Government

Convince Senator to Return to Work on Immigration Reform

Convince Senator to Return to Work on Immigration Reform

A powerful lawmaker is backing away from important immigration reform, citing concerns with border security. His concerns would be addressed by the bill, which would improve border security by a great deal. Ask the lawmaker to return to work.

Protect Benefits of Struggling Citizens

Protect Benefits of Struggling Citizens

Single parents with multiple children and poor young adults may soon lose the government benefits that they rely on to make ends meet. Urge the Prime Minister to stop this plan from going into effect and give struggling citizens the assistance they require to better their lives.

Stop Reckless Fearmongering About Immigrants

Stop Reckless Fearmongering About Immigrants

A powerful politician is stoking baseless fears that terrorists could be crossing into the U.S. through the border with Mexico. There is no evidence that anything of the sort has happened. Tell the politician to stop frightening people without cause.

Stop Advocating for Government Support of Dangerous Militias

Stop Advocating for Government Support of Dangerous Militias

A prominent organization has called for state support and funding of militia groups as a method of dealing with a border crisis. These groups are hateful and potentially violent, and should not receive support from anyone. Urge the organization to take back its recommendations.

Stop Silencing Climate Change Scientists

Stop Silencing Climate Change Scientists

As ice levels reach record lows in Canada, the government continues to block climate change scientists from sharing information about environmental degradation through the media. These policies are putting both the environment and the Canadian population in danger. Sign the petition to demand that information about climate change flow freely throughout the country.

Stop Attack on Freedom of the Press

Stop Attack on Freedom of the Press

In an attack on the free press, a reporter is being prevented from leaving Afghanistan while the government investigates an article he wrote. He has been accused of no crime and there is no reason to hold him. Urge the Afghan Attorney General to set him free.

Stop Another Wasteful Government Shutdown

Stop Another Wasteful Government Shutdown

A prominent conservative lawmaker is planning to risk a government shutdown as a way of opposing the president’s policies. Such a shutdown would have serious negative effects on the economy and cost the government and taxpayers billions. Urge this lawmaker to drop his plans.

Stop the Militarization of Police Forces

Stop the Militarization of Police Forces

Excessive militarization of American police forces has resulted in overly aggressive cops inflicting violence and tragedy, mostly on people and communities of color. Demand that the Department of Defense stop providing combat gear and weaponry to local law enforcement.

Save City from Economic Ruin

Save City from Economic Ruin

Atlantic City has an unemployment rate of 14 percent and will have witnessed the closure of four casinos at the end of 2014. Governor Chris Christie plans to hold a summit to make Atlantic City prosperous again. Sign the petition and help Atlantic City escape its economic downturn.

Thank Senators for Working to Restore Control Over Acts of War

Thank Senators for Working to Restore Control Over Acts of War

Congress may soon have more control over the use of military force, thanks to the efforts of two senators. This would foster more debate and make it less likely that the nation would go to war lightly. Thank the senators for their work.

Thank Senator for Investigating the Militarization of Police

Thank Senator for Investigating the Militarization of Police

Many police officers have access to military-grade weapons and equipment that may not be necessary, and that are used against undeserving targets. A prominent lawmaker has announced his intention to investigate the militarization of police forces. Thank the lawmaker for looking into this important issue.

Applaud Colombian President for Supporting the Legalization of Medical Marijuana

Applaud Colombian President for Supporting the Legalization of Medical Marijuana

The Colombian president announced his support for legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Legalization would help those with terminal illnesses and also quell drug-related violence in the region. Sign the petition and thank President Santos for taking a strong stand on the issue of legalization.

Stop Deceiving Voters with Fake News Articles

Stop Deceiving Voters with Fake News Articles

Voters are being misled by websites that appear to belong to local news organizations, while in fact, a powerful political organization is disguising its partisan press releases as neutral reporting. Urge the chairman of the organization to stop deceiving voters.

Help End Senseless Gun Violence

Help End Senseless Gun Violence

Too many lives have been lost in senseless acts of gun violence that could have have been prevented. Support common sense measures to keep guns away from dangerous and unstable individuals and protect our communities.

Denounce Weakening of Agricultural Regulations

Denounce Weakening of Agricultural Regulations

Big agribusinesses would be able to act with little to no oversight if a recent proposal to dismantle statewide regulations on agricultural practices is approved. Urge state legislators to rescind this amendment immediately and help protect consumers, livestock, and the environment.

Raise Minimum Wage Instead of Senate Salary

Raise Minimum Wage Instead of Senate Salary

The 41 Republicans that blocked raising the minimum wage are going to give themselves a $2,800 raise. Tell our ‘public servants’ to stop being so greedy and help the American people.

Establish Mandatory Minimum Vacation Days

Establish Mandatory Minimum Vacation Days

About a fourth of U.S. workers do not receive any paid time off. Require all employers to offer their workers adequate time to spend with family, pursue outside interests, and reduce stress.

Stop Incarcerating People for Nonviolent Drug Offenses

Stop Incarcerating People for Nonviolent Drug Offenses

Senseless mandatory minimum sentence laws put thousands of people behind bars for nonviolent offenses, a practice that is ruining lives and overcrowding U.S. prisons. Help reform these pointless laws.

Success: Important Diplomatic Appointments No Longer Blocked

Success: Important Diplomatic Appointments No Longer Blocked

Diplomatic appointments can be made now that a prominent lawmaker is no longer preventing them. This is a positive step towards the success of diplomacy, and will allow for much progress to be made in terms of our relationships with other countries. Thank this lawmaker for choosing to do the right thing.

Stop Unnecessary Calls for Impeachment of Cabinet Officials

Stop Unnecessary Calls for Impeachment of Cabinet Officials

A member of Congress has called for the impeachment of members of the president’s cabinet, despite having no evidence of wrongdoing. Such an action is completely unnecessary. Ask that this Congresswoman cease her talk of impeachment.

Stop Threatening Impeachment

Stop Threatening Impeachment

A prominent lawmaker has called for the impeachment of the Attorney General, despite lacking any evidence of wrongdoing. Such a course of action would be an utter waste of time and effort. Urge the lawmaker to stop demanding impeachment.

Don’t Offer Support to Militia Groups

Don’t Offer Support to Militia Groups

A member of state government has defended the presence of militia members at the U.S.-Mexico border. Many of these militias have threatened violence not just against immigrants, but against the government. Urge the lawmaker to withdraw his support of the militias.

Don’t Mislead About Support for Women’s Rights

Don’t Mislead About Support for Women’s Rights

A member of Congressional leadership is claiming support for an important women’s rights bill, when in fact he has voted against it time and time again. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior. Urge the lawmaker to tell the truth about his position.

Stop Wasting Welfare Money on Drug Testing

Stop Wasting Welfare Money on Drug Testing

A state just started screening its welfare applicants for drugs, leading to wasteful spending that produces few positive results. Urge the governor to repeal these new drug testing requirements.

Don’t Let NASA Funding Get Slashed

Don’t Let NASA Funding Get Slashed

Proposed cuts to NASA would end programs such as the Opportunity Mars rover, extinguish planned explorations and put some of the brightest minds into unemployment. Urge Congress to maintain the current NASA budget so this generation doesn’t lose the opportunity to expand our horizons.