Government

Stop Using Public Funding to Build Professional Sports Stadiums

Stop Using Public Funding to Build Professional Sports Stadiums

The U.S. currently allows NFL stadiums to be built or renovated using tax-free public funds. This financing causes major budget problems for cities and neglects local issues, such as homelessness, while profiting a $7.2 billion franchise. Demand that Congress stops allowing this frivolous use of public money.

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Demand Resignation of Politician Recorded Calling Black Man N-Word

An obstinate elected official is refusing to step down after recordings where he can be heard calling an African American the n-word were made public. Demand that this man take responsibility for his apparent hate and resign from office immediately.

Criticize Police Weaponization of Drones in North Dakota

Criticize Police Weaponization of Drones in North Dakota

Police will now be able to equip drones with tear gas and Tasers thanks to a new law in North Dakota. Tell officials you are outraged by this law and want them to take steps against it.

Protect Our Children from Negligently Stored Guns

Protect Our Children from Negligently Stored Guns

It keeps happening. A troubled teenager walks into school with a gun and begins firing. A preschooler accidentally shoots a sibling while playing. Ensure that adults are held responsible when a negligently stored firearm is used by a child to harm themselves or others.

Stand Up for Refugees

Stand Up for Refugees

There are currently efforts in Congress to shut the door on our proud history of welcoming refugees into the U.S. Ask your elected officials to fight this anti-refugee sentiment in Congress.

Send Condolences for Journalists Murdered On-Air

Send Condolences for Journalists Murdered On-Air

During a morning newscast two journalists were shot and killed on live TV. We’re coming together from all corners of the country to express our shock and heartfelt condolences to these two young journalists’ families, friends, and coworkers.

Support Open Primary Elections

Support Open Primary Elections

Congress is the most dysfunctional in history and the situation is only getting worse. We must enact open, nonpartisan elections for all Congressional races, prevent partisan gerrymandering by requiring the creating of independent redistricting commissions in every state, and treat Election Day as a federal holiday, providing millions of workers the freedom and flexibility to get to the poles and cast their vote.

Support Program that Holds Politicians Accountable for Public Statements on Twitter

Support Program that Holds Politicians Accountable for Public Statements on Twitter

Twitter recently shut down two programs that hold politicians accountable for their deleted tweets to ensure transparency when these public figures change their opinions without notice. Urge Twitter to work together with the programs to ensure transparency from elected officials.

Drop Charges Against Officer Who Blew Whistle on Police Brutality

Drop Charges Against Officer Who Blew Whistle on Police Brutality

A police officer is facing a possible seven years in prison for exposing an alleged police-brutality cover-up, all while the violent police officers and the commissioner who facilitated the cover-up face no legal action. Demand a federal investigation and that charges be dropped against the whistleblower.

Tell Hillary Clinton to Come Clean about Private Email Used for Government Work

Tell Hillary Clinton to Come Clean about Private Email Used for Government Work

When a reporter asked Hillary Clinton if she wiped clean the email server that housed potentially confidential information transferred through a private email, she gave a nonchalant and sarcastic answer. Demand accountability for honest answers surrounding this scandal.

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Denounce Cop for Blaming Abused Woman for Her Own Murder

A local sheriff responded to the murder of a woman by her abuser by saying that all women need to obtain and learn to use firearms to protect themselves, laying the blame for this killing on the victim. Sign our petition to demand that this statement be retracted and that an apology is issued to the community.

Success: Stricter Rules on Drones to be Implemented

Success: Stricter Rules on Drones to be Implemented

Stricter rules on drone use will soon be implemented because the technology is creating a potential danger to people. Applaud the FAA for cracking down on drone misuse.

Call for Trump vs. Sanders Debate After Trump Insults Sanders

Call for Trump vs. Sanders Debate After Trump Insults Sanders

Donald Trump recently called Bernie Sanders weak after Sanders stood quietly by when two protesters hijacked the stage at one of his rallies. Let’s see what Trump can really bring against Sanders when it comes to many of the issues he seems to be ignorant about. Call for Trump and Sanders to engage in a debate.

Tell Hillary Clinton to Come Clean About Secret Political Donation

Tell Hillary Clinton to Come Clean About Secret Political Donation

Hillary Clinton claims that big, secret donations in politics must stop, yet she just got one recently. Tell her to stop lying about donation money and come clean.

