A man with a known history of mental illness shot and killed six people with a legally purchased weapon. Demand stricter gun control measures to prevent firearms from getting into the hands of dangerous individuals, and prevent the needless deaths of innocent people.
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to restrict federal meddling in state medical marijuana operations. Thank the representatives for respecting states’ rights and patients’ needs.
A mentally ill prisoner was locked in a shower stall and doused with scalding hot water until his skin shriveled off his body and he died. Demand that justice is obtained for the cruel murder of this prisoner.
An initiative to improve the healthcare of women and children has committed to increasing funding and continuing for another five years. Thank government officials for making women and children a top priority.
Michael Palmer was sentenced to life in prison 25 years ago under mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Since then, he has shown exceptionally good behavior and has paid his debt to society. Urge authorities to give him a second chance at life by granting him clemency today.
The European Union is taking a step backward in sustainability by granting biotech companies legal rights. Urge lawmakers to put a stop to this and preserve each government’s rights to ban genetically modified crops.
A delegate is attempting to impeach the Virginia Attorney General for his opposition of the Same-Sex Marriage Ban and general support of LGBT rights. This is one of many anti-LGBT campaigns by the Virginia delegate. Sign today and stop this unfounded impeachment campaign.
In the days following the UC Santa Barbara shooting, a public official tweeted an obscene and demeaning remark regarding the victims. Demand that he apologize to the families of the deceased for the pain that he has caused.
Children accused of crimes should not be bullied into waiving their rights and accepting plea bargains that they do not understand. Put an end to the practice of trying our children in unfair courts, and tell the U.S. Attorney General to guarantee youths’ rights.
The Republican National Committee is suing the federal government in an attempt to further undermine campaign finance law. The lawsuit, if won, would allow wealthy individuals to make unlimited contributions to political parties. Demand an end to the group’s attack on democracy.
The government is is taking an elderly man’s home in Atlantic City for no justifiable reason. Urge the government agency responsible to put a stop to this inhumane act.
The U.S. government has agreed to comply with a court order asking for the release of a secret memo that contains the legal justification for a the targeted killing of an American citizen on foreign soil without due process. Sign this petition thanking the senators responsible for demanding this information.
A new immigration proposal with strong bipartisan support has been blocked by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives. Demand that the House Majority Leader allow a vote on this important issue.
A wealthy man recently received his seventh ticket for drunk driving and was released without having to serve the mandatory minimum time in jail. Demand that he be properly charged according to state law, without exception for his affluence.
A man who was convicted of drugging and raping his wife for several years will not serve prison time. Demand that the man receive a stricter sentence that more appropriately fits his disgusting crimes.
The first-ever Native American woman to serve as a federal judge has been unanimously confirmed. Congratulate her on this historic achievement.
A powerful new movement to get corporate money out of politics is spreading across the country. The American Anti-Corruption Act is a citizen-backed proposal to tighten regulations on lobbying activity and prevent the super-rich from ruling our government. Support this movement to take back our democracy by signing this petition.
The first American city has pledged to end investment in one of the country’s most notorious corporations, famed for its bad business and labor practices. Praise the city’s commitment to social responsibility.
The arrest of 126 peaceful demonstrators at an anti-fracking protest was a violation of citizens’ right to peaceful protest. Sign this petition to tell the local government that the use of the police force to crackdown on lawful protests will not be tolerated.
Private data about Canadian citizens is being collected by the government in massive amounts. Demand an inquiry into this unconstitutional collection of telecommunications data.
Missouri lawmakers attempted to block sales of electric cars in their state by sneaking anti-competitive language into an unrelated bill. Tell these elected officials that such shady, back-room deals will not be tolerated.
A new bill would reduce interest rates for millions of student loan borrowers across the U.S. Ask Senate Republicans to lend their support to this important effort to ease the debt burden for college students and their families.
One state just raised the minimum wage for both tipped and non-tipped workers, ensuring that tipped workers will finally receive the full pay and benefits they deserve. Applaud these efforts to support tipped workers while working toward a higher minimum wage.
The Affordable Care Act has already helped millions of Americans access crucial medical care, yet Republicans in Congress continue to mislead the public about the program’s many successes. Demand that elected officials commit to helping, rather than hindering, the American families they serve.
The Catalonia government has decided to ban the use of rubber bullets by its police force after learning that they can cause death when fired within close range. Thank government officials for banning these deadly weapons.