Archive for Category: "Government"
High-capacity gun magazines allow killers to open fire on innocents with alarming speed and efficiency. Join parents of Sandy Hook victims in urging Illinois to ban these magazines.
Ohio Republicans are attempting to penalize public universities for providing students with the necessary documentation for voter registration. The pending provision would force universities to charge all students in-state tuition if they help students register to vote. Take a stand against this attempt at voter suppression.
Recently, the Obama administration passed new regulations to enhance the quality of child care facilities in the United States. Lax regulations previously led to many child deaths due to asphyxiation and neglect. Applaud the administration for passing stricter child care regulations.
The Justice Department has obtained phone records from Associated Press journalists who covered a thwarted bombing attempt in Yemen last year. These journalists did not break any laws and only released information that was set to be revealed by the government the next day. Demand that the Justice Department respect the first amendment and return all seized phone records.
An Indiana Congressman has suggested that we cut foreign aid in order to continue show performed by an aerobatic Navy stunt team. Denounce Representative Buschon for recommending that we stop helping countries in need in order to entertain the American people.
The U.S. government seized two months of Associated Press phone records in violation of the First Amendment. In order to protect the freedom of the press, we demand the phone records be returned and all copies destroyed by the government.
Congress recently reintroduced a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBT people who wish to adopt or become foster parents. With an estimated 104,000 children currently awaiting adoption in the United States, it is imperative that qualified LGBT people be allowed to provide loving homes to these children in need. Tell Congress that this bill must pass.
Pakistan has received huge sums of U.S. aid money, but much has been lost to corrupt, high-ranking officials. Pakistan must be aided not with direct payouts, but other means that can more overtly benefit the general population. Please lend your voice in urging an end to direct cash aid to Pakistan.
The mayor of Osaka, Japan recently denied that women during World War II had been forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military. He then went on to say that these women had been ‘necessary’ for the morale of the troops. Demand that he apologize for these extremely insensitive comments.
Recent Congressional efforts to monitor and regulate Internet data have been met with bipartisan outrage. Opponents demand increased protections and guarantees of privacy. Last week, a bill was introduced demanding that mobile app developers increase transparency and get permission for any personal data collection and dissemination. Applaud this timely and sensible effort to protect Americans’ privacy.
Vermont state senators are leading the way in addressing corporate influence in the political system. They are requesting a national convention of state legislatures to discuss constitutional amendments that would remove corporate influence from campaign finance. This is an important issue and the senators should be applauded for their efforts.
A recent New York State Senate hearing on campaign finance reform barred the public from attending. The State Senate must be criticized for closing this meeting to the public and urged to open the discussion on campaign finance reform.
Despite evidence that federal background checks have prevented more than a million firearm sales to felons since 1994, Missouri State lawmakers recently passed a radical new bill that would “nullify” federal gun control laws and make their enforcement a misdemeanor, . Tell Missouri State lawmakers that such unconstitutional and reckless policies are unacceptable.
Jordan has voted to expel Israel’s Ambassador from Jordan and to remove Jordan’s Ambassadors from Israel. This is a step in the wrong direction – removing diplomats will set the countries back in terms of peaceful negotiation. Urge Jordan to reverse this course and re-build its diplomatic relations with Israel.
The Colorado Senate recently established an unrealistically low THC-blood limit to cite motorists with a driving under the influence ticket. Countless studies show regular marijuana users testing well over the limit while remaining mentally unimpaired. Please sign this petition urging Governor Hickelooper to demand a realistic blood limit and roadside test to determine impairment.
The Federal Reserve has been paying banks 0.25% interest for not lending money, totaling about $4 billion in interest paid per year. Meanwhile, the average American is having trouble getting business loans, mortgage loans, and loans to simply get by for another month. Urge the Federal Reserve to stop discouraging banks from lending money.
New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte voted against expanding the national gun background check program despite overwhelming majority support from her constituents. As an elected official and public servant it is her job to represent the voice of voters, not her own personal agenda. Please sign this petition condemning her vote against gun control legislation despite majority support from citizens.
An animal trainer recently died after being mauled by a grizzly bear in captivity. Additional precautions are needed to protect those who work with captive animals on a daily basis. Demand mandatory physical barriers between wild animals and their caretakers.
A Republican Senator recently voted against an equal pay legislation because she believes that the government has done enough to ensure women receive equal wages for equal work. Condemn Senator Kelly Ayotte for her irrational judgment and her contempt of equal wage legislation.
‘Florida’s Dirtiest Cop’ has been under investigation over 40 times for dangerous misconduct, theft, drug possession, excessive force and more. Despite three arrests and eight firings, the officer continues to wear a badge. Demand that this officer be permanently fired and stripped of his certification for his reprehensible behavior.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently took action in Massachusetts to ensure that copyright law could not be used illegitimately to take down online content. Help praise these efforts by signing this petition letter.
Later this month, the U.S. and other nations will continue their secretive discussions of the controversial copyright law agreement. Help urge Congress to make the text of this agreement available to the general public by signing this petition letter.
Disability services are about to be cut in the United States due to a short-sighted budget compromise. Urge President Obama to protect these much-needed services.
A town in Pennsylvania is trying to force a local resident to get rid of six chickens she is raising in her yard. This rural community is already known for its farms and Amish neighborhoods. Urge Richland Township to allow this woman to keep her chickens in keeping with the country lifestyle the town is known for.
Bethany, Connecticut is a town built upon a rural small-town atmosphere. Zoning changes looking to increase development within Bethany now threaten to destroy the very atmosphere that the town’s residents have come to know and love. Please lend your voice in urging that no zoning changes be made to Bethany so it can remain the quiet, peaceful town it always has been.