Explain Shutdown of Bernie Sanders Event by Protesters

Explain Shutdown of Bernie Sanders Event by Protesters

Alleged Black Lives Matter protesters rushed the stage at a Bernie Sanders event and prevented him from speaking, even though he seems to be the only presidential candidate who is vocal about their cause. The chapter doesn’t seem legitimate and the motives are unclear. Urge the protesters to explain their actions.

Praise New, Nonviolent Approach to Policing

Praise New, Nonviolent Approach to Policing

The taskforce to change the culture of policing, appointed by President Obama after the death of Mike Brown, is teaching police how to de-escalate situations before violence becomes necessary. Sign here to praise this new initiative and support the taskforce’s goal of making police guardians and not warriors.

Regulate Dangerous Drones After Drone Delivers Drugs to Prison

Regulate Dangerous Drones After Drone Delivers Drugs to Prison

A drone carrying heroin, marijuana and tobacco flew into an Ohio prison yard and caused a 200-person brawl. Dangerous drone-related incidents like this can’t keep happening. Urge officials to create stricter laws to protect from the misuse of drones.

Success: Senator Helping to Keep Guns Away from Mentally Ill

Success: Senator Helping to Keep Guns Away from Mentally Ill

A proposal to provide incentives to states that help keep guns out of the hands of people with serious mental problems has been brought to the Senate. Thank officials for finally taking a stand to better gun safety measures and prevent dangerous people from acquiring these weapons.

Success: Planned Parenthood Funding Saved

Success: Planned Parenthood Funding Saved

Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood have been stopped. Applaud this victory towards protecting women’s reproductive rights.

Stop Denying U.S. Citizens Their Birth Certificates

Stop Denying U.S. Citizens Their Birth Certificates

Texas is refusing to issue United States-born children their birth certificates because they claim they do not accept ID that undocumented immigrants have to offer. Sign this petition to demand that children receive their birth certificates.

This booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows 43-year-old Kenneth Dale Wakefield. Investigators say Wakefield killed and decapitated his 49-year-old wife, Trina Heisch, and their two dogs and then inflicted injuries on himself, including a severed left forearm and a missing eye. He was booked into Maricopa County jail Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1, 2015, on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of animal cruelty. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Justice for Woman and Dogs Allegedly Decapitated by Mentally Ill Man

A man–who was reportedly a former patient in a mental hospital for stabbing someone–is accused of decapitating his wife and dogs before cutting his hand off and gouging out one eye. Urge the Attorney General to do everything possible to ensure he’s never released into society again.

Stop Dam That Will Destroy Over 10,000 Years of History

Stop Dam That Will Destroy Over 10,000 Years of History

A precious historical site and living area for tens of thousands of people will soon be drowned underwater with the completion of a highly controversial dam. Stop the dam from being completed to preserve the ancient landmark and to save the area’s people from being forced to evacuate their homes.

Denounce Trump Campaign Staffer Who Allegedly Wrote Racist Facebook Posts

Denounce Trump Campaign Staffer Who Allegedly Wrote Racist Facebook Posts

A Trump campaign political adviser has been fired over alleged racist Facebook posts calling Al Sharpton’s daughter a racial slur and calling President Obama a “Socialist Marxist Islamo Fascist Nazi Appeaser.” Demand that this man apologize for these racist posts if they are found to be posted by him.

Detective Accused of Threatening to “Blow Hole” Through Driver’s Head Must be Fired

Detective Accused of Threatening to “Blow Hole” Through Driver’s Head Must be Fired

A plainclothes officer allegedly threatened to blow out a driver’s brains because the driver accidentally went the wrong way around a rotary. This is unprofessional, unacceptable, and dangerous, and the officer in question must be terminated immediately.

Demand Justice for Victims of Pride Parade Stabbing

Demand Justice for Victims of Pride Parade Stabbing

The victims of a tragic stabbing at a Pride parade in Jerusalem deserve an apology from the Israeli Government, for releasing the madman who allegedly committed the attack after having been let our of prison. Demand the victims get justice and that the Israeli criminal justice system reexamine how it evaluates its prisoners for release.