Current Actions

  • Say No to Medicare Privatization!
    Senator Ron Wyden: Oregonians don’t believe in undermining Medicare by giving into the unfettered market ideology of the Tea Party!

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    Prevent fracking in New York!

    If the Department of Environmental Conservation does not withdraw its flawed draft environmental impact statement soon, oil and gas companies could start fracking in New York by January.

    Sign the letter:

  • Don’t Let Verizon Hang Up on New Jersey

    New Jersey’s Legislature is considering one of the most sweeping telecommunications and cable TV deregulation legislation anywhere in the country. The bill would eliminate important consumer protections that protect against billing errors, maintain service quality and ensure everyone that needs a no-frills phone can have one.

    Send your legislator an email asking them to protect senior citizens and working families by opposing this legislation.

  • Urge the New Jersey Democratic Leadership to fight for the 99%!

    On Tuesday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo – someone Chris Christie once touted as his ‘separated at birth twin’– joined the growing number of elected officials willing to raise taxes on the wealthy to protect services for working families.

    There’s an opportunity here to turn the tide in New Jersey, but our leaders need to seize the moment. Sign this petition to the Democratic leadership — Senate President Sweeney, Senate Majority Leader Weinberg, Speaker Oliver, Assembly Majority Leader Greenwald, and Democratic State Chair Wisniewski — and tell them to stand strong for the 99%.

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    Local leaders: Corporations aren’t people. We can’t let them control our elections. It’s time to take a stand against corporate personhood.

    Once the petition meets a critical mass in any city or town, we’ll send the signatures along to the municipal leaders.

    Sign here:

  • Ask Congresswoman Maloney to rein in Wall Street
    Rep. Maloney: Please continue to stand for working people and Main Street. Don’t weaken Wall Street transparency regulations.

  • Tell President Obama to say ‘No!’ to hydrofracking in the Delaware River basin!
  • Stand with the 99%
    You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.

    We deserve an economy and a democracy that reflect the needs and hopes of the 99%.

  • Invest in Oregon’s Family Farms!
    Members of the House Agricultural Committee and Treasurer Wheeler: There is growing momentum for bringing our money home and investing in Oregon, not Wall street.  Now we need to make sure that our family farmers get the support they need to grow and thrive.  Local agriculture is a key economic driver in Oregon, and we need to ensure that our family farmers have access to affordable and sustainable capital.

    Add your name to this petition telling the House Agricultural Committee and Treasurer Wheeler to invest in Oregon’s Family Farms!
  • Stand with the 99%
    You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.

    We deserve an economy and a democracy that reflect the needs and hopes of the 99%.

  • Stand with the 99%
    You cannot evict an idea whose time has come.

    We deserve an economy and a democracy that reflect the needs and hopes of the 99%.

  • Bad pizza, worse policy
    Tell Albany: New York doesn’t need Herman Cain’s views on politics any more than we need his pizza recipe. No millionaires tax cut. No hydrofracking.

  • Postive Action, Not Eviction!
    Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Michael Reese: The 99% urges you to take a more constructive approach toward the Occupy Portland encampment than the inevitably conflictual eviction effort you have threatened.

    There are many steps the City Council could take, concrete steps, not just rhetoric, that would show good faith.

    Use the form below to contact Mayor Adams, and tell him that you stand with Occupy Portland and that you demand positive action not eviction!

  • Rally at Foley Square to demand accountability!

    Join us!

    Foley Square, New York City
    November 17, 5pm
    (Google Map)

    Show your support by signing up or signing on:

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  • Thank You Congressman Defazio for Standing Up for Working Families!

    Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Working Families) has introduced a bill that establishes a tiny tax targeted at discouraging Wall Street’s most reckless gambles.  In turn, the resulting law will use the revenue to fund investments in job creation and retention in cities, towns, suburbs and rural communities across America.

    It’s bold stances like this that have earned Congressman Defazio the Working Families nomination in the past.  

    Use the form below to thank Congressman Defazio for standing up for working families and the 99% by saying enough is enough – Wall Street must pay!

  • Support the Financial Transaction Tax
    Members of Congress: Taxing financial transactions will prevent Wall Street’s riskiest gambles and fund investment in job creation and retention. Oregon needs to lead on this commonsense legislation.

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  • Rebuild Main Street. Bring Your Money Home.
    November 5th is Bank Transfer Day – I pledge to bring my money home and put it back to work for Oregon! Investing locally will have a major impact on rebuilding Main Street and Rural Oregon.

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  • Support the Financial Transaction Tax
    Members of Congress: Taxing financial transactions will prevent Wall Street’s riskiest gambles and fund investment in job creation and retention. New Jersey needs to lead on this commonsense legislation.

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  • Make Wall Street Pay, Restore Main Street

    Three years after Wall Street speculators and the big banks got bailed out for bringing the economy to its knees, they still haven’t paid to help clean up the mess they made for the 99%. But that could change. Oregon Congressman Pete DeFazio (D-WF) and Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) just introduced a bill to establish a tiny tax discouraging Wall Street’s most reckless gambles. And it uses the revenue to fund investment in job creation and retention.

    Tell your Members of Congress to cosponsor the bill!

  • Make Wall Street pay, restore Main Street
    Members of Congress: Taxing financial transactions will prevent Wall Street’s riskiest gambles and fund investment in job creation and retention. Please join Senator Harkin and Representative DeFazio in cosponsoring this commonsense legislation.

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  • Rebuild Main Street. Bring Your Money Home.
    November 5th is Bank Transfer Day – I pledge to bring my money home and put it back to work for Oregon! Investing locally will have a major impact on rebuilding Main Street and Rural Oregon.

    Add your name:

  • Tell Bank of America that We are the 99%!

    Recently, Bank of America CEO Brian T. Moynihan said that he was ‘incensed’ by criticism of his company for not paying its fair share of taxes and gouging customers with debit card fees. Take a minute to tell Mr. Moynihan that if anyone should be incensed it’s the 99%.

  • Thank David Soares
    District Attorney Soares: Thank you for respecting Occupy Albany’s First Amendment rights and allowing them to keep their focus on the proper question:  what are we going to do to create a society that works for everyone, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

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  • Share your story

    Corporate executives like GE’s Jeff Immelt must not understand what it’s like to live in these economic times without a huge corporate income. While their paychecks have been getting bigger, ours have been getting smaller – if we’re lucky enough to still be getting one. They collect multi-million dollar bonuses while millions of us only collect unemployment. We need to make sure they understand what their corporate greed has done to our economy.

    Tell your story to explain to Jeff Immelt and other executives who just don’t get it – or don’t care – how their boardroom decisions affect the other 99%.


     
    Jeff Immelt is just waiting to hear from you.

