Saturday, August 29, 2015

Planned Parenthood: Sign the emergency petition

I started an emergency petition demanding that Congress not cut a dime in federal funding for breast cancer screenings, Pap smears, and other preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health clinics.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

I started an emergency petition demanding that Congress not cut a dime in federal funding for breast cancer screenings, Pap smears, and other preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health clinics.

Can you join me in standing with Planned Parenthood? Click here to sign the petition, and then pass it on to your friends.

The petition to Congress says:

STOP the war on women and Planned Parenthood. Don't cut a dime in federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

This is serious. Five states have eliminated funding for Planned Parenthood, and 11 states have launched investigations into the organization so far this month—while Congress wasn't even in session.1

Congress will soon reconvene, and the fight to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood—and even shut down the government over it—will be front and center in Washington.2

Planned Parenthood is a lifeline for millions of women and men across the country, providing cancer screenings, contraception, and basic preventive health care.

Click here to sign the petition and show you stand with Planned Parenthood, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Rep. Diane Russell

Sources:

1. "States Move to Cut Funds for Planned Parenthood," The New York Times, August 17, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=306640&id=131024-10220574-nHBwBjx&t=1

"Growing List Of Planned Parenthood Investigations Hyped By Conservative Media Clears Organization Of Any Wrongdoing," Media Matters for America, August 24, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=306595&id=131024-10220574-nHBwBjx&t=2

2. "The Daily 202: The war on Planned Parenthood intensifies, but the group is fighting back in court," The Washington Post, August 26, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=306594&id=131024-10220574-nHBwBjx&t=3

This petition was started by Maine State Representative Diane Russell on MoveOn Petitions Political Action Edition, which is licensed to and paid for by MoveOn.org Political Action. Rep. Diane Russell didn't pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

We're winning the fight for diplomacy

Dear MoveOn member,

Republican leaders are admitting that they're losing the fight over the diplomatic deal with Iran.1 Despite tens of millions spent by war hawks to sabotage the agreement, more and more Democrats are choosing diplomacy over war.

They have the money. We have the people and the momentum.

We saw that this week, as thousands of MoveOn members and anti-war allies gathered outside more than 200 congressional offices and delivered petitions signed by hundreds of thousands of Americans. Members came together from MoveOn, Americans United for Change, Council for a Livable World, CREDO Action, DailyKos, Democracy for America, Friends Committee on National Legislation, National Iranian American Council, Peace Action, Win Without War, and more.

And this grassroots activism is leading to results: In the past 48 hours, Senator Tom Carper and Representatives Susan Davis, Bonnie Coleman Watson, and Ed Perlmutter have all come out for the deal. Representative Alan Lowenthal announced his decision to support the agreement just in advance of the petition delivery, and he came out to announce it to MoveOn members in person. Representative Scott Peters personally met with MoveOn members on Wednesday, then declared his support a day later.

We're building something together, and the result—a diplomatic resolution to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon—will be historic.


The fight isn't over. When members of Congress return to Washington in just over a week, they'll be deluged with propaganda by the war hawks who want to sabotage this deal.

We'll keep up the pressure—and keep building the momentum for peace. We have just a few weeks to stop a war, but we know that we can do it together.

Thanks for all you do.

Jo, Alejandro, Victoria, Matt, and the rest of the team

Source:

1. "Is the GOP conceding defeat on the nuclear deal with Iran?" CBS News, August 27, 2015

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Should MoveOn support this petition?


Dear MoveOn member,

A MoveOn member named Heather Perrault recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "Ban Georgia pet stores from selling cats/dogs from commercial breeders (puppy mills)."—and we'd like to know what you think of it.

The petition is addressed to Timothy C. Batten, Sr., United States District Judge, Mark H. Cohen, United States District Judge, Clarence Cooper, United States District Judge, The Georgia State House, The Georgia State Senate, and Governor Nathan Deal, and reads:

TELL OUR LAWMAKERS TO BAN PET STORES FROM SELLING ANIMALS FROM COMMERCIAL BREEDERS (AKA: PUPPY MILLS). ASK THEM TO ENFORCE THE SAME ORDINANCES AS OTHER STATES! PET STORES MUST SELL DOGS AND CATS FROM SHELTERS.

