Current Actions

  • Tell Sanderson Farms to take action on antibiotics

    The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms threatens the effectiveness of our life-saving medicines. And unless we take swift action to reduce overuse, we could soon be living in a "post-antibiotic era."

    But of the four largest chicken producers in the United States, Sanderson Farms is the only one that hasn't made a commitment to limit the routine use of antibiotics on their farms. Tell their CEO to make a strong commitment to stop using medically-important antibiotics.

  • Urge Unilever, P&G and L'Oreal to go toxic-free and fully disclose "fragrance" ingredients

    I'm concerned about the safety of my personal care products.

    Please identify and eliminate chemicals linked to negative health effects from your personal care products, and replace them with safer alternatives. In addition, please fully disclose all ingredients used in "fragrance" in all of your personal care products.

  • Support automatic voter registration

    Governor,

    Voter registration should be modern, convenient and accurate. The best way to do that is to pass automatic voter registration, where voters get automatically added to the rolls when they interact with a government agency, unless they opt out.

    Six states have already implemented this policy, and ours should be the seventh. Please support automatic voter registration.

  • Keep our consumer cop on the financial beat

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to help restore safety and confidence for Americans in their finances. And our watchdog on Wall Street has been getting that job done, returning nearly $12 billion to consumers wronged by companies that have broken the law.

    But now the CFPB is under attack, and we need to tell our Senators to stand up and protect our consumer cop.

  • Tell the Federal Communications Commision to keep the internet free and open

    Net neutrality is the basic principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally.

    Please uphold current net neutrality rules and continue investigations into companies using zero-rating -- a practice that gives service providers unfair influence and control over the internet. Without further investigations, net neutrality could be rolled back, leaving consumers at a disadvantage.

  • Stop Unfair Utility Charges

    APS wants to charge you more each month -- before you even turn on a light switch.

    To make matters worse, they also want to create a new mandatory “demand charge”. This charge would be set for the entire month based on the most electricity used in just one hour.

    Please tell Arizona decision makers: Say No to Unfair Utility Charges.


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  • Tell drug companies to help stop the overuse of antibiotics

    The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms threatens the effectiveness of our life-saving medicines. And unless we take swift action to reduce overuse, we could soon be living in a "post-antibiotic era."

    But major pharmaceutical companies still supply industrial farms with around 30 million pounds of antibiotics a year. Tell the CEOs of major antibiotics manufacturers to prioritize public health, and stop selling antibiotics to industrial farms for the purposes of growth promotion and disease prevention.

  • Urge Unilever, P&G and L'Oreal to go toxic-free and fully disclose "fragrance" ingredients
  • Urge Unilever, P&G and L'Oreal to go toxic-free and fully disclose "fragrance" ingredients

    I'm concerned about the safety of my personal care products.

    Please identify and eliminate chemicals linked to negative health effects from your personal care products, and replace them with safer alternatives. In addition, please fully disclose all ingredients used in "fragrance" in all of your personal care products.

  • Don't let Wall Street roll back consumer protections

    President Trump just signed an executive order laying the groundwork for gutting Dodd-Frank, the law passed after the financial meltdown to stop Wall Street banks from ripping off consumers, and to prevent another economic crisis.

    Tell your senator to stand up to any attempts to gut the Dodd-Frank Act.

  • Don't let Wall Street roll back consumer protections

    President Trump just signed an executive order laying the groundwork for gutting Dodd-Frank, the law passed after the financial meltdown to stop Wall Street banks from ripping off consumers, and to prevent another economic crisis.

    Tell your senator to stand up to any attempts to gut the Dodd-Frank Act.

  • Rep. Price Must Withdraw

    Representative Price,

    I ask that you immediately withdraw your name from consideration for the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Our lawmakers have a unique responsibility to the voters: to put their constituents' interests over their own interests. As a sitting member of Congress actively working to pass health policy changes, accepting a special offer from a health care company is not ethical and not appropriate.

    Sincerely,

  • Ask U.S. Senators McCain & Flake to stop the creation of anonymous shell companies
  • Stand up against Wall Street's attacks on the CFPB

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to make sure the big banks and credit card companies that brought our economy to its knees could never do it again.

    Yet Wall Street and their allies have tried for years to defund and even destroy the CFPB, which has returned nearly $12 billion to consumers wronged by illegal practices. Now, they're ready to act on their threats.

    Tell your representatives to stand with consumers, and stand up for the CFPB against any attempts to defund or destroy it.

  • Senators: Act to protect us from the health risks of Monsanto's Roundup

    A new study found that low, real-world levels of Monsanto's Roundup can cause fatty liver disease. The body of evidence tying Roundup to health problems including cancer is continuing to grow.

    The Environmental Protection Agency is currently reviewing Roundup for safety; urge your Senators to speak up and tell the EPA to ban Roundup until and unless it is proven safe.

  • Keep Our Consumer Cop on the Financial Beat

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to help restore safety and confidence for Americans in their finances. And our watchdog on Wall Street has been getting that job done.

    But now the CFPB is under attack, and we need to tell our Senators to stand up and protect our consumer cop.

  • Defend Our Consumer Cop On The Financial Beat

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to make sure the big banks and credit card companies that brought our economy to its knees could never do it again.

    Yet Wall Street and their allies are trying to defund and even destroy the CFPB, which has returned nearly $12 billion to consumers wronged by illegal practices.

    Tell your senators to stand with consumers, and stand up for the CFPB against any attempts to defund or destroy it.

  • KFC: Get routine antibiotics out of your supply chain

    Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry, and sales are increasing. These antibiotics are often given to animals that aren't sick, breeding superbugs that can infect people with illnesses that today's medicine can't cure.

    If we want to get the use of routine antibiotics out of our food supply, then we need to do more: We need to change the marketplace.

    Will you tell KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics?

  • Amazon: Act on toxic chemicals

    In a recent retailer report card report, Amazon received an F grade on phasing out toxic chemicals. The company hasn't even publicly announced a safer chemicals policy.

    As more and more chemicals in everyday products are being linked to health problems, including cancer and neurological impairments, Amazon, which is one of the largest retailers in the U.S., must take steps to make sure toxic chemicals aren't in their products. Send an email to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos now.

  • Stand up against Wall Street's attacks on the CFPB

    When we helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession, it was to make sure the big banks and credit card companies that brought our economy to its knees could never do it again.

    Yet Wall Street and their allies have tried for years to defund and even destroy the CFPB, which has returned nearly $12 billion to consumers wronged by illegal practices. But soon, they'll be poised to act on their threats.

    Tell your representatives to stand with consumers, and stand up for the CFPB against any attempts to defund or destroy it.

  • Tell Congress: Close the Revolving Door

    In 2016, wealthy interests from Wall Street banks to big polluters spent over $2 billion to lobby Congress and the administration. With that money, special interests are hiring recent government officials and public servants who can give them an inside voice in government unavailable to everyday people.

    We can take a few easy steps to close the revolving door and stop special interest politics. One of the most important is for Congress to close lobbying loopholes that allow recent government officials to dodge ethics laws that would otherwise prevent them from lobbying for special interests. We're also asking Congress to extend the ban on government officials becoming lobbyists from two to five years. This "cooling off" period prevents lobbyists from influencing former coworkers or affecting policies they helped to create.

    Tell your representatives to support these reforms, so that special interests don't continue to have the most powerful voices.

  • Tell the EPA: Don't let Big Ag silence scientists

    Just as the Environmental Protection Agency was set to hold hearings on the safety of glyphosate -- the active ingredient in the weed-killer Roundup -- the hearings were postponed after Monsanto's trade group took exception to two of the scientists who were to serve on the EPA panel.

    Now, the hearings have been rescheduled and one of those scientists has been removed from the panel, even though he is considered an international expert with decades of experience.

    The review of glyphosate should be based on independent science, not political pressure from a powerful industry group. Send the EPA a message now.

  • Tell your senators: Don't roll back our democracy

    Large campaign contributions can influence who is able to run for office, and gives an advantage to candidates able to raise the most money. This gives wealthy interests a megaphone in our elections that drowns out the voices of everyday Americans.

    Our current limits on contributions to candidates' campaigns are not enough, but they do give us a safeguard against unlimited and direct influence by wealthy special interests. Now, Sen. Ted Cruz has proposed legislation to completely remove direct contribution limits, which would allow wealthy interests to bankroll campaigns.

    We're fighting every day to lift up the voices of small donors in our elections. But in a world where the mega-wealthy can give as much as they want directly to candidates, it's going to be tougher than ever to put regular voters back in the driver's seat of our democracy. We need to stop this bill in its tracks.

    Tell your senators to fight this bill and keep campaign contribution limits in place.

  • Keep children safe from dangerous recalled toys

    We've made great progress toward making sure toys are safe and that dangerous toys get recalled. But our recent report found that some recalled toys -- which have been deemed dangerous for reasons ranging from high lead levels to choking hazards -- may be available to buy online. These dangerous toys can end up in our homes, and in the hands of children.

    If we know a toy is dangerous, it shouldn't be available to purchase anywhere.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the agency responsible for recalling toys. Send a message to them to make sure they crack down on online retailers that may be reselling recalled products, and ensure the public is informed of all recalls.

  • SC Johnson: Eliminate the toxic fragrance chemical galaxolide

    Galaxolide is a toxic fragrance ingredient used in many SC Johnson products such as Windex, Glade, Pledge and more. A recent analysis revealed that galoxolide is highly toxic and persistent, meaning it does not break down easily and will accumulate and remain in our environment. The chemical has already been found in our waterways and our bodies.

