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Louisiana Threatens Legal Action to Suppress Billboard Criticizing Gov. Jindal on Medicaid Expansion
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BATON ROUGE — MoveOn.org’s lawyers received a cease-and-desist letter from state of Louisiana officials today, one day after the state’s Republican lieutenant governor told the Baton Rouge Advocate that the state would pursue legal action to try to take down a billboard criticizing Governor Bobby Jindal. According to Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, the state is […]

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In Wake of Exxon CEO’s Lawsuit Against Local Fracking Infrastructure, MoveOn.org Offers Tillerson “FrackingFighter” Award to Help Stop Fracking in His Community
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In reaction to news out earlier this week that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson was filing a lawsuit to stop the construction of a water tower in his community used for storing water for fracking, MoveOn.org has decided to offer the CEO its #FrackingFighter grant, which provides training, materials, and up to $500 in reimbursements in expenses for materials used to run an anti-fracking campaign in a local community.

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VICTORY: Arizona Gov. Brewer Vetoes Discrimination Bill
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Last week, Arizona’s House and Senate passed S.B. 1062, a bill that would allow businesses to deny services as long as they invoked religious beliefs. The bill would mean a free pass for discrimination against marginalized groups like the LGBT community. That’s why the organization GetEQUAL started a MoveOn Petition, demanding that Republican Gov. Jan Brewer veto the anti-business, anti-equality, anti-LGBT bill.

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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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