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Chip in to stand with Walmart workers this Black Friday

Today is Black Friday, the largest shopping day of the year—and Walmart workers have launched a massive strike to demand better wages and reasonable pay. This. Is. Huge. For years, Walmart has paid wages so low that employees are forced to survive on food stamps. The company has also been incredibly anti-union. Many of the workers who participate […]

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Deal with Iran in sight: Progressives applaud negotiators for taking the time they need to get it right

On the eve of their self-imposed cutoff to finalize a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran, negotiators representing the P5+1 — the United States, Russia, China, the UK, France, and Germany — and Iran have extended the deadline for completing their final agreement until July 1, 2015. The November 2013 deal which initially froze Iran’s nuclear […]

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5 things to know about President Obama's immigration action

Last night, President Obama outlined a series of executive actions that take meaningful, humane, and sensible steps to reform our nation’s broken immigration system. Republicans have, predictably, come out swinging. Over the next few weeks, you’re very likely going to hear some misinformation and faulty assumptions. We all need to be armed with correct information […]

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MoveOn Applauds President Obama's New Executive Action: Big Move on Immigration is Welcome Step, Major Organizing Victory

On the heels of President Obama’s announcement of executive action protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation, Anna Galland, Executive Director of Civic Action, released the following statement: “With Republican extremists in Congress failing to govern, President Obama has kept his promise to take steps within his power to fix our broken immigration system […]

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MoveOn members urge ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX to air major immigration speech

MoveOn members from across the country are flooding the phone lines of four major broadcast networks today after they indicated they won’t air the president of the United States’ address from the Oval Office. President Obama will address the nation tonight to discuss significant and long-anticipated reforms to our broken immigration system. This is an issue that […]

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MoveOn Calls on Clinton to Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

Statement of Anna Galland, executive director of Civic Action, on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s continued refusal to take a position on the Keystone XL Pipeline: “Hillary Clinton’s refusal to take a position raises the possibility that she is worse on climate change than 80 percent of the incoming Senate’s Democratic caucus. If […]

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MoveOn Celebrates Win for Grassroots in Senate’s Rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline, Turns Focus to President Obama

In reaction to this evening’s Senate vote on the Keystone XL pipeline, MoveOn Lead Campaign Director Victoria Kaplan released the following statement: “Today’s Senate rejection of the dangerous Keystone XL pipeline is a win for grassroots activists and the American public, and echoes the voices of MoveOn members who have said loudly and clearly that […]

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