The first transgender mayor was just elected in India. Join us in congratulating her and India for making real progress on the rights and representation of transgender people.
Heinous acts of torture that were authorized, committed, and covered up by different parts of the U.S. government have not yet resulted in any criminal prosecutions. Demand an investigation into the U.S. use of torture.
Florida recently became 36th state to lift the ban on gay marriages. Please help to thank those who have made this possible.
Stray cats will be trapped, sterilized, and put in new homes or returned to the wild thanks to a new program. Applaud the creator of the program, which is the first of its kind in its country.
Tigers are being kept and bred on farms, where they are used for entertainment and their body parts used for medicine. Urge the president to eradicate these operations to stop the mistreatment of these animals.
The plastic bag ban in California is being delayed thanks to pushback from the plastic bag industry. Tell the governor that this ban needs to be passed if our environment and animals are to be protected.
Revenge porn is a growing problem that remains legal in 34 states. Take action to end this assault against women and demand punishments for those who commit this type of sexual harassment.
A young gray wolf was shot and killed by a hunter who mistook her for a coyote. Gray wolves have only recently re-entered the Grand Canyon after it was wolf-free for 70 years. Urge authorities to prosecute the hunter to the full extent of the law.
The odd-looking Aye-aye faces extinction in large part because its need for protection is overlooked in favor of more attractive animals, as well as a local belief that the animal is a bad omen. Urge the government to educate people about this endangered lemur and change the prejudice against this strange-looking creature.
Football players from the University of Oregon chanted ‘no means no’ after a game against Florida State, whose quarterback was accused of sexual assault. Now they are facing potential disciplinary action. Please join us in making it clear that calling out sexual violence should not be punishable.
Methane and other greenhouse gases threaten our climate and cause adverse health effects such as asthma and respiratory diseases. Urge the Interior Department to protect our environment by establishing strict regulations on methane emissions and enforcing more ambitious reduction targets.
The rare axolotl salamander’s natural population has been completely wiped out and the species now exists only in captivity. Take action to help rebuild the salamander’s population so that it can once again thrive in its natural habitat.
Many grand jurors are barred from ever speaking publicly about cases they have served on. Silencing them perpetuates injustice and prevents much-needed reforms. Call on the courts to stop enforcing this absurd gag order.
Millions of taxpayer dollars will be given to landowners who trap, poison, or shoot grey squirrels on their property. Demand that the funds be spent on a more compassionate and effective alternative.
California’s Oakland Zoo has moved away from its cruel past and has created a better environment for all of its elephants, and has advocated against poaching and the ivory trade. Thank the zoo for improving the welfare of its elephants, as well as elephants around the world.
Precious waters and endangered aquatic life will suffer with new offshore drilling projects in the Croatian Adriatic Sea. Help protect this coveted area from harm by urging officials to stop offshore drilling from taking place.
A man was recently arrested for holding dog fighting rings and neglecting his own dogs. Please sign this petition to praise authorities for bringing this man to justice for his alleged callous actions.
A 14-year-old girl was arrested in China for drawing chalk flowers at a popular protest site. Now police want to permanently separate her from her family. Demand that the police release her to her family’s custody and drop the case against her.
A man in Myanmar has been arrested and charged with making false allegations against the army after requesting an investigation into his young daughter’s death, which occurred during a military conflict. Sign the petition and demand that he be released immediately and unconditionally.
The lack of education about gender identity and sexuality in schools often leads to internal struggles, discrimination, and bullying. Sometimes, it can end in suicide, as it did for one young girl. Demand that elementary schools be required to teach students about gender identity to promote understanding and tolerance.
Facing enduring stigma, individuals with intellectual disabilities are one of the most underserved populations in the U.S. healthcare system. A new clinic has recently opened that provides a welcoming and supportive place for these individuals and their families. Applaud this clinic for improving healthcare for individuals with severe disabilities.
A 13-year-old boy donated $5,000 to a classmate who was diagnosed with brain cancer. Praise this boy’s inspirational and selfless act of charity, and support his continuing fundraising goal.
A student who volunteered to provide health care has been arrested and is being held incommunicado by Syrian forces. Sign the petition and demand his immediate release.
A Russian prisoner recovering from a violent and substantial injury is at risk of being transferred back to prison against the advice of his doctors, a move that could put his health at grave risk. Sign the petition and demand that he be granted adequate medical attention.
An activist in Ecuador has been assassinated as a result of his opposition to a proposed mining project, and other community members fear for their safety. Sign the petition and demand justice and protection for the community.