Schools in Pakistan are being converted into military facilities during armed conflicts, putting students and teachers at risk. These disturbing and dangerous occupations need to stop; take action to keep soldiers out of the classroom.
A pastor was recently tried and punished for his decision to perform his gay son’s marriage. Show support for this pastor, who did the right thing by acting out of love for his son.
In response to Russia’s Anti-Gay Propaganda Laws, an LGBT activist group has decided to send 10,000 pro-gay coloring books to the children of Russia. Commend the organization for this brave campaign.
Antibiotics are being over-prescribed, causing germs to become resistant in patients. Urge federal officials to rectify this dangerous situation before an epidemic of antibiotic resistance occurs.
A US company, Lumber Liquidators, is contributing to the extinction of the last remaining Siberian tigers. Tell the corporation to end its participation in practices that destroy tiger habitat.
The United States Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to warrantless wiretapping, which questions the right of the National Security Agency to collect phone data on millions of Verizon customers. Urge the Court to hear the case, and protect the Fourth Amendment right to privacy.
New York City wants to restrict the inheritance of property rights to legal spouses only. Speak up against this proposal, which unfairly targets low-income gay families.
The African Union is asking the International Criminal Court to grant immunity to current and past leaders who are suspected of committing crimes against humanity. Demand that the Court prioritize justice over immunity.
Indonesia’s Sumatran tigers are at high risk of extinction, due to paper and pulp companies clearing the forest that they call home. Urge Indonesia’s president to protect this land from further deforestation.
The National Chicken Council will soon release updated animal welfare recommendations. Ensure these guidelines improve the lives of the nine billion chickens raised for meat in America every year.
Deadly drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles used for missile strikes, are now available in nearly ninety countries. Urge the US government to stop the rapid proliferation of drone technology.
While it is a beautiful national monument, San Francisco’s Golden Gate bridge is also a hotbed of suicide attempts. San Francisco district officials need to build a higher railing along the bridge to deter people from jumping.
A recent violent break-in at a human rights organization in El Salvador has left staff members vulnerable to further violence and has seriously hindered the group’s ability to pursue its mission of reuniting ‘disappeared’ children with their families. Sign the petition and urge Salvadoran authorities to step in and protect human rights workers while investigating the break-in and bringing the perpetrators to justice.
China has recently drafted 60 reform proposals which would significantly change the Chinese way of life. Among these are proposals to abolish controversial labor camps and the one-child policy. Praise China for these progressive efforts towards stronger human rights policies.
Sham service dogs are a growing problem, due in large part to the lack of regulation in terms of who can buy a service dog vest. Sign this petition to increase regulations on service dog vests to ensure the safety of those who need the aid of service dogs.
Tiger parts are being sold illegally in China, and are being taken from tigers that are malnourished and maltreated in cramped and dirty farms. Sign the petition to stop the horrific treatment of these beautiful animals.
Last week, police officers choked and beat a 20-year-old black cyclist for riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. The police department claims these actions fall under appropriate force. Demand that the officers that were responsible for the attack are suspended and brought to justice.
Hundreds of toxic chemicals find their way into products we use everyday. Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families informs consumers about the most harmful chemicals, and lobbies retailers to remove them from store shelves. Show your support for these important efforts.
Oil companies want to transport more oil by rail, raising the likelihood of a disastrous oil train derailment occurring in the US. Urge the Department of Transportation to protect our communities from dangerous oil trains.
UGG boots are made of natural sheepskin. Every year, millions of sheep are castrated, have part of their tails cut off (some even have their horns hot-branded), and then have their throats slit for their skin. Condemn UGG for allowing cruelty to animals in the making of their boots.
The Food and Drug Administration recently made an announcement about the dangers of a cancer-causing chemical, acrylamide. Ask the agency to take action to limit the chemical’s consumption by humans.
A wild elk was recently euthanized because it became too comfortable around humans. Urge the national park responsible to find alternative methods for managing human-wildlife interactions in the future.
When a motivational speaker with a reputation for sexism, genderism, and bigotry recently spoke at a high school, students took to social media to express their outrage. Applaud these students for recognizing and calling out discriminatory ideas and behaviors.
As many schools are turning to the use of firearms to protect students in the case of school shootings, one company has come up with a safer and more cost-effective way to protect students in these tragic situations. Support this alternative solution to protecting our students from violence and shootings in the schools.
Bulimia is a worldwide epidemic and a disease that is incredibly difficult to recover from. Support an online community center that provides free resources to those suffering from the disease.