After his recent arrest for smoking crack, a mayor’s long list of misdeeds have come to light. These include homophobic insults, racial slurs, and an abuse of power for his personal gain. Demand this mayor immediately step down from office.
A controversial new law allows New York City police officers to detain and search any person without a warrant, simply on the basis of suspicion. This policy violates the fundamental rights of citizens, and its implementation has been racially biased. Tell the U.S. Department of Justice to repeal this law and protect our civil rights.
Hawaii property owners and tenants can now negotiate contracts to allow a household pet to live with them. This greatly reduces the chances of pets being surrendered to shelters or abandoned due to housing issues, and keeps pets with their owners. Commend Hawaii’s governor for passing this law.
Right now, corporations don’t have to tell you how much they pay their CEOs, as compared to the salary of a typical employee. Help change this by supporting corporate accountability.
Nearly one million birds are accidentally dropped alive into boiling water at slaughter houses across the nation, because assembly lines are so fast that workers are unable to verify whether all birds are deceased before dropping them into the vat. However, a new rule proposal would speed up lines even more. Say no to increasing the number of animals suffering these cruel deaths.
What does it say about our society when those who are supposed to serve and protect us begin looking for ways to trick people into fines and prison sentences? Tell the Justice Department to set and enforce stricter codes of conduct to prevent the controversial practice of police entrapment.
A new machine has been created that recycles and reuses entire shoes. Previously, billions of shoes were being dumped in landfills each year. Applaud the research team responsible for making our everyday footwear more sustainable for the earth.
Swamp rabbits, one of the only rabbit species to regularly swim underwater, are threatened by construction of a giant levee in their wetland home. Demand that this project be cancelled, and stop the destruction of this fascinating rabbit’s habitat.
Bengal tigers are a critically endangered species, in great need of help.Two ten year old boys from India are taking time after school to raise awareness and funds for tiger conservation. Thank these young boys for their ambitious endeavors to save this regal animal.
A city in Peru has become the first in the country to ban bullfighting, and has recently demolished their bullfighting ring as a final sign of distaste for the bloodsport. Thank the mayor for reducing the number of bulls maimed and killed for entertainment.
National Novel Writing Month is an international movement that encourages people to write a novel in the span of one month. Sign this petition to support this type of creative outlet.
Congress has allowed expanded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits to expire, despite the fact that the economy is in no better condition for middle and low income Americans than it was when the expansion was implemented. Demand that Congress reinstate all funds to this important program.
Capital punishment is too permanent to be trusted in the hands of state courts. Many innocent people in the U.S. have been executed for crimes they did not commit. Help ensure this never happens again by demanding an end to Colorado’s death penalty.
A Russian political activist, who was arrested after a peaceful political display, mysteriously disappeared during an alleged transfer between prisons. Her family, including her husband and young son, have not heard from her in over ten days. Demand that all information about this brave young activist be released to her family.
Alberta’s industrial heartland has become known as ‘Cancer Alley,’ due to the cancer-causing chemicals that are emitted there every day. These chemicals threaten citizens in surrounding communities as well as the environment. Demand a plan to end emissions of deadly chemicals.
A proposed law in Egypt would give the police the right to not only disperse protests, but ban them as well. This law would curtail the people’s right to freedom of speech and assembly. Urge Egypt’s president to reconsider the legislation.
The Malaysian government recently arrested peaceful protesters who were opposing the demolition of a historic village. Police brutality is alleged during the arrests. Demand the immediate release of these activists.
Bahrain was once home to the world’s largest collection of prehistoric burial mounds, with over 76,000 mounds dating back to 2050 BC. However, almost all of these mounds have been demolished to make room for causeways and residences. Save the remaining ancient sites to preserve Bahrain’s national treasures for future generations.
Three countries have barred the creation of an ocean reserve in the Antarctic. Wildlife depends upon these waters and it is crucial that our oceans are protected. Sign this petition and urge these countries to change their minds.
The current infrastructure of the arts and entertainment industry makes it difficult for new faces to express themselves. A new and accessible platform allowing artists to band forces and multiply their creative power has been launched – sign this petition in support of uncommercialized creative expression.
The Food and Drug Administration recently proposed new rules to reduce harmful contaminants in pet food. This is the first time the agency has addressed pet food safety. Urge regulators to continue taking action to prevent the thousands of cases of animal illness and death caused by pet food contamination.
A woman was fired from her job at a Christian nonprofit for failing to reconcile her crumbling marriage. Her termination was blatantly sexist, as two male colleagues were allowed to divorce without any repercussion. Urge this prejudiced organization to give this woman her wages and benefits and fully compensate her for her suffering.
New Caledonia, one of the world’s most biodiverse places, was recently found to be home to over a dozen new species of plants and animals. Unfortunately, their forests are at risk of becoming a thing of the past. Demand that conservation measures be implemented immediately to ensure the survival of forests on these islands.
Members of Congress are trying to pass a bill giving far-reaching, unconstitutional authority to intelligence agencies. President Obama’s administration has expressed opposition to this bill in the past. Urge the President to make good on his commitment, and veto invasive cyber-security bills.
A team of firefighters recently resuscitated and saved the lives of two unconscious puppies found in a burning building. Thank them for their heroism and compassion.