Calls to ban the sexualization of children in the media and regulate it in child pageantry were recently rejected in Western Australia, though they should be considered in the U.S. Tell the Children’s Bureau that we want protections for these children put in place by signing the petition.
The United States’ current criminal justice system is broken and has created a cycle of poverty and incarceration. By supporting legislation to reform the system, we can begin to restore fairness and justice in our nation.
Funding for police body cameras across the country is within reach. The use of police body cameras has been shown to decrease incidents of excessive force and lower amounts of complaints against police. Sign our petition to demand funding for this life-saving measure.
A huge statue of the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan has for years been sitting in a building where legislators work, collaborate, and create laws. Such a symbol of racism and white supremacy should not be hosted by our government. Demand that this statue be removed as soon as possible.
Governor of Alabama Robert Bentley decided that the Confederate flag was to be removed from the state capitol building. Commend Bentley’s actions by signing this petition.
The influence of ‘big money’ is currently corrupting our political system. Because of the 2010 Supreme Court Citizens United decision, corporations are able to secretly use their wealth to influence politics. Help fight money in politics and restore democracy by signing the petition.
Transgender federal employees will now receive health care coverage that includes transition-related care. Thank the Obama administration for making a historic decision that betters the lives of transgender federal employees.
Pigeons that had been starved and tortured were then released and reportedly mercilessly shot out of the sky by a prominent judge as they tried to fly away, for nothing more than target practice. Demand that this judge be dismissed from his position at once for this unspeakable animal abuse.
Workers who make more than $23,660 are ineligible to receive overtime pay, because the overtime threshold has not been raised since the 1970’s. Fortunately, President Obama is considering raising the threshold to $53,000 by executive order. Urge the President to take this important action and stand up for workers.
The U.S. may soon place weapons in countries that border Russia for “training purposes.” Russia, rightfully, sees this as an aggressive move that could threaten the already strained relationship between the two countries. Sign here to demand that the officials reconsider their plans and stop puffing out their chests.
Even though the massacre of a prominent historical black church was reportedly done specifically to assassinate a black political leader and start a race war, the FBI is refusing to investigate it as an act of terrorism. Demand that the FBI call this crime for what it was: a terrorist attack.
The confederate flag is a symbol of racism that does not belong on public buildings. Fortunately, one South Carolina representative is pushing to remove this flag from state property. Praise his efforts to get rid of the flag even in the face of opposition.
Supreme Court Justices who vote in favor of marriage equality are putting their opinions above those of Jesus and Moses and can be impeached as a result, according to one congressman. Demand this official resign from office for his profound misunderstanding of how our government works.
Tens of millions of people are sick or dying from preventable hunger and malnutrition. Help end the devastating cycle of poverty that causes global hunger.
A South Carolina lawmaker made remarks blaming the Charleston shooting victims for their own deaths. Demand this heartless leader step down from his position.
There’s a heated debate currently about whether or not it’s appropriate to fly the Confederate flag, a symbol of a hateful past with leaders who were traitors against their own country and wanted to fight for the right to continue to enslave fellow human beings. Urge President Obama to ban this racist hate symbol across the country.
A new tactile feature for United States currency has been announced to improve accessibility for the visually impaired. Sign this petition to praise the decision to implement this necessary change.
Colorado has approved harsher penalties for drinking and driving repeat offenders. The new initiative will discourage drinking and driving and keep the roads safer. Sign this petition to thank the governor for this important measure.
Officer Brent Miller was fired the day after he refused to destroy evidence of police misconduct and the needless humiliation of an inmate. Ensure this noble sheriff is able to support himself during the time of investigation.
A gun was accidentally discharged at a wedding at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, injuring four guests and almost resulting in a death. The gun’s owner obviously did not have the proper training or common sense to own a gun. Urge legislators to enact stricter gun training and gun safety laws to decrease the chance of dangerous accidents like this happening.
A woman will finally grace U.S. paper currency for the first time in U.S. history. Sign here to thank the activists who fought for this change and the President who listened to their voices.
Two cops who are allegedly members of a white supremacist neo-Confederate group are still on the job even though most people in the city they patrol are black. Demand that these two men be fired at once for their reported racist biases.
The violently-white supremacist Confederate flag still flies above the state capitol in South Carolina even after nine African Americans were murdered by a reported racist white terrorist. Demand that this symbol of violent racism be taken down and never flown again on state government grounds.
Obamacare is at risk of destruction due to a small and irrelevant technicality within legislation. Join us in asking our House Majority Leader to stop the jeopardization of the entire insurance market and the well-being of over six million Americans.
Two-thirds of voters believe the wealthiest individuals have the best chance to influence elections, and 46 percent are ready to completely “rebuild” the way political campaigns are financed. Act to support real campaign finance reform that guarantees all Americans can have a voice.