Fast food company wages do not allow employees to make ends meet, and more than half of fast food workers have to rely on some public assistance. Demand that McDonald’s pay its employees properly, because everyone deserves to be compensated fairly for their hard work.
Climate change denial shouldn’t be in school textbooks, and fortunately a publisher is taking such misinformation out of books that are to be distributed across the U.S. Thank the company for taking a stand for climate science.
Whether or not the Keystone XL Pipeline will reach completion is now up to the United States Senate and President Obama. Urge President Obama to use his veto power if the decision to pursue the pipeline completion rests with him.
Employees caught kicking, beating, and mutilating dairy cows will not face legal ramifications because an attorney on the case did not think charges were warranted. Now, punishment lies solely in the hands of the dairy farm’s owner. Sign this petition to demand that the owner fire these employees for their callous actions.
Tens of millions of people live in grinding poverty and have trouble feeding themselves or their families. Take action to end poverty and homelessness.
Food waste is a prevalent issue in the United States, even though one in seven families is struggling with hunger. Praise the efforts of an EPA program aimed at reducing the amount of food wasted by households in the U.S.
Mexican gray wolves are in danger of vanishing forever, and a plan to conserve them faces delays that could mean death for these animals. Thank conservation groups for demanding that the agency responsible for this plan abide by its obligation and speed up the recovery plan for these critically endangered wolves.
We have a right to find out if there are GMOs in the food we eat, but Starbucks wants to keep this information in the dark. Sign this petition to urge Starbucks to support consumers’ right to know what is in their food.
Many animal and plant species in Liberia will soon be protected from hunting and harvesting if a newly introduced bill passes into law. Applaud the nation for ensuring its diverse flora and fauna can regain stability.
Only 450 highly endangered North Atlantic right whales exist anywhere in the world. Demand protection for these imperiled gentle giants before they go extinct.
A Christian author and extremist recently interrupted Friday Muslim prayers at a symbolic interfaith event, advocating for Islamophobia and bigotry. Demand that the extremist apologize for interrupting the peaceful event with religious intolerance and xenophobia.
Music artist Neil Young has launched a campaign against Starbucks because of the company’s anti-labeling stance on GMOs and lawsuit against Vermont, which just passed a labeling requirement. Applaud Neil Young for standing up for consumers’ right to know.
An ex-mining executive’s disregard for safety standards caused the deaths of 29 miners. Now, he has finally been indicted for his crimes. Show your desire to hold corporate executives responsible for their mistreatment of workers.
During 35 years in power, President Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea has maintained a tyrannous reign that’s responsible for violating human rights laws and driving the country into a recession. Sign the petition to help end these injustices.
Female police cadets are forced to undergo a physical “virginity exam” in Indonesia. This practice is unethical, humiliating, violates several human rights and is traumatic to the women. This disgusting sexual violation has no place in the civilized world and must be stopped.
Denmark has constructed a new bike path made partially of solar panels. Applaud this project for starting a trend that could encourage energy conservation around the world.
The endangered Florida panther is no longer threatened by a destructive oil and gas company whose operations were just a mile from this creature’s wildlife refuge. Thank a local grassroots organization for defending Florida’s local environment and precious wildlife.
The police officer who killed an unarmed black teen will be immediately rehired if he’s not indicted for murder. Demand that this cop at least be transferred elsewhere out of respect to the community.
Barbaric gas chambers once used to euthanize unwanted animals are finally being phased out in favor of more humane methods. Sign this petition to thank one animal shelter for its efforts to make the gas chamber obsolete.
A university still experiments on live cats for training purposes despite the fact that this cruel practice is outdated and unnecessary. Urge the university’s president to immediately implement humane alternatives, such as human-based methods, in all its medical programs.
Wisconsin’s wolves are rapidly approaching extinction due to aggressive hunting, trapping and poaching. Urge officials to follow scientists’ recommendations that wolves be immediately relisted as endangered so they can receive the federal protection needed to save them from imminent extinction.
Tigers are being confined to small cages and hit with sticks at a cruel tourist attraction. Don’t let these magnificent animals continue to suffer abuse for profit.
Iowa citizens convicted of non-violent felonies are losing their right to vote. Please act now to ensure that the rights of all voters are protected.
Animal rescue volunteers travel around the United States to save animals from being euthanized due to lack of space. Please sign this petition to thank them for saving animals from unnecessary death.
Monumentally low voter turnout in the 2014 midterm elections has led Senator Bernie Sanders to introduce legislation to make Election Day a national holiday. This would allow more people to vote and serve to make elections more accessible and representative. Commend Senator Sanders for his commitment to democracy and fairness.