Victories

VICTORY: Tennessee Restores Public School Funding
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Funding for public education in Tennessee was threatened when Governor Bill Haslam backed a bill to use taxpayers’ dollars to issue vouchers to for-profit private schools. So Jane Curtis and the Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association started a MoveOn Petition to the Tennessee General Assembly and Gov. Haslam, demanding that public funds be directed toward public education.

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VICTORY: Maine Rejects Propane Storage Tank Proposal
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DCP Midstream proposed building of a 22 million-gallon liquid propane storage tank in Searsport, Maine, which would mean more than a hundred trucks carrying highly volatile fuel through small coastal towns, causing noise, air, and light pollution. So Nancy-Linn Nellis started a MoveOn Petition to Maine’s governor and legislature to stop the proposal.

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VICTORY: Logging Project in Oregon Brought to a Halt
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In 2009, the United States Forest Service (USFS) proposed a logging sale known as the Goose Project, to thin forests surrounding the community of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. Concerned Bend, Oregon MoveOn member Jerry Gilmour started a MoveOn Petition to the USFS demanding that a non-biased, accurate environmental impact statement be prepared and released to the public before the project could be implemented.

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VICTORY: Colorado Signs Landmark Gun Bill
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After the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and Newtown, Connecticut, activists across the country have been working on increasing gun protections. Two bills were introduced in the Colorado Legislature that prohibited large-capacity ammunition magazines and required background checks for gun transfers. MoveOn member Bruce Hoppe started a MoveOn Petition urging the legislature to pass the bill.

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VICTORY: Cablevision Reinstates Illegally Fired Workers
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After six years on the job at Cablevision/Optimum, La’kesia Johnson and several other coworkers voted to form a union, but the company’s management wouldn’t negotiate a contract. Instead, they locked out the employees and fired them for speaking out about working conditions. So La’kesia, along with the Communications Workers of America union, started a MoveOn Petition asking that she and her coworkers be reinstated.

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VICTORY: Bank of Hawaii Stays in Samoa
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The Bank of Hawaii’s proposed closure of its Samoan offices would have been devastating to American Samoa’s economy, leaving them with no bank. So Drew Astolfi of the organization Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) created a MoveOn Petition urging the bank not to pull out without a public hearing.

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VICTORY: Cooper Union Continues Full-Tuition Scholarships
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Cooper Union has historically offered its students full-tuition scholarships. In the face of the financial crisis, however, the board of trustees was set to vote to discontinue the policy. MoveOn member and Cooper Union alumnus Henry Chapman created a MoveOn Petition to Cooper Union’s president, urging him to vote to keep the school’s foundational mission of free education.

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