  • We can’t afford it.
    Tell Albany: Our state needs good, middle-class jobs, not a $5 billion tax cut for the wealthiest residents. Rescind the millionaires’ tax cut and use the funds to put New Yorkers back to work.

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  • Share your story

    Corporate executives like GE’s Jeff Immelt must not understand what it’s like to live in these economic times without a huge corporate income. While their paychecks have been getting bigger, ours have been getting smaller – if we’re lucky enough to still be getting one. They collect multi-million dollar bonuses while millions of us only collect unemployment. We need to make sure they understand what their corporate greed has done to our economy.

    Tell your story to explain to Jeff Immelt and other executives who just don’t get it – or don’t care – how their boardroom decisions affect the other 99%.


     
    Jeff Immelt is just waiting to hear from you.

  • Tell AG Kroger: No Immunity for the Big Banks!
    Attorney General Kroger Needs to Hear From You Today: Tell him to hold the banks accountable, and bring relief to Oregonians that is equal to the pain Oregon experienced when the economy collasped!

    Call AG Kroger’s office today at (503)378-4400

    After your call, use the form below to tell us how it went!

  • Occupy the Boardroom!
  • Stop Bloomberg from Evicting Occupy Wall Street

    Just two days after saying that he would allow Occupy Wall Street to stay indefinitely, Mayor Bloomberg is changing his mind. He has announced that he’ll begin evicting people from the park early tomorrow morning, allowing them to return only after they agree to new set of rule — including a bans on sleeping bags, lying down and storage of personal property — that would effectively end the occupation.

    Join us bright and early to oppose the eviction of the protesters at Occupy Wall Street at 6AM.

    Meet us at Zuccotti Park (google maps)
    FRIDAY Oct 14th. at 6AM

    If you can join us, sign up here. If you can’t, sign on in solidarity.

  • Stand with Occupy Wall Street
    Mayor Bloomberg: Respect Occupy Wall Street’s right to peaceful assembly. Allow them to demonstrate without intimidation or removal and to take necessary action to defend against winter weather.

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  • Tell Congress: No New NAFTAS!

    President Obama has backtracked on his campaign pledges in 2008 and sent Congress three NAFTA-style trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. Each agreement was negotiated by President Bush and threaten to send as many as 200,000 jobs overseas while endangering key environmental, consumer and public safety protections.

    Take just a moment to send a message to your representatives telling them to vote ‘No!’ when these agreements come up for a vote.

  • Tell AG Kroger to Stand Up for Oregon!
    Tell Attorney General Kroger: Hold the banks accountable, and bring relief to Oregonians that is equal to the pain Oregon experienced when the economy collasped!

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  • Stand with Occupy Wall Street!
    I stand with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street! Young people and the middle class should not have to pay for the financial industry’s greed.

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  • Stand with Occupy Wall Street!
    I stand with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street! Young people and the middle class should not have to pay for the financial industry’s greed.

    Add your name:

  • Stand with Occupy Wall Street!
    I stand with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street! Young people and the middle class should not have to pay for the financial industry’s greed.

    Add your name:

  • Tell the supercommittee to consider jobs!
    Tell Senator Wyden: Deficit reduction should not come at the expense of jobs. Urge the supercommittee to support the Merkley plan!

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  • Tell the supercommittee to consider jobs!
    Tell Senator Lieberman: Deficit reduction should not come at the expense of jobs. Urge the supercommittee to support the Merkley plan!

    Add your name:

  • Tell the supercommittee to consider jobs!
    Tell Senators Schumer and Gillibrand: Deficit reduction should not come at the expense of jobs. Urge the supercommittee to support the Merkley plan!

    Add your name:

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars — called the “Buffett Rule” in honor of investor Warren Buffett — that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. Vermont’s congressional delegation has already come out in support of the proposal. Use the form below to thank Senators Partick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Representative Peter Welch.

  • Share your story: What’s keeping the American Dream out of reach?

    Growing up, you learn that if you put your mind to it, you can achieve anything. It’s the American Dream: a good job, a place of your own, and a sense of stability and security — that we are all supposed to be able to reach, if we just work hard and play by the rules.

    In two weeks, the Rural Organizing Project, Columbia County Citizens for Human Dignity, and Working Families, along with MoveOn.org and Rebuild the Dream, are hosting a non-partisan candidates forum for the candidates running to represent Oregon’s 1st Congressional District in Congress. Those candidates need hear that the American Dream is slipping further and further out of reach.

    There’s where you come in. This race is about more than just Oregon’s 1st District, it’s about Oregon, so that’s why we need you to share your story of how this tough economy is impacting you and your family. 

    How is this economy impacting you and your family? Share your story.

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, this week President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars — called the “Buffett Rule” in honor of investor Warren Buffett — that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president’s plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, yesterday President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars — called the “Buffett Rule” in honor of investor Warren Buffett — that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president’s plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, yesterday President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars — called the “Buffett Rule” in honor of investor Warren Buffett — that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president’s plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Support the Buffet Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, today President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars — called the “Buffett Rule” in honor of investor Warren Buffett — that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president’s plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Support the Buffett Rule!

    As part of his deficit reduction plan, yesterday President Obama proposed a new tax on incomes over one million dollars — called the “Buffett Rule” in honor of investor Warren Buffett — that would prevent millionaires and billionaires from paying a lower tax rate than the middle class. It seems like a common-sense rule. Use the form below to encourage your member of Congress to support the president’s plan to make the super-wealthy pay their fair share!

  • Tell Obama: No rubber stamp for frackers!

    Today is a national day of action, where people from all around the country will be calling President Obama and urging him to not listen to frackers’ claims that their chemicals are safe.

    Call the White House at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 between 9 am and 5 pm EDT on September 13th.

    After your call, use the form below to tell us how it went!

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: thanks for stopping a bad deal!
    Comptroller DiNapoli – Thank you for rejecting the Department of Education’s $27 million contract with Rupert Murdoch’s company, Wireless Generation. With Murdoch’s other companies under investigation for a variety of crimes, it’s good to know that you are working for the best interests of New Yorkers.

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  • Don’t play games with disaster relief!
    Tell Congress: Americans come together to help each other get through disasters. People need relief right away — don’t politicize FEMA funding.

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  • Don’t play games with disaster relief!
    Tell Congress: Americans come together to help each other get through disasters. New Jersey residents need relief right away — don’t politicize FEMA funding.

    Add your name:

  • Don’t play games with disaster relief!
    Tell Congress: Americans come together to help each other get through disasters. Connecticut residents need relief right away — don’t politicize FEMA funding.

    Add your name:

  • No political games over disaster relief!
    Tell Congress: Americans come together to help each other get through disasters. New Yorkers need relief right away — don’t politicize FEMA funding.

    Add your name:

  • What would you ask the candidates for Senate?

    Elected officials can always hear from the wealthy and well-connected. But Working Families Party believes that every day working class and middle class families deserve a voice too.