    Urge SC Johnson to ditch this harmful chemical now.

  • Tell the EPA: Reschedule hearings on Roundup

    The chemicals in the weedkiller Roundup have been linked to serious health risks. And yet, nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup are used in the United States every year.

    Yet just as the Environmental Protection Agency was ready to hold four days of hearings to discuss whether the main ingredient in Roundup can cause cancer, they yielded to industry pressure and postponed the hearings.

    Each day that passes means another day that the chemicals in Roundup turn up in our rivers, food, and our bodies. Tell the EPA to reschedule the hearings as soon as possible.

  • Get unsafe industrial chemicals out of our drinking water

    A recent Harvard study found unsafe levels of industrial chemicals called perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs, in the drinking water of 6 million Americans. PFASs have been used for decades to manufacture products ranging from pots and pans to food packaging, and have been linked with cancer, hormone disruption, high cholesterol and obesity.

    Despite the prevalence of these unsafe chemicals in our drinking water, the Environmental Protection Agency has only issued non-binding health advisories to keep our drinking water safe. Tell the agency we need enforceable limits of these chemicals.

  • Ban Monsanto's Roundup Unless and Until It's Proven Safe

    Recent studies from the World Health Organization have linked the chemicals in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup to serious health risks. And yet, nearly 250 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup are used on U.S. farms each year.

    With use sharply on the rise, we need everyone to stand up and let the Environmental Protection Agency know that we want to ban Roundup unless and until independent research proves it's safe.

  • Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable

    Wells Fargo employees broke the law by opening more than two million accounts without customer permission. While 5,300 Wells Fargo low-level employees were fired over this fraud, CEO John Stumpf, who just resigned, is still walking away with around $130 million dollars.

    But his resignation does not mean that top Wells Fargo executives have been held accountable for their actions. Tell the Department of Justice to investigate top executives to determine whether criminal misconduct was condoned or covered-up by senior officials, with jail time on the table for those found guilty.

  • Tell the EPA: Ban Roundup Unless and Until It's Proven Safe

    The chemicals in the weedkiller Roundup have been linked to serious health risks. And yet, nearly 300 million pounds of glyphosate-based herbicides like Roundup are used on U.S. farms each year.

    With use sharply on the rise, we need the Environmental Protection Agency to declare a moratorium on Roundup unless and until independent research proves it's safe.

  • Good! Now tell KFC to get routine antibiotics out of its supply chain

    It makes no sense: Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for livestock and poultry, and are often given to healthy animals. This breeds superbugs that can infect people with illnesses that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: The routine use of antibiotics should have no place in our food supply. Will you tell KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics?

  • Act now: Factory farms should NOT endanger our health

    More than 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used on livestock and poultry, and this overuse breeds superbugs that can cause infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    Take action for public health and call on KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics.

  • EPA: Take action on hexavalent chromium contamination in drinking water

    Chromium-6, also known as hexavalent chromium, is a heavy metal known to likely cause cancer. It has been found at unsafe levels in drinking water across all 50 states. The main culprit? The electric power industry, which released more than 10 million pounds of chromium into the environment in 2009.

    This contamination affects more than 200 million Americans, and yet there is no national drinking water standard for chromium-6 to ensure that our water is safe. Tell the EPA to change that.

  • FDA: Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

    The United Nations just passed a historic resolution to act on antibiotic resistance. But if we want action from our policymakers, we need to keep up the pressure. Sign the petition to the Food and Drug Administration telling them to act.

  • Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable

    Wells Fargo employees broke the law by opening more than two million accounts without customer permission. While 5,300 Wells Fargo employees were fired, top executives are walking away with more than $125 million in bonuses.

    Bank executives who oversee fraud should be held accountable, not get giant payouts.

    Tell the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to criminally investigate top executives, and additionally, tell Wells Fargo board members to clawback executive bonuses and ask them to resign.

  • Tell Congress to put an end to anonymous shell companies

    Scammers can use anonymous companies to hide their illicit activity, making it difficult for our law enforcement agencies to hold them accountable when they do wrong. Tell your representative to put an end to it for good.

  • Tell Congress to put an end to anonymous shell companies

    Scammers can use anonymous companies to hide their illicit activity, making it difficult for our law enforcement agencies to hold them accountable when they do wrong. Tell your representative to put an end to it for good.

  • Good! Now tell KFC to get routine antibiotics out of its supply chain

    It makes no sense: Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are sold for use on livestock and poultry, and are often given to healthy animals. This breeds superbugs that can infect people with illnesses that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: The routine use of antibiotics should have no place in our food supply. Will you tell KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics?

  • Tell the U.N. to adopt a resolution on the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms

    On Sept. 21, The U.N. General Assembly will be meeting in New York to discuss the threat of antibiotic resistance. Please sign the petition calling on the U.S. Delegation to support a strong U.N. resolution to stop antibiotic resistance.

  • FDA: Ban unsafe food dyes

    Brightly-colored cereal, candy and drinks may be fun, but they're not worth risking our health over. Numerous studies have linked artificial dyes to health risks ranging from cancer to hyperactivity -- and these risks are especially dangerous to children, who are still developing.

    That's why we're asking the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw approval for the use of artificial food dyes until they are proven safe.

  • Olive Garden, stop serving meat raised with routine antibiotics

    In the past year, we've convinced big restaurant chains like McDonald's and Subway to make strong commitments to help protect antibiotics. These are major victories, but we can't stop now. That's why we need your help to get Olive Garden to be the next restaurant to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics.

  • Sign the Petition: Tell Your Senators to Live up to the Promise of Democracy

    Americans know that the strength of our democracy is tied to each individual voice being heard and every vote counted.

    But our current system pushes everyday Americans to the sidelines as candidates work to court big money donors and wealthy special interests. And without the protections of the Voting Rights Act, new attacks on voting are happening across the country. It doesn't have to be that way.

    Legislation in the United States Senate could move us in the right direction.

    The We The People package (S. 6 and S.J.Res. 5) would:

    • Overturn Supreme Court rulings like Citizens United through a constitutional amendment.
    • Shine a light on secret special-interest campaign donations.
    • Close the revolving door between Wall Street and bank regulators.

    The Fair Elections Now Act (S. 1538) would:

    • Elevate the voices of everyday Americans by amplifying small contributions with limited matching funds.
    • Break down barriers so Americans of all walks of life, such as service workers, firefighters, and teachers, have a greater opportunity to run for office.

    The Voting Rights Advancement Act (S.1659) would:

    • Restore and increase protections against voting discrimination.
    • Help ensure our elections are safe and accessible to all voters.

    Sign the petition to your senators: We need a democracy that puts people first!

  • Good! Now tell Dove to Pledge to be Toxic-Free

    Why on earth would any company use chemicals that can disrupt our hormones or cause cancer in the products we put on our bodies every day? We should be able to trust that the products we buy are safe -- especially ones our families use every day, directly on our bodies. That's why we're calling on Dove to Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

    Dove prides themselves on helping their customers develop a positive relationship with the way they look. It's an admirable mission, and we believe it could be made even stronger if they were a leader in the movement to get toxic chemicals out of personal care products.

    Sign our petition to Unilever -- the owner of Dove -- and show them that consumers want Dove to be a leader, and Pledge to be Toxic-Free.

  • Good! Now tell KFC to keep routine antibiotics out of its supply chain

    It makes no sense: Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are sold for use on livestock and poultry -- and are often given to animals that aren't even sick. This breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: The routine use of antibiotics should have no place in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics. Will you add your name now?

  • Tell your senators: Support the Fair Elections Now Act

    Our senators are deciding right now whether to support the Fair Elections Now Act. Will you call them to make sure they're standing against Citizens United?

    Here are their numbers:

    Sen. Jeff Flake
    (202) 224-4521

    Sen. John McCain
    (202) 224-2235

    Never contacted your senator’s office before? Here’s what to do:

    Step #1: Either call your senator’s office directly (phone numbers listed above) or call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

    Step #2: You probably won’t get your senator on the line, but you’ll likely talk to an aide who will ask for your name, town and ZIP code. It helps them know that you’re one of the people they represent. If you’d like your senator to follow up directly, it can help to leave your full address.

    Step #3: Explain why you think it’s a problem that big money is drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our democracy. We’d probably say something about how Super PACs have spent nearly half a billion dollars for the 2016 elections, how Americans across the political spectrum overwhelmingly support overturning Citizens United, or how in 2012, 84 percent of House candidates who outspent their opponents in the general election went on to win.

    Step #4: Tell them that you want the senator to support the Fair Elections Now Act, which would change the way our elections are financed by allowing candidates to run a campaign that relies on small contributions, and not just big-money donations. 

    That’s it! Make sure you reach out to both senators -- we need to make sure this bill has as much support as possible. And then tell us how it went by filling out the form on this page.

  • Tell TEP: No unfair utility charges.

    I think most of us agree we should pay for the basic services TEP provides, such as customer service and billing. However, I think most of us would also agree that the amount we pay for electricity should be primarily based on how much electricity we use, and not through an expensive fixed monthly fee that we cannot change.

    Many Tucson residents work hard to conserve energy and be energy efficient. Shouldn’t TEP reward, not penalize, these efforts?

    Please tell TEP: Don’t increase the monthly basic service charge.

  • FAIR ELECTIONS NOW

    Our senators are deciding right now whether to support the Fair Elections Now Act.

    With Super PACs pouring in $500 million (and counting) into this year’s election, we need action now.

    The Fair Elections Now Act would give regular Americans a louder voice in our elections — and take us one step closer to overturning Citizens United.

