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  • Raise the wage for NJ's tipped workers!

    Last year New Jersey voters made history by raising our minimum wage. But 140,000 workers in hotels, restaurants, car washes and other businesses around the state missed out because tipped workers were excluded. In fact, New Jersey’s tipped workers haven’t seen a raise in 23 years -- it’s the lowest tipped minimum wage in the Northeast.

    Fortunately, there’s a bill working its way through the New Jersey Legislature that gives tipped workers the boost they deserve. It has passed out of committee in the Assembly -- now we need to push it the rest of the way.

  • Support Rep. Larson's efforts to overturn Citizens United

    Stand with John Larson:


    I support Representative John Larson's constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and reduce the corrupting influence of money from our political system.


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  • Support Rep. Larson's constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United!

    Working Families Party backed Congressman John Larson has just introduced a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United and reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics. 

    Citizens United has allowed corporations to dump unlimited amounts of money into elections. Now, our politicians are more likely to represent a corporation's best interest than constituents.

    Join us in supporting Rep. Larson in his efforts to ensure that real people can have a voice, and aren't drowned out by the flood of corporate money.

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    Governor Christie:


    Newark residents deserve a town hall. Schedule one now.


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    Restore Detroit's Water - March and Rally

    COBO Event Center, SW Corner of Washington and W Congress
    Friday July 18th, at 12:30pm

    Let us know you're coming:

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    Governor Christie:


    Don't take food out of the mouths of 159,000 struggling New Jerseyans. Sign A-2956/S-1893 today.


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  • Stand up to the Lane County Commission

    51% of Eugene workers - including grocery, medical and restaurants workers - lack paid sick days, and the Lane County Commission is trying to keep it that way. Thousands of Eugenians have signed cards and contacted the City Council in support of the proposed sick days ordinance, and now the Lane County Commission is trying to undermine all of our hard work with a pre-emptive action. But the Eugene City Council is fighting back. Sign the petition to show you support them and their effort to stand up for hard-working Eugenians.

    P.S. You can also show the Eugene City Council you support this measure in person -- come to July 21st public hearing at 7:30 PM in Harris Hall at the Public Service Building (125 8th Ave., Eugene)

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    Stand with low-wage workers:


    I will vote for Andrew Cuomo on the Working Families Party line in November in support of raising the wage in New York for millions of workers.


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  • Wish Connecticut's Paid Sick Days program a Happy Birthday!

    On July 1st, 2011 Governor Malloy signed the nation's first statewide Paid Sick Days program into law. Connecticut because the first state to guarantee paid sick time off to thousands of workers.

    Now, three years later, the program is working! Service workers no longer have to choose between their health and their jobs. They can take a day off to go to a doctor's appointment or care for a sick child. It keeps workers, and the customers they serve, happy and healthy.

    But that hasn't stopped corporate lobbyists from trying to gut the program. 



    Sign our virtual Birthday card celebrating Connecticut's historic Paid Sick Days program, and share it with your friends. The more people who know about this successful program, the safer it will be from attacked.

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    Stand with low-wage workers:


    I pledge to vote on the Working Families Party ballot line for Gov. Cuomo and WFP candidates in support of raising the wage for millions of workers.


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    Citizen Koch is getting more screenings across the USA.

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  • Legislators: Don't punish students, parents, and schools over standardized tests!

    Thanks to grassroots activism by parents, teachers and advocates, the New Jersey Assembly passed a bill that will block punishments on the basis of new high stakes tests. Now, we need your help to pass it through the New Jersey Senate!

    A3081/S2154 would stop punishments based on the new PARCC standardized tests and create a task force of experts to explore alternative ways of assessing students. The expert task force also would examine the new teacher evaluation system, implementation of the Common Core standards, and the PARCC test.

    The Senate must approve this law before the legislature goes on leave at the end of June, so timing is critical. If this law is not enacted, then this fall New Jersey's students, teachers, and schools will be subject to all the punishments associated with the new PARCC standardized test.

  • Tell the Eugene Mayor and City Council the real story about Earned Sick Days!

    Last week, the Eugene City Council agreed to draft language for a potential paid sick days ordinance. A draft may be ready for a hearing as soon as July 21st and if passed, paid sick days could be a reality for Eugenians by July 2015! This is great news for working families in Eugene who currently have to choose between keeping their job and falling ill. 

    Take a moment to send a message to the Eugene City Council and let them know how this essential benefit would impact you and your family.

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    Sign the petition:


    If the allegations of illegal coordination are true, Gov. Scott Walker has broken the law and betrayed the trust of Wisconsin voters. He should resign immediately.


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  • Newark Public School workers deserve a contract!

    Acting Education Commissioner David Hespe: Non-instructional workers at Newark Public Schools deserve a contract. Tell Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson to initiate negotiations with bargaining representatives for a new labor agreement within 60 days. 

    Sign here:

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    Public hearing at City Hall
    Show up to support local control
    Wednesday, June 18th at 10am

    City Hall Room 400.

    RSVP below:

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    Public hearing at City Hall for local control of Philly schools
    Wednesday, June 18th at 10am

    What: Show up to support local control
    When: Wednesday, June 18th at 10am
    Where: 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd, City Hall Room 400

    RSVP below.

  • Legislators: Override Christie's veto of the Sandy Bill of Rights!

    Weeks ago the New Jersey Legislature unanimously passed a bipartisan bill to help fix the Christie Administration’s disastrous Sandy relief process. Appallingly, Christie vetoed it.

    But that’s not even the worst part. Now, some legislators are running scared from Chris Christie and threatening a massive flip-flop.

    We need to show these legislators that they should be more afraid of voters than they are of our bullying Governor. Tell your legislators to override Governor Christie's veto of the Sandy Bill of Rights!

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    Join us:

    We will hold Governor Cuomo accountable to the promise he made for a more progressive New York. 

    Sign below: 


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    Take our brief survey about the New York Governor's race.


  • Legislators: Pass a budget that works for working families!

    Leaders in the New Jersey Legislature have laid out plans to stop Governor Christie's cuts to property tax credits, cancer research, and retirement security for middle-class families. These are good proposals that would end the Governor's tax breaks on the wealthy and corporations -- it's everything we've been fighting for.

    But the 1% and the business lobby are pushing back hard. If we want a budget that works for working families instead of the wealthy, all of our legislators need to hear from us. 

  • NJWF FY 15 Targeted Action 05 29 2014

    Tell your legislators that millionaires must pay their fair share in this year's budget!

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    Take our brief survey about the New York Governor's race.


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    Demand local control for Philly Schools.
    Wednesday, May 27th at 10am.

    NE corner of City Hall on Broad and Market Streets.

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    Sign the petition:

    I call upon the Pennsylvania General Assembly and the Governor to abolish the School Reform Commission and return local control of Philadelphia’s schools.

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  • Stop PARCC!
    New Jersey Legislators: Don't mandate what you won't fund. Delay implementation of PARCC high stakes testing this year.

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    Join the Fast Food Rally in New York City!

    Date: May 15
    Time: Gather at 10:30am Herald Square, March at 11:00am
    Location: Herald Square | 35th & Broadway 
    | Manhattan, NY

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    Sign in solidarity:

    We stand with low-wage workers in their demand for a living wage of $15 an hour and the right to organize a union.


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    Tell the Department of Education:

    We demand strict regulations to stop services like Higher One from profiting off of student debt.

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    Sign the petition:


    I support raising the minimum wage to at least $10.10, indexing it to inflation, and increased wages for tipped workers.


    Add your name here:

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    I pledge to vote for Ras Baraka for Mayor of Newark tomorrow, Tuesday, May 13th. 

    Sign here:

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    Members of Congress: No one should be forced to choose between their paycheck and their health. Support the Healthy Families Act so that workers can earn the time to care for themselves or a loved one when they get sick.  

    Sign here:

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    Tell Congress:

    We support Elizabeth Warren's proposal to let Americans refinance their outstanding student loan interest rates.

    Add your name here:


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    Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Prieto, Chairman Sarlo, Chairman Schaer:

    We can't afford more of Governor Christie's failed trickle-down policies and irresponsible budgets. End the Christie tax cuts for the wealthy and close corporate loopholes to right the State's finances and invest in a shared economic recovery. 

    Sign here:

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    Tell the Pennsylvania legislature:


    It's time to raise the wage!
    We need a $10.10 per hour minimum wage that is indexed to inflation and includes tipped workers.

    Sign the petition below:


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    Tell Congress:

    We support Elizabeth Warren's proposal to let Americans refinance their outstanding student loan interest rates.

    Add your name here:

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    Join Raise The Wage PA!
    Find a rally near you.

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    Join MD Working Families!


  • It's time to tackle the student debt crisis

    On Monday the House passed a bill to study an innovative address student debt.

    But the Senate hasn't brought it up for a vote yet, and we're running out of time. The session ends on Wednesday, and if the Senate doesn't pass it by then, we have to go back to the drawing board next year. 

    Call your State Senator today and tell them to pass H.B. 5241!

    Don't know who your senator is? Look it up here.

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    Tell your Senators: Bring the minimum wage bill to a vote!

    Activists and working families across the country are watching how the Senate votes on the $10.10 federal minimum wage bill. Let your Senator know where you stand and that you expect them to vote "yes" on raising the wage. 

    Click submit to email your Senators.

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    Tell your Senators: Bring the minimum wage bill to a vote!

    Activists and working families across the country are watching how the Senate votes on the $10.10 federal minimum wage bill. Let your Senator know where you stand and that you expect them to vote "yes" on raising the wage. 

    Click submit to email your Senators.

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    Stand with Attorney General Schneiderman and tell Airbnb: Stop contributing to the crisis of affordable housing in NYC.

    Add your name here:

  • Pass the Retirement for All bill!

    Financial firms make millions in high fees they charge to manage private retirement savings plans. Between the fees, stagnating wages, and disappearing company sponsored retirement savings plans, it's incredibly hard for many workers to save for retirement. When they reach retirement age, they either have to rely on social security to survive, or keep working.

    This isn't right. If you've worked all your life, you should be able to retire with dignity. We can fix this problem by creating a public retirement savings plan, but lobbyists for Wall Street and big banks are fighting hard to protect their profits.

    Don't let the lobbyists on Wall Street's payroll stop this important bill. Tell you legislators you want a public retirement plan.

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    Take our brief survey about the New York Governor's race.


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    1T Day: the 2nd anniversary of student debt topped 1 trillion dollars. Stand with us at the Dept. of Education offices to demand a debt-free future! 

    Friday April 25th, at 12:00pm
    Wanamaker Building  
    100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia

    RSVP here:

  • End the student debt cycle! Support "Pay It Forward!

    Send a strong message to decision makers. Let them know you support debt-free education in Oregon and support Pay It Forward as a solution to get us there. For more information about "Pay It Forward" visit www.payitforwardblog.tumblr.com.


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    Tell the Department Of Education:

    I'm not a government ATM. Stop profiting off the backs of students and start providing debt relief!


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    New Jersey Ethics Commission: Don't sit on legitimate ethics charges. Investigate all allegations of wrogndoing in the NY/NJ Port Authority and the Christie Administration.

    Add your name here.

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    Tell the Department Of Education:

    I'm not a government ATM. Stop profiting off the backs of students and start providing debt relief!


    Add your name here:

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    Higher One is charges students to access their own financial aid.

    Tell the Department of Education: Investigate Higher One!


    Add your name here:

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    New Jersey Ethics Commission: Don't sit on legitimate ethics charges. Investigate all allegations of wrogndoing in the NY/NJ Port Authority and the Christie Administration.

    Add your name here.

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    Tell the Department Of Education:

    I'm not a government ATM. Stop taking profit and start providing debt relief!


    Add your name here:

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    Will you share your student debt story with the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau?


    Enter here:

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    To the 250 UPS drivers in Maspeth, NY:
    Thank you for bravely standing up to UPS and congratulations on getting your jobs back!


    Add your name to the thank you card here,
    and feel free to write a personal message:

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    Tell Albany we need to raise the wage and take action on gender and income inequality!

    Sign the letter here:

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    Join #GameofLoans


    Find out how you can wage war against the rising student debt crisis!

    Sign up here:

  • Email your state senator now to #RaiseTheWage!
  • NJWFA Tipped Workers Minimum Wage

    Last year New Jersey voters took a big step for workers' rights and raised the minimum wage. Unfortunately, many low-wage workers in hotels, restaurants, car washes missed out because tipped workers were excluded.

    Now there's a law that will give tipped workers the boost they deserve. It just passed out of committee in the Assembly -- let's push it the rest of the way.

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    Join Working Families and help us fight for a progressive New York!

    Sign up here:

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     Marylanders say it's time to raise the wage!

    Sign here to support raising Maryland's minimum wage:

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    Call UPS now! Tell them: "STOP retaliating against 250 drivers. No more firing!"

    CALL UPS CEO Scott Davis at 404-828-4816

    Report how the call went here:

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    Shirley Chisholm Women's Political Training Series

    Join prominent ladies in the progressive and labor movement to learn how together we can play a critical role in the future of our community! This is a series of seminars taking place in Southeast Queens. Topics include: ethics, base building and fundraising and lots more!

    Saturday, April 12th | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Location: 93-43 Sutphin Blvd | Jamaica, NY 



    REGISTER HERE

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    Call Gov. Cuomo and tell him:
    "We want full public financing of elections and we want it now!"


    Call Cuomo at 518-474-8390! 

    Let us know that you called here:

  • Tipped workers deserve a raise!

    We just got word that the amendment that would have further eroded tipped workers earnings by excluding them from an increase in the minimum wage was defeated.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to contact your state legislators! 

  • Tipped workers deserve a raise.

    Don't water down tipped workers' wages! 

    Last year, when the most workers saw an increase in their paychecks because of a raise in the minimum wage, tipped workers saw no increase at all. Lobbyists for the restaurant industry  manipulated the minimum wage bill to exclude tipped workers to protect their own profits.

    Now, the same lobbyists are pushing our legislators to further erode tipped workers earnings. Don't let them get away with it!

    Write to your legislators now and tell them that tipped workers deserve a raise along with every other worker in the state.

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    Tell Congress to take action on the student debt crisis!

    "I'm joining with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to demand Congress allow students to refinance loans at lower interest rates, just like homeowners can." 

    Add your name here:

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    Deliver 100,000 signatures to UPS!

    We're joining UPS workers, elected officials, and the Teamsters Local 804 to deliver over 100,000 petition signatures to hold UPS accountable for the unfair firing of 248 UPS drivers. A big crowd will help make sure we get the media's attention -- can you come on Friday? 

    RSVP here:

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    Thought about running for office? Come to our Candidate Training!

    Date: April 26th
    Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Location: UAW | 256 West 38th Street - 12th Floor | Manhattan, NY

    RSVP here:

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    Shirley Chisholm Women's Political Training Series

    Join prominent ladies in the progressive and labor movement to learn how together we can play a critical role in the future of our community! This is a series of seminars taking place in Southeast Queens. Topics include: civic participation, community organizing, ethics, fundraising and lots more!

