process in American history for a major piece of legislation will enable them to escape a public outcry.

    But there’s no covering up the cruelty of this proposal and the damage it will do to America’s families and seniors.

    Americans deserve access to high-quality healthcare and so, in addition to fighting off these devastating cuts, we need to strengthen our healthcare system through passing single-payer Medicare for All.

    Email Your Senators Now

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    Don’t Give Big Business a License to Kill

    Our nation faces a virtual epidemic of corporate crime and wrongdoing.

    But instead of toughening our laws and regulations, Senator Rob Portman and other Big Business allies in Congress are working with the Trump administration to unleash corporate predators on workers, consumers and families.

    Starting today, we’re airing a hard-hitting TV ad in Senator Portman’s hometown of Cincinnati that makes clear that this gift to giant corporations would cost lives.

    Sign the Petition and We’ll Deliver Your Message to the U.S. Senate

    We need stronger controls on corporate wrongdoing. The last thing we need is to confer on giant corporations a license to kill. Senator Portman’s Regulatory Accountability Act must be defeated.

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    Petition to Restore the Voting Rights Act

    Four years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court stuck a dagger into the heart of the Voting Rights Act, unleashing a new wave of voter suppression across the South.

    This is a fixable problem, with the Voting Rights Advancement Act — reintroduced in Congress just last week.

    Four years after the landmark Voting Rights Act was gutted, we must demand action from our lawmakers to protect and restore the most fundamental right in a democracy — the right to vote.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on Congress to pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act to restore the full protections of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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    Organizing Call to Stop Citizens United 2.0

    Join us for an organizing call on Tuesday, June 27, to discuss the Trump administration’s repeal effort and our plans to fight back against this concerted effort to turn churches into the new dark money super PACs.

    The call will take place at 4 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, June 27.

          Dial-In Number: 1-877-275-6071

          Passcode: 9019771

    RSVP Below: Let Us Know How Many People to Expect

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    Tell Your Senators: Reject Trumpcare

    In order to shower corporations and the superrich with hundreds of billions in tax breaks, Donald Trump and Senate Republicans would deny health care coverage to tens of millions of Americans.

    They hope that the most secretive process in American history for a major piece of legislation will enable them to escape a public outcry.

    But there’s no covering up the cruelty of this proposal.

    Email Your Senators Now

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    Reject Big Pharma’s Capture of the White House

    Big Pharma is literally writing the Trump administration’s policy on drug pricing. Not surprisingly, it would fail to curb outrageous prices, instead proposing to cut safety standards and increase prices.

    Americans of all political stripes are furious about out-of-reach drug prices, for good reason.

    New drugs to treat cancer and other serious illnesses routinely cost more than $100,000 a year. One in six Americans report skipping a drug treatment because of price. And drug prices are driving up insurance costs for everyone.

    Sign the Petition and We’ll Deliver Your Message to Congress

    Listen to your constituents, not Big Pharma. We demand action to drive down drug prices. That means:

    • Ending abuse of monopolies and speeding up generic competition;
    • Empowering Medicare to negotiate drug prices; and
    • Prohibiting price spikes.

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    New York: Help Ensure Early Voting Passes This Week

    Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan have a major say in whether New York will pass early voting before the legislative session ends this Wednesday.

    In 2016, New York was 41st in the nation in voter turnout. Early voting would proactively address our defunct democracy by making it easier for New Yorkers to vote.

    Here’s how easy it is to call Governor Cuomo and State Senate Majority Leader Flanagan:

    1. Dial 518-474-8390 for Cuomo and 518-455-2071 for Flanagan.

    2. Then say this: “Hello, my name is [ ] and I am a New Yorker who is angry about New York’s abysmal voter turnout in recent elections. I am calling to ensure that early voting is passed this week and that our democracy is reformed so that our elections reflect the will of the people. Thank you for your time.”

    3. Let us know below how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Urge Your Senators to Reject The Financial CHOICE Act

    The Financial CHOICE Act would weaken or remove hundreds of financial rules designed to protect consumers, increasing the odds of another Wall Street crash.

    This is a direct gift to Wall Street that ordinary Americans will pay for — for years to come.

    Tell Your Senators: Vote “No” on the Financial CHOICE Act

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    Keep Corporate Money Out of Connecticut Elections

    Don’t Let the Governor Balance the Budget by Cutting Public Financing for Campaigns

    Connecticut lawmakers are threatening to defund the Citizens’ Election Program. The state’s previous system of campaign financing led to multiple felonies that reached the highest levels of state government.

    While there is a substantial budget gap, cuts to the Citizens’ Election Program is not the way to go about solving it. Experts believe that the system pays for itself by reducing the ability of lobbyists to insert self-serving loopholes into the law.

    It’s critical that we not throw the doors back open to corporate money in our elections.

    Ask Gov. Dannel Malloy to Save Funding for the Citizens’ Election Program

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    Support a 100% Carbon-Free Energy Plan for Austin Energy

    The Austin City Council will receive recommendations on an update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan (Austin’s long-range energy plan) on Monday. The recommendations — from a working group heavily influenced by the utility — fall well short of what is needed to lead on climate change. The recommendations call for slight increases in renewable energy and efficiency goals, but not the bold action that is needed.

    Public Citizen and our partners are calling for a plan that sets a goal of 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2030 and an interim goal of 75 percent renewable energy by 2027. We’re also asking for bigger commitments to local solar, energy efficiency and energy storage.

    These are the technologies of the 21st century. It’s time to phase out the utility’s fossil fuels and replace them with clean renewable energy.

    Email the Austin City Council Now to Support a 100% Carbon-Free Plan for Austin Energy

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Andrews, Big Spring, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Burkburrnett, Midland, Odessa, O'Donnell, Snyder, Stephenville, or Wichita Falls, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Bridgeport, Corinth, Denison, Denton, Flower Mound, Gainesville, Lewisville, Little Elm, Sherman, or The Colony, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Arlington, Azle, Benbrook, Crowley, Fort Worth, Saginaw, or White Settlement, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Colleyville, Euless, Forest Hill, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, or Southlake, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Addison, Carrollton, Coppell, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie, or Irving, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, De Soto, Duncanville, Garland, Mesquite, Richardson, or Rowlett, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Murphy, Plano, Priceton, or Wylie, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Alvarado, Burleson, Cleburne, Ennis, Kaufman, Midlothian, Rockwall, Rockwall, or Waxahachie, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Corsicana, Jacksonville, Lindale, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Palestine, Paris, or Tyler, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Belton, Copperas Cove, Haker Heights, Hewitt, Hutto, Killeen, Pflugerville, Robinson, Round Rock, Temple, or Waco, use this form to email your mayor, city council, and city manager now.

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    If you live in Dallas County, use this form to email you mayor and city council now.

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    Urge Your Representative to Reject The Financial CHOICE Act

    The Financial CHOICE Act would weaken or remove hundreds of financial rules designed to protect consumers, increasing the odds of another Wall Street crash.

    This is a direct gift to Wall Street that ordinary Americans will pay for — for years to come.

    Tell Your Representative: Vote “No” on the Financial CHOICE Act

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    Help Bring Automatic Voter Registration to Illinois

    Automatic voter registration would make it easier for up to 1 million Illinois voters to participate in our democracy.

    The bill to implement this crucial program passed unanimously in the state House and Senate, and it’s now in Governor Bruce Rauner’s hands.

    Tell Governor Rauner: Sign Illinois’ Automatic Voter Registration Bill into Law

    By taking action below, you will send an email to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner.Take a moment to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    New York: Pass Early Voting Before the Legislative Session Ends

    New York is one of only 15 states that prohibits early voting.

    In the 2014 midterms, only 29 percent of New York’s voting-age citizens voted — the state’s lowest turnout in 40 years, ahead of only Indiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

    Adopting early voting would proactively address our defunct democracy by bringing more people into the political process.

    Urge the Four Key Leaders of the New York Senate to Pass Early Voting

    By taking action below, you will send an email to the four key state Senate leaders urging them to pass early voting before the legislative session ends in just 15 days. Take a moment to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    Fight Big Money in Connecticut

    Time is running out for Connecticut to pass H.B. 5589, a cutting-edge approach to banning dark money in state elections.

    The bill would greatly reduce the power of super PACs, especially those from other states with poor disclosure laws. It also would provide critical oversight of the money corporations spend on elections in the state.

    The bill already has passed one house of the Connecticut General Assembly.

    Now we need your help to make sure it passes in the state Senate before the session ends tomorrow.

    Tell Your State Senator: Vote Yes on H.B. 5589

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    Urge Your Representative to Reject The Financial CHOICE Act

    The Financial CHOICE Act would weaken or remove hundreds of financial rules designed to protect consumers, increasing the odds of another Wall Street crash.

    This is a direct gift to Wall Street that ordinary Americans will pay for — for years to come.

    Tell Your Representative: Vote “No” on the Financial CHOICE Act

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    Urge Your State Legislators to Put We the People Back In Charge of Oregon’s Elections

    A new statewide bill proposed in Salem — HB 2578 — would let everyday people in Oregon run for office without selling out to corporations and the superwealthy.

    The small-donor matching reform is a proven alternative to pay-to-play politics and would help address the big money takeover facilitated by the Supreme Court‘s disastrous Citizens United decision.

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    Don’t Let Trump and Congressional Republicans Turn Churches Into the New Dark Money Super PACs

    Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are trying to create another Citizens United moment by repealing a longstanding rule that prohibits churches from engaging in electoral politics.

    If they succeed, churches will be able to take unlimited contributions from anonymous donors and turn them into political attack ads.

    Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to reject any and all attempts to repeal the Johnson Amendment and subject elections to a new tsunami of secret and unaccountable money.

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    Don’t Let Trump Turn Churches Into the New Dark Money Super PACs

    Donald Trump is trying to create another Citizens United moment by repealing a longstanding rule that prohibits churches from engaging in electoral politics.

    If he succeeds, churches will be able to take unlimited contributions from anonymous donors and turn them into political attack ads.

    Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to reject President Trump’s attempt to repeal the Johnson Amendment and subject elections to a new tsunami of secret and unaccountable money.

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    Cleveland: Attend the Transforming Trade Forum with Sen. Sherrod Brown

    As we prepare for NAFTA’s renegotiation, join U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and a diverse group of labor, environmental justice and civic activists at a forum on how we can transform trade policy to lift up workers and communities, while protecting the environment.

    What:      Transforming Trade with Sen. Sherrod Brown
    When:     11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 5
    Where:    USW Local 979 Hall, 3421 Independence Road, Cleveland

    Please Sign Up Below So We Know How Many People to Expect

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    Email the Mayor and City Council Now

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    Stop Oncor’s Attack on Solar Energy

    Ask Your City Council to Oppose Regressive Anti-Solar Fees

    Oncor has proposed a discriminatory new fee that would be imposed only on residential customers using solar in their homes.

    The company offers no detailed justification for levying their proposed fee, instead relying on theories that have been disproved time and time again.

    Oncor is the company that owns the electric wires and other physical infrastructure for north Texas, much of east Texas, the I-35 corridor down to Round Rock and Pflugerville, and the Midland/Odessa area. This includes 402 cities in 91 Texas counties, accounting for nearly a third of the state’s area.

    One hundred seventy-six of the cities in the Oncor service area are part of two coalitions that have intervened in the rate case. We’re working to get those coalitions to oppose the proposed anti-solar fees. And we need your help.

    Email the Mayor and City Council Now

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    Fight back against Big Pharma’s greed in Louisiana

    About 120 people die every year from hepatitis C in Louisiana, and the struggling state health department’s budget is inadequate to pay for pricey treatments.

    Right now, Louisiana is rationing access to treatment because paying for it would mean threatening Medicaid enrollees’ access to care in other areas.

    Gilead Sciences priced its medicine unfairly, and now Louisianans like you are footing the bill, all while the disease continues to spread.

    But you can help us end that by submitting a comment below to the Louisiana Health Department.

    Submit a comment to share your concern for this issue and we’ll send it in for you.

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    Tell Congress: Pass a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

    Nevada just became the 19th state to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United — the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates for unlimited corporate money to pour into our elections like never before.

    Yesterday’s victory in the Silver State brought us halfway to the number of states needed to ratify a constitutional amendment.

    Now, it’s time for Congress to act.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, strongly urge you to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision of 2010. Americans know that Big Money is rotting away the foundation of our democracy and blocking an economic populist agenda that people of all political stripes desperately want. Across the country, local and state elected officials are responding to our rallying cry for a constitutional amendment. Yesterday, Nevada became the 19th state to call for such an amendment. It’s past time for you to act to free our elections from corporate rule.

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    Last Chance to Stop Texas Anti-Wind Legislation

    The Texas House of Representatives is set to vote on an anti-wind bill that serves absolutely no purpose. The bill sponsors are saying that military bases need protection from wind farms, but the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) already has a mandatory process to ensure bases operations won’t be impacted.

    "Due to the wide variety of missions and the variability of impacts on different types of obstructions, it is not possible to apply a 'one-size-fits-all' standoff distance between DoD military readiness activities and development projects." - The DoD Clearinghouse in a March 2015 report to Congress

    The Texas wind industry is creating thousands of jobs and bringing much-needed revenue to rural landowners and school districts. Senate Bill 277 would put those benefits out of reach of about 10 percent of Texas land — for no purpose. 28 percent of existing Texas wind farms are within the proposed buffer zone of 25 nautical miles and aren’t causing problems for military operations.

    Email Your Texas State Representative Now to Oppose This Unnecessary Anti-Wind Legislation

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Last Chance to Stop Texas Anti-Wind Legislation

    The Texas House of Representatives is set to vote on an anti-wind bill that serves absolutely no purpose. The bill sponsors are saying that military bases need protection from wind farms, but the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) already has a mandatory process to ensure bases operations won’t be impacted.

    "Due to the wide variety of missions and the variability of impacts on different types of obstructions, it is not possible to apply a 'one-size-fits-all' standoff distance between DOD military readiness activities and development projects."
    ~The DOD Clearinghouse in a March 2015 report to Congress

    The Texas wind industry is creating thousands of jobs and bringing much-needed revenue to rural landowners and school districts. Senate Bill 277 would put those benefits out of reach of about 10 percent of Texas land — for no purpose. Twenty-eight percent of existing Texas wind farms are within the proposed buffer zone of 25 nautical miles and aren’t causing problems for military operations.

    Email Your Texas State Representative Now to Oppose This Anti-Wind Legislation

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Emergency Briefing Call on NAFTA Renegotiation

    Join us for an emergency call to discuss what Trump's NAFTA renegotiation means for the trade justice movement — and how we can organize to win a deal that works for working families in all three NAFTA countries.

    The call will take place on Tuesday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.

    Sign Up Below to Get an Email with Dial-in Info

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    Boston: Attend the Immigration & NAFTA Forum This Wednesday

    We the People must hold President Donald Trump accountable to his promise to truly make NAFTA “a lot better” for working people.

    The forum will feature a diverse group of labor, immigration and civic activists discussing the roots of political and economic migration, with a particular focus on NAFTA’s effects on immigrant communities in Boston.

    What:      Boston Voices for Trade Justice: Immigration & NAFTA Forum
    When:     7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 24
    Where:    St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 14 Cushing Ave., Dorchester, Mass.

    Please Sign Up Below So We Know How Many People to Expect

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    Tell Trump How to Get NAFTA Right

    The Trump administration recently announced renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

    Now is our chance to demand a NAFTA replacement that works for working people and won't be just another giveaway for corporate interests.

    Petition to Trump’s Top Trade Negotiator

    Dear USTR Robert Lighthizer:

    Your renegotiation of NAFTA is an opportunity to stop its ongoing damage and to replace NAFTA with a deal that benefits working people, not just big corporations.

    That is why we are calling on you to meet these criteria in any new agreement with Canada and Mexico:

    • A democratic, accountable and transparent negotiating process without privileged backroom access for corporate lobbyists and industry associations.
    • Elimination of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system, which promotes job offshoring and gives multinational corporations rights to sue the U.S. government before a tribunal of three corporate lawyers. These lawyers can order U.S. taxpayers to pay corporations unlimited sums of money, including for the loss of expected future profits.
    • Strong and enforceable labor and environmental standards, not the ineffective rules found in deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
    • A requirement that all imported food, goods and services meet strong domestic safety and environmental rules. Eliminate trade rules that waive important Buy American and Buy Local policies along with other human rights and environmental procurement preferences, which help grow jobs here and live up to our values.
    • Elimination of trade rules that drive up the cost of lifesaving medicines by giving pharmaceutical companies extended monopolies on drug patents.

    Add Your Name Below

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    Demand an Independent Investigation into Trump-Russia Ties

    The American people deserve to know the full story about Russia’s role in the 2016 election and ties to President Donald Trump’s team.

    A bill in Congress — the Protecting Our Democracy Act — would help us get the answers we need, establishing an independent investigation into Russia’s role in American governance.

    We need bipartisan support in Congress for a discharge petition to bring this crucial bill to a vote.

    Ask Your Representative to Push for a Vote on the Protecting Our Democracy Act

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    Connect With Activists to Fight Big Pharma

    Thank you for signing up to fight Big Pharma’s power and influence. Our next step is a conference call on Thursday June 1, at 12 p.m. EDT. We hope you can make it.

    On this call, we’ll meet each other and discuss how we can get mobilized now to fight for access to medicines for all.

    RSVP below if you’ll join our conference call on Thursday, June 1 at 12 p.m. EDT

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    Urge the Nevada Assembly to Vote to Make the Silver State the 19th to Call to Overturn Citizens United

    Call the Assembly Chief Clerk at (775) 684-8555, provide your address and ask to be connected to your Assembly member’s office. Once connected, you can use the script below, but feel free to put the message in your own words!

    • I am calling to urge my Assembly member to vote to make Nevada the 19th state to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
    • Campaign finance laws are supposed to protect our democracy from corruption while preserving the integrity of our elections. Citizens United has done the opposite.
    • I want my Assembly member to vote in favor of overturning Citizens United — which would make the Silver State the 19th to do so and would bring us halfway to the number of states needed to win a constitutional amendment.

    Let Us Know How Your Call Went

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    Urge the New Hampshire House Committee to Vote “NO” on Senate Bill 3

    New Hampshire Republicans in the state Senate are using Trump’s bogus claims about voter fraud to advance a voter suppression bill — Senate Bill 3 — that not only would disenfranchise Granite State residents who fail to meet the law’s strict eligibility criteria, but also subject them to a fine of up to $5000.

    The atrocious bill passed though the state Senate, but We the People must speak out to keep it from passing through the state House Committee.

    Urge the New Hampshire House Committee to Reject Senate Bill 3

    By taking action below, you will send an email to members of the New Hampshire House Committee urging them to vote “NO” on Senate Bill 3. Take a moment to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    Take the Next Step: Join the Virtual Phonebank to Stop Senate Bill 3 in New Hampshire

    Public Citizen and others are hosting a virtual phonebank where participants can call voters in key New Hampshire districts and patch them through to their representatives who we need to vote “NO” on the SB3 voter suppression bill.

    When: Wednesday, May 31, 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    Please note: this phonebank has been moved from Wednesday, May 24 to Wednesday, May 31.

    You don't need any experience to phonebank... we will conduct an online training at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, and will provide you with information about the training and the effort when you sign up below.

    Please fill out the form below so we can follow up with you about participating in the virtual phonebank to stop Senate Bill 3.

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    Sign a Petition Supporting the SCRAP Act

    “[It] makes it easy for big corporations to rig the rules in their favor – and that’s exactly why we need to get rid of it.”

