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