The Palestinian authorities need to conduct a full and impartial investigation into their police force. Protesters and demonstrators, who were protesting peacefully and are innocent citizens, have been repeatedly beaten by the police. Sign this petition and demand for its investigation.
A prominent assisted living company ignored years of citations outlining a multitude of deficiencies, ultimately leading to the death of one of its residents. Condemn the company for its callous actions and demand that it implement a plan to restore adequate care to its residents.
Pope Francis recently made a series of speeches in which he emphasized the importance of protecting the Brazilian Amazon, and pledged the support of the church to this cause. We should thank the pope for this new trend of environmental consciousness and focus within the church.
Recently, a 15-year-old girl was banned from a Massachusetts summer camp after kissing a teenage boy. She was publically humiliated, even though the boy who kissed her was high-fived by counselors. Demand that the girl receive an apology and her family be refunded the money spent on the camp.
A California waste management superintendent has recently launched a program that hires local homeless citizens to clean up litter alongside the freeway in lieu of prison labor. Sign this petition to encourage this program.
Over two million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been displaced due to the near constant ethnic and political violence. The country needs to protect its citizens from future violence and displacement.
Connecticut recently passed a law allowing public school students to opt out of animal dissections. Educational research indicates that students can learn biology just as well, if not better, from more humane methods of inquiry. Praise Connecticut’s governor for signing into law this important legislation.
The Boy Scouts of America recently announced that overweight scouts may be excluded from several of the program’s biggest events. Lift this ban so that overweight scouts may transition to healthier living without being excluded and rejected.
A recent Supreme Court decision allows corporations to spend untold amounts on political races without admitting for who or how much they are spending. A regulatory agency has the power to mandate disclosure, and America deserves to know who is backing its leaders. Please sign the petition demanding disclosure of corporate spending in politics.
A California University has been mishandling rape cases, treating them with negligence and disrespecting victims of assault. Dismantle the rape culture spreading through university campuses and preventing many victims from getting the help they need – demand proper treatment of rape cases and their victims.
A fairly new charter high school in California is facing a possible close-down due to financial mismanagement. The families involved with the school are committed to it and believe in its benefits for the students and community. Demand that this school stays open.
Shark finning kills approximately 73 million sharks each year. Commend the governor of New York for passing a law ending the shark finning trade in his state.
Federal agents raided marijuana dispensaries in a state where the dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes is legal. As a result of their actions, many cancer patients will have to go without their pain relieving drug. Please discourage the government from ignoring state law and taking action against legal dispensaries.
One of the largest coal companies in China is pumping toxic wastewater into the hills of Inner Mongolia. This practice is highly unethical and poisons the land and its creatures. Sign this petition and demand that the company act immediately to clean up this water.
The Food and Drug Administration recently issued proposals to hold food companies responsible for testing and verifying the safety of their food imports. Commend the FDA for its efforts in protecting the well-being of consumers.
The largest agricultural fair in Connecticut hosts an Elephant Encounter Show that must be canceled. The show’s owner considers the animals ‘family elephants,’ but he has been documented abusing and malnourishing them. Sign the petition to remove this show from the fair.
Chemicals released from cooking make indoor air pollution a significant threat to human health. Current ventilation standards focus more on energy use than health risks and must be improved to protect consumers from harmful chemicals. Urge the EPA to create science-based kitchen ventilation standards to reduce the threat of indoor air pollution.
With digital formats of literature on the rise, libraries are getting left behind. Publishers often set leasing prices far outside a library’s budget, which is why the American Library Association launched its new campaign, Authors for Library Ebooks. Please praise this campaign that advocates for equitable e-book access to public libraries.
Minerva Zanca, a principal at Pan American High School, recently fired two teachers after using racial slurs to reference them. Education has no space for discrimination. Zanca has discriminated against faculty more than once and it is time she be investigated and punished for her actions.
Miami is facing large budget cuts which will close almost half of its libraries as well as many of its literacy programs. Demand these cuts are not implemented and educational programs and resources are preserved.
A major pharmaceutical company has been withholding the cure for hepatitis C in an effort to increase their own profits. Demand the company stop prioritizing money over human lives and make the cure publicly available.
Fracking is dirty and dangerous and the natural gas industry is looking to expand it into our national parks and forests. We must stop these efforts by gas companies to turn our natural wilderness into a big fracking mess in their endless pursuit of profits.
Various species of intelligent, long necked, strong clawed lizards known as monitors inhabit Indonesia’s rain forests. Unfortunately, the commercial trade of exotic wildlife as pets is driving these unique animals toward extinction by depleting wild populations. Urge Indonesia to revise and enforce laws protecting monitors from overexploitation.
A man fatally shot a small dog after it nipped his toes. Sign the petition to condemn the man for killing an innocent animal out of anger, and ask police to properly punish him for his callous actions.
Secondhand smoke remains seriously dangerous to anyone around it. Demand Alaska join the ranks of the states that have already enacted statewide bans on smoking in enclosed public places.