The CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch recently stated that he does not want plus-size people wearing Abercrombie and Fitch, as they do not fit the brand’s intended market of ‘cool, sexy and attractive’ people. Condemn Abercrombie and Fitch for its offensive approach.
High-capacity gun magazines allow killers to open fire on innocents with alarming speed and efficiency. Join parents of Sandy Hook victims in urging Illinois to ban these magazines.
The creator of women’s shapewear brand Spanx has pledged to donate at least half her fortune to charity. Sign this petition to praise and thank Sara Blakely for her willingness to donate her wealth for philanthropic causes.
Diabulimia is a life-threatening eating disorder in which individuals with type-1 diabetes do not take their insulin in order to lose weight. Raise awareness about this dangerous disorder to end diabulimia.
American Apparel has just run sexist advertising for a unisex shirt in Sweden. The advertisements show male models fully clothed and female models nearly naked. Sign this petition to condemn American Apparel for this obscenely sexist advertising.
Several major retailers sell children’s products that contain dangerous toxins. Demand that they remove such items from their shelves, and start producing safer products for children.
For many years, Seattle and its surrounding area have been dumping billions of gallons of raw sewage into nearby waterways. The damage to local aquatic environments has been great, but a recent agreement with the EPA will require Seattle to reduce this dumping by close to one hundred percent. Sign this petition and applaud Seattle and the EPA’s hard work in drawing up a plan to save the area’s beautiful waterways.
Colorado recently passed legislation requiring police to complete specialized training on recognizing dog behaviors and responding with nonlethal control methods. Please sign this petition in support of protecting dogs against unnecessary police brutality.
The proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline threatens hundreds of indigenous sacred spiritual sites and major sources of drinking water. Native American land has already been exploited by oil companies for years. Don’t let the pipeline project exploit it further.
It’s time to end the Boy Scouts of America’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy. Tell the National Council of Boy Scouts that it should vote to change its discriminatory policy and allow gay Scouts and leaders.
Ohio Republicans are attempting to penalize public universities for providing students with the necessary documentation for voter registration. The pending provision would force universities to charge all students in-state tuition if they help students register to vote. Take a stand against this attempt at voter suppression.
Two Saudi Arabian nationals face execution in Iraq after being found guilty of murder. However, their confessions were obtained while the men were being tortured. Sign this petition and demand that the Iraqi government overturn their sentences and grant them new trials.
Former college football star Kevin Grayson recently came out as gay. As more gay athletes reveal their true selves, the world of sports is being diversified, stereotypes are being broken and young people are becoming inspired to fight stigma and discrimination. Please sign this petition applauding Grayson’s courage.
For too long, animal rights have been overlooked by law enforcement in New York. The city’s attorney general has recently begun an initiative to protect animals from unlawful animal fights, inhuman puppy mills, and abusive owners. Praise his efforts and ensure that this initiative stays strong.
The U.S. government has planned to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Gray wolves are ecologically essential animals that still need our help. Act now to ensure wolves stay protected.
Recently, the Obama administration passed new regulations to enhance the quality of child care facilities in the United States. Lax regulations previously led to many child deaths due to asphyxiation and neglect. Applaud the administration for passing stricter child care regulations.
Vermont recently passed a bill that required food producers to indicate whether or not their products are genetically modified. Thank legislators for promoting consumer awareness and health.
Missouri is about to sign into law a bill that is inherently anti-Islamic. In a time when understanding and acceptance must be encouraged so as to quell tensions on both sides of the matter, such legislation is extremely counterproductive. Please lend your voice in demanding that this bill be vetoed before it can become law.
Promoting environmentally sustainable urban development tends to increase housing costs, pricing lower-income residents out of their neighborhoods. Support San Francisco’s recent efforts to combine green development with affordable housing.
A transgender student has been told that he is not allowed to wear boys’ graduation robes to his ceremony. Demand that the high school allow him to wear robes that reflect his gender identity.
Lynne Stewart will die of cancer if she is not granted clemency for a frivolous crime, and allowed to receive proper medical care to treat her cancer. Stewart is a 73-year-old grandmother and former civil rights attorney that is now serving a ten-year prison sentence, and suffering abuses of her own civil liberties. Demand the Federal Bureau of Prisons permit Lynne Stewart compassionate release, and save her from the unjust fate of dying in jail.
Through use of a regulatory loophole, The EPA has approved tens of thousands of pesticides to go to market without going through the safety testing required by law. These pesticides haven’t been fully tested to ensure that they pose no threat to human health or the environment. The EPA should not put people’s health at risk and untested pesticides must be removed from the market.
The Justice Department has obtained phone records from Associated Press journalists who covered a thwarted bombing attempt in Yemen last year. These journalists did not break any laws and only released information that was set to be revealed by the government the next day. Demand that the Justice Department respect the first amendment and return all seized phone records.
Over 1,100 workers were killed due to a factory building collapse in Bangladesh. A safety plan for Bangladesh factories has been created in response to that tragedy, and endorsed by over a dozen international companies, but Walmart has refused to sign on. Tell Walmart to join the safety agreement to ensure tragedies like this do not happen again.
A greyhound was recently electrocuted and tragically died during a race at a Florida track. This is one of many horrific deaths that have occurred at this track in recent years. Demand that the track ensures the safety of the greyhounds who are forced to race there, or closes its doors for good.