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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Juveniles who commit crimes are often tried as adults and suffer because of a system that isn’t designed to accommodate them. Happily, juvenile sentencing reform might be on the way, thanks to a pair of senators. Thank them for working to improve the lives of minors.
Gun control measures continue to be vetoed by a governor who used to support them. These measures could save lives and improve public safety. Call on the governor to stop vetoing these bills.
The Rainbow Family gathers in national forests every summer to pray for peace. Each year the government spends an outrageous amount of money on law enforcement in hopes of ending the tradition once and for all. Demand an end to the targeting of the largely non-violent Rainbow Family.
Conservative members of Congress are calling for the deportation of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents. Most of these youth had no choice in the matter; they have committed no crime. Stand up and prevent the deportation of innocents.
After months of congressional inaction, the president has announced that he will use his powers to work towards immigration reform. This reform has the potential to help thousands of people become U.S. citizens. Thank the president for turning his attention to this important issue.
In a blow to transparency, all-expenses-paid trips taken by members of Congress no longer have to be disclosed to the public. These trips are financed by interest groups that often want something in return. Call on officials to restore disclosure rules to avoid the specter of corruption.
In the face of great turmoil over laws banning same-sex marriage, a federal judge has upheld the right for one couple’s union to be recognized. Applaud the ruling and urge lawmakers to support equal rights for all.
It’s harder than ever to find the locations of dangerous chemicals in Texas now that state records concerning their locations do not have to be made public. Dangerous chemical stockpiles are potentially life-threatening and should not be concealed. Call on the Attorney General to make state records available to everyone again.
With over one million US veterans battling drug addiction, homelessness and chronic mental health issues, more needs to be done to help vets transition back into civilian life after enduring the hardships of war. Sign the petition to support more efficient programs to help veterans overcome addiction, homelessness and alcohol abuse.
Communities in New York can now protect themselves from dangerous and toxic drilling techniques, thanks to a recent court ruling. Praise the decision to maintain communities’ right to look out for their health and environment.
Seventeen formerly homeless families are being forcibly removed from their program-promised homes. Many of these families were very involved in their new communities and will be negatively impacted by the forced relocation. Demand that the federal government step in to stop authorities from relocating these families.
Marijuana is slowly being recognized for the relatively harmless substance that it is, an important step toward decriminalization. Thank a federal agency for making progress toward decriminalizing marijuana, and encourage it to continue the push.