    - Amit Narang, Public Citizen

    The Congressional Review Act (CRA) lets Congress and the White House strike down regulatory protections issued in the final months of the last administration using expedited procedures. President Donald Trump used the CRA to repeal 14 health, safety, pocketbook and environmental protections as payback to corporate donors.

    A new bill is being introduced that would repeal stop the CRA and reinstate these protections.

    Show your support by signing our petition supporting the SCRAP Act.

    I support the SCRAP Act.

    This important bill would reinstate 14 recently repealed protections that Congress rapidly struck down with limited debate.

    As a result of the Congressional Review Act, corporate predators, polluters and profiteers that would have been reined in by these rules and are now free to abuse, exploit and discriminate against regular Americans, knowing they won’t be held accountable.

    Most importantly, it would insure that Congress no longer has the ability to interfere with rulemaking in this way again.

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    Oppose the Regulatory Accountability Act

    Don’t Let Congress Aid and Abet Reckless Corporations

    A vote in the Senate is coming soon on the Regulatory Accountability Act, a bill designed to obstruct commonsense regulations — such as those that stop corporate polluters from poisoning our air and water and Wall Street from causing yet another financial crisis.

    Our nation faces a virtual epidemic of corporate crime and wrongdoing.

    But instead of toughening our laws and regulations, Trump and extremists in Congress are taking unprecedented steps to unleash corporate predators and polluters on workers, consumers and families as payback for funding their campaigns.

    We need tougher enforcement of our laws to ensure corporate greed doesn’t compromise our health and safety.

    Urge Your Senators to VOTE NO on the Regulatory Accountability Act

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    Stop Oncor from Killing Solar with Unfair Fees

    Oncor - the electric wires company that serves much of north Texas is trying to put the brakes on customers using solar at their homes.

    Onncor's proposal is to subject residential customers with solar to a demand charge, based on past usage.

    Ask your city council members to oppose the anti-solar Oncor proposal.

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    Jeff Sessions Must Go

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions must be removed from office immediately. He violated his pledge to recuse himself from matters related to the Russia investigation.

    Sessions has failed to meet the requisite standard for honesty, independence and respect for democratic values.

    The Attorney General must protect and preserve — not subvert — our democracy.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, demand that Jeff Sessions be removed from office immediately.

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    Petition for Special Prosecutor After Comey Firing

    President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing a criminal investigation into allegations of improper ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

    Democrat, Republican or Independent — every American should be alarmed at the Trump Regime’s rush to authoritarianism.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, demand a special prosecutor to find out what’s really going on with Trump and Russia, and whether the Comey firing should be considered obstruction of justice.

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    Connect With Activists Like You

    Thank you for signing up to fight Big Pharma’s power and influence. Our next step is a conference call on Thursday, May 11, at 5 p.m. EDT—We hope you can make it.

    On this call, we’ll meet each other and discuss how we can get mobilized now to fight for access to medicines for all.

    RSVP below if you’ll join our conference call on Thursday, May 11, at 5 p.m. EDT.

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    Ethics Reform Needed at the Texas Railroad Commission

    Special interests are so entwined with the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) that ordinary citizens are shut out of the process: more than 90 percent of campaign contributions come in checks greater than $1,000. The Texas Sunset Review board states the problem clearly: "The current structure … creates the appearance of favoritism because commissioners accept substantial campaign contributions from many of the industries they regulate."

    House Bill 464 would address this problem by limiting when commissioners can accept campaign contributions. But the bill will die because of procedure deadlines if it isn’t set for a vote in the House right away.

    Tell the Calendars Committee (which sets the calendar for bills going to the House floor) to schedule HB 464 for a vote right away.

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    Replace NAFTA with a New Deal

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has just ruled that Mexico can impose $163 million annually against the United States as long we keep the popular, effective “dolphin-safe” labels on cans of tuna fish.

    This case is yet more proof that our corporate-rigged trade model needs drastic changes.

    The upcoming NAFTA renegotiation is an opportunity to settle longstanding disputes over dolphin-safe tuna and country-of-origin meat labels — in addition to other critical NAFTA reforms. But we need to get it done right.

    Write Your Members of Congress

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    Tell the Senate: Do Not Repeal Obamacare

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare).

    The Senate has the power to prevent this malicious, immoral repeal from ever making it to the Oval Office for Donald Trump’s signature.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, urge you NOT to repeal Obamacare.

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    Urge Your State Senator to Sign a Letter in Support of Overturning Citizens United

    Make New York the 17th State to Call for a Constitutional Amendment

    We need only ONE more senator to sign in support of an amendment and we win.

    Please take a minute to ask your state senator to sign the formal letter in support of a constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and rein in corporate power in our democracy.

    Type your zip code into the box below. Then, take a moment to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    Replace NAFTA with a New Deal

    Donald Trump has broken many promises on trade during his first 100 days in office. There is a real danger that he will also break his promises about making NAFTA “a lot better” as well.

    NAFTA renegotiation could be an opportunity to fix the damaging pact, but it could also be used to make the pro-corporate deal even worse.

    Write Your Members of Congress

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    Keep the Continuing Resolution Free of Poison Pill Riders

    Donald Trump’s border wall isn’t the only terrible idea conservatives are trying to slip into this week’s emergency budget bill.

    One terrible idea would get rid of a requirement that financial advisers act in the best interests of their clients. Another would slash protections for endangered species and protected public lands. Yet another would allow corporations to hide their political spending.

    Lobbyists are trying to get riders like these into the continuing resolution that is necessary to keep the government from shutting down.

    We need you to make sure this doesn’t happen.

    Email Your Legislators Asking Them to Support a Clean Spending Bill

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Reject Trump’s Rigged Tax Plan

    Donald Trump’s tax plan would slash taxes on billionaires and Big Business.

    It will leave America poorer, more unequal, and less able to invest in public priorities.

    Add Your Name Now

    We the People call on Congress to reject Donald Trump’s corporate giveaway tax plan.

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    Transforming Trade Forum with Sen. Casey

    This Friday in Pittsburgh

    As NAFTA negotiations are set to begin imminently, we need to fight to make sure Donald Trump’s billionaire buddies can’t make the deal even worse for working people and the environment in all three countries.

    Wondering where to start? Join us for an important forum with Senator Bob Casey!

    The forum will feature a diverse group of labor, environmental and civic activists discussing how we can transform trade policy to lift up workers and communities, while protecting the environment.

    What:      Transforming Trade Forum with Sen. Casey
    When:     10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 28
    Where:    IBEW Local 5 Apprenticeship Center, 5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Registration Is Required. Please Sign Up Below.

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    Take Action Against Big Pharma’s Stranglehold on Congress

    Big Pharma spends millions lobbying to keep drug prices high. We’re fighting back by building people power to demand affordable medicines. If you’re one of the three out of four Americans who want lower drug prices, sign up to be part of our campaign today.

    You will be a part of a growing movement to fight Big Pharma’s power. You can participate in many ways:

    • Call, write and meet with members of Congress.
    • Share your story.
    • Attend town halls with elected officials.

    Add your name below if you’re interested in being a part of our nationwide team of activists!

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    Support D.C. Fair Elections

    10 out of 13 D.C. councilmembers just introduced or co-sponsored the D.C. Fair Elections bill to amplify the voices of everyday residents in District elections.

    If passed, D.C. Fair Elections will allow candidates to run for office free of big money, by relying on small donations matched with limited public funds at a five-to-one rate.

    To preserve the integrity of our elections and ensure that our elected officials truly represent We the People, every councilmember must get behind this crucial small-donor empowerment bill.

    By taking action below, you will send an email urging the 3 councilmembers not yet supporting D.C. Fair Elections to publicly support the bill and a separate email thanking those who did for championing democracy in the District.

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    Sign the Petition to Resuscitate People-Powered Democracy in NYC

    New York City’s public financing system for elections is underfunded, hindering its ability to combat corruption in the statehouse.

    A new bill — Introduction 1130-A — would fully fund the small-donor matching program and help free New York City’s elections from special interest influence.

    Add Your Name to Support the Full Funding of New York City’s Small-Donor Matching System for Elections

    I want the New York City Council to get big money out of city politics by passing Introduction 1130-A and fully funding the landmark campaign finance system that ensures every voice is heard in our elections.

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    Sign the Petition to Oppose Voter Suppression in New Hampshire

    New Hampshire Republicans in the state Senate are using Trump’s bogus claims about voter fraud to advance a voter suppression bill — Senate Bill 3 — that would disenfranchise New Hampshirites who have voted their entire lives.

    The atrocious bill passed though the state Senate, but We the People must speak out to keep it from passing through the state House.

    Add Your Name to Tell the New Hampshire House to Reject Senate Bill 3 and Stand Up Against Voter Suppression

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    Take the Next Step: Join the Virtual Phonebank to Stop Voter Suppression in New Hampshire

    Public Citizen and others are hosting a virtual phonebank where participants can call voters in key New Hampshire districts and patch them through to their representatives who we need to vote NO on the SB3 voter suppression bill.

    When: Tuesday, April 25, 4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

    You don't need any experience to phonebank... we will conduct an online training at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday and will provide you with information about the training and the effort when you sign up below.

    Please fill out the form below so we can follow up with you about participating in the virtual phonebank to stop Senate Bill 3.

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    Attend the Public Hearing to Demand NYC’s Landmark Public Financing System Be Fully Funded

    Join Public Citizen and others for the public hearing on Introduction 1130-A, which would fully fund the city’s small donor empowerment system and help free New York City’s elections from special interest influence.

    When: Thursday, April 27, 1:00 p.m.

    Where: 250 Broadway in the 14th Floor Committee Room

    If you can make it, please fill out the form below to let us know how many people to expect.

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    Tell Trump: Do Not Pull America Out of the Paris Agreement

    Donald Trump is expected to pull America out of the Paris Agreement — a historic global accord to prevent catastrophic climate change.

    Trump’s decision not only would be disastrous for the climate — putting billions of lives at risk — it would further jeopardize our role as a global leader, all to line the pockets of billionaire polluters.