  • Costco: Phase out toxic chemicals in your products

    There shouldn't be chemicals linked to cancer in our couches or pots and pans. And across the country, more and more consumers are looking for non-toxic household items.

    Large retailers like Target and Walmart are already implementing chemical policies to ensure products are free of harmful chemicals. But Costco is lagging behind, and has yet to announce a policy ensuring its products do not contain toxic chemicals.

    Urge the retail giant to act now.

  • FAIR ELECTIONS NOW

    Our senators are deciding right now whether to support the Fair Elections Now Act.

    With Super PACs pouring in $500 million (and counting) into this year’s election, we need action now.

    The Fair Elections Now Act would give regular Americans a louder voice in our elections — and take us one step closer to overturning Citizens United.

  • Tell KFC: Get routine antibiotics out of our food supply

    It makes no sense: Up to 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are sold for use on livestock and poultry -- and are often given to animals that aren't even sick. This breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: The routine use of antibiotics should have no place in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics. Will you add your name now?

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    Super PACs have already poured more than $500 million into this year's election. It's clear -- we need to stand up against big money in our democracy. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    Super PACs have already poured more than $500 million into this year's election. It's clear -- we need to stand up against big money in our democracy. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    Super PACs have already poured nearly $500 million into this year's election. It's clear -- we need to stand up against big money in our democracy. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Disclose ingredients in cleaning products

    We all regularly come into contact with cleaning products -- whether at home, at work, at school, or at health care facilities. And yet, there are no federal requirements for companies to disclose the ingredients in these products.

    Studies have found chemicals linked to health threats like asthma, cancer, reproductive and developmental problems in common household cleaning products, but these potentially harmful chemicals often are not listed on product labels, leaving consumers in the dark. Urge your representative to support the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act, which requires the full disclosure of chemicals in institutional and household cleaning products.

  • Tell the CFPB to ban the rip-off clause!

    Consumers already face a stacked deck when taking on a large corporation, but forced arbitration makes it nearly impossible to beat the odds, especially when it prevents you from banding together with others to take on a big company. In forced arbitration, corporations bury "rip-off clauses" in the fine print of "take-it-or-leave-it" contracts to block consumers from challenging illegal behavior in court. Instead, big banks and abusive lenders get to decide who will arbitrate the case, what rules apply, and how much it will cost consumers -- with no real opportunity to appeal a bad decision.

    Recently, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule that places crucial limits on forced arbitration in consumer financial contracts. By restoring consumers' right to join together to hold companies accountable, the CFPB will ensure that one of the corporate avenues for forcing consumers into the unfair, biased system of arbitration is foreclosed.

  • Tell major grocery chain Albertsons to can BPA!

    A recent report found half of tested cans from Albertsons -- owner of Safeway, Shaw's, Jewel-Osco, and other grocery chains -- contained the toxic chemical Bisphenol A (BPA).

    BPA is a hormone-disrupting chemical linked to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, and type-2 diabetes.

    We're calling on Albertsons to eliminate -- and safely substitute -- BPA from its cans.

  • Call for a strong final Volkswagen settlement

    Volkswagen and government regulators have proposed the biggest auto settlement in history that compensates consumers and the environment for cars with 2.0 liter diesel engines affected by VW's emission scandal. Regulators are taking comments from the public through August 5th.

    Tell them to make sure the final settlement is nothing short of what was proposed.

  • Act now: Get antibiotics out of our food supply

    Routine antibiotics have no place in our food supply.

    Take a minute to watch this short video to see if you agree.


    70% of antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, and this overuse breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: Antibiotics don't belong in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to take action. If we can add 20,000 names to our petition by July 31, it will make a huge difference. Add your name now.

  • Act now: Get antibiotics out of our food supply
  • Act now: Get antibiotics out of our food supply

    70% of antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, and this overuse breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: Antibiotics don't belong in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics. Will you add your name now?

  • Act now: Get antibiotics out of our food supply

    70% of antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, and this overuse breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: Antibiotics don't belong in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to take action. If we can add 20,000 names to our petition by July 31, it will make a huge difference. Add your name now.

  • Act now: Get antibiotics out of our food supply

    70% of antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, and this overuse breeds superbugs that can lead to infections that today's medicine can't cure.

    It's simple: Antibiotics don't belong in our food supply.

    That's why we're calling on KFC to take action. If we can add 20,000 names to our petition by July 31, it will make a huge difference. Add your name now.

  • Pledge to be toxic free!

    Toxic chemicals lurk in many of the personal care products we use every day, like shampoo, baby wipes, hand soap, deodorant, shaving cream, and much more. Many of these chemicals have been linked to negative health effects like cancer, developmental and reproductive problems, and neurotoxicity. Moreover, many have not been sufficiently studied to know whether they are safe.

    Consumers are increasingly demanding non-toxic products, and this demand is already beginning to move the marketplace toward safe ingredients. For example, Johnson & Johnson responded to consumer demand by removing some chemicals of concern from its products, and putting its ingredient policies for several chemicals on its website, but even industry leaders have much more to do. Chemicals should be proven safe before they are put into our personal care products.

    Urge three industry giants, Procter & Gamble, L'Oreal, and Unilever -- the manufacturers behind popular brands like Old Spice, Olay, Garnier, Pond's, and Dove* -- to lead the way to a safer, more transparent market.

    *P&G's brands include: Olay, Aussie, Pantene, Crest, Secret, Old Spice, Gillette, Head and Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Ivory, Luvs, and Pampers.

    L'Oreal's brands include: Garnier, L'Oreal Paris, The Body Shop, Lancome, NYX, Clarisonic, Maybelline, Pureology, Urban Decay, Kiehl's, and Ralph Lauren Fragrances.

    Unilever's brands include: Axe, Dove, Degree, Pond's, Tresemme, Vaseline, Clear, Caress, Lever 2000, Noxzema, Nexxus, Q tips, Simple, St. Ives, Suave, and TIGI. 

  • Tell your senators: Stop the secret money bill (H.R. 5053)

    Political spending is growing at an alarming rate and secret money is playing a bigger role every year. The House recently passed a bill (H.R. 5053) that only worsens this problem by allowing outside groups to keep their donors' names hidden. This opens the door to illegal foreign spending on our elections and adds loopholes for secret contributions. Tell your senators to take a stand and block H.R. 5053 right now.

  • Tell Senator Mitch McConnell where you stand on big money in politics.

    Since Citizens United, spending by Super PACs and secret money groups has risen dramatically. That kind of big-money politics means mega-donors and special interests have a louder voice than ever, all while regular voters like you and me are pushed to the sidelines. Senator Mitch McConnell just voiced his support for Citizens United and we need to make sure he knows exactly where we stand.

    We're counting on you to help call for an amendment to overturn Citizens United.

    Thank you for asking Senator McConnell to take a stand.

  • Get toxic chemicals out of our food packaging

    A group of chemicals called ortho-phthalates are used regularly in food packaging and food handling equipment -- and studies show they can make their way into our food and our bodies. This is no small issue, because these chemicals have been linked to reproductive, behavioral and respiratory health problems.

    Right now, the Food and Drug Administration is assessing the safety of these chemicals, and deciding whether or not they should be used in our food packaging. The answer is clear: Chemicals which have been shown to decrease IQ and cause reproductive problems should not be on or in our food. Add your voice now.

  • Stop Payday Predators
    The Problem
    Payday lenders purposefully ensnare the most vulnerable people into taking on debt they can't escape. These legalized loan sharks collect 75 percent of their fees by charging an average 391 percent APR from people stuck taking out more than 10 loans a year. It's a debt trap.


    The Solution
    We can rein in the worst payday lending abuses with a proposed rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Payday lenders are fighting to keep their unfair and abusive practices going. It's up to us to make sure the CFPB hears loud and clear that we need to stop the debt trap once and for all.

  • Tell U.S. DOT to Address Carbon Emissions from Transportation

    A new proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) considers requiring state and metropolitan transportation organizations to track, measure, and reduce carbon emissions as well as other air pollution from transportation projects. If enacted, this new measure would help increase investment in public transit, expand safe bikeways and pedestrian walkways, relieve traffic congestion, and clean up the air we breathe. But it won't happen without your support.

    Transportation makes up 31 percent of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions and is responsible for about 53,000 premature deaths each year. Reducing emissions from transportation will clean up our air and save lives.

    We need your help to fix the problem. Tell USDOT you support this rule now.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • FDA: It's time for real action to save antibiotics

    antibiotics cowAntibiotics are a miracle of modern medicine, and are designed to be given in precise doses, to treat specific illnesses and infections. But once big farming operations discovered that a regular dose of antibiotics promoted rapid growth and prevented disease in their livestock, they started to routinely put lifesaving medicines into the daily feed of healthy animals.

    The result? Bacteria that come into contact with those animals grow resistant to antibiotics. Already two million people fall ill, and 23,000 people die each year from drug-resistant infections -- and that was before the arrival of mcr-1, a gene carried by bacteria that can resist even our last resort antibiotics.

    Superbugs aren't taking their time, and neither can we. Call on the FDA to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

  • Help Pass Automatic Voter Registration

    Today's voter registration system is inefficient, costing taxpayers more than it should, and inaccurate, causing responsible voters to be turned away when they show up on Election Day. In the last presidential race, it's estimated that over a million eligible voters nationwide tried to vote but were turned away because of registration problems.

    The solution is simple. When any eligible voter interacts with the DMV or potentially another state agency, Automatic voter registration (AVR) uses modern-day electronics to send the necessary information to that voter's local elections official, who reviews the electronic application and, if everything is in order, registers the individual to vote or updates their voter registration. We shouldn't have to jump through hoops. 

