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Category: Victories

VICTORY: Maryland Abolishes the Death Penalty

Maryland had a 375-year history of capital punishment when Governor Martin O’Malley brought repeal legislation forward to the Maryland Legislature. So Brian Evans of Amnesty International started a MoveOn Petition asking the Maryland Legislature to pass the bill abolishing the death penalty.

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VICTORY: Montana Restores Family Planning Funding

Montana legislators wanted to block federal family planning money from coming into the state via the Title X federal grant program, which would cut access to critical medical services for low-income Montanans. So Stephanie McDowells started a MoveOn Petition asking members of the Montana Legislature to accept the funding.

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VICTORY: Tennessee Restores Public School Funding

Funding for public education in Tennessee was threatened when Governor Bill Haslam backed a bill to use taxpayers’ dollars to issue vouchers to for-profit private schools. So Jane Curtis and the Rutherford County Retired Teachers Association started a MoveOn Petition to the Tennessee General Assembly and Gov. Haslam, demanding that public funds be directed toward public education.

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VICTORY: Maine Rejects Propane Storage Tank Proposal

DCP Midstream proposed building of a 22 million-gallon liquid propane storage tank in Searsport, Maine, which would mean more than a hundred trucks carrying highly volatile fuel through small coastal towns, causing noise, air, and light pollution. So Nancy-Linn Nellis started a MoveOn Petition to Maine’s governor and legislature to stop the proposal.

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VICTORY: Logging Project in Oregon Brought to a Halt

In 2009, the United States Forest Service (USFS) proposed a logging sale known as the Goose Project, to thin forests surrounding the community of McKenzie Bridge, Oregon. Concerned Bend, Oregon MoveOn member Jerry Gilmour started a MoveOn Petition to the USFS demanding that a non-biased, accurate environmental impact statement be prepared and released to the public before the project could be implemented.

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