Federal agents raided marijuana dispensaries in a state where the dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes is legal. As a result of their actions, many cancer patients will have to go without their pain relieving drug. Please discourage the government from ignoring state law and taking action against legal dispensaries.
North Carolina State Legislature passed a bill allowing concealed guns in bars. Condemn the legislators for putting more adults at risk of gun violence when they go to a bar.
Rapists are currently able to fight for custody of a child produced by a rape. This policy is wrong and must be changed to ensure the custodial rights of mothers impregnated through rape must are protected.
John Pike, an officer who pepper sprayed students protesting at UC Davis, has applied for worker’s compensation claiming ‘psychiatric injury.’ Pike’s actions became a significant representation of police brutality within the Occupy movement, and he deserves no compensation. Sign this petition to urge officials to deny him worker’s compensation.
A woman who parked her car at Greater Rochester International Airport came back to find her car searched without her consent, in a procedure approved by the TSA. This is a massive violation of her 4th Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure. Sign this petition to urge TSA authorities to stop illegally searching vehicles.
The North Carolina Senate passed a bill that would force many abortion clinics in the state to close. Condemn the state Senate for restricting a woman’s right to an abortion.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has recently been the subject of scrutiny and federal investigation for receiving large amounts of undisclosed money and gifts from a political donor. Virginia’s ethics laws have been proven to be inadequate and loosely enforced. Demand Virginia’s lawmakers take action to stiffen and reform lax ethics laws on political gift giving.
Eight years ago, a Chinese motorcycle taxi driver was paralyzed by security guards. Since then he’s been petitioning the government for compensation and justice, as he has sunk further and further into debt and depression. Please sign the petition to urge China to provide support for all its citizens.
Website Buzzfeed identified the woman involved in the most recent Anthony Weiner sex scandal, revealing her name and pictures of her to the public. Tell Buzzfeed to apologize for outing this woman.
Chief Mark Kessler of the Gilberton, Pennsylvania police department has recorded videos where he engages in threatening behavior with automatic weapons. Police officers should inspire trust, not fear. Tell Pennsylvania to fire Kessler for conduct unbecoming of an officer.
As one of the most outspoken political figures against immigration, Iowa Representative Steve King recently argued that undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. at a young age should not receive special legal status because the majority are drug mules. Denounce his ignorant and hateful statements and demand that he apologize for his prejudice.
America’s students are already $1.2 trillion in debt, but a new bill would burden them with an additional $700 million in costs. Meanwhile, the federal government will collect $185 billion in profit. Please sign this petition to stand against forcing students to fund the government.
Atlanta has announced plans for 25 bike-friendly initiatives, proving its commitment to creating a more secure and accessible environment for cyclists. By expanding bike lanes and introducing buffers to separate cyclists from cars, the city hopes to improve connectivity and safety of bike riding. Commend Atlanta’s city planners for prioritizing cyclists in the city’s future transportation plans.
North Carolina Republicans have recently introduced a bill that adds a slew of extreme voting suppression measures. If enacted, it would be the worst voter suppression bill in the nation. Please sign this petition to stop the GOP’s systematic attack on voting rights in order to preserve their own power in the government.
In a recent interview, former CIA chief Michael Hayden likened whistleblower Edward Snowden to the Boston bombers. He also claimed that Islam could be a threat to national security. Sign this petition to condemn him for these ludicrous comments.
A Russian opposition leader famous for exposing government corruption was convicted for fabricated embezzlement charges. Supporters in Russia took to the streets in protest of his incarceration and he was released the following day. Celebrate this man’s freedom and the supporters who helped make it happen.
Although same-sex marriage is not legal in Pennsylvania, one of this state’s counties is bravely awarding marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Sign the petition to praise this support of gay marriage.
Isolated from outside resources and at risk for hurricanes, Hawaii is quite vulnerable to natural disasters. The City and County of Honolulu recently held an emergency preparedness event to educate the public about steps they should take in the event of a natural disaster. Applaud the city on its commitment to its people’s safety.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is facing allegations that he has sexually harassed multiple women. Despite the scandal, the mayor will remain as the keynote speaker at a conference to combat sexual abuse in the military. Sign the petition to remove him from the event altogether.
During a debate over landmark abortion legislation in Ireland, a lawmaker pulled a female colleague into his lap and struggled with her before letting her go. The autonomy of women is at stake in Ireland, and Tom Barry made a mockery of the situation. Please sign this petition to condemn Tom Barry for his predatory and vile actions.
North Carolina’s State Senate recently passed extensive restrictions on voting. Demand the state protect and not suppress the right to vote.
The Afghan president has proposed a tax on the repatriation of United States equipment and goods as American forces withdraw from the country during the next eighteen months. Discourage this proposed tax.
Recently, major technological companies have asked the National Security Agency for permission to disclose security requests to the companies’ users. This will allow for transparency from both the government and these companies. Demand the companies be allowed to disclose this information and ensure their users feel secure.
Arkansas recently passed a law that would allow the use of a new saliva test kit in police vehicles; however, a major proponent of the law is an Arkansas officer and distributor of the test kits. Sign this petition to urge authorities to discontinue using the kits to avoid personal financial gain.
As Detroit faces a downward spiral in a declared state of emergency, city services are slowly picked bare. Put your foot down and urge appointed emergency manager Kevyn Orr not to make extreme pension cuts to retired police officers, firefighters, and city workers as well.