VICTORY: Firefighters Get Health Insurance

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When he learned that brave firefighters battling wildfires in Colorado weren’t getting health insurance, Chris Bowers from Daily Kos started a MoveOn Petition to Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The petition said, “It is outrageous that firefighters battling the blazes in Colorado and around the country are not eligible for federal health insurance.” Chris gathered close to 8,000 signatures, and thousands more were gathered by others, all of which helped to convince Congress to join with President Obama and end this injustice.

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Tell Congress: Ban Torture. Period.

Right now, torture is banned because of President Obama's executive order. It's time for Congress to pass a law banning torture, by all agencies, so that a future president can never revoke the ban.