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13 Nov 2013 (Wed)
U.N. — Tackle climate change: Tell the U.N. that Typhoon Haiyan is just the start if we don’t act now. Sign the petition, and support rescue efforts.

10 Nov 2013 (Mon)
Demand Russia Un-“Disappear” Pussy Riot Leader: Nadia Tolokonnikova, leader of the Pussy Riot protest punk band and an Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, has not been seen for more than three weeks. Demand the Russian government discloser her whereabouts and health status.

9 Nov 2013 (Sat)
McDonald’s — Pay a Decent Wage: When a worker asked McDonald’s president Jeff Stratton why she had to earn just $8.25 an hour after working for the company for 10 years, she was arrested. McDonald’s can afford to pay workers a livable $15/hour and still make plenty of profit. Tell the company it should do so.

22 Apr 2013 (Mon)
[Expired] Comment by April 22: Earth Day, April 22, was the last day for public comments on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, which if approved would greatly increase carbon emissions and risk destructive spills.

09 Apr 2013 (Tue)
Protect LGBTQ Workers: Urge President Obama to protect the workplace rights of LGBTQ people by signing an executive order already drafted by White House staff and endorsed by 110 members of Congress. The order would ban discrimination by federal contractors, covering 25% of the U.S. workforce. Act Now.

08 Apr 2013 (Mon)
 Demand Universal Background Checks: Join Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly in demanding that all gun buyers must go through background checks first, the minimum gun-control policy Congress is considering, and which is facing a filibuster.

07 Apr 2013 (Sun)
 Social Security: Oppose the new plan to cut benefits; a fair and more effective solution is lifting the payroll tax cap that prevents highly paid workers from paying their fair share.

13 Dec 2012 (Thu)
Fiscal Cliff”: Defend progressive policies! Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich breaks down the fiscal choice in a 3-minute video. View, then tell Congress to stand against tax breaks for the rich and cutbacks for the rest!

21 Mar 2012 [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Justice in Florida: Urge prosecution of neighborhood vigilante who killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

15 Feb 2012 [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Don't Approve the Keystone Pipeline: Urge your Senator to oppose the dangerous cross-continental tar sands pipeline.

18 Jan 2012 [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Stop Internet Censorship: Congress is considering legislation ("SOPA" and "PIPA") that is intended to stop digital piracy but opens the door to massive Internet censorship. Please take action now.

20 Aug 2009 (Thu), 06:50 p.m. PDT / Fri 01:55 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Stop Fox Host's Race Baiting: Fox "News" personality Glenn Beck's infamous rant that President Obama "has a deep-seated hatred for white people" has already caused 20 advertisers to drop his show. Sign the petition encouraging all Beck advertisers to take their dollars elsewhere.

18 Aug 2009 (Tue), 03:30 p.m. PDT / 22:30 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Save the Public Option: Tell the Administration and Congress that a publicly run health-care option is not optional, but essential to meaningful reform. (One window will open for writing to the President and one for writing to Congress.)

17 Dec 2008 (Wed) [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Give Obama a Piece of Your Mind: The incoming administration is inviting citizen input. Let them know your priorities and proposals at change.gov. And track the transition at the progressive watchdog site becoming44.org.
14 Mar 2008 (Fri), 8:30 p.m. PDT / Sat 03:30 GMT

5 Years Too Many [Expired]
Iraq War: Five Years Too Many:
Join an event March 19, the fifth anniversary of the Iraq War.

14 Jan 2008 (Mon), 7:00 p.m. PST / Tue 03:00 GMT [UPDATES/ENVIRONMENT]
Press EPA to Explain Veto: First, administrator kills states' global-warming regs; then he fails to appear at Congressional inquiry.

21 Nov 2007 (Wed), 10:00 a.m. PST / 18:00 GMT [UPDATES/ENVIRONMENT]
Updated 21 Dec 2007 (Fri), 12:35 p.m. PST / 20:35 GMT
Save the Whales: As Japan embarks on largest whale hunt ever, urge U.S. government to object.
SUCCESS! (partial) On U.S. request, Japan suspends hunt for humpback whales.

20 Nov 2007 (Tue), 1:25 p.m. PST / 21:25 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Support Striking Nurses: Appalachian nurses on picket lines since Oct. 1, fighting for better patient care, working conditions.

15 Nov 2007 (Thu), 12:35 p.m. PST / 20:35 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Tell Senate to Allow Spying Lawsuits: Bill would give immunity to telecommunications companies for helping the government spy on Americans without warrants and allow further spying without individual warrants.
SUCCESS! The Senate Judiciary Committee stripped the immunity provision from the bill! (But keep sending letters so it doesn't get restored later.)

21 Oct 2007 (Sun), 1:45 p.m. PDT / 21:45 GMT [UPDATES/ENVIRONMENT]
Urge Congress to Pass a Strong, Progressive Energy Law: Good bills have been approved by the House and Senate; now, make sure they keep the legislation strong on final passage.

18 Oct 2007 (Thu), 2:05 p.m. PDT / 2105 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Iranian Labor Leader Needs Treatment: Urge Iran's leaders to allow medical care for jailed transit worker Mansour Ossanlu.

17 Oct 2007 (Wed), 12:16 a.m. PDT / 0716 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Tell Senate to Hold Blackwater Accountable: Pass the Security Contractor Accountability Act to make sure private security guards overseas are subject to the law.

