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Category: Victories

VICTORY: Celeste Greig Ousted From California Republican Leadership

Celeste Greig, head of the California Republican Assembly, told the media that pregnancies by rape are rare “because it’s an act of violence, because the body is traumatized.” The Courage Campaign started a MoveOn Petition calling for Greig’s resignation from her leadership position over the unscientific, offensive comments.

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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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