Government

Do Not Penalize Citizens for Installing Solar Panels

Do Not Penalize Citizens for Installing Solar Panels

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.

Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

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.

Stop State from Allowing Texting While Driving

Stop State from Allowing Texting While Driving

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.

Take Away Lawmakers’ ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card

Take Away Lawmakers’ ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card

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.

Change Discriminatory Army Hairstyle Restrictions

Change Discriminatory Army Hairstyle Restrictions

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.

Free Reformed Man Imprisoned After Clerical Error

Free Reformed Man Imprisoned After Clerical Error

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.

Stop Unauthorized Funding of Private Prisons

Stop Unauthorized Funding of Private Prisons

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.

Repeal Law Banning Increases to the Minimum Wage

Repeal Law Banning Increases to the Minimum Wage

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.

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.