Government

Don’t Charge Man Who Stole Asphalt to Fix City’s Potholes

Don’t Charge Man Who Stole Asphalt to Fix City’s Potholes

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.

Condemn Court for Restricting Young Women’s Reproductive Rights

Condemn Court for Restricting Young Women’s Reproductive Rights

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.

Protect Abortion Clinics From Unfair Legal Expenses

Protect Abortion Clinics From Unfair Legal Expenses

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.

Ban Smoking in Public Areas

Ban Smoking in Public Areas

The Honolulu City Council passed two bans that prohibit smoking in many of the city’s outdoor areas. In order to go into effect, the Mayor must approve the bans. Urge Mayor Kirk Caldwell to pass the bans and make the county a healthier place to live.

Stand Up for Free Speech

Stand Up for Free Speech

A recent session of the Texas Senate was marred by the forcible and unconstitutional removal of a Texas woman who was simply expressing an opinion contrary to the Senate’s. Such a blatant disregard for First Amendment rights cannot be tolerated. Sign the petition and let the Texas Senate know that the entire country is watching.

Commend Governor for Requiring GMO Labeling

Commend Governor for Requiring GMO Labeling

The governor of Maine has pledged to sign a bill requiring the labeling of genetically modified products. Applaud the governor for his decision to protect consumers’ right to know what is in their food.

Praise Famed Film Director for Speaking Out Against Government Spying

Praise Famed Film Director for Speaking Out Against Government Spying

Film director Oliver Stone recently participated in a video, produced by the ACLU, urging Americans to take action against government surveillance of its citizens. Thank Stone for his involvement in the civil liberties battle to stop government spying.

Thank Senators for Voting to Protect LGBT Workers

Thank Senators for Voting to Protect LGBT Workers

As of today, it’s still legal for many employers to discriminate against workers based on their gender identity or sexual orientation. Recently, some senators voted to change that. Thank them for their efforts to protect LGBT workers from unfair treatment.

Commend Colonel for Defending Guantanamo Whistleblower

Commend Colonel for Defending Guantanamo Whistleblower

Whistleblower Bradley Manning’s trial is well underway, and one of his charges is aiding the enemy, which carries a possible death sentence. Colonel Morris Davis has come to his aid, testifying that the information Manning leaked cannot aid the enemy. Sign this petition to commend Davis for testifying on Manning’s behalf.

Condemn Republican Candidate for Trying to Ban Oral and Anal Sex

Condemn Republican Candidate for Trying to Ban Oral and Anal Sex

Republican nominee for Virginia’s upcoming election for governor, Ken Cuccinelli, would like to make oral and anal sex between consenting adults illegal. Tell this ignorant politician to change his draconian, intrusive and discriminatory war on oral and anal sex.

Improve Safety Regulations for Fertilizer Plants

Improve Safety Regulations for Fertilizer Plants

Since a deadly explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, the state has failed to address the serious lack of fire safety regulations in rural counties. Demand that Texas prioritize the establishment of strict safety guidelines for chemical facilities, and therefore help prevent future disasters.

Illinois Must Address Gun Violence Epidemic

Illinois Must Address Gun Violence Epidemic

Despite increasing gun violence, Illinois has decided to end its ban on carrying concealed firearms in public. Urge Illinois legislators to reverse this cycle of violence and instead support common sense gun control measures.

Repeal Ban on Computers and Smartphones

Repeal Ban on Computers and Smartphones

Florida recently enacted a law that effectively bans all internet cafes in the state as a way of combating illegal online gambling. However, this legislation is so vaguely worded that it has the potential of outlawing computers, tablets, smartphones, or any device that can access the internet. Please call for the repeal of this overreaching legislation that criminalizes online access.

Commend Ban on Excessive Bird Feeding

Commend Ban on Excessive Bird Feeding

Hawaii has recently enacted a new ban on excessive bird feeding. Birds are known to carry diseases and can cause extensive property damage. Commend State Representative Gregg Takayama for introducing the bill.

Support Automatic Voting Registration

Support Automatic Voting Registration

A progressive bill that would automatically register citizens to vote was just narrowly struck down. Request the reintroduction of this bill – any increase in ease of voting will increase the voice of our nation’s public when it comes to politics.

Save Science in Serbia

Save Science in Serbia

Serbian scientists left without financing have protested against chronic discrimination and lack of support. Neglecting science denies Serbia of strong sustainable growth. Increase the funding and promotion of science in Serbia.

Commend Illinois for Passing Bipartisan Gun Policy

Commend Illinois for Passing Bipartisan Gun Policy

In the wake of Chicago’s 200th gun murder of the year, Illinois became the last state in the country to pass a concealed gun law. While the bill offers victories for both pro- and anti-gun advocates, the Illinois General Assembly must continue battling for greater firearm protections in the face of Chicago’s extreme gun violence. Commend the Illinois General Assembly for passing a more responsible gun policy and urge for continued efforts for greater safeguards.

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Demand Living Stipends for Student Veterans Between School Terms

Since 2011, veterans pursuing a higher education have been refused stipends for housing in between school terms. Tell the U.S. Congress to reinstate these benefits so that veterans can freely pursue a higher education.

Don’t Demolish Historical Theatre

Don’t Demolish Historical Theatre

A historical theatre in Melbourne is threatened with demolition only to be replaced with luxury hotel suites. The venue is important to the thriving live music scene and supports local artists. Stop the demolition of this historic site.

Condemn Forced Leaves of Absence for Federal Workers

Condemn Forced Leaves of Absence for Federal Workers

Faced with the federal sequester nightmare, Chuck Hagel’s Defense Department has unilaterally imposed furlough days on federal workers. These mandatory absences will result in an effective 20 percent pay cut for these crucial civilian Defense Department employees. Stand with these workers and denounce Hagel’s furloughs.

Don’t Let Councilman Ban Gay Pride Flags from Public Property

Don’t Let Councilman Ban Gay Pride Flags from Public Property

A city councilman recently proposed to ban the flying of rainbow flags on public property in his city. Join with other local residents who have expressed outrage, and condemn the councilman’s plan for censorship.

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Demand Justice for Sexually Assaulted Military Personnel

Currently, as hard as it is to believe, women and men in the military who have been sexually assaulted by their superior officers are not allowed to take their charges to anyone other than those superior officers. Two bills in the Senate Armed Services Committee would address this, but they are not being released to be voted upon. Demand that the Armed Services Committee give justice to military personnel.

Condemn Wisconsin for Restricting Abortions

Condemn Wisconsin for Restricting Abortions

The Republican governor of Wisconsin has signed a bill that requires a woman to have an ultrasound before having an abortion. This bill is emotionally harmful and unecessary. Condemn Governor Walker for restricting a woman’s right to have an abortion.

Condemn Cuts to Food Stamps

Condemn Cuts to Food Stamps

A GOP-dominated House vote threatened food stamps for the millions of Americans who depend on them. Let the House Republican leadership know that basic food needs should not be held hostage to politics.

Return Homes to Owners in Morocco

Return Homes to Owners in Morocco

The police force of Morocco has kept the homes of two anti-monarchist political figures sealed for the past seven years as punishment for hosting non-violent meetings. Tell the government of Morocco that this type of heavy-handed action is unethical, and demand the homes be returned to their rightful owners.