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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.
Tell Russia: Confirm whereabouts of “disappeared” punk-rock protester: Nadya Tolokonnikova of punk-protest band Pussy Riot has not been seen or heard from in almost a month. Russia’s government says the Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience is being transported to a Siberian gulag, but there is no independent confirmation, and her health is fragile following a hunger strike. Demand the Russian government confirm her whereabouts and safety.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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!
Justice in Florida: Urge prosecution of neighborhood vigilante who killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Don't Approve the Keystone Pipeline: Urge your Senator to oppose the dangerous cross-continental tar sands pipeline.