Posts By Ben O'Keefe

THIS WEEKEND: Hundreds of Run Warren Run House Parties Taking Place Across the Country
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It’s not your usual Super Bowl party. This Saturday and Sunday–in more than 200 homes around the country–Run Warren Run supporters will host house parties, with thousands of Americans signed up to attend. These parties will focus on building connections among neighbors who want to see Sen. Elizabeth Warren run for president in 2016, sharing stories about getting involved in this campaign, and […]

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MUST SEE: A look back at the work we did together in 2014!
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Looking back at this year it is certainly clear that we were faced with plenty of darkness, but at the same time, there’ve been so many reasons for hope! Through it all, MoveOn members never stopped fighting. Take a minute to look at just some of the work we’ve accomplished together this year. Thank you for all you do, and here’s to 2015.

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VICTORY: University of Wisconsin-Madison Takes Steps to Protect Workers in Bangladesh
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For months, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison voiced their outrage over their university’s use of foreign manufacturers in Bangladesh—many with ties to worker safety issues—only to be ignored. When the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced that she was days away from a decision on what to do in the matter, United Students Against Sweatshops decided to step up the pressure and create a MoveOn petition demanding that she take real steps to protect garment workers in Bangladesh.

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VICTORY: "Intelligent Design" Kept Out of Missouri Classrooms
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In early 2014, Missouri state Rep. Rick Brattin proposed a law that would require all teachers in science classrooms—including the college level—to give equal class time to intelligent design and creationism as they would to the scientifically recognized theory of evolution. Outraged MoveOn member Michelle Burdick started a MoveOn Petition demanding that the state Legislature keep creationism out of the classroom.

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VICTORY: JPMorgan Chase Settlement Money Saved From Wall Street
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In 2013, JPMorgan Chase agreed to a $13 billion settlement as restitution for their role in creating the Great Recession—and $613 million of the settlement was allocated for New York state to relieve distressed homeowners. When Governor Cuomo announced his intentions to use that money to pay for a major corporate tax cut instead, the Campaign For A Fair Settlement and the Home Defenders League started MoveOn Petitions to demand that he give the money to New Yorkers, not Wall Street.

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VICTORY: Shell Oil's Plans for Unsafe Arctic Drilling Halted
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In November of 2013, Shell Oil announced plans to drill in the waters of America’s Arctic Ocean, a plan that threatened the wildlife, human communities, and environmental stability of the region. That’s why the organization Earthjustice started a MoveOn Petition asking the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to keep the Arctic free of unsafe oil drilling.

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VICTORY: Colorado Signs Landmark Gun Bill
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After the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut, activists across the country have been working on increasing gun protections. Two bills were introduced in the Colorado Legislature that prohibited large-capacity ammunition magazines and required background checks for gun transfers. MoveOn member Bruce Hoppe started a MoveOn Petition urging the legislature to pass the bill.

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