Recent Petitions

Figure A shows the location of the lungs, airways, pleura, and diaphragm in the body. Figure B shows lungs with asbestos-related diseases, including pleural plaque, lung cancer, asbestosis, plaque on the diaphragm, and mesothelioma.

Ban All Use of Toxic Asbestos and Compensate Victims

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.

Retire Petting Zoo Elephant After Nearly Two Decades of Cruelty

Retire Petting Zoo Elephant After Nearly Two Decades of Cruelty

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.

ADN-ZB-Demme-25.3.1975-eng-Mühlhausen: Sowjetische Erfahrungen verbunden mit eigenen Ideen nutzt Bekleidungsfacharbeiterin Ute Zier im Bekleidungswerk Mühlhausen zur qualitätsgerechten Arbeit. Auf jede einzelne Näherin ist der tägliche Plan aufgeschlüsselt. Die 400 Frauen des Bekleidungswerkes wollen so den Anteil der 1.Wahl bei über zwei Millionen Schürzen in diesem Jahr weiter erhöhen.

Success: Workers Guaranteed Paid Sick Leave

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.

Praise Successful Diplomatic Solution to Iran’s Nuclear Future

Praise Successful Diplomatic Solution to Iran’s Nuclear Future

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.

Revoke Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom

Revoke Bill Cosby’s Medal of Freedom

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.

A backyard farm in New York City.

Success: Urban Farming Creates More Sustainable Global Food Supply

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.

Success: Transgender Soldiers to Be Allowed to Serve Openly

Success: Transgender Soldiers to Be Allowed to Serve Openly

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,

Protect Baby from Man Who Reportedly Tried Selling Her to Strangers

Protect Baby from Man Who Reportedly Tried Selling Her to Strangers

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.

Punish Guards Who Allegedly Let Dangerous Drug Lord Escape

Punish Guards Who Allegedly Let Dangerous Drug Lord Escape

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.

Stop Florida State’s Delinquent Football Players

Stop Florida State’s Delinquent Football Players

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.

Praise Scientists Trying to Save Black Rhinos

Praise Scientists Trying to Save Black Rhinos

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.

Punish Man Accused of Plotting Terrorist Attack

Punish Man Accused of Plotting Terrorist Attack

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.

Success: One Million Acres Saved in New National Monuments

Success: One Million Acres Saved in New National Monuments

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.

Don’t Criminalize Reporting of Wrongdoing at Immigration Detention Centers

Don’t Criminalize Reporting of Wrongdoing at Immigration Detention Centers

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.

Reverse Drought with Eco-Friendly Water Harvesting Technique

Reverse Drought with Eco-Friendly Water Harvesting Technique

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.

Applaud Commutation of Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

Applaud Commutation of Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Offenders

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.

The devastating effect of deforesting for a palm oil plantation.

Stop Burger King from Destroying Rainforests

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.

Use Bacteria to Clean Up Toxic Oil Spills

Use Bacteria to Clean Up Toxic Oil Spills

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.

Success: Boy Scouts Now Accepting Gay Leaders

Success: Boy Scouts Now Accepting Gay Leaders

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.

Protect Vanishing Moose Species

Protect Vanishing Moose Species

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.

Change Racist Mississippi State Flag

Change Racist Mississippi State Flag

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.

Tell Cosby to Come Clean About Drugging Women

Tell Cosby to Come Clean About Drugging Women

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.

Save Endangered Species From Attack by Politicians

Save Endangered Species From Attack by Politicians

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.

Capture Gunman who Shot Teens in Park

Capture Gunman who Shot Teens in Park

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.

Send Escaped Cartel Leader to U.S. Prison Once Captured

Send Escaped Cartel Leader to U.S. Prison Once Captured

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.