Misogyny has no place in good government, but a Brazilian congressman recently made sexist and hateful comments on the floor of the national legislature, later bragging about it on Twitter. Tell him to publicly apologize for his words.
Gas chambers are a brutal and inhumane way to euthanize animals in animal shelters. Sign this petition and applaud the ban on gas chambers in North Carolina.
Circus elephants are routinely subjected to painful punishments like being prodded and stabbed with inhumane ‘bullhooks.’ Thank Oakland for taking action to ban this cruel practice.
Congress uses harmful riders to add corporate pandering and benefit cuts to necessary bills on a regular basis. Sign here to tell the government that this undemocratic process needs to stop.
The civil rights of countless citizens are now at risk, in a city where an anti-discrimination ordinance was recently repealed. Urge Fayetteville, Arkansas to reinstate protections against discrimination.
Tuition increases in the University of California system are planned for as soon as next fall. With the cost of higher education unbelievably high already, action must be taken to provide education at a fair price and ensure that students graduate without unmanageable debt.
A white Baltimore police officer violently assaulted an unarmed, innocent black woman for recording an instance of police brutality. Please sign to hold this officers accountable and obtain justice for the victim.
A racist pro-rape web series that depicts border patrol agents raping and abusing Latina migrant women is now airing online courtesy of a porn conglomerate. Tell them to stop trivializing the horrific reality that these women face every day.
A prominent Christian university has come under fire following an investigation that revealed a history of grossly mishandling sexual assault cases. Demand that the university take immediate steps to remedy its horrible policies.
Venezuelan beauty queen schools are encouraging young girls to undergo dangerous procedures to achieve a beauty pageant look. Stop these schools from pushing the girls to do anything they can to achieve beauty pageant standards.
There are no more than 300 wild wolverines left in the United States. Help make the trapping and poisoning of wolverines illegal, and secure a brighter future for these rapidly dwindling animals.
A prominent right-wing lobbying firm recently called for a constitutional amendment mandating that people can only identify as the gender they were assigned at birth. Demand the organization drop all plans to pursue such a bigoted amendment.
An innocent man was shot dead in his own home by police during a no-knock drug raid. Demand a federal investigation of the case as well as a review of when and why no-knock warrants should be executed.
A bigoted fundamentalist preacher has recently come under fire for calling for the deaths of all gay people. Condemn this hateful man for his ignorance and bigotry.
Discrimination based on religion might soon be legal in Michigan. The new law will impact mainly LGBTQ populations, who can now be legally discriminated against in health, education, employment, and access to services. Please take action to prevent this law from going into effect.
The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting gender equality in education has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Thank the Norwegian Nobel Committee for awarding the prize to Malala Yousafzai.
The first ever woman of color has been nominated for the Best Director Golden Globe. Join us in congratulating her for her achievement and for helping our society move one step closer to a fair and equal representation of women of color in the media.
Six major school districts are saying no to antibiotic-fed chickens in their cafeterias in favor of students’ health. Support this important initiative against antibiotic abuse.
Women and girls with disabilities in India face grave abuses and discrimination. Sign the petition to support reformation of laws that force institutionalization on people with disabilities.
Civilians can now be sentenced up to four years in prison for recording conversations with police officers. Urge the governor of Illinois to revoke this unjust law immediately, as it gives police even more power over civilians.
Five bears are being held prisoner in a concrete pit by a store owner. Urge the owner to stop abusing these animals and release them to a sanctuary where they can live better lives.
Greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise in Canada due to inadequate regulation of the oil and gas sector. Demand that the government make the necessary policy changes to ensure that its emission reduction goals are met.
An oil giant is trying to lessen its reparations payments to those it negatively affected in the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Sign to commend the Supreme Court for denying the company’s request and demanding corporate accountability.
An officer involved in two violent assaults and the unprovoked shooting death of a civilian has been fired from his job as a police officer. Applaud the termination of this violent and abusive officer.
Horse-drawn carriage rides could be banned in New York City by 2016 if new legislation passes a vote. Ask lawmakers to show their support for the bill, which would eliminate the cruel and outdated overworking of horses.