    At the CT WFP Annual Meeting on August 27th, we’re holding a forum for candidates for US Senate, including Congressman Chris Murphy, former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz and State Rep. William Tong.

    Now, we need to hear from you: What questions do you think we should ask the candidates for Senate?

  • Share your story

    Elected officials can always hear from the wealthy and well-connected.

    But what’s missing is your voice. Want to get our politicians focused on creating jobs and facing the needs of every day families? Then share your story of how the economy is impacting you. 

  • Share your story!

    Are you or have you been unemployed for a long period of time? Is someone close to you unemployed?

    Are you a veteran who sacrificed for your country and are upset with politicians that want to cut funding for veterans?

    Are you a senior who relies on Medicare or Social Security? Do you worry about what Tea Party cuts could mean for those programs?

    Tell us your story. We will invite some of you to tell your stories to Congressman Grimm and your neighbors in your district.

  • Share your story!

    Are you or have you been unemployed for a long period of time? Is someone close to you unemployed?

    Are you a veteran who sacrificed for your country and are upset with politicians that want to cut funding for veterans?

    Are you a senior who relies on Medicare or Social Security? Do you worry about what Tea Party cuts could mean for those programs?

    Tell us your story. We will invite some of you to tell your stories to Congresswoman Buerkle and your neighbors in your district.

  • Share your story!

    Are you or have you been unemployed for a long period of time? Is someone close to you unemployed?

    Are you a veteran who sacrificed for your country and are upset with politicians that want to cut funding for veterans?

    Are you a senior who relies on Medicare or Social Security? Do you worry about what Tea Party cuts could mean for those programs?

    Tell us your story. We will invite some of you to tell your stories to Congresswoman Hayworth and your neighbors in your district.

  • Stand with Verizon workers

    Despite record profits, Verizon is demanding unprecedented concessions and giveback from its workers. So today, 45,000 Verizon workers are now on strike to stop the attack on the middle class.

    In the last four years, Verizon made more than $19 billion in profits and compensated their top five executives more than a quarter of a billion dollars. But that’s not enough for them. Now, they’re pushing proposals to allow them outsource more jobs, slash sick days, eliminate benefits for workers who get hurt on the job and cut the healthcare benefits they promised retirees. And they haven’t budged.

    That’s why 45,000 CWA and IBEW members walked out.  America has had enough of corporate greed. Now is the time for Verizon to do the right thing and come to the bargaining table in good faith.

    Join us in sending a letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam to stop Verizon’s attack on the middle class and share his company’s success with those who made it possible.

  • Stand with Verizon Workers!

    Despite record profits, Verizon is demanding unprecedented concessions and giveback from its workers. So 45,000 Verizon workers are now on strike to stop the attack on the middle class.

    In the last four years, Verizon made more than $19 billion in profits and compensated their top five executives more than a quarter of a billion dollars. But apparently that’s not enough. Now they’re refusing to bargain while they push proposals to allow them to outsource more jobs, slash sick days, eliminate benefits for workers who get hurt on the job and cut the healthcare benefits they promised retirees. And they haven’t budged.

    That’s why 45,000 CWA and IBEW members walked out.  America has had enough of corporate greed. Now is the time for Verizon to do the right thing and come to the bargaining table in good faith.

    Join us in sending a letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam urging him to stop Verizon’s attack on the middle class and share his company’s success with those who made it possible.

  • Stand with Verizon workers

    Despite record profits, Verizon is demanding unprecedented concessions and giveback from its workers. So today, 45,000 Verizon workers are now on strike to stop the attack on the middle class.

    In the last four years, Verizon made more than $19 billion in profits and compensated their top five executives more than a quarter of a billion dollars. But apparently that’s not enough. Now, they’re pushing proposals to allow them outsource more jobs, slash sick days, eliminate benefits for workers who get hurt on the job and cut the healthcare benefits they promised retirees. And they haven’t budged.

    That’s why 45,000 CWA and IBEW members walked out.  America has had enough of corporate greed. Now is the time for Verizon to do the right thing and come to the bargaining table in good faith.

    Join us in sending a letter to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam to stop Verizon’s attack on the middle class and share his company’s success with those who made it possible.

  • Comptroller DiNapoli: Stop this bad deal!

    The Board of Regents offered a $27 million no-bid contract to Wireless Generation, a company owned by Rupert Murdoch, in order to meet fast-approaching “Race to the Top” deadlines. But the Board knew about the deadlines for months, and 16 other companies applied for the contract. There was plenty of time to hold a competitive bidding process to identify the best firm at the best price for state taxpayers.

    Additionally, this contract involves handling very sensitive data about school children. Privacy concerns are real. Given Murdoch’s less-than-stellar record on privacy, is this really the best we can do?

    Ask Comptroller DiNapoli to block this no-bid deal:

  • Blumenthal and Lieberman: Reject the Deal
    The US House has passed a bad deal that puts an unfair burden on everyday Americans: trillions in cuts without asking the wealthy or corporations to pay a penny more. Senators Blumenthal and Lieberman: Reject this deal. Work to increase jobs, not cuts.

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  • Tell Congress this is a bad deal!

    President Obama and the House Republicans have agreed to a deal that will cut trillions of dollars in spending that everyday Americans rely on, without asking the wealthy or corporations to pay their fair share. After manufacturing a crisis out of nothing, the Tea Party has won on every front. Take a moment to tell New York’s congressional delegation to support jobs, not cuts!

  • Yes, I want to help form a WFP chapter in Douglas County
  • Tell the Regents: Investigate News Corp Deal

    The FBI has opened an investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation following reports of alleged phone hacking and eavesdropping on celebrities, politicians, and, now, victims of 9/11 and their families. Meanwhile, reports indicate that the state government is about to award a $27 million no-bid contract to one of Murdoch’s corporate subsidiaries. Please ask Chancellor Merryl Tisch and the Board of Regents to initate an investigation:

  • Tell Albany: No Murdoch Deal

    The FBI has opened an investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation following reports of alleged phone hacking and eavesdropping on celebrities, politicians, and, now, victims of 9/11 and their families. Meanwhile, reports indicate that the state government is about to award a $27 million no-bid contract to one of Murdoch’s corporate subsidiaries. This cannot be allowed.

    Please let Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli know where you stand:

  • Obama: No Cuts to Social Security
    President Obama, take Social Security off the table. It’s not right to make seniors pay to clean up the mess the big banks created. Cuts to Social Security have no place in any budget compromise.

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  • Tell President Obama: No Cuts to Social Security
    Nancy Pelosi and House Progressives are leading the way to stop a bad deal. So far, 70 Democrats have signed a letter to President Obama urging no cuts to Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid in the debt ceiling deal — including 8 members from New York’s delegation.

