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#TakeDownTheFlag Petitions Multiply; Hundreds of Thousands Call on States, Corporations to Remove Racist Symbol
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More than 600,000 people have signed more than 50 petitions on MoveOn.org calling for states to stop flying the Confederate flag on government property, discontinue Confederate license plates, and stop selling Confederate merchandise. In the week since the racially motivated terrorist attack in Charleston, more than 600,000 people have signed petitions on MoveOn.org calling on […]

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MoveOn statement on Gov. Haley's remarks on Confederate flag
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Statement of MoveOn.org Executive Director Anna Galland in response to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s remarks on the Confederate flag: “Gov. Haley did the right thing today by adding her voice to many who are calling for one of the nation’s most potent symbols of white supremacy to be taken down from South Carolina’s state […]

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500,000 Sign Petition to Take Down Confederate Flag
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MoveOn.org Petition continues to grow rapidly on the heels of large rallies in South Carolina over the weekend; petition calls on South Carolina officials to “remove the Confederate flag from all government places” and denounces the flag as a symbol of racism, hatred, and division. ** View the petition here: www.moveon.org/confederateflag ** CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA […]

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The Big Picture: The Medicare Solution
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, The best shot we’ve got at saving our broken health care system is to expand Medicare for all Americans. But first, we have to make something very clear: Medicare critics are wrong. They say that Medicare is a problem. In fact,Medicare is more efficient than private health insurance. It’s the solution.   […]

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MoveOn responds to House TPA vote

Justin Krebs, campaign director for MoveOn.org Civic Action, responded today to the House’s passage of Trade Promotion Authority (or Fast Track) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secret trade deal that puts corporate interests over the interests of American workers: “Speaker Boehner’s do-over vote was proof of what this whole deal is really about. This isn’t […]

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MoveOn.org Reacts to the Tragic Church Shooting in South Carolina
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The brutal murder of nine members of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, is abhorrent and cause for national mourning. We extend our heartfelt condolences to all those grieving today in Charleston and across the nation. As part of a sickening legacy of racist violence perpetrated against the Black community, yesterday’s shooting is also […]

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The Big Picture: End Mass Incarceration
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, There is nothing just about our criminal justice system. It’s racist and destructive. It’s not making us safer. And it’s a disaster for our economy. Please watch End Mass Incarceration now to see what we can and must do. End Mass Incarceration is the latest in the “Big Picture” series I’m […]

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MoveOn responds to Fast Track defeat
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Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, responded to the House’s rejection of a trade package today that would have granted President Obama Fast Track authority for the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership: “Millions of Americans spoke out passionately—and though the fight isn’t over, we’ve just seen a real setback for ‘Fast Track’ authority on the […]

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