A new bill introduced to Congress would require a warrant for the government to access personal electronic communications. United States law does not currently protect private online information from the government. Support this bill and protect our internet privacy.
A Senatorial candidate recently issued a violent and racist remark, essentially condoning the shooting of foreigners if they are on one’s property. Later, he tried defending the slur. Demand an apology for this senseless racism.
Pro-Russian militants have taken over an airport and government buildings in the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Ask Vladimir Putin to denounce this violence and work to ensure peace in the region.
Recently a senator referred to pregnant women as a “child’s host”. This is not only demeaning towards women, it portrays them as individuals with no autonomy over their own bodies. Tell this legislator that referring to women in a way that ignores their rights as human beings will not be tolerated.
The company hired to review the environmental impacts of a major pipeline expansion lied about its ties to the oil industry. Demand that government officials prevent these conflicts of interest to create a system free of corruption.
Some Republican party members continue to push against women’s access to full health care. Despite little success, these politicians are ignoring relevant issues like immigration and education in order to push immaterial religious agendas. Urge our leaders to stop restricting women’s health.
For-profit prisons have been linked to inmate abuse, unsanitary conditions, and worse. Applaud state officials for cutting ties with a notorious corrections corporation.
Former President Bill Clinton’s foundation has donated millions of dollars to Haiti in attempts to improve the economy and the lives of the people there. Applaud Clinton’s philanthropy by signing this petition.
Minnesota may soon legalize the medical use of marijuana, but the state Governor’s cramped opinions could deny ailing patients. Governor Mark Dayton’s position on medical marijuana is based on the advice of law enforcement officials, when it should depend on medical and public health experts. Sign the petition to urge Governor Dayton to revise his position on medical marijuana.
The U.S. government is protecting criminal executives at one of the largest banks in the country. A financial watchdog organization is suing the Department of Justice for this total hypocrisy. Sign the petition to show support for the lawsuit.
Republican leaders recently prevented auto workers from unionizing. We should demand that these politicians quit their union busting tactics.
One city recently decided to begin enforcing an old law that requires large groups meeting in public parks to apply for permits and pay hefty fees. This action is part of a larger plan to shuttle the city’s homeless population to shelters outside of downtown, and prevents food aid groups from helping those in need. Condemn this criminalization of homelessness and good deeds.
Hundreds of desperate Syrian refugees will now be able to find asylum in the U.S., thanks to a recent policy change. Sign this petition to thank the officials who made this happen.
Homeless individuals are being fined for sleeping in public areas. Many are angry and have spoken out against the unjust law. Sign the petition to tell officials to stop persecuting disadvantaged citizens and to start protecting them instead.
A local ordinance that outlaws renting a house or apartment to undocumented immigrants was recently reaffirmed by voters in a Nebraska town. Condemn this unjust law and urge the mayor to overturn it.
Married same-sex couples are now closer to securing equal rights, thanks to a recent announcement by the Justice Department. Commend U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for this action on behalf of the LGBT community.
The Obama administration is debating whether execution of an American citizen without trial is justifiable. Prevent this violation of constitutional and human rights.
A Texas journalist discredited gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis by making sexist accusations. The author attacked Davis as a mother and wife. Condemn this journalist for his sexist claims.
By being delegated power in misdemeanor cases, for-profit probation companies extort money from the poor. Demand reform to end this cruel systematic practice.
Private industries have a huge advantage over the voting public in terms of influencing legislation. We need a judicial system that favors the public and individual citizens’ rights over special business interests. Sign the petition to urge President Obama to appoint federal judges with a history of public service.
Due to loopholes in tribal jurisdiction, many Native women are unable to pursue justice following a rape, domestic assault, or other violent crime. However, recent actions by the Justice Department have sought to address this issue. Sign the petition commending the department for its action thus far, and urging it to continue working to achieve justice for Native women.
Equal pay for equal work is still not a reality for women the world over. There has been no action on the issue in the United States since 2009 due to congressional gridlock. Encourage the president to take another step towards equality.
A cluster of violence-inducing laws have been used as a defense in the deaths of 26 children or teenagers in Florida since 2005. Call on Florida Governor Rick Scott to call a review of these dangerous laws.
Over half a million individuals are arrested annually for possession of marijuana, resulting in a huge waste of police resources that could be used to pursue dangerous criminals. Support a bill to end such wasteful policies by decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.
After firing over 100 rounds into a vehicle occupied by two innocent civilians, eight officers will be allowed to return to their previous positions within the police department. Demand that these officers, found to have acted against policy, be terminated from employment.