Up to 300,000 animals are euthanized every year in the state of Georgia. 90% are adoptable, but must be killed in order to make room in the already overpopulated shelters, animal control and state funded facilities.

*** The current animal welfare system costs GA taxpayers over $140 million annually, with millions going towards euthanizing healthy cats and dogs. ***

Federal courts in Arizona, Florida, Rhode Island and Illinois have already upheld ordinances to ban pet stores from selling dogs and cats from commercial breeders. Puppy mills are notorious for animal welfare violations, abuse, neglect and horrible living conditions. Read more about Commercial Breeders/Puppy Mills on the GA ASPCA website: http://www.georgiaspca.org/qa-nhes-abuse-pu ppy-mills

TELL OUR LAWMAKERS THAT WE DEMAND ACTION!

***** SIGN AND SHARE! *****

Sign Heather's petition.

Here's what Heather wrote about it:

I am an animal advocate in Atlanta. I rescue, foster and fundraise for animals throughout the state, in addition to volunteering at local shelters. The facilities are overcrowded, poorly managed and regulated, and something needs to change! We need ordinances in place to protect and care for these animals. Other large cities have already taken action, Georgia needs to step up and do the right thing.

Can you click to let us know what you think?

I want to sign this petition.

I don't think MoveOn should support this petition.

We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.

In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.

Thanks for all you do. 

–Milan, Maria, Manny, Bobby, and the rest of the team

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Call now: Say "no" war with Iran

Dear MoveOn member,

Today, thousands of MoveOn members and our friends across the progressive and anti-war movements are gathering outside of more than 200 members of Congressional offices across the country for a national day of action with a single message: No War With Iran.

Momentum is on our side. Throughout this August recess, we have out-organized the war hawks. From attendance at local town halls to presence on social media, pro-diplomacy energy has overwhelmed the pro-war forces. As a result, we've seen more and more Democrats get off the fence and come out for the deal.  As The New York Times reports, "supporters of the deal are closing in on the number they need to ensure it goes into force."1 

But the same article warns that there are still "wild cards" at play that could sabotage this diplomatic effort. Well-heeled conservatives have opened up a fire hose of anti-diplomacy spending—funding misleading ads and lobbyists targeting House and Senate members.2

It's time for us to let those champions of diplomacy who have come out for the agreement know that we have their backs, to demand that undecided members of Congress make the right choice, and to send a message of outrage to those representatives who would sabotage this deal and take us to war.

This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. While your fellow MoveOn members are in the streets, will you help make sure their message is heard by picking up the phone right now  to call Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Gregory Meeks?

Tell them, "I'm a constituent, and I support diplomacy with Iran. I'm counting on Congress to uphold the deal when you return to Washington."

Here's where to call:

Senator Charles Schumer
Phone: (202) 224-6542

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Phone: (202) 224-4451

Representative Gregory Meeks
Phone: (202) 225-3461

Then let us know how the calls went by clicking below:

http://pol.moveon.org/call?tg=FSNY_1.FSNY_2.FHNY_05&cp_id=2337&id=130552-10220574-cDrMV4x&t=1

Thanks for all you do.

–Jo, Bobby, Justin K., Erica, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Wild Cards Remain as Democrats Add Supporters on Iran Deal" The New York Times, August 24, 2015   
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=306590&id=130552-10220574-cDrMV4x&t=2

2. "Big money and ads clash over Iran nuclear deal," USA Today, July 22, 2015  
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=306589&id=130552-10220574-cDrMV4x&t=3

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Please don't delete:

This email is much longer than usual, but I hope you'll read until the end. Because this is not a drill.
Dear MoveOn member,

This email is much longer than usual, but I hope you'll read until the end. Because this is not a drill. 

I recently attended President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran. In case you missed it, here's a key passage:

Let's not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy and some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.

