Loose change is left behind at airports all the time. The United States government recently decided to donate this change, totaling $500,000 annually, to charity. Thank our government for its generous decision.
The six largest fast food companies awarded their CEOs more than $183 million in performance pay between 2011-2012. All these stock options, gains and bonuses were 100% tax deductible, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. Urge the Senate to end this unacceptable loophole.
A recent train accident killed four people and injured 60 more. Urge officials to make their investigation transparent, and enact measures to prevent future accidents like this.
A California judge tried a case where the defendant was charged with 13 accounts of sexual assault committed against minors. The ruling decided that since the defendant had already served a year in prison, he only deserved three years of probation. Sign this petition to tell the judge that rape is a serious crime and deserves justice, not a slap on the wrist.
A much needed bill has been introduced to Congress which would end undeserved tax breaks for fossil fuel companies and hold them accountable for their own mistakes. Sign the petition to thank the Congressmen introducing it for helping us move in the right direction.
Numerous police departments around the country have been exposed for having arrest quotas, meaning that officers are required to issue a certain number of criminal charges for a given period of time. Policies like this encourage police misconduct by forcing officers to look for any possible reason to charge people with crimes. Sign the petition to demand a stop to arrest quotas.
If we taxed corporations anywhere near the same rate as we tax middle-income families, we could pay off the national debt and be operating on a budget surplus within a matter of years. Instead, giant multinational corporations receive government subsidies for doing nothing more than going about business as usual. Sign the petition to tell Congress to end this corporate welfare.
The Federal Aviation Administration has recently announced plans to screen certain high risk pilots for obstructive sleep apnea. This condition keeps sufferers from getting good sleep, which puts passengers in danger. Praise the FAA for these new preventative safety measures that could prevent airline incidents.
The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to warrantless wiretapping, which questions the right of the National Security Agency to collect phone data on millions of Verizon customers. Urge the Court to hear the case, and protect the Fourth Amendment right to privacy.
New York City wants to restrict the inheritance of property rights to legal spouses only. Speak up against this proposal, which unfairly targets low-income gay families.
Deadly drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles used for missile strikes, are now available in nearly ninety countries. Urge the US government to stop the rapid proliferation of drone technology.
China has recently drafted 60 reform proposals which would significantly change the Chinese way of life. Among these are proposals to abolish controversial labor camps and the one-child policy. Praise China for these progressive efforts towards stronger human rights policies.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would hand over undeserved power to major corporations. The negotiations have occurred behind closed doors, with only heads of state and industry leaders allowed to participate. Tell President Obama to oppose this misguided agreement.
Federal intelligence agencies have been violating the U.S. Constitution by amassing private data from citizens. Representative Rush Holt has submitted a bill that would dismantle this ‘surveillance state,’ and thereby restore the rights of Americans. Sign the petition to thank Representative Holt and to show support for this bill.
58% of Congressional Republicans deny the human effect on climate change. This belief goes against overwhelming scientific consensus, as well as against the majority opinion of Republican voters. Tell the Republican National Committee to remove climate science denial from their party platform.
A series of Supreme Court rulings have given corporations the same constitutional rights as people. These ‘rights’ enable corporations to tamper with our elections, hurt our health care and run our government, and they need to be revoked. Sign if you agree.
Columnist Richard Cohen’s editorial piece on politician Bill de Blasio’s family states that interracial marriages are disgusting. Call Cohen out on his racist views.
Stop a South Carolina Republican Senator from proposing a bill that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.
Our country’s government has been seeking out and recording all kinds of information about its citizens – in the name of fighting terrorism – for many years. This violating and unconstitutional activity was only recently revealed, and must be fought against. Support a recently proposed bill prohibiting government agencies from amassing private civilian information.
76% of Americans believe the minimum wage should be raised to $9/hour. President Obama believes it should be $10/hour. Sign the petition to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage.
The state of Texas has been illegally denying same-sex military couples the federal benefits that they deserve. Sign the petition to tell Texas Governor Rick Perry to enforce military benefits for same-sex couples in his state.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed a bill which pretends to reform federal surveillance powers, but which actually grants more power and less oversight to intelligence agencies. Tell the Senate to vote against this government surveillance bill.
Sweden recently implemented a new rating system for their theaters, based on the level of female representation in films. Applaud the government for highlighting the importance of gender equality.
There is an astounding amount of violence surrounding the war on drugs – especially concerning drug cartels in Mexico. Ironically, these cartels exist because American drug enforcement creates demand for illegal substances. If we treat drug abuse as a medical issue instead of a criminal one, we can take power away from cartels and end the violence surrounding the drug trade while also reducing addiction. Sign the petition to demand a stop to the war on drugs.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford recently admitted to smoking crack cocaine within the last year. This is just one among several incidents of inappropriate behavior that should result in his resignation. Urge Ford to step down now.