Archive for Category: "Petitions"
Indonesia recently revealed a conservation plan to ‘rent out’ the few remaining members of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger population to wealthy citizens. We must put an end to the commodification of a wild species and encourage the country to use more effective conservation methods.
Senator Martin Heinrich is the first U.S. Senator to join the NOH8 campaign that supports marriage equality. Applaud the senator for his committed public involvement to support the cause.
Alabama allocated $85.5 million to construct a luxury hotel and conference center from BP funds that were intended for coastal restoration after the oil spill. Demand that lawmakers prioritize this money for environmental restoration in the Gulf Coast rather than recreational uses or economic development.
McDonald’s suppliers in the United States subject their chickens to horrible treatment, burning their beaks off and cramming them into tiny cages. Urge McDonalds to work with its suppliers to stop this terrible practice now.
At a recent press conference, Microsoft unveiled games for its next generation Xbox. Not one game featured a female protagonist. Sign this petition to demand more equal gender representation from Microsoft.
The U.S. is one of just three countries that does not mandate paid maternity leave. Yahoo’s CEO recently stood up for new parents by expanding the company’s paid maternal leave from 8 to 16 weeks and offering paid paternal leave as well. Commend her for recognizing the importance of parents’ time with their newborn baby.
Carie Charlesworth, a second grade teacher, was recently fired because of the actions of her abusive ex-husband. Her children were also banned from attending the school. Demand that the school stop punishing victims of domestic violence and rehire Charlesworth.
Animal shelters spend countless hours rescuing animals from torture and abuse, yet many endorse the suffering of other animals at their fundraising events by offering meat and dairy menu choices. Please urge the Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter to adopt an animal-friendly vegan menu that is more in line with their ethics.
A bill that would require women seeking an abortion to obtain an invasive ultrasound has passed in the Wisconsin state Assembly, and now goes to Governor Scott Walker. Tell Governor Walker that government should not stand between a patient and her doctor.
The world’s largest population of bats is being threatened by suburban sprawl. We must protect these precious and valuable mammals from urbanization.
Recently, the city of Indianapolis, Indiana completed one of the most ambitious bicycling and pedestrian path systems in the world. Built entirely from philanthropic dollars, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail will vastly improve human-powered movement throughout Indianapolis’ cultural districts and neighborhoods. Applaud the city’s efforts and spread the word on this novel and effective project.
A recently proposed project aims to eradicate tens of thousands of trees in Northern California in an attempt to control wildfires. Reject this ill-conceived and ineffective plan, and instead advocate for the protection of California’s forests.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed providing the same protections for captive chimpanzees as wild chimpanzees have under the Endangered Species Act. Sign this petition to praise the agency for working to protect countless chimpanzees.
Los Angeles, one of the nation’s worst cities in terms of traffic, has very few bike lanes throughout the county. Urge the mayor of Los Angeles to prioritize the creation of more bike lanes and, therefore, encourage more people to use this environmentally conscious mode of transportation.
Researchers at Ohio State University continue to inflict needless suffering and pain in worthless experiments that induce ‘heart attacks’ in dogs. They wish to prove the hypothesis that exercise strengthens the heart, despite the fact that this assumption was proven decades ago. Urge Ohio State’s University to halt these ridiculous and cruel tests.
Two mountain lion cubs were killed without cause by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. We must encourage them to change their policies and support a bill that would require nonlethal methods for controlling this endangered species.
A noted environmentalist was recently expelled from the California branch of the Boy Scouts for his efforts to preserve a rare plant from destruction by local scouts. He must be reinstated so that his efforts can continue.
A policy in Georgia allows billboard companies to clear-cut thousands of roadside trees that obstruct their signs. This legislation may cause extensive damage to the environment and threaten the aesthetics of Georgia’s public lands. We demand lawmakers in Georgia reprioritize the preservation of trees over corporate interests.
A snapping turtle that was trying to lay her eggs at a Wisconsin golf course was beaten and killed. Greater efforts are needed to identify and prosecute the killer. Sign this petition to urge the golf course owner to assume a larger role in assisting with investigations.
The National Security Agency has been scrutinized after it was discovered that it has been conducting multiple domestic surveillance programs in recent years. A bipartisan group of senators has proposed legislation that would require the court opinions authorizing these programs to be revealed. Demand that these important documents be disclosed so that we can further evaluate the constitutionality of these controversial surveillance operations.
Recently, an immigrant rights group endorsed marriage equality in Illinois. The Catholic Church, which provides grants to the group and its partners, threatened to rescind its funding unless the group renounces its position on gay marriage. Urge the Catholic Church to withdraw its unfair threat over these organizations.
Every year thousands of endangered Wild Mustangs are captured or killed by outdated and cruel horse ‘gathers.’ More modern methods must be used to control the wild Mustang population if it is to preserved.
Morocco will soon vote to amend a law that allows rapists to escape punishment by marrying their underage victims. A proposed change in family law would also end child marriage. Urge the Speaker of the House of Representatives to pass the proposed amendments and implement these changes immediately.
A student was expelled from a Nebraska University after an administrator discovered she was in a same-sex relationship. On top of this, the school revoked her scholarships and is demanding she pay the tuition she would have owed if she had the chance to enter her final semester. School officials must waive these charges immediately and issue an apology after this discriminatory harassment.
The College Board, a college entrance examination group, has questions in its demographic section that discriminate against those in the LGBTQ community. These questions must be modified so as to create a more inclusive and accepting testing environment for all students regardless of sex.