The U.S. currently allows NFL stadiums to be built or renovated using tax-free public funds. This financing causes major budget problems for cities and neglects local issues, such as homelessness, while profiting a $7.2 billion franchise. Demand that Congress stops allowing this frivolous use of public money.
An obstinate elected official is refusing to step down after recordings where he can be heard calling an African American the n-word were made public. Demand that this man take responsibility for his apparent hate and resign from office immediately.
Police will now be able to equip drones with tear gas and Tasers thanks to a new law in North Dakota. Tell officials you are outraged by this law and want them to take steps against it.
It keeps happening. A troubled teenager walks into school with a gun and begins firing. A preschooler accidentally shoots a sibling while playing. Ensure that adults are held responsible when a negligently stored firearm is used by a child to harm themselves or others.
There are currently efforts in Congress to shut the door on our proud history of welcoming refugees into the U.S. Ask your elected officials to fight this anti-refugee sentiment in Congress.
During a morning newscast two journalists were shot and killed on live TV. We’re coming together from all corners of the country to express our shock and heartfelt condolences to these two young journalists’ families, friends, and coworkers.
Congress is the most dysfunctional in history and the situation is only getting worse. We must enact open, nonpartisan elections for all Congressional races, prevent partisan gerrymandering by requiring the creating of independent redistricting commissions in every state, and treat Election Day as a federal holiday, providing millions of workers the freedom and flexibility to get to the poles and cast their vote.
Twitter recently shut down two programs that hold politicians accountable for their deleted tweets to ensure transparency when these public figures change their opinions without notice. Urge Twitter to work together with the programs to ensure transparency from elected officials.
A police officer is facing a possible seven years in prison for exposing an alleged police-brutality cover-up, all while the violent police officers and the commissioner who facilitated the cover-up face no legal action. Demand a federal investigation and that charges be dropped against the whistleblower.
When a reporter asked Hillary Clinton if she wiped clean the email server that housed potentially confidential information transferred through a private email, she gave a nonchalant and sarcastic answer. Demand accountability for honest answers surrounding this scandal.
A local sheriff responded to the murder of a woman by her abuser by saying that all women need to obtain and learn to use firearms to protect themselves, laying the blame for this killing on the victim. Sign our petition to demand that this statement be retracted and that an apology is issued to the community.
Stricter rules on drone use will soon be implemented because the technology is creating a potential danger to people. Applaud the FAA for cracking down on drone misuse.
Donald Trump recently called Bernie Sanders weak after Sanders stood quietly by when two protesters hijacked the stage at one of his rallies. Let’s see what Trump can really bring against Sanders when it comes to many of the issues he seems to be ignorant about. Call for Trump and Sanders to engage in a debate.
Hillary Clinton claims that big, secret donations in politics must stop, yet she just got one recently. Tell her to stop lying about donation money and come clean.
Alleged Black Lives Matter protesters rushed the stage at a Bernie Sanders event and prevented him from speaking, even though he seems to be the only presidential candidate who is vocal about their cause. The chapter doesn’t seem legitimate and the motives are unclear. Urge the protesters to explain their actions.
The taskforce to change the culture of policing, appointed by President Obama after the death of Mike Brown, is teaching police how to de-escalate situations before violence becomes necessary. Sign here to praise this new initiative and support the taskforce’s goal of making police guardians and not warriors.
A drone carrying heroin, marijuana and tobacco flew into an Ohio prison yard and caused a 200-person brawl. Dangerous drone-related incidents like this can’t keep happening. Urge officials to create stricter laws to protect from the misuse of drones.
A proposal to provide incentives to states that help keep guns out of the hands of people with serious mental problems has been brought to the Senate. Thank officials for finally taking a stand to better gun safety measures and prevent dangerous people from acquiring these weapons.
Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood have been stopped. Applaud this victory towards protecting women’s reproductive rights.
Texas is refusing to issue United States-born children their birth certificates because they claim they do not accept ID that undocumented immigrants have to offer. Sign this petition to demand that children receive their birth certificates.
A man–who was reportedly a former patient in a mental hospital for stabbing someone–is accused of decapitating his wife and dogs before cutting his hand off and gouging out one eye. Urge the Attorney General to do everything possible to ensure he’s never released into society again.
A precious historical site and living area for tens of thousands of people will soon be drowned underwater with the completion of a highly controversial dam. Stop the dam from being completed to preserve the ancient landmark and to save the area’s people from being forced to evacuate their homes.
A Trump campaign political adviser has been fired over alleged racist Facebook posts calling Al Sharpton’s daughter a racial slur and calling President Obama a “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser.” Demand that this man apologize for these racist posts if they are found to be posted by him.
A plainclothes officer allegedly threatened to blow out a driver’s brains because the driver accidentally went the wrong way around a rotary. This is unprofessional, unacceptable, and dangerous, and the officer in question must be terminated immediately.
The victims of a tragic stabbing at a Pride parade in Jerusalem deserve an apology from the Israeli Government, for releasing the madman who allegedly committed the attack after having been let our of prison. Demand the victims get justice and that the Israeli criminal justice system reexamine how it evaluates its prisoners for release.