The Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles, along with other allies, has recently made public his opposition to a piece of California legislation about sex abuse victims. The bill would allow abuse victims to not only go after their abusers, but their abusers’ employers. Stand with sex abuse victims, and condemn the Church’s stance in favor of sex offenders.
North Dakota has the most restrictive laws regarding abortion rights of all fifty states. Recently, a state judge struck down a 2011 law that would prevent the sale of one kind abortion pill. In light of the many laws restricting access to abortion in North Dakota, the state judge should be commended for protecting women’s right to choose in a hostile environment.
Congress has the ability to lift 300,000 people out of poverty with new legislation that would lower the age of eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit for childless workers. Please urge Congress to pass this legislation to prevent low-income childless workers from sinking deeper into poverty.
The Honolulu City Council is considering the approval of a proposal that would establish hygiene centers for the homeless. These centers provide free showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities, and have seen success in lowering homelessness in cities like Seattle. Urge the Honolulu City Council to approve this proposal.
An Italian politician is being criticized for his likening of Italy’s first African-American cabinet member to a primate. Specifically, an orangutan. Let the Italian government know that further use of racist slurs will not be tolerated.
A piece of legislation recently passed by the Washington, D.C. city council requires large retailers to pay at least $12.50 per hour. Wal-Mart, which is planning to settle in the city, is threatening to halt these plans if the bill becomes law. Urge the mayor to sign the bill without hesitation and to provide workers a living wage.
The Trayvon Martin tragedy shows the need for rethinking Florida’s ‘shoot first’ law, which allows a person who feels he is in danger to use force as a first resort instead of attempting to flee. Demand the state prevent future tragedies through repealing the ‘stand your ground’ law.
Elected officials are fighting hard to overturn a controversial law of corporate personhood, allowing large business organizations to spend unlimited amounts of money on political campaigns. This harmful legislation allows the wealthiest Americans to buy elections at the expense of the people. Urge our Senate to support an overturn of this ruling.
An Italian senator recently made highly offensive and racist remarks about Italy’s first black minister. Demand that he apologize for his incredibly racist remarks and call for his resignation as Vice President of the Italian Senate.
Bangladeshi legislators passed a new labor bill to assuage global fears around the issue of working conditions in the country. However, the bill undermines workers in many ways. Sign the petition to demand these lawmakers to revise the bill to allow workers to unionize.
George Zimmerman’s actions against innocent 17-year-old Trayvon Martin constitute nothing other than racially motivated, cold-blooded murder. Although Martin’s family has remained poised and stalwart in the face of the Florida jury’s verdict, they deserve another chance at justice. Sign the petition to urge the Attorney General of the United States to give Martin’s family a chance at justice.
Recently the Missile Defense Agency spent $214 million on missile defense testing, which failed for the third time in a row. ‘Midcourse’ missile defense is supposed to be able to pinpoint the location of an enemy missile in the air and intercept it with another missile, but the problem is that this system can be easily thwarted with a cheap balloon decoy. Demand an end to these superfluous war games.
Musician Stevie Wonder has decided to boycott playing in states that have controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws due to his belief that they disproportionately affect individuals of color. Sign the petition to support his dedication to justice.
In a country where one in four are unemployed, Greece’s parliament recently passed legislation that would increase the rate even higher, by laying off 25,000 public sector workers through the end of 2013. Condemn this austerity measure that will only exacerbate the economic problems in Greece.
The Iowa Supreme Court reaffirmed the legality of bosses firing their employees because their employees are too attractive. This decision opens the gates for workplace gender discrimination and should be condemned as a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. Condemn this sexist ruling.
Recently, a representative introduced an amendment that would strip the NSA’s funding for domestic surveillance. This bill would not bankrupt the entire NSA, but would only prevent more violations of our civil rights. Sign this petition to urge committees to pass the amendment.
Florida has more active concealed carry permit than any other state in the nation. To prevent unnecessary murders like those of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, Florida should enforce stricter permitting requirements and reduce the number of concealed carry permits it grants to civilians.
The Obama administration has prosecuted a record number of cases punishing leaked governmental information. Prosecution isn’t always the answer – something the administration is realizing. Please sign this petition to support the administration’s decision to consider alternatives to prosecution and protect journalists.
Sexual assault is on the rise within the military, with the Pentagon estimating as many as 26,000 personnel were sexually assaulted in 2012 alone. Support plans to fight against sexual assault within each branch of the military.
A newly proposed bill would protect financial institutions that provide banking services for legal marijuana retailers. Currently, the billion dollar marijuana industry runs primarily on cash and without any banking support. Please sign this petition in support of legitimizing the marijuana industry by allowing banks to support marijuana retailers without prosecution.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner publicly admitted to allegations of sexually harassing female staffers but has refused to resign. Demand that Filner step down in order to ensure a safe and professional environment for all employees.
The House of Representatives just passed a bill that will be detrimental for food stamps in the United States. Sign the petition to show your support for food stamp programs.
A man dubbed ‘Pothole Robin Hood’ decided to take his city’s severe pothole problem into his own hands by stealing asphalt and filling in the potholes. Support his actions to better his community by asking the police to not press severe charges.
The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld a measure that requires girls under the age of 18 to notify their parents if they choose to get an abortion via their doctor 48 hours prior to the procedure. The Supreme Court should be condemned for unnecessarily endangering the reproductive health of young girls.
A Virginia city council recently approved changes to its zoning laws that make it more difficult for abortion clinics to operate. Tell the council members to stop running vital healthcare clinics out of business.