Government

Demand Florida Court Lift Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Demand Florida Court Lift Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

The ban on same-sex marriage in Florida was finally overturned by a judge. However, a stay on this decision has prevented it from going into effect. Demand that the judge’s decision be honored and that same-sex couples be granted the right to get married.

Applaud Governor’s Dedication to Sustainable Transportation

Applaud Governor’s Dedication to Sustainable Transportation

As mass transportation is becoming increasingly important in terms of creating a sustainable future, one state has begun discussing a new form of transportation that will get cars off the road. Sign the petition to applaud the efforts of this state and to support this sustainable practice.

Applaud Treaty Protecting Individuals with Disabilities

Applaud Treaty Protecting Individuals with Disabilities

Although an international treaty protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities has been ratified by 146 other countries, the United States is not one. The treaty now has a second chance to be accepted, and one senate committee is working hard to make sure that it is ratified. Thank this committee for supporting the rights of people with disabilities.

Stop Utah from Blocking Benefits to Married Same-Sex Couples

Stop Utah from Blocking Benefits to Married Same-Sex Couples

Although same-sex couples were granted the right to marry in Utah, these couples are now being blocked from receiving crucial marriage benefits. Sign the petition to demand that this block be lifted as all married couples, regardless of gender, should have access to what is rightfully theirs.

Applaud Iran for Reducing Nuclear Stockpile

Applaud Iran for Reducing Nuclear Stockpile

Iran recently agreed to dilute much of its stockpile of nuclear material. Praise the country for compromising to ensure greater world peace.

Don’t Militarize the US-Mexico Border

Don’t Militarize the US-Mexico Border

Hundreds of troops are soon to be deployed to the Mexican border to deal with a refugee crisis. Extra security is unnecessary and the soldiers will have little constructive impact. Urge officials to prevent the militarization of the border.

Don’t Fine Citizens for Water Conservation

Don’t Fine Citizens for Water Conservation

California citizens receive hefty fines for the excessive use of water outdoors during a drought. Unfortunately, local jurisdictions simultaneously threaten homeowners with fines for poor lawn upkeep. Urge Governor Brown to protect conscientious homeowners from contradictory laws and ridiculous fines.

Stop Ridiculous Lawsuit Against President Obama

Stop Ridiculous Lawsuit Against President Obama

House Republicans took steps towards suing President Obama for supposedly overstepping his authority. Urge them to drop this ridiculous lawsuit and return to doing the work they were elected to do.

Reject Political Attack on National Monuments

Reject Political Attack on National Monuments

Proposed national monuments may soon be in danger of development and exploitation if a bill aimed at slowing down the process by which national monuments can be created is passed. Tell the Senate to protect public lands and historic sites by rejecting this cynical attack on American heritage.

Success: Lobbyists’ Gifts to Elected Officials to be Disclosed

Success: Lobbyists’ Gifts to Elected Officials to be Disclosed

In a victory for transparency, all-expenses-paid trips taken by members of Congress must once more be disclosed on an annual form. This decision fights corruption and makes the government more open. Thank officials for restoring mandatory disclosure.

Applaud Ruling Against Death Penalty

Applaud Ruling Against Death Penalty

Capital punishment was declared unconstitutional by a judge in a well-researched and eloquent decision. Thank this judge for taking a stand against the cruel and unusual punishment that is the death penalty.

Act to Stop Gun Violence

Act to Stop Gun Violence

More than thirty thousand people are killed by guns in the U.S. every year. Take action to protect our communities from gun violence, and help keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

Support Visas for Highly-Skilled Immigrants

Support Visas for Highly-Skilled Immigrants

While U.S. lawmakers continue to debate immigration reform, many immigrants pursuing doctorate degrees in American universities are looking to other countries to conduct their post-graduate research. Encourage lawmakers to finally pass a bill that has bipartisan support and help the United States maintain a competitive edge in the sciences.

Don’t Punish Mother for Struggling on Unlivable Wage

Don’t Punish Mother for Struggling on Unlivable Wage

A mother who sent her child to play at a nearby park alone while she worked has been arrested and her daughter has been placed in foster care. On her salary, reliable childcare is not a viable option. Urge the prosecutor to drop the charges against this struggling mother and return her daughter to the custody of her clearly caring mother.

Don’t Waste Time with Pointless, Deceptive Legislation

Don’t Waste Time with Pointless, Deceptive Legislation

In a ploy to trick voters into thinking they are standing up for women, Senate conservatives plan to introduce completely useless legislation allowing the already-legal practice of buying your own contraception. This is a complete waste of time and effort. Urge the Senate Minority Leader to drop plans for this deceptive bill.

Thank Governor for Vetoing Bill Allowing Guns in Schools

Thank Governor for Vetoing Bill Allowing Guns in Schools

As mass shootings continue to wreak havoc in our country, many are calling for the concealed carrying of weapons to be legalized in schools. In a victory for safety and common sense, one governor recently vetoed a bill that would allow more concealed guns in schools. Thank the governor for standing up for student safety.

Ensure Corporations Pay their Fair Share in Taxes

Ensure Corporations Pay their Fair Share in Taxes

Some corporations pay no state taxes, or worse yet receive massive refunds, despite raking in billion-dollar profits. Call on lawmakers to ensure companies pay their fair share to support the communities where they do business.

Applaud Move to Limit the Influence of Money in Politics

Applaud Move to Limit the Influence of Money in Politics

Increased corporate meddling in elections threatens to drown out the concerns of average voters. Applaud efforts to create a constitutional amendment to limit the influence of money in American politics.

Protect Women from Armed and Violent Abusers

Protect Women from Armed and Violent Abusers

Loopholes that allow known domestic violence abusers to purchase deadly weapons are putting women and families at risk. Support mandatory background checks that would keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals.

Provide Assistance to Families in Poverty

Provide Assistance to Families in Poverty

Current minimum poverty standards in India unfairly limit the number of impoverished citizens eligible for assistance. Urge the government to raise the minimum standards to allow more poor citizens to receive food and medical assistance.

Stop Practice of Intentionally Harming Environmental Activists

Stop Practice of Intentionally Harming Environmental Activists

A new act of protest called ‘rolling coal,’ which involves trucks expelling clouds of soot at cars and pedestrians, is emerging across the United States as a dangerous way of targeting environmentalists. This is harming both the environment and innocent victims and must be stopped immediately.

Stop Selling Guns to Domestic Violence Offenders

Stop Selling Guns to Domestic Violence Offenders

Criminals convicted of domestic abuse and stalking may still legally purchase guns, due to loopholes in the law. Everyone is less safe and more likely to be hurt by gun violence because of this lax approach to gun safety. Support closing the loopholes so dangerous individuals cannot obtain guns.

Success: Senators Stand Up for Women’s Rights After Sexist Court Ruling

Success: Senators Stand Up for Women’s Rights After Sexist Court Ruling

A few senators are trying to override the recent Supreme Court ruling against women’s contraceptive rights. Thank these senators for their hard work in protecting women’s health from sexist, religious corporations.

Don’t Waste Millions on Unnecessary Investigation

Don’t Waste Millions on Unnecessary Investigation

The new investigation into a terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate is unlikely to uncover any additional information, yet will cost taxpayers millions. Call on congressional leaders to shut down this unnecessary investigation.

Stop Corporate America from Dodging Billions in Taxes

Stop Corporate America from Dodging Billions in Taxes

U.S. companies can legally merge with foreign businesses in order to dodge paying U.S. taxes. Tell Congress to close the loophole and make big business pay its fair share.