    Sign the Petition to Trump and We’ll Deliver Your Message to the White House

    America should not be thwarting the long-overdue international effort to avert a planetary disaster. Do not pull America out of the Paris Agreement.

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    RSVP for Democracy Day in Oregon

    Join Public Citizen and others for an all-day action event to help pass small-donor matching reform in Oregon.

    When: Thursday, April 20, 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Where: Oregon State Library Room 102 & 103 (250 Winter St, NE, Salem, OR 97301)

    What: A democracy day where activists across the state will gather to call for campaign finance reform. Attendees will meet in the morning to eat breakfast and get briefed on the Legislature, the political dynamics, the small-donor matching bill — HB 2578, and how they can best persuade their lawmakers to support reform. Attendees will then break out into teams and hold small, intimate meetings with their legislators to tell them about why they should pass HB 2578.

    If you can make it, please fill out the form below to help us prepare for your visit and schedule a meeting for you and other constituents in your district to meet with your lawmakers.

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    Support Continuation of Successful Texas Clean Air Program

    The Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) is the state’s flagship program for lowering ozone emissions and helping metropolitan areas come into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act. TERP provides eligible individuals, businesses and local governments financial incentives to help repair or replace polluting vehicles and equipment. New or upgraded cars, trucks and fleet equipment pollute less, and in turn improve air quality.

    Senate Bill 1046, which deals with the funding for TERP, is up for a Senate floor vote on Tuesday, April 18.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has tightened its national ozone standards, meaning the state will need every available tool, including TERP, to reach these updated clean air goals.

    SB 1046 continues TERP funding and eliminates complicated and unnecessary money transfers between different accounts.

    Tell your Texas State Senator to support SB 1046 as written and to oppose amendments that would divert funding from this important program.

    Email Your State Senator Now

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    Sign the Petition to Put We the People Back In Charge of Howard County’s Elections

    Across Maryland, corporate and mega-donor money has way too much influence in our elections — affecting who can run for office, the issues that are debated, who wins and, ultimately, the public policy made.

    Howard County voters passed “Question A” last fall to establish an innovative alternative to pay-to-play politics — called small-donor matching — to address this problem head-on.

    A new bill — CB30 — would finalize the small-donor matching program and make this commensense reform a reality, enabling candidates to run for office and win without taking mega-contributions from special interests.

    Add Your Name to Support CB30 and Help Bring Small-Donor Matching to Howard County

    I’m in for small-donor matching in Howard County! I support empowering We The People in Howard County’s elections, and having Maryland serve as a model for the rest of the country in reclaiming a government truly of, by and for the people.

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    Pass a Clean Budget Bill with No Poison Pill Riders Before the Government Shuts Down

    Funding our government isn’t optional.

    If lawmakers fail to pass a budget before April 28, 2017, our government will once again shut down until funding is restored.

    We know conservatives in Congress are delaying because they are trying to slip controversial riders into the budget that would roll back Wall Street reforms, block clean air and water protections, and attack worker health and safety.

    Special favors for big business and ideological extremists have no place in the budget.

    Tell Your Members of Congress to Pass a Clean Budget Bill on Time

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Join Us at the NAFTA Workshop

    This Saturday in Washington, D.C.

    As NAFTA negotiations are set to begin imminently, we need to fight to make sure Trump’s billionaire buddies can’t make the deal even worse for working people and the environment in all three countries.

    Wondering where to start? Join us for an interactive workshop! We’ll discuss the impacts of NAFTA and what a good replacement — one that puts people and the planet first — would look like.

    What:      NAFTA Replacement Workshop: Exposing Trump’s Broken Promises on Trade!
    When:     4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15
    Where:    St. Stephen’s Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, D.C.

    Sign Up Below So We Know How Many People to Expect

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    Stop the El Paso Electric Attack on Solar

    Tell the El Paso City Council to Keep Solar Growing in the Sun City

    El Paso Electric – the for-profit monopoly utility – is determined to prevent customers from using solar power at their homes. Less than a year after giving up on its last attempt to raise rates for customers with solar installations on their homes, the utility has filed another proposal to do the same thing.

    The company is trying to improve its image by running TV ads about its community solar program, but that is just a distraction. The utility wants people to pay more to buy into the community solar program instead of reducing their bills by putting solar on their own homes.

    At the same time El Paso Electric is attacking solar customers, it also is trying to again raise rates for all customers because it spent hundreds of millions on investments in fossil fuel power plants. Clearly, dirty energy isn’t keeping bills low.

    Solar energy is now being used in homes and businesses across the country to keep bills low. Use of this technology is finally picking up in El Paso – which has more solar resources than almost anywhere else in the United States.

    The city of El Paso will be a key player in the El Paso Electric rate case. We need to make sure protecting solar customers is one of its priorities, along with keeping rates affordable for everyone.

    Email the El Paso City Council Now

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    Sign the Petition to Put We the People Back In Charge of Oregon’s Elections

    Across Oregon, corporate and mega-donor money has way too much influence in our elections — affecting who can run for office, the issues that are debated, who wins and, ultimately, the public policy made.

    But a new statewide bill proposed in Salem would address this problem head-on with an innovative small-donor matching program.

    Small-donor matching is a proven alternative to pay-to-play politics, enabling candidates to run for office and win without taking mega-contributions from special interests.

    Add Your Name to Support Small-Donor Matching in Oregon

    I’m in for small-donor matching in Oregon! I support empowering We The People in Oregon’s elections, and having Oregon serve as a model for the rest of the country in reclaiming a government truly of, by and for the people.

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    Replace NAFTA with a New Deal

    To Benefit Working People and the Environment in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

    As a candidate, Donald Trump said he would withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he could not make it “a lot better.”

    But now, Trump’s draft NAFTA plan has leaked. And it falls far short of what he promised to working Americans, while delivering just what big corporations were hoping for.

    Write Your Members of Congress

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    Tell the EPA to Ban Two Dangerous Chemicals

    Under the new chemical safety law, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed bans on two toxic chemicals found in paint removers. We need your voice to make sure the proposed ban take effect.

    The two chemicals are called methylene chloride (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP).

    Paint strippers containing DCM have been linked to more than 50 deaths nationwide since the 1980’s — many from uses like refinishing bathtubs in confined spaces. Long-term exposure has been linked to liver toxicity, liver cancer and lung cancer.

    NMP exposure puts women of childbearing age and pregnant women — whether exposed at home or on the job — at risk of harm to their fetuses. And workers chronically exposed to NMP are at risk of liver damage and cancer.

    Send Your Comment to the EPA

    I urge the EPA to ban commercial and consumer uses of the toxic chemicals methylene chloride (DCM) and N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) in paint and coating removal. Chemicals linked to cancer, developmental toxicity and other health impacts don’t belong on store shelves or in employers’ supply rooms.

    Safer alternatives are readily available — but we need the EPA to ban both of these chemicals from the products available on store shelves and in the workplace. While the EPA has proposed two options for regulating NMP, the best option for public health is a ban on NMP and DCM.

    Action on these toxic chemicals is long overdue. Please move quickly to ban these toxic chemicals now!

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    Consumer Rights Lobby Day Application

    The first annual Consumer Lobby Day starts with a training on Tuesday, May 9, in advance of the lobby day on Wednesday, May 10.

    The lobby day is being organized by Consumer Federation of America, Public Citizen, U.S. PIRG, Consumer Reports, National Association of Consumer Advocates, National Consumer Law Center, National Consumers League and Americans for Financial Reform.

    We will convene in Washington, D.C., the afternoon of Tuesday, May 9, for training, discussion and an informal reception. On Wednesday, May 10, we will meet with congressional staff, hear from one of our congressional champions and oppose the mounting assault on consumer protections. These protections include those safeguarding lower-income consumers of financial services, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s payday lending rule.

    An effective lobby day will include our allies from all over the country doing a broad array of work to protect consumers. Because we want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate, some travel and hotel funds are available for those who need them.

    I am interesting in attending the Consumer Lobby Day

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    Take the Next Step: RSVP for Democracy Day in Nevada

    Join Public Citizen and others for an all-day action event to help pass the Nevada resolution calling to overturn Citizens United.

    When: Monday, April 3, 9am-5pm

    Where: The Carson Nugget, 507 North Carson Street Ballroom C, Carson City, NV 89701 (9am-12pm)

    The Capitol Building, 101 N Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701 (12pm-5pm)

    What: A lobby day and hearing on three key democracy reforms, including a resolution to make Nevada the 19th state to call for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United.

    The day will include a free lunch, lobby training and visits, petition delivery, a hearing on the constitutional amendment resolution and keynote remarks from movement leaders in the fight to overturn Citizens United, including Jeff Clements, President of American Promise and author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations and Jonah Minkoff-Zern, Director of Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Campaign.

    If you can make it, please fill out the form below to help us gauge how many people to expect.

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    Sign the Petition to Make Nevada the 19th State to Call to Overturn Citizens United

    We’ll Deliver Your Signature to the Nevada Legislature on Monday

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United ruling opened the floodgates for unlimited secret money to pour into our elections like never before.

    Nevadans can help save democracy from billionaire and Big Business takeover with a resolution that would make the Silver State the 19th to call for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United.

    Add Your Name

    We, the undersigned, call on the Nevada Legislature to pass SJR4 for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and return power to the people.

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    Pass the Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act

    Americans pay more for essential, life-saving medications than anyone else on earth.

    Senator Al Franken has introduced landmark legislation that would at last address Big Pharma’s immoral price gouging and monopoly power.

    Tell Congress to pass the Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act.

    Add Your Name

    Put the American people before Pharma’s profits! Pass Senator Al Franken’s Improving Access to Affordable Prescription Drugs Act without delay.

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    Tell Donald Trump: Stop Taking Us Backwards on Climate Change

    Donald Trump has signed an “executive order” that wipes out much of the progress our country was making to avert catastrophic climate change.

    Trump’s action today is an outright giveaway to Dirty Energy industries. And it is a devastating setback in the fight to combat climate change.