16 Oct 2007 (Tue), 4:00 p.m. PDT / 1100 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Tell Congress to Defend the Constitution: Vote on renewing warrantless spying powers is one of several chances Congress will have soon to restore our rights.

20 Dec 2006 (Wed), 4:45 p.m. PST / Thu 00:45 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Help Rep. Recover from Racist Fear: Virginia Rep's message to constituents assails elected Muslims, Koran. Offer to help him get therapy.

28 Aug 2006 (Mon), 6:05 p.m. PST / Tue 01:05 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Tell Your Reps: Stop Bush's Illegal Spying: During Congressional recess this week, meet with your elected officials to rein in assaults on our privacy.

23 Aug 2006 (Wed), 12:20 a.m. PST / 07:20 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Vote for Peace: Sign the voters' pledge to support only anti-war candidates in November.

22 Aug 2006 (Tue), 11:29 p.m. PST / Wed 06:29 GMT [UPDATES/ENVIRONMENT]
Reject Global McWarming: Tell McDonald's to stop promoting environmental destruction by giving away toy Hummers.

18 Feb 2006 (Sat), 5:55 p.m. PST / Sun 01:55 GMT [UPDATES/DEATH PENALTY]
Updated 21 Feb 2006 (Tue), 6:300 p.m. PST / Wed 02:30 GMT
Protest Morales Execution: Judge who presided over Michael Morales trial now says death penalty was based on false testimony.
Update [1] Execution rescheduled for Tues 7:30 p.m. PST after two anesthesiologists, ordered by court to ensure prisoner is unconscious, walk out, saying their role is unethical; medical groups object to doctors' participation.
Update [2] Judge issues new requirement that executioner directly inject Morales with a syringe, not from a distance using an IV tube; prison officials unsure they'll comply.
Update [3] State postpones execution indefinitely; can't figure out a "humane" way to kill Morales.

13 Feb 2006 (Mon), 6:00 p.m. PST / Tue 02:00 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Stop Corporate Takeover of the Internet: Telecom giants want to limit high-speed access to highest-paying services and customers -- favoring corporate content while making alternative sources difficult or impossible to access.

29 Jan 2006 (Sun), 3:10 p.m. PST / 11:10 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Updated 13 Feb 2006 (Mon), 6:25 p.m. PST / Tue 02:25 GMT
[Expired] Call Now: Just 4 More Senators Can Stop Alito: Filibuster against Supreme Court nominee has almost enough support.
Update The Senate voted 72-25 to end debate (60 votes needed), and Alito was confirmed by a 58-42 vote (51 votes needed).

4 Jan 2006 (Wed), 6:20 p.m. PST / Thu 02:20 GMT [UPDATES/MIDDLE EAST]
On March 8, Women Protest War: Join events at U.S. embassies worldwide.

19 Dec 2005 (Mon), 7:15 p.m. PST / Tue 03:15 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Updated 10 Mar 2006 (Fri), 12:00 a.m. PST / 08:00 GMT
[Expired] PATRIOT Act Stalled -- Help Hold the Line: Urge Senators to continue allowing filibuster to stop renewal of the Act's worst provisions.
Update [1] Congress resolves disputes regarding the Act, adds some protections for library records; passage expected.
Update [2] Final filibuster vote taken, clearing way for passage.
Update [3] President Bush signs PATRIOT Act renewal.

9 Dec 2005 (Fri), 10:30 p.m. PST / Sat 06:30 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
[Expired] How, and Why, To Oppose Judge Alito: Women's rights, freedom from government repression are among issues at stake in Supreme Court appointment fight.

16 Nov 2005 (Wed), 12:55 a.m. PST / 08:55 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Tell NBC: Progressive TV Shows Are Needed: Amazingly, NBC chief says left-leaning shows aren't necessary because progressives don't watch TV.

4 Nov 2005 (Fri), 7:30 p.m. PST / 03:30 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]
Stop Torture--Keep the McCain Amendment: Military leaders agree: Bush Administration should not seek permission to torture detainees.

2 Nov 2005 (Wed), 9:55 a.m. PST / 17:55 GMT [UPDATES/ENVIRONMENT]
Updated 4 Nov 2005 (Fri), 6:40 p.m. PST / Sat 02:40 GMT; Updated 10 Nov 2005 (Thu), 12:35 a.m. PST / 08:35 GMT
Stop Budget Bill--Save Arctic Refuge: Senate bill now being debated would open pristine wilderness to drilling for minimal oil reserves, enact host of other unpopular measures.
SUCCESS! House nixes drilling after Senate narrowly rejects amendment to protect Arctic.

30 Oct 2005 (Sun), 01:40 p.m. PST / 21:40 GMT [UPDATES/MIDEAST]
Investigate Iraq Pre-War Lies: The indictment of Dick Cheney's chief of staff in the CIA-agent "outing" scandal is the tip of the iceberg. Time for Congress to go after the iceberg!

29 Oct 2005 (Sat), 6:40 p.m. PDT / Sun 01:40 GMT [UPDATES/ALERTS]

Tell FDA, Okay "Plan B" Contraception: Deadline is Tuesday (1 Nov 2005) for public comment on allowing over-the-counter sales of "morning-after" contraception.

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