In the wake of the large sums of out-of-state anonymous donations that flooded into California during the 2012 election, the Legislature took up SB27, which would require political nonprofits to identify their donors in California elections. So Trent Lange of the California Clean Money Campaign, along with allies including California Common Cause, Credo Action, Courage Campaign, MoveOn.org, and others, launched a campaign to get the bill passed.
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When the Hawaii Legislature took up an important bill to raise the minimum wage, Drew Astolfi of the organization Faith Action for Community Equity, along with allies and the Hawaii MoveOn Council, launched a campaign to raise wages for workers in the state.
After 250 UPS drivers in Maspeth, New York, were fired for protesting the termination of a fellow driver, that driver, Jairo Reyes, along with Working Families, created a MoveOn Petition to pressure UPS to reinstate them.
The Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) banned state speech champion Michael Barth from performing a poetry piece on gender identity at a recent competition. So MoveOn member Mike Nellis started a petition calling on the NSAA to allow Michael to perform his poetry.
Last week, Arizona’s House and Senate passed S.B. 1062, a bill that would allow businesses to deny services as long as they invoked religious beliefs. The bill would mean a free pass for discrimination against marginalized groups like the LGBT community. That’s why the organization GetEQUAL started a MoveOn Petition, demanding that Republican Gov. Jan Brewer veto the anti-business, anti-equality, anti-LGBT bill.
S.B. 2566, introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly, would have allowed bakeries, florists, and other wedding professionals to turn away LGBT customers on religious grounds. That’s why Shelbyville, Tennessee, MoveOn member Gerald Norman started a MoveOn Petition to state legislators, asking them to drop their sponsorship of the bill.
When Virginia State Delegate Richard Bell introduced a bill that would allow teachers to deny climate change in classrooms, Aimee Tavares of the organization Climate Parents started a MoveOn Petition to the Virginia House, demanding that they stand up for science and reject the bill.
All around the country, voting rights are under attack—but MoveOn members are fighting back by running hundreds of campaigns to defend these critical rights as a part of our Defend the Vote campaign.
Last year, the University of Virginia announced plans to slash $6 billion from its budget by decreasing funding for the AccessUVA program, which offers grants to low-income students. That’s why U.Va. alumnus Mary Nguyen Barry teamed up with the organization I Am Not A Loan to start a MoveOn Petition to the U.Va. Board of Visitors, demanding that the school reinstate its no-loan policy for talented, very low-income students.
When the Board of Education in Union, New Jersey, threatened to end the township’s highly successful Fall Academy program for local students, area resident Jeff Monge started a MoveOn Petition asking them to reinstate the Fall Academy.