Animals are needlessly put to death everyday at overcrowded shelters, often because they have treatable diseases. Urge crucial changes to save the lives of countless animals and help them find loving homes instead.
Recent incidents reveal the need for improved polices to address rape on college campuses. Demand justice for survivors, transparency from administrative staff and the criminal prosecution of all sexual assaults.
Infertility is a heartbreaking condition, and expensive to treat. Many couples go into debt trying to conceive or else abandon the dream completely. Call on healthcare regulators to require insurance companies to cover infertility treatments.
The value of a penny is less than the cost of making one, wasting tax dollars as well as businesses’ time and money. Call for elimination of the penny to help boost economic productivity.
A politician’s claim that rapes “do not happen deliberately” is a major setback for activists, promoting misinformation about the seriousness of sexual assault. Demand his apology, and call on him to work towards real solutions to this human rights crisis.
Nearly 1,200 native Canadian women and girls have gone missing or were murdered in the past three decades. Urge Canada’s prime minister to initiate an investigation today.
President Obama plans to expand the Pay As You Earn student loan repayment program and retroactively lower loan interest rates for low-income borrowers. Applaud the President’s efforts to help end the student loan crisis.
Although some improvements have been made, Kosovo must improve its human rights record. Call on the country’s president to improve human rights policy today.
Unsecured animals in the backs of pickup trucks are exposed to danger and the risk of death, but one governor recently vetoed action to protect them. Demand that this harmful decision be reversed now.
Tesla Motors, maker of electric cars, has decided to release all its patents in the hopes of advancing electric vehicle technology. Thank them for supporting carbon-friendly innovation.
A new court ruling helps hold food and beverage companies responsible for intentionally misleading consumers. Praise this bold stand against deceptive product labeling.
Over the years, sixteen different countries have banned orca captivity. Please sign this petition to show these countries that we support their stance against inhumane treatment of marine mammals.
Safe access to abortions and important sex education for school-age children will become difficult or impossible to obtain, under two new state laws. Insist the Governor of Louisiana reconsider his decision to support this legislation.
The Canadian Supreme Court has recently ruled that law enforcement and government officials must obtain warrants before accessing basic customer information from internet and cellular service providers. Applaud the decision, which will protect hundreds of thousands of Canadians annually.
Monkeys kept as pets often receive inadequate care, causing them to grow anxious or depressed. Urge the government to improve the lives of thousands of monkeys by banning citizens from owning them as pets.
An eleven-year-old boy is the only black child in his town, and every day he endures racist slurs, assaults, and threats from other students. Stop his school from allowing this blatant racism.
Many women in Africa are forced to undergo a painful genital mutilation operation before they have reached maturity. This operation comes with a large amount of complications, which often last the victim’s entire life. The belief behind the operation is off-base and abusive; demand that the operations be put to an end for good.
Online video website YouTube should allow individual expression and the promotion of political views, especially by artists and musicians. Call for YouTube to stop censoring a popular political musician M.I.A. and her work.
All across the country, utility companies are challenging the laws that have paved the way for the solar power revolution. When eco-friendly solar alternatives compete with utility power, huge centralized power plants lose profits. Stop utility companies from standing in the way of homeowners who want to use solar panel electricity.
Wildlife officials recently voted to extend endangered species protections to wolves in anticipation of their return to California’s forests. Thank them for protecting this iconic species.
A company has agreed to end its oil exploration in Africa’s oldest national park, home to half the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas. Thank the company for helping protect this precious species.
One nation has passed a landmark law allowing transgender people to more easily and legally change their gender. Praise the country’s commitment to human rights.
A brand new, extremely popular video game has just been released, but has one major flaw. Not a single female character has been made for players to choose. Ask this major company to include female protagonists in its next game to show support for female gamers.
A tour guide recently jumped in the water with wild alligators and fed them while tourists watched. This is extremely dangerous behavior, and interacting with wild animals interferes with their ability to survive on their own. Demand that the guide be fired immediately.
Tesla Motors is working to create an affordable electric car, but they are being blocked at every turn. Sign the petition to ensure that this environmentally sound car can be sold easily.