Seattle, Washington, is making history by demanding a substantial minimum wage increase. Were this increase to be granted, the local economy and the rest of the country would benefit; sign this petition in support of a minimum wage increase.
At Apple’s annual shareholder meeting, the company emphasized the message that it is working to address environmental concerns head on. Commend Apple for acknowledging its responsibility to reduce carbon emissions and seek investors who care about the environment.
Churches in Kentucky are holding ‘Second Amendment Celebrations’ and giving guns away as door prizes to try and encourage non-churchgoers to attend services. Demand that they stop these irresponsible events.
China has a chance to take action on the issues of civil and political rights, domestic violence, and ending arbitrary detention of activists and dissidents. Help pass these much-needed reforms in China.
Hundreds of unwanted alpacas are starving to death in Oregon. Thank a local rescue agency for working to save, feed, and rehouse these animals.
Toxic algae fed by pollution from agriculture continues to grow in Florida’s waterways, killing animals, infecting humans, and poisoning the ecosystem. If nothing is done to curb this contamination, Florida’s entire marine habitat will suffer. Demand strict regulations be imposed to protect these waterways from industrial pollution.
A student activist has been sentenced to seven years in prison for peacefully demonstrating her views in Iran. With vaguely worded charges being filed against activists, and an unfair judicial system, Iran’s violations of human rights must be stopped. Aid this activist by signing this petition.
A new version of Barbie doll has been designed – one reflecting the typical body proportions of an average female. Wearing minimal makeup and moving functionally, this doll fights the negative body image other dolls reinforce. Applaud the design of this doll and encourage more natural-looking dolls for girls.
A major coal company dumped toxic chemicals directly into hundreds of streams and rivers for years before being held accountable. Praise regulators’ decision to fine the company, and to demand that it change its polluting ways.
A new law criminalizes the investigations of animal activists. The bill restricts video and audio recording in animal facilities, and threatens activists with up to a year in prison and $5000 in fines. Sign this petition to reverse this unjust law.
Tiny scrubbing micro-beads in many face and body washes enter our waterways and absorb toxic substances. They are then eaten by fish and make their way up the food chain to humans, poisoning several species in the process. Urge Congress to create a bill banning these harmful substances.
In a premeditated attack, men threw paint and rubbish at two peaceful activists who were members of the Pussy Riot band. The attack left the women with head injuries and chemical burns. Those responsible should be prosecuted immediately and the investigation must be done transparently and fairly.
One county in North Carolina has decided to phase out gas chamber euthanasia in favor of the more humane injection option, while also moving toward no-kill shelters. Commend the county’s efforts to reduce animal suffering.
A principal in Florida was unfairly released from his duties due to his age. He was awarded an $80,000 settlement, but the money was taken back when his daughter told her friends of the decision. Demand that the settlement be reinstated.
The shooting of two Palestinian soccer players has shocked the world. Sign this petition to ask that the international community do more to protect the rights and lives of athletes.
Low income individuals could soon find it easier to get a lawyer, if proposed new reforms to New York’s legal training system are made into law. Urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to make these plans a reality.
Another Vietnamese dissident blogger is being sentenced to jail for expressing his views. Vietnam has a long history of punishing those whose opinions do not reflect the country’s political party and this violation of human rights needs to stop. Sign this petition and aid in this blogger’s immediate release.
Electric shock collars cause pain, confusion, and in some cases severe injury in pets. Demand that these useless and primitive devices be banned permanently in exchange for humane training.
A complete ban on Youtube has been violating freedom of speech and expression in Pakistan for two years. Pakistanis are still fighting for access to this popular video hosting website after their government reacted badly to video-induced riots. Stop these violations of basic human rights by signing this petition.
Plans for a high school’s Black History Month lunch menu featured fried chicken, watermelon, and corn bread. These foods constitute the epitome of racial stereotyping. Tell this school that stereotyping a community on the basis of race is wrong.
A bison slaughter is occurring in Yellowstone National Park, where bison are being killed by Yellowstone managers for straying into Montana. Petition the governor of Montana to stop the slaughter of these animals by allowing them access to the lands they deserve.
A popular cruise line has recently made accommodations for people with autism. Support its efforts in creating autism-friendly cruises, and encourage other cruise lines to follow this example.
Selection of the head of the Honduran National Human Rights Commission is underway. The Honduran government must do all it can to select someone who will improve the country’s human rights record. Sign this petition to ask the Honduran government to do the right thing for its people.
Recently the FDA announced it would make generic versions of emergency contraception available over the counter. Thank the FDA for expanding access to cheaper options and for standing up for women’s reproductive rights.
One hotel and casino conglomerate is tackling energy consumption by working to conserve water. Its efforts have resulted in the conservation of 50.5 million gallons annually. Thank the company for showing that supporting both the environment and the economy makes sense.