And he wasn't joking. Republican Senator Tom Cotton confirmed that's the alternative to this deal, saying we could bomb Iran back to "day zero."1

I know there are probably a million things you could be doing this August rather than organizing to defend diplomacy.

But here's the thing: This is one of those rare moments when so much more than a political argument in D.C. is at stake.

Here's what this fight is really about:
  • Preventing a war before it begins. 
  • Showing it's possible to lead with diplomacy rather than war.
  • Turning away from George Bush's foreign policy of preemptive, open-ended US wars in the Middle East once and for all. 
  • Not letting Republican war hawks and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayahu sabotage America's international credibility, which could harm our ability to reach future international agreements on foreign policy, climate—or really anything.

President Obama has done his part. He's gotten a deal. He's used his bully pulpit. He's held a call with thousands of MoveOn members. And on that call, he said quite clearly: He needs our help. 

So we need to go all in.  

If you opposed the Iraq war, we need you to go all in right now.

If you don't want to see another trillion dollars sent to fight wars overseas, please go all in right now. 

If you don't want to see thousands of servicemen and women dead, tens of thousands injured, and countless innocent civilians suffer, you need to go all in right now. 

If you don't want to see America's credibility around the world destroyed, we need you to go all in.

If you don't want to send the message that the only instrument of foreign policy the U.S. uses is war, you need to go all in right now. 

Here's the plain truth: It's a lot easier to organize against a war once the war drums are banging loudly and the planes are about to take off—but by then it's often too late. 

MoveOn members have already committed more than $500,000 to this effort since the deal was announced, but this is an all-hands-on-deck moment, so we need to double that. Will you chip in $3?

Click here to go all in and help stop a war.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilya 

Source:

1. "Tom Cotton: We can bomb Iran's nuke program back to 'day zero,'" The Washington Post, August 5, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=305842&id=130426-10220574-oIjO0cx&t=1

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Have an idea for a petition?

Do you have an idea for a petition? Help change the world and start your own MoveOn petition today.

Dear MoveOn member,

Ever heard Margaret Mead's famous saying? "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

That's the story of MoveOn. In 1998, when a Republican Congress was focusing all its efforts on impeaching President Clinton, two people with no political experience started a simple online petition: "Censure President Clinton and Move On to Pressing Issues Facing the Nation."

They shared their petition with their friends, and within days they had hundreds of thousands of signatures. Today, MoveOn has over 8 million members—mostly folks who got involved by signing an online petition, and have stayed active in helping to fight for a progressive America.

That's why we launched MoveOn Petitions where you can start your own online petition and invite your friends to sign it. We'll send the most popular petitions to other MoveOn members to help build support for your cause.

It's easy to get started—just click here.

Thanks!

–Milan, Corinne, Maria, Ben, and the rest of the team

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Remember "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED"?

Do you have any friends who've been tricked, duped, or bamboozled by the war lobby into opposing the Iran nuclear deal? They need to see this video.

Dear MoveOn member,

Do you have any friends who've been tricked, duped, or bamboozled by the war lobby into opposing the Iran nuclear deal?

If so, you should definitely click here to share this new ad with them from our friends at Americans United for Change:

Dick   Cheney and team fooled us once.

Tell friends on Facebook Share with your Twitter followers

Our family and friends need to know that the people urging Congress to walk away from the Iran nuclear deal and risk another Middle East war are the very same ones who took us to war in Iraq.

They were wrong then. And they're wrong now.

But, unfortunately, they do have a lot of money to spend. And that's why it's important that each of us helps ads like this one end up in front of as many people as possible. Will you share the video today?

Click here to watch and share the video on Facebook, and encourage your friends to watch.

Thanks for all you do.

–Jo, Maria, Manny, Nick, and the rest of the team

P.S. Interested in more-detailed reasons to support the Iran nuclear deal? Check out this article from The Huffington Post blog titled "10 Reasons Why Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal Is Bad Politics for Dems, Bad Policy for America."

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