Posts By Ben O'Keefe

VICTORY: Citibank Forgives Student Loans for Grieving Families
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When Keith and Michelle Norris’ daughter Brittani was killed in a tragic car accident three days before her twenty-third birthday—just a week before her college graduation—she had student loans she still had to pay off. While her parents grieved, Citibank continued to demand payment. After more than three years of pleading with Citibank, they started a MoveOn Petition.

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VICTORY: Industry Executive Blocked From Utah Nuclear Regulatory Board
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When Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Senate appointed EnergySolutions executive David Shrum to the Radiation Control Board, an advisory panel that helps set policy for the state’s radioactive materials regulation program, it jeopardized the board’s effectiveness and created a conflict of interest. But Ty Markham started a MoveOn Petition urging opposing Shrum’s appointment to the board.

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VICTORY: VOTER IDS FOR UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN STUDENTS
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After Governor Scott Walker passed legislation to make it harder to vote for college students, poor people, seniors, and African Americans, Madison residents Gene and Sandy Lundergan started a MoveOn petition urging the university chancellor to issue ID cards to students that would comply with the new law and help students vote. Teaming up with campus groups […]

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VICTORY: Attorney General Holder Blocks TX and SC Voter Suppression Laws
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In state after state, Republicans have passed laws to make voting more difficult for poor people, African-Americans, Latinos, and other groups who tend to vote Democratic. Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, launched a MoveOn Petition as part of a major nationwide campaign calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to halt implementation of these laws in states with a history of racist voter suppression.

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VICTORY: Collective Bargaining Rights Protected in South Dakota
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South Dakota Republicans tried to strip firefighters, teachers, police officers, and other public workers of their collective bargaining rights, following the lead of right-wing governors in other states, like Scott Walker. But Mark Anderson of the South Dakota State Federation of Labor started a MoveOn Petition urging state legislators to vote no on the bill.

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VICTORY: St. Mark's Bookstore Saved
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St. Mark’s Bookstore, a legendary progressive bookstore and community institution in Lower Manhattan, was at risk of going out of business when their lease was up and they couldn’t afford their rent, which was set before the downturn. Their allies in the community started a MoveOn Petition that went viral, attracting the attention of local media and the New York Times.

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Let's 86 student debt in Oregon!

Oregon students are drowning in debt, and need our help. Can you join me and pledge to vote YES on Measure 86, which would create a permanent student assistance fund to help more Oregonians attend …