The ban on same-sex marriage in Florida was finally overturned by a judge. However, a stay on this decision has prevented it from going into effect. Demand that the judge’s decision be honored and that same-sex couples be granted the right to get married.
As mass transportation is becoming increasingly important in terms of creating a sustainable future, one state has begun discussing a new form of transportation that will get cars off the road. Sign the petition to applaud the efforts of this state and to support this sustainable practice.
Although an international treaty protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities has been ratified by 146 other countries, the United States is not one. The treaty now has a second chance to be accepted, and one senate committee is working hard to make sure that it is ratified. Thank this committee for supporting the rights of people with disabilities.
Although same-sex couples were granted the right to marry in Utah, these couples are now being blocked from receiving crucial marriage benefits. Sign the petition to demand that this block be lifted as all married couples, regardless of gender, should have access to what is rightfully theirs.
Iran recently agreed to dilute much of its stockpile of nuclear material. Praise the country for compromising to ensure greater world peace.
Hundreds of troops are soon to be deployed to the Mexican border to deal with a refugee crisis. Extra security is unnecessary and the soldiers will have little constructive impact. Urge officials to prevent the militarization of the border.
California citizens receive hefty fines for the excessive use of water outdoors during a drought. Unfortunately, local jurisdictions simultaneously threaten homeowners with fines for poor lawn upkeep. Urge Governor Brown to protect conscientious homeowners from contradictory laws and ridiculous fines.
House Republicans took steps towards suing President Obama for supposedly overstepping his authority. Urge them to drop this ridiculous lawsuit and return to doing the work they were elected to do.
Proposed national monuments may soon be in danger of development and exploitation if a bill aimed at slowing down the process by which national monuments can be created is passed. Tell the Senate to protect public lands and historic sites by rejecting this cynical attack on American heritage.
In a victory for transparency, all-expenses-paid trips taken by members of Congress must once more be disclosed on an annual form. This decision fights corruption and makes the government more open. Thank officials for restoring mandatory disclosure.
Capital punishment was declared unconstitutional by a judge in a well-researched and eloquent decision. Thank this judge for taking a stand against the cruel and unusual punishment that is the death penalty.
More than thirty thousand people are killed by guns in the U.S. every year. Take action to protect our communities from gun violence, and help keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
While U.S. lawmakers continue to debate immigration reform, many immigrants pursuing doctorate degrees in American universities are looking to other countries to conduct their post-graduate research. Encourage lawmakers to finally pass a bill that has bipartisan support and help the United States maintain a competitive edge in the sciences.
A mother who sent her child to play at a nearby park alone while she worked has been arrested and her daughter has been placed in foster care. On her salary, reliable childcare is not a viable option. Urge the prosecutor to drop the charges against this struggling mother and return her daughter to the custody of her clearly caring mother.
In a ploy to trick voters into thinking they are standing up for women, Senate conservatives plan to introduce completely useless legislation allowing the already-legal practice of buying your own contraception. This is a complete waste of time and effort. Urge the Senate Minority Leader to drop plans for this deceptive bill.
As mass shootings continue to wreak havoc in our country, many are calling for the concealed carrying of weapons to be legalized in schools. In a victory for safety and common sense, one governor recently vetoed a bill that would allow more concealed guns in schools. Thank the governor for standing up for student safety.
Some corporations pay no state taxes, or worse yet receive massive refunds, despite raking in billion-dollar profits. Call on lawmakers to ensure companies pay their fair share to support the communities where they do business.
Increased corporate meddling in elections threatens to drown out the concerns of average voters. Applaud efforts to create a constitutional amendment to limit the influence of money in American politics.
Loopholes that allow known domestic violence abusers to purchase deadly weapons are putting women and families at risk. Support mandatory background checks that would keep guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals.
Current minimum poverty standards in India unfairly limit the number of impoverished citizens eligible for assistance. Urge the government to raise the minimum standards to allow more poor citizens to receive food and medical assistance.
A new act of protest called ‘rolling coal,’ which involves trucks expelling clouds of soot at cars and pedestrians, is emerging across the United States as a dangerous way of targeting environmentalists. This is harming both the environment and innocent victims and must be stopped immediately.
Criminals convicted of domestic abuse and stalking may still legally purchase guns, due to loopholes in the law. Everyone is less safe and more likely to be hurt by gun violence because of this lax approach to gun safety. Support closing the loopholes so dangerous individuals cannot obtain guns.
A few senators are trying to override the recent Supreme Court ruling against women’s contraceptive rights. Thank these senators for their hard work in protecting women’s health from sexist, religious corporations.
The new investigation into a terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate is unlikely to uncover any additional information, yet will cost taxpayers millions. Call on congressional leaders to shut down this unnecessary investigation.
U.S. companies can legally merge with foreign businesses in order to dodge paying U.S. taxes. Tell Congress to close the loophole and make big business pay its fair share.