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

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Ask President Obama to Fight for Disclosure
Urge the president to sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending

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

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

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Protect Communities from Exploding Oil Trains
Ask your senators to sponsor legislation that would improve the safety of railcars carrying crude oil, levy penalties on companies that operate recklessly and require notification of train schedules to communities near oil train routes.

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

Oppose Republican Attacks on the Clean Power Plan
The so-called Ratepayer Protection Act is the latest Republican bill to take aim at the EPA and its plan to reduce carbon pollution. Add your name to protect consumers and support climate action.

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

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

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Don’t Let Corporate America Weaken Energy Star
Manufacturers would like the benefit of the Energy Star label but don’t want to be held accountable if they fail to comply with its standards. Tell your representative to stand up for strong Energy Star standards.

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Ask Your Member of Congress to Support Buy American
U.S. negotiators working on the TPP and the TAFTA are meeting behind closed doors to trade away American jobs and tax dollars. Ask your representative to sign the letter supporting Buy American.

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Slap Away the Corporate Pickpockets
Outdated rules allow many financial advisors to put their own self-interest before the best interests of their customers. Add your name to Public Citizen’s petition in support of the Department of Labor efforts to protect consumers.

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Urge FERC to Protect Consumers, Engage Public
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is a powerful federal agency, with sweeping authority over power markets and energy infrastructure projects. Urge FERC to secure a consumer advocate.

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

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Tell President Obama: Reject the Keystone Pipeline
The White House decision on whether the pipeline is in our national interest is imminent. We must urge the President to finally declare that dirty tar sands pipeline is not in our national interest.

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

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

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

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

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

Democracy Is For People

Combat the Outsized Influence of Corporations and Billionaires
Email your congresspeople and tell them to embrace solutions to the unprecedented corporate corruption of our political system.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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