Firing squads could be restored as a method of execution in Utah. Allowing this inhumane and error-prone punishment would be a major step backwards for human rights. Take action to prevent firing squads from being reinstated.
A popular special needs teacher was suspended and reported to the police for hugging an autistic student. The child’s own mother is the teacher’s biggest defender, and yet the teacher still faces discipline and criminal charges. Demand these charges be dropped and that the school reinstate the teacher and apologize for its ridiculous and disparaging claims.
Two men were arrested and charged with “sodomy” for the crime of having consensual sex that hurt no one. Anti-sodomy laws were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court years ago. Demand that this law be removed immediately.
Doctors an legally refuse to treat LGBT people in need of help, simply because of their sexual orientation or gender. Demand that a nationwide ban on discrimination against LGBT people by medical professionals be put in place at once.
Gay conversion therapy is now considered fraudulent in New Jersey, thanks to a recent ruling. Thank the judge for recognizing that homosexuality is not a mental disorder that can be “cured.”
An animal shelter recently came under fire after throwing out donations and firing its director, who has a proven reputation for finding animals homes. Demand this shelter show honesty and transparency in how it operates to best serve the animals.
An aging, crumbling nuclear plant threatens millions of lives. Owners are desperate to keep the plant running despite the threat of meltdown. Help protect fragile Great Lakes ecosystems and call for its immediate closure.
A Chilean zoo provides a home for rescued circus animals and locks willing humans in cages to raise awareness about animal cruelty in circuses. Sign this petition and applaud this zoo’s dedication to improving the lives of circus animals.
Walmart has just raised its minimum wage to nine dollars an hour. This is not a huge increase, but it is well over the federal minimum wage and a step in the right direction. Sign here to applaud Walmart for placing greater value in its employees.
The United Kingdom has successfully reduced the use of fossil fuels by one-fifth in the past decade. Applaud the country’s success, and encourage it to continue working toward its goal of sourcing 30 percent of all energy fro renewable sources by 2020.
A university research center has been cited for exposing animals to hypothermia, keeping them in dirty cages, euthanizing them through electrocution, and making them endure surgery with little to no painkiller. Shut down these inhumane facilities and end their sickening abuse of innocent animals.
Christianity’s God could soon be enshrined in Tennessee’s state Constitution, despite the fact that it would be a shameless violation of the separation of church and state. Demand that the congressman who introduced this discriminatory proposal abandon it without haste.
An elderly man was jailed for feeding stray cats in a town with no effective policy for dealing with feral cat colonies. Ask the town’s mayor to apologize for their treatment of the man and encourage the town to adopt a more humane policy to address cat colonies.
Obamacare may soon be terminated by Congress, despite millions of Americans depending on it for health insurance. Tell Congress not to deny affordable health care to struggling Americans.
A 15-year-old girl was recently forced to undress in front of school staff as they checked her clothing for drugs. Demand tighter regulations so that these blatant breaches of privacy are made illegal.
Young piglets are being castrated without anesthesia, despite the fact that there are humane alternatives to this method. Sign this petition to help end the surgical castration of piglets.
The Chinese government is cracking down on the internet for fear of the public gaining new ideas. Stop this blatant disregard for human rights by signing this petition.
Innocent civilians are being killed in airstrikes against ISIS and the Pentagon is not keeping track of these deaths. Demand that the military begin documenting and acknowledging any and all civilian deaths caused by our airstrikes.
A huge explosion injured three oil refinery workers during a period of nationwide strikes for safer working conditions. It’s clear that these refineries are unsafe. Demand that the corporation involved use its obscene profits to protect its employees from deadly accidents.
California’s state parks are in danger of being closed due to budget cuts. State park closures would deny travelers the opportunity to experience our nation’s majestic landscape and destroy local businesses that rely on the parks’ visitors. Urge government officials to protect our national parks.
Nestlé has made an important decision to remove artificial colorings and flavors from its candy products sold in the United States. Thank the company for its efforts to protect the health of its customers.
Recent efforts by the DEA have left many veterans without necessary medication, leading to severe pain and withdrawal. Urge the DEA to overturn their recent decision and allow efficient access to medication for all veterans in need.
An alleged puppy mill on a farm left nearly 40 animals out in the freezing cold without food, water or shelter. Two of the animals were already dead when found. Punish these farm owners with the maximum penalty for animal abuse for leaving these poor pets out in the cold.
Students at a high school basketball game in Texas were photographed holding up racist signs. They were also caught yelling racial slurs at players on the opposing team. Sign here to demand that these students be forced to face the consequences of their actions.
An elderly man was jailed for nine days for feeding stray and feral cats in his neighborhood. Demand the law that led to his jailing be repealed, so that stray cats don’t have to survive on garbage and diseased rodents.