Oregon has begun erasing marijuana-related convictions from criminal records, thereby removing the immense disadvantages a criminal record can cause for non-violent marijuana users. Applaud the move, which makes the state the first to address past convictions after legalizing marijuana.
A goose was shot with an arrow and left to die. Urge officials to find the person who is believed to be responsible and to suggest that he be legally penalized for this thoughtless act if he is found guilty.
Two journalists were attacked by Israeli officers and had all of their cameras either smashed or stolen. The reporters were clearly labeled as press and did not break any rules, yet were met with violence. Sign this petition to ensure the officers are punished for their actions and press is kept safe in the future.
It will soon be legal hunting season for three species of endangered sea turtles in St. Lucia. Act now to save these unique species from going extinct.
A 620,000 square kilometer stretch of ocean will soon be designated as protected, thereby forcing all fishing, mining, and oil drilling operations out of the area. Praise the move, which will allow dwindling populations of fish and seabirds to thrive while providing safe spaces for several species of endangered turtle and whale.
Two journalists sentenced to years of jail time have been pardoned. Both men praised the efforts of activists around the world for their role in bringing about this outcome. Sign the petition and applaud the president of Egypt for his decision to release the men.
Four activists in Myanmar have been arrested for aiding garment workers in a peaceful strike. Sign the petition and demand that authorities respect the right to freedom of expression.
A group of women in a public housing building are suing two maintenance workers for insisting on receiving sexual favors in exchange for vital home repairs. Tell the Housing Authority of Baltimore to forbid sexual offenders for working in their maintenance department and to keep a closer account on their employees.
Sweeping reforms regarding use-of-force policies have just been announced by the NYPD. Applaud this positive step towards creating a safer and more just society for police and civilians.
Stricter limits have been set on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness and that is destroying the ozone. Applaud this move towards protecting public health and our world.
A vital estuary will suffer from dumping of dredged soils if a proposed plan is approved to continue the dumping for the next 30 years. Speak up now to protect this inlet’s aquatic life and economic value.
An agreement between the U.S. and China to ban the ivory trade is the largest step thus far in shutting down the harmful industry. This is a victory for wildlife activists who’ve been fighting to save elephants from poaching. Applaud China’s President for enacting this vital ban.
A teenager reportedly confessed to killing his pregnant mother, who was strangled and stabbed over 20 times. This young man murdered his own mother and unborn sibling with his bare hands. Demand this danger to society never roam free to harm people as he pleases.
Pampers baby wipes contain numerous toxic and cancer-causing chemicals. Demand that Pampers remove these ingredients and replace the toxic wipes with a safe product.
A Russian prisoner is being denied access to necessary medical treatment, and his health is at grave risk. Sign the petition and demand that he be granted medical care in accordance with his needs.
A woman allegedly destroyed several sea turtle nests in order to profit from selling the eggs. It was also reported that she harassed an adult sea turtle by sitting on it. Demand that this woman be given a harsh legal penalty if she is found guilty of these destructive crimes.
A 28-year-old man in a wheelchair was shot and killed by two police officers in Delaware. Tell the State Police Department to suspend the officers until investigation is complete and to remove them from the force if investigation finds them guilty.
A young mother of two was reportedly kidnapped from her car, hung upside down, tortured and raped for 15 hours by Mexico police, who then coerced her into signing a false confession while still blindfolded. She has now been in prison for a crime she didn’t commit for three years. Demand the Attorney General of Mexico drop the falsified charges and release this woman.
Current standards do not do enough to protect American consumers from the importation of poisoned, tainted, or fake honey. Protect public health and demand only pure, healthful honey be sold in the U.S.
Shell Oil has decided to halt Arctic drilling operations, likely as a result of severe public criticism. Sign this petition to thank Greenpeace and other activists for doing whatever possible in order to stop this destructive project.
Two major retail companies have joined the movement to end the use of animal testing for their products. Please sign this petition to praise them for their efforts to protect animals.
A university rescued dozens of pets that were abandoned and badly burned in two recent massive wildfires and has been treating, housing, and finding them homes free of charge. Please sign this petition to praise the university for saving these animals.
A deer named Wheezer, that was orphaned as a fawn, may soon be taken away from his caregivers and heartlessly killed. Tell officials to let Wheezer live in peace with his adopted family and to create a sanctuary for orphaned deer.
An intellectually disabled man convicted of murder has been sentenced to death, despite the fact that his execution is prohibited by the Constitution. Sign the petition and urge the governor to commute his sentence.
Attack helicopters flying from Saudi Arabia recently killed almost thirty Yemeni civilians and the death toll is expected to rise. Men, women, children, and medics were killed. An investigation to find the responsible part is necessary. Sign this petition to help the Yemeni people find peace and justice.