    Please call the remaining members of the delegation and ask them to get on board, and add your name to our petition to President Obama.

    Add your name:

  • Obama: No Cuts to Social Security
    President Obama, take Social Security off the table. It’s not right to make seniors pay to clean up the mess the big banks created. Cuts to Social Security have no place in any budget compromise.

    Add your name:

  • Obama: No Cuts to Social Security
    President Obama, take Social Security off the table. It’s not right to make seniors pay to clean up the mess the big banks created. Cuts to Social Security have no place in any budget compromise.

    Add your name:

  • Obama: No Cuts to Social Security
    President Obama, take Social Security off the table. It’s not right to make seniors pay to clean up the mess the big banks created. Cuts to Social Security have no place in any budget compromise.

    Add your name:

  • Tell your legislators to stop Christie’s cuts and override his veto of the millionaires tax!
  • Stand for Democracy. Reject the Bridgeport Takeover.

    Bridgeport schools Superintendent John Ramos is asking the State Board of Education to dissolve the Bridgeport Board of Education.

    There’s no doubt that Bridgeport’s schools have serious problems. That’s why we need members on the Board of Education who are willing to ask tough questions and demand results. But the Superintendent must be looking for someone to blame for his own failed policies.

    Tell Education Commissioner Coleman to Reject the Bridgeport Schools Takeover

  • Senator Lieberman: Hands off Medicare
    Millions of senior citizens count on Medicare. Senator Lieberman, please don’t raise the eligibility age.

    Add your name:

  • Legislative session extended: Tell your representatives to vote YES for jobs

    The legislative session has been extended and our bill to create the Economic Development Fianance Authority (aka the “virtual State Bank”) could come up for a vote of the FULL legislature at any time.  If it passes here, it will be just a governor’s signature away from becoming law.

    If we pass this bill, we will not only be making history, we will be taking a concrete step to create jobs and build a more resilient local economy for our state.

    Please contact your legislator — tell them to invest in Oregon.  Tell them to vote “YES” on HB 2519 today!

    * Start right now by entering your zip code to the right.

  • 1. Find your legislator:

    Oregon’s legislators are considering a critical jobs bill. Make sure they hear from you!

    Click here to find your legislator
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    Make sure to scroll down to your State Senator and State Representative.

    2. Call your legislator:

    Once you’ve found your State Senator and State Representative, call them with this script:

    “Hi my name is [YOUR NAME] calling from  [YOUR TOWN].  I’m calling in support of HB 2519, which would create the Economic Development Finance Authority. This is a jobs bill that would help get much needed credit flowing to the state’s small businesses and family farms so they can grow their operations and start hiring again.  The bill is supported by small buisness and family farm organizations, as well as the state’s bank and credit union associations. Can we count on your support for HB 2519?  Thank you!”

  • Tell the legislature: Don’t go home without voting on this jobs bill

    The legislature is talking about going home at the end of the week, but there is a jobs bill still sitting on their desks awaiting a vote. If they don’t act before going home this bill will die.

    This bill is about investing in Oregon. It is about investing in small businesses and family farms so they can grow their businesses create jobs. But if the legislature goes home early without even putting this bill to a vote they will have missed a huge opportunity to create jobs and support a more resilient local economy in Oregon.

    Contact your legislator — tell them not to go home without giving our bill a vote.

  • Send a message to Marty Golden

    The “Rent Stabilization Association” — the lobbying arm for the Big Landlords — has “emptied” their “piggy bank” to keep Republicans in power and in line with their agenda. Senator Marty Golden has received contributions from the RSA, but he represents about 95,000 tenants in 37,900 regulated units in his Brooklyn district. Please tell him to stand with his constituents instead of with the Big Landlords.

  • Fight for workers rights to collective bargaining!

     

  • N.J. Legislators: Ask the wealthy & corporations to pay their fair share!

    Governor Christie’s misguided policies have driven up property taxes, class sizes, crime rates, and transit fares in communities across New Jersey. Meanwhile, taxes are down for the richest New Jerseyans by a $1 billion and the state has wasted $1 billion more on ineffective corporate subsidies to bailed-out Citibank and the developers of the failed retail mall Xanadu.

    Write your legislator urging them to pass a budget that makes millionaires and corporations pay their fair share!

  • N.J. Legislators: Ask the wealthy & corporations to pay their fair share!

    Governor Christie’s misguided policies have driven up property taxes, class sizes, crime rates, and transit fares in communities across New Jersey. Meanwhile, taxes are down for the richest New Jerseyans by a $1 billion and the state has wasted $1 billion more on ineffective corporate subsidies to bailed-out Citibank and the developers of the failed retail mall Xanadu.

  • Dear Attorney General Eric Schneiderman:

    New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed suit against the federal government for its failure to review fully the public health and safety effects posed by fracking in New York State. We stand by him in his efforts, and it’s important to recognize and thank our leaders when they stand up for us.

  • 18 Senators Passed Paid Sick Days

    Add your name to our thank you card:

  • Tell Governor Cuomo:

    “We need you to stay strong on rent regulation to protect New York’s tenants. We must protect affordable housing if we want to remain a city in which middle-class and working-class people can feel economically secure. We’re counting on you to extend and enhance the law before the June 15th deadline.

  • Volunteer for Kathy Hochul!

    Enter your information and we’ll be in touch with you about volunteer opportunities near you.  Whether you live in the district or not, we need you to get out the vote for the May 24th special election!

  • Tell Majority Leader Schmitt:

    “Don’t play politics with our representation--appoint an independent and non-partisan commission to re-district Long Island.”

  • It’s a shame you can’t join us…

    …but you can still add your name to the thousands of others who will be standing in solidarity with us On May 12th.

  • Glad to have you on board!

    Add your name to the thousands of others who will be standing in solidarity with us On May 12th.

  • Send a Birthday Message to Pete Seeger!

    Pete Seeger is a living legend. A folk singer and an activist, he’s been an instrumental figure for the causes of labor, environmentalism, and peace for the past 70 years. Please show him your thanks by signing our card or sending him a message for his 92nd birthday.

  • Interactive map of the Oregon state bank supporters

    Let your legislators SEE how many Oregonians support putting our tax dollars to work at home! Fill in your name, email, snail mail address, and any comments you’d like to add, and we’ll stick a pin in our map with your name on it.

    Your last name and email address will not be published. The map is updated every few hours—your patience is appreciated!

  • State Bank bill passes committee… let’s thank Senator Shields!

    Today is the deadline for bills in the Oregon State Senate to leave their committee of origin–or die. This last-minute legislative rush leaves plenty of good bills waiting until next term.

    However, thanks to the leadership of Senator Chip Shields and the hard work of the Legislative Fiscal Office, the State Bank bill passed out of committee today.

