A bill recently introduced into the House of Representatives will prohibit the interstate sale of primates. Show your support for this legislation to end the cruel imprisonment of primates, who are some of the most intelligent animals in the world.
Major financial institutions are using private databases to receive information about potential clients’ financial mistakes. As a result, these individuals, mostly from low-income brackets, are being denied the ability to open accounts at these institutions. Tell the Federal Trade Commission to put a stop to the misuse of data mining by the big banks.
A young man was recently shot nine times and then tasered by a Toronto police officer. Hundreds of people subsequently flocked to the streets to protest the excessive force used, as well as the greater incidences of excessive police brutality. Condemn Toronto’s police brutality and support this man’s family through these difficult times.
A longtime environmentalist and actor recently introduced a novel way of reconstituting wheat straw waste to make paper. Praise him for his ardent anti-deforestation efforts.
An elderly court clerk was fired from her job after helping to find evidence proving a defendant’s innocence. Sign the petition to commend her sacrifice in the name of justice.
Up until recently, people with mental disabilities in New York were restricted to living in institutional homes. They now have the right to transition to live independently in newly approved subsidized housing complete with medical and social services. Please show your support of this major reform of New York’s mental healthcare system.
Colombia has just become the first country in the Americas to eliminate river blindness. Sign the petition to commend Colombia for its commitment and dedication that allowed for the elimination of this parasitic disease.
The Gangetic river dolphin and the gharial are two rare and beautiful animals inhabiting the Yamuna River of India. Unfortunately, these species are critically endangered of extinction due to poor river management. Please sign this petition to employ an action plan to save the wildlife of the Yamuna River.
The Pennsylvania State Health Department has recently sued a county clerk’s decision to issue marriage licenses to both homosexual and heterosexual couples. Please sign this petition to condemn this attack on marriage equality and show support for the clerk’s push for the advancement of human rights.
A decade after such laws were declared unconstitutional, 13 states still have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex relations. These laws are used by law enforcement to terrorize the gay community, as recently demonstrated in Louisiana, where the Baton Rouge Sheriff’s department has been forced to apologize for the arrests of dozens of gay men. Please ask the United States Department of Justice to make sure that law enforcement stops enforcing these unconstitutional laws and persecuting gay Americans.
An Ohio bank wrongfully seized a woman’s house and property, and refuses to compensate her. Demand the bank take responsibility and repay her.
A rash of politically motivated killings have many Libyans afraid to speak their minds. The Libyan government should investigate these murders and bring those responsible to justice as quickly as possible, so as to protect the freedom of speech of the Libyan people.
Unmonitored kitchens onboard a luxury liner led to the discovery of disgusting conditions and a coverup comparable to Watergate. Urge Silversea Cruise Lines to make immediate changes to its dining regulatory practices.
The state of Missouri currently has no clear laws on surrogacy, resulting in couples being forced to leave the state in order to use a surrogate. Demand Missouri change its laws so that surrogacy is clearly legal and parental rights are given to the biological parents.
So far only two states have passed laws that require labeling of genetically modified organisms in food. To ensure a wider support for the cause, urge New Jersey to require GMO labeling as well.
As consumers lose confidence in our faulty industrial food system, the demand for safe and natural food through private transactions has risen. However, federal regulators are working to restrict the growing ‘farm to table’ movement that allows small farmers to sell their products directly to consumers. Demand recognition of private food transactions to protect the rights of farmers and freedom of consumers in making responsible and personalized food choices.
Congressman Steve King of Iowa recently said that out of undocumented immigrants brought to the US at a young age, there are 100 drug mules for every valedictorian. Without any evidence for this claim, King is simply trying to score political points with inflammatory fabrications. Denounce his lies and demand that he apologize.
Recently, an oil and gas company received initial approval to build 33 new oil and gas wells near an elementary school. Officials have argued that the pace of drilling in the region is too great and further inquiry must be made to determine whether these practices are safe. Demand that plans to drill near the school are not finalized.
Bolivia is the exclusive home to some of the world’s most unique animal species, but destructive ranching and deforestation threaten to make them extinct. Save critically endangered species in threatened areas of Bolivia with effective law enforcement.
Government officials are planning to poison native prairie dogs to keep them out of neighboring properties, billing the taxpayers for the cost. Meanwhile, animal rights groups have offered to relocate them to safe lands for free. Stop killing important wildlife species on the taxpayer’s tab.
Evidence has come out supporting allegations that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party artificially inflated the votes that their officials received in this year’s elections. Urge the Cambodian government to allow a United Nations-centered commission to investigate this fraud, and restore democracy in Cambodia.
Before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Congress made a promise to pay for the down payments of low-income renters using profits from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That promise has been unfulfilled even as the companies recently made $50 billion in profit. Tell Congress to make Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pay Americans back.
To the dismay of many touched by the tragic events in Boston, the Rolling Stone magazine has featured the Marathon bombings suspect on a cover of a recent issue. While Tsarnaev has been treated to nationwide publicity, Richard ‘Dick’ Dononue Jr., a police officer who almost died in the confrontation with the bombing suspect, has not had his share of the spotlight. Encourage Rolling Stone Magazine to celebrate the courage of the Boston area police in the face of terror by featuring Richard ‘Dick’ Donohue Jr. on the cover of a future issue.
Strong conservation action in Nepal has increased the amount of endangered Bengal Royal tigers in its forests. Sign this petition to thank Nepal and the World Wildlife Fund for pledging to maintain the protection of tigers by implementing anti-poaching programs and engaging villagers in conservation.
A major palm oil producer in Malaysia is guilty of forcing child labor, withholding pay, and physically beating workers. Despite such human rights abuses, the company’s oil is ‘certified sustainable.’ Urge the suspension of certification for producers violating human rights standards.