    Tell Trump

    Stop putting corporate profits before the health of people and the planet.

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    Support a Strong Renewable Energy Plan for Austin

    The Austin City Council will soon vote on an update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan (Austin’s long-range energy plan).

    If you’re concerned about climate change, air pollution, affordability, or equitable access to Austin Energy programs, we need your support. With wind and solar energy now at record low prices and energy storage solutions coming on the market, a clean and affordable energy system is possible. Low bills don’t need to come at the price of polluting our most vulnerable communities or contributing to climate change.

    Petition to the Mayor and City Council of Austin

    Climate change impacts (like people being displaced from their homes due to flooding), air pollution and people struggling to pay their bills are serious problems in our community. The update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan (Austin’s long-range energy plan) is an opportunity to address all of these issues. We support a clean, just and affordable energy future. To ensure Austin is a leader on climate justice, we urge you to adopt a plan that prioritizes the retirement of the Fayette coal plant in 2022 and Decker gas plant in 2020, and expands renewable energy, local solar, energy efficiency and energy storage goals to put the utility on a path to be 100% carbon-free by 2030. The plan should also make local solar more accessible to low-income residents and renters to improve equity and provide much needed bill relief.

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    Replace NAFTA with a New Deal

    To Benefit Working People and the Environment in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

    As a candidate, Donald Trump said he would withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he could not make it “a lot better.”

    The corporate lobby will be trying to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through NAFTA renegotiations. Trump rode his opposition to the TPP and promise to “fix” NAFTA right into the White House. We need to shine a bright spotlight on the NAFTA renegotiation process. We need NAFTA replaced by a deal that puts people and the planet first. And, we cannot let Trump get away with reviving the TPP through NAFTA renegotiations.

    Write Your Members of Congress

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    Support D.C. Fair Elections

    10 out of 13 D.C. councilmembers just introduced or co-sponsored the D.C. Fair Elections bill to amplify the voices of everyday residents in District elections.

    If passed, D.C. Fair Elections will allow candidates to run for office free of big money, by relying on small donations matched with limited public funds at a five-to-one rate.

    To preserve the integrity of our elections and ensure that our elected officials truly represent We the People, every councilmember must get behind this crucial small-donor empowerment bill.

    By taking action below, you will send an email urging the 3 councilmembers not yet supporting D.C. Fair Elections to publicly support the bill and a separate email thanking those who did for championing democracy in the District.

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    Take the Next Step: Attend the D.C. Fair Elections Campaign Kick-Off

    The D.C. Fair Elections bill was just introduced in the D.C. Council with overwhelming support. But we still have work to do to ensure it passes this year.

    Join community leaders and councilmembers on April 1 to hear about why the District needs forward thinking campaign finance reform and to plot next steps for the campaign to pass D.C. Fair Elections in 2017.

    Details:

    When: Saturday, April 1, 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Where: Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M Street NW

    RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends to join you!

    If you can make it, fill out the form below to help us gauge how many people to expect.

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    Support D.C. Fair Elections

    10 out of 13 D.C. councilmembers just introduced or co-sponsored the D.C. Fair Elections bill to amplify the voices of everyday residents in District elections.

    If passed, D.C. Fair Elections will allow candidates to run for office free of big money, by relying on small donations matched with limited public funds at a five-to-one rate.

    To preserve the integrity of our elections and ensure that our elected officials truly represent We the People, every councilmember must get behind this crucial small-donor empowerment bill.

    By taking action below, you will send an email urging the 3 councilmembers not yet supporting D.C. Fair Elections to publicly support the bill and a separate email thanking those who did for championing democracy in the District.

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    Help Protect Marylanders from Big Pharma’s Greed

    Three out of every four Maryland voters are personally concerned about the cost of prescription drugs. And 25 cents out of every $1 spent on private health plans in Maryland is on prescription drugs. Yet we know very little about how these drugs are priced.

    Fair drug pricing requires transparency and notification, and right now we have a chance to create a more transparent process in the Old Line State.

    Send a letter to your elected members of the Maryland General Assembly urging them to support this all-important legislation.

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Call Governor Andrew Cuomo

    Urge Him to Support Crucial Democracy Reforms in the Empire State

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has the power to ensure that the New York state budget includes key funding for the New York Votes Act, which would proactively address our defunct democracy by making it easier for Empire State residents to register and to vote.

    Here’s how easy it is to call Governor Cuomo:

    1. Dial 518-474-8390, listen to the automated options and press 1 to speak to staff or 2 to leave a voicemail.

    2. Then say this: “I am calling to ensure that the governor includes funding for key democracy reforms in the New York state budget, including early voting, automatic voter registration and closing the LLC loophole.”

    3. Let us know below how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Protect Frontline Communities Near Chemical Plants and Refineries from Toxic Exposure

    Support HB 1927 to Create a Toxic Chemical Emergency Alert System

    Living or working near a refinery or chemical plant means constant risk from exposure to toxic chemicals. These communities rely on sirens to let them know when a facility has released dangerous chemicals, but a siren doesn’t convey the detailed information people need to protect themselves and their families.

    House Bill 1927 by Texas Representative Eddie Rodriguez would create the Toxic Chemical Emergency Alert System to send alerts to people’s phones when a toxic release occurs. Instead of guessing what the level of danger is, people will get clear information about the chemicals released, what direction they are moving and what people should do.

    Email the House Environmental Regulation Committee Now

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    Thank You For Emailing Members of the D.C. Council

    Now Take the Next Step

    Call Council Chair Phil Mendelson and At-Large Councilmember Anita Bonds and urge them to champion local democracy by co-introducing the D.C. Fair Elections Bill immediately.

    Chairman Mendelson: (202)724-8032

    At-Large Councilmember Bonds: (202)724-8064

    Sample Call Script:

    I am calling as a constituent to urge you to co-introduce the D.C. Fair Elections bill, which would make matching funds available to candidates who seek small donations and reject campaign contributions from Big Business.

    Small donor public financing of elections has seen great success in New York City — and a City Paper poll found that 80% of D.C. residents support public financing of District elections.

    I am calling on you to champion local democracy by amplifying the voices of small donors. Will you co-introduce the DC Fair Elections bill?

    Let Us Know How Your Call Went!

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    Urge Members of the D.C. Council to Co-Introduce the D.C. Fair Elections Bill

    Help Rein In Wealthy Donor Domination of District Elections

    When candidates for the D.C. Council rely on large contributions from corporate interests, the needs of everyday District residents — like affordable housing, good schools and dependable public transportation — too often take a back seat once they are elected.

    The D.C. Fair Elections bill would go a long way toward ensuring our needs are prioritized and addressed.

    Send an email to members of the D.C. Council urging them to co-introduce D.C. Fair Elections immediately.

    Type your information into the box below. We encourage you to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    Demand Real Reform for the Texas Railroad Commission

    To Protect Texans, We Need Responsible Regulation of Oil and Gas Companies

    Like every Texas state agency, the Railroad Commission goes through a process called “Sunset,” in which lawmakers evaluate whether the agency is meeting its mission and if any improvements are needed before reauthorizing the agency to continue operating.

    For the past four years, the Texas legislature has kicked the can down the road by passing reauthorization bills without making improvements, even when they are desperately needed.

    The legislature is about to reauthorize the Railroad Commission for another 12 years. The bill being considered (HB 1818) would do almost nothing to reform the agency that needs a number of substantial changes to protect Texans.

    House Bill 1818 needs a lot of work, but the most important changes that the committee needs to include are:

    • Proper bonding requirements to cover the cost of sealing wells if they are abandoned by the company;
    • The creation of a searchable database to the Railroad Commission website with information relating to spills, inspections, complaints and enforcement actions, including fines and penalties;
    • Increased fines for violating regulations to deter repeated violations;
    • A name change, so the Railroad Commission would be called the “Texas Energy Resources Commission.” This way, people would know what the agency does (it doesn’t even regulate railroads!)

    Email Your Texas State Representative to Support Amendments to HB 1818

    Where it says “Street Number and Name,” please just enter your street address.

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    Oppose Donald Trump’s Immoral Budget Proposal and Poisonous Policy Riders

    Donald Trump’s proposed budget for 2018 will mean deep cuts to the agencies that protect our health and safety, our workplaces and wallets, and our environment and economy.

    We shouldn’t accept a budget that decimates critical public services and protections.

    Tell Congress you oppose Trump’s un-American budget proposal and any ideological policy riders attached to the funding package for 2017.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, strongly urge you to reject President Trump’s immoral budget proposal and to ensure that all funding packages that are signed into law are free from ideological policy riders.

    Trump’s budget would mean deep cuts to the agencies that protect our health and safety, our workplaces and wallets, and our environment and economy — and no budget should have policy giveaways to wealthy special interests attached to it.

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    Oppose Jay Clayton for SEC

    Donald Trump is putting Wall Street ahead of Main Street.

    Just look at his nominee to run the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Jay Clayton — a former Goldman Sachs adviser known as Wall Street’s “bailout attorney.”

    Add Your Signature

    We are deeply concerned about Jay Clayton’s nomination to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clayton represents Wall Street, not Main Street. Don’t allow him to run the agency that is supposed to protect the American people and everyday investors from Wall Street’s reckless impulses.

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    Great! Now Call Your Senators to Block Jay Clayton

    Thanks for signing the petition.

    The next step is to CALL YOUR SENATORS IMMEDIATELY.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 to be connected with the office of one your senators.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge my senator to reject Jay Clayton to head the SEC. He’s too deeply tied to Wall Street.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know which Senate office(s) you called.

    That’s it! If you can, call again to reach your other senator.

  • Keep Wind Energy Growing in Texas

    Tell the Texas Senate to Vote "No" on SB 277

    The Texas Senate will vote on an anti-wind energy bill (SB 277) in the next few days. SB 277 would bar wind projects within about 35 miles of a military base from applying for economic development tax credits available to many businesses across the state.

