Elder abuse is a global issue, but laws meant to protect senior citizens only work when enforced. Praise a government official for bringing justice to an elderly woman swindled out of her home by her own son.
Countless studies have proven that a dog’s breed does not make it dangerous, but many counties continue to attempt to rip well-behaved dogs from loving homes based solely on the way they look. Urge government officials to repeal these ineffective discriminatory laws immediately.
Despite being banned in 1986, commercial whaling continues today. Thousands of whales die inhumane deaths each year for this cruel and illegal business. Demand an end to commercial whaling once and for all.
A Maine school district is considering adding a mercury-laden fish to its lunch menu in a misguided attempt to promote the local food movement. Tell this school district to prioritize the health of its students when serving local seafood.
After months of congressional inaction, the president has announced that he will use his powers to work towards immigration reform. This reform has the potential to help thousands of people become U.S. citizens. Thank the president for turning his attention to this important issue.
Shell Oil Company has an unhealthy influence on the minds of children through a popular children’s toy, Lego. Lego features toy sets with the Shell logo printed on the blocks. Influencing young minds to support destructive industries is morally unsound; urge Shell to stop working with Lego.
In a blow to transparency, all-expenses-paid trips taken by members of Congress no longer have to be disclosed to the public. These trips are financed by interest groups that often want something in return. Call on officials to restore disclosure rules to avoid the specter of corruption.
All around the world people are starving because they lack the ability to grow their own food, especially in desert regions. Thank an innovative project increasing food security by adapting to the land instead of manipulating it.
Pristine waters surrounding a Mediterranean island are threatened by an oil company that has permits to begin drilling. Call on environmental officials to revoke the permit and save this unique habitat and its diverse wildlife.
Expanded protection to many vulnerable wetlands and streams across the country is currently being considered by the EPA. Ensure that our country’s wetlands and their wildlife are protected by signing the petition today.
America’s beautiful wilderness needs saving. Make key sites need to be designated as national monuments to preserve the environment, protect wildlife, and promote economic stability.
The police chief of a South Carolina town has been reinstated after residents voted to limit the homophobic mayor’s power. Thank the city council members for their efforts to ensure that discrimination based on sexuality will not be tolerated.
Indigenous land rights protesters are facing repression and discrimination from the Chilean government. Demand that the government respect the rights to due process and a fair trial, and that it review the controversial legislation used to justify this abuse of power.
The EPA is considering limiting carbon dioxide pollution for coal power plants nationwide, which will increase their efficiency and lower the U.S.’s carbon footprint. Support this important rule by signing the petition.
A gas drilling project recently gained approval to expand into a reservation of uncontacted tribes. Protect the rights of the tribespeople and the land they depend upon for survival by stopping this plan from moving forward today.
Officials plan to slaughter thousands of birds to protect salmon and trout populations, although the fishes’ decline is largely due to dam construction and habitat loss. Demand that the government cancel this ruthless extermination and address the human activity truly responsible.
Manta and mobula rays are being killed by the thousands so their gills can be used to make a toxic tonic, almost all of which is consumed in one city. Urge the city’s mayor to make his citizens aware of the dangers of this tonic.
West Africa is suffering from the worst Ebola outbreak the world has ever seen. The deadly virus has already killed hundreds and continues to spread. Urge the international community to fund treatment efforts and develop a cure to eliminate the disease once and for all.
The world’s largest marine sanctuary is protected from commercial exploitation. Destructive naval exercises are still legal, leaving marine life vulnerable to hazards from sonar and explosives. Urge the U.S. President to fully protect the marine sanctuary and ban naval training exercises.
Ten activists were recently arrested during a protest for net neutrality outside of Google headquarters. Demand that charges against them are dropped and that Google step up in the fight for a fair internet.
Wild horses in Patagonia are being hunted to extinction. These majestic creatures have roamed freely across this land for centuries, yet modern hunters are pushing the wild horse population towards collapse. Demand protection for the wild horses from hunters.
A school principal banned the showing of a school musical because it has a same-sex marriage scene. This is clearly discriminatory, and his comments have shown that he is prejudiced and possibly alienating many LGBT students. Denounce his comments and refusal to show this popular musical.
The British Medical Association is proposing a law that would ban cigarettes for anyone born after the year 2000. Please sign this petition to encourage this initiative for the elimination of smoking and its hazards.
National wildlife refuges that have seen toxic spills, destruction of habitats, and exploitation of the land need protection. Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to save these important icons from further development.
A recent ad campaign challenges the sexism behind the phrase ‘___ like a girl’ while offering an empowering image of self-confidence for girls and women. Sign the petition and praise the company for its inspiring ad campaign.