Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org Civic Action, had the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to use Title II to uphold Net Neutrality: This is an unequivocal victory for the millions of Americans who came together to show that people power can trump the power of corporate giants like Comcast […]
Walmart employs hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country. The majority of those workers make minimum wage—as Walmart executives are making BILLIONS. Our friends at OUR Walmart have been fighting for a living wage by starting petitions, staging protests, and organizing to fight for their rights. Last week, Walmart workers won a big victory: Walmart announced that they will […]
Gerawan Farming employs over 5,000 workers at peak harvest season, selling peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, and grapes under its Prima label. Our friends at United Farm Workers have been working hard to protect the union rights of the Gerawan Farm workers. When the Los Angeles Unified School District Board, who contracts to purchase Gerawan’s products, […]
For four years under Governor Corbett, tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians, along with our friends at PennEnvironment, fought back against the governor’s attempts to open state parks and forests to fracking.
This week, the U.S. Senate listened to YOU — and not the NRA — by confirming Dr. Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General. With a vote of 51 to 43, it’s a resounding victory for public health and for our families and communities!
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.
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.
For months, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison voiced their outrage over their university’s use of foreign manufacturers in Bangladesh—many with ties to worker safety issues—only to be ignored. When the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced that she was days away from a decision on what to do in the matter, United Students Against Sweatshops decided to step up the pressure and create a MoveOn petition demanding that she take real steps to protect garment workers in Bangladesh.