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  • 1. Call your legislators

    Connecticut’s legislators are considering important healthcare reforms. Make sure they hear from you:

    (860) 240-8600
    (Senate)

    The best time to call your State Senator is during business normal hours, between 9AM and 5PM. Use this script:

    “Hi my name is [YOUR NAME] calling from  [YOUR TOWN]. Can you connect me to my State Senator?”

    You will be connected to your Senator, to an aid, or to a voicemail machine. If you don’t speak directly to your Senator, please leave a message.

    “I’m calling in support of the Sustinet healthcare reform plan. The cost of healthcare has put good coverage out of reach for too many families, it’s strangling small businesses, and it’s hurting our economy. Sustinet will lower costs for all of us and help get our economy back on track. Will you support Sustinet?”

    Thank you!

  • OR State Bank Letters to the Editor

     

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    Tell Senate Leader Skelos:
    We call on you to disavow Joe Strasburg and your other corporate interests who think they can buy your vote with a four-figure check. Please pass a Voter Owned Elections Bill, with public financing of campaigns, to ensure that elected officials are held accountable to their constituents, not just wealthy donors and lobbyists.

  • Tell City Council Speaker Quinn:
    We need to keep Wal-Mart out of NYC.  Wal-Mart’s corporate practices lead to low-wage jobs, the death of small businesses and the destruction of local communities.

    Add your name to the petition…

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  • Tell Nan Hayworth and Michael Grimm:
    We need Congress to protect the provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law and stop putting corporations’ interests first.

    Add your name to the petition and tell 5 friends about it:

  • 1. Call your legislators

    36 40 Connecticut Legislators have signed on to co-sponsor the paid sick days bill. Help keep the momentum going by calling your legislators.

    (860) 240-8600
    (Senate)

    (860) 240-8500
    (House)

    Call the Connecticut State Senate or State House with this script:
    The best time to call is during business hours, between 9AM and 5PM.

    “Hi my name is [YOUR NAME] calling from  [YOUR TOWN]. Can you connect me to my state legislator?”

    You will be connected to your legislator, to an aid, or to a voicemail machine. If you don’t speak directly to your legislator, it’s still important to leave a message.

    “I’m calling in support of the paid sick days bill, SB 913. When people don’t get paid sick days, they go to work sick. And that’s not healthy for any of us. A healthy economy needs health workers. Will you cosponsor the paid sick days bill? Thank you.”

    Thank you!

  • Tell Senate Leader Skelos:
    “Special interests in New York have far too much power.  New Yorkers deserve politicians that work for them and cannot be bought off by fat checks. Please pass a public financing bill this year.”

    Add your name to the petition…

  • Congressman Schrader: No more NAFTA’s!

    Kurt Schrader says he is “leaning toward” supporting the Korea Free Trade Agreement.  

    Sign this petition to Congressman Schrader to say “No More NAFTA’s!”  This petition will be delivered to the Congressman in person by Greg Pallesen, vice-president of the union that represented the Blue Heron Paper Company employees that just lost their jobs. 

  • Ask Congress to Investigate the Department of Homeland Security
    Join Us:

    Tell your representative:

    “I call on Congress to investigate Peter King and the Department of Homeland Security.  Let’s open up an inquiry on Peter King’s misuse of a tax-payer funded agency to pursue an ideologically motivated crusade against members of an ethnic background.”

    Add your name to the petition…

  • Ask Congress to Investigate Radical Republicans
    Join Us:

    Tell your representative:
    “I call on Congress to investigate Peter King and the radicalization of Republicans.  Extremist Republicans like Peter King (and Scott Walker?) are a direct threat to the security of America’s middle class.  Congress should examine Republican’s treasonous ties to such anti-American groups as the banking elite and corporate lobbyists, trace their role in recruiting and abetting militant activists, and uncover the danger they pose to the American Dream.

    Add your name to the petition…

  • Ask to Peter King to Stop the Racist Witch-hunts
    Join Us:

    Tell Peter King:
    “We stand united against bigotry and xenophobia in all it’s forms.   The civil rights of basic dignity, fairness and freedom of association must be extended to all citizens – including Muslim American citizens.  Do not use tax-payer dollars to pursue a factually unsupported, politically motivated witch-hunt.”

    Add your name to the petition…

  • Send a message to protesters in Wisconsin

    Join Us in Standing with the Union Workers in Wisconsin 

    “The corporate-backed Right Wing has been coming after working families for too long, and it stops now. We stand with Wisconsin workers in standing up for our rights.”

    Add your name to the petition…

  • Stand with Wisconsin workers on February 25!
  • Stand with Wisconsin workers on February 25!
  • Save public broadcasting!

     

  • Tell Governor Cuomo: “No fracking way!”
    Join Us:

    Sign the Emergency Petition to
    Gov. Cuomo:
    “Governor Cuomo, please do everything in your power to ban hydraulic fracturing throughout New York State. There is no part of the state that should be eligible for drilling. The risks are too great. We must not drill first and ask questions later.”

    Add your name to the petition…

  • Why do you support paid sick days?

    Share your story:

  • Oppose S-1872!
  • Send a message to the talking heads and their corporate sponsors:
  • This is the year for paid sick days
    I support paid sick days because no one should have to choose between their family’s health and their job.

    Add your name:

  • Tell Governor Andrew Cuomo:
    “You made a bold campaign promise to return politics to the people by creating a public election funding system in New York. Please put election reform on your agenda for this year and pass it ASAP!”

    Add your name to the petition…

  • Keep the NJ in NJN!
  • Help make 2,500 calls to NY Governor David Paterson:

    Governor Paterson needs to sign the hydro-fracking moratorium by Monday. You can help with 3 simple steps:

    1. Call 518-474-8390

    (If you can’t wait for a live person and the voicemail box is full, please e-mail Paterson here and let us know below — you’ll still be counted.)

    2. Use this script as a guide for your call
    (and please be polite!):


    “Hi, my name’s _______. I’m calling to urge Governor Paterson to sign the moratorium on ‘hydro-fracking’ gas drilling. I want him to stand up for regular New Yorkers like me who value safe drinking water, not cave to the false claims of the drilling industry. The governor can make history by signing this bill – please let him know that I support it.”



    Already called the governor?

    3. Add yourself to our thermometer counting toward 2,500 3,000 calls:

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    Join Actor Mark Ruffalo –

    Sign the Emergency Petition to
    the New York State Assembly:
    “The State Assembly needs to protect New York’s water RIGHT NOW by passing the moratorium on hydraulic fracture gas drilling before the end of the year.”

    Add your name to the petition…

  • Allow Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire
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    Volunteer with WFP on Election Day!
    Even if you just have an hour, we need your help.

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    Are you voting on row ‘E’ Tuesday?

