Presidential hopefuls Rand Paul and Chris Christie doubled-down on their anti-science positions by challenging the need to vaccinate children from deadly diseases. Paul, who also questions climate change, repeated the widely discredited assertion that vaccines cause mental retardation. Tell Sen. Paul and Gov. Christie to stop playing politics with the public’s health and drop their anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.
Big cats shouldn’t be kept behind bars in private collections. Fortunately, we have a chance to save them from lives in captivity. Ban these wild and majestic animals from being kept as pets.
World War II codebreaker and father of computer science Alan Turing was recently granted a posthumous pardon for his conviction of homosexuality. Sign this petition to praise the pardon for this highly influential figure.
The toxic air and water pollution created by factory farms are creating serious problems for the environment, animals, farm workers, and the surrounding communities. Demand the EPA use its authority to regulate the pollution cause by these inhumane farms.
Offshore drilling will be expanding into the Atlantic Ocean because of a newly proposed energy plan. Atlantic coastal communities and marine life will be at increased risk if it’s put into place. Urge U.S. Secretary of Energy to advocate for a less disastrous plan.
Thousands of cats may be killed after being rescued from consumption in Vietnam because locals laws dictate that smuggled “goods,” whether they are objects or live creatures, must be destroyed. Sign this petition to ask the Vietnamese government to transport the rescued cats into shelters instead of killing them.
Primates are intelligent animals that require more care than most owners are able to give, but their sale, ownership, and transfer is still legal by private individuals. Help end the unethical sale of these animals by signing this petition.
A homophobic congresswoman recently bowed to public pressure and withdrew a proposed law that would have given businesses the right to discriminate against LGBT people. Applaud efforts to stop this discriminatory policy.
Republicans want to require women seeking an abortion to receive an invasive ultrasound before they can give “informed consent” to receive an abortion. Ask President Obama not to sign this bill and respect the bodies and choices of women in the US.
Cheerleaders for professional sports teams routinely do not get paid for their hard work while team owners make millions. Demand that teams be required to fairly compensate cheerleaders for the work they do.
Harry Potter-themed chocolate will soon be certified fair trade thanks to a four-year campaign by human rights activists and Harry Potter fans. Thank Warner Bros. for this progressive step to eliminate unethically-sourced cocoa from its products.
An obituary for a beloved writer focused on her weight and physical appearance before addressing her contributions to literature and science. Demand an apology for this offensive obituary.
Hollywild Animal Park continues to operate even though it has received numerous violations over the years for unsanitary living conditions, lack of veterinary care, and improper food storage. Please sign this petition to shut down this abusive zoo.
A school employee may face repercussions from her district after allegedly sharing a number of racist and pro-Confederate images on her Facebook page. Demand that the school district fire the employee.
A pro-gun congressman is trying to protect teachers from legal scrutiny and repercussions in the event that they feel justified in shooting a student to death in defense of themselves or school property. Demand that he abandon this horrifying legislation at once.
A homophobic and transphobic congressional committee has stopped LGBT people from receiving legal protections from discrimination. Demand that the committee revote on the issue in favor of LGBT rights.
Drone hunting may soon be banned in Oregon. Support the illegality of drone hunting in favor of allowing hunted animals the chance to flee from their pursuers without being tracked by a robot.
A student was allegedly found sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on the Stanford campus. Stanford has since barred him from the university and launched its own investigation. Thank the university and the witnesses for their efforts to end campus sexual assault.
Christians and Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia face hideous persecution at the hands of the Sunni majority. Offenders are subject to lashes and imprisonment. Please sign this petition to condemn this cruelty.
Officials say spying helps protect against terrorism. In reality, innocent citizens’ rights are trampled with little accountability or benefit to safety. Reject Canada’s push to expand spying powers.
Two Vanderbilt University football players were convicted of the rape and abuse of their unconscious classmate. Applaud the decision to make them face consequences for their horrible actions.
The NFL has a history of domestic abuse and of dealing with said abuse very poorly, but its new Super Bowl ad may be a step in the right direction. Support it and urge them to continue to raise awareness.
A hyper-militarized police force that will carry machine guns to patrol peaceful protests has been proposed by the New York Police Department. Demand that the mayor reject this proposal, which treats law-abiding protesters like terrorists instead of people.
Students who do not get their vaccinations are placing other children at risk. Urge the governor of California to bar unvaccinated children from attending school to prevent the spread of disease.
A public defender was recently arrested for advising her client against cooperating with an illegal police interrogation. Demand that these ridiculous charges are dropped.