Thousands of innocent people have been tortured and killed in Syria’s government prisons. Demand that UN officials seek justice for both the victims and their families.
A 14-year-old boy was coerced into confessing to a crime he did not commit and now he is facing the death penalty in Pakistan. This unjust execution must be stopped and a proper investigation to find the real killer should be conducted.
Thousands of people in West Africa are likely to die from the entirely preventable measles virus because they were unable to get vaccinated during the Ebola epidemic. Demand that the United States help West African nations catch up on these vital vaccinations to save lives.
Workers earning minimum wage might be forced to give up some of their hourly earnings and make ends meet on a meager $7.25 an hour, despite the fact that that is not nearly enough money to eke out a living. Demand that the congressman who has proposed this change abandon his regressive campaign at once.
Citizens could soon be banned from recording video of police officers and their misconduct, despite the fact that doing so is a fundamental right granted by the First Amendment. Demand that the congressman proposing this regressive ban abandon it at once.
Hemp is a more sustainable and efficient alternative to current biofuel crops. It can be grown almost anywhere and requires significantly less maintenance or pesticides. Encourage the Department of Energy to recognize the merits of hemp as a fuel source and begin investing in its research and production.
Drilling for oil and gas may soon be approved to take place off the coast of North Carolina’s beaches. Sign this petition and urge the President to encourage looking into natural energy options instead.
Farmers in South Africa are breeding mutant animals with health problems for the sole purpose of having them hunted for high profits. Demand an end to this sickening practice.
Two men were recently charged with animal cruelty for allegedly running an illegal and inhumane slaughterhouse. The animals were found emaciated, dying, diseased and even eating each other just trying to survive. Demand these men receive the full penalty under the law for their alleged awful actions.
Many of New York City’s homeless shelters have been deemed unsanitary and unsafe, containing rat- and roach-infested rooms and puddles of urine and garbage. This is no way for anyone to live; demand that the living conditions at these shelters be improved at once.
The United States is now home to its first fully accredited and recognized Islamic university, marking a historical milestone for religious pluralism in the country. Congratulate the leader of the school for this significant achievement.
Thirty-five percent of the United States’ electricity can come from clean, sustainable wind energy, if only the country had the infrastructure to harness it. Demand that President Obama build enough infrastructure to reach this goal.
A low supply of lethal injection drugs has led Alabama lawmakers to pass a bill allowing prisons to use the electric chair as a backup. Rather than preparing for inhumane options for death, prisons should instead be executing fewer inmates. Demand that Alabama not kill prisoners with the electric chair.
The gathering and storage of user data by telecommunications companies has been declared unconstitutional by a Dutch court. Praise the ruling, which effectively banned a government mass surveillance program.
Videotaping officers is one of the few ways civilians can guard against police brutality, but now Texas lawmakers want to take away that tool. This would help create a police state in which the police are exempt from oversight. Ensure that people have the right to protect themselves and capture instances of police misconduct.
A veterinarian was wrongly detained abroad, but thanks to pressure placed by authorities, she is now home. Applaud those who fought for her freedom.
White fraternity members are shown singing a racist chant in a recent video. While their university has taken strong actions to right this wrong, it is not enough. Demand that this fraternity be officially designated as a hate group to ensure that no future hate speech or violence goes unchecked.
Thousands of children in developing countries die every year because of the rotavirus. Sign this petition to thank a team of scientists for creating an affordable vaccine to combat this deadly virus.
A humane society recently held a big event to raise money for stray and abandoned animals. Please sign this petition to thank those responsible for ensuring that their community’s homeless animals are cared for.
All new experiments have been stopped at an animal research lab until they have more oversight due to questionable practices involving animal abuse. Praise the decision to stop the pain and suffering of these farm animals.
People who don’t conform to a religious doctrine could be prevented from marrying under a proposed state law. Sign here to oppose this outrageous idea and to fight for marriage equality for all.
Known war criminals, linked to torture and murder, were later hired to teach at a prestigious government university. Demand an end to this taxpayer-funded disgrace.
Extreme haunted houses are taking their scares too far by torturing guests and refusing to let them leave. Sign the petition to place tough regulations on extreme haunted houses.
A panic button may be introduced in Arkansas school districts, allowing educators to significantly cut down on the time required to contact emergency services. Sign this petition to support the use of a live-saving panic button in schools.
California has released over 2,700 nonviolent offenders from state prisons, lowering prison populations to the lowest point of overcrowding seen in decades. Applaud the move, which will see more resources directed toward the inmates most in need of rehabilitation.