Tens of thousands have been missing ever since the start of the 15-year long war in Sri Lanka. The government has not worked to find civilians, but has instead suppressed protesters asking for information. Demand that Sri Lanka begin looking for its missing civilians.
The newly adopted Egyptian Constitution fails to protect women against domestic violence and marital rape. While female citizens are not granted equal rights on many accounts, this legal inequality is most disturbing because it allows husbands to abuse their wives and receive little or no punishment. Urge the President of Egypt to amend the Constitution and treat and protect women as first class citizens.
A U.S. environmental testing company recently announced its plan to build a lab in England that will be used to run eco-toxicology tests on animals. Sign the petition to stop another cruel animal testing lab from entering the world.
Outside spending during the 2012 presidential election reached excessive highs thanks to corporate treasuries. A recently introduced amendment seeks to end corporate spending in public elections. Urge Congress to ratify the amendment and help restore integrity to the electoral process.
Cases of a recently discovered fatal and infectious disease have doctors across the globe very concerned. The virus could cause a deadly epidemic if left unchecked, but little is being done to avoid this scenario. Urge the United States government to provide funding for research and control of this new disease before it spreads or evolves to become even more dangerous.
Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the US government demanding that it enact a plan to save the Canada lynx population. The lynx is a threatened species in the US, and activists claim the government has violated federal law by not making plans to protect it. Support this lawsuit and ask the US government to save the Canadian lynx.
The governor of South Dakota signed a new law which allows teachers to carry guns in school districts. Many teachers themselves have expressed misgivings about this law. Sign this petition to tell South Dakota’s governor that this is a hasty, risky decision which could endanger more children than it helps.
The NFL recently broke employment laws by asking league hopefuls about their sexual orientation. The league needs to reaffirm their commitment to being an anti-homophobia institution. Ask the chairman of the NFL to issue a statement reaffirming their zero-tolerance policy for homophobic attitudes and actions.
In 2012, three teenage girls were shot by the Taliban in Pakistan while returning home from school. Their only crime was pursuing an education and challenging extremist conservative ideals that don’t allow women to be educated. One girl is still living in harm’s way: sign this petition to help save her life.
Archbishop Charles Chaput overturned the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’a boys-only policy for the church’s football organizations. Sign this petition to thank the Archbishop for allowing girls to participate in the sport as well.
Cultural eating habits vary drastically throughout the world, but it may come as a surprise to many that lion meat is regularly consumed in the state of Illinois. It is so prevalent that an Illinois state representative recently proposed a statewide ban on lion meat. Urge the state’s House of Representatives to pass the bill and ban lion meat.
Seven elderly women from a rural village in Madagascar have been accepted into a Solar Engineer program. Their training will allow them to bring knowledge of solar energy back to their villages, eliminating the community’s dependence on unsustainable energy sources. Applaud the mobilizing of funds and equipment for these outstanding women.
If you thought your organic fruit was antibiotic free, think again. ‘Organic’ apple and pear growers can currently use antibiotics on their crops. The use of these antibiotics must be banned immediately.
British Prime Minister David Cameron recently announced what he is calling the largest-ever international investment to end female genital mutilation. Thank him for spearheading the effort to rid the world of this abominable practice.
Austria was recently rated one of the top countries for recycling in the world. Congratulate this forward-thinking country on recycling over 60% of all municipal waste.
Both the Syrian government and rebel forces have committed brutal acts of murder, rape, and torture. The U.S. is debating sending weapons and troops to Syrian rebels, which would only increase the violence. Urge the U.S. to send non-violent aid, such as food or medical supplies, instead.
Like many other government agencies, NASA is feeling the effects of budget constraints. NASA’s researchers have made incredible contributions to science and engineering; ensure they can continue to do so by demanding an adequate budget for NASA.
A letter was recently sent to President Obama and other U.S. lawmakers urging them change the country’s immigration policy for the sake of highly skilled immigrants who have trouble obtaining permenant work visas. Help support these changes by signing this petition letter.
In 1996, Congress passed a law banning people convicted of a drug felony from ever receiving food stamps or government cash assistance. Demand that they repeal this dangerous law, and begin discussions on a better way to punish drug offenders without impeding their recovery or welfare.
An editorial published by California Congressman Duncan Hunter aims to set the record straight regarding links between youth violence and video games. Help support Hunter’s efforts to debunk the ill-informed myths perpetuated by the media and other lawmakers by signing this petition.
Kmart recently shot a commercial using a live white-tipped shark and the animal died immediately after production. In an age where animatronics and computer-generated images are readily available, wild animals should not be used for entertainment purposes. Call on Kmart to stop using live wild animals for commercials and advertisements.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently announced her support for the legalization of gay marriage in the U.S. Currently, only nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage. Sign this petition to thank Clinton for her endorsement.
An Alaskan teen is suing the state government for refusing to create a climate recovery plan. Each year, more and more of his family land is swept away by melting permafrost. Lower courts have dismissed his case, so he is appealing to the Alaska Supreme Court. Ask Alaska’s Chief Justice to hear his climate change case.
Bat populations throughout the eastern United States are dying off rapidly due to the spread of a fatal fungus. Some experts believe that human activity in bat habitats is aiding the spread of disease. Ask leaders to close bat habitats to the public until the disease is under control.
For decades, major coffee companies have profited from child and slave labor overseas. Children as young as seven years old have been found on coffee plantations which distribute their coffee beans to the United States. Demand that the National Coffee Association regulate the import of coffee to ensure that coffee companies stop using child and slave labor overseas.