The unfortunate deaths of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, and many other unarmed, non-violent citizens in urban cities of America won’t stop if law enforcement continues policing under the current framework. Urge Congress to amend the policy that tells police to make arrests off minor infractions and suspicion in low-income neighborhoods.
A crane collapse on the world’s biggest mosque in Islam’s holy city killed over a hundred people and injured more than two hundred others. Tell the construction company in charge of the mosque’s expansion to more thoroughly regulate the safety of their equipment to prevent further disasters.
Commercial fishing is destroying the population and habitat of the American eel. List the American eel as endangered to protect it from extinction.
A mute autistic student died after being left on a school bus for about nine hours. Police believe the circumstances of his death could be suspicious. Urge authorities to conduct a proper investigation and punish anyone found responsible for this child’s death.
Products that harm our health and the environment are allegedly being used in Kraft foods. Demand the company test for ingredients that may be putting consumers at risk.
Over 200 wild horses were found starving on and around federal lands, and 28 have since died at human hands. The Bureau of Land Management happened upon the emaciated mustangs and opted to kill a score of the exhausted and hungry creatures. Demand a federal investigation into this slaughter.
Many public officials around the country are refusing to hand out marriage licenses on the grounds of state religious exemption laws despite a federal ruling in favor of gay marriage. Tell federal officials to rule that state officials cannot refuse to give out marriage licenses as an act of defiance against same-sex marriage.
American gas companies are drilling in Thailand, sickening local villagers and destroying the environment. Tell American officials to take action and stop this damage to the environment and local communities.
Nearly 100 people were killed and nearly 100 injured when an illegal cache of explosives went off in India. Someone is responsible for causing this tragedy to occur and he or she must be punished for it. Urge authorities to ensure justice by issuing a severe punishment when the guilty are found.
Anti-Muslim activists and xenophobic bigots have successfully lobbied a local government to legally prevent a mosque from being built by a local Muslim community in a case of incredible religious discrimination. Demand that the government immediately reverse its action and allow this house of worship to be built regardless of the wishes of a small minority of loud and hateful Americans.
Half of all energy used by California could come from renewable energy sources by 2030 if a newly proposed bill becomes law. Demand that this commitment be made so that climate change can be fought to the best of our ability.
A man allegedly stabbed a dog in the neck multiple times. Sign this petition and demand he receive the maximum penalty under law if he is found guilty of this horrifying crime.
A dangerous chemical found in the well-known herbicide Roundup is the leading cause of death in monarch butterflies and is known to cause liver damage, reproduction issues, and birth defects in humans. We must speak up now to get this toxic herbicide off store shelves forever.
The last of the Florida panthers could be slaughtered to get them out of the way of factory farms and fracking companies. Sign this petition to demand that Florida’s official state animal be protected from extinction at the hands of greedy corporations.
An area teeming with biodiversity is in danger of complete destruction by a proposal to build thousands of apartment units on this precious wildlife habitat. Speak up now before this invasive project is approved.
A man allegedly fed a dog a blade knife, set a car on fire with a dog inside of it, and burned people’s houses down. Demand that this man be given a lengthy prison sentence if he is found guilty of these heartless crimes.
The number of tenants being evicted in Los Angeles is increasing, alongside inflating rental prices and a swelling homeless population. A state law that allows landlords to unjustly evict tenants is worsening this affordable housing crisis. Urge the Senate to eliminate this damaging practice.
Over 100 hectares of land in one of the most bio-diverse areas of Alberta have been given provincial park status. Applaud the move, which will ban new industrial development from further damaging these lands.
Fracking is killing endangered species and migratory birds living in fragile habitats at enormous rates. Sign this petition and demand the University of Texas stop destroying delicate ecosystems.
Hundreds of pigeons may soon be tossed in the air and shot for no other reason than to raise money for political candidates. Sign this petition and demand this alleged cruel event be stopped.
With hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing brutal wars in Syria and Iraq, America has the ability to save thousands of lives with resettlement efforts. Urge the U.S. to open its borders to more of these desperate refugees.
Two female elephants and their calves were recently slaughtered, bringing a violent end to a three-year streak of no-poaching incidents in Zakouma National Park. Urge authorities to find these cruel poachers and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.
An abused woman was given 15 times the number of years in jail as her abuser for “failure to protect” her infant child. The abuser broke the 3-month-old’s leg and ribs, yet he has been free for seven years while the mother is still in prison. Urge the parole board to stop punishing the victim.
A police officer appears to whip, kick, and tug cruelly at one of the unit’s canines in a video published online. The officer is still working while an investigation is underway. Call for a temporary suspension while the case is investigated and for the maximum penalty for the officer in question in the event that he is proven guilty.
New York City voted to require that chain restaurants add a warning icon next to high-sodium items on menus. Applaud this move towards a better informed and hopefully healthier American people.