  • Volunteer with WFP and Rally with Bill Clinton
    We’ll be phonebanking from:
    WFP Headquarters
    30 Arbor Street
    Hartford, CT 06106
    (google maps)

    Phone banks will run
    Sat 10/30 and Sun 10/31
    10AM – 6PM

    Rally with Dan Malloy and Bill Clinton
    Sunday, 10/31, 6PM
    University of Hartford
    Chase Arena
    200 Bloomfield Ave
    Hartford, CT

    Sign up for to phone bank on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, and then join us Sunday evening to rally with Bill Clinton and Dan Malloy.

    The polls are showing a close race. We need you to help phone bank to push Dan Malloy and other Working Families endorsed candidates over the top.

    You can be a beginner or a pro. It’s easy and fun. Join us for a few hours Sunday.

    Then join us afterward to rally with Bill Clinton and Dan Malloy.

    Please sign up. We’ll follow up with you soon.

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    Matt Damon wants to know:
    Will you be voting Working Families Party on November 2?

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    Matt Damon wants to know:
    Will you be voting Working Families Party on November 2?

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    Will you vote WFP on Nov. 2?

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    Will you be voting Working Families Party on November 2?

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    Will you join Cynthia Nixon?
    Take this quick survey to let us know if you’ll be voting Working Families Party on Nov. 2…

  • Sorry to hear that…

    You’re not voting Working Families Party? Care to tell us why?

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    Can we count on you?

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    Pete Seeger wants to know:
    Will you vote Working Families Party on election day, November 2?

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    1. Sign up for our e-mail list:
     

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    Will you vote WFP on Nov. 2?

  • Malloy and Foley: Don’t destroy pensions

    Join us in calling on Dan Malloy and Tom Foley, candidates for Governor, to oppose dangerous changes to public service workers’ pension.

    There’s a powerful myth that public service workers get overly generous pensions and it’s bankrupting the state. But it just isn’t true.

    Unfortunately, some politicians are using the myth to advocate for destructive changes to public service workers’ pension plans, including switching to risky 401(k)-style plans.

    That kind of change would benefit Wall Street big wigs — but it would hurt Connecticut families.

    Sign our petition right away.


  • Tell McMahon: Don’t Lower the Minimum Wage

    Senate candidate Linda McMahon just announced at a press conference that Congress should “review” the minimum wage. Does she really believe minimum wage ought to be… LOWER?

    We already knew McMahon was an out of touch billionaire, but this is nuts. Tell Linda McMahon: don’t make struggling families even poorer.

    Please sign our emergency petition to Linda McMahon:

    Don’t lower the minimum wage!

  • Help us make 500 calls to Speaker Christine Quinn:

    Two-thirds of the City Council has signed on in support of the Paid Sick Time act, but unless Speaker Quinn brings the bill up for a vote, it can never become law.  You can help us win Paid Sick Days for all New Yorkers with 3 simple steps:

    1. Call the Speaker’s office at (212) 788-7210  

    2. Tell ’em how you feel using this script as a guide for your call:

    “Hi, my name’s _______.  I’m calling to urge Speaker Quinn to bring the Paid Sick Time act up for a vote.  1.5 million New Yorkers have no paid sick days where they work.  That’s why we can’t wait any longer to give everyone this basic workplace right.  Please pass the Paid Sick Time act now. Thank you.”

    3. Add yourself to our thermometer and help us reach 500 calls:

  • Tell Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Parks Officials:
    “Our community gardens need permanent protection so they can keep making New York City stronger, greener, and friendlier.
    Please create new community garden rules that protect our existing gardens from developers and encourage the creation of more!”

    Add your name to the petition…

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    We’re sorry – bumper stickers are no longer available.

    Unfortunately, we have given away all of our limited-edition “No Fracking Way” bumper stickers. However, if you would like updates on the Working Families Party’s campaigns to prevent hydrofracking and take on other issues important to New Yorkers, please sign up for our email list by completing the form below:

  • Tell your representatives to put jobs first:

    We’re asking every candidate for Congress in New York to pledge to make job creation their #1 priority in office. Sign the petition to your Congressmembers and candidates:

    “Nothing is more important than putting Americans back to work.
    Anyone who wants to represent me in Congress should take the Working Families ‘Jobs First’ pledge and make creating jobs your #1 priority.”

    Add your name:

  • 2010 Annual Meeting RSVP

    Working Families Party
    2010 Annual Meeting

    Saturday, Aug 28th
    10AM-1PM


    Augusta Curtis Cultural Center
    175 East Main Street
    Meriden, CT 06450
    (google maps)

    Special Guest:
    Dan Malloy

    The stakes couldn’t be higher this year. Join the Working Families Party for our 2010 Annual Meeting to get involved as we work to elect candidates who are looking our for hard working families — not just Wall Street banks or DC lobbyists.

    Meet candidates. Get involved. Make a difference.

    Sign up here to register for the 2010 Working Families Party Annual Meeting.

  • Another Fare Hike? Tell the MTA No Way

    The MTA just announced another round of fare hikes — including a new, limited ride $100 monthly MetroCard. Enough is enough! Sign our petition to the MTA and help us reach our new goal of 5,000 10,000 15,000 signatures:

    “Limited unlimited MetroCards for $100? Fuggedaboutit! The MTA needs to stop using fare hikes as a short-term fix and come up with long-term solutions to solve its budget crisis.”

    Add your name:

  • Emergency Petition to the State Assembly: Pass the ‘Hydro-Fracking’ Moratorium

    The State Senate has passed a one-year moratorium on dangerous hydro-fracking, but the bill won’t become law unless the Assembly signs it too. Add your name to the petition:

    “Our water is too important to allow hydro-fracking’ until we are sure that it is safe. Please join your colleagues in the Senate and pass a moratorium right away.”
  • Help us make 1,000 calls to Senate leader John Sampson:

    The New York State Senate could pass a moratorium on risky natural gas drilling as soon as today — if the Senate’s leadership puts it on the agenda for this week. You can help make it happen with 3 simple steps:

    1. Call (518) 455-2800 and ask for Senator John Sampson’s office.

    (If you can’t get through, please try calling again a few minutes later, or e-mail your message to sampson@senate.state.ny.us and let us know below — we’ll still include you in the count.)

    2. Once you’re transferred to Sampson’s office, use this script as a guide for your call:

    “Hi, my name’s _______. I live in New York and I’m calling to urge Senator Sampson to hold a vote this week on a one-year moratorium on “hydro-fracking” gas drilling in our state. I’m very concerned that this risky drilling could harm our drinking water and our health. Please put the bill on the Senate’s voting agenda for this week. Thank you.”

    3. Add yourself to our thermometer counting toward 1,000 calls:

  • Sign up for a phone bank
    Phone bank location and times:

    WFP Headquarters
    30 Arbor Street
    Hartford, CT 06106
    (google maps)

    Phone banks will run
    Mon 8/2 – Fri 8/6, 5PM – 8PM

    Sign up for a volunteer phone bank, Monday – Friday, 5pm-8pm.

