Carbon emissions from the aviation industry are significantly contributing to global climate change. Support an international policy to reduce these carbon emissions.
A public school in Queens, NY recently became the first in the nation to implement a permanent, all-vegetarian lunchroom menu. Support this school in making healthy choices on behalf of its students.
The mayor of Osaka, Japan recently denied that women during World War II had been forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese military. He then went on to say that these women had been ‘necessary’ for the morale of the troops. Demand that he apologize for these extremely insensitive comments.
Mega dams threaten to destroy precious portions of the Amazon Rainforest. Protect the natural resources of the Amazon Rainforest and preserve the rights of indigenous people. Stop the construction of dams in the Amazon River.
A mother dog and her puppy were recently tied into a pillowcase thrown off of a bridge in Alabama. The man responsible for this crime must be found and punished for this severe act of animal cruelty.
Recent Congressional efforts to monitor and regulate Internet data have been met with bipartisan outrage. Opponents demand increased protections and guarantees of privacy. Last week, a bill was introduced demanding that mobile app developers increase transparency and get permission for any personal data collection and dissemination. Applaud this timely and sensible effort to protect Americans’ privacy.
The Archbishop of Newark promised to protect youth groups from a priest who had been forbidden from interacting with children following sexual abuse charges. However, this priest still managed to go on weekend retreats with youth groups without any supervision. Sign this petition to reprimand the Archbishop for his failure to protect the community.
Reducing widespread use and abuse of dangerous illicit substances remains a major policy concern of all countries. Many pursue ineffective incarceration as a solution, but rehabilitation, job and skill training, and social reintegration are rarely components of policies seeking to address these problems. Applaud Brazil’s ambitious approaches to rehabilitation and encourage other cities, states, and nations to follow suit.
A California hospital recently announced that it will stop providing elective abortions. The hospital’s CEO denies that the decision is connected to the organization’s recent merger with a Catholic, anti-abortion medical group, but evidence leans towards the contrary. Sign this petition, oppose the discontinuation of services, and protect the woman’s right to choose.
Christopher Beatty, a popular music artist, was arrested outside of a liquor store in Fayetteville, North Carolina on April 29th by a plain-clothes officer. The victim did not break any laws, but was accused of possessing an open container of alcohol and trespassing on private property. Beatty was innocent and nonviolent, but was apprehended anyway. Demand that the Cumberland County District Attorney drop all charges against Christopher Beatty.
Recently, the Bangladesh government made significant steps towards raising the minimum wage for factory textile workers. This move comes in response to recent factory disasters in the country. Applaud the government for working to ensure adequate compensation for these workers.
A California high school student recently made headlines for interrupting a student rally that was going to use a live chicken as entertainment. Sign the petition to thank her for standing up for animals and being a role model for youth around the country.
Vermont state senators are leading the way in addressing corporate influence in the political system. They are requesting a national convention of state legislatures to discuss constitutional amendments that would remove corporate influence from campaign finance. This is an important issue and the senators should be applauded for their efforts.
A man in California was recently convicted of starving a horse to death and only received misdemeanor charges for what should have been a felony. Sign the petition to demand he receives the sentence he deserves.
Brutal steel traps have been killing pets in Danville, Virginia. Call upon the town to ban these cruel devices.
The EPA is considering an increase in legal residue limits of the herbicide glyphosate in various food and feed crops. Glyphosate has many harmful health impacts on people and livestock. Do not let the EPA increase the legal use amount of this harmful substance.
Super climate pollutants that are hundreds of times as dangerous as carbon dioxide continue to pour into our atmosphere every day. Urge Congress to take a stand against global warming and regulate the emissions of these deadly pollutants.
Despite right-wing efforts to undermine marriage equality, an increasing majority of Americans support same-sex marriage. Many battles over equality remain, and the opposition is well-organized, connected and financially powerful. Thank Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s ongoing efforts to extend marriage equality in the state of Illinois, and lend your support to the movement.
A recent New York State Senate hearing on campaign finance reform barred the public from attending. The State Senate must be criticized for closing this meeting to the public and urged to open the discussion on campaign finance reform.
The sewage sludge industry has have worked to overhaul safety testing and regulations for sludge-based compost products. This untested compost is marketed to farms, putting public health at risk by spreading pathogens and contaminants. Better regulations for sewage sludge must be put in place before it can be sold to unsuspecting consumers as compost.
California recently passed a bill allowing transgender students to participate with their identified gender during gender-segregated activities. This will foster a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for transgender students. Applaud the assembly for making an important step towards transgender equality.
Northern Virginia Community College is one of the largest colleges in Virginia. Several biology classes require students to dissect cats or fetal pigs. Tell the school to discontinue this disturbing, outdated practice.
An ABC News editor recently announced that she was transgender. ABC News has supported Dawn Stacey Ennis’s transition with open arms. Please sign this petition applauding ABC’s inclusion and support.
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski, head of the U.S. Air Force’s anti-sexual assault unit, was recently arrested and charged with sexual battery. Demand the Air Force take immediate and severe punitive action against Krusinski.
North Carolina is proposing a bill that would require parental consent for teen STD testing and treatment, among other items. While increased parental awareness of these issues is good in theory, this bill will likely give teens greater reason to avoid these necessary medical actions. It is for this reason that this controversial bill must not become law.