Recent Petitions

Congratulate Country’s First Transgender Mayor

Congratulate Country’s First Transgender Mayor

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.

Prosecute U.S. Torture Crimes

Prosecute U.S. Torture Crimes

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.

Success: Gay Marriage Legalized in Florida

Success: Gay Marriage Legalized in Florida

Florida recently became 36th state to lift the ban on gay marriages. Please help to thank those who have made this possible.

Praise Spay and Neuter Program for Stray Cats

Praise Spay and Neuter Program for Stray Cats

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.

Abolish Cruel Tiger Farms in China

Abolish Cruel Tiger Farms in China

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.

Do Not Delay Plastic Bag Ban

Do Not Delay Plastic Bag Ban

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.

Ban Revenge Porn and Online Sexual Harassment

Ban Revenge Porn and Online Sexual Harassment

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.

Prosecute Murderer of Endangered Gray Wolf

Prosecute Murderer of Endangered Gray Wolf

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.

Save the Endangered Aye-Aye

Save the Endangered Aye-Aye

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.

Don’t Punish Football Players for Chanting ‘No Means No’

Don’t Punish Football Players for Chanting ‘No Means No’

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.

Demand Effective Methane Reduction Targets

Demand Effective Methane Reduction Targets

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.

Save Rare Salamander Species from Extinction

Save Rare Salamander Species from Extinction

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.

Lift Gag Rule Silencing Grand Jurors

Lift Gag Rule Silencing Grand Jurors

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.

Cancel Taxpayer-Funded Squirrel Cull

Cancel Taxpayer-Funded Squirrel Cull

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.

Thank Zoo for Improving Elephant Welfare

Thank Zoo for Improving Elephant Welfare

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.

Save Coveted Waters from Offshore Drilling

Save Coveted Waters from Offshore Drilling

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.

Praise Dog Fighter and Abuser’s Arrest

Praise Dog Fighter and Abuser’s Arrest

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.

Release 14-Year-Old Arrested for Chalk Drawing in China

Release 14-Year-Old Arrested for Chalk Drawing in China

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.

Do Not Imprison Grieving Father

Do Not Imprison Grieving Father

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.

Mandate Gender Studies in Elementary Schools

Mandate Gender Studies in Elementary Schools

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.

Applaud Expansion of Care for the Intellectually Disabled

Applaud Expansion of Care for the Intellectually Disabled

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.

Praise Teen for Helping Classmate Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

Praise Teen for Helping Classmate Diagnosed with Brain Cancer

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.

Reveal Whereabouts of Disappeared Student

Reveal Whereabouts of Disappeared Student

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.

Demand Adequate Medical Care for Injured Prisoner

Demand Adequate Medical Care for Injured Prisoner

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.

Protect Indigenous Community from Threats

Protect Indigenous Community from Threats

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.