Articles By: Sara Stavile
A new bill would eventually eliminate chimpanzees as laboratory animals. Not only would this proposal end animal abuses, but it also makes sense economically. Speak up and show your support for the thousands of chimpanzees who are imprisoned for medical research across the United States.
Until just recently, the EPA was planning to grant nearly twenty million dollars to four different green chemistry facilities. This branch of science works to create substances and processes that are environmentally friendly. Let the EPA know that this funding is vital to protect the environment and our health.
Although many other corporations have realized their mistake, Wal-Mart refuses to break its ties with ALEC, a business backed lobbyist group that supports controversial laws by lobbying legislators under the table. Speak up today and pressure Wal-Mart to end ties with ALEC.
Coal ash is a dangerous pollutant which has gone unregulated by the Environmental Protection Agency for many years. Congress is making the problem worse by attempting to forbid the EPA from regulating coal ash in the future.
Congress may not renew a law that makes sex trafficking a federal crime. Sex trafficking is a scourge on the human race and unbelievably persists today, even in the U.S. We demand that Congress renew this important piece of legislation and ensure sex trafficking is a federal crime.
The Australian government has proposed setting aside part of the Coral Sea to preserve important marine life. While this action is wonderful news, the proposal leaves out important areas that should be preserved, and gives leeway to fishers within the park.
The USDA is planning to fire hundreds of slaughterhouse workers, allowing chicken and turkey slaughterhouses to inspect themselves. Not only will this lead to more animal rights abuses, but could also cause future health problems for consumers.
Urban Outfitters has recently generated a storm of controversy after it featured an advertisement showing two young models kissing. Show your support for Urban Outfitters’ decision to represent different kinds of couples in their advertisements.
Extremely skinny fashion models are not only risking their health, but the health of the entire nation. Idealizing emaciated models is causing the spread of eating disorders and also risking the health of the models themselves.
An international treaty protecting women was ratified in 1979 by ninety five percent of the world’s countries. The United States is the only modern nation in the entire world that has not ratified the treaty. This must change.
Although New York’s arbitration system was put in place to prevent unfair firings, this system shouldn’t allow teachers who have sexually harassed their students to get away with only a suspension and a fine.
With the growing number of students with special needs, it is often difficult for school districts to keep up. Due to inadequate funding, children with special needs are often sent to the emergency room for behavior problems instead of receiving in school treatment.
The Olympic Games scheduled for 2016 is a great opportunity for Brazil to improve its infrastructure. Unfortunately, tenants across the city are finding their homes must be razed in order to create the structures necessary for the competition.
Brooke Harris, a former eighth grade teacher in Detroit, was fired after supporting her students’ idea to have a fundraiser for Trayvon Martin’s family. Let Superintendent Jacqueline Cassell know that Ms. Harris was wrongfully terminated and should be reinstated.
Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world, and is about to go public — perhaps becoming the fifth largest company in the world. And yet Mark Zuckerberg refuses to put any female members on Facebook’s Board of Directors.
Tibet has been subject to a generation of cultural genocide, and the abuses continue each and every day. The Tibetan people can no longer be ignored by the US government. Let Obama know that he must address the Tibetan Genocide to help bring attention to the plight of this oppressed people.
Madhouse clothing has recently come under attack due to the sexist labels on their jeans’ care tags, such as the instruction to ‘Give it to your woman, it’s her job’. Let Madhouse know that these sexist jokes are not funny and must be removed.
Barnes and Noble, the world’s largest bookseller, is also contributing to rainforest destruction by refusing to break with Asian Pulp and Paper, which is known for its horrendous logging practices.
If you rely on echolocation for your communication, what could sonar tests do to your hearing? Despite legislation, the US Navy continues to conduct sonar tests in whale inhabited waters, endangering the lives of these beautiful mammals.
Alaska’s Tongass National Forest is the largest in the United States and contains one third of the world’s coastal temperate rainforest ecosystems. Now this important forest is under attack by loggers. Stand up now to protect this pristine wilderness before it is too late.
The European Union has delayed votes to determine whether or not oil from the Canadian Tar Sands can be labeled as ‘extremely polluting’. Let European legislators know that these harmful oils deserve to be labeled as such, and should be opposed.
The EPA is proposing a wonderful regulation which would establish limits on how much pollution new power plants are allowed to release into the air. Let the EPA know that you support this effort which would require new power plants to dramatically cut their emissions output in order to fight climate change.
The Longfin Smelt resides in the Southwestern United States but its numbers are dangerously low and shrinking fast. Federal biologists have recently shown that the fish deserves endangered species status — yet it has been placed on a waiting list instead. Demand that the US Fish and Wildlife Service grant the status of endangered species to this important fish.
Senator Menendez is doing his best to stand up to big oil companies. A recent proposal was created to stop the twenty four billion dollars in tax subsidies that oil companies receive. The money saved would go towards renewable energy projects. But this proposal has been shot down by Republicans in Congress. Let Menendez know that he is fighting the good fight and that we support his efforts.
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a way of extracting natural gas that not only destroys environments, but also contaminates drinking water and feeds the planet’s addiction to fossil fuels. Keep this dangerous practice out of South Africa’s valuable Karoo desert.