Hillary Clinton will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy conference in Washington March 20-22.
Urge Hillary to tell AIPAC that settlements are not Israel by signing our petition at MoveOn:
Just because Hillary is speaking at AIPAC, doesn't mean that she has to pander to AIPAC. When President Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke at AIPAC last year, she told them things that they didn't want to hear: that their demands that Iran cease all enrichment of uranium were unrealistic, and that their demands that the U.S. walk away from negotiations with Iran and increase sanctions on Iran instead were unrealistic. AIPAC didn't like it, but Susan Rice didn't let that stop her from telling the truth.
The COP21 international summit on the climate produced a landmark climate agreement with nearly 200 nations as cosignatories.  The agreement recognized "that climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet" and "that deep reductions in global emissions will be required" to revert climate change and its effects.
It is time for the U.S. to take steps to reduce its carbon emissions. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has introduced a resolution that calls for the U.S. to be emission-free by 2050 and details ways for the U.S. to reach that goal. We are joining organizations like the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, CREDO and others in calling for Congress to support this resolution.
Urge members of Congress to cosponsor and support the CPC's bill for the U.S. to be emission-free by 2050 by signing our joint petition:
As we've seen in Syria, climate change is a security issue.  Outside experts and Pentagon officials agree that droughts and extreme weather caused by climate change can exacerbate existing tensions within a society and increase the risk for war. A more peaceful world will be facilitated by a greener world.
Climate change poses a very real danger to the lives and well-being of every person on the planet, but especially to those in developing countries. The U.S. has a special obligation to take action to eliminate its carbon emissions because it is the second biggest carbon emitter and, thus, bears a larger responsibility to vulnerable communities affected by climate change.
Urge Congress to commit the U.S. to being emission-free by 2050 by signing & sharing our joint petition:
On February 5, the Huffington Post reported that Democratic Senator Chris Murphy had "called for the U.S. to cease military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen."
But according to a New York Times report on Feb. 22, what Senator Murphy called for ending doesn't exist. The Times reported: "Western intervention in Libya, led by France and Britain, has created only greater instability there, while the war in Yemen, waged by Middle Eastern proxies with no overt Western involvement, continues unabated, suggesting no easy answers anywhere in the region."
We've urged other Senators to join Senator Murphy in calling for the U.S. to end its involvement in the Saudi war in Yemen. It's sure not going to help our efforts if the New York Times won't even acknowledge that U.S. involvement exists.
Urge the New York Times to correct the record and to fully acknowledge the U.S. role in the Saudi war in Yemen by signing our petition at MoveOn:
The Tennessee General Assembly is considering SJR467, a joint resolution that would stop the resettlement of refugees in Tennessee. Join with Church World Service and the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition in asking Tennessee Senators to act with moral courage and reject SJR467 by calling your Senator now at 1-800-449-8366.
You can leave a message like:
"I urge you to welcome refugees to Tennessee. Vote NO on SJR467."
When you've made you call, please report it below.
And if you haven't signed our MoveOn petition against SJR467 yet, you can do that here:
Many Americans are looking for fundamental change in the relationship between Washington and Wall Street. They want Washington to regulate Wall Street, not the other way around.
Robert Reich, who was a cabinet secretary in the Bill Clinton Administration, has been one of the most prominent advocates of breaking up the too-big-to-fail banks and for taxing Wall Street speculation.
Urge Senators to support the nomination of Robert Reich as Treasury Secretary in the next Administration by signing our petition:
DNC chair and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was one of only 28 House Democrats to vote for "fast track" legislation enabling the TPP negotiations to go forward.  Her stance on the final TPP agreement will likely have a decisive impact on the Congressional debate. Wasserman Schultz has a Democratic primary opponent, Tim Canova, who is a sharp critic of the TPP agreement. 
A debate on the TPP between Wasserman Schultz and Canova will help educate and engage the broad public on the issues at stake. Doctors Without Borders [MSF] says that the TPP deal is "the worst trade deal ever for access to medicines and will make life-saving treatments unaffordable for those who need them most." 