    Will you stand up for commonsense election reforms and tell your state representatives to support automatic voter registration?

  • Tell Congress: Pass a clean budget

    We wouldn't let Congress pass rollbacks to consumer protections in plain sight, so they shouldn't be able to pass them though backdoor deals in must-pass bills. We deserve a clean budget with no riders.

    Send Congress a message to let them know we're watching.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    This election year, people are fed up with big money drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our democracy. 

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    This election year, people are fed up with big money drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our democracy. 

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell your senators to stand up against big money

    This election year, people are fed up with big money drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our democracy. 

    When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now. So we're working to harness that energy and win real changes that make a difference now and build the support we need to overturn Citizens United. 

    Right now, the Senate is considering a bill to give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind your senators that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Urge the manufacturer behind Axe body spray to disclose their fragrance ingredients

    We have a right to know what's in the products that we put on our bodies, but the personal care products industry considers fragrance ingredients a "trade secret" -- and the makers of Axe body spray refuse to disclose this vital information.

    Because fragrance ingredients are kept a secret, many people risk serious allergic reactions every time they use a product with fragrance. Fragrance can also contain hundreds of chemicals linked to other negative health effects, including cancer, reproductive and developmental harm, and more. Without mandatory fragrance ingredient disclosure, it's impossible for consumers to make informed, safe decisions. Tell Unilever, the manufacturer behind Axe and many other personal care products brands, to disclose fragrance ingredients in their products.

  • Don't keep us in the dark with QR codes

    We have the right to know whether our food contains genetically-modified ingredients. But if Monsanto's allies in Congress get their way, instead of a simple GMO label, consumers would have to scan a QR code to find out what's in their food.

    Stop this bad idea in its tracks. Tell your senator to not let QR codes replace a clear, simple GMO label.

  • No more "get out of jail free" cards for big banks

    Thanks to "forced arbitration clauses," too many big banks are getting away with ripping off consumers. Tell the CFPB to restore our right to sue when we've been harmed.

  • Not worth it.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture just gave the green light to a mushroom that's been genetically modified to stay whiter. This is a foolish use of GMO technology.

    Now, the product is headed to the FDA for review. As the agency dedicated to protecting citizens from potentially unhealthy or even dangerous products, the FDA has a responsibility to fully test these mushrooms before they go to market.

    Tell the FDA: This genetically-modified mushroom should not be approved for sale until the health and ecological impacts have been fully tested.

  • Tell Congress: Stand up for voters, not big money

    Big money is drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our elections. When 50 mega-donors and their families can pump nearly $250 million into Super PACs, it's clear we need change, now

    Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would give regular Americans a more powerful voice in our elections. Remind Congress that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Rein in the Still-Too-Big-To-Fail, Too-Big-To-Manage Big Banks

    One of the main goals of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill was to make large banks less of a threat to the economy. One of the requirements was that the largest financial institutions need to submit plans, or living wills, for how the banks would enter bankruptcy in an orderly fashion in case of a crisis. Plans submitted by five of the largest banks have failed testing, which suggests that if there were another crisis today, the government would need to prop up the largest banks if it wanted to avoid financial chaos.

    In order to prevent that from happening, we need to restore The Glass-Steagall Act, which successfully protected taxpayers and the economy from the risky bets investment banks take. From 1932 to 1999, the original Glass-Steagall Act led to the largest sustained period of economic growth and safe banking in U.S. history. It ensured that investment banks could take risks, but consumer deposits in commercial banks were protected.

    Just seven years after Glass-Steagall was largely repealed in 1999, the economy suffered a major collapse and taxpayers were forced to bail out the banks. Now that five big banks have flunked two separate regulator tests of their ability to avoid being bailed out again, it's time to pass the "21st Century Glass-Steagall Act" to rein in the still too-big-to-fail and still too-big-to-manage big banks.

  • Tell Kroger & Campbell's: It's time to can BPA!

    Despite the consumer demand for products free of bisphenol A (BPA), a new report found that 67 percent of tested food cans from dozens of different brands and retailers tested positive for BPA -- a toxic chemical that has been linked to breast and prostate cancer, infertility, and type 2 diabetes. BPA may affect our health when it migrates from can linings into the food we eat and then into our bodies.

    Kroger and Campbell's Soup are food industry leaders who have the power -- not to mention a responsibility to their customers -- to get toxic chemicals like BPA out of food packaging. Kroger is the largest supermarket chain in the country, and Campbell's is one of the most well-known and iconic food brands, sold in 120 countries around the world.

    Despite pledging to reduce BPA in their products, these two companies are lagging behind, while other leading brands have already reduced or eliminated BPA in can linings. Kroger and Campbell's should protect their customers from BPA by removing it from their food packaging. Tell Kroger and Campbell's to join the movement and protect public health. 

  • Tell Congress: Stand up for voters, not big money

    Big money is drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our elections. Fifty mega-donors and their families have already pumped nearly $250 million into Super PACs. And so far, the better-funded candidate has won 84 percent of their primary races.

    We need a democracy for the people, not big money. Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would boost the power of regular Americans in our elections. Remind Congress that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Tell Congress: Stand up for voters, not big money

    Big money is drowning out the voices of regular Americans in our elections. Fifty mega-donors and their families have already pumped nearly $250 million into Super PACs. And so far, the better-funded candidate has won 84 percent of their primary races.

    We need a democracy for the people, not big money. Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would boost the power of regular Americans in our elections. Remind Congress that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • No Bonuses for Volkswagen Executives

    Executives certainly shouldn't be given bonuses when their company commits an egregious corporate crime against consumers and the environment. But that's exactly what's happening for executives at Volkswagen. News reports say executives will get 70% of their scheduled bonuses, and could earn back the other 30% in a few years.

    This is unacceptable. Sign the petition to send a clear message to VW -- no bonuses.

  • Stop the Abuse of Anonymous Shell Companies

    Shell companies have engaged in consumer scams like credit card and Medicare fraud, as well as bogus government contracts that rip off taxpayers. They've even sent secret donations to Super PACs. We can't allow these abuses to continue. Congress needs to act.

    Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have put aside political differences to work together on this issue. Now U.S. Senators have the same opportunity to reach across the aisle.

    Please let your senators know that we need them to stop the abuse of anonymous shell companies.

  • Tell the DOJ: Hold VW executives accountable

    Volkswagen installed "defeat devices" on some 567,000 "clean" diesel cars in the U.S. to avoid emission control laws. These devices are elaborate software that turn on emission controls during testing, and turn them off during regular driving. As a result, these cars can emit as much as 40 times the legal limit of NOx, a major smog-forming pollutant.

    The Justice Department has been seen as the only agency that might hold executives personally accountable for this wrongdoing. While they have filed a civil suit to levy penalties against the company, they haven't pressed individual criminal charges yet -- so they need to hear from you.

  • Activists from yesterday's Rally for Democracy are flooding offices in the House and Senate to give their lawmakers a message: it's time to put an end to big-money politics.

    You might not be on the Hill, but we need your voice. Tell your lawmakers to support legislation that empowers everyday voters over special interests.

  • Activists from yesterday's Rally for Democracy are flooding offices in the House and Senate to give their lawmakers a message: it's time to put an end to big-money politics.

    You might not be on the Hill, but we need your voice. Tell your lawmakers to support legislation that empowers everyday voters over special interests.

  • Will You Stand with Democracy Awakening?

    From across the country, thousands are gathering in Washington, D.C., for Democracy Awakening, a three-day mobilization to lift barriers to voting and fight big-money politics. Together, they're here to send a message: it's time to save democracy.

    If we want our lawmakers to listen, we need your voice as well. Add your name to stand with Democracy Awakening and a government, of, by, and for the people.

  • Tell Your Representative: Stand Up for Voter Protections

    Last week, Wisconsin residents left their homes and headed to the polls only to find hours-long lines and ID restrictions that turned away eligible voters. This voting debacle comes less than a month after similar failures left Arizona voters standing in line at the polls for up to five hours.

    Your ability to vote shouldn't be contingent on where you live. Until recently, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) protected against polling cuts and voter access restrictions by requiring some states to receive federal approval before making big election changes. In 2013, the Supreme Court gutted that law, deciding it was out of date.

    Our solution is simple: Let's update the VRA. Tell your representative to take action now.

  • Stop the Abuse of Anonymous Shell Companies

    Corrupt foreign politicians, terrorists, drug and human traffickers, arms dealers and other foreign and domestic criminals regularly set up shell companies in the United States to exploit the good reputation of American businesses and launder their ill-gotten revenue through our financial system.

    Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have put aside political differences to work together on this issue. Now U.S. Senators Flake and McCain have the same opportunity to reach across the aisle in the Senate.

    Please let U.S. Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain know that Arizonans want them to stop the abuse of anonymous shell companies.

  • Support the Department of Labor's Retirement Rule

    The Department of Labor announced an update to its rules that would better protect retirement security for all Americans. This is a major victory for workers and retirees saving and investing for a secure and dignified retirement.

    Tell your member of Congress to support the retirement rule.

  • Keep the Internet open
    Last year, the Federal Communications Commission passed the strongest-ever protections for an open Internet -- the idea that Internet providers should treat all network traffic the same.

    However, companies like Comcast, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile found a loophole called "zero rating," allowing them to exempt apps and sites like video streaming services of their choosing from counting toward data limits. This puts broadband providers, instead of consumers, in the position of picking winners and losers on the Internet.

    Tell the FCC to protect consumers and the open Internet.
  • Protect our drinking water and protect our families!

