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Hold Gov. Brown Accountable for Vetoing LIFE Act

Governor Brown VETOED the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act, including a bill that would have created the nation's first loophole-free assault weapons ban. He chose to put craven political considerations above the safety and well-being of California’s more than 38 million residents. Please donate so we can make sure Gov. Brown hears your voice, as we share the stories of Californians lost to gun violence and educate him about the value of gun safety.

Tell Speaker Boehner: Don’t kick abused women onto the street. End the GOP Shutdown.

Speaker Boehner's shutdown is kicking ABUSED WOMEN onto the street. Domestic violence shelters and rape crisis programs across the country have begun losing the federal funding they need to keep their doors open, forcing out vulnerable women and children. SIGN THE PETITION HERE.

Tell Congress: You have to do your job to get paid.

The GOP-controlled House of Representatives decided to shut down the government rather than pass a spending bill that funds the Affordable Care Act, even though the Supreme Court already upheld the legislation. And while hundreds of thousands of hard-working federal employees will stop receiving the paychecks they need to feed their families and pay their mortgages, Congress will continue to get paid for refusing to do the job they were elected to do. Sign our petition to demand that Congress lose their paychecks until they come to a resolution.

Remove David Koch from Board of Trustees at WGBH

Conservative Extremist, David Koch sits on the Board of the most influential PBS station in the country, WGBH in Boston. He's already used his influence to corrupt another major PBS station in New York, and he must be stopped. Sign our petition to keep PBS free of radical right-wing censorship.

Gov. Brown: Sign LIFE Act gun safety bills

Key bills from the LIFE (Lifesaving Intelligent Firearms Enforcement) Act sit on Gov. Brown's desk -- including a loophole-free assault weapons ban and background checks for ammunition purchases. With the stroke of a pen, he could give California the smartest, safest gun laws in the nation, but he has a poor track record when it comes to gun safety. We must convince Gov. Brown to sign these laws to protect Californians from more senseless gun violence.

Gov. Brown: Show your commitment to progressive solutions to prison overcrowding. Sign SB 649.

SB 649 is a historic & bi-partisan drug sentencing reform bill that will save taxpayer dollars and reduce overcrowding in our prisons by allowing prosecutors to charge non-violent drug possession as a misdemeanor, rather than as a felony. Send an email to Gov. Brown urging him to sign SB 649 to help end the so-called “War on Drugs.”

Stop Gov. Brown's ill-advised, irresponsible prison expansion plan

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to raid the budget surplus created by Prop 30 so he can throw $715 MILLION down the black hole of California's prison system, rather than spend those precious dollars on education and vital services. Gov. Brown claims that his hands are tied. Don't believe the spin. Sign our petition and email the Governor asking him not to waste our tax dollars on short-term strategies that expand prisons. Tell him to develop a long-term solution using common-sense reforms to reduce prison spending and keep our communities safe.

Tell VISA to speak out against Russia's Anti-LGBT crusade

Is Visa's support for LGBT rights real or just a marketing scheme? Tell them to use their influence as a major Olympic sponsor and speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws.

Tell L.A. City Council: Sever sister city relationship with anti-gay St. Petersburg

In 2012, the St. Petersburg Assembly led the way for the anti-gay "propaganda" law that, along with other laws, has now led to mass violence, intimidation, and jailing of people who are LGBT or suspected of being so. Los Angeles has a responsibility to educate the Russian people that we will not stand for treatment of our LGBT brothers and sisters this way. This action will make headlines and show Russia that the world community supports equality. Sign our petition and tell the L.A. City Council: Pass a resolution severing Los Angeles' sister city relationship with St. Petersburg until this treatment changes.

President Obama: Boost the Economy by Lifting 2 Million Workers to a Living Wage

In January, President Obama declared that all Americans deserve a living wage. Now, he has the opportunity to quickly and easily make that happen for 2,000,000 Americans by issuing an executive order to require all federal contractors to comply with the Service Contract Act.

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