Urge Debbie Wasserman Schultz to agree to debate Tim Canova on the TPP by calling her office now at 202-225-7931. When you reach a staffer, you can say something like,
"I urge Debbie Wasserman Schultz to agree to debate Tim Canova on the TPP agreement."
When you've made your call, please report it below.
And if you haven't signed our petition to Debbie Wasserman Schultz yet urging her to debate Tim Canova on the TPP, you can do that here:
Tremendous news: President Obama is seriously considering signing an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending.
It's about time. Limiting federal contractors' influence to elect the politicians that award contracts worth millions of taxpayer dollars to those same companies seems like an obvious move to eliminate corruption or potential corruption. Moreover, so long as there are companies that profit from the U.S. waging endless war, companies that the government pays to build bombs or rebuild countries, it is crucial to championing a diplomacy-first, law-abiding, peace-centered foreign policy that these companies disclose which candidates they are propelling to public office.
Tell the President not to waste another minute and sign an executive order requiring federal contractors' disclosure of political spending. Call the White House NOW at 1-888-894-6720. You can say something like:
“I urge President Obama to end “dark money” by immediately signing an executive order mandating that publicly report their contributions to groups that spend money to influence campaigns.”
When you've made your call, please report it below.
The Obama administration is drawing up plans to significantly escalate U.S. military action in Libya. Administration officials say the campaign in Libya could begin in a matter of weeks.
Urge Congress to exercise its Constitutional responsibility to debate and vote before U.S. military escalation in Libya by signing our petition at MoveOn:
This escalation is being planned without a meaningful debate in Congress about the merits and risks of a military campaign, the New York Times notes. Pentagon officials have not made a case that the proposed military action has achievable goals, and airstrikes could lead to a ground war.
If Congress takes no action, endless war will likely be extended to a new country, without time limit, without restrictions on the use of U.S. ground troops, and without any limit on who can be targeted, even if they have never attacked the United States nor shown any public inclination to do so.
Urge Congress to exercise its responsibilities under the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution by debating and voting on U.S. military escalation in Libya before it happens by signing and sharing our petition:
In an interview from Davos with Bloomberg TV on January 20, Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue, a top lobbyist for the pro-corporate-power Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] agreement, assured viewers that if Hillary Clinton wins the Presidential election, she will support the TPP, even though she opposes it now.
Urge Members of Congress to take a stand now on the TPP and pledge to keep the same position after the election by signing our petition at MoveOn:
Inside U.S. Trade reported: "The Chamber president said he expected Hillary Clinton would ultimately support the TPP if she becomes the Democratic nominee for president and is elected. He argued that she has publicly opposed the deal chiefly because her main challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), has also done so. 'If she were to get nominated, if she were to be elected, I have a hunch that what runs in the family is you get a little practical if you ever get the job,' he said."
Donohue also said TPP will not be voted on prior to the election because Senate Republicans do not want to do anything that could jeopardize Republican Senators in close races. But he said he believed there was a 75 percent chance that TPP would get done in the lame-duck session after the election.
A declassified Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] report shows that in September 2002, senior officials of the Bush Administration, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Air Force General Richard Myers, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Glen Shaffer, knew that the Bush Administration's public case for war did not match U.S. intelligence knowledge.
Urge the New York Times to examine who knew the case for war was bogus and when they knew it by signing our petition at MoveOn:
Politico notes that several Iraq war architects are now advising Republican presidential candidates. Then Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, whose military assistant was copied on the JCS report, is one of Jeb Bush’s foreign policy experts. John Bolton is advising Ted Cruz. Elliott Abrams and William Kristol are supporting Marco Rubio.
Senator Dick Durbin, who voted against the war, said on the Senate floor in April 2007 that as a member of the Senate intelligence committee, he had known in 2002 that U.S. intelligence knowledge did not match the Bush Administration's public case for war. “The information we had in the intelligence committee was not the same information being given to the American people. I couldn’t believe it,” Durbin said.