    Our aging water systems are failing at an alarming rate, putting the health of our families at risk. In fact, a recent investigation found excessive lead levels in 2,000 water systems, across all 50 states, over the past four years, many of them at schools at day cares.

    The water crisis in Flint, Mich., has brought the problem into the spotlight, but lead contamination in our water is a serious concern for many communities across the country. Tell your representatives in Congress to support upgrading our water infrastructure and protecting our communities from tainted water.

  • Protect our drinking water!

    Our aging water systems are failing at an alarming rate. The water crisis in Flint, Mich., has brought the problem into the spotlight, but lead contamination in our water is a serious concern for many communities across the country.

    Access to clean and safe water is a basic right, and we need to make sure every American enjoys that right. Thankfully, there is momentum now in Congress for funding to upgrade our water infrastructure and protect our communities from tainted water. Tell your representatives in Congress to take action.

  • Please tell the Arizona Corporation Commission: No to unfair utility charges.

    Arizona's largest utility companies, including APS, TEP and UNS Electric are trying to dramatically change how they charge residential customers and small businesses for electricity. The plan they are proposing means more money for them, less money for consumers and small businesses.

    The utilities are proposing an increase in the basic service charge – a mandatory fee for consumers. In addition, a new mandatory "demand charge" would charge consumers for the maximum amount of energy used at any time during the month. No other utility company in the country requires its residential customers to pay a "demand charge".

    Please join with other Arizonans and send a message to the Arizona Corporation Commission: Vote no on increased utility charges.

  • Protect our drinking water!
    Our aging water systems are failing at an alarming rate. The Flint water crisis has brought the problem into the spotlight, but lead contamination in our water is a serious concern for many communities across the country.

    Access to clean and safe water is a basic right, and we need to ensure every American enjoys that right. Thankfully, there is momentum now in Congress for funding to upgrade our water infrastructure and protect our communities from tainted water. Keep the momentum going! Add your name now.
  • Protect communities from chemical disasters

    A shocking number of Americans -- more than one hundred million -- live in the vulnerability zones surrounding dangerous chemical facilities. What's worse, one in three American schoolchildren goes to a school that sits within a vulnerability zone. This means they're at risk of being exposed to explosions, fires and toxic chemicals.

    We can make these facilities safer by ensuring that they switch to safer chemicals and technologies that are both available and affordable. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a proposed rule to make chemical plants safer, but the rule as written does not do enough to prevent these disasters from devastating our communities. This is our last chance to speak out on the rule before the EPA makes its final decisions. Tell EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy that we need a strong rule to make chemical facilities safer.

  • Tell your member of Congress: Stop Protecting Payday Sharks
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is finalizing a rule to rein in the predatory payday industry, whose sky-high interest rates are designed to trap vulnerable people in cycles of debt. The average borrower takes out 10 loans and pays 391% in interest and fees. In fact, 75% of the payday industry's revenues are generated by these repeat borrowers.

    But right now, there is traction in Congress for a bill that would delay implementation of this rule for two years and allow states to continue having triple-digit interest rates. Let's show our support for the CFPB and a strong payday rule.

  • We have the right to know whether our food contains genetically-modified ingredients.

    But Monsanto and their allies are pushing hard to keep us in the dark, despite the U.S. Senate blocking a bill that would prevent states from labeling GMOs.

    As these attacks escalate on our right to know, make sure your senators know to stand up for our right to know!

  • Monsanto and their allies are pushing hard to keep us in the dark about what's in our food, even though the Senate just stopped a bill that would have blocked states from passing their own laws to label GMOs.

    We know they'll stop at nothing to pass a bill before Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law goes into effect on July 1st.

    We've been able to hold off their attacks, but we need to make sure our senators protect our right to know.

  • Tell Congress: We want protection from toxic chemicals

    For decades, our nation's major chemical law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), has been too weak to protect us from toxic chemicals in our everyday products. Congress is putting the final touches on an update to the law, but before it hits the President's desk, one big problem needs to be addressed.

    Chemical industry lobbyists and some lawmakers are pushing hard to block states from being able to protect us from toxic chemicals. States across the country have led the way to protect their citizens from toxic chemicals, and we need to ensure they can continue to safeguard us. Tell Congress to preserve state power in the final bill so states can continue to protect us from toxic chemicals.

  • Stop Attacks on Our Right to Know

    The Senate is getting ready to vote on a bill that would block something that 90 percent of Americans want: labels on genetically-modified foods. After consumers spoke out against what was dubbed the "DARK" Act, or the Denying Americans the Right to Know Act, the Senate proposed their own version, a tricky alternative that would still strip states of their right to require labels on GMOs.

    This bill is a dangerous threat to transparency in our food system. Urge your Senator to oppose this bill that denies Americans the right to know.

  • After news broke that Volkswagen designed their "clean diesel" engines to cheat emissions tests, more than 20,000 people joined our call asking the German automaker to buy back the cars. But so far, we haven't heard a response.

    Sign our letter to Volkswagen, asking them to respond to the petitions, and buy back the "clean diesel" cars.

  • This overuse makes antibiotics less effective for everyone

    Many factory farms often give antibiotics to animals when they aren't even sick, helping create antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” that can be difficult to cure. Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from antibiotic-resistant infections.

    For factory farms to change their practices, we need big restaurants like KFC to stop serving meat from animals fed a routine diet of antibiotics.

  • Stop Attacks on Our Right to Know

    A Senate Committee is about to vote on a bill that would block something that 90 percent of Americans want: labels on genetically-modified foods. After consumers spoke out against what was dubbed the "DARK" Act, or the Denying Americans the Right to Know Act, the Senate proposed their own version, a tricky alternative that would still strip states of their right to require labels on GMOs.

    This bill is a dangerous step away from transparency in our food system. Urge your Senator to oppose this bill that denies Americans the right to know.

  • Fight for your right to know about lead contamination in drinking water

    The Flint water crisis reinforces a simple point: In every city and town, we should have the right to know about pollutants in our drinking water. Though the crisis in Flint, Michigan, highlighted this problem, cities and towns across the country -- from Chicago to Mississippi -- still have problems with lead contamination. And time and time again, residents are not notified until it's too late.

    You would think the law requires officials to notify residents about tainted water right away, but that's not the case. That's why we need to support efforts to ensure the public is not kept in the dark when dangerous levels of lead are detected in our water. Send a message to Congress now.

  • Prioritize Retirement Savings Over Wall Street Profits

    Every year, about $17 billion of retirement savings is lost by consumers due to advice provided by financial advisers who have a conflict of interest.

    We can't afford to lose any more from retirement savings. Tell Congress that when saving for retirement, you want financial advisers to prioritize retirement savings over their own profits. HR 4293 and HR 4294 in the House and S 2497, S 2512, and S 2515 in the Sentate threaten the retirement security of our nation's retirees and should be soundly rejected by Congress.

  • We could soon be living in a "post-antibiotic era"

    Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from antibiotic-resistant infections.

    But despite warnings from health experts, factory farms often give them to animals when they aren't even sick. 

    For factory farms to stop overusing antibiotics, we need big restaurants to force their hand. That's why KFC should stop selling meat raised on antibiotics.

    We've already helped convince McDonald's and Subway to take action. Now it's KFC's turn.

  • Let's fill up Volkswagen's inbox

    After they learned how Volkswagen designed their "clean diesel" engines to cheat emissions tests, two of our supporters drove across the country to return their Jetta SportsWagen TDI to Volkswagen of America’s corporate headquarters in Virginia, and deliver more than 20,000 petitions to VW calling on them to buy back the cars.

    We're still waiting on a response from VW to the petition.

  • Tell DOT to Act on Carbon Emissions

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is poised to release a new set of rules that will establish how to measure performance for our highways, transit, and safety. While these new rules will cover a number of different emissions, carbon is notably lacking from the rule. Nearly one-third of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation and 83 percent of emissions in the transportation sector come from tailpipes.

    Thus far, U.S. DOT has resisted calls to include carbon in the new performance measures, but with enough support we can change that. Send a message to U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx and tell him this cannot wait.

  • Demand that the state of Michigan provide for its Flint residents affected by lead poisoning

    Michigan officials have failed residents of Flint, Michigan. A state-appointed emergency manager switched Flint's water supply to the Flint River in an attempt to cut costs. The water from the Flint River needed treatment to make it drinkable, but officials "made a mistake" and followed the wrong protocol, and never treated the water. Now, thousands will deal with the effects of lead poisoning for the rest of their lives. Tell Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to ensure every affected citizen is provided with free long-term care.

  • KFC: Help Save Antibiotics



    According to the CDC, more than 2 million Americans get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections each year, and 23,000 people die. Yet, more than 70 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States go to livestock and poultry operations, which routinely mix huge quantities of antibiotics into the feed of animals that aren’t sick. This practice increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria will develop resistance to antibiotics, meaning our life-saving medicines won't work.

    As the national Colonel of fried chicken, KFC has tremendous power to change the chicken market and put an end to this dangerous practice... but they won't do it unless they know that consumers demand it. Please, sign now!

  • Tell KFC to Help Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics

    Factory farms are overusing our antibiotics by giving them to animals when they aren't even sick, helping to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from these infections.

    For factory farms to change their practices, we need big restaurant chains to pressure them into taking action. That's why we're asking KFC to stop selling meat raised on routine antibiotics.

    In the last year, we've helped convince McDonald's and Subway to take steps to protect our antibiotics. Now it's KFC's turn. Call on them to take action.

