Canada has recently decided to start oil drilling in the arctic region. Drilling and oil activity have already caused great damage to the arctic – it is too risky and environmentally dangerous to continue. Demand that the Canadian government change it’s plans for arctic drilling.
An Indiana Congressman has suggested that we cut foreign aid in order to continue show performed by an aerobatic Navy stunt team. Denounce Representative Buschon for recommending that we stop helping countries in need in order to entertain the American people.
Lone Pine Resources, a U.S. company, is trying to undermine the Canadian province of Quebec’s right to protect its citizens from the controversial practice of ‘fracking’ for gas. Tell Lone Pine to drop its intimidation tactics, and respect the rights of communities that say no to fracking.
A man from Bangladesh set to testify against the government for war crimes was abducted and forced to cross the border into India. Since crossing the border, he has been detained in Indian jail past his sentence and been subject to ill treatment. Sign this petition and demand that the Indian government release him into the care of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Recent proposals for expanded coal train routes threaten to spread pollution through the Pacific Northwest. Coal is a danger to public health and the pristine environment in Washington State. Reject the permits for the three proposed terminals in Washington.
Oregon is considering to allow teenagers access to mental health without parental consent. It is important to encourage the governor to support this effort and bring attention to an important issue that remains unaddressed in most states.
An Illinois local festival plans to hold a pig scramble event, a cruel game in which pigs are confined, chased, and tackled, often resulting in severe bodily harm. Demand that this inhumane event be removed from the festival.
Iowa State Representative Steve King has recently proposed a Farm Bill amendment that would increase animal suffering. Urge King to revoke this amendment in favor of a more humane solution.
The Rose Queen will participate in an LGBT pride event in Long Beach, California, but not in an official capacity. Tell the Tournament of Roses that the Rose Queen should officially participate in the future to promote tolerance and respect of the LGBT community.
The U.S. government seized two months of Associated Press phone records in violation of the First Amendment. In order to protect the freedom of the press, we demand the phone records be returned and all copies destroyed by the government.
Police in California violated citizens’ fourth amendment rights by forcefully entering their home without probable cause. They then proceeded to taser the individuals in the home, despite the presence of children. Sign this petition to demand that action be taken against the officers involved in this incident.
Contractors in Belize have destroyed a Mayan pyramid that was constructed in approximately 250 B.C.E. This is not the first destruction of such a significant monument in Belize, and it most likely will not be the last. Sign this petition to urge Belize to pursue stricter standards regarding punishment for such destruction.
New York’s Columbia University has a fellowship that can only be awarded to white students from Iowa. These restrictions are extremely outdated and offensive. Praise the University for filing an affidavit to get the restrictions lifted.
Butterfly release events, in which butterflies are shipped long distances and then set free as a memorial gesture, are torturous for butterflies. Most butterflies die in transit or shortly after release. Urge New Hampshire hospice facilities to find a humane alternative to butterfly release events.
Animals in factory farms usually live in terribly over-crowded, restricted, unsanitary environments. Animal welfare is at stake. Please help to improve laws regarding the living conditions of livestock.
Protecting our environment requires sustainable, denser, transit-oriented urban planning, not the sprawling suburbanization of the last century. Tulsa, Oklahoma was recently named America’s “most parking-scarred downtown,” and faces many of the same planning challenges as other American cities. Support Tulsa’s recent efforts to ban new surface parking in downtown, and encourage their plans for denser, mixed-use infill development.
Foie Gras is a ‘delicacy’ created by the cruel force-feeding of ducks and geese. The production process tortures and diseases these animals, but is not labeled as the product of a diseased animal. This labeling failure violates New York law, and presents an opportunity to decrease or stop foie gras sales in the city. Sign this petition and demand proper labeling of foie gras or discontinuation of its sale in New York.
Congress recently reintroduced a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBT people who wish to adopt or become foster parents. With an estimated 104,000 children currently awaiting adoption in the United States, it is imperative that qualified LGBT people be allowed to provide loving homes to these children in need. Tell Congress that this bill must pass.
Pakistan has received huge sums of U.S. aid money, but much has been lost to corrupt, high-ranking officials. Pakistan must be aided not with direct payouts, but other means that can more overtly benefit the general population. Please lend your voice in urging an end to direct cash aid to Pakistan.
Mining companies threaten to build a large scale copper pit mine in Ecuador, right in the middle of one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Protect Ecuador’s forests from destructive mining and preserve the habitats that can survive nowhere else.
David Sal Silva, a father of four children, was recently beaten to death by California police in front of several witnesses. The officers involved claim that Silva became aggressive, and they had to use force to subdue him – including the use of a police dog. Several witnesses were able to film the incident, only to have police procure warrants to enter their homes and seize the recording devices containing the footage.
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.