Government

Help Reduce Youth Violence

Help Reduce Youth Violence

Action to reduce youth violence has been delayed in Congress for five long years. Demand that swift steps be taken to save lives, reduce incarceration, and provide young adults with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

End Warrantless Cellphone Tracking

End Warrantless Cellphone Tracking

Warrantless cellphone tracking could soon be made illegal in Tennessee. Demand that this new policy be passed into law, to protect citizens from mass mobile surveillance.

Commend Lawmakers for Reproductive Rights Bill

Commend Lawmakers for Reproductive Rights Bill

Legislation that would protect women’s reproductive rights is gaining momentum in Colorado. Commend the lawmakers who have taken a proactive measure to ensure that government does not dictate an individual’s medical decisions.

Support Reversing Policy that Harmed Homeless Veterans

Support Reversing Policy that Harmed Homeless Veterans

The federal government recently reversed a policy that denied support to some homeless veterans. Thank officials for reversing this harmful policy today.

Support the Creation of a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding

Support the Creation of a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding

We must demand that a new federal department be established to solve the problems associated with violence both in the United States and abroad. Urge Congress to pass legislation that will create a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding.

End Attempts to Undermine the Cuban Government

End Attempts to Undermine the Cuban Government

America continues its attempts to oust the Communist government of Cuba, despite international criticism for tactics that have caused widespread suffering for the Cuban people. Demand an end to a recent, covert campaign to sow dissent within the Latin American nation.

Strengthen Laws Against Domestic Violence

Strengthen Laws Against Domestic Violence

A new anti-domestic violence bill would introduce a number of new measures aimed at making prosecution of domestic abusers more effective. Sign the petition expressing your support for the bill and encouraging lawmakers to further improve laws against domestic violence.

End Lavish Subsidies for Tax-Dodging Corporation

End Lavish Subsidies for Tax-Dodging Corporation

A leading airplane manufacturer pays zero in federal income taxes and receives billions in tax giveaways. One governor handed over the largest state subsidy in America’s history to this same company. Demand that he stop rewarding the company’s tax dodging.

Condemn Racist Abortion Law

Condemn Racist Abortion Law

An unnecessary sex-selective abortion was recently signed into law after being championed by legislators who made no secret of their racist assumptions about Asian immigrants. Urge the governor to repeal this bill and acknowledge its dangerous effects.

Condemn Decision Allowing Wealthy Rapist to Avoid Prison

Condemn Decision Allowing Wealthy Rapist to Avoid Prison

A man was recently sentenced to a treatment program for raping his children. Using his wealth, he avoided a mandatory ten year sentence. Condemn the presiding judge for not dealing out a harsher and more fitting punishment.

Commend Group for Demanding Gender Equality in Government

Commend Group for Demanding Gender Equality in Government

A group in California is fighting for greater representation of women in state government. Commend their important efforts today.

Condemn Congressman’s Racist Statements on Poverty

Condemn Congressman’s Racist Statements on Poverty

A United States representative’s public statements about poverty have drawn outrage for their blatant racism. Demand that the congressman end his attack on people of color.

End Predatory Lending Practices

End Predatory Lending Practices

An international lending organization offers struggling countries billions in loans while enforcing conditions that increase poverty and environmental degradation. Demand that the organization end its predatory lending practices.

Veto Anti-Union Bills

Veto Anti-Union Bills

A state legislature recently passed three unnecessary anti-union bills in one week, largely thanks to party-line voting. Urge the governor to veto these bills and acknowledge that anti-union measures hurt his hard-working constituents.

Call on U.S. to Admit Role in Nelson Mandela’s Imprisonment

Call on U.S. to Admit Role in Nelson Mandela’s Imprisonment

Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades before becoming the President of South Africa. Demand complete transparency regarding the role of the United States in his capture.

Punish Bishop for Using Church Funds to Build Luxurious Home

Punish Bishop for Using Church Funds to Build Luxurious Home

A bishop has recently been removed from the Vatican after spending $43 million on his home with church funds. As punishment, the bishop is being moved to a low profile occupation. Demand a more severe and fitting punishment for someone who used money that could have benefited the poor and needy.

Condemn Manipulation of Miscarriage as Political Tool

Condemn Manipulation of Miscarriage as Political Tool

A bill to help parents of stillborn children with the grieving process by offering a birth certificate recently passed one state House nearly unanimously. However, one senator felt compelled to put forth an amendment that steers the bill into anti-abortion politics, pouring salt on parents’ wounds and drawing out the legislative process. Urge the senator to drop her crusade against this nonpolitical bill.

Raise Awareness about Eating Disorders in the Military

Raise Awareness about Eating Disorders in the Military

While the prevalence of rape and sexual violence against women in the military has finally been exposed, another problem faces women that the military must address–eating disorders. Raise awareness about the high rate of eating disorders facing female military heroes in order to stop this epidemic.

Reject Attack on Couples in the Midst of Divorce

Reject Attack on Couples in the Midst of Divorce

If a citizen-sponsored bill passes, men and women in the midst of divorce proceedings would have to get a judge’s permission to date or have sex. Tell state lawmakers to put an end to this unnecessarily invasive attack on divorcing families.

Stop Extreme Practice of Trying Minors as Adults

Stop Extreme Practice of Trying Minors as Adults

Each year, roughly 250,000 minors are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults across the United States. Demand legislation that restricts this severe practice.

End the Expansion of Nuclear Arsenals

End the Expansion of Nuclear Arsenals

Despite a commitment to reducing nuclear weapon stockpiles the United States is investing billions in new warheads and delivery systems. Demand that the President reverse this trend and begin disarmament immediately.

Stop Lobbyists’ Campaign Against Common Sense Gun Control

Stop Lobbyists’ Campaign Against Common Sense Gun Control

Gun violence claims 30,000 American lives each year. Pro-gun lobbyists continue to suppress the facts, and to block the appointment of public officials who support gun control. Fight back against this campaign to keep the public in the dark about the dangers of firearms.

Stop Ban on Electric Cars in U.S. State

Stop Ban on Electric Cars in U.S. State

New Jersey recently created regulations that prohibit the sale of Tesla electric vehicles. This is an indirect attempt to prevent progress in the alternative energy industry and must be ended.

Stop the Execution of Hundreds of Political Prisoners

Stop the Execution of Hundreds of Political Prisoners

Hundreds of political prisoners were recently sentenced to death by an Egyptian court. International human rights groups have condemned the verdict and the ongoing persecution of dissidents. Demand a fair retrial for these defendants.

Demand South African President Repay His People

Demand South African President Repay His People

South Africa’s president spent $23 million of taxpayer money on renovations to his personal residence. Demand that he immediately repay his country’s people.