When Keith and Michelle Norris’ daughter Brittani was killed in a tragic car accident three days before her twenty-third birthday—just a week before her college graduation—she had student loans she still had to pay off. While her parents grieved, Citibank continued to demand payment. After more than three years of pleading with Citibank, they started a MoveOn Petition.
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When Gov. Gary Herbert and the Utah Senate appointed EnergySolutions executive David Shrum to the Radiation Control Board, an advisory panel that helps set policy for the state’s radioactive materials regulation program, it jeopardized the board’s effectiveness and created a conflict of interest. But Ty Markham started a MoveOn Petition urging opposing Shrum’s appointment to the board.
When the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 934, a voter ID restriction, the legislation guaranteed many eligible voters would be turned away at the polls. A Pittsburgh teacher, Steven Signer, a Pittsburgh teacher, started a MoveOn Petition opposing the law.
After the Fargo Forum, the largest paper in North Dakota, refused to print a marriage announcement from a local same-sex couple, Patricia Holly from Rhame, North Dakota, joined a large online backlash by starting a MoveOn Petition calling the Forum to reverse their policy.
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.
It has been 20 years since Massachusetts updated its voter registration system. That’s why Avi Green, Co-Director of MassVote, started a MoveOn Petition calling on the Massachusetts state House to pass Election Reform H. 4022.
When 68-year-old veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. was shot and killed in his apartment by police responding to a call from his medical alert service, his son assumed there would be an investigation. After months of waiting, Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. started a MoveOn Petition to ask for one.
As part of their infamous “war on women,” Republicans have passed laws in state after state forcing women to submit to an invasive ultrasound procedure before getting an abortion. When a similar bill came up in the very conservative state of Idaho, it seemed sure to pass. Susan Philley was one of hundreds of Idahoans who refused to back down. She started a MoveOn Petition that was signed by over 5,000 people—a stunning number in this small state.
When extreme religious conservatives in Utah tried to pass a bill banning sex education in public schools, preventing young people from getting critical information about STDs, pregnancy, and contraception, Paul Krueger, a school bus driver and retired firefighter, started a MoveOn Petition.
The Maine North Woods are the largest undeveloped forest east of the Rockies, but Governor Paul LePage led an effort to throw open the North Woods to development. Alexandra Fields of Environment Maine started a MoveOn Petition opposing these efforts.