Missouri is considering reintroducing gas chambers for human executions. Sign the petition to stop this inhumane method from being used.
The Wisconsin public recently voted to protect wolves from trophy hunters and trappers, yet legislators approved an increase in the wolf hunting quota. Commend Wisconsin citizens for sticking up for wolves, and tell them to elect new officials who prioritize protecting wolves.
A Russian opposition leader is being accused of embezzlement, but the prosecution has presented no evidence linking the man to the crime. The Russian political activist believes his trial is politically motivated, and he may be right. Sign this petition if you agree that without evidence, his charges should be dropped.
RadioShack recently fired an employee who had received numerous compliments for his exemplary customer service because he did not meet his sales quota. Tell RadioShack to stop focusing on the bottom line and change its firing policy.
The George W. Bush Institute has worked hard to help women in many areas of the world become stronger and more successful, teaching skills such as exchanging expertise, advocating for social stability, and developing strong leadership skills. Thank the George W. Bush Institute for improving the lives of women internationally.
Cancer causing chemicals can be found in many cosmetic products sold at Macy’s. Parabens found in these products have been found in many human breast tumors. Tell Macy’s to rid its stores of harmful cosmetics.
An upcoming science fiction film is an adaptation of a novel by author Orson Scott Card. Card has long been notorious for vicious and extremist anti-gay statements. Take a stand for gay rights and pledge to boycott the upcoming film.
A 13-year-old girl died in Egypt after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) at a clinic at her father’s urging. Tell the Minister of Justice that the girl’s father and doctor must be charged with FGM and manslaughter, and to prosecute FGM for the serious crime it is.
Prisoners in California are preparing to begin their second hunger strike to protest the unacceptable conditions of solitary confinement in their state. These prisoners are asking for five basic requests and because all humans deserve basic decency, these prisoners deserve our support.
The Contra Costa library system is creating a new strategic plan for its libraries, but it is unknown whether the afternoon storytelling program for young children will be maintained. Help Urge the Contra Costa libraries to continue running the Storytime program so that kids can learn to appreciate literature from a young age.
A woman is storing old tires to use them as planters, and town officials are punishing her with a fine and possible jail time. Recycling tires into flowerbeds is an innovative idea, helping the town reduce waste. Urge town officials to drop all charges against her.
Energy companies are trying to push the Obama administration to reject a new rule that would require them to reveal their methods of calculating greenhouse gas emissions. Tell President Obama to stand up to the oil companies and make greenhouse gas inventories more transparent.
Illegal wildlife trafficking threatens many species with extinction and endangers communities with associated economic and social instability. Sign this petition to praise President Barack Obama for pledging financial support and issuing a tenable strategy to protect wildlife from criminal hunting.
A spa worker was fired recently for declining a ‘Brazilian’ wax by her co-workers. This painful procedure would have required the worker to expose herself, and requiring it as a necessity for employment is a violation of human rights. Demand the spa worker be compensated for her unjustified termination.
The state of Montana recently passed a landmark bill that will allow the Fourth Amendment to catch up with technology. Under the new law, police will be required to obtain probable-cause warrants before tracking suspects with cell phones, GPS devices, and the like. Commend the state’s legislature for signing this important bill into law and leading the way for the rest of the country.
During recent public demonstrations in Egypt, swarms of sexual predators descended upon female activists to abuse, assault, and rape them. These men were fully organized in their attempts to silence and marginalize Egyptian women. Sign this petition to support the victims and prevent attacks like these from ever happening.
People across the country are fasting in opposition to mass deportations created by the Obama administration’s immigration reform. Sign this petition and support their efforts to stop deportations.
Greynolds Park is one of the few remaining natural reprieves from the concrete and steel coating the rest of North Miami, Florida. Its ability to act as a getaway from the bustling city is being threatened by high-rise condo developments that will tower over the park. Sign this petition and demand that Greynolds Park be sheltered from this excessive development.
A Nevada police department recently broke into a house to gain a ‘tactical advantage’ for a domestic violence call elsewhere in the neighborhood. The officers assaulted the inhabitant and charged him with ‘obstructing an officer.’ Condemn this police department for its brutal actions.
Five years after the worst financial and economic crisis since the Great Depression, Congress and federal regulators are delayed enforcement of new banking laws. Their unwillingness to hold the financial sector accountable puts all Americans at risk of another meltdown. Demand that the Federal Reserve implement and uphold essential regulations as required by law.
An urban food forest in Seattle containing hundreds of types of edible plants will be soon be available for public picking. Sign this petition commending the creators of this food forest for creating a model of community-supported and sustainable food.
A student was given a failing grade for objecting to performing a piece by an artist with racially discriminatory views. Demand that he is given credit for the course along with a passing grade, and urge the university to include protections for students’ conscientious objections.
Against a backdrop of tar sands in Canada, native elders led native and non-native activists through a walk that prayed for the healing of the land and its people. The tar sands industry destroys the environment and pollutes waterways, and is unfortunately underway for expansion. Please commend the Healing Walk activists for bringing attention to this dangerous extraction and its consequences.
The Sudanese parliament recently approved a measure allowing civilians to be tried in military courts. This is a direct violation of these civilians’ right to a fair public trial, and leaves open large opportunities for bias when deciding cases. The president of Sudan must be convinced not to sign this measure into law.
President Obama announced an initiative to significantly expand electricity access in Africa. Sign this petition to demand that this much-needed energy reform be based on renewable energy and not dirty fossil fuels.