    Saturday, March 22nd | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Location: 93-43 Sutphin Blvd | Jamaica, NY 


    Special Guest NYS Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages

    REGISTER HERE

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    Tell UPS: Firing 250 workers for protesting is wrong!

    Add your name here:

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    Tell UPS: Firing 250 workers for protesting is wrong!

    Add your name here:

  • Email your state senator now to #RaiseTheWage!

    Email your state senator now to raise the wage!

    The bill to raise the minimum wage has passed the house of delegates, but it still needs a final push to pass the Maryland Senate as well! Please take a minute to email your senator and let them know that you support raising the minimum wage to $10.10 for all workers.

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    Join the Higher Ed Not Debt campaign!

    We're joining with Senator Elizabeth Warren and organizations across the country to tackle the student debt crisis. Will you join us?

    Add your name here:

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    Stand with Mayor Bill de Blasio and his plan to bring Universal Pre-K to every child in New York City.

    Tell Charter School Executive Eva Moskowitz to stop using students as political pawns!


    Add your name here:

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    Raise the minimum wage. John Boehner can't stop us.

    We can bypass Speaker John Boehner and raise the minimum wage, if a majority of House Representatives sign a "petition to discharge." Call and tell your Representative: Sign the discharge petition!

    Step 1: Make the call.

    Step 2: Report your call.

  • David Samson must resign!
    David Samson: Resign immediately as Chairman of the NY/NJ Port Authority. 

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    Raise the minimum wage. John Boehner can't stop us.

    We can bypass Speaker John Boehner and raise the minimum wage, if a majority of House Representatives sign a "petition to discharge." Call and tell your Representative: Sign the discharge petition!

    Step 1: Make the call.

    Step 2: Report your call.

  • Tell Sen. Wyden to stop hiding his "free trade" agenda!

    STOP TPP FAST TRACK

    Senator Ron Wyden is using his powerful new position as the chair of the Senate Finance Committee to pass unpopular corporate free trade deals in the “lame duck” session, just AFTER the 2014 election.[1] 

    These trade deals amount to NAFTA on steroids and threaten basic worker and environmental protections in our state and in the world. It’s no wonder why Sen. Wyden is using parliamentary tricks to hide his actions from the scrutiny of voters.

    Sign this petition to call on Sen. Wyden to stop the games and come clean with Oregonians about what these trade deals will really mean for our jobs and our communities. (We promise to deliver it to him before the lame duck session of Congress starts!)

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    SIGN THIS PETITION:
    Tell the Maryland State Legislature,

    "It's time to raise the minimum wage!"

    Sign here:

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  • Everyone deserves a secure retirement!

    On Tuesday, March 11th, the Labor Committee will hold a hearing on creating a public retirement savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.

    Take a minute to write to our legislators and tell them why you think we need a public retirement plan.

    In your letter, state your opinion about the 'Retirement for All' plan first. You can use the bill number, SB 249, in your statement (I support SB 249, pass SB 249).

    Be personal. Your stories and opinions matter to legislators. Include your own experiences. Do you have a retirement savings account? What is your plan to retire? Are your family and friends able to retire?

    Here are some key points you can include in your letter:

    • We are facing a retirement crisis! Less than half of Connecticut workers have an employer sponsored retirement plan like a 401(k).
    • 53% of American workers 30 and older are “at risk” to have insufficient assets for retirement when they reach the age of 65.
    • Many corporations, even those that are very profitable, are no longer offering sponsored retirement plans.
    • Employers that do offer plans are contributing less and less to retirement savings.
    • Stagnant wages mean workers are less and less able to afford the high contribution limits and expensive fees of private retirement savings plans.
    • Without a retirement savings account, many workers will be left with only Social Security to survive on.
    • That is why we need a public, state-run retirement savings plan every single worker can access.
    • By pooling resources into a single trust fund, workers in the state will benefit from a higher return on their investment.
    • A public retirement savings plan would not incur the high fees Wall Street charges to manage retirement funds.
    • Everyone should be able to afford to retire with dignity.

    Please fill in the box below with your letter to the Labor Committee.

    DO NOT HIT SUBMIT UNTIL YOU WRITE SOMETHING IN THE LETTER BOX:

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    SIGN THIS PETITION:
    Tell the Maryland State Legislature,

    "It's time to raise the minimum wage!"

    Sign here:

  • Empower a woman, Empower a community!

    WHY SHE RAN

    Why She Ran: A Conversation With Women in Politics

    Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez
    Public Advocate Letitia James

    City Council Member Laurie Cumbo

    Monday, March 17 - 6:30-9:00 PM
    Location: Transport Workers Union | 195 Montague Street, 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY
    6:30pm-7:00pm Networking; Program starts promptly at 7:00pm

    Sponsored by Working Families Party, Eleanor's Legacy, Women Information Network (WIN), Emily's List, National Organization for Women Brooklyn-Queens Chapter, New Kings Democrats and Transport Worker Union Local 100

    REGISTER HERE

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    Stop the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Mergerocalypse!

    American's two largest cable and internet companies want to merge into one monopolistic giant. Less competition means higher prices and worse service. Tell the FCC and DOJ to protect consumers and stop this merger.

    Add your name here:

  • Raise the minimum wage

    Last year, Working Families members, along with our allies, had a half win on Connecticut's minimum wage: together, we won an increase from $8.25 to $9 an hour. But let's face it, $9 an hour still leaves workers in poverty. That's still less than $19,000 a year -- if you get full-time hours. 

    We think we can do better -- that's why we're pushing to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 this year.

    Lobbyists from big box stores and fast food restaurants are going to bombard our legislators with blather about how much it will cut into their profits. But we know how to fight back: grassroots strength in numbers. The more our legislators hear from you, the less influence corporate lobbyists have.

    Write to them today and tell them why you want to raise the minimum wage!

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     Everyone in, no one out. I support the New York Health plan, a REAL universal, Medicare-for-all style single-payer system.

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      Everyone in, no one out. I support the New York Health plan, a REAL universal, Medicare-for-all style single-payer system.

    Add your name here:

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      Everyone in, no one out. I support the New York Health plan, a REAL universal, Medicare-for-all style single-payer system.

    Add your name here:

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    Congressman Meeks is joining House Republicans to vote to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership!
    Tell Congressman Gregory Meeks to stand with Democrats and vote "No" on TPP, and keep jobs in the country!

    Add your name here:

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  • Raise the minimum wage!

    Raise the Wage!

    The minimum wage in Maryland is at its lowest level in years. The Raise MD Coalition has proposed raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour along with measures that will make it a meaningful and progressive increase – including indexing so that the wage doesn’t lose value over time and boosts pay for tipped workers from 50 to 70 percent of the prevailing rate. Email your representatives in the House of Delegates and State Senate now to let them know that you support a minimum wage increase.

  • Vote Yes on Debt Free Higher Education!

    Tell your legislators to vote Yes on HB 3472!

    Oregon could change the game in higher education, but we still need your help to make it happen before the legislature adjourns in the next few days.

    The average Oregon student has over $25,000 in student debt. That number is only going to keep rising. Federal interest rates on financial aid are set to double, while student debt nationally is over $1.1 trillion. This month, the Oregon University System raised tuition by over 6%. Oregonians are being forced to go deep into debt just to get a degree. 

    Now is the time to make a change in Oregon and create a fair and affordable higher education system for all.

    Pay It Forward is a state-based solution that would allow students to attend college tuition-free and, upon graduating, begin paying an affordable percentage of their income into a public fund for higher education.[1]
    It would eliminate Wall Street lenders, interest rates and loans, instead creating a sustainable system of higher education.

    Write your legislators a personal note and ask them to support debt-free higher education and vote yes on Pay It Forward (HB 3472)!


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    We demand a government that is accountable to all of us, not just wealthy donors.
    I support the Government by the People Act (H.R. 20), which reduces the influence of big-money campaign donors by amplifying the voices of all Americans. As a citizen co-sponsor, I urge my representative to be a leader in working to pass this critical bill. 

    Add your name here: 

  • Phone bank with Raise Maryland!

     Phonebank with Raise Maryland!

    Please sign up to phonebank with Raise Maryland on Monday, Feburary 10th in order to put pressure on lawmakers in Annapolis to raise the minimum wage.

  • Phonebank with Raise Maryland!

    Phonebank with Raise Maryland!

    Please sign up to phonebank with Raise Maryland on Monday, Feburary 10th in order to put pressure on lawmakers in Annapolis to raise the minimum wage.

  • Gov Christie: Don't stiff Newark Airport workers
    Gov. Christie: Stop blocking a raise for low-wage Newark International Airport workers. The Port Authority gave workers at JFK and LaGuardia a raise — Newark workers deserve the same.

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    You've won a free ticket! But we can't hold your spot without a confirmation.

    CONFIRM YOU'RE COMING HERE:

  • Getting the truth out about the Fort Lee debacle.
    Were you stuck in the Fort Lee traffic snarl?

    Share your story here:

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    We demand a government that is accountable to all of us, not just wealthy donors.
    I support the Government by the People Act (H.R. 20), which reduces the influence of big-money campaign donors by amplifying the voices of all Americans. As a citizen co-sponsor, I urge my representative to be a leader in working to pass this critical bill. 

    Add your name here: 

  • We need a public retirement plan!

    Our retirement system is broken. 

    Over 50% of Connecticut's working age residents do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. And those that do are saving less because of stagnating wages as our economy strugles to recover. That leaves only social security for many workers, but that is often not enough to live on. 

    But we can fix this problem by setting up a public, state-run retirement savings plan every worker can contribute to so they can retire securely. Workers could deposit a percentage of their wages into a trust fund that would be invested for them until they are ready to retire. Workers shouldn't have to be financial experts, or pay high fees to Wall Street to manage their moeny. By pooling resources into one trust fund, workers can take advantage of lower administrative costs and increase the rate-of-return on investments.

    The best reason to support this retirement for all plan is you. This program will allow real workers and families to retire, each with a unique situation. That's why we want to hear from you. Do you have a retirement savings account like a 401(k)? Does your employer contribute to it? Will you have enough to retire when you reach 65? What are you concerned about?

    The more of your stories we hear, the better case we can make to establish a program that will let every worker in Connecticut retire securely.

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    WHY SHE RAN

    Why She Ran: A Conversation With Women in Politics

    Public Advocate Letitia James
    Queens Borough President Melinda Katz

    City Council Member Julissa Ferreras

    Thursday, March 13 - 6:30-9:00 PM
    Location: The Fortune Society | 29-76 Northern Blvd, 2nd Floor | Long Island City
    *The Fortune Society is fully nonpartisan and NOT a sponsor of this event*
    6:30-7:00pm Networking; Program starts promptly at 7:00pm

    Sponsored by Working Families Party, Eleanor's Legacy, Women Information Network (WIN), National Organization for Women Brooklyn-Queens Chapter, Queens County Young Democrats and Emily's List

    REGISTER HERE

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    Stand with Mayor Bill de Blasio in telling Albany to ban fracking in New York!

    Add your name here:

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    Wednesday, January 29th - 8:30pm

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    Tell the Public Service Commission New York need reliable, affordable services -- not a cable company monopoly! 

    Add your name here:

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    We, the undersigned leaders, who represent the constituents that reside in the town of Brookhaven, NY urge the New York State Public Service Commision (PSC) to call on Verizon to build their state-of-the-art fiber optics network, FiOS, in Brookhaven.

    Add your name here:

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    Let's Talk About It:
    Advancing Women and Families in 2014

    A national tele-town hall on fair pay, paid leave and access to child care

    Wednesday, January 29th - 8:30pm Eastern
    7:30pm Central / 6:30pm Mountain / 5:30pm Pacific

    REGISTER HERE:

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    Tell President Obama to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted workers! 

    Add you name here: 

  • Stop corporate banks from raiding student aid dollars!

    Corporate banks like Higher One are taking advantage of our broken higher education system by skimming fees off of student financial aid.1

    Legislators are currently reviewing a bill that would add protections for students and regulate some of Higher One’s shady business practices on our campuses. Including, regulations that would prohibit vendors like Higher One from charging “debit swipe” fees and require the corporate bank to provide a clear and transparent fee schedule for students as well as making it easier for students to opt out.

    Take action and send a message to your legislator today! Tell them to keep corporate banks like Higher One from raiding student aid! 

    Tell your legislator to VOTE YES on HB 4102 and keep corporate banks like Higher One from raiding student aid!

    For more information click the report from The Government Accountability Office “College Debit Cards: Actions Needed to Address ATM access and Student Choice, and Transparency.

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    WFP 2014 Convention 
    May 30th to June 1st, 2014 at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York.

    To register, fill out the form below:

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    US Congress: It's time to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour and lift millions of hardworking families out of poverty. 

    A full time job shouldn't leave people in poverty. Pass the Fair Minimum Wage Act without delay.

    Add your name:

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    Add your name to stand with Naquasia LeGrand and fast food workers everywhere fighting for a raise to the minimum wage and the right to a union! 

    Watch the video, sign on in support, and then share the clip with everyone you know. 

  • Governor Christie: It's time to get serious about student debt.
    Keep your promise to New Jersey students and invest in making college more affordable.

    Add your name here:

  • Tell the General Assembly: Raise Maryland!

    Raise the Wage!

    The minimum wage in Maryland is at its lowest level in years. The Raise MD Coalition has proposed raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour along with measures that will make it a meaningful and progressive increase – including indexing so that the wage doesn’t lose value over time and boosts pay for tipped workers from 50 to 70 percent of the prevailing rate. Email your representatives in the House of Delegates and State Senate now to let them know that you support a minimum wage increase.

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    I called Councilman Ramos and asked him to pass paid sick days for all workers and their families, now.  

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    Join Senator Elizabeth Warren in NYC!

    Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm 

    Due to high volume, we are now accepting reservations for the WAIT LIST. There will still be a $25 suggested contribution at the door.

    RSVP for the waitlist here:

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    Congratulations to Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito! 
    A dedicated progressive, a passionate community organizer and New York City's first Latina City Council Speaker!

    Add your name here:

  • Governor Christie: It's time to resign.
    Gov. Christie: It's time to finally take responsibility and resign. 

    Add your name here:

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    Gov. Christie: It's time to finally take responsibility and resign. 

    Add your name here:

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    Tell Albany: It's time for universal Pre-K.

    "I'm joining Mayor Bill de Blasio's call for a tax on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund universal pre-kindergarten in New York City."

    Sign our petition:

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    Tell Albany: It's time for universal Pre-K.

    "I'm joining Mayor Bill de Blasio's call for a tax on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund universal pre-kindergarten in New York City."

    Sign our petition:

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    Join the Tele-Town Hall for Fair Elections on Tuesday, November 19th at 7pm! 

    ONLINE SIGN-UPS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO LISTEN LIVE AT 7PM AT THIS SITE: http://fairelectionsny.org/listen

  • Raise Maryland 2014 Kickoff

    Join business owners, union members, faith leaders and community activists at the

    2014 Raise Maryland Campaign Kickoff!

    Tuesday, January 14th, 5:45 PM

    Lawyer's Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis MD, 21401

    RSVP HERE:

  • MD WFO $10.10 min wage 12.23.13

     Raise the minimum wage to $10.10
    Tell your Elected Officials to make the Fair Minimum Wage Act next year's top priority. 

