An elderly, cancer-stricken man has been in an overcrowded prison as he awaits his humiliating public punishment–350 lashings. His wife is home dying and his children worry he won’t live through the inhumane punishment. Demand the lashings be cancelled indefinitely.
A kitten was allegedly tossed out of a car window by a callous individual. Urge the state attorney to suggest the investigation remain open and to further suggest that the person who did this receive a harsh legal penalty if he is caught.
Parents who lost their baby three years ago due to abuse charges were recently found not guilty, however they still may never see their child again. Sign this petition and urge the Secretary of State to return the child to their innocent, heartbroken parents.
A popular spice and herb company is taking steps to get pesticides, GMOs, and radiation out of the average consumer’s spice cabinet by 2016. Sign this petition to thank McCormick & Company for their efforts.
Urban Outfitters is soliciting free labor from its salaried employees over the holiday season. Employees are being asked to volunteer for six-hour shifts unpaid. Stop this retailer from continuing this subtle employee abuse.
Myanmar citizens are being arrested for peacefully expressing their opinions. With the country’s general election forthcoming on Nov. 8, sign our petition to encourage President Thein Sein to release Myanmar’s prisoners of conscience.
California will curb the use of psychotropic medications in foster homes, to the relief of child welfare advocates who’ve been pushing for reform. Applaud this big step in ensuring foster children are receiving proper care.
A maid allegedly had her arm cut off by her employer in Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities must initiate a full investigation into the matter and punish the accused sponsor if he indeed committed such a heinous crime.
Three recent Russian airstrikes in Syria reportedly caused civilian injuries, damaged medical facilities, and jeopardized many people’s ability to receive urgent care. Sign this petition so that the Syrian people may receive justice.
Two young Jewish men were standing on a sidewalk when a man allegedly yelled “I hate you,” and threw a Molotov cocktail at them. Police basically told them since nobody was hurt, to move on and let it go. This hate crime must not be let go. Demand authorities do their job and go after the attacker and charge him for the hate crime and attempted murder.
Nine new cities across the U.S. are celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day rather than Columbus Day in order to honor Native Americans. Applaud this celebration of the people who deserve it most.
The use of the “Redskins” name and imagery has just been banned for California public schools. Applaud this step towards righting the wrong of using this racial slur.
A McDonald’s chicken supplier farm was found allegedly beating and impaling their chickens with clubs, stomping on their heads, and breaking their necks. All of these horrors reportedly occurred while the chickens were living in a cramped, windowless shed. Sign this petition and demand McDonald’s find another, more humane chicken supplier.
The Obama administration’s proposed regional trade deal would boost corporate and pharmaceutical monopoly power while lowering wages, outsourcing jobs, and weakening environmental, health and financial laws. Urge Congress to not pass this ludicrously disastrous trade deal.
Pope Francis has tossed his hat into the debate on climate change and made it a moral issue. This is a great step toward unifying people on our responsibility to alleviate climate impacts. Now ask His Holiness to lead by example and divest Vatican funds from fossil fuels.
The family of a courthouse guard has been denied promised benefits by the federal government for over five years after he was shot and killed in the line of duty. Insist that the Department of Justice allow the family of an American hero to live in financial security and comfort by granting them benefits.
Animal abusers will soon be easier to recognize thanks to a law that will reveal the names of such people through an online registry. Sign this petition to thank the Tennessee governor and activists like those in the ForceChange community for helping to make this much needed law a reality.
The California Coastal Commission has banned the orca breeding program at the San Diego SeaWorld. The 11 Orcas currently held captive at this facility will most likely be the last to ever be confined in these tanks. Sign to applaud the ban on captive breeding of orca whales.
For those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, exposure to even the slightest amounts of gluten can set off a serious reaction. Trace amounts of gluten are currently found in many medications, but there is no label so accidental exposure is almost guaranteed. Sign this petition to ensure patients with gluten sensitivity issues are not prescribed something that could set off a dangerous reaction.
Aquatic wildlife habitat, air quality, and national safety are at risk due to a proposal to construct a liquefied natural gas terminal along a heavily populated coast. Action must be taken now to stop this facility before it is approved.
A nurse allegedly reused a syringe and used the wrong vaccine on 67 people. The effects of this dangerous incident could have been devastating had infected blood been transferred from patient to patient. Sign this petition and urge the company to ensure all its nurses are properly trained before being put to work.
After being missing for five days, a Bronx hospital worker was found dead in a locked third-floor bathroom due to natural causes. Enforce stricter surveillance of the facility to ensure the safety and health of its patients and staff members in the future.
The recent college shooting, which claimed nine lives, marks yet another mass shooting in America. Despite the commonality of these shootings and studies that show they’re linked to America’s loose gun legislation, no gun reform has been enacted. Urge Congress to pass gun safety laws to prevent more of these tragedies from occurring.
President Obama’s administration has stated they will not include the goal of sustainability in food guidelines. Sign this petition to urge the President’s cabinet members to include sustainability is not ignored.
It is time to end exploitation of tigers at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden. These tigers are inbred, ripped from their mothers, and used for amusement and entertainment, not education. They must be retired to sanctuaries to live wild at heart.