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Featured Action: If You Do One Thing Here, Do This!

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Ask Your Congresspeople to Co-Sponsor the Democracy Is For People Amendment
The Democracy Is For People amendment (H.J.R. 34/S.J.R 11) would prevent corporations from spending to influence elections and enable the government to regulate campaign spending by individuals. Please ask your representative and senators to co-sponsor the amendment.

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Stop the Big Banks From Bleeding our Economy Dry
The Big Banks are now literally hoarding basic goods, like fuels and metals, that are essential to feeding our families and growing our economy. Tell the Federal Reserve: Ban the Big Banks from stockpiling physical commodities.

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Hold BP Accountable
Join Public Citizen in calling on the EPA to ban BP from federal contracts.


Democracy Is For People

Democracy Is For People
Join the nationwide, grassroots movement for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to influence our elections. Sixteen states have called for an amendment!

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Ask Your Representative to Oppose Fast Track Trade Authority
Fast Track is the secret weapon of the corporate lobbyists who want to profit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the expense of the rest of us. Ask your representative to oppose Fast Track trade authority.

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Tell the IRS to Stand Up to the Tea Party
The IRS is trying to fix the vague, unclear language of its rules for political activity by nonprofits. But Tea Party-aligned groups are attacking the new rules. Urge the IRS to clarify its political activity rules.

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Combat Corporate Manipulation of Back-to-School Shopping
Add your name if you want giant corporations to stop exploiting budget conscious parents and overworked teachers.

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Ask HHS Secretary to Apologize for Unethical Experiment on Infants
Tell Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to apologize for an unethical experiment that exposed premature infants to risk of death and blindness and prevent similar failures in the future.

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Tell Congress to Reject Fast Track Trade Authority
Some in Washington are preparing to revive an arcane procedure called Fast Track to give Congress’ trade authority to unaccountable trade negotiators. Sign our petition demanding Congress reject Fast Track trade authority.

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Support the Democracy Is For People Constitutional Amendment
Send an email to your representative and senators urging them to sign on as co-sponsors of the Sanders/Deutch Democracy Is For People Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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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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Revoke Global Banking Behemoth HSBC’s Corporate Charter
By refusing to prosecute HSBC for laundering money, the Department of Justice is sending the message that Big Banks are above the law. Add your name to the petition to revoke HSBC’s corporate charter.

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Tell the SEC to Require Corporations to Disclose Political Spending
CEOs of massive corporations are poised to secretly funnel millions of dollars from corporate coffers toward electing corporate candidates. Join our action to stop them now!

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Sign Petition Demanding That President Obama Take Action on Climate
Urge the president to present a plan to address the climate crisis, communicate the risks of continuing to pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and end the fake debate around the causes and consequences of climate change.

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Root Out Corruption in the Oil Market
Sign the petition to tell the Department of Justice to root out anti-competitive and collusive behavior by the big banks and other oil sector actors that result in higher prices for families.

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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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Break Up Bank of America
Bank of America poses a grave threat to our economy. It is massive, complex and unstable—too big to manage and too big to regulate. Watch our video and sign the petition to break up Bank of America.

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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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Expose Corporations That Are Rigging the Justice System
Be an activist whistleblower by helping us add companies to the forced arbitration rogues gallery.

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Expand Emergency Evacuation Zones for Nuclear Reactors
Sign our petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to expand emergency evacuation zones around U.S. nuclear reactors and make other improvements in emergency preparedness.

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Demand Congress Stand Up to Corporate Influence
The perverse Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission gave corporations the “right” to spend unlimited money to influence elections. Learn more about what Congress can do.

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Keep Toxic Chemicals Out of Drinking Water
Email your representative and ask him or her to oppose hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) and call for the disclosure and monitoring of the chemicals used in the process.

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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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Increase Nuclear Waste Safety
Please take a moment to tell your representative to reject efforts to move radioactive waste to temporary dump sites.

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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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Urge the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to Improve Reactor Safety
It’s critical that every effort is made to strengthen nuclear reactor safety standards and oversight. Sign a letter urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to improve nuclear reactor safety.

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