Victories

VICTORY: Senate Saves Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau—the agency championed by Senator Elizabeth Warren to be a voice for consumers in Washington—was endangered when Republicans in Congress refused to reconfirm Richard Cordray, the bureau’s widely respected first director. That’s why James Lardner of Americans for Financial Reform created a MoveOn Petition to the U.S. Senate, asking them to allow an up-or-down vote on Cordray’s nomination.

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VICTORY: No Book Deal for Zimmerman Juror
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In the wake of the “not guilty” verdict for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, one juror announced that she’d signed with Martin Literary Management to write a book detailing the trial. Progressives all over the country were outraged that jury members might profit from Zimmerman’s acquittal. That’s why MoveOn member Barbara Graham created a Petition to Martin Literary Management, asking them to take back the book deal.

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VICTORY: CUNY Rescinds Big Paycheck for Petraeus
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The City University of New York offered former CIA Director David Petraeus $150,000 to teach one seminar—50 times the typical salary of CUNY adjunct faculty. New York City Council Member Brad Lander started a MoveOn petition asking CUNY to rescind the offer and put the funds toward supporting low-income students or hiring more teachers

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VICTORY: San Francisco Bay Waters Protected
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Developers in the San Francisco bay area wanted to build a 12 story basketball arena and entertainment complex over open bay waters, circumventing the environmental regulatory process. So Jamie Whitaker and the San Francisco Waterfront Alliance created a MoveOn Petition to enforce stronger environmental regulations on future developments.

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VICTORY: Bernalillo County Minimum Wage Increased
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After Albuquerque voters overwhelmingly passed a minimum wage increase to $8.50 an hour, residents all over Bernalillo County wanted to do the same. Christian Norton of the organization Working America created a MoveOn Petition to the Bernalillo County Commissioners, asking them to raise the minimum wage all over the county.

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