The Obama administration has prosecuted a record number of cases punishing leaked governmental information. Prosecution isn’t always the answer – something the administration is realizing. Please sign this petition to support the administration’s decision to consider alternatives to prosecution and protect journalists.
Sexual assault is on the rise within the military, with the Pentagon estimating as many as 26,000 personnel were sexually assaulted in 2012 alone. Support plans to fight against sexual assault within each branch of the military.
A newly proposed bill would protect financial institutions that provide banking services for legal marijuana retailers. Currently, the billion dollar marijuana industry runs primarily on cash and without any banking support. Please sign this petition in support of legitimizing the marijuana industry by allowing banks to support marijuana retailers without prosecution.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner publicly admitted to allegations of sexually harassing female staffers but has refused to resign. Demand that Filner step down in order to ensure a safe and professional environment for all employees.
The House of Representatives just passed a bill that will be detrimental for food stamps in the United States. Sign the petition to show your support for food stamp programs.
A man dubbed ‘Pothole Robin Hood’ decided to take his city’s severe pothole problem into his own hands by stealing asphalt and filling in the potholes. Support his actions to better his community by asking the police to not press severe charges.
The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld a measure that requires girls under the age of 18 to notify their parents if they choose to get an abortion via their doctor 48 hours prior to the procedure. The Supreme Court should be condemned for unnecessarily endangering the reproductive health of young girls.
A Virginia city council recently approved changes to its zoning laws that make it more difficult for abortion clinics to operate. Tell the council members to stop running vital healthcare clinics out of business.
The Honolulu City Council passed two bans that prohibit smoking in many of the city’s outdoor areas. In order to go into effect, the Mayor must approve the bans. Urge Mayor Kirk Caldwell to pass the bans and make the county a healthier place to live.
A recent session of the Texas Senate was marred by the forcible and unconstitutional removal of a Texas woman who was simply expressing an opinion contrary to the Senate’s. Such a blatant disregard for First Amendment rights cannot be tolerated. Sign the petition and let the Texas Senate know that the entire country is watching.
The governor of Maine has pledged to sign a bill requiring the labeling of genetically modified products. Applaud the governor for his decision to protect consumers’ right to know what is in their food.
Film director Oliver Stone recently participated in a video, produced by the ACLU, urging Americans to take action against government surveillance of its citizens. Thank Stone for his involvement in the civil liberties battle to stop government spying.
As of today, it’s still legal for many employers to discriminate against workers based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. Recently, some senators voted to change that. Thank them for their efforts to protect LGBT workers from unfair treatment.
Whistleblower Bradley Manning’s trial is well underway, and one of his charges is aiding the enemy, which carries a possible death sentence. Colonel Morris Davis has come to his aid, testifying that the information Manning leaked cannot aid the enemy. Sign this petition to commend Davis for testifying on Manning’s behalf.
Republican nominee for Virginia’s upcoming election for governor, Ken Cuccinelli, would like to make oral and anal sex between consenting adults illegal. Tell this ignorant politician to change his draconian, intrusive and discriminatory war on oral and anal sex.
Since a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, the state has failed to address the serious lack of fire safety regulations in rural counties. Demand that Texas prioritize the establishment of strict safety guidelines for chemical facilities, and therefore help prevent future disasters.
Despite increasing gun violence, Illinois has decided to end its ban on carrying concealed firearms in public. Urge Illinois legislators to reverse this cycle of violence and instead support common sense gun control measures.
Florida recently enacted a law that effectively bans all internet cafes in the state as a way of combating illegal online gambling. However, this legislation is so vaguely worded that it has the potential of outlawing computers, tablets, smartphones, or any device that can access the internet. Please call for the repeal of this overreaching legislation that criminalizes online access.
Hawaii has recently enacted a new ban on excessive bird feeding. Birds are known to carry diseases and can cause extensive property damage. Commend State Representative Gregg Takayama for introducing the bill.
A progressive bill that would automatically register citizens to vote was just narrowly struck down. Request the reintroduction of this bill – any increase in ease of voting will increase the voice of our nation’s public when it comes to politics.
Serbian scientists left without financing have protested against chronic discrimination and lack of support. Neglecting science denies Serbia of strong sustainable growth. Increase the funding and promotion of science in Serbia.
In the wake of Chicago’s 200th gun murder of the year, Illinois became the last state in the country to pass a concealed gun law. While the bill offers victories for both pro- and anti-gun advocates, the Illinois General Assembly must continue battling for greater firearm protections in the face of Chicago’s extreme gun violence. Commend the Illinois General Assembly for passing a more responsible gun policy and urge for continued efforts for greater safeguards.
Since 2011, veterans pursuing a higher education have been refused stipends for housing in between school terms. Tell the U.S. Congress to reinstate these benefits so that veterans can freely pursue a higher education.
A historical theatre in Melbourne is threatened with demolition only to be replaced with luxury hotel suites. The venue is important to the thriving live music scene and supports local artists. Stop the demolition of this historic site.
Faced with the federal sequester nightmare, Chuck Hagel’s Defense Department has unilaterally imposed furlough days on federal workers. These mandatory absences will result in an effective 20 percent pay cut for these crucial civilian Defense Department employees. Stand with these workers and denounce Hagel’s furloughs.