    Sign here:

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    Did we miss something? Tell us your best victory moments from 2013! 

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    Tell Walmart to pay their workers $15 an hour! 

    Add your name here:

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    Tell Governor Tom Corbett to take a stand of the Working Families Agenda:

    Fair funding for our schools 
    A raise to the minimum wage 
    Expansion to Medicaid

    Add your name here:

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    Join the Penny A Day campaign to end public corruption with Fair Elections

    Add your name here to tell Governor Cuomo to support Fair Elections:

  • Don't let Christie cut taxes for the rich -- again.
    Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Prieto: Just say, "No!" to Gov. Christie's tax cut.   

    Sign here:

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    Tell the Maryland Senators Mikulski and Cardin
    to vote YES on the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013:


    Report you call here:

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    Join the Tele-Town Hall for Fair Elections on Tuesday, November 19th at 7pm! 

    ONLINE SIGN-UPS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED BUT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO LISTEN LIVE AT 7PM AT THIS SITE: http://fairelectionsny.org/listen

  • Welcome Councilman James to office -- and tell him to support earned sick days!

    Newark’s paid sick days law could be one of the best in the country. It gives workers basic security and will make Newark a healthier city by ensuring that the people who serve our food and care for our children and elderly don’t come to work sick. With paid sick days, everybody wins.

    Recently we delivered over 10,000 postcards from Newark voters to the City Council in support of a strong paid sick days law. It made a big impression, but now Newark has a brand new Council Member and he has yet to hear from working families on this critical issue.

    Join us in welcoming Councilman James to office – and urging him to support a strong paid sick days law now.

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    Join the conversation! 

    Add your name here to RSVP to the Talking Transition Tent Talk with Working Families Executive Director Dan Cantor.

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    Join the conversation! 

    Add your name here to RSVP to the Caucus Progressive Agenda to Make New York ONE. Hosted by the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.

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    JOIN PA WORKING FAMILIES AND OUR ALLIES AT
    Philadelphia Speaks Out!
    Gubernatorial Candidates Forum
    Saturday, November 23rd, from 4pm to 6pm
    Temple Performing Arts Center
    1837 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia

    RSVP here:

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    People's Commission to end Public Corruption.

    November 25th at 6:30pm 

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    Tell Congress: Support President Obama's $10/hr minimum wage! 

    Add your name to the letter:

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    You're not a Working Families voter? We're sorry to hear that.

    But we value your feedback. Please, tell us why.  

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    This one time, instead of voting for the person of the Working Families Party line, I'm voting for Democrat Roxeanne Donnery.

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    Pledge to vote on the Working Families Party ballot line on November 5th! 

    Your vote on the Working Families ballot line counts for the candidates you support and also sends a powerful message about the New York you want to build. 

    Progressives are standing together by voting on the Working Families Party ballot line. 

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    Tell DC City Council we want a $12.50 minimum wage, across the board! 

    Add your name:

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    This one time I'm NOT voting for the Working Families candidate.

    Instead of voting for Micah Kellner, I'm voting for Democrat Ben Kallos.

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    Watch this video, then tell McDonalds to pay their workers a fair share! 

    Add your name:

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    Tell the Pennisylvania state legislature: Support workers and don't block paid sick days! 

    Add your name to the letter:

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    Count on me to vote for Tom Suozzi for Nassau County Executive on the Working Families ballot line. 

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    Tell Democrats in Congress: No cuts to Medicare and Social Security! 

    Add your name to the letter:

  • Jersey City has passed earned sick days!
    Mayor Fulop and Members of the Jersey City Council: Thank you for championing working families by passing the first earned sick days bill in New Jersey

    Sign here:

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    Tell Democrats in Congress: Hold firm! No cuts to Medicare, Social Security, food stamps or unemployment! 

    Add your name to the letter:

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    Tell Congress: Eliminate the debt ceiling! 

    Add your name to the letter:

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    Count on me to vote for Noam Bramson for Westchester County Executive. 

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    Pledge to vote on the Working Families Party ballot line in November! 

    Whether you're registered as a Democrat, WFP, independent or even a Republican, anyone can vote on the Working Families Party ballot line, Row D. Your vote counts for the candidates and also sends a powerful message about the New York City you want to build. 

    Progressives are standing together by voting on the Working Families Party ballot line. 

  • Scott Garrett: Side with New Jersey, not the Tea Party

    Congressman Garrett: Side with your state, not the Tea Party. Declare your intention to vote to lift the debt ceiling and support a clean bill to end this shutdown once and for all.

    Sign here:

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    Pledge to vote on the Working Families Party ballot line for Bill de Blasio on Nov 5! 

    Your vote on the Working Families ballot line counts for the candidates you support and also sends a powerful message about the New York City you want to build. 

    Progressives are standing together by voting on the Working Families Party ballot line. 

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    Tell these House Republicans: Bring a clean bill up for a vote and end this government shutdown now! 

    Add your name to the letter:

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    Tell these House Democrats: We didn't send you to Washington DC to vote with the Tea Party to shut down the federal government! 

    Add your name to the letter:

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    Tell these House Democrats: We didn't send you to Washington DC to vote with the Tea Party to shut down the federal government! 

    Add your name to the letter:

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    Pledge to join Tish James in voting on the Working Families Party ballot line in November! 

    Whether you're registered as a Democrat, WFP, independent or even a Republican, anyone can vote on the Working Families Party ballot line, Row D. Your vote counts for the candidates and also sends a powerful message about the New York City you want to build. 

    Progressives are standing together by voting on the Working Families Party ballot line. 

  • Stop Chris Christie's attacks on the working poor

    Speaker Oliver and Senate President Sweeney:  Governor Christie may have blocked Earned Income Tax Credits for 100,000 of the state's working poor. Please investigate this matter immediately.

    Sign here:

  • Victory! Thank Mayor Fulop for supporting Earned Sick Days in Jersey City!

    Wednesday night saw a major victory for workers and residents of Jersey City. The City Council voted by 7-1 to make it the first city in the state to give its employees the right to earn paid sick time. 

    Passing this law took courage and vision. Can you thank Mayor Fulop for being a champion for working families? 

  • Jersey City ESD Email

    Wednesday night saw a major victory for workers and residents of Jersey City. The City Council voted by 7-1 to make it the first city in the state to give its employees the right to earn paid sick time. 

    Passing this law took courage and vision. Can you thank Mayor Fulop for being a champion for working families? 
  • Jersey City has passed earned sick days!
    Mayor Fulop and Members of the Jersey City Council: Thank you for championing working families by passing the first earned sick days bill in New Jersey

    Sign here:

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    I'm voting for Letitia James for Public Advocate in the Democratic run-off on October 1st. 

  • Earned Sick Days for Newark!
    Members of the Newark City Council: Make Newark a fairer, healthier place to live by guaranteeing every worker's right to earned sick days. 

    Sign here:

  • Tell city council members Tommy Wells and David Catania to override Mayor Gray's veto on the Large Retailer Accountability Act

    While Mayor Vincent Gray took sides with big box retailers like Walmart and vetoed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, we stand with low-wage workers who deserve to earn a living wage. 

    Tell city council members Tommy Wells and David Catania to override Mayor Gray's veto and pass the Large Retailer Accountability Act. 

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    You can count on me to vote for

    Bill deBlasio for New York City Mayor. 

  • Cami Anderson Bonus
    Governor Christie: Giving Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson yet another obscene bonus while Newark schools bleed would be unconscionable. Do not include a bonus in Anderson's contract this year. 

    Sign here: 

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    I'm voting for Ken Thompson for District Attorney in the Democratic Primary on September 10th. 

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    I stand in solidarity with the fast food and low-wage workers on strike demanding higher wages.

    Add your name to support the national fast food and low-wage workers strike on August 29, 2013.

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    Yes, I will volunteer for Letitia James for New York City Public Advocate. 

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    I'm voting for Letitia James for Public Advocate in the Democratic Primary on September 10th. 

  • Earned Sick Days for Jersey City!
    Jersey City Council Members: Make Jersey City a fairer, healthier place to live by guaranteeing a worker's right to earned sick days. 

    Sign here:

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    I'd like to find out more about buses from New York to Washington, DC for this Saturday's 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington.

    Sign up if you're interested in joining or finding out more about buses to Washington, DC this Saturday, August 24, and an organizer will get in touch with you shortly.

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    Yes, I will volunteer for Melinda Katz for Queens Borough President. 

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    New York City Council: Hold firm against stop-and-frisk and override Mayor Bloomberg's veto of the Community Safety Act! 

    Add your name:

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    I'm voting for Melinda Katz for Queens Borough President in the Democratic Primary on September 10th. 

  • Tell Christie to return the "Stronger than the Storm" funds
    Governor Christie: Sandy relief funds shouldn't be used on glorified campaign ads. Do the right thing and reimburse the state for the $2 million you wasted on the "Stronger than the Storm" ad campaign.

    Sign here:

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    I support Judge Scheindlin's decision that Stop and Frisk is unconstitutional

    Watch the video, sign on in support, and then share the clip with everyone you know.

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    Senator Jeff Merkley: Thank you for bringing a Pay It Forward bill to Washington DC! Your leadership on this issue will change the landscape of education in Oregon and across the country.

  • Tell Christie to return the "Stronger than the Storm" funds
    Governor Christie: Sandy relief funds shouldn't be used on glorified campaign ads. Do the right thing and reimburse the state for the $2 million you wasted on the "Stronger than the Storm" ad campaign.

    Sign here:

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    Add your name to say you stand with fast food workers and support raising the minimum wage! 

    Watch the video, sign on in support, and then share the clip with everyone you know. 

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    Yes, I will volunteer for Scott Stringer for New York City Comptroller. 

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    I'm voting for Scott Stringer for Comptroller in the Democratic Primary on September 10th. 

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    Tribune Company: Don't sell your newspapers to the Koch brothers -- support the local ownership of American news organizations

    Join David Simon and add your name to this petition. 

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  • How would you improve your schools?

     

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    Tribune Company: Don't sell your newspapers to the Koch brothers -- support the local ownership of American news organizations

    Join David Simon and add your name to this petition. 

  • Earned Sick Days for Newark!
    Mayor Booker and the Newark City Council: Extend earned sick days to all Newark residents.  

    Sign here:

  • Tell Congress to reverse Citizens United!

    Recently the state election law enforcement agency announced that outside spending in New Jersey state-level elections has increased by 1,000%. The Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United has made it possible for the right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers to influence elections at every level of government, and the problem only seems to be getting worse.

    Tell your Member of Congress to support a Constitutional Amendment to reverse Citizens United. 

    *Note: If prompted to name an issue category for your email, choose 'Judiciary.'

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    Tribune Company: Don't sell your newspapers to the Koch brothers -- support the local ownership of American news organizations

    Join David Simon and add your name to this petition.   

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    Tribune Company: Don't sell your newspapers to the Koch brothers -- support the local ownership of American news organizations

    Join David Simon and add your name to this petition. 

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    Register today for the Upstate Progressive Working Families Leadership Conference.

    August 10th to August 11th, 2013.

  • Thank you for your support of Pay It Forward!
    Oregon Legislators: Thank you for voting Yes on Pay It Forward!  Your support of this issue will change the landscape of education in Oregon!

  • Tell Mayor Gray: Support a living wage for employees at large retailers in DC
    Tell DC Mayor Vincent Gray to stand with workers and sign the Large Retailers Accountability Act to provide a living wage to DC Walmart workers. 
  • Tell your senators: Extend the low 3.4% interest rate on student loans

    On July 10th, the Senate will vote on whether or not to extend low student loan interest rates for another year. Tell your senators to support students, not Wall Street, and pass the Keep Student Loans Affordable Act. 

  • Tell Assembly leaders to reject a bad sales tax scheme
    Speaker Oliver and Assembly Majority Leader Greenwald: Support for our open spaces should be funded by new revenue, not by raiding funds from other important priorities like environmental protection. Please reject ACR-179/A-3824.

    Sign here:

  • Tell the New Jersey legislature to find new revenue to protect our open spaces.

    It’s a classic story of good intentions run amok. There’s a proposal under consideration in Trenton to buy land and preserve it as open space. The only problem is that the bill doesn’t include any new revenue to pay for the purchases. Instead, it will divert $6 billion in funding that should be used for environmental protection, education, or public safety.

    We shouldn’t be forced to choose between open spaces and other critical priorities. There are ways to do both, but this plan doesn’t cut it. Can you tell the legislature to vote it down? 

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    Mayor Bloomberg: You're a jerk for defending stop and frisk!

    Sign here:

  • Tell the New Jersey legislature to protect our open spaces.

    New loopholes in the proposed 'Economic Opportunity Act' would exempt subsidized developments from environmental review and finance development in some of New Jersey's most environmentally sensitive areas. Tell the New Jersey Senate to throw the provisions out. 

  • NJWFA Corporate Subsidy Economic Development
    Members of the New Jersey Senate: Close loopholes in the 'Economic Opportunity Act' that would exempt subsidized developments from environmental review or finance the development of New Jersey's environmentally sensitive areas. 

    Sign here:

  • Tell Senator Schumer: Fix the filibuster now
    Tell Senator Chuck Schumer to fix the filibuster to save the National Labor Relations Board before it has too few members to act. Send him a quick email right now.
  • Vote Yes on Debt Free Higher Education!

    Tell your legislators to vote Yes on HB 3472!

    Oregon could change the game in higher education, but we still need your help to make it happen before the legislature adjourns in the next few days.

    The average Oregon student has over $25,000 in student debt. That number is only going to keep rising. Federal interest rates on financial aid are set to double, while student debt nationally is over $1.1 trillion. This month, the Oregon University System raised tuition by over 6%. Oregonians are being forced to go deep into debt just to get a degree. 

    Now is the time to make a change in Oregon and create a fair and affordable higher education system for all.

    Pay It Forward is a state-based solution that would allow students to attend college tuition-free and, upon graduating, begin paying an affordable percentage of their income into a public fund for higher education.[1]
    It would eliminate Wall Street lenders, interest rates and loans, instead creating a sustainable system of higher education.

    Write your legislators a personal note and ask them to support debt-free higher education and vote yes on Pay It Forward (HB 3472)!


  • Tell your senators: Don't double the rate!

     tell your senators how you feel about the student debt crisis!

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    Lawmakers: It's time to pass public financing of elections and get money out of politics! 

    Add your name:

  • Tell the Legislature: Support Our Family Farms

    Whether you make your living off the land or you simply care about the security of our food system, you know that Oregon's small family farmers are under constant financial pressure--and House Bill 2700, or "Aggie Bonds," would provide financial support to early stage farmers working to grow their businesses.

    Oregon is one of only a few states in the country that does not have a single financial program to support its local agricultural sector. Meanwhile, states as varied as North Dakota, Maryland, Hawaii, and Vermont (to name a few) offer multiple avenues for early stage family farmers to find the support they need.