    Working Families Party has endorsed some terrific candidates who are facing competetive primaries, including Kevin Lembo for Comptroller and Denise Merrill for Secretary of the State.

    We need your help to reach out to voters. We’re running volunteer phone banks from every weekday evening.

    Please sign up. We’ll follow up with you soon.

  • Sign our letter to NY’s State Senators:
    Dear Senator,

    If New York doesn’t pass a moratorium on “hydro-fracking” immediately, permits for risky new natural gas drilling could be issued in parts of the state as early as this August.

    It is unacceptable to place our drinking water at risk simply because the State Senate is in recess. We insist that you stand up for the health and safety of all New Yorkers by passing a moratorium on “hydrofracking” as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,
  • $130 Monthly MetroCards? Tell the MTA No Way

    We thought it couldn’t get any worse — but it just did. The MTA now wants to raise MetroCard fares to $130 per month.

    Enough is enough! Sign our petition to the MTA and help us reach our new goal of 10,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 signatures:

    “Monthly MetroCards for $130??? Fuggedaboutit! The MTA needs to stop using fare hikes as a short-term fix and come up with long-term solutions to solve its budget crisis.”

    Add your name:

  • Senator Merkley: Support Elizabeth Warren

    The new Wall Street reform bill signed by President Obama creates a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to crack down on predatory lenders and defend consumers from the banking industry’s most abusive practices.

    Without someone heading the agency with the courage and commitment to enforce new consumer protections, the reforms could end up as little more than symbolic.

    There’s one clear choice: Elizabeth Warren, the brilliant and dedicated Harvard lawyer who invented the idea of the new consumer watchdog, and an outspoken advocate for the middle class. Wall Street’s afraid of her, and with good reason.

  • Dodd and Lieberman: Support Elizabeth Warren

    The new Wall Street reform bill signed by President Obama creates a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to crack down on predatory lenders and defend consumers from the banking industry’s most abusive practices.

    Without someone heading the agency with the courage and commitment to enforce new consumer protections, the reforms could end up as little more than symbolic.

    There’s one clear choice: Elizabeth Warren, the brilliant and dedicated Harvard lawyer who invented the idea of the new consumer watchdog, and an outspoken advocate for the middle class. Wall Street’s afraid of her, and with good reason.

  • Don’t saddle Oregon students with debt

    We can’t rebuild Oregon’s economy without an educated workforce, and we can’t send our college graduates out into the workforce burdened by unmanageable debt. But that’s the reality for far too many Oregon students, who see tuition going up and financial aid going down.

    In 2007 the Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Opportunity Grant as a commitment to Oregon’s students that they should not have to go into debt to get an education at a public college or university.  But the Legislature hasn’t kept its promise, and the program has never been properly funded.

  • Tell Nassau County Legislators:
    “It’s shameful to attack living wage jobs in the middle of an economic crisis. Every member of the Nassau County Legislature should oppose this last-minute push to block a living wage.”

     

    Signed…
     

  • Sign our letter to NY’s State Senators:
    Dear Senator,

    If New York doesn’t pass a moratorium on “hydro-fracking” immediately, permits for risky new natural gas drilling could be issued in parts of the state as early as this August.

    It is unacceptable to place our drinking water at risk simply because the State Senate is in recess. We insist that you stand up for the health and safety of all New Yorkers by passing a moratorium on “hydrofracking” as soon as possible.

    Sincerely,
  • Tell your State Legislators:
    Get corporate money out of politics!
  • 24 Hours:
    Show your support for moving the
    2011 MLB All-Star Game

    Sign the petition:

    “Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant law is unacceptable and un-American. I call on Bud Selig and MLB to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona unless the law is repealed.”

     

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  • E-mail or call your State Legislators!
  • Sign our emergency petition to New York’s Members of Congress:
  • Sign our emergency petition to Gov. Paterson:
  • Send a message to your State Legislators:

    “I value safe drinking water, and I don’t ever want to see a disaster like the Gulf Coast oil spill in New York. Please put ‘hydrofracking’ gas drilling on hold until the EPA has finished its safety study.”
     

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  • Tell Albany: Pass the Arizona Boycott

    If you believe New York should join the nationwide movement to boycott Arizona until the state rolls back its new immigration law, sign the petition to our State Legislators:

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    City Councilmembers who have signed the letter are in bold:



    BRONX

    Maria del Carmen Arroyo
    Fernando Cabrera
    Helen D. Foster
    G. Oliver Koppell
    Annabel Palma
    Joel Rivera
    Larry B. Seabrook
    James Vacca
     
    BROOKLYN

    Charles Barron
    Erik Martin Dilan
    Mathieu Eugene
    Lewis A. Fidler
    Vincent J. Gentile
    David Greenfield
    Sara M. Gonzalez
    Letitia James
    Brad Lander
    Stephen Levin
    Darlene Mealy
    Michael C. Nelson
    Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.
    Diana Reyna
    Albert Vann
    Jumaane D. Williams
     
    STATEN ISLAND

    Vincent Ignizio
    James S. Oddo
    Deborah Rose
    MANHATTAN

    Gale A. Brewer
    Margaret Chin
    Inez E. Dickens
    Daniel R. Garodnick
    Robert Jackson
    Jessica S. Lappin
    Melissa Mark-Viverito
    Rosie Mendez
    Christine C. Quinn
    Ydanis Rodriguez
     
    QUEENS

    Leroy G. Comrie, Jr.
    Elizabeth Crowley
    Daniel Dromm
    Julissa Ferreras
    James F. Gennaro
    Daniel J. Halloran
    Peter Koo
    Karen Koslowitz
    James Sanders, Jr.
    Eric Ulrich
    Peter F. Vallone, Jr.
    Jimmy Van Bramer
    Mark Weprin
    Thomas White, Jr.

     

  • Help Stop the Mayor’s Misguided Plan

    Tell the New York State Legislature to stop the plan to charge rent in New York City’s homeless shelters.  Help us reach our goal of 4,000  5,000   6,500 signatures:

  • Tell your City Councilmember:
  • Just a few days left until the state budget vote. Sign the petition to Albany:
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    Tell the MTA: Run our subway ad!

    The MTA is refusing to run our ad about their plans to raise fares and cut service.
     
    We’re going to send a letter demanding that they reverse their decision on free speech grounds — but first, we want to show them how many New Yorkers are on our side.
     
    If you agree that it’s ridiculous of the MTA to reject these ads, sign our petition:


  • Governor Christie, make a better choice for New Jersey.
  • Thank your Rep. for voting “Yes” on Health Care Reform

    Our Representatives need to hear from all the New Yorkers who appreciate their historic votes.

