The owner of an abusive and inhumane puppy mill was recently fined less than $1000 for keeping six malnourished dogs in cramped and dirty containers, despite being a repeat offender. Demand that a higher court hand down a more appropriate punishment.
The spread of the Ebola virus is turning into a deadly runaway epidemic. Urge world leaders to take swift action before thousands more lives are lost.
Prison overcrowding is the cause of intense human misery, and an outrageous waste of tax dollars. Praise the authors of a new law that helps solve the crisis by reducing sentencing for many non-violent offenses.
Thousands of children could lose access to crucial healthcare services because lawmakers are failing to act. Don’t put kids’ health on the chopping block.
Injured elephants are being forced to perform for entertainment in an upcoming circus show. Demand that the circus give these animals time to rest and properly heal.
Underfunded public schools are leaving students behind. Too many schools have overcrowded classrooms, a lack of supplies, little-to-no arts programs, and unhygienic conditions. Demand adequate funding be allocated to Philadelphia public schools.
Cuts to essential healthcare programs threaten senior citizens across the country. Don’t let Medicare services disappear for patients who need them to stay healthy.
The hostile anti-gay environment of Kyrgyzstan continues to worsen with a proposal to criminalize positive attitudes towards less traditional sexualities. Sign this petition to encourage lawmakers to reject this draconian legislation.
The Republicans are in control of the Senate and they intend to approve a large crude oil pipeline and remove greenhouse emissions limits meant to preserve our environment. Tell the Majority Leader to keep these protections in place, as we all depend on this earth to survive.
A Missouri judge has found the state’s marriage ban unconstitutional, paving the way for same-sex couples to finally get married. Sign the petition to show your support for marriage equality.
Consumers deserve the chance to be protected from irritating, unsolicited robocallers. Tell phone companies to stand up for their customers and take action to stop robocalls now.
A shooter targeted a mosque while people were inside worshiping. Urge the FBI to investigate the incident as a hate crime, and possibly as an act of political terrorism.
A new Congressman-elect has a troubling history of anti-Islam, anti-woman, and anti-gay bigotry. Urge him to apologize for his past statements and start his term of office on a less problematic note.
A monument to Steve Jobs has been torn down by a Russian holding company in order to comply with homophobic laws. Denounce this hateful action and demand that they refuse to cater to a prejudiced administration by re-installing the monument.
A teacher who said that she would kill all black people if she had only 10 hours to live has been allowed to return to the classroom. Demand that this racist instructor be fired for making such a violent and reprehensible statement.
Genetically modified crops that have not been approved for human consumption are ending up in our food and endangering the environment. Protect our health from these unapproved GMOs.
Women can be now deprived of access to healthcare by their employers, due to a misguided Supreme Court decision. Stand up for the right of all women to make their own healthcare choices.
Police called for a no-fly zone during widespread protests, claiming it would protect the public. Their real motivation was likely to prevent news helicopters from covering the story. Call on officials to demand proof of a public safety threat before enacting no-fly zones during times of unrest.
Banning the burning of fossil fuels is the only way to fight human-caused climate change and help protect our environment. Urge President Obama to abolish the use of this dirty resource and instead rely on renewable energy.
In response to a vicious hate crime in Philadelphia, the city’s council members have unanimously agreed to pass a strict hate crime policy. Show your support for legal protections for the LGBT community.
Two on-duty cops were caught on camera making jokes about rape. Demand that they be fired for demonstrating gross insensitivity to rape victims and women everywhere.
Scientists recently developed an innovative water filtration system in the form of a book filled with clean water tips and filter sheets. Applaud their efforts to provide the developing world with a cost-effective, easy-to-use water filtration system.
A popular vegan food company must test its products on live animals before it can resume selling them in Canada. Demand that the Canadian government reverse this nonsensical requirement immediately.
Translators have put themselves in harm’s way on and off the battlefield for the U.S. but they are not protected or rewarded properly. Tell John Kerry and the U.S. State Department to accelerate the visa program for these individuals and their families so that they can be justly rewarded for their service.
A 90-year-old man and two pastors are facing criminal charges for feeding the homeless. Demand that the charges are dropped and that more is done to help the less fortunate.