    Aggie Bonds, is a simple, low-cost step the state could take to make it possible for community banks to provide access to credit needed by the next generation of farmers. Passing this bill would authorize the state to participate in an already existing federal program aimed at helping early stage farmers get the start-up money they need to successfully launch their businesses. It's a win-win for our family farmers and for our local community banks who do much of lending to family farmers.

    Take a moment and write a personal note telling your lesiglators to vote Yes on HB 2700: 

  • Give New Jerseyans a vote
    Governor Christie: Allowing New Jersey voters to cast their ballots for general election candidates during the October special election will increase voter participation and more efficiently make use of taxpayer dollars. We urge you to sign A4249/S2882.

    Sign here:

  • Tell Sen. Thomsen: Vote Yes on Aggie Bonds!

    It's the final days of the legislative session, and our elected leaders have yet to take action to help Oregon's family farmers. House Bill 2700, or "Aggie Bonds," would provide financial support to early stage farmers, and it is crucial to pass this bill before the end of the session. 

    Sen. Chuck Thomsen, of Hood River, will be a critical vote on this issue. He has made his living working as a pear and apple farmer, and he knows better than anyone the challenges facing farmers in this state. We need him to champion this common sense proposal that will support family farmers to build their businesses.

    Passing this bill would authorize the state to participate in an already existing federal program aimed at helping early stage farmers get the start-up money they need to successfully launch their businesses. Seventeen other states have already opted in to the Aggie Bonds program, and it is time for Oregon to do the same. 

    Please take a moment to write a personal note:

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    Tell members of the Independent Democratic Conference: Bring fair elections to a vote before lawmakers adjourn this week! 

  • Tell Senator Devlin: Invest in Oregon's Family Farmers

    In Oregon, we value our rural lands and we love to shop at local farmers markets, but our state policy makers do precious little to help family farmers thrive. Oregon is one of the only states in the country that has not one single program aimed at providing financial support to small and starting farmers.  

    However, the Oregon legislature is considering a bill to provide some much needed relief to our straining network of family farms. House Bill 2700, or "Aggie Bonds," would provide financial support to early stage farmers, but if it does not pass out of its legislative committee soon, it will be dead.  

    Aggie Bonds, is a simple, low-cost step the state could take to make it possible for community banks to provide access to credit needed by the next generation of farmers. Passing this bill would authorize the state to participate in an already existing federal program aimed at helping early stage farmers get the start-up money they need to successfully launch their businesses. Seventeen other states have already opted in to the Aggie Bonds program, and it is time for Oregon to do the same. 

    Use this form to send a PERSONAL note to Senator Devlin asking him to move Aggie Bonds (HB 2700) forward to a hearing and a vote today!  Below is a SAMPLE letter--but personal notes are more effective!

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    Sign the petition: Koch money shouldn't influence public television programming -- we want to see the film Citizen Koch aired on PBS!

    Add your name. 
     

  • Tell the Legislature: Invest in Family Farmers

    In Oregon, we value our rural lands and we love to shop at local farmers markets, but our state policy makers do precious little to help family farmers thrive. Oregon is one of the only states in the country that has not one single program aimed at providing financial support to small and starting farmers.  

    However, the Oregon legislature is considering a bill to provide some much needed relief to our straining network of family farms. House Bill 2700, or "Aggie Bonds," would provide financial support to early stage farmers, but if it does not pass out of its legislative committee soon, it will be dead.  

    Aggie Bonds, is a simple, low-cost step the state could take to make it possible for community banks to provide access to credit needed by the next generation of farmers. Passing this bill would authorize the state to participate in an already existing federal program aimed at helping early stage farmers get the start-up money they need to successfully launch their businesses. Seventeen other states have already opted in to the Aggie Bonds program, and it is time for Oregon to do the same. 

    Send a quick note to your legislator asking them to support Aggie Bonds (HB 2700) today!

  • Stop Christie's cuts to public schools!

    The governor’s plan for public schools is a disaster. It takes support directly away from low-income kids, English language learners and kids with special needs. It changes the way enrollment is calculated in a way that will cut funding for 76% of school districts. After three years of underfunding, the majority of school districts – urban and suburban – would end up taking yet another hit.

    Next week is a key decision time for legislators. They can either fight for New Jersey kids or fold to a governor who puts the rich ahead of the rest. Tell them to pass a budget that puts New Jersey's kids first.

  • Vote Yes on Pay It Forward Now!

    Tell the Education Subcommittee of Ways and Means to vote yes on HB 3472 now, before it's too late!

    Pay It Forward would allow students to go to college tuition-free, and pay an affordable percentage of income into a public higher education fund rather than go deep into debt to pay for college.  Nationally, student debt is more than $1.1Trillion, and interest rates are set to double at the end of this month unless Congress acts!

    While the federal government is ready to actually RAISE rates on students, we have an opportunity to pass a state-based solution here in Oregon that could eliminate student debt altogether for Oregon public college and university students.  With Pay It Forward, there’s no debt, no interest, and no Wall Street lenders.  Oregon students need debt-free higher education now!

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    President Obama: Stop the outrageous George W. Bush-era policies of spying on American citizens.

    Add your name. 
     

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    Governor Christie: New Jersey deserves representation in the U.S. Senate that is chosen by as many New Jerseyans as possible -- and in a way that does not waste millions of dollars that could be spent on education and jobs. We urge you to let voters make that choice in the general election on November 5, 2013.

    Sign here:

  • Tell your Senators: Support Elizabeth Warren's Student Loan Bill

    Elizabeth Warren's first bill would lower loan rates for students so they get the same deal as Wall Street's biggest banks. Send a message to your senators asking them to support Warren's bill. 

  • Tell your senators: Support Elizabeth Warren's bill!

     tell your senators to support Elizabeth Warren's bill 

  • Tell your senators: Support Elizabeth Warren's bill!

    Elizabeth Warren's first bill would lower loan rates for students so they pay the same low rates that banks do to borrow from the government. 

  • Students Can't Afford to Wait! Debt-free Higher Education Now!
    Joint Committee on Ways and Means: Oregon needs debt-free higher education!  Pass HB 3472 to the House floor now! 

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    Monday, June 3 9PM Eastern / 8PM Central / 7PM Mountain / 6PM Pacific
    Join Working Families and MoveOn for a special online briefing with Senator Elizabeth Warren, who will discuss her new bill and the student loan fight.
    RSVP below to reserve your spot.  

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    New Jersey Legislators: States around the country are talking about how to reinvest in essential services after years of cuts. New Jersey should do the same. Make millionaires and corporations pay their fair share this year to finally end Gov. Christie's cuts and invest in New Jersey again.

    Sign here:

  • Protect your right to retire!

    Everyone deserves the right to retire.

    But the three-legged stool of retirement security (pension, Social Security, and savings) is badly in need of repair. Over 50% of Connecticut's working age residents do not have access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan. And those that do, often pay high fees without much to show for it. In fact, the average family with a 401(k) pays over $155,000 in fees over the course of their working career.

    SB 54: An Act Concerning a Retirement Savings Plan for Low-Income Private Sector Workers would provide Connecticut families peace of mind by giving them access to a low-cost, secure way to save money for retirement without being subject to the ups and downs of the stock market. When they are ready to retire, their savings along with accrued interest would be paid out over the course of their retirement.

    We need you to take action today to ask your legislator to support this important legislation. Send your legislator a quick email.

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    Peter Liguori, Tribune Company CEO: Don't sell the Tribune newspapers to the union-busting, election-buying, Tea Party-funding Koch brothers. 

    Sign here:

  • Thank the LA Times staffers who said they will quit if the Koch Brothers buy the newspaper
    To the staff of the Los Angeles Times: We stand in solidarity with you in opposition to the Koch Brothers purchasing the Los Angeles Times. Thank you for taking a stand.

    Sign here:

  • Tell your Representative: Oregon needs more funding for students, not prisons!

    Flatlining prison growth would save the Oregon taxpayers $600 million in new prison costs over the next ten years.  These saving could be reinvested in underfunded public services that our communities need to stay safe and healthy, such as addiction treatment, victims services, community corrections, and re-entry services.  This can only happen if the legislature passes meaningful public safety reforms that reduce the need for prison beds by making sure that offenders receive sentences that fit their crimes.  Urge the Oregon House of Representatives to support sensible public safety reforms, and stand strong on HB 3194!

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    To the staff of the Los Angeles Times: We stand in solidarity with you in opposition to the Koch Brothers purchasing the Los Angeles Times. Thank you for taking a stand.

    Sign here:

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    Congress: Students shouldn't pay more than big banks to take out government loans. Pass Elizabeth Warren's bill that would help students afford college by giving them the same low interest rates that banks get. 

    Sign here:

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    Congress: Don't let student loan interest rates double on July 1st!

    Sign here:

  • Governor Kitzhaber: Don't let big banks steal Oregon's money!
    Governor Kitzhaber: We call on you to sue the mega-banks for the $110 million they stole from the State of Oregon!

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    Tell Senator Menendez: Stand against President Obama's proposed cuts to Social Security

    Sign here:

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    Tell Senator Schumer: Stand against President Obama's proposed cuts to Social Security

    Sign here:

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    Tell Senator Schumer: Stand against President Obama's proposed cuts to Social Security

    Sign here:

  • Restore the Earned Income Tax Credit this year

    Governor Christie is playing politics with the livelihoods of half a million working families. Tell the legislature to reject his tax cut for people making $400,000 a year and restore the Earned Income Tax Credit.

  • Restore the Earned Income Tax Credit this year
    New Jersey Legislature: Don't let Governor Christie hold the livelihoods of the working poor hostage. Reject his tax cut for people making $400,000 a year and restore the Earned Income Tax Credit.

    Sign here:

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    Governor Cuomo: Seize the moment to pass public financing of elections. Let's take on corruption, not democracy.

    Sign here:

  • Reject Christie's reckless tax plan.

    Governor Christie chose Tax Day to veto a bill that would have ended his cruel tax hike on low-income workers and created thousands of jobs. He says he won't end his tax hike on the poor until the legislature resurrects his proposal from last year that could cut taxes for people making up to $400,000 per year.

    Christie's trickle-down policies have stunted our economic recovery and have working families everywhere paying more, getting less, and looking for jobs that are nowhere to be found. We can't afford more of the same. We need to stop giving the well-to-do tax breaks and start making the investments necessary to getting New Jersey's economy going again.

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    Speaker Quinn: Do the right thing and bring the bill for Paid Sick Days to a vote!

    Sign here:

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    Albany District Appeals Court: Make sure every vote gets counted in Senate District 46. Every vote deserves to be counted.

    Sign here:

  • No tax cut without a way to pay for it
    Senate President Sweeney and Speaker Prieto: Just say, "No!" to Gov. Christie's tax cut. 

    Sign here:

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    Target: Look. I want you to do something important. So do the (presumably) thousands who will sign this petition.

    Sign here:

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    To address the growing impact we have on our enviroment, Connecticut is relying more and more on renewable enrgy like wind and solar power we can generate here in New England. But because of financial interests, Northeast Utilities is pushing for our state to use more Canadian hydropower.

    Why should Connecticut spend money on renewable energy from Canada when we can invest in projects right here in Connecticut, and the rest of New England, that have real energy, reliability, and air quality benefits?

    Tell your state representatives we need to take steps to protect our environment, create jobs and build a clean energy future. Write to them now:

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    Albany: We can't afford to let New York be bought by the highest bidder. Pass Fair Elections now!

    Sign here:

  • I stand with New Jersey students
    To the New Jersey Legislature: Stand with New Jersey students. Invest in New Jersey schools, not in tax cuts for corporations and millionaires.

    Sign here:

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    Supreme Court: All Americans deserve equal rights. Overturn DOMA.

    Sign here:

  • No to vouchers in New Jersey
    Speaker Oliver and Senate President Sweeney: Say no to the voucher scheme included in Governor Christie's budget. 

    Sign here:

  • Tell your legislator: ALL Oregonians deserve earned sick days!

    Thanks for writing your legislator, here are some tips for writing an effective note to your your elected official:

    • Write your own subject line - this helps legislators know your message is from a real person!!
    • Make it personal.  Share a personal story if you have one.  Even if you don't have a story, let the legislator know you live in their district and that this issue matters to you.

    Here are some basic facts:

    • Approximately 330,000 working Oregonians still do not have the right to take a day off of work when they or a family member is ill.  
    • When workers have to go to work sick they spread disease.  80% of people working in the service sector do not have access to earned sick days.
    • We have a bill (HB 3390) moving in the Oregon legislature that would allow ALL Oregonians the right to accrue earned sick time on their jobs.
    • Recently the Portland City Council set a good example by voting to cover all Portland workers with earned sick days, but we need our legislature to stand up for ALL Oregon workers.


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    Speaker Quinn: Three years is long enough. New Yorkers can't afford to wait any longer. It's time for paid sick days.

    Sign here:

  • Thank you for your support of Tuition Equity!
    Oregon Legislators: Thank you for your support of Tuition Equity!  Your brave support of this important issue will change the lives of thousands of talented Oregon students and their families. 

  • New Jersey Legislators: Fund Our Schools!
    Gov. Christie and New Jersey Legislators: After years of education cuts, every school district in the state should see meaningful relief. It’s time to start finally following the law and restore funding to our schools this year. 

    Sign here:

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    Our state has important energy efficiency programs that help residents cut costs and reduce their energy consumption, but without action soon oil-heating customers will be left without access to those programs. Write to your state legislators today and tell them not to leave oil customers out in the cold!

    Please add your thougts to the letter, and send it to your state representatives.

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    Your legislators need to hear from you!

    Use the form below to send a message to your legislators today.

  • Tell Trenton we need a real jobs plan
    New Jersey Legislators: Reject any budget that offers trickle-down economics and corporate welfare instead of a real jobs plan.  

    Sign here:

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    President Obama: Break up the large banks and hold the bankers responsible for crashing the economy.

    Sign here:

  • Tell Chris Christie to end his tax hike on the working poor
    Governor Christie: It’s time to finally end your tax hike on the working poor. Sign S2535 and restore the Earned Income Tax Credit in this year’s budget.

    Sign here:

  • Portland City Council: Don't Delay Earned Sick Days!
    Portland City Council: Please pass a strong Earned Sick Days ordinance right away. 80% of service workers don't have the right to take even one day off from work when they or a family member are ill. Your leadership at the local level will give us the leverage we need to pass this law statewide.

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    Voting is a right. It should be protected in the constitution.
    Please introduce and pass a Voting Rights Amendment this session.

    Sign here:

  • Tell the legislature: No more tax cuts for the rich and corporations!

    On Tuesday Governor Christie pledged to triple tax breaks for corporations in this year's budget. Christie's tax breaks for corporations have failed to dent New Jersey’s nearly 10% unemployment.  Even after $2.3 billion in tax credits and subsidies to corporations, New Jersey’s unemployment rate is 4th highest in the country. Many of the corporations that have received large tax breaks from the state, like Citigroup and Campbell’s Soup, have taken the money and laid people off anyway.

    Christie isn’t offering a plan to create jobs; he’s offering a plan to benefit the bottom-line of big business. And what’s worse is how he pays for it. He wants to defer property tax rebates for homeowners and seniors, short-change schools that have been bleeding from years worth of cuts, and preserve his tax hike on the working poor.

