Recently, a judge sentenced an admitted rapist to a mere thirty days in prison. In addition to this paltry sentence, the judge made statements that clearly sympathized with the rapist and proceeded to blame the victim in the case. Condemn this judge for blaming the victim and for giving such a light sentence to a convicted rapist.
The recent murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane in Oklahoma created national outcry. There are currently three teenage suspects in the case, but only two are charged with murder. Tell the District Attorney that all three suspects need to be charged with murder.
Police at the Wisconsin capitol have been arresting peaceful protestors who gather daily to sing. Over 300 people have been arrested, from teenagers to the elderly, in an abuse of basic liberties. Urge the state to respect citizens’ right to assembly and stop arresting demonstrators.
Washington State’s attorney general wants all public hospitals in Washington to provide abortion services and contraception even if they are affiliated with Christian institutions. Such an opinion is predicated on the state’s progressive law that asserts that women have a fundamental right to deny or undergo an abortion. Please sign this petition to show your support for this pro-choice stance during a time when reproductive rights have been taken away from women in states throughout the country.
Votes will soon be cast allowing Alaskan state employees to take personal leave if a same-sex partner is experiencing a serious health condition. Tell Alaskan representatives to extend these benefits to LGBT state employees.
New Jersey State Legislature passed a bill banning therapy on youth that aims to convert sexual orientation. The ban will safeguard LGBTQ youth from enduring physically painful and mentally traumatic ‘therapy’ methods that are unsupported by mainstream medical associations. Commend New Jersey for becoming only the second state to pass such a ban.
With San Francisco’s growing number of fatal accidents involving cyclists, the city’s Bicycle Coalition has demanded that the city implement more safety measures to protect cyclists on the streets. These include physically protected bike lanes and mandatory safety courses for drivers of large trucks. Please commend this organization’s efforts to make San Francisco a bike-friendly city.
The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced that it is suing Texas over its stringent voter ID law under the premise that it specifically aims to disenfranchise minority voters. Please sign this petition to show your support for the Department of Justice’s efforts to ensure that democracy remains in tact throughout the U.S.
The U.S. is one of the only wealthy nations that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation time. While many European employees receive a minimum of 20 hours paid vacation per year, 1 in 4 Americans receive none at all. Urge Congress to pass an act that will set a minimum requirement of paid vacation time for U.S. workers.
The CIA recently declassified information about its overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian leader 60 years ago, an act the United States has never apologized for. Ask the U.S. government to take full responsibility and do so.
A Texas congressman has introduced a bill allowing federal prosecution of those who purchase sex from children forced into slavery. Thank him for taking this important step to combat human trafficking.
The US Sentencing Commission recently voted unanimously to include a reconsideration of its drug sentencing guidelines, including mandatory minimum penalties. Encourage the Commission to pursue important reforms such as reducing mandatory minimum sentences in order to cut down on wasted taxpayer money as a result of the growing percentage of Americans incarcerated unjustly or for too long.
A mother recently faked her daughter’s leukemia illness in order to gain a significant amount of money from charitable contributions. Using her four-year-old daughter for monetary gain is disgusting and selfish. Please demand that this monstrous mother be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
New Jersey’s governor recently banned a controversial therapy used by some therapists and social workers to convert the sexual orientation of gay and lesbian individuals. His decision makes New Jersey only the second state to pass such a ban. Please sign this petition to applaud Governor Christie for his progressive decision.
In order to save the only remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi, an actor has expressed his pro-choice stance on abortion. Commend the actor for his courage in standing up a woman’s right to choose.
Wiki-leaks whistleblower Chelsea (Bradley) Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for exposing war crimes, and his lawyer is now applying for a presidential pardon. Tell President Obama that Manning must be pardoned.
The Obama administration recently began installing solar panels on the roof of the White House. This practical and symbolic move fulfills a promise made by the administration three years ago, and also sets an example for other Americans to follow. Applaud President Obama for committing to environmental policies and energy efficiency.
The governor of New Jersey recently vetoed legislation that would ban military sniper rifles. Sign the petition to demand that these guns be banned.
Montana district judge, G Todd Baugh, gave a light sentence of 30 days in jail for a teacher who had committed statutory rape on a 14 year old student. He had also made a series of inappropriate and insensitive remarks about the victim. Demand the judge resign for his incompetency.
Despite a military coup in Egypt, the United States continues to provide billions of dollars to their military. It is time for the U.S. to end its hypocrisy and cutoff aid to Egypt’s military.
The Las Vegas city council may approve building three new liquor stores within the canopied area of the Fremont Street Experience, despite a law that makes it nearly impossible to consume packaged liquor within this area. Urge the council to deny their approval.
Iowa Republican Steve King has had a long history of making racists remarks. He has not apologized or retracted any of his statements despite denouncement from his own party. Sign this petition to demand his immediate resignation.
The government will now offer full spousal and family benefits such as health care coverage, housing allowances, and survivor benefits to same-sex spouses of members of the military. Commend this new policy that defends the rights of those who defend our nation, regardless of sexual orientation.
A U.S. federal court recently permanently struck down a blatantly anti-Islamic amendment to Oklahoma’s state constitution that banned the use of Sharia law over American legal precepts in Oklahoma courts. Please sign this petition to show your support for combating anti-Islamic bigotry that has plagued the United States during the 21st century.
A Republican Congressman recently spoke out in support of citizenship for immigrants. Sign the petition to support this representative and encourage him to do more to help immigrants gain legal status.