Shakil Afridi, a Pakistani Physician, played an essential role in the capture of known terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Today, he languishes away in a Pakistani prison with 33 years of continued imprisonment to look forward to. Please ask the United Nations to help free this man.
Attorney General Eric Holder has become the nation’s greatest threat to justice. His tenure has been marked by spying on reporters, surveillance of activists, justification of the drone program and more. Call for Holder’s resignation in the hopes that we can be served by a true protector of freedom.
Unlike in most developed nations, U.S. workers have limited rights when it comes to temporarily leave from their jobs for family issues. Congress must address the failings of our leave policy and ensure workers are protected in the case of family emergencies.
The recent tornado in Oklahoma tore through the state, utterly devastating the suburban town of Moore. In light of this tragedy, Congress has begun putting together an aid package for the victims but has run up against opposition from Republican Senator Tom Coburn. Tell Coburn to stop playing politics and allow aid to flow to the victims.
The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in favor of agricultural giant Monsanto in questionable case against a small farmer. The court is protecting Monsanto’s unfair monopoly on seeds at the expense of real working people. It is our responsibility to express our outrage at the court for failing to serve justice, and to condemn its advocacy of business monopolization.
Two ‘social welfare’ organizations have recently been unfairly granted the social welfare status, and its tax-exempt benefits. These two groups are allowed to conceal their donors, and funding election campaigns are their primary focus. They are breaking the rules of the IRS and should be stripped of this status.
Eric Holder is the first African American man to be Attorney General of the United States of America. He is also the first cabinet member to be held in contempt of Congress. His mistakes have aided crime, threatened the freedom of the Press, and cost some Americans their lives. Isn’t it about time he resigned?
Apple Inc. has been charged with avoiding $9 billion in tax payments, largely by shifting profits to off-shore accounts. Demand Apple pay its fair share in taxes.
Senator Merkley recently vowed to repeal a provision that allows biotech food companies to circumvent court orders against new genetically modified organisms and continue to sell the product while it is under investigation. This loophole for companies like Monsanto puts farmers, consumers, and the environment at risk. Tell the senator you support his efforts to repeal this outrageous law.
The governor of Georgia has ordered Gideon Bibles to be placed in cabins that reside in state parks, despite an objection that they violate the separation of church and state. In the U.S., government is not supposed to endorse any religion over another and this act blatantly promotes Protestant Christianity. Tell the governor to respect the separation of church and state.
A CEO was fired after informing her company that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She believes that she was discriminated against because of her diagnosis. Demand that her firing be investigated.
High-capacity gun magazines allow killers to open fire on innocents with alarming speed and efficiency. Join parents of Sandy Hook victims in urging Illinois to ban these magazines.
Ohio Republicans are attempting to penalize public universities for providing students with the necessary documentation for voter registration. The pending provision would force universities to charge all students in-state tuition if they help students register to vote. Take a stand against this attempt at voter suppression.
Recently, the Obama administration passed new regulations to enhance the quality of child care facilities in the United States. Lax regulations previously led to many child deaths due to asphyxiation and neglect. Applaud the administration for passing stricter child care regulations.
The Justice Department has obtained phone records from Associated Press journalists who covered a thwarted bombing attempt in Yemen last year. These journalists did not break any laws and only released information that was set to be revealed by the government the next day. Demand that the Justice Department respect the first amendment and return all seized phone records.
An Indiana Congressman has suggested that we cut foreign aid in order to continue show performed by an aerobatic Navy stunt team. Denounce Representative Buschon for recommending that we stop helping countries in need in order to entertain the American people.
The U.S. government seized two months of Associated Press phone records in violation of the First Amendment. In order to protect the freedom of the press, we demand the phone records be returned and all copies destroyed by the government.
Congress recently reintroduced a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBT people who wish to adopt or become foster parents. With an estimated 104,000 children currently awaiting adoption in the United States, it is imperative that qualified LGBT people be allowed to provide loving homes to these children in need. Tell Congress that this bill must pass.
Pakistan has received huge sums of U.S. aid money, but much has been lost to corrupt, high-ranking officials. Pakistan must be aided not with direct payouts, but other means that can more overtly benefit the general population. Please lend your voice in urging an end to direct cash aid to Pakistan.
The mayor of Osaka, Japan recently denied that women during World War II had been forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military. He then went on to say that these women had been ‘necessary’ for the morale of the troops. Demand that he apologize for these extremely insensitive comments.
Recent Congressional efforts to monitor and regulate Internet data have been met with bipartisan outrage. Opponents demand increased protections and guarantees of privacy. Last week, a bill was introduced demanding that mobile app developers increase transparency and get permission for any personal data collection and dissemination. Applaud this timely and sensible effort to protect Americans’ privacy.
Vermont state senators are leading the way in addressing corporate influence in the political system. They are requesting a national convention of state legislatures to discuss constitutional amendments that would remove corporate influence from campaign finance. This is an important issue and the senators should be applauded for their efforts.
A recent New York State Senate hearing on campaign finance reform barred the public from attending. The State Senate must be criticized for closing this meeting to the public and urged to open the discussion on campaign finance reform.
Despite evidence that federal background checks have prevented more than a million firearm sales to felons since 1994, Missouri State lawmakers recently passed a radical new bill that would “nullify” federal gun control laws and make their enforcement a misdemeanor, . Tell Missouri State lawmakers that such unconstitutional and reckless policies are unacceptable.
Jordan has voted to expel Israel’s Ambassador from Jordan and to remove Jordan’s Ambassadors from Israel. This is a step in the wrong direction – removing diplomats will set the countries back in terms of peaceful negotiation. Urge Jordan to reverse this course and re-build its diplomatic relations with Israel.