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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two men have been unfairly charged with animal terrorism for releasing mink from a fur farm. If convicted, the men will face up to ten years in prison, an egregious sentence for animal activism. A compassionate lawyer is fighting for one of the activists in attempts to substantially lower the sentence; applaud the lawyer for standing up for animal activism.
The U.S. used targeted air strikes to bomb an extremist group know as the Islamic State in Iraq. Urge President Obama to avoid the use of violent tactics and to pursue peaceful alternatives in order to subdue the group.
College campuses remain some of the most dangerous places for women, as sexual assault is rampant and universities fail to support victims and prevent assaults. A bipartisan group of senators have crafted a bill to combat sexual assault on campuses and to protect victims of assault. Sign the petition and support this bill to create safe spaces for all students.
The former security chief of China is being investigated for corruption charges. Applaud the president for his campaign against corruption and ensuring that government officials do not live above the law.
Conversion therapy and electroshock therapy are still used as methods to stop homosexuality. One man is calling upon the courts to put an end to these horrendous, offensive, and ineffective practices. Sign this petition to support these efforts.
Current loopholes in the law are putting the civil liberties of citizens under surveillance at risk. Urge the Senate to close these loopholes and protect Americans from practices that threaten their rights.
A plan for creating a luxury high-rise in New York City with a separate for door for low-income residents was approved by the mayor. Sign the petition below and stop segregation on socioeconomic lines.
Republicans are blocking an effort to discourage US companies from moving overseas, costing the country countless jobs. Urge Congress to start supporting the American people instead of corporations.
America’s wealthiest banks have benefited tremendously from taxpayer bailouts. Their recklessness led to the recession, yet little has been done to prevent their failures from causing further devastation. Help hold banks accountable and protect the economy.
Oil shipments by rail have increased over the last few years, and unfortunately so have derailments causing oil spills and explosions. Local authorities have asked for shipping manifests so their first-responders can be on alert. Make the railway companies submit information for public protection.
Eighty percent of criminal shooters purchased their guns by taking advantage of a loophole in the law. Act to keep deadly weapons out of the hands of known criminals.
Though there is virtually no chance of a successful impeachment of the president, an important member of Congress refuses to say whether or not such an option is on the table. His superiors have already ruled impeachment out. Urge the official to state clearly that impeachment will not happen.
While a border crisis unfolds, conservatives in Congress refuse to work with liberals to solve the problem. This constant rejection of compromise is bad for border security and for the nation. Urge conservative leaders to reach across the aisle.
One family recently found their canine companion’s body on the side of a highway thanks to a police officer’s negligence. Urge the city to investigate and pursue appropriate disciplinary action against the officer responsible.