Over 20 states now allow legal marijuana in one form or another, which means that the marijuana dispensary business is booming. However, because of lagging federal laws, these legitimate businesses aren’t allowed use of our nation’s banks. Demand that these legitimate businesses be allowed use of banks.
Washington lawmakers are protected by the Washington State Police from receiving speeding tickets and other traffic violations during a legislative session, and 15 days before. Require lawmakers to abide by traffic laws and to drive responsibly to protect the safety of others.
Lebanon has had to pay a heavy price for welcoming Syrian refugees. The increased spending on social services, reduced tourism and business activity, as well as incidents of violence, are some of the negative consequences stemming from the mass arrival of Syrians in the country. Praise President Obama for offering financial support to Syria to help offset some of its refugee-related costs and reward it for its generosity towards a population fleeing a war-torn country.
Journalists are being prosecuted by the federal Department of Justice for simply doing their job. Support new legislation to protect journalists’ right to freedom of investigation.
Somali security forces have begun to forcefully evict civilians from refugee camps for development purposes, despite ongoing militant violence. The government has not provided them with alternative housing. Sign this petition to persuade the Somali government to stop evicting their own citizens.
Mexico has been seized by drug cartels whose gun-toting overlords have subjected locals to a reign of terror that has included kidnapping, murders, and systematic looting. Urge the Mexican government to fight these drug cartels so that the residents can go back to living normal, peaceful lives.
Fifteen-year old Brittney Corfesi made a heartfelt plea for peace in Syria at the annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony in New York, a gesture which brought her widespread criticism. Thank her for her courageous act.
Kentucky’s governor recently announced that he plans to implement the science education standards in the public school curriculum despite a committee’s decision to strike them down. Please sign this petition to commend the governor for standing up to climate change deniers.
Michigan Republicans recently proposed two House bills that would grant adoption agencies license to discriminate against the placement of children in same-sex households. Condemn the continual efforts by Republicans to reduce members of the gay community to second-class citizens.
Recently the Indian Health Services agency announced that it will now offer emergency contraception to Alaskan and Native American women without a prescription or physician consultation. Please sign this petition to commend the Indian Health Services for expanding reproductive healthcare to Native American women who face the daily threat of sexual assault.
Congress has given ‘Big Ag’ giant Monsanto a special protection from lawsuits. This inside deal is about to expire but Monsanto is lobbying hard to renew it. Tell Congress to end its corrupt ways and stop providing Monsanto with corporate welfare and inside deals.
Homeowners are being fleeced by predatory investors profiting from home foreclosures. Tell Congress to revise and reform laws in favor of homeowners instead of predatory investors.
A 21-year-old female student at the U.S. Naval Academy has accused three fellow male students of raping her. Consequently, she was treated by the Navy as if she was the accused perpetrator, including having to answer questions on topics such as how she gives oral sex. Condemn the U.S. Naval Academy’s handling of this case.
The governor of Illinois may deploy the national guard to patrol city streets in an effort to decrease gun violence. Tell the governor not to exercise martial law in the streets of Chicago.
A Neo-Nazi political party known as the Golden Dawn recently filed a lawsuit citing discriminatory and violent actions directed towards it. Fortunately, this ironic lawsuit didn’t last long. Commend Greece for slowing the advancement of racist and fascist political movements.
The National Rifle Association has submitted a petition to the Supreme Court to appeal a law preventing those under 21 from buying a handgun. If the Supreme Court decides to review their case, those who are still at a vulnerable age could be able to purchase handguns from federally licensed gun dealers. Urge the Supreme Court not to accept this petition, and keep our young men and women safe from gun violence.
American prisons are overflowing with inmates – half of whom will relapse into lives of crime after being released only to end up in prison again. Our struggling economy cannot afford this statistic, and our prisoners don’t deserve it. Fortunately, a new study shows that prison education programs reduce the chances of re-incarceration, boost employment, and are even cost-effective. Urge the expansion of correctional education programs nationwide.
Recently, a Bush-appointed, conservative appellate judge struck down an anti-abortion lawsuit brought forth by a for-profit corporation that seeks to exempt itself from the Obama administrations rules that require most employers to include birth control in its health benefits packages. Please sign this petition to applaud the judge for protecting repreoductive freedom despite her political affiliation.
An Idaho Congressman plans to introduce a bill allowing federal discrimination against gay couples under the guise of protecting religious freedom. Demand he drop this bigoted proposal.
The government agency responsible for reviewing all proposed regulations has an obligation to return a decision on new laws within 90 days. Despite this, two important pollution rules were recently withdrawn after going years without a decision being made. Please sign this petition to demand an explanation for this unjustifiable obstruction of pollution law.
Atlanta has announced it is linking police pay raises to additional traffic ticket revenue. Demand the city halt this new rule that encourages police officers to pursue unethical behavior.
Recently, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that allows for non-citizen, legal immigrants to serve as poll workers in elections. They will fill the shortage of multilingual poll workers and act as interpreters for the citizens who speak limited English. Please sign this petition to applaud Governor Brown for protecting the democratic process in California.
The Texas and Mississippi National Guard are turning down veteran benefit applicants for legally married, same sex couples. Demand they accept these applicants and stop treating LGBT veterans like second class citizens.
By the age of 21, half of all foster youth will be a parent to at least one child. In efforts to reduce this number and to provide health care services to the children of foster youth, legislative reform has recently been passed in California. Please applaud these measures that provide prenatal and child care to the young parents in the foster care system.
German President Joachim Gauck recently visited a French village that has been left untouched to preserve the remnants of a Nazi massacre of its population. Thank the German president for realizing that history must constantly be retold to not be forgotten and for reminding the present generation of Europeans and the world as a whole of the horrific Nazi war crimes.