Fox News recently used an offensive image from the movie ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ to accompany a story about transgender healthcare. The organization has come under fire multiple times for its insensitive handling of transgender issues. Ask Fox to apologize for using this image and to work to report on transgender issues in a more responsible manner.
Nepal hosts an annual elephant festival that includes elephants playing human sports. They are also subjected to beauty pageants and judged by any scars they may have. Ask Nepal to end these unethical games and give elephants back their freedom.
Mississippi’s only abortion clinic is at risk of being closed down due to a legal obstacle. Ask the state’s Attorney General to keep open the one clinic that provides these important health services to women.
Islamist rebel groups are using children as soldiers in the civil war that rages on in Mali. The International Criminal Court has a chance to investigate these war crimes and prosecute those responsible for recruiting children into armed conflict. Encourage this investigation and help reunite these children with their families.
Though mostly famous for its popular web search, Google Corporation is actually a huge advocator of the environment. It just invested $200 million in a wind farm in Texas, its 10th major investment in renewable energy sources since 2010. Applaud Google for its dedication to sustainability.
The Australian government plans to exempt religious organizations from the country’s anti-discrimination law, allowing those organizations to deny employment to gay individuals in the name of religious freedom. Demand that this exemption be removed so that religious institutions will no longer be permitted to discriminate against the LGBT community.
President Obama recently issued a series of 23 executive orders addressing gun violence in America. Most Americans support these solutions, and the President will continue to work with Congress to enact further bills to curb this national epidemic. Thank the President for taking such action in the face of the gun lobby.
Recently, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindall announced a tax reform plan that would eliminate personal and corporate income taxes. However, this reform would only benefit the top 1 percent of taxpayers. Demand this reform does not happen.
With asthma and allergies steadily rising in developing countries, it is incomprehensible that the FDA does not require companies to list ingredients in their products that could cause these health conditions. Demand that the FDA requires companies to list the fragrance ingredients in their products.
George Burnett, owner of the I Love Drilling Juice & Smoothie Bar has a policy where he charges liberals $1 more for smoothies. He donates this ‘surcharge’ to conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation. Sign the petition to condemn his policy and demand he rescind it.
Three Maryland landfills have been polluting rivers and streams with coal ash, threatening wildlife and people over a wide area. The company responsible has agreed to pay a total of $2.2 million in fines to clean up and solve the issue. Thank this company for stepping up to the plate to solve the problems it created.
New York City’s school bus drivers are currently on strike, a situation that leaves thousands of children without adequate transportation to school in the morning. The school district is offering temporary methods for them to get to school without the buses, but these will not be satisfactory in the long run. Encourage the leaders of each side of the dispute to begin talking and coming up with a plan to resolve this issue.
Insurance giant AIG has been receiving a tax break from the government as part of a federal bailout in 2008. However, the company is no longer in need of this break, which provides profit for executives and shareholders instead of helping out the company. Demand this tax break be ended immediately.
Smog has reached dangerously high levels across China; 100 million people across 30 cities are affected. The smog is 25 times what is considered safe in the US. Sign the petition to ask the Chinese government to regulate smog, improve air quality and to allow an open discussion about air pollution and ecological destruction.
Kashi, owned by Kellogg’s, markets its products as ‘all natural’ and organic, yet distributes food containing genetically modified ingredients. Kellogg’s recently donated a generous sum to the campaign against the California proposal demanding companies label all products that contain GMOs. Boycott all Kellogg’s products until the company begins correctly labeling its products and supporting GMO labeling efforts.
Two major pornography companies have filed a lawsuit against a new law that requires adult entertainers to use condoms for protection in their films. This law not only helps protect their employees from sexually transmitted infections like HIV, but also encourages safe sex among anyone who watches their films. Tell these companies to drop the lawsuit and put health before ratings.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was recently successful in pressuring the military to end its practice of using live goats in medical and trauma experiments. Sign the petition below to thank PETA for saving the lives of thousands of animals each year.
The European court of human rights recently took a stand for the equal rights of same-sex couples. The court ruled in favor of upholding British laws that prohibit discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation. Sign the petition and encourage the EU to continue to fight for equality.
The education minister of France recently issued a statement asking the country’s Catholic schools to remain neutral on the subject of same-sex marriage. The Catholic Church is strongly opposed to marriage equality and discussing the issue in Catholic schools would only increase homophobia among students. Demand that Catholic schools comply with the education minister’s request.
Procter and Gamble is one of the worst offenders when it comes to animal testing. But that’s not stopping actress Eva Mendes from endorsing their product, Pantene. Tell Eva Mendes to encourage the humane treatment of animals by discontinuing her endorsement of Pantene.
As human population increases in the Serengeti, poverty has created a struggle to meet nutritional needs. Even with regulations in place, illegal hunting and poaching are proving extremely difficult to curb. Thankfully, some very talented wildlife researchers are creating new and highly beneficial processes to aid in conservation efforts.
A cocker spaniel was recently found in a dumpster outside a San Diego high school. His condition was so bad that he had to be euthanized that same day at an animal care center. Sign the petition to make sure the responsible party is brought to justice.
Mississippi’s Governor is close to closing down the state’s only abortion clinic through a series of arbitrary laws. This would be a critical loss for the state and the reproductive rights of Mississippi’s women. Sign the petition and let your voice be heard; tell the Governor to keep the clinic open.
The recent number of air pollutants recorded in Beijing, China was alarming and possibly the worst ever. The Chinese government needs to address this issue before conditions worsen, which would jeopardize public health. Sign this petition to demand better monitoring of air pollution in China.
Increasing numbers of students are being priced out of a higher education with the rising cost of both tutiton and textbooks. In 2012 Oregon government elected to devise a plan for lowering textbook prices, but no further action has been taken. Encourage officials to prioritize making higher education more affordable for students.