The conservative government of Thailand is becoming closer and closer to legalizing gay marriage. Urge the Thai government to support marriage equality.
An Indian doctor turned activist, was assassinated by unidentified armed assailants. He championed against religious exploitation by fake ‘god men’ who promise the performance of miracles in exchange for material or money compensation. Sign this petition to seek justice for the slain activist.
Gays and lesbians in Haiti suffer from violent attacks, discrimination, and are branded as sinners who are responsible for many of the country’s ills, including the 2010 Earthquake. Sign this petition to ask the Haitian president to introduce legislation to punish anti-gay violence and rhetoric.
Pakistan’s prime minister recently ordered a temporary stop to all executions in the country pending an audience with the president, who is opposed to capital punishment. Sign the petition and encourage Pakistan to make the ban permanent.
For months, a man from Tajikistan has been held incommunicado in Uzbekistan, apparently without even being charged with any crime. Prisoners held incommunicado are at great risk for torture and other ill-treatment. Sign the petition and demand that the Uzbek government release the man’s whereabouts immediately.
A female goat is thrown into a pond and attacked by young men, torn apart limb from limb until she is dead. This atrocity happens annually at the Khokana Festival in Nepal. The man who is thought to have dealt the final blow is announced the winner. This is extreme cruelty at its most horrific and must be stopped.
An innocent man has spent the last eleven years enduring endless torture at Guantanamo Bay. Although the prisoner was never charged with any crimes and has no ties to terrorist organizations, he remains a ward of the United States with little hope of being released anytime soon. Demand release for this prisoner, as well as an official apology from the President for the tremendous loss of time and peace he has suffered.
A New Mexico County Clerk announced that he would immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The New Mexico constitution does not explicitly prohibit same-sex marriage, so his decision not only upholds the law but is a small step towards attaining equality for the gay community. Please sign this petition to commend this public servant for standing up for gay rights.
Wiki-leaks whistleblower Chelsea (Bradley) Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for exposing war crimes, and his lawyer is now applying for a presidential pardon. Tell President Obama that Manning must be pardoned.
A tourist attraction in Thailand that allows visitors to interact with tigers has been cited for cruel treatment and terrible living conditions. Travel site Expedia offers itineraries that glorify this tiger jail, while many other travel companies have removed their offers. Encourage Expedia to follow suit and remove this abusive attraction from its itineraries.
Two peaceful protesters held in Bahrain are being tortured and ill-treated, with one woman reporting rape threats and another being denied medical care for persistent and serious health issues. Sign the petition and pressure Bahraini authorities to respect the human rights statutes laid out under international law.
Recently, the city council unanimously passed a plan to get rid of the homeless population in the Columbia, South Carolina’s downtown business district. The more than 1500 homeless individuals must either vacate the premises or get arrested. Please sign this petition to condemn the criminalization of homelessness.
Pagan Island has been selected by the Marines as a live firing location, where the military intends to use a full spectrum of weapons. These activities will no doubt destroy the landscape and the wildlife within it. Sign this petition and urge President Obama to cease the harmful exercise.
A transgender woman was beaten and killed in a brutal hate crime. It is necessary that the police force conduct a prompt investigation to find everyone involved in the case and provide justice to the deceased.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently rejected Georgia Aquarium’s permit application to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, which could have a very serious negative impact on wild beluga populations in Russian waters. Thank this agency for upholding regulations that protect animals and environmental sustainability.
Despite sheltering a variety of farm animals, the Sacramento County Animal Shelter continues serve meat and dairy products at shelter fundraising events. Please urge the shelter to be consistent with its mission by only offering cruelty-free food choices at its functions.
A horse in Salt Lake City succumbed to severe heat exhaustion and fell to the ground while slaving away in nearly 100-degree heat. Please tell the Mayor of Salt Lake City that the horse drawn carriage business is inhumane and that a ban must be enacted immediately to end the torture inflicted upon these innocent horses.
While federal law exempts sexually trafficked minors from prosecution, only nine states grant child victims these protections. Facing imprisonment or heavy fines on top of the trauma from protracted abuse can be devastating for these already vulnerable persons. Let us stop punishing children for crimes committed against them, and urge for their legal protection from prosecution.
Paramilitary groups have threatened and attempted to kill activists representing indigenous communities in Colombia. Sign the petition and call on Colombian authorities to offer every available protection to those seeking to uphold justice.
Recently, two radio hosts took aim at the Boy Scouts of America with highly offensive, anti-gay statements. Demand that the hosts formally apologize to the organization for their extremely bigoted remarks.
The herbicide atrazine disrupts the human endocrine system and causes gender changes in frogs. Its manufacturer has spent millions in a campaign to silence research, discredit findings and spread false information. Condemn Syngenta AG for concealing the truth about this potentially dangerous chemical.
The Chinese government silences internet personalities whose views are too western or too democratic. It does so without notice to the site’s owner and sometimes with no valid reason. This violates the basic right to freedom of speech and should not be tolerated. Sign this petition and urge the Chinese president to stop internet censorship.
The Obama administration recently began installing solar panels on the roof of the White House. This practical and symbolic move fulfills a promise made by the administration three years ago, and also sets an example for other Americans to follow. Applaud President Obama for committing to environmental policies and energy efficiency.
Three million gifted students nationwide are not being provided with adequate educational opportunities or challenges. This increases their chances of dropping out or becoming unenthused academically. Urge the Department of Education to provide gifted children with the proper resources and programs.
The governor of New Jersey recently vetoed legislation that would ban military sniper rifles. Sign the petition to demand that these guns be banned.