Recent Petitions

Demand Palestinian Authorities Conduct Investigation into Police Brutality

Demand Palestinian Authorities Conduct Investigation into Police Brutality

The Palestinian authorities need to conduct a full and impartial investigation into their police force. Protesters and demonstrators, who were protesting peacefully and are innocent citizens, have been repeatedly beaten by the police. Sign this petition and demand for its investigation.

Condemn Assisted Living Company for Years of Neglect

Condemn Assisted Living Company for Years of Neglect

A prominent assisted living company ignored years of citations outlining a multitude of deficiencies, ultimately leading to the death of one of its residents. Condemn the company for its callous actions and demand that it implement a plan to restore adequate care to its residents.

Applaud Vatican’s Rainforest Conservation Efforts

Applaud Vatican’s Rainforest Conservation Efforts

Pope Francis recently made a series of speeches in which he emphasized the importance of protecting the Brazilian Amazon, and pledged the support of the church to this cause. We should thank the pope for this new trend of environmental consciousness and focus within the church.

Demand Justice for Girl Banned from Summer Camp for Kissing Boy

Demand Justice for Girl Banned from Summer Camp for Kissing Boy

Recently, a 15-year-old girl was banned from a Massachusetts summer camp after kissing a teenage boy. She was publically humiliated, even though the boy who kissed her was high-fived by counselors. Demand that the girl receive an apology and her family be refunded the money spent on the camp.

Commend City for Hiring Homeless to Clean Freeways

Commend City for Hiring Homeless to Clean Freeways

A California waste management superintendent has recently launched a program that hires local homeless citizens to clean up litter alongside the freeway in lieu of prison labor. Sign this petition to encourage this program.

Stop the Displacement of Citizens in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Stop the Displacement of Citizens in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Over two million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been displaced due to the near constant ethnic and political violence. The country needs to protect its citizens from future violence and displacement.

Praise Governor for Letting Students Opt Out of Animal Dissections

Praise Governor for Letting Students Opt Out of Animal Dissections

Connecticut recently passed a law allowing public school students to opt out of animal dissections. Educational research indicates that students can learn biology just as well, if not better, from more humane methods of inquiry. Praise Connecticut’s governor for signing into law this important legislation.

Urge the Boy Scouts of America to Accommodate Obese Children

The Boy Scouts of America recently announced that overweight scouts may be excluded from several of the program’s biggest events. Lift this ban so that overweight scouts may transition to healthier living without being excluded and rejected.

Demand Disclosure of Corporate Spending in Politics

Demand Disclosure of Corporate Spending in Politics

A recent Supreme Court decision allows corporations to spend untold amounts on political races without admitting for who or how much they are spending. A regulatory agency has the power to mandate disclosure, and America deserves to know who is backing its leaders. Please sign the petition demanding disclosure of corporate spending in politics.

Condemn University for Mistreatment of Rape Victims

Condemn University for Mistreatment of Rape Victims

A California University has been mishandling rape cases, treating them with negligence and disrespecting victims of assault. Dismantle the rape culture spreading through university campuses and preventing many victims from getting the help they need – demand proper treatment of rape cases and their victims.

Support Variety in High School Education

Support Variety in High School Education

A fairly new charter high school in California is facing a possible close-down due to financial mismanagement. The families involved with the school are committed to it and believe in its benefits for the students and community. Demand that this school stays open.

Commend Governor for Ending Shark Fin Trade

Shark finning kills approximately 73 million sharks each year. Commend the governor of New York for passing a law ending the shark finning trade in his state.

Stop Raiding Pot Dispensaries in Legal States

Stop Raiding Pot Dispensaries in Legal States

Federal agents raided marijuana dispensaries in a state where the dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes is legal. As a result of their actions, many cancer patients will have to go without their pain relieving drug. Please discourage the government from ignoring state law and taking action against legal dispensaries.

Demand Chinese Coal Company Stop Releasing Toxic Water

Demand Chinese Coal Company Stop Releasing Toxic Water

One of the largest coal companies in China is pumping toxic wastewater into the hills of Inner Mongolia. This practice is highly unethical and poisons the land and its creatures. Sign this petition and demand that the company act immediately to clean up this water.

Commend FDA for Proposing New Safety Rules for Food Imports

Commend FDA for Proposing New Safety Rules for Food Imports

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued proposals to hold food companies responsible for testing and verifying the safety of their food imports. Commend the FDA for its efforts in protecting the well-being of consumers.

Cancel Elephant Show at Fair

Cancel Elephant Show at Fair

The largest agricultural fair in Connecticut hosts an Elephant Encounter Show that must be canceled. The show’s owner considers the animals ‘family elephants,’ but he has been documented abusing and malnourishing them. Sign the petition to remove this show from the fair.

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Reduce Indoor Air Pollution in Kitchens

Chemicals released from cooking make indoor air pollution a significant threat to human health. Current ventilation standards focus more on energy use than health risks and must be improved to protect consumers from harmful chemicals. Urge the EPA to create science-based kitchen ventilation standards to reduce the threat of indoor air pollution.

Commend Campaign for Bringing E-Books to Libraries

Commend Campaign for Bringing E-Books to Libraries

With digital formats of literature on the rise, libraries are getting left behind. Publishers often set leasing prices far outside a library’s budget, which is why the American Library Association launched its new campaign, Authors for Library Ebooks. Please praise this campaign that advocates for equitable e-book access to public libraries.

Reprimand Principal for Racist Remarks

Reprimand Principal for Racist Remarks

Minerva Zanca, a principal at Pan American High School, recently fired two teachers after using racial slurs to reference them. Education has no space for discrimination. Zanca has discriminated against faculty more than once and it is time she be investigated and punished for her actions.

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Protest Proposed Library Closures

Miami is facing large budget cuts which will close almost half of its libraries as well as many of its literacy programs. Demand these cuts are not implemented and educational programs and resources are preserved.

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Demand Company Stop Withholding the Cure for Hepatitis C

A major pharmaceutical company has been withholding the cure for hepatitis C in an effort to increase their own profits. Demand the company stop prioritizing money over human lives and make the cure publicly available.

Protect Our National Parks and Forests from Fracking

Protect Our National Parks and Forests from Fracking

Fracking is dirty and dangerous and the natural gas industry is looking to expand it into our national parks and forests. We must stop these efforts by gas companies to turn our natural wilderness into a big fracking mess in their endless pursuit of profits.

Save Indonesian Monitor Lizards from Exotic Pet Trade

Save Indonesian Monitor Lizards from Exotic Pet Trade

Various species of intelligent, long necked, strong clawed lizards known as monitors inhabit Indonesia’s rain forests. Unfortunately, the commercial trade of exotic wildlife as pets is driving these unique animals toward extinction by depleting wild populations. Urge Indonesia to revise and enforce laws protecting monitors from overexploitation.

Condemn Man for Shooting Dog

Condemn Man for Shooting Dog

A man fatally shot a small dog after it nipped his toes. Sign the petition to condemn the man for killing an innocent animal out of anger, and ask police to properly punish him for his callous actions.

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Demand Smoke-Free Air

Secondhand smoke remains seriously dangerous to anyone around it. Demand Alaska join the ranks of the states that have already enacted statewide bans on smoking in enclosed public places.