Government

Commend Peaceful Activists for Protests Against Privacy Invasion

Commend Peaceful Activists for Protests Against Privacy Invasion

A group of non-partisan citizens recently held peaceful protests all around the country to spread awareness for the privacy invasion by the United States government. This group deserves to be commended for their peaceful activism.

Denounce Government Waste of $630,000 for Increasing Facebook “Likes”

Denounce Government Waste of $630,000 for Increasing Facebook “Likes”

A U.S. State Department bureau spent $630,000 on a campaign to get more Facebook ‘likes,’ which was found in a recently released report to be ineffective at increasing engagement with its target audience. Tell the department that spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on an ineffective social media campaign is an inexcusable waste of tax dollars.

End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

Prolonged solitary confinement is used as a punitive measure in prisons all over the United States. Prolonged isolation of U.S. prison inmates has been called “cruel and unusual punishment” for good reason – inmates subjected to prolonged solitary confinement develop many psychological disorders. Tell the U.S. Supreme Court to ban prolonged solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.

Stop Discouraging Prostitutes from Using Condoms

Stop Discouraging Prostitutes from Using Condoms

Across California, possession of condoms is routinely used as evidence in prosecution for prostitution. This practice has many sex workers refusing to carrying condoms, which promotes the spread of sexual diseases. Fortunately, a bill limiting the validity of condoms as court evidence currently being processed. Support this bill and urge the California Legislature to protect sex workers and the public health.

Commend Opposition to Failed Austerity Measures

After two years of disastrous austerity measures, several Portuguese cabinet ministers recently resigned in protest. EU-imposed austerity has driven Portugal’s unemployment as high as 18% and gutted public services nationwide. Sign this petition commending several of Portugal’s leaders for abandoning this failed policy approach and urge the Prime Minister to follow suit.

Urge City to Enforce Minimum Wage Laws

Urge City to Enforce Minimum Wage Laws

In San Francisco, over 39,000 workers are being underpaid for their work. Urge the mayor to help enforce the minimum wage law and to give workers the resources they need to stand up for their labor rights.

Applaud IRS for Joining Efforts to Tax Offshore Accounts

Applaud IRS for Joining Efforts to Tax Offshore Accounts

Trillions of dollars have been allocated to places like the British Virgin Islands, or so-called tax havens, but now that the IRS has joined an international effort to investigate these cases of tax avoidance. The age of untaxed offshore accounts could be reaching its close. Commend the IRS for enforcing the law on wealthy tax evaders.

End Overwhelming Debt Imposed Upon Students by a Neglectful Congress

End Overwhelming Debt Imposed Upon Students by a Neglectful Congress

The United States Congress has doubled student loan interest rates through neglect and incompetence. These policies were purposely damaging to the American people and an entirely reckless response to a manufactured crisis. Please sign this petition to urge Congress to rescind its ruinous new student loan rate.

Abolish Indiscriminate Mail Tracking System

Abolish Indiscriminate Mail Tracking System

A tracking program through the postal service causes every piece of mail in the United States to be recorded, monitored and made available for government review. Ask President Obama to get rid of this intrusive profiling program.

Don’t Demolish Beautiful and Historic House

Don’t Demolish Beautiful and Historic House

The Searcy House is a historic landmark in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The city has scheduled to auction it off on July 17, 2013. Please urge Tuscaloosa’s mayor not to sell the building until a buyer is found who wants to restore rather than demolish it.

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Applaud City Council for Appointing First Female African American Mayor

A city council has appointed its first female black mayor, while breaking the city’s traditional appointment process. Applaud the city council for challenging tradition by voting to select an African American woman to be mayor of the city.

Protect Free Speech: Don’t Send Activist to Jail for Chalk ‘Vandalism’

Protect Free Speech: Don’t Send Activist to Jail for Chalk ‘Vandalism’

An activist faces 13 years in prison for writing messages such as ‘Stop Big Banks’ in washable children’s chalk outside of three Bank of America branches. The court ruled that the activist is not protected by constitutional rights of free speech and political expression. Demand that the unfair and trumped up charges against this activist be reduced.