    The result would be that more than 64,000 square miles of Texas land wouldn't see additional wind development. Texans in these rural areas would be denied the opportunity of significant earnings from leasing land for wind farms, and all Texans would be denied the lower electric bills and cleaner air that come with adding wind energy to our electric grid.

    This bill is entirely unnecessary because the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) already has a process to vet all proposed wind farms for possible problems with siting in relation to aviation activities at military bases. The DoD knows how to protect its bases and has clearly stated that case-by-case vetting is the best procedure, not arbitrary buffer zones.

    Email Your Texas State Senator to Stop This Anti-Wind Bill

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    Protect Maryland Construction Workers

    We need your help to pass commonsense worker safety legislation for government contractors.

    Companies entrusted with government contracts should show the highest standard for safety, beginning with their employees.

    H.B. 1510 would require construction companies bidding on taxpayer-funded projects to implement safety measures shown to save lives.

    Urge your Assembly Member to Support H.B. 1510 for Better Worker Safety

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    Demand Real Reform for the Texas Railroad Commission

    Responsible Regulation of Oil and Gas Companies Needed to Protect Texans

    The Energy Resources Committee of the Texas House of Representatives is poised to recommend a bill to reauthorize the Texas Railroad Commission without most of the needed reforms to the agency.

    House Bill 1818 needs a lot of work, but the most important changes that the committee needs to include are:

    • Proper bonding requirements to cover the cost of sealing wells if they are abandoned by the company
    • Add a searchable database to the Railroad Commission website with information relating to spills, inspections, complaints, and enforcement actions, including fines and penalties

    These basic reforms would be just the start to ensuring that oil and gas companies cover their own costs of doing business and that the public has fair access to information about which companies are repeatedly breaking the law.

    Email the House Energy Resources Committee Members Now

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    Call Governor Cuomo

    Governor Andrew Cuomo has the power to ensure that the New York state budget being debated this month includes key funding to restore our democracy.

    Here’s how easy it is to call Governor Cuomo:

    1. Dial 518-474-8390, then press 2.

    2. Say this to the assistant who answers (or leave a voice mail): “Please make sure that the governor includes funding for key democracy reforms — early voting, automatic voter registration and closing the LLC loophole in the budget.”

    3. Let us know below how your call went.

    That’s it. Call now!

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    Make Donald Trump Release His Tax Returns

    The American people deserve to know whether Donald Trump has financial ties to Russia and how his businesses will benefit from his actions as president.

    Since Trump is refusing to release his tax returns and show the American people what conflicts of interest he may have, we need your help passing the Presidential Tax Transparency Act.

    Tell your members of Congress to Support the Presidential Tax Transparency Act

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    Support These Bills That Protect Your Legal Rights

    Six bills in Congress would go a long way to curbing the rip-off clauses in the fine print of many contracts.

    These bills deal with forced arbitration, which limits your rights if you are ripped off or harmed by a corporation. Instead of being randomly assigned a judge in a public court, the corporation gets to pick the firm that will decide your dispute.

    The person deciding the case isn’t even required to have a legal background or consider the rule of law.

    Here’s a rundown of the bills:

    • The Arbitration Fairness Act ends pre-dispute forced arbitration in consumer, employment, civil rights and antitrust cases.
    • The Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act stops for-profit colleges that get federal student aid funding from using forced arbitration.
    • The Justice for Servicemembers Act protects veterans who have issues with their civilian employers from being forced into arbitration.
    • The Justice for Victims of Fraud Act closes the “Wells Fargo loophole” by ending forced arbitration for checking and credit card accounts opened without a customer’s consent.
    • The Mandatory Arbitration Transparency Act stops corporations from using hush clauses and forced arbitration to sweep issues under the rug.
    • The Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act stops forced arbitration from trumping civil rights claims.

    Corporations already have a lot of advantages when it comes to the law. If passed, these bills would help shift the balance of power back a bit toward consumers.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, urge Congress to pass these bills that will help restore and preserve consumers’ legal rights.

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    Jeff Sessions Must Resign

    Donald Trump is dreaming if he thinks we’re just going to sit by while his Attorney General — whose racist past should have disqualified him from being our country’s top law enforcement official in the first place — tries to weasel out of deceiving Congress about his conversations with the Russian government.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, call on Jeff Sessions to immediately resign.

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    Wall Street’s Worst Excuse Ever

    After the Great Recession of 2008, Congress passed a bill cracking down on some of Corporate America’s worst practices. Sadly, some of these rules still haven’t taken effect.

    One rule required by the law would make publicly traded companies show the difference in compensation between their CEO and the median employee. After five years of delays, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was set to make the rule take effect.

    A recent announcement has us concerned that the SEC is trying to undo or further delay the rule. That’s not right. We need you to add your voice and tell the SEC that we must not let Wall Street and other big corporations get away with hiding this information any longer.

    Send Your Comment on CEO Pay Today

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    Stop These Bills That Would Weaken Public Protections

    Three bills currently in Congress would undermine the work our country has done to improve worker safety, the environment and more:

    • The OIRA Insight, Reform, and Accountability Act (H. R. 1009) would increase Donald Trump’s control over independent agencies. In many cases, the agencies would be forced to value corporate profits over public health and the environment.
    • The SCRUB Act (H.R. 998) would create a new bureaucracy tasked only with removing regulations while doing nothing to identify the gaps, shortfalls and outdated standards that leave us vulnerable to the next public health tragedy and financial crisis.
    • The Regulatory Integrity Act (H.R. 1004) would greatly discourage public agencies from communicating with the people they serve. This ambiguous rule could lead to far less government transparency and the shuttering of social media accounts that inform millions of people on the important work being done by our government.

    Tell your members of Congress about the importance of voting “No” on these three bills that would weaken our public protections.

    Email Your Members of Congress Today

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    Investigate Trump’s Global Conflicts of Interest

    Rep. Jerry Nadler has filed a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch an investigation of Donald Trump’s global conflicts of interest.

    Join us in supporting congressional action to investigate Trump.

    Add Your Name Now

    We, the undersigned, support congressional action to investigate Donald Trump’s global conflicts of interest.

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    Reject Nuclear Waste Storage Scheme

    Send a Comment to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

    Add your name and any additional comment to the letter below.

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    Sign Up to Get Signatures on NAFTA Postcards to Trump

    You can print the postcards at home using this PDF — or sign up below to have one of our staffers call you, walk you through the process and mail postcards to you.

    We’ll organize a special delivery of the signed postcards to Trump at a strategic moment. To make sure your signed cards are included, please mail them to:

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    Stop Radioactive Waste From Coming Through Bexar County

    A private company, Waste Control Specialists (WCS), wants to store high-level radioactive waste in Andrews County in west Texas. If allowed, radioactive waste (spent fuel rods from nuclear power plants) would be shipped from around the country to the storage site. Trucks and trains with this deadly cargo would be passing through our communities — most likely including Bexar County — for 20 years.

    Texans will be stuck with dangerous radioactive waste from around the country, with nothing to show for it. WCS would profit while Texas communities, including those in Bexar County, would face the risk of a train derailment or a terrorist attack.

    There’s also a concern about potential contamination of the Ogallala Aquifer at the proposed storage site.

    Email Bexar County Judge Wolff and the County Commissioners to Oppose Radioactive Waste Shipments

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    Urge Members of the D.C. Council to Co-Introduce the D.C. Fair Elections Bill

    Help Rein In Wealthy Donor Domination of District Elections

    When candidates for the D.C. Council rely on large contributions from corporate interests, the needs of everyday District residents — like affordable housing, good schools and dependable public transportation — too often take a back seat once they are elected.

    The D.C. Fair Elections bill would go a long way toward ensuring our needs are prioritized and addressed.

    Send an email to members of the D.C. Council urging them to co-introduce D.C. Fair Elections immediately.

    Type your information into the box below. We encourage you to add your own words to the email message that appears.

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    Urge Your Senators to Co-Sponsor Elizabeth Warren’s Bill Requiring Trump to Divest

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call 1-866-985-2543 to be connected with the office of one your senators.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge my senator to co-sponsor Senator Warren’s bill (SB 65) requiring Donald Trump to divest.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know which office(s) you called.

    That’s it! If you can, call again to reach your other senator.

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    Single-Payer, Medicare-for-All Now

    Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress want to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and even privatize Medicare!

    But Americans by the millions are demanding the only REAL solution to our country’s health care crisis.

    Add Your Name Now

    Health care is a right. We must end the “pay or die” for-profit insurance nightmare once and for all. Single-payer, Medicare-for-All now!

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    Sign the Petition Opposing the U.S.-China BIT

    The U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) is a potential pact that has been under negotiation for years.

    At its core is the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system — the same corporate power grab we’ve been fighting in NAFTA for decades.

    The U.S.-China BIT would outsource jobs, reduce wages and empower Chinese multinational companies to sue the U.S. government before panels of three corporate lawyers for uncapped amounts of taxpayer money.

    Sign the Petition to the Trump Administration:

    We demand that the Trump administration withdraw the United States from negotiations on the U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).

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    Delay Pruitt Vote

    The Senate is about to vote on Donald Trump’s nominee to run the EPA — notorious climate science “skeptic” Scott Pruitt — even though he refuses to release his emails with dirty energy executives.

    Add Your Name Now

    Delay the vote on Scott Pruitt until the Senate can review his connections to Big Polluters.

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    Urge Governor Cuomo to Support the New York Votes Act

    New legislation in Albany — the New York Votes Act — would implement same day registration, early voting and automatic voter registration in the Empire State, helping to remove senseless roadblocks that keep New Yorkers from casting their ballots.

    We need Governor Cuomo to publicly support this bill so that the House will allocate funding for this essential piece of legislation.

    Add Your Name Below

    Governor Cuomo must advocate for the New York Votes Act to help strengthen democracy in the Empire State.

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    Oppose Mulvaney

    Mick Mulvaney has routinely sabotaged our nation’s ability to govern and trumpeted views that are wildly at odds with the preferences of voters in both parties.