    Tell the legislature that Christie’s plan to triple-down on trickle-down just won’t fly.

  • It's time to draw a line in the sand against Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits
    Tell Congress: Americans oppose cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits. Please oppose any deal that cuts them.

    Sign here:

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    Governor Cuomo: You've said you want to get big money out of politics. Use your clout to make sure it happens this year!

    Sign here:

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    We, the undersigned business owners and executives, support raising Maryland’s inadequate minimum wage to benefit business, workers and our economy.

    Add your name:

  • Debt Free Higher Education for Oregon Students
    Oregon Legislature: Support debt-free higher education for Oregon public college and university students and stable funding for Oregon public higher education. Vote yes on HB 3472 (formerly HB 2838)*. 

    *Note: In the legislative process our bill was combined with anohter bill and given a shared bill number.  This is a common practice and explains the new bill number.

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    NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn:
    We call on you to bring the Paid Sick Time Act to a vote.

    Sign here:

  • It's time to draw a line in the sand against cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits
    Tell Congress: Americans oppose cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits. Please vote against any deal that cuts them.

    Sign here:

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    Tell the Maryland State Legislature:
    Have a heart. Raise the minimum wage.

    Sign here:

  • Tell Trenton we need a real jobs program.
    To Governor Christie and the New Jersey Legislature: $2.1 billion in corporate tax breaks hasn't fixed New Jersey's jobs crisis. Scrap the subsidies and use the revenue to restore cuts to our schools and communities.

    Sign here:

  • Tell the Legislature: Help ALL students succeed

    More than 300 Oregon students and activists from around the state just converged in the Oregon State Capitol for a hearing on Tuition Equity. The bill would allow undocumented Oregon youth to pay in-state tuition, if they graduated from an Oregon high school and agree to follow a pathway to citizenship. 

    Currently, undocumented youth are priced out of higher education by unaffordable international tuition rates--even if they grew up in Oregon and are eligible for admission to an Oregon college or university. Oregon has already invested tens of thousands of dollars in the K-12 education of these bright and talented students.  We can’t afford to throw that investment away.

    The Oregon Working Families leadership voted to join the Tuition Equity movement because we believe that higher education should be accessible for all Oregon students.

    Stand with all Oregon students--send a quick note to your legislator asking them to vote YES on House Bill 2787 for Tuition Equity for all Oregon students.

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    On November 5th I pledge to vote to raise the minimum wage in New Jersey by voting "Yes!" on Ballot Question #2.

    Sign here:

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    New York State Senate: President Obama is right. It's time to raise the minimum wage and tie it to inflation!

    Sign here:

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    Connecticut State Senate: President Obama is right. It's time to raise the minimum wage and tie it to inflation!

    Sign here:

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    New York State Senate: President Obama is right.
    It's time to raise the minimum wage and tie it to inflation!

    Sign here:

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    Cablevision:
    It's illegal to fire workers for asking management to bargain in good faith. Reinstate the 23 workers and bargain a fair contract now!

    Sign here:

  • Tell the Legislature: Support Our Family Farms

    Sixty six percent (66%) of Oregon bank deposits -- both public and private -- are controlled by just 5 Wall Street banks. This dangerous level of financial consolidation is eroding the very foundations of our local economy.

    But guess what? The fight to create a more resilient local economy has moved to a new front in this year's Oregon legislature: small family farms.

    The Oregon legislature will be considering legislation that has grown directly out of years of our collective efforts. House Bill 2700 will create a program called "Aggie Bonds," which will allow local banks to make low interest loans to family farmers. [1] It will get new farmers on to the land. It will help existing farmers to expand.

    Send a quick note to your legislator asking them to support Aggie Bonds (HB 2700) today!

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    President Obama, use your State of the Union to tell Congress: No cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security!

    Sign here:

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    Speaker Quinn:
    We're sick of the delays. Allow a vote on the Paid Sick Time Act!

    Sign here:

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    Senators Blumenthal and Murphy: Continue your support for national paid sick days. Help Senator Harkin pass the Healthy Families Act this year.

    Add your name:

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    Cablevision:
    It's illegal to fire workers for asking management to bargain in good faith. Reinstate the 22 workers and bargain a fair contract now!

    Sign here:

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    Tell the Maryland State Legislature
    It's time to raise the minimum wage

    Sign here:

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    $7.25 an hour is not enough.
    It's time to raise the minimum wage and tie it to inflation.

    Sign here:

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    NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn:
    Keep New York healthy. Allow a vote on the paid sick days bill.

    Sign here:

  • No Oregon money for corporate raiders!
    Oregon Investment Council:  If KKR takes our jobs, then take back our money!

    Sign the petition:  

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    Governor Malloy: Make sure Green Jobs are a priority as you address energy reform.

    Add your name:

  • Vote YES on Earned Sick Days for Portland Workers!
    Mayor Hales and Commissioners Fish and Saltzman:  Vote YES on Earned Sick Days for all Portland workers!  

    Use the form below to contact Mayor Charlie Hales and Portland City Commissioners Fish and Saltzman to tell them to vote yes on the earned sick days resolution to give all Portland workers the right to earn paid sick days.

  • Congressman Garrett: Don't block Sandy relief!
    Congressman Garrett: Stand with your fellow New Jersey Members of Congress and vote for Hurricane Sandy relief.

    Add your name:

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    Senators Blumenthal and Murphy: Stop radical obstructionism. Push for real rules reform, including a return to the talking filibuster!

    Add your name:

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    House Republicans: Quit playing political games.
    Pass a clean Hurricane Sandy relief bill without delay!

    Add your name:

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    House Republicans: Quit playing political games.
    Pass a clean Hurricane Sandy relief bill without delay!

    Add your name:

  • Submit your fracking comments

    The Department of Enviornmental Conservation is accepting public comments on their draft fracking regulations until January 11, 2013. That's just a few weeks away, and we want to make sure the DEC knows we're paying attention.

    Use the form below to sign onto our public comment. If you have read the proposed regulations and want to add your own comments, please do so in the box.

    We will print out and deliver all of the comments we receive on this page to the DEC before the comment deadline.

    Add your name:

  • Submit your fracking comments

    The Department of Enviornmental Conservation is accepting public comments on their draft fracking regulations until January 11, 2013. That's just days away, and we want to make sure the DEC knows we're paying attention.

    Use the form below to file your comments. If you have read the proposed regulations, please feel free to edit the prepared comment to add your own concerns.

    We will print out and hand-deliver all of the comments we receive on this page to the DEC before the comment deadline.

    Your information:

    Your comment:

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    Senator Schumer: Stop Republican obstructionism. Lead the fight for real rules reform, including a return to the talking filibuster!

    Add your name:

  • No Sweetheart Tax Deal for Nike
    Governor Kitzhaber and Legislative Leadership: No Sweetheart Tax Deal for Nike

    Use the form below to contact Governor Kitzhaber and Legislators to tell them not to railroad through a tax deal for Nike that will tie the hands of the legislature and the voters for years to come.

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    Oregon Legislature: No Sweetheart Tax Deal for Nike!


    Sign the petition:  

  • Tell Governor Christie not to balance the cost of Sandy on the 99%
    Governor Christie: Don't let Sandy's victims or working families shoulder the cost of rebuilding alone. End your tax breaks for the rich this year.

    Add your name:

  • What would you do with your 2K?

     As the “fiscal cliff” deadline looms, your pocketbook is at stake. If Mike Fitzpatrick and Republicans in Congress successfully block an extension of the middle class tax cuts, hard-working families will see their taxes go up by $2,200.

    What does $2K mean for you and your familiy? Will you go without health care? Will your kids get less presents under the tree? Would you spend less money on good and services that fuel our economy?

    Let us know. We'll print out your $2K stories on paper garland and trim the tree on Dec. 10 in Bristol.

    WHAT:        Holiday Vigil for the Middle Class  

    WHEN:        Monday, December 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm (Speaking program from 6:00pm-6:45pm)

    WHERE:     Bristol Holiday Tree (Mill St. & Radcliff St.) Bristol, PA

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    NY Congressional Delegation:
    Stand strong. Tell Whip Hoyer that Medicare cuts are off the table!

    Add your name:

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    IDC Senators:
    Don't prop up the Republican leadership! Stand up for progressive change!

    Add your name:

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    Give the gift of workers' rights this holiday season.
    Don't support Walmart, shop with local businesses that support workers' rights!

    Take the pledge:  

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    Congressman Schrader:
    Don't cave on the fiscal cliff. No deal is better than a bad deal!

    Add your name:

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    Senators Schumer and Gillibrand:
    Don't cave on the fiscal cliff. No deal is better than a bad deal!

    Add your name:

  • Raise the wage in New Jersey!

    Chris Christie just sank to a new low. He vetoed the legislature's minimum wage hike and took money directly out of the pockets of half a million of New Jersey's poorest residents. Christie and his friends in the business lobby may think that $1.25 an hour is just too rich a raise, but a whopping 82% of New Jerseyans say he's dead wrong. 

    Fortunately, he's not the last word. The legislature has a chance to override Christie's veto or to let the voters approve a hike at the ballot box in November.  

    Tell the legislature to raise the wage now!

  • CALL the City Council: Don't pass the buck on earned sick days!

    Report on your calls:

  • Tell Governor Cuomo: NY needs a fracking ban!

    Across the state today, thousands of people will be calling Albany to tell Governor Cuomo that New York needs a ban on fracking.

    Add your voice by calling 866-584-6799 today. You'l hear a short message from New Yorkers against fracking and then be transfered to the Governor's office.

    After your call, use the form below to tell us how it went!

  • Tell Congress: We Need Jobs, Not Cuts

    In the coming weeks, Congress will be making decisions that will have long-term effects on our economy. If our elected representatives act responsibly, they have an opportunity to shrink the economic inequality gap and protect the vital services working families depend on for years to come. We need to make sure they do just that.

    Fill in your information to co-sign the following letter.

    We will be hand delivering the signatures to Congress later this month.

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    President Obama: We didn't vote for a Treasury Secretary who will gut Social Security and Medicare. Nominate anybody but Erskine Bowles!

    Add your name:

  • Tell Governor Christie to fully implement health care reform!

    Governor Christie is currently sitting on a bill that would fully implement key parts of the federal health care reform law in New Jersey, and he only has until November 16th to sign it. 

    State health care exchanges are one of the linchpins of the Affordable Care Act. A strong health care exchange system could help provide coverage to half a million residents. When the legislature first sent him the bill he vetoed it because he thought the Supreme Court would overturn Obamacare. They upheld it. Then he said that President Obama could lose and that Romney would repeal the very reforms he'd implemented successfully in Massachusetts. 

    The Governor is out of excuses and out of time. Tell him to sign S2135/A3186 today!

    NOTE:  For Issue topic, choose "Health and Senior Services," and for subtopic, choose "Hospital Issues."

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Michael Amodeo!

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote on the Working Families Party ballot line!

    Add your name:

  • Why vote Working Families?

    Make your voice heard loud and clear. Vote Working Families Party.

    Voting on the Working Families Party ballot line means standing together with hundreds of thousands of progressive voters in New York to tell our politicians we believe New York should work for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.



    Read the FAQ below to learn more about the Working Families Party.

    What is the Working Families Party?

    The Working Families Party is a grassroots political party that fights for working-class and middle-class New Yorkers -- and wins. But we're not like any other party you've heard of.

    We think that politicians should be accountable to voters, not big-money donors. Every vote on the Working Families Party ballot line is a vote for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. For banning hydrofracking. For raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid sick days. For ending corporate control of elections. For holding the Wall Street CEOs who crashed our economy responsible. For investing in the infrastructure and research that will help bring this country into the future.

    That sounds nice, but how does it work?

    Working Families Party members and leaders evaluate the records of all the candidates running, no matter what party they're from. It's a unique and democratic process that puts our issues front and center -- issues like creating good jobs, making healthcare more affordable, quality schools and fair taxes. Candidates must complete detailed questionnaires about their positions and answer questions from our members at screening panels.

    WFP only supports the candidates who will fight -- really fight -- for hardworking families. When you vote on the Working Families Party line on your ballot, you know you're voting your values, for candidates who've earned the WFP seal of approval. On your New York State ballot, you can find the Working Families Party on the fourth line this year.

    Who are your candidates?

    We endorse candidates for offices from President to town council. For President, this year, we're supporting President Barack Obama for re-election. To find the candidates we're supporting for Congressionial and State office this year, click here. You can find all those candidates on the Working Families Party line right on your ballot. When you vote on the Working Families Party ballot line, your vote counts the same for the candidate, but also packs a powerful punch on the issues that matter.


    Can a minor party win?

    We're a party that's focused on issues, and we don't like to ask people to vote for candidates who can't win. What we do is different: in most races, we back the major party candidate who will do the best job of standing up to powerful interests and fighting for what's best for working-class and middle-class families on issues like jobs, healthcare, schools and taxes. (When we do run our own members for office, we don't take it lightly -- and we run to win. There are a handful of WFP members serving in office around the state, mostly at the local level, including New York City Councilor Leticia James.)

    Do votes on the Working Families Party ballot line count?

    Yes! When a candidate is listed on two ballot lines, the votes are counted seperately and added together to determine the total. If Gloria Goodjobs gets 1000 votes on the Democratic line, and 200 votes on the Working Families Party ballot line, and Larry Lobbyist gets 1100 votes on the Republican line, Gloria Goodjobs wins, 1200 - 1100, with the WFP vote as the margin of victory.

    Every vote cast on the Working Families Party ballot line counts for the candidate -- and also send a message to fight hard on the issues that matter most to you.

    What happens if someone tries to vote for the same candidate on two ballot lines? Does it count double?

    No! Your vote only counts on the first line you mark. If you want to send a message that you're a Working Families voter standing up for WFP values, just vote for your candidate once on the Working Families Party ballot line.

    I don't agree with a candidate on every issue. Why should I vote Working Families Party?

    We're the first ones to admit, no candidate is perfect. What we do is support the best candidate on the ballot to fight for us. But then we work just as hard between elections to hold those politicians accountable to live up to the promises and positions that earned our support in the first place. If a State Senator tries to block a minimum wage hike, or a Congressman says they're open to cutting Medicare, you can bet they'll hear from us. And the more of us who stand together voting on the Working Families Party ballot line, the stronger we are to work together to hold them accountable.

    But I'm a Democrat. (Or a Republican, or an independent, etc.) Can I still vote Working Families Party?

    Of course! It doesn't matter what party you are a part of. If you share our values, voting on the Working Families Party line is the way to show it in a way that politicians can't ignore.

    Does it work?

    It sure does. When we stand together for our values, we're stronger. This is how we've won the leverage to raise the minimum wage, create tens of thousands of green jobs in New York, prevented billions in tax cuts for the rich, and more. It's how we've stood up to privatization of Social Security and defended Medicare from the Tea Party. And our strategy is key to some of the big fights facing New Yorkers today, like preventing hydrofracking, ending the corrupting influence of big money on politics and guaranteeing paid sick days. Sounds good? Join us by voting on the Working Families Party line on the ballot -- and helping to spread the word.