  • Tell KFC to Help Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics

    Factory farms are overusing our antibiotics by giving them to animals when they aren't even sick, helping to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from these infections.

    For factory farms to change their practices, we need big restaurant chains to pressure them into taking action. That's why we're asking KFC to stop selling meat raised on routine antibiotics.

    In the last year, we've helped convince McDonald's and Subway to take steps to protect our antibiotics. Now it's KFC's turn. Call on them to take action.

  • STOP THE VW BAILOUT

    The House of Representatives just passed a bill that could let Volkswagen off the hook for millions – even billions – of dollars in lawsuits from regular Americans who were deceived into buying their "clean diesel" cars that were actually designed to cheat emissions tests. The bill would also have a devastating effect on class action lawsuits, making it much harder for consumers to hold corporations accountable when they do us harm.

    Tell your senator to stand up for consumers and stop the VW bailout.

  • Volkswagen: Respond to your customers

    Marcus and Elisabeth just completed a cross-country road trip to return their Jetta SportsWagen TDI -- and more than 20,000 petitions -- to Volkswagen of America’s corporate headquarters in Virginia. The EPA says Volkswagen designed 567,000 “clean diesel" cars to get away with violating the law and emitting as much as 40 times the legal limit of smog-forming pollutants.

    We are still waiting for a response to the petition, particularly on buy-backs for customers. The only way to make customers whole is by offering to buy back their cars at full purchase price.

    Send Volkswagen a message to demand an answer.

  • Volkswagen: Respond to your customers

    Marcus and Elisabeth just completed a cross-country road trip to return their Jetta SportsWagen TDI -- and more than 20,000 petitions -- to Volkswagen of America’s corporate headquarters in Virginia. The EPA says Volkswagen designed 567,000 “clean diesel" cars to get away with violating the law and emitting as much as 40 times the legal limit of smog-forming pollutants.

    We are still waiting for a response to the petition, particularly on buy-backs for customers. The only way to make customers whole is by offering to buy back their cars at full purchase price.

    Send Volkswagen a message to demand an answer.

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  • Tell the DOJ: Hold VW executives accountable

    Volkswagen installed “defeat devices” on some 567,000 “clean" diesel cars in the US market to avoid emission control laws. These devices are elaborate software that turn on emission controls during testing and turn them off during regular driving, emitting as much as 40 times the legal limit of NOx, a major smog-forming pollutant.

    The Justice Department has been seen as the only agency that might hold executives personally accountable. While they have filed a civil suit to levy penalties against the company, they haven’t pressed individual criminal charges yet -- so they need to hear from you.

  • Ban toxic flame retardants in our household products!

    Toxic flame retardant chemicals, used in many of our products, are a threat to public health. These chemicals in our children’s products, furniture, mattresses, and electronic casings travel into our homes and put consumers at risk for serious health problems including cancer, decreased IQ in children, impaired memory, learning deficits, and reproductive impairments.

    Toxic flame retardants continue to silently affect our health without warning or proper labeling, making it difficult to avoid the danger. Submit a comment to Todd Stevenson, Secretary of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, telling him to ban products with these toxic flame retardants.

  • Five more in 2016!

    Last year you, along with hundreds of thousands like you, helped convince McDonald's and Subway to commit to antibiotics policies that will help stop the overuse of our life-saving medicines on factory farms. As a result, we saw major shifts in the industry: from major chicken producers like Tyson Foods committing to eliminate human antibiotics use from their flocks to the strongest state policy yet in California.

    We aren't done yet. In 2016, we're going to convince five more restaurant chains like KFC and Taco Bell to commit to only serving meat raised without routine antibiotics.

    Are you with us?

  • Protect our food supply, stop the bee die-off

    Bees are dying off at an unprecedented rate -- last year, beekeepers lost 40 percent of their colonies. Fewer and fewer bees mean fewer and fewer fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Neonicotinoid pesticides, which are used on close to a third of our cropland, are lethal to bees, which means these pesticides threaten our food supply. Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to ban these dangerous pesticides once and for all.

  • Big Ag's overuse of antibiotics has serious consequences

    Every year, 2 million Americans get sick and 23,000 die from antibiotic-resistant infections. But despite warnings from health experts, factory farms are overusing our life-saving medicines by giving them to animals when they aren't even sick -- helping to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 

    For factory farms to change their practices, we need big restaurant chains to pressure them into taking action. That's why we're asking KFC to stop selling meat raised on routine antibiotics.

    In the last year, we've helped convince McDonald's and Subway to take steps to protect our antibiotics. Now it's KFC's turn.
    Call on them to take action.

  • KFC: Stop serving meat raised on routine antibiotics

    Health experts warn that if factory farms don't stop overusing antibiotics, our life-saving medicines could stop working. That's why we're calling on big restaurant chains to take action and push factory farms to change their practices.

    In the last year, we've helped convince McDonald's and Subway to make strong commitments to phase out the sale of meats raised on routine antibiotics -- and major food producers have already started to respond. Now, it's KFC's turn to do their part to protect public health.

  • Stop Highway Boondoggles

    We need a major rethink of America's transportation policy priorities -- one that focuses resources on repairing and maintaining existing infrastructure and expanding the transportation choices available to Americans. In order to help halt wasteful boondoggles, add your name today.

  • It's time for strong antibiotics rules from the FDA

    Antibiotic resistance is on the rise and, according to the FDA's annual report, so is antibiotics use on livestock and poultry.

    This is unacceptable.

    We know that the overuse of antibiotics causes antibiotic resistance. Yet, even under FDA guidelines, factory farms are still allowed to routinely administer antibiotics to animals that aren't sick. Factory farms have become hotbeds of resistance, and it's time for the FDA to take serious action. Experts worldwide warn that the longer we wait to reign in antibiotics misuse, the more quickly we approach the post-antibiotic era, in which our life-saving medicines no longer work.

    The FDA tried to right this wrong with its Guidance for Industry #213 in 2013. Two years later, these voluntary actions don't seem to be working but are making it clear that as long as producers are permitted to use antibiotics for disease prevention in animals that are not sick, antibiotics misuse on farms will continue. We need more substantial action in order to save antibiotics.

    Tell the FDA: it's time to ban the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

  • Congress: Vote Against Permanent Tax Loopholes

    Loopholes that allow multinational corporations to evade taxes cost the United States an estimated $10 billion a year — a tab that ordinary Americans will have to pick up in the form of higher individual taxes, cuts to public programs, or more national debt.

    So why is Congress even considering making these loopholes permanent?

    Send your Member of Congress a message now. Urge them to vote against allowing corporations to hide their profits overseas.

  • Oppose Wall Street Handouts in Must-Pass Bills

    Wall Street is making backroom deals with their allies in Congress to roll back rules put in place to protect us from the same risky practices that nearly destroyed the economy in 2008. They’ve attached unrelated riders to a must-pass, end-of-year government funding package.

    We oppose these riders, including those that:

    • Attack Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau;
    • Repeal reforms put in place after the 2008 economic collapse;
    • Eliminate rules protecting investors and retirement investments.
  • TELL THE DOJ: DENY BP TAX DEDUCTIONS FOR DEEPWATER HORIZON SETTLEMENT

    The tragedy of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill must be answered with justice for the people, economy, and wildlife of the Gulf Coast -- not further tax benefits for BP.

  • Tell Vanguard to Keep Retirement Savings Out of Secret-Money Politics

    Corporations are channeling an unprecedented amount of secret money into our elections. Even worse, they're doing it with our retirement savings.

    From oil companies to defense contractors, big corporations that don't disclose their political spending depend on investments from Vanguard, which represents the retirement savings of millions of American families. As the largest manager of retirement savings in the country, Vanguard has the power -- and the obligation -- to combat Citizens United politics and special interest influence in our elections.

    Call on Vanguard to keep our retirement savings out of secret money politics.

  • Congress: Stand up for voters!

    We're making serious progress in the fight to reclaim our democracy for the people. In fact, voters in Seattle and Maine just passed measures that put them at the forefront of the nationwide movement to empower regular voters, and reduce the influence of big money.

    Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would amplify the voice of regular voters. Remind them that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Take action.

    Support for an executive order to disclose secret political spending is growing. With only a year left in office, we need President Obama to act now.

    Call the West Wing and urge President Obama to take a stand against secret-money politics.

  • Take action.
  • Keep Disclosing Full Cost of Airfares

    Airlines in the U.S., including Delta, American, and United, are lobbying Congress to take us back to the days when taxes and fees were hidden from advertised airfares.

    Tell your senators and representative in Congress to make airlines keep disclosing all costs. Keep the full price of airfares transparent.

  • Keep Disclosing Full Cost of Airfares
  • Tell your senator: Stop the DARK Act

    Monsanto and their allies are pulling out all the stops to pass a bill in the Senate that would prevent states from passing laws to require GMO labeling. They've already spent $143 million since 2013 lobbying against GMO labeling, and and have paid academics to act as "independent" front people for their fight to keep us in the dark.

    The House has already passed the bill -- we need our Senators to stand up for our right to know, and defeat this bill.

  • Since the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United, taxpayer-funded government contractors have been allowed to spend unlimited sums of secret money on our elections. With the stroke of a pen, President Obama could sign an executive order requiring contractors to disclose that spending, taking a huge step forward in our fight for transparency.

    But after nearly seven years in office, Obama has yet to act. Help us send the President a message that the time for action on Citizens United and secret political spending is now.

  • No Golden Parachute for VW's former CEO

    After overseeing one of the biggest corporate scandals in history, Martin Winterkorn, former Volkswagen CEO, is eligible to receive a golden parachute worth a total of $66.9 million! Volkswagen's supervisory board should deny him a parachute and use that money towards paying back nearly half a million customers in the U.S. who were sold "clean diesel" cars that were designed to cheat emissions tests.

