Though 55 countries have banned the use of deadly asbestos, in the United States this issue has been left to individual states to decide. The U.S. has neither a federal law that addresses asbestos nor a system to compensate victims. Sign to demand the U.S. ban asbestos and compensate victims.
A 46-year-old elephant has been abused and exploited for almost twenty years. Speak out to free her from the Commerford Traveling Zoo and allow her to live the rest of her life in peace.
Millions of low-wage American workers are finally now guaranteed the right to paid sick leave, like those in every other country in the developed world. Thank government leaders for doing what the people wanted and giving the American working class a fairer shake.
A landmark deal has been reached regarding Iran’s nuclear future that is mutually beneficial for the entire world. The deal required signigicant bargaining and diplomacy, and for all that hard work, the world leaders involved, including President Obama, deserve our thanks.
Rape survivor advocates are trying to get Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom revoked after it came to light that he admitted to buying sedatives to use on women so that he could have sex with them. Sign our petition to support efforts to remove this prestigious honor from an alleged serial rapist.
An unnoticed success story has been the proliferation of urban farms in cities across the United States and around the world. This isn’t a fad. Sign to recognize and encourage urban farming as an important part of global food production.
Transgender soldiers will soon be allowed to serve without hiding themselves thanks to an order by the U.S. Secretary of Defense. Sign our petition to applaud this move to eliminate transphobic policy from the military,
A man reportedly tried selling a baby for $1,500 at a mall. The baby’s mother has apparently been missing for three weeks. Urge the police to take action to make sure this poor baby is protected and properly cared for, and find out what happened to the mother.
Officials in Mexico believe the country’s most notorious and dangerous drug kingpin had help escaping prison. Urge officials to severely punish prison guards if they are found to have helped the dangerous drug lord ‘El Chapo’ escape from prison.
A Florida State football player allegedly hit a woman after another case where a different player was shown on video punching a woman in the face and yet another case where a player was accused of raping another student. Urge officials to take action on the football team to prevent cases like these from continuing to happen.
The genome of the black rhinoceros is being sequenced by a team of researchers, which could help create lab-grown horns and drive down demand from poachers. Praise them for their efforts to conserve this majestic species.
A son of a police officer has been arrested after allegedly planning terrorist attacks on a college campus. Demand he be given the maximum penalty if found guilty.
President Obama has designated three more sites as national monuments, effectively protecting over one million acres from development and destruction. Please sign here to commend his efforts and encourage further conservation efforts in the future.
Medical professionals are now prevented from publicly disclosing evidence of abuse or maltreatment in Australian detention and refugee centers. Demand that the law is repealed in order to ensure that doctors will face no consequences for blowing the whistle on the mistreatment of patients.
Our over-reliance on well water will soon prove disastrous unless it is systemically replaced with enviro-friendly alternatives. Water-harvesting earthworks can remove the strain on underground well water, and actually reverse drought. Demand that the USDA fund this practice and give it the momentum it needs to save the day.
President Obama has just used his executive authority to release almost 50 non-violent drug offenders from prison. Sign here to thank the President for giving these men and women another chance at life and attempting to lessen the burden on the United States’ overworked prison system.
Tropical rainforests home to thousands of imperiled species are being destroyed to supply Burger King with palm oil. Fast food shouldn’t have to be a driver of deforestation and the climate change that comes with it. Tell Burger King, the world’s third-largest fast food company, to use only sustainable palm oil.
Oil spills are devastating to animals and the environment, but bacteria-filled capsules can help dramatically reduce the harm. Demand that large oil companies pay for such capsules to be developed and for the costs of distributing these capsules after a major oil spill occurs.
Boy Scouts of America is finally allowing gay adults to serve as leaders and volunteers in the organization. Praise those who have helped push for this resolution and end to discrimination.
A suffering moose species has experienced a severe decline in population numbers in the past decade. Speak up now to federally protect this incredible animal.
Some residents of Mississippi feel the racism within their own state flag may need to be addressed, as it is the only U.S. state flag that incorporates the Southern cross seen on the Confederate flag. Urge lawmakers to change the racist Mississippi state flag.
Recently released court documents show that Bill Cosby admitted to getting Quaaludes to have sex with women. In light of this new evidence, demand Cosby come clean about drugging women and pay the consequences for his sickening actions.
Republicans are trying to roll back the Endangered Species Act. Tell lawmakers to rally in protection of endangered wildlife and not allow their protections to be destroyed.
Two teenagers were shot in a Brooklyn park. Police have no suspects in the shooting. Urge them to utilize all resources to capture the shooter and give them the most severe punishment possible.
Cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped a Mexican prison. Demand that he be handed over to U.S. authorities once he’s caught so he won’t be able to bribe prison workers into helping him escape again.