    But if confirmed, Mulvaney would oversee the entire federal budget AND the consumer, environmental, health and safety, and workplace protections We the People rely on.

    Add Your Name Now

    The Senate must reject Mick Mulvaney’s nomination to run the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

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    Call Your Senators to Block Mulvaney

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 to be connected with the office of one your senators.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge my senator to reject Mick Mulvaney for OMB.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know which office(s) you called.

    That’s it! If you can, call again to reach your other senator.

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    Sign Up to Join Public Citizen’s Democracy Leaders Network

    Over the years, Public Citizen has built up a broad-base of “Democracy Leaders” to take our demands to the streets and grow our burgeoning democracy movement.

    As Trump treats the White House as a wholly-owned subsidiary of his corporate empire and publicly threatens our constitutional rights, the role of our Democracy Leaders has never been more vital.

    Join Democracy Leaders and you’ll get frequent updates on actions that you can take, as well as optional bi-weekly calls to connect you with professional organizers leading the resistance against Trump’s full-fledged attacks on our democracy and well-being.

    Sign Up Now to Join the Democracy Leaders and Do Your Part to Hold Donald Trump Accountable

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    Help Make New Hampshire the 19th State to Call to Overturn Citizens United

    Urge the House Election Law Committee to Vote “Yes” on HB 116

    As soon as tomorrow, New Hampshire lawmakers will vote on HB 116, a bill that would make the Granite State the 19th to call for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United — the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates for corporate money to pour into our elections like never before.

    The vote will be close. We have the support of Democrats, and need your help garnering the support of Republicans to drive this victory home.

    Send an email to members of the House Election Law Committee demanding they vote “Yes” on HB 116.

    Type your zip code into the box below. We encourage you to add your own words to the email message that appears. Please keep in mind that this action is intended to garner Republican support.

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    Oppose DeVos

    If the U.S. Senate confirms Donald Trump’s disastrous pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos — whose family has contributed over $200 million to right-wing politicians, including many of the senators about to vote on her confirmation — we could end up with a voucher system that prioritizes conservative religious schools.

    Add Your Name Now

    The Senate must reject Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.

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    Call Your Senators to Block Tillerson

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 to be connected with the office of one your senators.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge the senator to reject Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know which office(s) you called.

    That’s it! If you can, call again to reach your other senator.

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    Help Make New Hampshire the 19th State to Call to Overturn Citizens United

    Urge the House Election Law Committee to Vote “Yes” on HB 116

    Tomorrow, New Hampshire lawmakers will vote on HB 116, a bill that would make the Granite State the 19th to call for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United — the disastrous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates for corporate money to pour into our elections like never before.

    The vote will be close. We have the support of Democrats, and need your help garnering the support of Republicans to drive this victory home.

    Send an email to members of the House Election Law Committee demanding they vote “Yes” on HB 116.

    Type your zip code into the box below. We encourage you to add your own words to the email message that appears. Please keep in mind that this action is intended to garner Republican support.

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    Save Public Protections from the CRA

    President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are unleashing big corporations to prey on American workers, consumers and families. How? By using the Congressional Review Act to wipe out public protections that keep us safe.

    The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to strike down recently issued protections by a simple majority vote in both chambers with limited debate, no possibility of a filibuster and the president’s signature. Americans have already lost 13 health, safety, pocketbook and environmental safeguards including broadband privacy and clean water protections. Even worse, the CRA blocks agencies from issuing rules that are “substantially the same” without authorization from Congress, meaning there’s no getting them back.

    In practical terms, Congress will have until May 10th to repeal rules finalized since last June – and more than 20 protections are still vulnerable to repeal. If we lose them, the robber barons allied with the Trump administration will be free to abuse, exploit and discriminate against regular Americans, knowing they won’t be held accountable.

    Tell Congress to stop using the Congressional Review Act.

    Write Your Members of Congress Today

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    Oppose Trump’s Immigration Ban

    Donald Trump has issued an edict banning citizens of seven Middle Eastern and African from coming to American essentially because of their religion.

    Add your name to oppose Trump’s xenophobic and anti-religious immigration ban.

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    Resist Trump’s Climate Censorship

    In just his first week, Donald Trump has scrubbed all mention of climate change from the White House website, imposed a gag order on scientists at the EPA and the Agriculture and Interior Departments, and blocked new safeguards to protect of our air, water and public land.

    Add Your Name to Oppose Trump’s Anti-Climate Censorship and Intimidation at the Interior Department

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    Restore the Voting Rights Act

    Instead of looking for the nonexistent “voter fraud” that Donald Trump claims lost him the popular vote, Congress should fully restore the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act, which the Supreme Court gutted as part of an insidious voter suppression offensive designed to disenfranchise students, senior citizens, low-income Americans and people of color.

    Petition to Congress:

    We, the undersigned, call on Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act and enforce our country’s election laws.

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    Replace NAFTA With a New Deal That Benefits Working People and the Environment in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

    Email Your Representative and Senators Now

    As a candidate, Donald Trump said he would withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if he could not make it “a lot better.”

    The corporate lobby will be trying to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through NAFTA renegotiations. We have to drown them out and demand that NAFTA be replaced by a deal that puts people and the planet first.

    Write Your Members of Congress

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    Great! Now Call the Instigator of the Undemocratic Repeal Ploy: Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd

    Thanks for signing the petition.

    The next step is to CALL SENATOR BLAKE CURD IMMEDIATELY.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call Senator Blake Curd’s office at (605) 773-3821.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge Senator Curd to stop his attack on voters and cease his efforts to repeal the voter-approved Initiated Measure 22.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know you called.

    That’s it! If you can, call again to keep the pressure on.

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    Urge Extremist South Dakota Lawmakers to Stop Their Repeal Ploy

    Raise Your Voice Against the Brazen Effort to Undermine the Will of Voters

    Extremist politicians in South Dakota are invoking a fake “state of emergency” to repeal an anti-corruption law – Initiated Measure 22 – that voters just passed in November.

    Add your name below to demand that the South Dakota lawmakers behind this shameless political coup cease their repeal efforts immediately.

    We won't stay silent when our elected officials shamelessly overturn election results. Listen to the will of voters. Do not repeal the voter-approved Initiated Measure 22.

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    Do Not Let Trump Hang a “CLOSED” Sign on America’s Front Door

    Donald Trump is planning to ban vast numbers of immigrants — even refugees from horrific violence — from coming to America.

    But Trump’s own mother was born in Scotland, his father’s parents were born in Germany and his wife was born in Slovenia.

    Add your name below to oppose Trump’s hypocritical and un-American attempts to slam the door on those who want to make better lives for themselves here.

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    Call Senator Rubio to Block Tillerson

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call his office at (202) 224-3041.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge Senator Rubio to reject Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know you made the call..

    That’s it!

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    Call Senator Collins to Block Tillerson

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call his office at (202) 224-2523.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge Senator Collins to reject Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know you made the call..

    That’s it!

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    Call Senator Manchin to Block Tillerson

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call his office at (202) 224-3954.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge Senator Manchin to reject Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know you made the call..

    That’s it!

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    Call Senator Graham to Block Tillerson

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call his office at (202) 224-5972.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge Senator Graham to reject Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know you made the call..

    That’s it!

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    Commit to Take Action Every Two Weeks

    The Women’s March on Washington and events across the country were a resounding rejection of Donald Trump and a mass outcry with no precedent in American history.

    But the Trump White House and the Republican Congress are preparing to deliver on a corporate and ideologically extremist agenda that threatens our freedom and our democracy, our health care and our planet, our economic security and our most fundamental rights.

    Can you commit to take at least one action for justice and democracy, compassion and decency, every two weeks?

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    Call Senator McCain to Block Tillerson

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call his office at (202) 224-2235.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge Senator McCain to reject Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know you made the call..

    That’s it!

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    Save Public Protections from the CRA

    President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are unleashing big corporations to prey on American workers, consumers and families. How? By using the Congressional Review Act to wipe out public protections that keep us safe.

    The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to strike down recently issued protections by a simple majority vote in both chambers with limited debate, no possibility of a filibuster and the president’s signature. Americans have already lost 13 health, safety, pocketbook and environmental safeguards including broadband privacy and clean water protections. Even worse, the CRA blocks agencies from issuing rules that are “substantially the same” without authorization from Congress, meaning there’s no getting them back.

    In practical terms, Congress will have until May 10th to repeal rules finalized since last June – and more than 20 protections are still vulnerable to repeal. If we lose them, the robber barons allied with the Trump administration will be free to abuse, exploit and discriminate against regular Americans, knowing they won’t be held accountable.

    Tell Congress to stop using the Congressional Review Act.

    Write Your Members of Congress Today

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    Reject Tom Price for HHS Secretary

    Add your name below to tell the U.S. Senate to reject Donald Trump’s nomination of Tom Price to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Tom Price advocates privatizing Medicare. That makes him disqualified to run the very government agency that is in charge of Medicare. Do not confirm Tom Price.

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    Call Your Senators to Block Tom Price

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and follow the simple instructions to be connected with the office of one your senators. If the number is busy, keep trying.

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge my senator to reject Tom Price for secretary of Health & Human Services.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know which Senate office(s) you called.

    That’s it! If you can, call again to reach your other senator.

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    Sign the Petition Demanding a Real NAFTA Renegotiation

    As a candidate, Donald Trump said he would withdraw from NAFTA if he could not make it “a lot better.” The corporate lobby will be trying to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) through NAFTA renegotiations. We have to drown them out. Add your name to demand that NAFTA is replaced by a deal that puts people and the planet first.

    Sign the Petition to the Trump Administration:

    We demand that the Trump administration renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to truly make the deal work for working people in all three countries, not just multinational corporations. This will require, at a minimum:

    • Ending the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system that empowers multinational companies to sue our government before a panel of three corporate lawyers to obtain uncapped sums of money, including for lost future profit, from American taxpayers and incentivizes job offshoring.

    • Eliminating rules against Buy American and pro-human rights and environmental procurement preferences so our tax dollars are reinvested to grow jobs and promote our values.

