Recent Petitions

Stop Barbaric Firing Squad Executions

Stop Barbaric Firing Squad Executions

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.

Teacher Suspended for Hugging Autistic Student Must be Reinstated

Teacher Suspended for Hugging Autistic Student Must be 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.

Ditch Unconstitutional “Sodomy” Law

Ditch Unconstitutional “Sodomy” Law

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.

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Don’t Let Doctors Refuse to Treat LGBT Patients

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.

Praise Ruling that Gay Conversion Therapy is Fraud

Praise Ruling that Gay Conversion Therapy is Fraud

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.”

Demand Transparency from Animal Shelter that Threw Away Donations

Demand Transparency from Animal Shelter that Threw Away Donations

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.

Demand Closure of Crumbling Nuclear Plant

Demand Closure of Crumbling Nuclear Plant

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.

Praise Zoo for Rescuing Circus Animals and Raising Awareness

Praise Zoo for Rescuing Circus Animals and Raising Awareness

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.

Success: Walmart Increases Minimum Wage

Success: Walmart Increases Minimum Wage

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.

Applaud Success of Renewable Energy Plan

Applaud Success of Renewable Energy Plan

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.

Shut Down Inhumane Animal Testing Lab

Shut Down Inhumane Animal Testing Lab

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.

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Keep Christian Favoritism Out of Constitution

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.

Oppose Jailing of Elderly Man for Feeding Stray Cats

Oppose Jailing of Elderly Man for Feeding Stray Cats

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.

Don’t Terminate Obamacare

Don’t Terminate Obamacare

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.

Stop Strip-Searching Children at School

Stop Strip-Searching Children at School

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.

End Painful Castration of Pigs

End Painful Castration of Pigs

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.

Urge China to Stop Controlling the Internet

Urge China to Stop Controlling the Internet

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.

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Keep Track of Civilians Killed in Airstrikes

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.

Stop Deadly Oil Refinery Explosions

Stop Deadly Oil Refinery Explosions

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.

Save California State Parks

Save California State Parks

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.

Thank Nestlé for Removing Artificial Colorings

Thank Nestlé for Removing Artificial Colorings

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.

Don’t Restrict Veteran Access to Necessary Medication

Don’t Restrict Veteran Access to Necessary Medication

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.

Punish Alleged Puppy Mill That Left Animals Out in the Cold

Punish Alleged Puppy Mill That Left Animals Out in the Cold

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.

Demand Hate Crime Charges for Racist Students

Demand Hate Crime Charges for Racist Students

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.

Don’t Outlaw Feeding Stray Animals

Don’t Outlaw Feeding Stray Animals

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.