While U.S. lawmakers continue to debate immigration reform, many immigrants pursuing doctorate degrees in American universities are looking to other countries to conduct their post-graduate research. Encourage lawmakers to finally pass a bill that has bipartisan support and help the United States maintain a competitive edge in the sciences.
A mother who sent her child to play at a nearby park alone while she worked has been arrested and her daughter has been placed in foster care. On her salary, reliable childcare is not a viable option. Urge the prosecutor to drop the charges against this struggling mother and return her daughter to the custody of her clearly caring mother.
A Facebook page called “The Only Good Dog is a Dead Dog” promotes animal cruelty and violates Facebook’s own regulations and guidelines. It needs to be taken down immediately. Demand that Facebook delete this offensive page today.
In times of heavy drought, farmers and water suppliers have resorted to water drilling which is causing extreme water shortages instead of solving the problem at hand. Urge officials to stop this practice and search for safer and more sustainable ways for providing water.
In a ploy to trick voters into thinking they are standing up for women, Senate conservatives plan to introduce completely useless legislation allowing the already-legal practice of buying your own contraception. This is a complete waste of time and effort. Urge the Senate Minority Leader to drop plans for this deceptive bill.
As mass shootings continue to wreak havoc in our country, many are calling for the concealed carrying of weapons to be legalized in schools. In a victory for safety and common sense, one governor recently vetoed a bill that would allow more concealed guns in schools. Thank the governor for standing up for student safety.
A lesbian student was expelled from her university after marrying her long-time partner. Demand that the university reinstate this student and issue an apology for its discriminatory conduct.
Some corporations pay no state taxes, or worse yet receive massive refunds, despite raking in billion-dollar profits. Call on lawmakers to ensure companies pay their fair share to support the communities where they do business.
A man is charged with animal cruelty after authorities found four dead horses in his residence. Please sign this petition to commend his arrest and spread awareness of the consequences of animal abuse and neglect.
New environmental restrictions will effectively block the development of a large opencast mine. Praise the agency for protecting Alaska’s pristine landscapes and ecosystems.
Unregulated fishing practices in Puerto Rico have caused the grouper and snapper fish populations to decline at a rapid rate. In order to ensure a future for these fish, the U.S. Caribbean Fishery Management Council must take the necessary precautions to regulate overfishing.
A beautiful island in the Pacific is now home to a Naval firing range and landing field as well as its first breeding pair of bald eagles in 50 years. Call on military officials to protect the eagles and their habitat to ensure their successful return to the island.
A terrorist group has killed over two thousand people within six months. This staggering loss of life should warn the government of the destruction that will come. Urge the government to do everything in its power to ensure the safety of its people.
Officials are considering eliminating the local prairie dog population as a way to combat the plague. Demand that they find a more effective solution to the problem, instead of simply murdering helpless prairie dogs out of fear.
The people of the United Kingdom are subject to severe violations of privacy due to a law that requires media companies to keep records of communication. Such a massive and unethical law should not go into effect, and must be stopped immediately.
Thousands of young refugees are fleeing deadly violence in Central America. While some American politicians have welcomed them, others have protested any attempt to offer humanitarian aid. Urge a critical governor to show compassion and help provide safe, temporary shelter in his state.
A popular toy producer is partnered with a large oil company and uses their logo on many of its products, despite the oil company’s increasingly negative environmental reputation. Demand the toy company end its partnership with big oil immediately.
A state-proposed livestock board aims to replace animal welfare representatives, giving board members an unbalanced amount of power and threatening the health and well-being of farm animals. Urge government representatives to oppose the creation of this biased board.
Rodeos are an outdated tradition that involve the cruel treatment of animals for entertainment. Tell the Australian government to put an end to these inhumane events.
Millions of people survive on less than $1 per day. Pledge to play a proactive role in raising awareness about poverty issues that affect families and children.
Battery hens live a depressing life. The Tasmania government had stopped buying battery hen eggs and begun to phase out battery hen farms until a new party took power. Tell the Tasmanian government that its policy change is unacceptable and that it must end the purchase of battery hen eggs.
Over a thousand captive-bred minks died after being released from their enclosures by animal rights activists. Your signature will ask that the well-being of animals is considered before any future acts of protest.
Participants of an anti-environmentalist movement added smoke stacks to their cars solely to emit excessive amounts of black smoke into the air. Stop this group from purposefully hurting human health and polluting the air.
A gay Oklahoma student was expelled from her conservative Christian university, just months before graduation, after administrators found out about her marriage to her longtime partner. Sign the petition to support LGBT people’s pursuit of a faith-based education.
Commercial trade of endangered scalloped hammerhead sharks will soon be legal under a permit system, even though the sharks’ decline is largely due to their overfishing for use in shark fin soup. Urge the government to ban all trade in scalloped hammerhead sharks and protect this threatened species.