A powerful lawmaker is backing away from important immigration reform, citing concerns with border security. His concerns would be addressed by the bill, which would improve border security by a great deal. Ask the lawmaker to return to work.
Single parents with multiple children and poor young adults may soon lose the government benefits that they rely on to make ends meet. Urge the Prime Minister to stop this plan from going into effect and give struggling citizens the assistance they require to better their lives.
A powerful politician is stoking baseless fears that terrorists could be crossing into the U.S. through the border with Mexico. There is no evidence that anything of the sort has happened. Tell the politician to stop frightening people without cause.
A prominent organization has called for state support and funding of militia groups as a method of dealing with a border crisis. These groups are hateful and potentially violent, and should not receive support from anyone. Urge the organization to take back its recommendations.
As ice levels reach record lows in Canada, the government continues to block climate change scientists from sharing information about environmental degradation through the media. These policies are putting both the environment and the Canadian population in danger. Sign the petition to demand that information about climate change flow freely throughout the country.
In an attack on the free press, a reporter is being prevented from leaving Afghanistan while the government investigates an article he wrote. He has been accused of no crime and there is no reason to hold him. Urge the Afghan Attorney General to set him free.
A prominent conservative lawmaker is planning to risk a government shutdown as a way of opposing the president’s policies. Such a shutdown would have serious negative effects on the economy and cost the government and taxpayers billions. Urge this lawmaker to drop his plans.
Excessive militarization of American police forces has resulted in overly aggressive cops inflicting violence and tragedy, mostly on people and communities of color. Demand that the Department of Defense stop providing combat gear and weaponry to local law enforcement.
Atlantic City has an unemployment rate of 14 percent and will have witnessed the closure of four casinos at the end of 2014. Governor Chris Christie plans to hold a summit to make Atlantic City prosperous again. Sign the petition and help Atlantic City escape its economic downturn.
Congress may soon have more control over the use of military force, thanks to the efforts of two senators. This would foster more debate and make it less likely that the nation would go to war lightly. Thank the senators for their work.
Many police officers have access to military-grade weapons and equipment that may not be necessary, and that are used against undeserving targets. A prominent lawmaker has announced his intention to investigate the militarization of police forces. Thank the lawmaker for looking into this important issue.
The Colombian president announced his support for legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Legalization would help those with terminal illnesses and also quell drug-related violence in the region. Sign the petition and thank President Santos for taking a strong stand on the issue of legalization.
Voters are being misled by websites that appear to belong to local news organizations, while in fact, a powerful political organization is disguising its partisan press releases as neutral reporting. Urge the chairman of the organization to stop deceiving voters.
Too many lives have been lost in senseless acts of gun violence that could have have been prevented. Support common sense measures to keep guns away from dangerous and unstable individuals and protect our communities.
Big agribusinesses would be able to act with little to no oversight if a recent proposal to dismantle statewide regulations on agricultural practices is approved. Urge state legislators to rescind this amendment immediately and help protect consumers, livestock, and the environment.
The 41 Republicans that blocked raising the minimum wage are going to give themselves a $2,800 raise. Tell our ‘public servants’ to stop being so greedy and help the American people.
About a fourth of U.S. workers do not receive any paid time off. Require all employers to offer their workers adequate time to spend with family, pursue outside interests, and reduce stress.
Senseless mandatory minimum sentence laws put thousands of people behind bars for nonviolent offenses, a practice that is ruining lives and overcrowding U.S. prisons. Help reform these pointless laws.
Diplomatic appointments can be made now that a prominent lawmaker is no longer preventing them. This is a positive step towards the success of diplomacy, and will allow for much progress to be made in terms of our relationships with other countries. Thank this lawmaker for choosing to do the right thing.
A member of Congress has called for the impeachment of members of the president’s cabinet, despite having no evidence of wrongdoing. Such an action is completely unnecessary. Ask that this Congresswoman cease her talk of impeachment.
A prominent lawmaker has called for the impeachment of the Attorney General, despite lacking any evidence of wrongdoing. Such a course of action would be an utter waste of time and effort. Urge the lawmaker to stop demanding impeachment.
A member of state government has defended the presence of militia members at the U.S.-Mexico border. Many of these militias have threatened violence not just against immigrants, but against the government. Urge the lawmaker to withdraw his support of the militias.
A member of Congressional leadership is claiming support for an important women’s rights bill, when in fact he has voted against it time and time again. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior. Urge the lawmaker to tell the truth about his position.
A state just started screening its welfare applicants for drugs, leading to wasteful spending that produces few positive results. Urge the governor to repeal these new drug testing requirements.
Proposed cuts to NASA would end programs such as the Opportunity Mars rover, extinguish planned explorations and put some of the brightest minds into unemployment. Urge Congress to maintain the current NASA budget so this generation doesn’t lose the opportunity to expand our horizons.