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Tell Wall Street to Stop Payouts to Executives Who Leave for the Government
Sign the petition to demand that the Big Banks stop providing incentives for Wall Street insiders to flow into the government agencies that regulate them.

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Urge FERC to Protect Consumers, Engage Public
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authority over power markets and controversial energy infrastructure projects. Sign the petition to establish a FERC Office of Consumer Advocate and Public Participation.

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Stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
The disastrous TPP is still not a done deal by any means. It would still need to be approved in Congress before the deal could go into effect. Write your member of Congress now to oppose the TPP.


Sign Petition to Keep Coal Moratorium in Place
Coal leases on our public lands cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion every year. Call on Congress to reject efforts to overturn the moratorium on coal leases.

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Block the Revolving Door Between Washington and Wall Street
Too many federal agencies whose job is to crack down on Wall Street criminals are led by former Wall Street executives. Tell your members of Congress to support the Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act.

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Sign the Pledge to Fight the TPP
President Obama has signed Fast Track trade authority into law. We still can and must defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Add your name now if you will never stop fighting the TPP.

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Help Elizabeth Warren Change Wall Street
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill that would make the biggest banks simpler and smaller, and end the public subsidy to Wall Street speculation. Tell Congress to pass the 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act.

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Single-Payer, Medicare-for-All
Sign our petition for a single-payer system that makes expanded and improved Medicare available to everyone. Add your name right now if you agree we need a single-payer, Medicare-for-all system.

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Demand Citizen Oversight of Drilling in Gulf
Having citizens engaged in spill prevention, response planning and industry oversight can help manage that risk. Sign the petition asking for a Gulf of Mexico Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council.

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Urge President Obama to Halt Dirty Energy Extraction
Ending new federal fossil fuel leasing could keep up to 450 billion tons of carbon pollution from the global pool of potential future greenhouse gas emissions. Add your name now.

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Petition to Congress: Tax Wall Street!
Sign the petition to join the MILLION STRONG worldwide calling for a Wall Street Tax to rein in this reckless speculation and raise hundreds of billions for essential public programs.

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Veto That!
Extremists in Congress are pushing legislation to benefit the billionaire and Big Business powers that got them elected. Urge President Obama to use the veto power whenever a bad bill lands on his desk.

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Overturn Citizens United
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling upended decades of commonsense polices that helped keep corruption out of our democracy. Sign the petition calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

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Join More than 1 Million in Urging the SEC to Disclose Political Spending
CEOs of massive corporations are poised to secretly funnel millions of dollars from corporate coffers toward electing corporate candidates. Take action to stop them now!

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Oppose an Insidious Corporate Power-Grab
Add your name to those demanding that international trade agreements exclude provisions that would permit foreign corporations to dismantle public interest protections by suing countries in mysterious, unaccountable tribunals.

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Support the Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act
The aptly named Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act (S. 1476) would end subsidies that enrich CEO pay at the taxpayers’ expense. Make sure your senators know you want them to co-sponsor S. 1476.

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Stop the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)
Tell Congress to stop the U.S-EU TAFTA trade deal from gutting the strongest parts of American and European food, health, environmental and financial safeguards.

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Stop the Distribution of Samples of Infant Formula in Hospitals
In the U.S., the vast majority of birthing hospitals give away industry-provided samples of infant formula to new mothers. Sign the petition to stop this destructive marketing practice.

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Public Television Should Not Promote Fast Food to Children
Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has distributed kids meals in bags co-branded with PBS’s popular Martha Speaks children’s show. Sign the petition to demand that PBS stop allowing Chick-fil-A to directly target children.

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Tell Congress to End Forced Arbitration
In the fine print of contracts, corporations often insert a “forced arbitration” clause to strip consumers and employees of the right to hold them accountable in a court. Take a stand against corporations that are denying us our rights.

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Stop Underhanded Marketing by Nestlé in Newark and Michigan
Nestlé, which makes products that contribute to childhood obesity, is partnering with Newark and Michigan on initiatives meant to fight childhood obesity. Urge officials to stop these initiatives.

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Keep Public Spaces Free of Commercialism
Post your stories about the sale of advertising or naming rights in your community’s public spaces, such as parks, roads, bridges, schools, emergency vehicles, etc.

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