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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: Mississippi Passes Bill to Regulate Private Colleges
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Over the past decade, enrollment at for-profit colleges has grown exponentially. Mississippi is host to dozens of for-profit colleges. While they are regulated by the state, enforcement is uneven, and standards across schools are inconsistent. To bring attention to this issue, Whitney Barkley started a MoveOn Petition demanding that the Mississippi Legislature tighten regulations on private colleges.

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VICTORY: Driver's Licenses Issued to DREAMers
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Recently, several states’ Departments of Transportation announced that they would not grant driver’s licenses or state ID cards to young immigrants who qualify for work permits under President Obama’s new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In response, Matt Hildreth started a MoveOn Petition to the Iowa DOT Director asking him to reverse the decision.

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VICTORY: Gun-Free Zones Upheld in Michigan
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The Michigan Legislature was considering a bill that would change the current law that prohibits people with concealed-weapons permits from carrying guns in churches, bars, schools, sports arenas, and other public places. So Reverend Eric A. Stone started a MoveOn Petition calling on the Michigan Legislature to keep gun-free zones in Michigan.

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VICTORY: Voter Intimidation Billboards Taken Down in Ohio
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When Clear Channel-owned billboards stating “Voter Fraud is a Felony” appeared in African-American and Latino neighborhoods in Cleveland, it was clear they were designed to intimidate minority voters from casting legal votes. In response, voting rights groups demanded that Clear Channel take them down immediately. Rashad Robinson of the organization Color of Change started a MoveOn Petition.

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VICTORY: California Gov. Brown Signs Fair Sentencing for Youth Act
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Juveniles in California can be sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Human Rights Watch found nationally that 59% of juveniles sentenced to life without parole were first-time offenders. California’s use of this sentence for youth is among the most unjust in the nation. Kevan Insko from Friends Committee on Legislation of California gathered nearly 3,000 signatures in support of Senate Bill 9. If enacted, the bill gives hundreds of juveniles a chance to earn parole after serving a minimum of 25 years.

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VICTORY: Federal District Court Orders Ohio to Restore Early Voting
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In an attempt to limit voter access to the polls, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted ordered all early voting to stop on Friday afternoon before Election Day. Following unprecedented African-American voter turnout in Ohio during the 2008 presidential election, Republicans there have been looking for ways to diminish the community’s electoral power. Color of Change, one of many organizations working to stop voter suppression, started a MoveOn Petition calling for the restoration of early voting rights in Ohio.

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