Posts By Ben O'Keefe

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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VICTORY: Solar Power for Washington, D.C.
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Solar power has tremendous potential to create jobs, grow local businesses, and protect the environment in Washington, D.C., where air pollution ranks among the worst in the country. Anya Schoolman and her organization Mt. Pleasant Solar Cooperative started a MoveOn Petition supporting legislation to require PEPCO, the city’s main utility company, to use homegrown renewable power and help put more solar on the rooftops of our nation’s capital.

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VICTORY: No Tilted Kilt in Evanston
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When owners of the rabidly sexist restaurant chain Tilted Kilt tried to open a new franchise in Evanston, Illinois, Kathleen Flaherty and Cynthia Farenga said “no way.” They started a MoveOn Petition to Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, asking her to deny the restaurant owner’s application for a liquor license.

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