    This is awesome. Does the Working Families Party exist in other states?

    Yup. We have sister parties in Connecticut, Oregon, Vermont and South Carolina. But only in New York will President Obama be on the ballot on the Working Families Party line.


    Convinced?
    Go back to the top and pledge to vote Working Families.
    More questions? Send us an email: reply@workingfamilies.org

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    Mayor Bloomberg:
    Thousands without power is not acceptable. Push NYCHA to restore power!

    Add your name:

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    Governor Corbett:
    Do not let corporations take our tax money! No more sweetheart deals.

    Add your name:

  • Sorry you won't be voting Working Families.

     Please take a moment to let us know why.

  • Why vote Working Families?


    What is the Working Families Party?

    The Working Families Party is a grassroots political party that stands up for working-class and middle-class families -- and wins. We're not like any other party you've heard of.

    When you vote on the Working Families Party ballot line, you're standing with hundreds of thousands of progressive voters, calling for an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected, and a democracy in which politicians areaccountable to voters, not big-money donors.

    That sounds nice, but how does it work?

    Working Families Party members and leaders evaluate the records of all the candidates running, no matter what party they're from. It's a unique and democratic process that puts our issues front and center -- issues like creating good jobs, making healthcare more affordable, and ensuring quality public schools and fair taxes.

    WFP only supports the candidates who will fight -- really fight -- for hardworking families. When you vote on the Working Families Party line on your ballot, you know you're voting your values, for candidates who've earned the WFP seal of approval. On your New York State ballot, you can find candidates like President Barack Obama and the Working Families Partylegislative slate on the fourth line this year.

    Does it work?

    It sure does. When we stand together, we're stronger. That's how we've raised the minimum wage, created tens of thousands of green jobs in New York, prevented billions in tax cuts for the rich, and more. It's how we've stood up to privatization of Social Security and defended Medicare from the Tea Party. And our strategy is key to some of the big fights facing New Yorkers today, like preventing hydrofracking, ending the corrupting influence of big money on politics and guaranteeing all workers have paid sick days.


    Sounds good? Join us by voting on the Working Families Party ballot line.

    More questions? Read the full FAQ or send us an email: reply@workingfamilies.org

  • Tell Chris Christie not to raise money for the radical right!
    Governor ChristieIndiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's outrageous statements on abortion are out of step with New Jersey values. Withdraw your endorsement, pledge to stop raising money for the radical right and come back to New Jersey to fix our jobs crisis.

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote on the Working Families Party ballot line!

    Add your name:

  • Tell the legislature to stand up for homeowners!
    New Jersey Legislature: Stand with New Jersey’s struggling homeowners and force Governor Christie to use federal foreclosure funds for immediate and direct relief to working families.  

    Add your name:

  • Stand Up for Silenced Koch Employees
    With just three weeks until election day, I pledge to stand up for for silenced Koch employees.  It doesn't make sense that they can spend millions influencing politics, while at the same time censoring employee political activity.


    Add your name:

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    MTA, Governor Cuomo & Mayor Bloomberg:
    Don't raise fares! Halt the hike!

    Add your name:

  • Joe Kyrillos: Why won't you raise the wage?
    State Senator Kyrillos: Make good on your recent remarks and join fellow your fellow legislators in supporting a raise to the minimum wage in New Jersey. 

    Add your name:

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    Abercrombie & Fitch:
    Scrambling for hours isn’t stylish, stop hurting your workers!

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Louise Slaughter on the Working Families ballot line.

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Bill Owens on the Working Families ballot line.

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Dan Maffei on the Working Families ballot line.

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Kathy Hochul on the Working Families ballot line.

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Julian Schreibman on the Working Families ballot line.

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Mark Murphy on the Working Families ballot line.

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Tim Bishop on the Working Families ballot line.

    Add your name:

  • With Earned Sick Days, Everybody Benefits! 
    Mayor Sam Adams and Portland City Council: Thank you for taking up this critical issue.  We know you will hear from many people and interests about earned sick days, but know that working Portlanders support this common sense policy.

    Use the form below to contact Mayor Adams and the Portland City Council, and tell them that earned sick days are important for Portland's working families and a healthier economy! (Due to an overwhelming repsonse, we've taken this action offline.  Thanks to everyone who sent a message to the Portland City Council!)

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    Governor Corbett and state legislature:
    Repeal the undemocratic Voter ID law before next year's primary elections!

    Add your name:

  • Chris Christie: End your tax hike on the working poor!
    Governor Christie: End your tax hike on low income workers by restoring the state's Earned Income Tax Credit. 

    Add your name:

  • Volunteer to Help Elect Chris Gorsek!
  • Save Oregon's Paper Mills, not China's!
    Congressman Walden: We urge you to join Senator Merkley and the rest of the Oregon Congressional delegation calling for an investigation of China's subsidized paper industry - an industry that is closing Oregon paper mills and shipping jobs overseas.


    Add your name:

  • Tell Chris Christie to give homeowners some relief!
    Governor ChristieWe the undersigned ask you to finally distribute New Jersey’s $300 million funds in federal foreclosure relief for their appointed purpose and help victims of the housing crisis get back on their feet.  

    Add your name:

  • Volunteer to Help Elect Shemia Fagan!
  • Tell the New Jersey Assembly to help overturn Citizens United!

     

  • Thank Chris Murphy for Protecting Social Security

    Linda McMahon has called for a 'sunset provision' on Social Security. She wants to put an expiration date on an essential safety-net, meaning the program would come to an end unless Congress continued to renewed it. 

    That's scary. It fundamentally breaks a promise we've made to taxpayers and seniors and puts Social Security at risk. That's why we're working to elect Congressman Chris Murphy to the US Congress. He will fight against attempts to cut Social Security.

    Sign our letter thanking Congressman Chris Murphy for standing strong and protecting Social Security.

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    Congressman Ryan: New Yorkers do not support your dangerous budget plan, and we won't vote for any Congressional candidate who supports it.

    Add your name:

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Sean Patrick Maloney on the Working Families ballot line.

    Add your name:

  • Tell the legislature to take a stand against Citizens United!
    Members of the State Government Committee: Unlimited corporate political spending is corrupting our democracy. We urge you to support AR86, a resolution in support of a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    Add your name:

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    NFL Commissioner Goodell: We stand in solidarity with the locked out NFL refs. End the lockout and don't cut their pensions.

    Add your name:

  • We need a Senator who is with all of Connecticut

    LindaBy now you've probably heard about Mitt Romney's secret video. The one where he tells rich donors he thinks 47% of Americans are "dependent upon government, who believe they are victims, who believe they are entitled to health care..." I guess he just doesn't care about the needs of seniors, the working poor, and half the country, who he thinks need to pay more taxes.

    Apparently Linda McMahon is just as callous. She may be trying to flip-flop now, but she launched her campaign for US Senate by telling reporters: "Fourty-seven percent of the people today don't pay any taxes. So lets have a fair tax code where everybody pays their taxes."

    Send a letter to Linda McMahon telling her what you think of her idea of 'tax fairness'.

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    Sign the pledge:
    Count on me to vote for Obama on the Working Families Party ballot line.

    Add your name:

  • Tell Chris Christie not to raise money for the radical right!
    Governor Christie: We are extremely disappointed in your decision to raise funds for Congressman Steve King in Iowa. King's views on immigrants, women, and LGBTQ families are out of step with the values of New Jersey's working families, and we urge you to reconsider your decision.

    Add your name:

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    New Jersey Legislators: Governor Christie’s policies of tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations have failed to provide the jobs we desperately need. Please reject the Governor's latest tax cut and fight to make the wealthy pay their fair share so that we can invest in a real New Jersey comeback.

    Add your name:

  • Joe Kyrillos: Where do you stand on the Ryan budget?
    State Senator Kyrillos: The people of New Jersey deserve an honest answer. If elected to the U.S. Senate, would you vote for the Paul Ryan budget?

    Add your name:

  • Chris Christie: Tell the truth in Tampa
    Please use your keynote address to stand up for your constituents in New Jersey: reject the Romney/Ryan plan and endorse a budget proposal that makes the wealthy pay their fair share.  

    Add your name:

  • 18 candidates refuse to take a stand
    In New York, 18 candidates for Congress haven't told the voters whether they would support Paul Ryan's plan to end Medicare as we know it.

    Voters deserve to know! Join thousands of New Yorkers in calling on every candidate for Congress say where they stand on Paul Ryan's dangerous Medicare plan.

    Add your name:

  • What would you put in Mitt Romney’s gift basket?

    Mitt Romney is out of touch with what regular Americans are going through. He needs a reminder that while he meets with high-end donors and attends lavish parties at the RNC, many Pennsylvania families are struggling. We need to bring Mitt back down to reality.  

    A group of Pennsylvanians will be doing just that when they visit the RNC in Tampa to represent the 99%. They’ll be bringing a Gift Basket from the 99%” to remind Mitt Romney that the Romney-Ryan vision for the economy is bad for working families. What items do you think best represent the concerns of the 99%—you know, those of us who don't have car elevators, dressage horses and five homes? 

    Here are a few of the items already in the gift basket from the 99%:  

    • Work boots worn to a job moving machinery from companies that have shipped jobs overseas.
    • Empty pill bottle from life-saving Diabetes medicine paid for by Medicare, not Ryan “coupon care.”
    • Tax return from a PA taxpayer who pays their fair share and is not ashamed to share their return.

    What would you add to the gift basket? Add your (real or suggested) item to the basket and help us give Mitt Romney the gift of reality. And please forward to your friends.  

    Thanks for taking action.

     

  • Chris Christie doesn't speak for NJ's 99%
    I'm part of New Jersey's 99%, and Governor Christie won't be speaking for me at the Republican Convention in Tampa.

    Add your name:

  • Tell the FCC: No Monopoly for Verizon!

    The FCC can still act to stop the Verizon/Big Cable monopoly deal. But they need to hear from you.

    Here's how to make a comment:

    1. Open the FCC's comment page in a new window.

    2. Leave your name and address. "Name of Filer" is your name. The "Proceeding Number" is 12-4.

    3. Make your comment. Feel free to use any or all of the sample text below, or write your own. Remember that FCC comments are public record, so please don't say anything you wouldn't want to be printed on the internet!

    4. Hit "Submit" at the bottom of the page. Then on the next page, click "Confirm."

    5. Let us know how it went! Use the form below to tell us what you said and whether you had any problems.

    Watch the video below make your comment. Tell the FCC to block the Verizon/Big Cable monopoly deal!

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    I pledge not to vote for any candidate who supports Paul Ryan's dangerous cuts to Medicare and Social Security.

    Sign the pledge:

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    We business owners believe that the time has come to pass
    the Paid Sick Time Act.

    Add your name:

  • Tell Governor Christie: "Ban fracking waste in New Jersey!"

    Last month the legislature stood up to big gas companies and passed a ban on the shipment of “fracking” waste into the state. Right now it’s sitting on Governor Christie's desk – but the clock is ticking and the state's drinking water and the health of its families are at risk.

    Tell Governor Christie to sign the fracking waste ban now!

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    Senators Lautenberg and Menendez:
    Tell the FCC and DOJ to stand up for consumers, not CEOs. They should block the Verizon-Big Cable Monopoly Deal.

    Add your name:

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    Governor Cuomo and Senators Schumer and Gillibrand:
    Tell the FCC and DOJ to stand up for consumers, not CEOs. They should block the Verizon-Big Cable Monopoly Deal.

    Add your name:

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    U.S. House: Join the Senate to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% and support working- and middle-class families.

    Add your name:

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    NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn: Allow the paid sick days bill to come to a vote on the floor on the City Council.

    Sign here:

  • Joe Lieberman: End the Bush Tax Cuts for the Rich

    The Bush tax cuts for the rich didn't work. The rich got richer and the middle class shrank.

  • Tell Congress to Give the 99% a Raise

    Raising the minimum wage is an important step toward an economy that works for everyone, not just the richest 1%. That's why both current elected officials and those who are pursuing elected office need to stand with us in raising the federal minimum wage.

    Putting more money into the pockets of ordinary Americans is a no-brainer. If we reduced income inequality, we'd boost our economy. Small businesses would grow and hire, and we'd put the 99% back to work.

    • The minimum wage can't support our families. The current federal minimum wage—at $7.25 an hour—amounts to only $15,080 a year. That's almost $9,000 below the federal poverty line for a family of four.
    • We get $7.25. They get 725%. The federal minimum wage hasn't kept up with inflation, but CEO pay has risen 725% over the last 30 years. 80% of all real income growth has gone to the richest 1% of Americans.
    • A fair change for a better life. If the federal minimum wage had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years, it would currently be at $10.55.

    People who work for a living should be able to live off of their wages. The federal minimum wage needs to be adequate enough for working people to live on—and indexed to inflation so it doesn't fall in value every year.

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    Governor Cuomo: If insurance companies think fracking is too dangerous to gamble with, New York should listen. Keep fracking out of our state.

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  • Tell your legislators that working families aren't a special interest.

    Governor Christie’s Republican allies have released a radio ad that casts funding for nursing homes and college scholarships as ‘special interest spending’ while leaving out the ‘millionaires’ in the legislature’s ‘millionaires tax.’

    Please sign the petition below to legislative leaders being targeted by the ads telling them to continue standing strong for working families and to keep up the fight to make the wealthy pay their fair share. 

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    Governor Cuomo: New Yorkers support your push for fair elections. Make public election financing a priority next session!

    Sign here:

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  • Tell your legislators to stand strong for a responsible budget.

    Chris Christie is convening a special session of the legislature to push through reckless tax cuts the state can't afford and to fight the millionaires tax.

     

    Can you tell your legislators to stand strong against reckless tax cuts and continue to fight to make millionaires pay their fair share?

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    Con Ed: It’s not right to risk New Yorkers’ health just to turn up the heat on workers. End the lockout and keep the city cool.

    Add your name:

  • Tell Chris Christie to sign the budget, not shut down the government.

    Four months ago Governor Christie proposed a reckless budget. It relied on one shot deals and raided funds from important investments like clean energy technology and foreclosure relief. What’s worse, he included another reckless tax cut for the for 1%, this time paid for with fraudulent revenue numbers. As the months went on it became even clearer that his “New Jersey comeback” was just slick marketing and that revenues were down because his right-wing policies had killed jobs and crippled the state’s economy.

    So the legislature did the responsible thing: they said no tax cut without a way to pay for it. Either the state can wait a few months to see if the revenue is actually there, or it can raise more revenue by making the wealthy finally pay their fair share.

    Tell Governor Christie that it’s not worth shutting down the state to pay for a reckless tax cut.

  • Support for the Sisters: Send a Message to the Nuns on the Bus

     

    You may have seen them on the national news and the Colbert Report, now they are coming to Pennsylvania. That’s right—the hottest tour of the summer: The Nuns on a Bus—is coming to a town near you! The tenacious Catholic Sisters are on a nine state tour to bring attention to the extreme budget cuts that are hurting the poor and middle class. 

    The Sisters will stop at the offices of members of Congress who voted for the controversial Ryan Budget for the 1%. These brave Sisters are working hard to kick the habit of politicians enriching the wealthiest Americans at the expense of struggling, impoverished families. 

