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VICTORY: Justice for Snarf's Sub Shop Workers
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Twenty employees at Snarf’s in Chicago, including workers who had been at the sandwich shop for years, received an email three days before Christmas informing them they were being terminated without any notice. The CEO promised the workers an additional week of wages as compensation for the unjust firing, but broke his promise. That’s why Kevin Brown, who had worked at Snarf’s for two and a half years, started a MoveOn Petition to CEO Jim Seidel.

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The Super Bowl Ad You Didn't See

The National Congress of American Indians released this powerful ad for their Change the Mascot campaign just in time for the Super Bowl. Sign the petition if you support a name change for the Washington Redskins.

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VICTORY: President Obama Jump-starts Fair Wage Fight
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Across the country, MoveOn members are fighting hard for livable salaries for low-wage workers. The leading employer of low-wage workers? The federal government itself. That’s why Heather McGhee of the organization Demos started a MoveOn Petition to President Obama, asking him to use his State of the Union address to announce a “Good Jobs” executive order that would raise the wages of federal contract workers.

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VICTORY: MSU Grad Students Settle Wage Dispute
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Graduate students who worked as teaching assistants over the summer of 2013 at Michigan State University were unfairly docked pay when the school changed its policy on compensation for summer work. In total, 345 teaching assistants at MSU lost out on $115,000 that the university had previously agreed to pay. That’s why the Graduate Employees Union started a MoveOn Petition to the university, demanding fair compensation.

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VICTORY: Ricardo Ramos' Deportation Stopped
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Cleveland resident Ricardo Ramos, the father of three U.S. citizen children and an Ohioan of 16 years, was set to be deported after being caught driving without a license. Ramos is the sole breadwinner in his family, working two jobs to provide for his children, and deportation would tear the family apart. That’s why Matt Hildreth of the organization America’s Voice started a MoveOn Petition asking Immigration and Customs Enforcement to grant prosecutorial discretion and let Ramos stay with his family.

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Everything you need to know about McCutcheon in 90 seconds

McCutcheon vs. FEC is the latest campaign finance case to find itself before the Roberts’ Supreme Court and could be 2014′s Citizens United. You can read more about the case here at SCOTUSblog, but this 90-second video from The Fix has the background you need: RSVP here for MoveOn’s Grassroots Democracy Virtual Teach-In co-hosted by […]

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VICTORY: Voting Rights in Massachusetts
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S. 1975, a new election modernization bill in Massachusetts, would allow early voting, online voter registration, and preregistration, as well as other updates to make voting more fair. These reforms are vital for making elections accessible to as many Bay Staters as possible. That’s why Sara Brady of the organization MassVOTE started several MoveOn Petitions to the legislature, encouraging them to pass the bill.

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