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Take Texas Back From ALEC!ALEC skirts the law restricting lobbying activities and gifts to politicians, and pushes its ideologically driven agenda through model bills that put corporate profits and the right-wing agenda before the needs of working people. What are just some of the laws that ALEC and Laubenberg have promoted, and in many cases, already imposed on Texans? • Stand your Ground Bill • Voter ID Bill • Women’s Sonogram Bill • Sanctuary Cities Bill • Anti-ACA Legislation These actions are hurting millions of Texans, undermining public education, damaging our environment, cutting off access to healthcare, and making our streets, homes and workplaces less safe.
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour in Wisconsin
Raise the minimum wage to $10.25 per hour in Brownsville, TX
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in Napa, CA
Raise the minimum wage in the state of Arizona to $10.15 an hour
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in Charlotte, NC
Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 in North Richland Hills, TX.
Don't segregate LGBT Arizonans: Veto Senate Bill 1062SB 1062 is an embarrassment to the state of Arizona -- it is unconstitutional, discriminatory & morally offensive. This bill isn't about " religious freedom," it is about legalizing and protecting a system of Jim Crow-style segregation against gay Americans. Gov. Brewer, veto this shameful bill now! This isn't the first time Arizona has been a pioneer among states when it comes to discrimination -- the unnecessary burdens and frequent rights violations SB 1070 inflicted on undocumented immigrants led to protests, boycotts, and eventually a rebuke by the Supreme Court. We don't have to let history repeat itself. It is time for Arizona to stand up to discrimination once and for all by killing this horrible bill.
Governor of Georgia: Same-sex National Guard families deserve benefitsThe governor of Georgia enthusiastically enjoys the protections provided by the National Guard. It doesn't matter if you're gay or straight, you are welcome to serve. Yet when it comes time to support and protect the brave military members who protect us, not everyone is created equal in Gov. Deal's book. It shouldn't matter who you love, if you commit to defending America, your family should be protected.
Ole Miss students deserve better!This petition has been created in partnership with Garrison Gibbons, the only openly-gay student actor in the performance described below... On October 1, during a performance of "The Laramie Project" at Ole Miss -- a play describing the life, the brutal beating, and the death of Matthew Shepard -- audience members began booing, calling out derogatory slurs, and harassing the actors. Those on stage were devastated by the display of anti-gay sentiment in the audience, and are using this horrible experience to push for real, concrete change at the university. We are calling on the administration of the University of Mississippi -- known as Ole Miss to most -- to rise to this occasion and to go beyond simple apologies and investigations. We are petitioning the university to make sure that -- in both symbolic and real ways -- incidents like this are prevented from happening again because of clear changes to university policies to ensure that Ole Miss creates a culture of openness and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students, staff, and faculty. Ole Miss already has a non-discrimination policy in place that covers sexual orientation in faculty employment procedures -- which is a good first step, but clearly not enough to institute a more accepting university culture. We look forward to working with the Chancellor and the Dean of Students to review all university policies and overhaul them to include protections for both sexual orientation and gender identity.
Show Inequality for AllOut of all developed nations, the United States has the most unequal distribution of wealth. Middle class wages have remained stagnant while the top 1% have seen 95% of the gains. It is critical that Americans all across the country have the opportunity to view "Inequality for All" and work to make the American economy work for everyone.