    Sign your name to the message below and we’ll deliver it to your Member of Congress. You can also add your own personal message of thanks:

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  • Show Your Thanks

    25 brave New York Congressmembers voted “yes” on health care reform. We can’t let their opponents attack them for doing the right thing.

    Tell your Representative how much you appreciate their courageous health care vote:


     

  • Write a Note to the MTA Chairman

    Chairman Jay Walder has agreed to meet with New York City students about MetroCard cuts — and they’ll take your message along. Take a moment to tell the MTA chief why students shouldn’t have to pay the price for budget problems in Albany and at the MTA:

     


     

  • Stand with Grocery Workers

    Stand with Grocery Workers

  • Support the Oregon State Bank

    Sign on to our petition to show your support for the Oregon State Bank, and to let our elected leaders know that Oregonians of all backgrounds support this commonsense solution for the State’s economy.

    Goal: 3000 4000

  • Support criminal justice reform!
  • Stand with Rosa

    While Senator Lieberman keeps trying to blow up healthcare reform, it’s good to see we’re not the only ones who are angry. Rep Rosa DeLauro said:

    “No individual should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I’ll say it flat out, I think he ought to be recalled.”

    Rep. DeLauro has it right. Senator Lieberman should not be able to strip real reform out of the healthcare bill.

  • $100 Metrocards? Tell Mayor Bloomberg to fix the MTA.

    When Mike Bloomberg ran for re-election last year, he promised “no more excuses” from the MTA. But now that the MTA has a budget crisis, the Mayor is missing in action — and transit riders will end up paying the price. Tell him:

  • Financial Regulation Passes in the House!

    Now thank your Representative for voting the right way!

    Congress has taken a major step toward reigning in abusive financial products and services. Payday loans, subprime mortgages and credit card tricks hurt consumers and our economy. Today, all five members of the Connecticut’s Congressional delegation stood with working families instead of with bankers and speculators.

    Please take a moment to thank your member of Congress for voting the right way.
    Start by entering your zip code in the form below.

  • Schumer vs. Lieberman
    Tell Sen. Schumer: Healthcare is too important to let Joe Lieberman hold us hostage. Stand strong for real reform.
  • Support Marriage Equality!

     

  • Tell City Hall to Stand Up for Green Jobs

     The City Council is poised to pass a landmark law that would make New York a world leader in green buildings — and help create thousands of badly needed jobs. But real estate lobbyists want to kill the bill – so we have to act fast.

  • Tell Speaker Quinn: Pass Paid Sick Days ASAP!

    39 out of 50 New York City Council members already support the Paid Sick Days bill – and hundreds of people joined Gloria Steinem to rally for the bill on the steps of City Hall this past Tuesday.

    There’s no reason to wait – urge City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to build on her long record of healthcare leadership by bringing paid sick days to a vote in the City Council as soon as possible.


    Use the form below to send a message to Speaker Quinn asking her to schedule a vote on the Sick Days bill:
  • Tell Speaker Quinn: Pass Paid Sick Days ASAP!

    39 out of 50 New York City Council members already support the Paid Sick Days bill – and hundreds of people joined Gloria Steinem to rally for the bill on the steps of City Hall last month.

    There’s no reason to wait – urge City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to build on her long record of healthcare leadership by bringing paid sick days to a vote in the City Council as soon as possible.


    Use the form below to send a message to Speaker Quinn asking her to schedule a vote on the Sick Days bill:
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  • House Passes Paid Sick Days!

    After a nine hour debate, the house passed the paid sick days bill, 88-58.

  • Support the Healthy Families Act – HR 1542

    PigThe outreak of a potentially lethal flu pandemic has put the issue of paid sick days into stark relief. If we don’t find a way to let workers stay at home when they are sick, they will come to work and place  the rest of us at risk. To address that, the Healthy Families Act will set a minimum of at least 7 paid sick days for every employee. This isn’t just good policy for working people – it’s an essential public health measure.

    Fifteen members of Congress from New York haven’t yet signed on to HR 1542*. Please ask them to do so. Three million New Yorkers don’t have any paid sick leave right now, and that has to change. If your Representative has already joined as a co-sponsor, your statement of appreciation will help them understand how urgent it is to have this bill passed now.

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  • Stop Taking Wall St. Money

    During the Great Depression, Congress passed laws designed to ensure that our nation would never suffer a collapse of that magnitude again. Regulations were enacted to keep banks and insurance companies seperate, to establish regulatory bodies with real oversight, and more. Unfortunately, Congress and successive Administrations repealed those laws and sowed the seeds of the current crisis.

    Why did they do this? One answer is the need for ever increasing amounts of money from Wall St. to pay for expensive political campaigns. Some Democrats wanted to compete with Republicans over who can be more ‘business friendly’ by loosening the controls that kept the financial system stable.

    The result? A Dow Jones index nearly half what it was a year ago.Trillions of dollars in bailouts, loan guarentees, Fed money and stimulus packages. Millions out of work, retirement funds devestated, a massive increase in forclosures and a rise in everything from homelessness to suicide, bankruptcies to clinical depression.

    We hope Obama can make a difference – and soon. But we also need to make sure this never happens again. Our idea? Tell your Representatives and Senators to make the pledge: I will not take Wall Street money ever again. This isn’t all we need to do, but it’s a good start.

  • Let the Budget Committee Know How You Feel
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  • Clean Elections Now!

    A public campaign finance system would level the playing field between the interests of regular voters and big-money campaign donors.

    The Campaign Finance Reform Act passed by the State Assembly would be the most important political reform for New York in a generation. But so far, the media has ignored the story. Add your name to call for clean elections now:

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  • Support Paid Sick Days

    Tell your elected leaders: when people get sick, they should stay home from work.

    The center for disease control says so!

  • Tell Gov. Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg: Halt the Hike!

    The only way New York can have and affordable and reliable mass transit system is a greater public investment from the city and the state.

    Tell the Mayor and the Governor, before we ask transit riders to reach even deeper into their pockets, the city and the state need to fully fund New York’s mass transit system, the greatest public asset we own.

  • Democrats for Sale?

    The New York Times reports today that landlords are funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to Senate Democras. Why? They’re hoping if they grease the wheels, Democrats won’t pass affordable housing laws if they take power this fall.

    Because of the work of tenant activists, almost every Democratic Senator has publicly pledged to fight for affordable housing. Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith has not yet taken a position, and he’ll be the key decision-maker.

    Tell Senator Smith: Join your fellow Democrats and take the pledge to fight for tenants!

  • Stop the Cap!

    stop the Cap!

  • Tell Gov. Paterson: We Need a Fair Budget

    Gov. Paterson’s budget proposal asks everyone to sacrifice — everyone except the wealthy New Yorkers who could most afford to do so.

    Tell Paterson and Albany leaders: We need a fair budget that asks everyone to pitch in:

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