Stop Federal Prosecutor from Increasing the Length of Marijuana Related Prison Terms

Stop Federal Prosecutor from Increasing the Length of Marijuana Related Prison Terms

U.S. Attorney Mike Cotter is seeking to lengthen the sentences of non-violent marijuana offenders whom were acting in accordance with Montana state legislation at the time of their arrests. Cotter believes that marijuana has “no medical value” and is seeking to make this point by appealing to extend the prison sentences for non-violent marijuana offenses. Tell the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals not to consider Mike Cotter’s appeal.

Condemn Texas Governor for Personal Attacks on Senator

Condemn Texas Governor for Personal Attacks on Senator

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently overstepped political and personal boundaries by personally attacking Texas Senator Wendy Davis. His words were inappropriate and he should be forced to apologize immediately.

Release Teen Jailed for Joke

Release Teen Jailed for Joke

Recently, a teenager in Texas was arrested and jailed after making a sarcastic comment on Facebook. If convicted, he will face eight years in prison for this one joke. Demand that he be released immediately.

Find Better Solutions to Strengthen Country’s Poor Labor Rights

Find Better Solutions to Strengthen Country’s Poor Labor Rights

Recently, the U.S. has suspended trade benefits for one of the world’s poorest nations after a series of devastating factory disasters. Unfortunately, this course of action does not truly hold American companies operating within the country accountable and may indirectly harm the nation’s economy. Demand that the U.S. consider other solutions which make improving worker’s rights in Bangladesh more economically feasible.

Help Sharing Economy Enterprises Meet Regulations Instead of Shutting Them Down

Help Sharing Economy Enterprises Meet Regulations Instead of Shutting Them Down

FlightCar, an innovative and cost-efficient car parking and rental company, is facing shutdown because of its failure to comply with government regulations. Urge the city of San Francisco to help innovative companies to meet regulations instead of shutting them down so that they can continue to provide outstanding services.

Stop Criminalizing Honest Journalism on Gun Ownership

Stop Criminalizing Honest Journalism on Gun Ownership

Louisiana has passed a new law that criminalizes journalism by severely punishing individuals who disseminate personal information about gun owners in the state. Tell Governor Bobby Jindal to restore the freedom of the press to journalists in Louisiana.

Condemn Senator for Perpetuating Sexual Harassment

Condemn Senator for Perpetuating Sexual Harassment

Senator John McCain wants to protect free speech by allowing verbal sexual harassment. Sign the petition to stop this support of inappropriate behavior that threatens the safety and welfare of countless Americans.

Close Handgun Permit Loophole

Close Handgun Permit Loophole

In North Carolina many handgun permit holders are convicted felons due to a fault in the licensing system. The long timeframe for handgun permits allows convicted felons to acquire weapons with no recourse for law enforcement officers to intervene. Tell North Carolina representatives to close the loophole.

Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Employment Discrimination

Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Employment Discrimination

California recently approved a bill that would protect domestic violence victims from employment discrimination. Only a handful of states bar employers from firing people because they are victims of domestic violence, and California is not yet one of them. Urge California’s governor to support the measure and sign it into law.

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Urge House to Grant More Amnesty for Immigrants

The U.S. Senate is passing a new immigration reform bill that would give undocumented immigrants a chance at citizenship. It is only fair that immigrants are given a path to citizenship. Push the House to pass the immigration bill when it goes up for a vote.

Condemn Representative for Silencing Colleague’s Pro-LGBT Remarks

Condemn Representative for Silencing Colleague’s Pro-LGBT Remarks

An openly gay representative was recently prevented from speaking about the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality by a fellow representative. Please add voice to this petition and demand that Representative Metcalfe be censured for his unconscionable suppression of his colleague’s freedom of speech.

Neil Abercrombie

Commend Hawaii’s Governor on Agriculture Bills

Hawaii’s Governor recently signed seven new bills that will provide greater support to local farmers, as well as provide more funding to expand agriculture-related projects. Commend Governor Abercrombie for supporting local farmers.

Applaud Supreme Court Justice for Supporting Marriage Equality

Applaud Supreme Court Justice for Supporting Marriage Equality

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy recently refused to aid opponents of marriage equality. Their desperate last attempts, if approved, could have resulted in a court rehearing that would undo progress. Applaud Kennedy for his refusal to support inequality and his endorsement of the court’s ruling to approve gay marriage.