  • The FEC needs to hear from you

    This October, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) asked our organization to submit comments on money in politics as the agency considers reforms that could change the way our elections work.

    That's why we're asking supporters to sign a comment to the FEC on the need for money in politics reform. Take a moment to sign a comment and make your voice heard with our nation's top elections agency.

  • Tell ADOT to Keep on Track with Phoenix-Tucson Passenger Rail

    The Arizona Dept. of Transportation recently completed the necessary next step to make Phoenix-Tucson passenger rail a reality. But they, and other decision makers, need to hear Arizonans support moving forward.

    Keep ADOT on track. Tell them you want passenger rail between Phoenix-Tucson.

    It is best to personalize your message. Suggestions below:

    1. Thank ADOT for moving forward Phoenix-Tucson passenger rail. Encourage them to continue with necessary next steps.
    2. Add a couple sentences or so about why this is important to you (more transportation options are good for the economy, environment; you want to be able to travel for work or recreation to other parts of the state without having to drive; less cars on the road is better for our air and our health; …).
    3. Encourage ADOT to recognize that transportation trends in Arizona point to an increase in public transit. Therefore, it is important to ensure Phoenix-Tucson passenger rail connects with existing and future transit services and that passenger rail can be a catalyst for transit-oriented development.
  • Subway: Thanks for going antibiotic-free

    Subway just announced it will phase out antibiotics from its entire meat supply. This is a major win for public health, and we're ecstatic that Subway will be living up to the healthy image they've created.

    As the largest fast food restaurant in the United States, this decision will put major market pressure on meat producers to change their practices, and stop overusing antibiotics.

    Join us in telling Subway, "Thank You."

  • Tell your Senator: We want protection from toxic chemicals

    For years, our nation's chemical law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), has been too weak to protect us from toxic chemicals in our everyday products. In fact, it's so weak, the EPA can't even ban asbestos -- known for decades to cause cancer.

    And now Congress wants to add this to the law: a provision that blocks states from passing stronger laws that protect us from toxic chemicals.

    Please tell your senators to support real TSCA reform that would strengthen the law, AND allow states to protect their citizens.

  • Call on President Obama to follow Governor Brown's lead!

    California Gov. Jerry Brown just signed the nation's strongest law to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

    This is a huge win for public health. But with at least 23,000 people dying every year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, we can't stop now: We need to extend these protections to all corners of the nation.

    Call on President Obama to follow Gov. Brown's lead, and take meaningful action to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

  • Protect our communities from chemical disasters



    More than 100 million Americans live in the vulnerability zones that surround dangerous chemical facilities, putting them at risk of explosions, fires, and releases of toxic chemicals caused by these facilities.

    We can make our communities safer by ensuring that these facilities switch to safer chemicals and technologies that are both available and affordable.

    Tell Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy we need a strong rule to make chemical facilities safer!

  • Let's get big money out and voters in

    Tell your representative to stand up for our democracy, and take back our elections.

  • Volkswagen must follow ALL U.S. laws

    Repairing Volkswagen’s fleet to make its cars pollute less will substantially reduce their fuel efficiency. In cleaning up its act, Volkswagen will likely run afoul of federal fuel efficiency standards (known as CAFE Standards), which come with their own fines and penalties. Given the size of the problem, this could mean tens of millions of dollars in additional fines. Volkswagen has cheated the American people enough, and the U.S. Department of Transportation must hold them accountable. We need the U.S. DOT to fully enforce our federal fuel efficiency standards.

  • Make VW Pay

    The EPA says Volkswagen designed some 482,000 "clean" diesel cars to get away with violating the law. They built elaborate software -- called a "defeat device" -- to turn on emission controls during testing and turn them off during regular driving. And when they were caught, they denied it as long as they could.

    VW not only admits it broke the law. They ripped off hundreds of thousands of consumers who thought they were buying clean vehicles. And they put our health at risk -- emitting as much as 40 times the legal limit of smog-forming pollutants.

  • As Congress debates must-pass legislation to keep the government running, Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to make last-minute changes that would end limits on how much political parties can spend in coordination with campaigns.

    Tell your senators to stand against Sen. McConnell's rollback

  • We need action now.

    There's a new campaign workaround that's trending. Instead of giving donations straight to a super PAC, many of this year's mega-donors are funneling untraceable contributions through sham corporations, leaving voters in the dark about who's funding our elections.

    Join our petition to the FEC urging stronger transparency requirements for corporate contributions to super PACs.

  • Make sure Congress stands up for voters!

    As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, we need to fight back against big money, and prevent Super PACs and dark money interests from drowning out the voices of regular voters.

    Fortunately, we have some ideas about how to take back our elections:

    • We can encourage more Americans like you to participate.
    • Amplify the voices of small donors.
    • Allow people-powered campaigns to compete with Super PAC-backed candidates.

    Right now, Congress is considering two good bills — the Government by the People Act in the House and the Fair Elections Now Act in the Senate — that would do all of these things to amplify the voice of voters.

    Remind your representative that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Stand against toxics in our water

    Some members of Congress are trying to pass legislation that would allow companies to freely discharge pesticides into our waterways.

    Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards. The permitting system helps ensure pesticides are used in a responsible way that reduces water contamination.

    Please tell your senators to stand against this hazardous action now!

  • Make sure Congress stands up for voters!



    Right now, Congress is considering two good bills that would amplify the voice of voters.

    Remind them that they work for you, not just Super PACs and mega-donors.

  • Protect communities from chemical disasters

    More than 100 million Americans live in the vulnerability zones that surround dangerous chemical facilities, putting them at risk of explosions, fires, and releases of toxic chemicals caused by these facilities.

    We can make our communities safer by ensuring that these facilities switch to safer chemicals and technologies that are both available and affordable.

    Tell Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy we need a strong rule to make chemical facilities safer!

  • Don't Weaken State Data Security and Identify Theft Laws

    Tell Congress to vote against any bills that would replace stronger state data security and identity theft laws with a weak federal law.

  • Tell your representative to stand up for our democracy



    As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, we need to fight back against big-money special interests and prevent Super PACs and dark money interests from drowning out the voices of regular voters.

    By passing small donor empowerment bills currently in the Senate and House, we can level the playing field and give people an equal voice in our elections.

    Tell your representative to stand up for our democracy, and amplify the voices of small donors in our elections.

  • Subway, Start Fresh!

    It's Subway's 50th Anniversary, and that means there's never been a better time for the sandwich chain to "start fresh" by switching to meat raised without routine antibiotics.

    By doing so, restaurants and fast food chains can help prevent the rise of the drug-resistant superbugs that may soon become a more deadly public health threat than cancer.

    Send Subway a 'Happy Anniversary' card, and let them know there's never been a better time for them to take this truly healthy step!

  • President Obama, shine a light on dark money

    We have a right to know what interests are backing our elected officials. And when companies are awarded federal money for contracts, we ought to know where their political spending is going, so we can make sure our tax dollars are being spent responsibly.

    Tell President Obama to shine a light on dark money by requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending.

  • Stop the "Dark Act"!


    We have a right to know whether our food contains genetically modified organisms. But the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act would do nothing to make our food safer and would prevent consumers from getting more accurate information by blocking states from labeling GMO foods.

    Among the public, a strong bipartisan majority favors GMO labeling. Blocking state labeling laws is not only anti-consumer, it's undemocratic as well.

    We have the right to know what we're eating. Tell the Senate to block the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act.

  • Thank the CFPB for four years of hard work to protect consumers!

  • STOP WALL STREET FROM DRAINING AMERICANS' RETIREMENT SAVINGS

    You've worked hard. You deserve the peace of mind of knowing you've saved what you need for your retirement, and that you can trust financial professionals to help you get there.

    But right now, as a result of the "Retirement Advice Loophole," many so-called "financial advisers" are not required to put your financial interests ahead of their own. They can recommend retirement investments with hidden fees, riskier features, and lower returns -- investments that earn them more money, even if they aren't as good for your bottom line.

    Tell the U.S. Department of Labor to close the "Retirement Advice Loophole" once and for all by finalizing RN: 1210-AB32 -- requiring anyone giving retirement investment advice to put your interests first, period.

  • No More Tax Deductions for BP Oil Spill

    On Thursday July 2nd the BP settlement was announced requiring BP Oil Company to pay $18.7 billion in damages as a result of gross negligence in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, but there are indications that only $5.5 billion of that settlement will be non-tax deductible.

    BP has already paid about $42 billion to address the Deepwater Horizon disaster since oil first started spilling in 2010. About 80% of those payments have qualified for tax deductions, effectively shifting the cost of BP's "gross negligence" onto taxpayers.

    These write offs send the wrong message. They diminish the value of settlements as a deterrent to future misbehavior. They are also costly for the public because taxpayers must make up for the lost revenue through cuts to public programs, higher tax rates, or more federal debt.

    It's time to demand an end to holding tax-payers accountable for corporate misconduct: no more write-offs for corporate wrong doing.

  • Subway: Go Antibiotic-Free

    Subway is the largest fast food chain in the world. If Subway switches to meat raised without antibiotics, other chains should follow. Join the growing chorus of people telling Subway to protect public health by going antibiotic-free.

  • Make a quick call to the President

    President Obama could pick up his pen and require that companies that receive taxpayer dollars must be transparent with their political spending.

    Call the White House at this toll-free number:

    1-855-980-5638

    When you are connected with a volunteer operator, introduce yourself. Then, here's an example of what you can say:

    "The President should use his authority to combat dark money and sign an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending."