    Life on the road is tough so please take a quick moment to send the Sisters a message of encouragment. Let them know that their work matters. Share your thanks, stories and love to these genuine Sisters of Mercy. 

     Thank you for living your morals and standing for justice for the poor and middle class. 

  • Support for the Sisters: Send a Message to the Nuns on the Bus

     

    You may have seen them on the national news and the Colbert Report, now they are coming to Pennsylvania. That’s right—the hottest tour of the summer: The Nuns on a Bus—is coming to a town near you! The tenacious Catholic Sisters are on a nine state tour to bring attention to the extreme budget cuts that are hurting the poor and middle class. 

    The Sisters will stop at the offices of members of Congress who voted for the controversial Ryan Budget for the 1%. These brave Sisters are working hard to kick the habit of politicians enriching the wealthiest Americans at the expense of struggling, impoverished families. Life on the road is tough so please take a quick moment to send the Sisters a message of encouragment. Let them know that their work matters. Share your thanks, stories and love to these genuine Sisters of Mercy. 

  • Outsourcing is Un-American, Bring Our Jobs Home. Sign the Petition Today

    The “Bring Jobs Home Act” is a commonsense bill that will curb tax giveaways to companies that send jobs overseas and provide tax incentives for businesses that bring jobs home. Congress will vote on this bill in the coming weeks. Sign the petition today to let our leaders in Congress know that it’s time to fix our economy and bring our jobs home.

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    Tell Governor Cuomo: Fracking is too dangerous to allow in New York. 

    Add your name:

    Help us get to 50,000 signatures.

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    Commissioner Kelly: Stop and frisk unfairly targets young men of color. End the program's pattern of racial profiling.

    Add your name:

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    Governor Cuomo: The frackers don't really <3 NY. Don't let them destroy our state.

    Add your name:

  • Tell your legislators to reject Christie's reckless tax cuts and make millionaires pay their fair share.

    Democrats in the legislature have finally come together around a plan that would reject Christie's reckless tax cut for the rich and are preparing to fight for a budget that asks millionaires to pay their fair share. This is a huge shift from just a month ago, when legislators were considering a terrible tax deal with Chris Christie.

    The next week is absolutely crucial, so we need to write your legislators and urge them to stand strong, reject any tax cuts that the state can't afford, and ask millionaires to finally pay their fair share!

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    Governor Cuomo: We members of the clergy urge you to do everything in your power to ensure that New York raises its minimum wage to at least $8.50 per hour this year, and indexes it to keep pace with inflation.

    Add your name:

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    Governor Cuomo: New York cannot afford to take risks with fracking. Ensure that the DEC's review is honest about the dangers of fracking.

    Add your name:

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    Jamie Dimon: Step down from the New York Fed board. Bankers who lose $3 billion shouldn't be in charge of regulating themselves.

    Add your name:

  • Sign the petition today: Close Corporate Tax Loopholes, Not More Schools!

    Harrisburg politicians are proposing painful cuts to education to finance more corporate tax loopholes.  This at a time when 70 percent of Pennsylvania corporations already pay zero corporate taxes.

    Tell Governor Corbett: Don’t cut education for our children to pay for tax loopholes for your cronies.

    It’s time to call on Governor Corbett to close corporate tax loopholes and make the natural gas industry, Comcast and other huge corporations pay their fair share of taxes.

  • Tell Governor Corbett: Don’t cut education for our children to pay for tax loopholes for your cronies.
    Gov. Corbett: Yesterday's explosion is further proof that fracking is too dangerous. We need a moratorium until it can be done safely.

    Sign here:

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    We, the undersigned business owners and executives, support raising New York’s inadequate minimum wage to benefit business, workers and our economy.

    Add your name:

  • Demand a milllionaire's tax in NJ!
    Members of the New Jersey Senate: We urge you to reject any state budget that does not make the wealthy to pay their fair share.

    Add your name:

  • What's your storm story?

    The Connecticut Legislature killed a disastrous bill this year that would have deregulated big telecommunications companies like AT&T. If it was passed, the bill would have ended important consumer protections and even denied basic landline services to rural residents.

    We all remember the storms last year that knocked power out for weeks on end. For some, a landline phone was the only way they could let their family know what was happening. If AT&T had gotten this bill passed last year, families all over Connecticut would have been left completely in the dark during last year's storms. 

    We know AT&T will try again to lobby for a similar bill next year. Share your experiences of last year's storms with us, and we'll make sure lawmakers read them if similar legislation comes up next session.

  • Did you call?

    Thanks for taking a moment to report back on your phone call to your State Senator—it really helps us monitor the progress of our campaign.

  • How did you use your paid sick day?

    This time last year, Connecticut passed the nation's first statewide paid sick days law. Now, people who have to take time off of work to get better or look after their child can do so without fear of losing their jobs. Have you used any of your paid sick days yet? Tell us how you used your paid sick day in the box below.

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    Mark Zuckerberg: Say no to corporate tax loopholes. Join us in calling on Congress to close the Facebook Loophole.

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  • Send Jeff Reardon A Congratulatory Note.

    Jeff Reardon defeated embattled incumbent Mike Schaufler in HD48 with 66% of the vote!  Let him know you're proud of him and proud of the Oregon WFP for supporting his candidacy.

  • Stop Chris Christie and Steve Sweeney's Backroom Tax Deal

    Reports are that Gov. Christie and Senate President Sweeney have struck a backroom deal on a tax plan for this year’s budget. We don’t know what’s in it, but we can be absolutely sure of one thing: if it passes, millionaires will once again get a free ride at a cost to essential services on which working families rely.

    Word is that some legislators in the Statehouse are pushing back but the window of opportunity is small.

    We need you to take action right now: Call your legislator and tell them to reject any budget deal that doesn’t ask millionaires to pay their fair share!

  • Stop Chris Christie and Steve Sweeney's Backroom Tax Deal

    Reports are that Gov. Christie and Senate President Sweeney have struck a backroom deal on a tax plan for this year’s budget. We don’t know what’s in it, but we can be absolutely sure of one thing: if it passes, millionaires will once again get a free ride at a cost to essential services on which working families rely.

    Word is that some legislators in the Statehouse are pushing back but the window of opportunity is small.

    We need you to take action right now: Call your legislator and tell them to reject any budget deal that doesn’t ask millionaires to pay their fair share!

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    New York City Council: We can't wait. Pass the paid sick days bill!

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  • Vote on the minimum wage increase!

    After being passed with 88 YES votes in the House, and after Governor Dannel Malloy has promised to sign it, Speaker Chris Donovan's proposed minimum wage increase could be dead when the session ends tomorrow, if a few conservative Democrats scared of the vote get their way.

    Your Senator needs to hear from you right now. Tell them to vote on this important bill before they leave Hartford.

  • Tell the Governor: Kids Come First!

    Gov. Malloy's proposed education "reform" is losing support in the Legislature. But the Governor wants to force legislators into a special session to vote on his idea of reform.

    Tell Governor Malloy: Stop holding us up: real education reform should put kids and communities first.

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    Governor Cuomo: Use your influence to support the Assembly bill to raise the minimum wage and tie it to inflation.

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    Senator Skelos: Too many hard working New Yorkers are struggling. It's time to raise the minimum wage.

    Sign here:

  • What would you do with an extra $80 a month?

    We could all use an extra 80 bucks, right? The minimum wage increase we fought so hard to get passed has until May 9th to get passed and signed by Governor Malloy, who supports it. The bill would provide an extra $80 a month for over 100,000 full-time minimum mage workers in Connecticut. Sign this petition, and leave a comment on how you would spend an extra $80 a month.

  • Senators: Give CT a Raise!

    The legislative session wraps up in less than a week.

    Email and call your senators right now and tell them to vote YES to raising the state's minimum wage

  • Tell Chris Christie to stop campaigning for Scott Walker and start standing with working families.
  • Legislators: can you survive on minimum wage?

    Some of these legislators just don't get it.

    Send them a letter and tell them if they aren't sure if it's the "right time" to raise the minimum wage, try and survive on it for a week.

  • Legislators: can you survive on minimum wage?

    Some of these legislators just don't get it.

    Send them a letter and tell them if they aren't sure if it's the "right time" to raise the minimum wage, try and survive on it for a week.

  • Will you write a letter to the editor?

    A letter to the editor of your hometown newspaper is one of the most effective ways of getting your voice heard by your community. And we need you, one of our most committed members, to tell your local paper exactly why education reform in Connecticut is an issue in which parents and communities should be most involved, not corporate bureaucrats. Sign up to be contacted by WF, and we'll follow up shortly to help you write and submit your letter.

  • Tell your legislators: Consumers come first!

    Tell your legislators-- Don't hang up on Connecticut. Hang up on corporate greed!

  • Don't hang up on CT!
    Eliminating state oversight of AT&T and other telecom providers will lead to unjustified rate hikes and unreliable phone service for Connecticut families.

    Add your name:

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    Albany: It's time to get big money out of politics, and enact public financing for elections. Pass Fair Elections now.

    Sign here:

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  • Volunteer to Help Elect Jeff Reardon!
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    Corporations and the very wealthy should pay their fair share. No more corporate tax dodgers!

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  • Tell your lawmakers: CT needs a raise

    $8.25 doesn't even come close to feeding and providing for a family in Connecticut, yet there are over 100,000 full-time workers who are trying to do just that. HB 5291 would raise the state's minimum wage to $9.25 over a two-year period an index it according to inflation, avoiding unnecessary political standoffs in the future and making life a little bit easier for those working minimum-wage jobs.

    Connecticut needs a raise. Our legislators have heard plenty about this bill from lobbyists for big business who pay their workers the bare minimum. Let's make sure hear from us.

  • Increase and index CT's minimum wage
    Tell the State House: Raise the Minimum Wage Now
  • Increase and index CT's minimum wage

    Asking CT state lawmakers to raise the state's minimum wage

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    Gov. Corbett: Yesterday's explosion is further proof that fracking is too dangerous. We need a moratorium until it can be done safely.

    Sign here:

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    Gov. Cuomo: Fracking's risks, from poisoned water and earthquakes to explosions, are too great. Keep fracking out of New York.

    Sign here:

  • Tell Governor Cuomo: NY needs a fracking ban!

    Across the state today, thousands of people will be calling Albany to tell Governor Cuomo that New York needs a ban on fracking.

    Add your voice by calling 866-584-6799 today. You'l hear a short message from New Yorkers against fracking and then be transfered to the Governor's office.

    After your call, use the form below to tell us how it went!

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    Sen. Golden: The MTA is important to New York City. Don't let your Republican colleagues slash its budget!

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    Senator Maziarz: Withdraw your Stand Your Ground bill. Shoot-first laws enable needless violence instead of preventing it.

    Sign here:

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    Governor Cuomo and MTA President/CEO Lhota:
    Please reinstate all B64 bus stops south of Harway Avenue/25th Avenue. Those stops are an essential service for our community.

    Sign here:

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    Batavia City Council: Corporations aren't people. I support the resolution condemning Citizens United and calling for clean elections in New York.

    Sign here:

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    $7.25 an hour is not enough. Tell Albany: Raise the minimum wage.

    Sign here:

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    The MTA is important to New York City. I stand for fair MTA funding that would prevent service cutbacks and fare increases!

    Sign here:

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    Rep. Turner: As the man who put Rush on TV, do you agree with his extreme rhetoric and anti-women views? New Yorkers deserve to know.

    Sign here:

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    MTA: Stop wasting our transit dollars! Leave your $4 billion new headquarters and restore service, pay workers fairly and avoid fare hikes.

    Sign here:

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    MTA: Don't make it harder to get around Brooklyn. Save the G train!

    Sign here:

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    Candidates: Corporations are not people, and money is not speech. Support a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    Sign here:

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    Candidates: Corporations are not people, and money is not speech. Support a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    Sign here:

  • Tell your NJ legislators to support a 99% Fairness Plan!
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    Good schools depend on involved communities and real democracy. Our legislators must not undermine local Democracy.

    Sign here:

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    Secretary Geithner: AIG and other bailed-out companies need to pay their taxes. Close the AIG loophole and ensure Wall Street pays its taxes.

    Sign here:

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    Secretary Geithner: AIG and other bailed-out companies need to pay their taxes. Close the AIG loophole and ensure Wall Street pays its taxes.

    Sign here:

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    Congress: Unlimited spending is corrupting our democracy. It is time for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    Sign here:

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    The allegations against Michael Grimm are too serious to ignore. The Office of Congressional Ethics and the Justice Department must investigate.

    Sign here:

  • Say "No!" to Governor One Percent's tax plan

    Chris Christie's proposed budget includes a tax cut that gives 40% of its benefit to the top 1% and asks NJ's 99% to foot the bill.  The Governor is selling his plan as a 10% across the board income tax cut, but the average working family will see about $2 a week while the wealthy will get enough to pay for exotic vacations.

    We've had two years of tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations under Chris Christie paid for by New Jersey's 99%. New Jersey needs a real plan that asks the 1% to pay their fair share so that the state can invest in  good schools, safe streets, buses, trains, roads and bridges. Those are the sorts of investments that will create the sort of prosperity and job growth that 100% of New Jerseyans can share in.

    Write your legislator and tell them that any budget must make the wealthy pay their fair share!

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    Local leaders: Corporations aren't people. We can't let them control our elections. It's time to take a stand against corporate personhood.

    Once the petition meets a critical mass in any city or town, we’ll send the signatures along to the municipal leaders.

    Sign here:

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    Troy City Council: Corporations aren't people. I support your resolution condemning Citizens United and calling for clean elections in New York.

    Sign here:

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    I support Rep. Hinchey's FRAC Act to protect our water from dangerous fracking.

    Sign on as a citizen co-sponsor here:

  • Governor Walker's newest bad idea
    Obama administration: Don't let Gov. Walker take millions of dollars from the foreclosure fraud settlement away from struggling homeowners in order to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. Make sure the money goes to those who need it.

    Add your name:

  • Governor Walker's newest bad idea
    Tell Governor Walker: It is wrong to take millions of dollars from the foreclosure fraud settlement away from struggling homeowners in order to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. Make sure the money goes to those who need it.

    Add your name:

  • Governor Walker's newest bad idea.
    Tell Governor Walker: It is wrong to take millions of dollars from the foreclosure fraud settlement away from struggling homeowners in order to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy. Make sure the money goes to those who need it.

    Add your name:

  • Support Marriage Equality in New Jersey!
  • Our Trash = Oregon Jobs!
    House Business and Labor Committee: Recycling should create and maintain jobs in Oregon!

    Add your name:

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    Congressman Harris: The First Amendment applies, even in your committee room. Don't censor the truth about fracking. Please apologize to filmmaker Josh Fox and respect the freedom of the press.


    Next week, Josh Fox will personally deliver this petition to Rep. Andy Harris.

    Sign here:

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    Tell Your Legislators: Raise the Minimum Wage
  • Treasurer Wheeler, Don't Close the Door on a State Bank!

