Since 1960, the U.S. has treated the nation of Cuba as a political enemy. While this situation may have been reasonable during the Cold War, we are now many years past the time when it made sense. Support a collaborative international economy and demand open trading between the U.S. and Cuba.
The way our government protects endangered species is being threatened. Congressmen who favor corporate interests over the environment are trying to eliminate environmental programs for the year 2014. Sign this petition and defend what limited protections the American government is willing to provide for endangered species.
International trade agreements are often debated in secret, seeking to make the world ever-more corporate friendly. Laws intended to protect consumers and the environment are seen as “bad for business,” and targeted. Organization Friends of the Earth has helped inform the global public about the dangers of such trade deals. Thank the organization for its tireless work.
California recently passed a law allowing prostitutes who are beaten or raped access to a victim compensation fund. Praise the state for providing aid to all victims of abuse.
The United States Postal Service struggles with office closures, layoffs and financial woes; but the agency’s issues have little to do with poor administration. Members of Congress continue to attack the postal service, determined to sell it off piece by piece to eager corporations. Tell Congress to save this important institution and stop the manipulation that has led to the beginning of its demise.
United States and European Union officials have been working on a free trade agreement that would cut environmental and health regulations and give excessive power to corporations. The negotiations remain secret. Demand that they be made public immediately.
Many tribal lands have become an effective ‘safe haven’ for sexual violence, human trafficking, and domestic abuse, due to federal legislation hindering tribal law enforcement. Urge Congress to support and protect Native American law enforcement.
Colombia’s bitter civil war continues to rage, having claimed a quarter-million lives. Recent peace talks might mean an end to the suffering, but America’s top-secret military operations there have done little more than terrorize. Tell the United States to cease its participation in the torture and murder of Colombian rebels.
Current airport security methods are ineffective and overly invasive. Security has been bulked up for twelve years – since the September 11 terrorist attack – but has failed to prevent even one attack since then. Demand that President Obama abolish the current system and start fresh.
Recent police violence at peaceful protests in Ukraine have resulted in over a hundred hospitalizations and even more claims of police brutality. Despite a promise to thoroughly investigate, officials are using intimidation tactics to keep people from coming forward. Demand a proper and impartial investigation for all victims.
It is no longer a secret that our government has been keeping close tabs on all phone conversations taken place in the U.S. Urge President Obama to pass a list of recommendations for ensuring our privacy and safety.
Although marijuana is decriminalized in some states, ticket fees for infractions are often extreme. One state has decided to issue $27 citations. Commend this state for being reasonable in its treatment of marijuana users.
Excessive use of police force is a nationwide problem, and a new policy in Seattle is attempting to fix it. Thank the Seattle Police Department for moving forward on this policy so it can do a better job assisting the public.
Millions of families will be left struggling to make ends meet, if unemployment benefits are allowed to expire just three days after Christmas. Support the extension of these benefits to needy families.
An Indian diplomat, accused of visa fraud, was arrested and horribly mistreated. Urge the Mayor of New York City to issue an immediate apology to ease mounting tension between the United States and India.
Political third parties in the US are marginalized, dismissed, and even mocked by news corporations. Tell news media giant CNN to provide adequate and fair coverage of third party political candidates.
Northern Ireland now allows same-sex couples to adopt children. Commend their human rights commission for taking a step in the right direction for equality.
Multiple young military privates came forward saying they had been pressured by superiors into sexual acts. While horrifying, this is not shocking as roughly 26,000 sexual assaults occurred in the military just in 2012. Sign this petition to support an immediate end to the rape culture that exists in the military.
A new piece of proposed legislation would guarantee all American workers paid family and medical leave. Applaud the congresswomen who brought forward the proposal for standing up for our workers.
Michigan legislature passed a law requiring extra insurance to be purchased in advance for future abortions. No exceptions are made for rape or incest. Sign the petition to reverse this law and put this decision into the hands of Michigan voters.
Canada Post has announced that it will be phasing out home delivery in favor of community mailboxes which are subject to frequent arson, vandalism, and theft. The new boxes may be inaccessible for some elderly and disabled citizens, making retrieving bills difficult without help. Ask Canada Post to consider alternative cost-cutting measures.
A police officer recently covered up his fellow officer’s drunk driving. Demand this officer be punished for hiding such dangerous behavior.
Loose change is left behind at airports all the time. The United States government recently decided to donate this change, totaling $500,000 annually, to charity. Thank our government for its generous decision.
The six largest fast food companies awarded their CEOs more than $183 million in performance pay between 2011-2012. All these stock options, gains and bonuses were 100% tax deductible, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill. Urge the Senate to end this unacceptable loophole.
A recent train accident killed four people and injured 60 more. Urge officials to make their investigation transparent, and enact measures to prevent future accidents like this.