    After your phone call, let us know what happened so we can track our progress!

  • Make a quick call to the President
  • Make a quick call to the President
  • Make a quick call to the President
  • Make a quick call to the President

    President Obama could pick up his pen and require that companies that receive taxpayer dollars must be transparent with their political spending.

    Call the White House at this toll-free number:

    1-855-980-5638

    When you are connected with a volunteer operator, introduce yourself. Then, here's an example of what you can say:

    "The President should use his authority to combat dark money and sign an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending."

    After your phone call, let us know what happened so we can track our progress!

  • Kroger: Help Save Antibiotics

    Already, 23,000 people die in the U.S. every year from drug-resistant infections. This number is projected to get much worse, with more deaths than cancer by 2050.

    That's why we support a shareholder resolution from Green Century Funds that asks Kroger to reduce or eliminate the use of routine antibiotics in its private label of meat.


    It's up to us, as customers, to remind Kroger that they're major stakeholders in the fight against antibiotics.

    Tell Kroger you support meat raised without antibiotics.

  • Call on ABC, CBS and NBC to increase their coverage of money in politics

    Super PACs and big political mega-donors already are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on the 2016 election, yet the major TV networks are missing the story, failing to cover the issue and connect the dots.

    Call on ABC, CBS and NBC to increase their coverage of money in politics and efforts to change the system.

  • Label Meat Raised On Antibiotics

    "Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill." - World Health Organization

    Seventy percent of medically-important antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, often on animals that aren't sick. This overuse can grow and spread drug-resistant bacteria, aka superbugs.

    If the meat that consumers purchase contributes to this rising public health crisis, that should be clear to see.

    Tell the USDA to label meat raised with routine antibiotics.

  • Tell Congress: Stop Corporate Inversions

    Monsanto wants to dodge its taxes by inverting its company -- corporate inversions like this will cost American taxpayers $34 billion over the next decade. Call on Congress to stop corporate inversions.

  • Tell Subway: Go Antibiotic-Free

    Subway is the largest fast food chain in the United States. If Subway goes antibiotic-free, we could make a real difference in how we grow and raise our food -- and save lives.

    Call on Subway to stop using meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics.

  • Stop the Amtrak funding cuts

    Congress is voting to cut more than $260 million from Amtrak's budget -- a devastating cut for the already underfunded agency. Tell Congress to stop the Amtrak funding cuts.

  • Stand Up To The Wall Street Lobby

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the nation's only financial agency completely devoted to consumer protection. Since 2011, it has served as an effective watchdog over unfair practices in financial products and services, such as mortgages, student loans, and credit cards. The CFPB is protecting students, seniors, service members and the rest of us, too.

    Wall Street, which opposed the creation of the CFPB, is now doubling down on its efforts to weaken it.

    Tell Congress to stand up to Wall Street and protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Keep Food Safe

    Headaches, fever, abdominal pain and at least three deaths are among the consequences of the latest outbreak of food contamination. Every year, outbreaks put 128,000 Americans in the hospital and kill 3,000.

    Yet, while people are getting sick, our government is failing to conduct thousands of food safety inspections required by law.

    Ensuring the safety of our food has been a bedrock function of our government since the early 20th century. Tell Congress to give the FDA the resources they need to keep America healthy.

  • Make a quick call to the President

    Tomorrow, President Obama could pick up his pen and require that companies that receive taxpayer dollars must be transparent with their political spending.

    Call the White House at this toll-free number:

    1-855-980-5638


    When you are connected with a volunteer operator, introduce yourself. Then, here's an example of what you can say:

    “The President should use his authority to combat dark money and sign an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending.”

    After your phone call, let us know what happened so we can track our progress!

  • Make Chemical Plants Safer

    Explosions, spills and other accidents happen. When they do, exposure to toxic chemicals threatens over 100 million people who live, work, study, or play around chemical plants and refineries. President Obama called these plants “stationary weapons of mass destruction spread all across the country.” 

    Fortunately, this is a very solvable problem. Safer cost-effective chemicals are readily available, and hundreds of facilities have already converted to these safer chemicals. But with more than 100 million people still at risk every day, these voluntary measures are not enough.

    In 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order directing the EPA to issue rules to “enhance safety and security of chemical facilities,” but a year and a half later, we’re still left with weak voluntary measures.

    Please tell the EPA to move forward and finalize their rules. 

  • We're Lovin' It

    McDonald’s new policy commits to purchasing chicken raised without antibiotics important to human health. This a big step towards preserving antibiotics for decades to come. As one of the nation’s largest purchasers of meat, this commitment will vastly increase demand for chicken raised without these antibiotics. We’re lovin’ it!

    Let McDonald’s know you’re lovin’ their new antibiotics policy.

  • President Obama: Shed light on dark money spending

    President Obama has been speaking out against big, secret money in politics. And strong words are good-- but we need action.

    The president can take action right now to fight dark money in our elections, by requiring federal contractors to disclose their election spending.

    Tell the President: We want you to shed light on dark money.

  • President Obama: Shed light on dark money spending

    We're excited that President Obama has been speaking out against big, secret money in politics. And strong words are good-- but we need action.

    There are actions that Obama can take right now to fight dark money in our elections, like requiring federal contractors to disclose their election spending.

    Tell the President: We want you to shed light on dark money.

  • President Obama: Shed light on dark money spending

    We're excited that President Obama has been speaking out against big, secret money in politics. And strong words are good-- but we need action.

    There are actions that Obama can take right now to fight dark money in our elections, like requiring federal contractors to disclose their election spending.

    Tell the President: We want you to shed light on dark money.

  • President Obama: Shed light on dark money spending

    We're excited that President Obama has been speaking out against big, secret money in politics. And strong words are good-- but we need action.

    There are actions that Obama can take right now to fight dark money in our elections, like requiring federal contractors to disclose their election spending.

    Tell the President: We want you to shed light on dark money.

  • Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

    Doctors prescribe antibiotics every day to treat everything from simple ear infections to potentially life threatening illnesses. But the World Health Organization now warns that these life-saving medicines will stop working if we continue to overuse them.

    Some of the biggest users of antibiotics are actually factory farms, which routinely give antibiotics to livestock in their daily feed. In fact, 70% of all antibiotics sold in this country are for use on livestock and poultry. So we're calling on the FDA to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

    Tell the Obama administration to protect public health, by directing the FDA to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

  • Don't Let BP Write Off the Gulf Oil Spill Again



    Settlement payments for corporate misconduct should not just be a cost of doing business.

  • McDonald's - Help Save Antibiotics

    “If we're not careful, the medicine chest will be empty when we go there, to look for a life-saving antibiotic for someone with a deadly infection... If we’re not careful we will soon be in a post-antibiotic era. And, in fact, for some patients and some microbes, we are already there.” – Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Antibiotics are a miracle of modern medicine. Yet, more than 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used in livestock and poultry operations, which routinely mix huge quantities of antibiotics into the feed for healthy animals. This practice increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria will develop resistance to antibiotics, meaning our life-saving medicines won't work.

    According to the CDC, more than 2 million Americans get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections each year, and 23,000 people die. As one of the largest purchasers of meat in the world, McDonald’s has tremendous power to change the food market and put an end to this dangerous practice. 

    Please urge McDonald's to stop the purchase of meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics. 

  • McDonald's: Help Save Antibiotics



    Antibiotics are a miracle of modern medicine. Yet, more than 70 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used in livestock and poultry operations, which routinely mix huge quantities of antibiotics into the feed for healthy animals. This practice increases the likelihood that all kinds of bacteria will develop resistance to antibiotics, meaning our life-saving medicines won't work.

    According to the CDC, more than 2 million Americans get sick from antibiotic-resistant infections each year, and 23,000 people die. As one of the largest purchasers of meat in the world, McDonald’s has tremendous power to change the food market and put an end to this dangerous practice.

    Please urge McDonald's to stop the purchase of meat raised with the routine use of antibiotics.

  • Help Overturn Citizens United

    The Supreme Court's wrong-headed Citizens United decision unleashed an unprecedented wave of big money into our elections. On the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, it’s time to overturn the decision once and for all.

    Urge your senators to support overturning the Citizens United decision.

  • Stop antibiotic overuse on factory farms

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    Health professionals, including the World Health Organization, are warning that if we don't stop the reckless overuse of antibiotics, they may stop working. 

    Yet today, 70 percent of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are sold for use on animal farms and often given to healthy animals.

    Sign our petition to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, and help keep our lifesaving medicines working.

  • Investigate the Fed Over Secret TapesВ 

    Secret tapes were recently released which allege that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York showed "extreme deference" to Goldman Sachs, a bank it is supposed to oversee.

    In response, Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA), who chaired the Congressional investigation into the Wall Street bailout in 2008, has called for oversight hearings of the Fed. She has been joined by fellow Senate Banking Committee member Sherrod Brown (OH).

    Please support her call for Congress to investigate the relationship between the New York Fed and banks like Goldman Sachs.

  • Vegetarians and Meat-eaters unite: Stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms


    When it comes to reckless overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, we've all got a stake in the game -- even if you don't eat meat.

    Whether you eat meat at every meal or wouldn't touch a steak with a 10-foot fork, it's time to stand together for our health and against the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.

  • Vegetarians and Meat-eaters unite: Stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms


    When it comes to reckless overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, we've all got a stake in the game -- even if you don't eat meat.

    Whether you eat meat at every meal or wouldn't touch a steak with a 10-foot fork, it's time to stand together for our health and against the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms.