Recent Petitions

Revoke Unethical Full-Face Veil Ban

Revoke Unethical Full-Face Veil Ban

A ban on full-face veils is in violation of the right to freedom of expression. Urge the prime minister to strike down this ban at once, as it is discriminatory and promotes violence against women.

End Animal Suffering in Research Labs

End Animal Suffering in Research Labs

Livestock are being genetically manipulated to produce more offspring to disastrous results, including life-threatening deformities and starvation. End this abuse by demanding that these inhumane experiments cease immediately.

Support Freedom of Speech in Wake of Violent Attacks

Support Freedom of Speech in Wake of Violent Attacks

Authorities are arresting and prosecuting those who have spoken offensively after the attacks on a satirical newspaper. Tell the prime minister and security forces to mind freedom of speech rights, as this right is inherent to all human beings.

Applaud Successful Tiger Conservation Program

Applaud Successful Tiger Conservation Program

India’s tiger populations have risen by 30 percent in only seven years thanks to bold conservation efforts. Applaud the country’s efforts and thank it for volunteering to help other countries follow suit.

Fight the Militarization of the Police

Fight the Militarization of the Police

A local government is trying to ban the practice of giving assault rifles, tanks, and other military gear to police forces, which has resulted in brutal crackdowns of protests across the country. Support legislation that would end this dangerous police militarization.

Success: Gill Net Ban Proposed to Save Endangered Porpoise

Success: Gill Net Ban Proposed to Save Endangered Porpoise

The vaquita porpoise is on the verge of extinction as a result of careless commercial fishing practices. Applaud government officials for fighting to save this unique species by banning dangerous gill net fishing.

Stop Comparing News to Terrorism

Stop Comparing News to Terrorism

An acclaimed news organization is a threat on par with the murderous militant organizations ISIS and Boko Haram, according to a new chief of a federal media agency. Tell the misguided chief that news agencies meant to inform the public should never be equated with terrorists.

Don’t Allow Big Oil to Exploit City’s Residents

Don’t Allow Big Oil to Exploit City’s Residents

An unsuspecting city will play host to Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling fleet without the consent of the area’s residents. Ask the local port authorities to put the issue up for debate so residents can make their voices heard.

Discourage Government Spying

Discourage Government Spying

A plan to prevent state resources from going to federal spying agencies is currently up for debate in the state legislature. Tell the governor you support resource bans for agencies that practice unconstitutional spying.

Implement Safety Guidelines for Ship Breakers

Implement Safety Guidelines for Ship Breakers

Ship breakers face terrible conditions that are incredibly dangerous to their health and the environment, though they are an integral part of the recycling of ship components once vessels are too old to operate. Demand the government implement safety guidelines for ship breaking to protect workers and the local ecosystems.

Applaud Success of Housing Initiative for the Homeless

Applaud Success of Housing Initiative for the Homeless

Utah has lowered homelessness by over 75 percent with a program designed to find and house the chronically homeless with no strings attached. Praise the initiative’s direct approach, which has proven highly successful.

Ban the Sale of Tobacco Products

Ban the Sale of Tobacco Products

Walgreens is refusing to ban tobacco products from their stores despite the example of other pharmacies. Help to urge them to follow good examples so that tobacco products and all of their negative consequences will be less prevalent in America.

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Reject Professor’s Bigoted Comments About Paris Attacks

Students and faculty at Vanderbilt University have been protesting the hateful words of a political science professor who published an op-ed in response to the recent terror attacks in Paris. Demand that the university speak out against the professor’s anti-Muslim remarks.

Don’t Block Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

Don’t Block Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

A homophobic lawmaker is trying to block same-sex marriage licenses from being issued in Texas, even if the practice is legalized. Demand that he abandon this bigoted proposal at once.

Protect Family Targeted by Paramilitaries

Protect Family Targeted by Paramilitaries

A woman fighting for justice for her murdered daughter has been threatened and harassed for over a decade, and other members of her family have been subjected to violence as well. Sign the petition and demand that Colombia investigate acts of violence against the family and punish those responsible.

Support Raising State’s Minimum Wage

Support Raising State’s Minimum Wage

New York’s cost of living is constantly on the rise, but wages are not increasing at the same pace. Support the governor’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to allow people to support themselves and their families.

Stop Cruel Farm Animal Experimentation

Stop Cruel Farm Animal Experimentation

Farm animals are suffering horrendous treatment at a government-operated research center conducting experiments on the animals to make them better yield meat and require less care. The experiments conducted by these scientists are tantamount to torture and need to be stopped. Urge the government to halt these inhumane experiments.

Don’t Leave Oil Spill Victims Stranded Without Drinking Water

Don’t Leave Oil Spill Victims Stranded Without Drinking Water

A ruptured oil pipeline spilled up to 50,000 gallons of crude into and around the Yellowstone River. Pristine wildlife habitats and drinking water for many residents may have been damaged. Until the water can be deemed safe to drink, demand that the owner of the pipeline provide clean water to all those who have been affected.

Stop Mixing Church and State at School Board Meetings

Stop Mixing Church and State at School Board Meetings

Christianity continues to be promoted at a school board’s public meetings, despite complaints from parents and legal action. Demand that the school board keep religion out of its proceedings.

Protect Whistleblowers From Facing Jail Time

Protect Whistleblowers From Facing Jail Time

The meat industry wants to criminalize undercover investigations that expose animal cruelty. Ask that this bill be struck down to prevent whistleblowers from being put in prison.

Prosecute Officers Who Beat Asylum Seekers

Prosecute Officers Who Beat Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers and migrants are routinely abused by police officers. You can stop this gross injustice by signing this petition and urging the mayor of the city to investigate and prosecute officers responsible for inflicting harm upon another human being.

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Reject Massive Coal Mine

A gigantic coal mine was approved without evaluating the impact of carbon emissions. Take action to revoke the approval of this invasive and destructive coal mining operation.

Release Asha the Elephant from Solitary Confinement

Release Asha the Elephant from Solitary Confinement

Asha the elephant has been kept without companionship for nearly a decade and subjected to inhumane bull-hook training. Demand Asha be released from an abusive zoo and handed over to an animal sanctuary.

Success: Mittens Donated for Burned Koalas

Success: Mittens Donated for Burned Koalas

The donation of koala mittens were such a big success that the International Fund for Animal Welfare has decided to ask the public to donate handmade pouches for misplaced baby wallabies and kangaroos this time. Sign this petition and applaud the success of koala mittens.

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Applaud Protection of Threatened Bird Species

An invasive copper mine would have contaminated the water supply and destroyed the threatened yellow-billed cuckoo’s habitat. Thank the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for rejecting the copper mine’s operation in this sensitive national forest.