Parents and guardians are using the internet to bypass state and local child welfare laws and re-home their adoptees. Support prosecuting unapproved rehoming of children as a federal crime under child endangerment laws.
In its quest to promote the ideal of traditional marriage in order to ensure a high birthrate and prevent a population decrease, the Russian government has proposed a law to significantly raise the divorce tax as a punishment against those who end their marriage. This tax denies couples the right to make decisions about their own relationships. Please tell the Russian state to stop meddling in the private life of couples.
Laos is last in its region for providing adequate reproductive care. Mothers in labor and new born infants have a higher mortality rate because of this insufficiency. Sign this petition to urge the Laos government to improve reproductive care accessibility.
The U.S. Government herds healthy, wild horses into crammed trucks in an outdated practice called ’round-up.’ These beautiful horses are then taken to auction and slaughtered for horse meat. Sign this petition to urge the government to stop this cruel practice.
A recent surge in poaching has left tens of thousands of African elephants dead and orphaned many more. An orphaned elephant stands little chance of surviving in the wild without a mother. Help this sanctuary, one of only two elephant orphanages in all of Africa, beat the odds.
A new rule issued by the United States Department of Agriculture would allow American raised chickens to be sent to China for processing before being exported back to the U.S. for consumption. The poultry will be exempt from country of origin labeling since the birds are technically products America. Protest the decision to allow Chinese plants to process American chicken.
Recently, a public school district in Arkansas illegally removed three of its students because school officials suspected that they were infected with HIV. Please sign this petition to condemn the school for its immoral and discriminatory actions against students with disabilities or perceived disabilities.
Hindu widows are stigmatized by orthodox Hindu societies. They are forced to live a life of deprivation after their husband’s death. Sign this petition to demand the Indian government help uplift these women.
Recently in Texas there have been a slew of checkpoints cropping up across the Rio Grande Valley region that have fostered an environment of fear for immigrants and low-income residents. The Department of Public Safety claims the checkpoints are part of a short-term surge to cut down unsafe driving and other forms of criminal activity, although reports have indicated that Border Patrol agents are heavily present at the checkpoints in order to deport undocumented workers. Please sign this petition to condemn this tactic of using checkpoints to target undocumented immigrants.
The state of California currently imposes the same punishments on juvenile offenders that are levied against adult criminals. These harsh, sometimes lifelong sentences are not fit for youths who sometimes act rashly, but have great potential to reform their lives. Applaud California legislators for proposing a bill that would ease criminal sentences for juveniles in the state.
America’s national forests continue to face budget crises and road closures. Although road decommissioning helps preserve wildlife habitats and reduces maintenance costs in the long run, it is an incredibly expensive process. Fight to keep America’s national parks accessible.
The Department of Labor recently announced that employers in all fifty states must recognize legal same-sex marriage when considering retirement plans. Please sign this petition to applaud the Department of Labor for extending retirement benefits to gay couples in all fifty states.
The existence of factory farms is an affront to public safety. The waste they produce is extremely hazardous and difficult to contain, and has already killed American citizens. Demand that the EPA charge those responsible for violating environmental law and endangering the public.
Over 20 states now allow legal marijuana in one form or another, which means that the marijuana dispensary business is booming. However, because of lagging federal laws, these legitimate businesses aren’t allowed use of our nation’s banks. Demand that these legitimate businesses be allowed use of banks.
Elephant poachers in Africa have been claiming the lives of their intelligent prey by poisoning their drinking water. As a result, elephants are dying slow and painful deaths, while the poachers get away with a mere slap on the wrist. Urge Zimbabwe’s government to take a stand against this cruel practice and create harsher punishments for poachers.
After accompanying humanitarian aide workers on a heartrending trip to Mumbai, this photographer dedicated himself to ending modern slavery as we know it. Applaud him for undertaking the 5,000 mile bike ride from California to New York and standing up as national voice for human rights and an inspiration to us all.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed a new testing strategy for drugs related to heart problems – a strategy that involves absolutely no animal testing. This represents a dramatic change from current approaches involving measurement of heart rate and physiology in animals. Commend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for moving away from testing on animals.
A school district in Los Angeles, California has employed a company to monitor student’s social media profiles. Their goal is to decrease the amount of online-bullying between students, however this method violates students use of free speech, and is a poor use of educational funding. We should urge the California school district to put an end to the cyberstalking of students.
Republican lawmakers in New Mexico have launched a concerted effort against marriage equality in their state despite the fact that eight counties in New Mexico have been court-ordered to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Please sign this petition to condemn these lawmakers for promoting marriage inequality based on faulty reasoning.
Washington lawmakers are protected by the Washington State Police from receiving speeding tickets and other traffic violations during a legislative session, and 15 days before. Require lawmakers to abide by traffic laws and to drive responsibly to protect the safety of others.
A 10-year-old New Jersey boy recently ran away from home after his family made him sleep on the floor, chained to a radiator in his mother’s bedroom. Police found the chains attached to the radiator pipe in his mother’s bedroom, proving the story to be true. Condemn the parents of this child for abusing him and his siblings.
A railway worker was recently suspended for neglecting ‘safety procedures’ after he and three bystanders jumped onto the tracks to pull out an elderly woman who had fallen off the platform in her wheelchair. Urge the train company to reinstate him with back wages and to apologize for wrongly suspending this hero.
An NBC reality show promotion shows the host jokingly shooting a helpless elephant in the face, killing him in the process. Demand that NBC cancel the show that depicts the animal’s cruel slaughter, and apologize for the unnecessary death.
Cruel and inhumane living conditions are standard for most livestock around the country. Until criminal legal standards are in place to protect livestock, we demand that Congress amend the tax code to provide fiscal incentives for the humane treatment of livestock.
The USDA proposes to expand a model of inspection at poultry plants that would reduce the number of federal inspectors by as much as 40%. To make up for fewer inspectors on the line, plants would increase the use of antimicrobial chemicals to clean meat. Protest the USDA’s proposal to expand this problem-ridden inspection model.