With an increased number of patients, the quality of mental health care service at a California health care provider has been declining and has led to severe consequences. Urge Kaiser Permanente to hire more mental health care providers and ensure all patients receive the treatment they deserve.
Transgender people face rampant abuse and intolerance when using gender-specific public restrooms. Thank West Hollywood, California for requiring all single-occupancy restrooms be gender neutral, eliminating some of that daily discrimination.
The need to fight climate change is urgent, and NASA is a leader in researching how our planet is changing as the temperatures climb. Unbelievably, a senator who denies the existence of global warming has been elected to be the chairman of the organization. Demand that someone who will continue to study climate change be put in charge of NASA instead.
A dog cannibalized her kennel mate after being left starved and unsupervised in an animal shelter. Demand charges be brought against the staff responsible as well as more resources for the shelter to prevent similar negligence.
Ireland has cut funding for the failing animal circus industry by nearly half. Applaud the move, which could result in the closure of these cruel and unprofitable businesses.
The Mormon Church has been on a warpath against critics, and has most recently charged an outspoken reformer with abandoning the religion and is threatening him with excommunication. Demand that the Church lift its charges against him immediately.
BP is being given a pass for the devastating Gulf of Mexico oil spill to the tune of several billions of dollars, because a judge doesn’t think it was as bad as it looked. Show that leniency against this massive oil corporation won’t be tolerated.
People of conscience who oppose the death penalty should not be banned from serving on juries when lives are at stake. Death penalty opponents offer a vital perspective on an issue that deals with ending human lives, which should not be taken lightly. Allow those who unalterably oppose capital punishment to serve as jurors on capital cases.
Garbage and trash litters our beaches and threatens to choke and kill sensitive aquatic animals. Protect marine life and California waterways from dangerous amounts of waste.
Lethal injection and the electric chair can cause terrible, prolonged suffering. Even the most hardened criminals have basic human rights. Praise a governor’s decision to give his state’s last four death row inmates life in prison, instead.
County clerks may soon be permitted to withhold marriage licenses from same-sex couples on the basis of their personal religious beliefs. Tell the state representative responsible for this blatantly discriminatory bill to abandon it at once.
Miami Beach police officers will no longer be required to be Tasered before being permitted to use the non-lethal weapon against civilians. Demand that the police chief not do away with this crucial requirement.
Over one million people in California lack access to clean drinking water. Urge California’s governor to push for clean water access for all.
Tens of thousands of pigeons drown or are killed in cruel and illegal races conducted for sport in Taiwan. Thank Taiwanese officials for cracking down on this appallingly inhumane practice.
Two critically endangered monkeys froze to death after being left out in the cold all night by their zoo caretakers. Sign this petition to demand that the zoo is investigated for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
Anti-Muslim bigots have pressured Duke University into canceling plans it had to begin broadcasting a short Muslim call to prayer on campus once a week. Urge the university to ignore the criticisms of racists and stick to its original plan.
Two climate change-denying senators have been put in charge of NASA and an important committee on the environment. Tell these lawmakers to educate themselves and stop denying the need for action to save our planet.
A man has been arrested for being an atheist in Egypt, violating his right to freedom of expression. Urge the president to immediately release this man, as the nation’s constitution guarantees freedom of belief.
LGBT college students may soon be legally prohibited from joining student-run religious groups. Demand that state representatives vote against this discriminatory bill and help protect the rights of LGBT individuals.
Coyote hunting is currently unrestricted in New Mexico. History shows that hunting coyotes does not prevent livestock predation and allowing unchecked hunting hurts coyotes and farmers alike. Ask New Mexico to regulate coyote hunting before it’s too late.
Mexican food chain Chipotle has taken pork off the menu at 600 stores due to a breach of strict animal welfare standards. Praise the company’s commitment to humanely-sourced meat.
A homophobic pastor recently instructed Georgia’s House of Representatives to fight back against the gradual tide of LGBT civil rights. Urge the representatives to wholly ignore the pastor’s bigoted words in their legislative duties.
Anti-gay groups recently submitted a petition to repeal an ordinance protecting gay rights in Houston that appears to have forged signatures. Please help bring justice and equality to Houston’s LGBTQ community by demanding proper consequences for these criminals.
Recently released video footage shows mice, rats and other animals at a pet breeding business in Colorado being drowned, bashed and frozen alive. Demand that the local authorities immediately rescue these creatures from horrifying conditions and tremendous suffering.
Students are no longer able to form LGBT clubs in a school district in Mississippi following a recent ban. Sign the petition to urge the district’s superintendent to abolish this illegal and discriminatory policy.