    • Adding strong and enforceable labor and environmental standards.

    • Requiring all food and other imported products and all services covered by NAFTA meet U.S. environmental, health and other standards.

    • Blocking proposed new terms that would make NAFTA even worse, such as monopoly protections for Big Pharma that keep medicine prices outrageously high.

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    An Open Letter from Physicians Regarding the Nomination of Tom Price

    We urge the Senate to reject the nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price’s record indicates that his confirmation as Secretary would be disastrous for patients, doctors, and all who care about the health of the American people.

    • Together with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Price has pushed to replace Medicare with a “premium support” (i.e. voucher) program that would threaten traditional Medicare, increase out-of-pocket costs for seniors, and bolster the profits of the private insurance and financial services industries.
    • Price, along with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nominee Seema Verma, has supported converting Medicaid into a block grant program. This would allow states free reign to implement cruel Medicaid cutbacks and policies that compromise the health of their poorest residents. (Verma’s health savings accounts in Indiana are a prime example.)
    • Price has been hostile to family planning, and has endorsed policies that would place millions of women at risk. His extreme views include opposition to abortion under almost all circumstances, a preference for “religious freedom” over access to contraception, and an obsession with eliminating federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
    • Price has a long history of opposition to LGBT rights. As HHS secretary, he may decline to enforce nondiscrimination provisions of existing laws. Furthermore, his preferred Medicaid policies would restrict access to HIV/AIDS treatment for the most vulnerable patients.

    Price’s health policy prescriptions would move our nation’s health care system in the wrong direction, endangering the health of tens of millions. These policies would further obstruct access to care and concentrate even more power in the hands of corporate interests. What America needs, now more than ever, is a single-payer national health program — an improved Medicare for all.

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    An Open Letter from Physicians Regarding the Nomination of Tom Price

    We urge the Senate to reject the nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price’s record indicates that his confirmation as Secretary would be disastrous for patients, doctors, and all who care about the health of the American people.

    • Together with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Price has pushed to replace Medicare with a “premium support” (i.e. voucher) program that would threaten traditional Medicare, increase out-of-pocket costs for seniors, and bolster the profits of the private insurance and financial services industries.
    • Price, along with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nominee Seema Verma, has supported converting Medicaid into a block grant program. This would allow states free reign to implement cruel Medicaid cutbacks and policies that compromise the health of their poorest residents. (Verma’s health savings accounts in Indiana are a prime example.)
    • Price has been hostile to family planning, and has endorsed policies that would place millions of women at risk. His extreme views include opposition to abortion under almost all circumstances, a preference for “religious freedom” over access to contraception, and an obsession with eliminating federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
    • Price has a long history of opposition to LGBT rights. As HHS secretary, he may decline to enforce nondiscrimination provisions of existing laws. Furthermore, his preferred Medicaid policies would restrict access to HIV/AIDS treatment for the most vulnerable patients.

    Price’s health policy prescriptions would move our nation’s health care system in the wrong direction, endangering the health of tens of millions. These policies would further obstruct access to care and concentrate even more power in the hands of corporate interests. What America needs, now more than ever, is a single-payer national health program — an improved Medicare for all.

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    An Open Letter from Physicians Regarding the Nomination of Tom Price

    We urge the Senate to reject the nomination of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price’s record indicates that his confirmation as Secretary would be disastrous for patients, doctors, and all who care about the health of the American people.

    • Together with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Price has pushed to replace Medicare with a “premium support” (i.e. voucher) program that would threaten traditional Medicare, increase out-of-pocket costs for seniors, and bolster the profits of the private insurance and financial services industries.
    • Price, along with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services nominee Seema Verma, has supported converting Medicaid into a block grant program. This would allow states free reign to implement cruel Medicaid cutbacks and policies that compromise the health of their poorest residents. (Verma’s health savings accounts in Indiana are a prime example.)
    • Price has been hostile to family planning, and has endorsed policies that would place millions of women at risk. His extreme views include opposition to abortion under almost all circumstances, a preference for “religious freedom” over access to contraception, and an obsession with eliminating federal funding for Planned Parenthood.
    • Price has a long history of opposition to LGBT rights. As HHS secretary, he may decline to enforce nondiscrimination provisions of existing laws. Furthermore, his preferred Medicaid policies would restrict access to HIV/AIDS treatment for the most vulnerable patients.

    Price’s health policy prescriptions would move our nation’s health care system in the wrong direction, endangering the health of tens of millions. These policies would further obstruct access to care and concentrate even more power in the hands of corporate interests. What America needs, now more than ever, is a single-payer national health program — an improved Medicare for all.

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    Be Ready to Fight Bad Texas Legislation

    The Texas Legislature is in session for only five months every two years. But that’s plenty of time to do significant damage to our communities and our state.

    Last session, lawmakers banned local governments from regulating oil and gas activities — not just a ban on fracking bans, but a ban on any regulations that would in any way restrict extraction activities. Want to put a fracking well next to a nursing home or in the middle of a residential neighborhood? No problem!

    Our local governments have been picking up the slack in many areas where the state doesn’t do what’s right for the people of Texas. State lawmakers see that as a threat and will continue to chip away at local control wherever they can.

    As the attacks on our environment and our communities come, we’ll need people power to fight back. We’ll need people to send emails, make calls and write letters to the editor. Sometimes we’ll ask for volunteers to visit local offices of state senators and representatives. And we’ll let you know when there are key public hearings at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

    You don’t have to do it all — just participate when and how you can.

    Be Ready to Fight Back — Commit to Take Action

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    Great! Now Call Your Senators to Block Tillerson

    Thanks for signing the petition.

    The next step is to CALL YOUR SENATORS IMMEDIATELY.

    It takes just a minute or two. And don’t worry, you won’t have to debate policy with anybody!

    Here’s how easy it is:

    1. Call 1-855-636-8150. After a short message about Tillerson, follow the simple instructions to be connected with the office of one your senators

    2. Say this to the staffer who answers the phone (or leave a voicemail): “I am calling to urge the senator to reject Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State.”

    3. Use the space below to let us know which Senate office(s) you called.

    That’s it! If you can, call again to reach your other senator.

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    Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is Disqualified for Secretary of State

    Add your name below to tell the U.S. Senate to reject Donald Trump’s nomination of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State.

    Climate change is the gravest threat humanity has ever faced. Working with other countries to confront the crisis must be a top priority for our nation’s top diplomat. Running one of the world’s biggest dirty energy corporations — a company with a decades-long record of denying climate science and intimidating those trying to address the problem — makes Tillerson categorically unqualified for such a key role on the world stage.

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    Reduce Pollution from Texas Coal-Fired Power Plants

    Support the EPA Plan Before Donald Trump and Scott Pruitt Take Over

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan for Texas to reduce haze caused by pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Clean Air Act includes a provision to protect the air quality in our most treasured natural areas — including national parks, national monuments and wilderness areas — but Texas has failed to develop a plan that will make the needed progress.

    We need your help to show Trump and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (Trump’s pick to run the EPA) that Texans care about clean air. We care about protecting our national parks — Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains — and we care about protecting our health.

    WHEN: Tuesday, January 10 (Open House: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.; Public Hearing: 4 – 8 p.m.)
    WHERE: Joe C. Thompson Conference Center (at UT Austin campus), room 3.102 (2405 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin)

    Sign Up to Attend the Public Hearing and Support Clean Air

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    Keep the Trump Administration accountable

    The countless and inherent conflicts of interest between Trump’s vast corporate empire and his responsibilities as president are all but guaranteed to result in scandal upon scandal upon scandal.

    On top of that he's making choice after choice to nominate advisors and cabinet members with worrying corporate ties.

    Add your name below to show your opposition to Trump's Corporate Cabinet.

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    Save our Regulatory System

    Three bills could upend decades of progress we’ve made in making our environment cleaner, food supply safer, financial system more reliable and much more.

    The REINS Act would require big-ticket public protections — those that provide the most health, safety, environmental and economic benefits — to be approved by both chambers of Congress before taking effect. REINS is nothing more than a back-door way to gut enforcement of existing legislation and future safeguards that big-money interests do not want. It would allow Congress to block vital public protections simply by doing nothing.

    The Midnight Rules Relief Act would expand a rarely used law called the Congressional Review Act, which allows a new Congress to strike down regulatory protections established in the last six months under the previous president. Instead of erasing them one at a time, as a current law requires, Midnight Rules would let Congress to wipe out dozens – perhaps even hundreds – of them at a time.

    Finally, there is the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA). Even though it already takes many years for a new public protection to navigate the regulatory process, the bill would add more than 80 burdensome and time-consuming hurdles to that process — paralyzing agencies that already are struggling to operate under tight budgets.

    In addition, the RAA would establish a default requirement that agencies adopt rules that are the least costly to industry, irrespective of the public benefits – overriding the Clean Air Act, the Mine Safety and Health Act, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and dozens of other laws that make protecting the public and workers the highest priority./p>

    All three bills would leave tens of millions of Americans vulnerable to job losses, wage cuts, workplace and environmental disasters, and more. Eviscerating our system of public protections would allow giant corporations to devastate entire communities and get away with it.

    REINS and Midnight Rules have already passed in the House of Representatives. But we can still stop the RAA, and block all three bills in the Senate.

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    Block Big Polluter Puppet from Heading EPA

    Donald Trump is handing the United States government over to Big Business by naming CEOs and corporate shills to run key agencies and departments.

    Add your name below to demand the Senate block Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head the EPA.

    We the undersigned urge you to reject Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s nominee to be administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Scott Pruitt has little respect for the agency he has been nominated to run — he has even repeatedly sued the EPA for implementing clean air and water protections and then bragged about it. He has an unprecedented alliance with one of the industries the agency regulates, and he cannot be counted on to put the public interest before polluter profits.

    After you sign the petition, you will be directed to our coalition action page, where you can be connected with your senator’s office to further urge rejection of Pruitt.