Recent Petitions

Protect Miners Against Diseases

Protect Miners Against Diseases

Gold miners that breathe in the dust created from breaking apart rocks can contract an incurable disease called silicosis. Tell China’s president to provide the proper equipment and protection so these miners do not contract this painful disease.

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Applaud Termination of Allegedly Bigoted Congressional Staffer

Racist and sexist comments about how women who have sex are “whores” and how Asian Americans are rightfully “hated” have gotten the congressional staffer who allegedly made them fired. Applaud his boss for doing the right thing and dismissing this hateful person from his office.

Applaud Ecuador for Breaking Tree Planting World Record

Applaud Ecuador for Breaking Tree Planting World Record

Thousands of volunteers in Ecuador broke the world record for number of tree species planted nationally. Applaud their amazing reforestation efforts.

Stop Promoting Hateful Advertisements on Twitter

Stop Promoting Hateful Advertisements on Twitter

Transphobic, misogynistic, and racist harassment is rampant on Twitter despite recent policy overhauls aimed at curtailing such abuse. Demand that the website implement new changes to cut down on this hateful speech.

End Child Labor in Tanzania’s Gold Mines

End Child Labor in Tanzania’s Gold Mines

Child labor laws are not being enforced in Tanzania. No child should risk their life to earn a living. Help give children a voice by calling on Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete to enforce child labor laws that could save thousands of lives.

End Transport of Exotic Animal Trophies on Delta Air Lines

End Transport of Exotic Animal Trophies on Delta Air Lines

As the only United States airline to offer direct flights to South Africa, a popular hunting destination, it is crucial that Delta Air Lines ban the transportation of exotic animal hunting trophies. Sign the petition to end this sickening practice and save countless exotic animals’ lives.

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Stop Paying Home Health Care Workers Poverty Wages

Due to a loophole, home health care workers are denied the ability to even make minimum wage. These workers often work long hours and do backbreaking work to care for the elderly and those with disabilities. Demand that these workers be respected and protected with minimum wage and overtime benefits.

Success: Conversion Therapy Banned for LGBT Youth

Success: Conversion Therapy Banned for LGBT Youth

Dangerous conversion therapy designed to “cure” LGBT people has been banned for youth in Oregon. Applaud the governor for doing the right thing and ending this harmful practice in her state.

Praise City’s Plan to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Praise City’s Plan to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Los Angeles’ minimum wage will be raised to $15 per hour by 2020, thanks to a new initiative. Praise the city council for ensuring struggling Californians are afforded a livable wage.

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Fire School Nurse for Alleged Racist Threats Against Black Student

Even though she apparently called a black student a racial slur and threatened him with physical violence, a school nurse has only been suspended for two days. Demand that this nurse be fired from her position with the school at once for this racist outburst.

Applaud McDonalds for Testing Kale in Menu

Applaud McDonalds for Testing Kale in Menu

McDonald’s is now selling kale at select locations, which is a responsible public health move that raises awareness about healthy lifestyles. Sign this petition to praise the addition of kale to fast-food menus.

Stop Forcing Female Military Recruits to Undergo Traumatizing Virginity Tests

Stop Forcing Female Military Recruits to Undergo Traumatizing Virginity Tests

Indonesian women who wish to join the armed forces or marry a military officer are required to undergo a traumatizing virginity test. All women deserve to be treated with the same respect, honor, and dignity that men in the armed forces are given. Demand that this archaic practice be abolished.

Protect Sexually Assaulted Service Members

Protect Sexually Assaulted Service Members

United States service members are sexually assaulted at an alarming rate, and those who report assault often become victims of retaliation. Support the protection of these sexual assault victims and prevent retaliation by ensuring that attackers are swiftly convicted for their crimes.

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Force Resignation of Allegedly Anti-Semitic Judge

Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic comments have gotten a Texas judge officially reprimanded by the state, but she is not being fired. Demand that this judge resign at once for her hateful biases.

Fracking fluid and other drilling wastes are dumped into an unlined pit located right up against the Petroleum Highway. According to Rosanna, 17 toxic chemicals are evaporating at 4 times the legal limit.

Halt Fracking During California Water Crisis

As California faces a state of emergency following four years of severe drought, fracking continues to use and contaminate millions of gallons of water. Tell the governor to put a stop to fracking during this time of extreme environmental catastrophe.

Stop Hunting Majestic Alligator Snapping Turtles to Extinction

Stop Hunting Majestic Alligator Snapping Turtles to Extinction

A beautiful and majestic turtle species that has survived for thousands of years is now being mercilessly hunted and killed without regard for its slow reproduction rate and endangered status. Help protect these mysterious reptiles form extinction before they disappear forever.

Success: Death Sentence Suspended for Domestic Violence Victim

Success: Death Sentence Suspended for Domestic Violence Victim

A Chinese woman who was sentenced to death after killing her abusive husband recently had her sentence suspended. Applaud this progressive action, and promote more recognition of domestic violence in China.

Praise Initiative to Educate All Afghan Child Refugees

Praise Initiative to Educate All Afghan Child Refugees

Over half a million young Afghan refugees will have a chance to go to school in Iran, thanks to a new decree mandating that all children be allowed to register for school. Applaud the measure, which will significantly weaken the cycle of poverty among Afghan refugees.

Success: China Massively Cuts Carbon Emissions

Success: China Massively Cuts Carbon Emissions

The world’s largest polluter, China, has cut its emissions by an amount equivalent to that of the entire United Kingdom. Sign here to praise this recent emissions cut and encourage further effort towards becoming greener and more efficient.

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Stop Using Religious Literature for Sex Ed

Students are being taught that women are “cheap prostitutes” and that gay people are waiting for “death and hell” as part of a sex education segment at their high school. Demand that the school immediately stop using the conservative Christian pamphlet that is peddling these hateful ideas.

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Punish Students for Racist School Photographs

Students allegedly dressed up as racist stereotypes of Mexicans and their photos appeared in the school’s yearbook. Demand that these students be punished for their racist display.

Stop Allowing Poisons in Our Food

Stop Allowing Poisons in Our Food

Our food supply is full of artificial dyes made from chemicals known to cause cancer and other disorders. Other governments around the world have banned these substances, and yet the FDA continues to allow food producers in the U.S. to use dangerous colorings, often in foods aimed at children. Tell the FDA that the time has come to end the use of harmful chemicals in our food.

Demand Oil Company Clean Up Spill

Demand Oil Company Clean Up Spill

A beautiful beach filled with endangered species has been hit by a horrible oil spill. Demand that the oil company responsible for the spill hurry up and clean up the mess.

Do Not Prosecute Animal Abuse Watchdogs

Do Not Prosecute Animal Abuse Watchdogs

Employees who secretly record wrongdoing in their workplaces could soon be facing legal action from employers thanks to a proposed law in North Carolina. Sign here to demand that whistle-blowers and watchdogs be free from persecution for trying to show the world the truth.

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Success: Home Depot Removes Bee Pesticides From Its Shelves

Home Depot is joining Lowe’s in removing bee-killing pesticides from their shelves. All of us benefit from this decision as the two largest home improvement chains in the world stop selling a product that threatens our food supply. Sign to thank Home Depot for this action.