    During the last legislative session, Treasurer Wheeler was in full support of what he dubbed a "virtual" State Bank, and what thousands of Oregonians like you supported with your letters, phone calls, and trips to Salem.

    However, last week Treasurer Wheeler made a statement that sounds like he's changing his tune, saying that his proposed Oregon Investment Act (OIA) "is not a back-door proposal to create a state bank, as some progressives have called for."

    To be clear, there ARE some things to like about the Oregon Investment Act.  It has language aimed at helping get loans to Oregon small businesses. However, the bill also places a strong focus on incentivizing so-called "venture capital" expansion, going so far as to create tax advantages for venture capital firms should they bring their money to Oregon.

    Right now, 66% of all bank deposits in the state are held by just five out-of-state banks.  We need to be taking steps aimed at breaking our dependence on Wall Street, not further entrenching Oregon's reliance on out-of-state financial institutions.  The OIA doesn't address this fundamental problem.

    We came close to passing the "virtual" State Bank bill last legislative session and we can't let up now.  The Oregon Investment Act provides an opportunity for the Treasurer to renew his support for state investment practices that focus on helping Oregon's small businesses and family farms - but that's certainly not what is emphasizes now.

    It's time to bring our money home and put it back to work for Oregon - not Wall Street.

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    Thank you, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
    We stand with you in support of your investigation into Wall Street fraud and abuse.

    Sign here:

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    Congress: Wealthy fund managers like Mitt Romney shouldn't be rewarded with low tax rates for simply moving money around. Pass the Buffett Rule and make sure that the super rich don't pay lower tax rates than working families.

    Sign here:

  • (No Title)
    Congress: Wealthy fund managers like Mitt Romney shouldn't be rewarded with low tax rates for simply moving money around. Pass the Buffett Rule and make sure that the super rich don't pay lower tax rates than working families.

    Sign here:

  • SEC: Get corporations out of elections!
    We, the undersigned, support the petition before the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (File No. 4-637) requiring public companies to disclose to shareholders the use of corporate resources for political activities. We urge the SEC to immediately take action on this matter.

    Sign here:

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    Albany: It's time to get big money out of politics, and enact public financing for elections. Pass clean elections now.

    Sign here:

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    President Obama: Don't back a settlement that will let them off the hook. Open an investigation into Wall Street banks.

    Sign here:

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    Albany: Could you live on $300 per week? $7.25 an hour is not enough. It's time to raise New York's minimum wage.

    Sign here:

  • Submit your comments to the DEC!

    The Department of Environmental Conservation has set up a complicated process to comment on their Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement and the new High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing regulations. Please follow these steps to submit comments as painlessly as possible.

    1. Open the DEC's website in a new window: http://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/76838.html Click the "Submit Comment" button near the bottom of the page.

    2. Click "Continue" on the next page. Then select "Submit comments on the 2011 RDSGEIS."

    3. Register by filling out your first and last name and completing the Capcha test. All other information is optional.

    4. In the category menu, select "General Comments on the 2011 Revisions." Insert your comments in the "Comment" box. Feel free to copy and paste the talking points below. If you have time, please add your own thoughts or edit the text to ensure that the comments are not all identical.

    5. Click the "Submit Comment" button. On the next page, click "I'm Done."

    6. Use the form below to tell us how it went!

  • Tell your legislators that New Jersey needs a raise!
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    Albany: Fracking is dangerous. The risks, from poisoned water to earthquakes, are just too great. Keep fracking out of New York.

    Sign here:

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    New York City Council: Corporations aren't people. We can't let them control our elections. It's time to take a stand against corporate personhood.

    Sign here:

  • Say No to Medicare Privatization!
    Senator Ron Wyden: Oregonians don't believe in undermining Medicare by giving into the unfettered market ideology of the Tea Party!

    Add your name:

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    Prevent fracking in New York!

    If the Department of Environmental Conservation does not withdraw its flawed draft environmental impact statement soon, oil and gas companies could start fracking in New York by January.

    Sign the letter:

  • Don't Let Verizon Hang Up on New Jersey

    New Jersey’s Legislature is considering one of the most sweeping telecommunications and cable TV deregulation legislation anywhere in the country. The bill would eliminate important consumer protections that protect against billing errors, maintain service quality and ensure everyone that needs a no-frills phone can have one.

    Send your legislator an email asking them to protect senior citizens and working families by opposing this legislation.

  • Urge the New Jersey Democratic Leadership to fight for the 99%!

    On Tuesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo – someone Chris Christie once touted as his ‘separated at birth twin’– joined the growing number of elected officials willing to raise taxes on the wealthy to protect services for working families.

    There’s an opportunity here to turn the tide in New Jersey, but our leaders need to seize the moment. Sign this petition to the Democratic leadership -- Senate President Sweeney, Senate Majority Leader Weinberg, Speaker Oliver, Assembly Majority Leader Greenwald, and Democratic State Chair Wisniewski -- and tell them to stand strong for the 99%.

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    Local leaders: Corporations aren't people. We can't let them control our elections. It's time to take a stand against corporate personhood.

    Once the petition meets a critical mass in any city or town, we’ll send the signatures along to the municipal leaders.

    Sign here:

  • Ask Congresswoman Maloney to rein in Wall Street
    Rep. Maloney: Please continue to stand for working people and Main Street. Don't weaken Wall Street transparency regulations.

  • Tell President Obama to say 'No!' to hydrofracking in the Delaware River basin!
  • Stand with the 99%
    You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.

    We deserve an economy and a democracy that reflect the needs and hopes of the 99%.

  • Invest in Oregon's Family Farms!
    Members of the House Agricultural Committee and Treasurer Wheeler: There is growing momentum for bringing our money home and investing in Oregon, not Wall street.  Now we need to make sure that our family farmers get the support they need to grow and thrive.  Local agriculture is a key economic driver in Oregon, and we need to ensure that our family farmers have access to affordable and sustainable capital.

    Add your name to this petition telling the House Agricultural Committee and Treasurer Wheeler to invest in Oregon's Family Farms!
  • Stand with the 99%
    You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.

    We deserve an economy and a democracy that reflect the needs and hopes of the 99%.

  • Stand with the 99%
    You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.

    We deserve an economy and a democracy that reflect the needs and hopes of the 99%.

  • Bad pizza, worse policy
    Tell Albany: New York doesn’t need Herman Cain’s views on politics any more than we need his pizza recipe. No millionaires tax cut. No hydrofracking.

  • Postive Action, Not Eviction!
    Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Michael Reese: The 99% urges you to take a more constructive approach toward the Occupy Portland encampment than the inevitably conflictual eviction effort you have threatened.

    There are many steps the City Council could take, concrete steps, not just rhetoric, that would show good faith.

    Use the form below to contact Mayor Adams, and tell him that you stand with Occupy Portland and that you demand positive action not eviction!

  • Rally at Foley Square to demand accountability!

    Join us!

    Foley Square, New York City
    November 17, 5pm
    (Google Map)

    Show your support by signing up or signing on:

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  • Thank You Congressman Defazio for Standing Up for Working Families!

    Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Working Families) has introduced a bill that establishes a tiny tax targeted at discouraging Wall Street’s most reckless gambles.  In turn, the resulting law will use the revenue to fund investments in job creation and retention in cities, towns, suburbs and rural communities across America.

    It's bold stances like this that have earned Congressman Defazio the Working Families nomination in the past.  

    Use the form below to thank Congressman Defazio for standing up for working families and the 99% by saying enough is enough - Wall Street must pay!

  • Support the Financial Transaction Tax
    Members of Congress: Taxing financial transactions will prevent Wall Street's riskiest gambles and fund investment in job creation and retention. Oregon needs to lead on this commonsense legislation.

    Add your name:

  • Rebuild Main Street. Bring Your Money Home.
    November 5th is Bank Transfer Day - I pledge to bring my money home and put it back to work for Oregon! Investing locally will have a major impact on rebuilding Main Street and Rural Oregon.

    Add your name:

  • Support the Financial Transaction Tax
    Members of Congress: Taxing financial transactions will prevent Wall Street's riskiest gambles and fund investment in job creation and retention. New Jersey needs to lead on this commonsense legislation.

    Add your name:

  • Make Wall Street Pay, Restore Main Street

    Three years after Wall Street speculators and the big banks got bailed out for bringing the economy to its knees, they still haven’t paid to help clean up the mess they made for the 99%. But that could change. Oregon Congressman Pete DeFazio (D-WF) and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) just introduced a bill to establish a tiny tax discouraging Wall Street’s most reckless gambles. And it uses the revenue to fund investment in job creation and retention.

    Tell your Members of Congress to cosponsor the bill!

  • Make Wall Street pay, restore Main Street
    Members of Congress: Taxing financial transactions will prevent Wall Street's riskiest gambles and fund investment in job creation and retention. Please join Senator Harkin and Representative DeFazio in cosponsoring this commonsense legislation.

    Add your name:

  • Rebuild Main Street. Bring Your Money Home.
    November 5th is Bank Transfer Day - I pledge to bring my money home and put it back to work for Oregon! Investing locally will have a major impact on rebuilding Main Street and Rural Oregon.

    Add your name:

  • Tell Bank of America that We are the 99%!

    Recently, Bank of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan said that he was 'incensed' by criticism of his company for not paying its fair share of taxes and gouging customers with debit card fees. Take a minute to tell Mr. Moynihan that if anyone should be incensed it's the 99%.

  • Thank David Soares
    District Attorney Soares: Thank you for respecting Occupy Albany's First Amendment rights and allowing them to keep their focus on the proper question:  what are we going to do to create a society that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

    Add your name:

  • Share your story

    Corporate executives like GE's Jeff Immelt must not understand what it’s like to live in these economic times without a huge corporate income. While their paychecks have been getting bigger, ours have been getting smaller – if we’re lucky enough to still be getting one. They collect multi-million dollar bonuses while millions of us only collect unemployment. We need to make sure they understand what their corporate greed has done to our economy.

    Tell your story to explain to Jeff Immelt and other executives who just don’t get it – or don’t care – how their boardroom decisions affect the other 99%.


     
    Jeff Immelt is just waiting to hear from you.

  • We can't afford it.
    Tell Albany: Our state needs good, middle-class jobs, not a $5 billion tax cut for the wealthiest residents. Rescind the millionaires' tax cut and use the funds to put New Yorkers back to work.

    Add your name:

  • Share your story

    Corporate executives like GE's Jeff Immelt must not understand what it’s like to live in these economic times without a huge corporate income. While their paychecks have been getting bigger, ours have been getting smaller – if we’re lucky enough to still be getting one. They collect multi-million dollar bonuses while millions of us only collect unemployment. We need to make sure they understand what their corporate greed has done to our economy.

    Tell your story to explain to Jeff Immelt and other executives who just don’t get it – or don’t care – how their boardroom decisions affect the other 99%.


     
    Jeff Immelt is just waiting to hear from you.

  • Tell AG Kroger: No Immunity for the Big Banks!
    Attorney General Kroger Needs to Hear From You Today: Tell him to hold the banks accountable, and bring relief to Oregonians that is equal to the pain Oregon experienced when the economy collasped!

    Call AG Kroger's office today at (503)378-4400

    After your call, use the form below to tell us how it went!

  • Occupy the Boardroom!
  • Stop Bloomberg from Evicting Occupy Wall Street

    Just two days after saying that he would allow Occupy Wall Street to stay indefinitely, Mayor Bloomberg is changing his mind. He has announced that he'll begin evicting people from the park early tomorrow morning, allowing them to return only after they agree to new set of rule -- including a bans on sleeping bags, lying down and storage of personal property -- that would effectively end the occupation.

    Join us bright and early to oppose the eviction of the protesters at Occupy Wall Street at 6AM.

    Meet us at Zuccotti Park (google maps)
    FRIDAY Oct 14th. at 6AM

    If you can join us, sign up here. If you can't, sign on in solidarity.

  • Stand with Occupy Wall Street
    Mayor Bloomberg: Respect Occupy Wall Street's right to peaceful assembly. Allow them to demonstrate without intimidation or removal and to take necessary action to defend against winter weather.

    Add your name:

  • Tell Congress: No New NAFTAS!

    President Obama has backtracked on his campaign pledges in 2008 and sent Congress three NAFTA-style trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. Each agreement was negotiated by President Bush and threaten to send as many as 200,000 jobs overseas while endangering key environmental, consumer and public safety protections.

    Take just a moment to send a message to your representatives telling them to vote 'No!' when these agreements come up for a vote.

  • Tell AG Kroger to Stand Up for Oregon!
    Tell Attorney General Kroger: Hold the banks accountable, and bring relief to Oregonians that is equal to the pain Oregon experienced when the economy collasped!

    Add your name:

  • Stand with Occupy Wall Street!
    I stand with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street! Young people and the middle class should not have to pay for the financial industry's greed.

    Add your name:

  • Stand with Occupy Wall Street!
    I stand with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street! Young people and the middle class should not have to pay for the financial industry's greed.

    Add your name:

  • Stand with Occupy Wall Street!
    I stand with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street! Young people and the middle class should not have to pay for the financial industry's greed.

    Add your name:

  • Tell the supercommittee to consider jobs!
    Tell Senator Wyden: Deficit reduction should not come at the expense of jobs. Urge the supercommittee to support the Merkley plan!

    Add your name:

  • Tell the supercommittee to consider jobs!
    Tell Senator Lieberman: Deficit reduction should not come at the expense of jobs. Urge the supercommittee to support the Merkley plan!

    Add your name:

  • Tell the supercommittee to consider jobs!
    Tell Senators Schumer and Gillibrand: Deficit reduction should not come at the expense of jobs. Urge the supercommittee to support the Merkley plan!

    Add your name:

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars -- called the "Buffett Rule" in honor of investor Warren Buffett -- that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. Vermont's congressional delegation has already come out in support of the proposal. Use the form below to thank Senators Partick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Representative Peter Welch.

  • Share your story: What's keeping the American Dream out of reach?

    Growing up, you learn that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything. It's the American Dream: a good job, a place of your own, and a sense of stability and security -- that we are all supposed to be able to reach, if we just work hard and play by the rules.

    In two weeks, the Rural Organizing Project, Columbia County Citizens for Human Dignity, and Working Families, along with MoveOn.org and Rebuild the Dream, are hosting a non-partisan candidates forum for the candidates running to represent Oregon’s 1st Congressional District in Congress. Those candidates need hear that the American Dream is slipping further and further out of reach.

    There's where you come in. This race is about more than just Oregon’s 1st District, it’s about Oregon, so that’s why we need you to share your story of how this tough economy is impacting you and your family. 

    How is this economy impacting you and your family? Share your story.

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, this week President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars -- called the "Buffett Rule" in honor of investor Warren Buffett -- that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president's plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, yesterday President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars -- called the "Buffett Rule" in honor of investor Warren Buffett -- that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president's plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, yesterday President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars -- called the "Buffett Rule" in honor of investor Warren Buffett -- that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president's plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Support the Buffet Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, today President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars -- called the "Buffett Rule" in honor of investor Warren Buffett -- that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president's plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, yesterday President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars -- called the "Buffett Rule" in honor of investor Warren Buffett -- that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president's plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!