The Republican National Committee is suing the federal government in an attempt to further undermine campaign finance law. The lawsuit, if won, would allow wealthy individuals to make unlimited contributions to political parties. Demand an end to the group’s attack on democracy.
Replacing the asphalt and concrete on U.S. roadways and sidewalks with solar panels would turn them into energy generators and help clean the air. Urge the president to reduce our carbon footprint by supporting energy saving solar-powered panels.
With the recent shooting in Santa Barbara, California, Americans are desperate for a solution to stop the violence. Promoting and strengthening mental health facilities is absolutely necessary, as gunmen in these situations are often mentally ill. Encourage President Obama to prioritize mental health care in the U.S. by signing this petition.
One celebrity TV host has spent years raising awareness about animal rights, and has personally funded sanctuaries for abused animals to roam freely and safely. Thank him for these huge contributions and for teaching the public about important animal rights issues.
Thousands of black bears will be killed during a spring bear hunt, which was recently reinstated to appease trophy hunters. Stop this senseless slaughter now.
More than 100 men of color were brutally tortured by Chicago police officers, however, the victims and their families still have not received reparations for these heinous crimes. Urge the Chicago City Council to repay the survivors for the crimes committed.
A dog-walker allowed the six dogs in her care to die of heatstroke, before allegedly hiding the bodies and lying to police. Officials are still indecisive about pressing charges. Tell the Canadian SPCA to press charges of animal cruelty against this woman.
A school administration has just reversed a decision to exclude a student’s senior photo from the yearbook because she chose to wear a tuxedo. Applaud the school’s apology and dedication to changing the discriminatory policies that produced this unfortunate situation.
Seven Iranians were arrested for dancing in public spaces to the popular song “Happy.” While six out of the seven were released on bail, it is likely that these youth will be prosecuted. Urge the government to drop these ridiculous charges.
The sage-grouse is an incredibly unique bird known for its fascinating mating dance. The bird lives in the wide open spaces of the American West, along with a magnificent variety of wildlife, including elk, mule deer, pronghorn and golden eagles. However, the sage-grouse’s population has plummeted recently, with more than half of its habitat lost. There is little time left for the sage-grouse — we must ensure responsible protections for the bird and its habitat now.
Grade-school children have been accused of bludgeoning a cat to death for entertainment. It is not yet certain if the children will be adequately punished. Sign this petition to urge that justice be served and that educational programming begin to promote animal welfare.
The government is is taking an elderly man’s home in Atlantic City for no justifiable reason. Urge the government agency responsible to put a stop to this inhumane act.
Legislators have proposed new measures that would require animal shelters to disclose key information, like the number of animals killed annually. This would hold shelters more accountable for their actions and raise public awareness. Demand state representatives protect shelter animals by supporting the legislation.
Palm oil production is one of the leading causes of rainforest destruction, threatening the last remaining home of orangutans. Demand that PepsiCo, which uses hundreds of thousands of tons of palm oil a year, buy only sustainable and ethically sourced palm oil for its products.
The U.S. government has agreed to comply with a court order asking for the release of a secret memo that contains the legal justification for a the targeted killing of an American citizen on foreign soil without due process. Sign this petition thanking the senators responsible for demanding this information.
Donkey basketball fundraisers subjects donkeys to a variety of abuses that may cause them pain or even injury. Sign this petition an demand an end to these fundraisers.
Due to “three strikes” laws, Timothy Tyler has spent 22 years in prison for the sale of LSD. Thanks to a move by the U.S. Justice Department to reduce the number of nonviolent criminals currently incarcerated, Tyler now has a chance to rejoin society. Tell President Barack Obama to grant Tyler clemency immediately and end his nightmare.
Greyhounds deserve to spend their lives in homes with loving families, but instead are cruelly locked up their entire lives and used in inhumane races where they are exhausted, injured, and even killed. Demand the passage of new legislation that would help end the cruelty of greyhound racing.
An anonymous person installed a refrigerator on their sidewalk, asking neighbors to add food whenever they could to allow those who are hungry to have access to food without having to beg in the streets. Applaud the benefactor for their generosity.
A moratorium on oil drilling in the Amazon Rainforest has been lifted, opening the environment up to devastation. Demand that the moratorium be renewed to protect these precious forests as well as the diverse wildlife that calls them home.
A new immigration proposal with strong bipartisan support has been blocked by Republican leaders in the House of Representatives. Demand that the House Majority Leader allow a vote on this important issue.
Pregnant women could be sent to jail for petty drug use under a new state law. Urge lawmakers to focus on improving drug rehabilitation programs, rather than incarcerating mothers and harming families and minority groups.
U.S. troops are training the Cambodian military in techniques that can be used to violently suppress the nation’s citizens. Urge the U.S. military to focus on peacekeeping in Cambodia, and to stop promoting unnecessary violence.
Over 100 million sharks are killed every year due to commercial fishing. Without large-scale conservation efforts many shark species will go extinct. Applaud one territory for creating a massive shark sanctuary that will ban shark fishing and the sale of shark products.
Seventeen European bison were recently released into the wild, marking an important milestone from a species that was once extinct in its natural habitat. Take action to commend the group responsible for releasing and conserving these rare animals.