A vitamin that helps prevent fatal diseases and birth defects could soon be privatized by big drug companies, endangering consumer health. Help make life-saving nutritional supplements accessible for everyone.
Married LGBT United Nations employees will now receive the same marriage benefits as heterosexual couples thanks to a new policy. Applaud the UN for furthering the cause of equality in the workplace.
A new film used innovative technology rather than animal actors to create a summer blockbuster that raises awareness about animal welfare issues. Thank the film’s director for helping to end animal abuse in entertainment.
Tens of thousands of baby and adult seals are brutally beaten and killed each year during Canada’s seal hunt. Demand that the slaughter be canceled this year in order to preserve declining seal populations.
A restaurant continues to display live animals atop metal trailers, limiting their access to water and dangerously restricting their movement. Demand that the restaurant’s owner treat these animals with respect and cease this inhumane practice.
Local municipalities want the power to clean their own rivers to control floods and are trying to give themselves the autonomy to do so. Support them in their efforts today.
Chicago Public Schools will now give all students free meals, regardless of family income. This is a fantastic move to end childhood hunger and low-income stigmatization. Thank Chicago for ensuring that every student receives a nutritious meal.
Every year hundreds of thousands of disease ridden, sickly and dying puppies are shipped to the United States from foreign, unregulated puppy mills. Sign the petition to put a stop to this inhumane activity now.
A man has been charged with animal cruelty after he admitted to killing 15 shelter cats, which he later cooked and ate. Denounce him for deceiving animal shelters, and his blatant disregard for animal companions.
A few senators are trying to override the recent Supreme Court ruling against women’s contraceptive rights. Thank these senators for their hard work in protecting women’s health from sexist, religious corporations.
Federal officials plan to appeal the decision to transfer an ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner from federal prison to a provincial jail. Demand that the appeal is withdrawn in the interest of allowing a quicker release for the prisoner, who should have been tried as a youth.
Wastewater from pickling vats can contaminate groundwater and seep into nearby wetlands, creating a breeding ground for mosquitoes and threatening the local water supply. Urge U.S. pickle manufacturers to utilize new technology to make the pickling process less harmful to the environment.
Citizens have a right to privacy and to freedom from government surveillance. Show that you stand against government spying and the assault on our civil liberties.
Shooting live pigeons out of the air after launching them from spring-loaded boxes is a hideously cruel but still legal sport. Call on elected officials to immediately ban this horrific practice.
A North Carolina energy giant is responsible for deliberately poisoning another state waterway with highly toxic coal ash. Sign the petition to urge the company to clean up its act immediately.
The livelihoods of a California town’s small-scale fishermen have been threatened due to the existence of corporate fisheries. In response, they formed a nonprofit that supports local fishermen. Commend these fishermen for working together to preserve local, sustainable fisheries.
Manufacturers are being required to assess the health risks of their antibacterial products by forcing lab animals to ingest harmful chemicals. Urge health officials to cancel the testing of these products that have not been proven to work.
An apartment management company has stopped using inhumane bird traps to capture pigeons after multiple complaints from passersby and animal rights groups. Thank the company for valuing the lives of these pigeons and for sparing them from unjust torture.
Out-of-pocket costs for maternity care in the United States have more than tripled in the past two decades, leaving new mothers with the stress of a new child and an exorbitant bill. Urge officials to mandate a cap on maternity care costs so that this vital and natural process is affordable for all women.
The new investigation into a terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate is unlikely to uncover any additional information, yet will cost taxpayers millions. Call on congressional leaders to shut down this unnecessary investigation.
An outdated Moroccan penal code makes it legal to criminalize homosexual acts between consenting adults. Sign the petition to urge the Moroccan government to abolish this discriminatory law.
Fox News recently had an anti-feminist guest on its morning show in a segment that directly attacked women and feminists. The guest claimed that women should focus on pleasing their husbands instead of working on their careers. Denounce Fox News for airing such ludicrous and sexist statements.
Recent shut-offs in Detroit have left thousands of residents without access to water, a clear human rights violation. Sign the petition and urge President Obama to work with the appropriate authorities to resolve the crisis.
Four men have been jailed for participating in homosexual acts with other consenting adults. Tell the government that it has no right to punish someone based on their sexual orientation and demand that these men be released immediately.
A boat full of Sri Lankan refugees was recently sent back to their home country after being denied refugee status in Australia. Demand that Australia review their asylum policies and accept refugees once more.