Victories

VICTORY: Guitar Center Workers Win Right to Unionize
GuitarCenter

When Bain Capital took over the Guitar Center stores in 2005, they cut insurance benefits, increased mandatory sales targets, slashed wages, and made it harder for employees to earn commissions. That’s why Guitar Center workers created a MoveOn Petition asking company executives to recognize their right to unionize and negotiate for a fair contract.

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VICTORY: Private High School Changes Anti-Transgender Dress Code
Graduation

Damian Garcia, a senior at St. Pius High School, asked to walk in a boys’ black cap and gown for graduation. Damian had legally changed his name and his family, friends, classmates, and teachers all knew him as male, but his school refused to recognize his gender identity—just because his birth certificate reads “female.” That’s why Torrey Moorman and her two sons started a MoveOn Petition to the school’s principal asking that Damian be allowed to walk in a boys’ cap and gown.

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VICTORY: Amherst Passes Fair Food Truck Law
Food trucks

Restaurant-sponsored proposed regulations in Amherst, New York, threatened the burgeoning food truck market with restricted hours and zones, as wells as heavy permit fees. Concerned that the burdensome regulations would stifle vital new businesses in Amherst, Jeremy Horwitz started a MoveOn Petition to the town board.

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VICTORY: Florida Teen Won't Face Charges
Classroom

Florida honor student Kiera Wilmot faced not only expulsion, but also criminal charges, when she was accused of conducting an unauthorized science experiment on her high school campus. The resulting social media outcry included several MoveOn Petitions demanding that prosecutors drop the charges against her.

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