Lumber companies are attempting to commercialize genetically engineered trees, which would devastate the environment and disrupt the natural balance of native ecosystems. Tell the USDA to stop GE trees before it’s too late.
Around the world, children trapped in poverty are suffering from lack of access to education, medical care, and other basic human rights. Help end global poverty and protect children.
A candidate for governor recently experienced life as a homeless person in an effort to increase understanding of the issue. Homeless people are highly disadvantaged and benefit greatly from compassion and representation. Thank the candidate for doing his part.
Hundreds of thousands of American girls and women have suffered from or are at risk of female genital mutilation. Praise the Obama administration for taking major steps to address this issue.
A dam breach at a copper mine deep in pristine forests has wreaked devastation on area watersheds. Officials continue to downplay the tragedy. Stand with indigenous tribes in demanding answers, and call for stricter regulations to prevent future environmental disasters.
A Pennsylvania man injected a kitten with heroin before severely beating and torturing it. Commend the officer who arrested this man on animal cruelty charges and rescued the kitten from certain death.
Countries with serious health issues have been spending funds intended for healthcare initiatives on lavish endeavors. Ask the World Health Organization to pressure these countries to prioritize the health of their citizens.
Australia has banned importation of cat and dog furs but it still imports fur from China, where it is common practice to kill domestic animals for furs. Tell Australia to ban the import of Chinese pelts and help prevent cruel treatment of animals on China’s fur farms.
A Presbyterian Church has defied federal laws by offering sanctuary to undocumented workers, protecting these individuals and their families from unfair deportation. Thank the church for its unyielding support of human rights.
A critically endangered marine mammal is threatened with extinction by plans to build a new U.S. military airstrip. Urge the military to reconsider this misguided project and save these gentle animals from disappearing.
Create and enforce stronger laws preventing animal abuse and cruelty. Lenient punishments are not a deterrent against dog fighters and people who mistreat animals. Take a stand against animal cruelty now.
Kentucky State University President Raymond Burse recently decided to take a pay cut to increase the wages of the low-waged employees. Praise this official for his generous and influential actions.
A former NBA star is trying to save the rhinos and elephants of Africa by promoting awareness and educating the Chinese people about the animals’ plight. He should be thanked for his efforts, as these animals can only be saved by the efforts of well meaning human beings.
Stand up against police brutality and unlawful killings. Law enforcement officials who elude prosecution are only encouraged to continue abusing human rights. End police corruption before it’s too late.
A prominent lawmaker has called for the impeachment of the Attorney General, despite lacking any evidence of wrongdoing. Such a course of action would be an utter waste of time and effort. Urge the lawmaker to stop demanding impeachment.
Five bears are forced to live in a barren concrete pit, with little protection from the elements or space to roam. They are sustained mainly on scraps of hard bread tossed at them by leering tourists. Call for the immediate closure of this cruel attraction.
A circus elephant is believed to have been mercilessly beaten by her trainers, resulting in deep, painful lacerations. Urge government officials to investigate the infamously abusive circus and save the elephant from further torture.
A newly remodeled racetrack’s slippery surface has claimed the lives of six horses. While modifications to the track have been made, horses are still in danger of deadly injuries. Urge the track’s owner to cease racing until the track can be made safe.
An inhumane circus has been fined and permanently shut down following a government investigation. Praise the Mexican government for saving the lives of these tortured animals and relocating them to a sanctuary.
Employers may soon be required to provide employees with 12 weeks of paid parenting leave, thanks to new legislation. Currently, only a tiny percentage of the United States work force is granted any paid leave. Tell Senate to support families by passing this important legislation.
IKEA recently agreed to add vegetarian meatballs to its menu. While this is an admirable change, it ignores vegan customers and fails to reduce farm animal cruelty. Tell IKEA to accommodate a wider range of patrons and protect animals from abuse by providing vegan meal options.
A fashion store has finally hired its first-ever female member of the board of directors. Thank the interim CEO for taking this step toward hiring more women and minorities, end encourage the company to continue increasing diversity.
Water contamination has reached dangerous levels in several states due to toxic fracking, however, the EPA has ceased its investigations to appease oil and gas companies. Tell the EPA to stop promoting corporate interests and protect people and the environment from dangerous fracking practices.
Farmers who admitted to killing strawberry pickers, after the workers demanded compensation for their work, were shockingly acquitted of their crimes. Demand that they be held accountable for their horrendous actions.
A ‘hunters’ rights’ group has proposed a three day unregulated wolf-killing derby to be held as an annual competition with cash prizes on public land. Tell the Bureau of Land Management to reject this unethical and anti-scientific slaughter.