Oklahoma wants to charge extra fees to any residents who install solar panels or small wind turbines. These citizens should be supported in their quest for clean energy, not punished. Tell the governor not to pass this bill.
Sexual assault is the most underreported crime in America, and victims need increased support. Urge the adoption of new policies to protect sexual assault survivors.
Distracted driving has caused hundreds of thousands of injuries and fatalities in recent years. Texting while driving is one of the worst forms of distracted driving. Condemn the Mississippi State Legislature for failing to save lives by choosing not to enact a ban on texting while driving.
Recently, a bill to close the DUI immunity loophole for legislators swept through the House only to be held up in the Senate by opponents who say the bill is unnecessary. Urge these senators to recognize that issues of public safety should be their first priority.
Recently released grooming regulations for the Army remove most of the options for women of color to wear their natural hair. Urge the Defense Secretary to call for the amendment of these regulations to stop excluding women of color in uniform.
A man is being sent to prison 13 years after he was sentenced, despite the major reforms he has made in his life. Demand that he be offered a more lenient sentence in light of his self-rehabilitation.
A private prison recently received an extra $1 million, because lobbyists told a lawmaker that they weren’t making enough of a profit. Demand that lawmakers stop wasting taxpayers’ dollars on unauthorized funding for private prisons.
Bans on minimum wage increases are touted as job-creating despite the fact that they actually harm the economy. Demand one governor’s repeal of legislation set to stifle wages and benefits across her state.
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.
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.
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.
The federal government recently reversed a policy that denied support to some homeless veterans. Thank officials for reversing this harmful policy today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group in California is fighting for greater representation of women in state government. Commend their important efforts today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.