Animal Welfare

Kitten Reportedly Duct Taped to Lit Firecrackers and Dumped Deserves Justice

A kitten was reportedly duct taped to lit firecrackers and burned in a horrific case of animal cruelty. She was then seemingly discarded in the trash. Demand that the person found responsible receives the harshest punishment possible.

Environment

Keep Endangered Species From Extinction by Protecting Their Habitats

Countless endangered species face extinction due to a change in the federal definition of the term “critical habitat.” Demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service step in to prevent this deadly change.

Success

Success: Ancestral Lands and Recognition Returned to Native American Tribe

Thousands of acres of Native American ancestral lands will be returned to their first inhabitants in California. This should be celebrated. Applaud the reversal of this long-ago wrong and needed victory during a time of such deep racial, ethnic, and cultural divides.

Human Rights

Joe Biden: Commit to Clear Plan to Eliminate Abortion Restrictions

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to end restrictions to safe, affordable abortions, thus protecting the health and independence of millions of women. However, he hasn’t released a plan for how he intends to do this, leading many to doubt his sincerity. Demand that he outlines a clear plan to end cruel and unfair abortion laws.

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Joe Biden: Commit to Clear Plan to Eliminate Abortion Restrictions

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has promised to end restrictions to safe, affordable abortions, thus protecting the health and independence of millions of women. However, he hasn’t released a plan for how he intends to do this, leading many to doubt his sincerity. Demand that he outlines a clear plan to end cruel and unfair abortion laws.

Success: Ancestral Lands and Recognition Returned to Native American Tribe

Thousands of acres of Native American ancestral lands will be returned to their first inhabitants in California. This should be celebrated. Applaud the reversal of this long-ago wrong and needed victory during a time of such deep racial, ethnic, and cultural divides.

Kitten Reportedly Duct Taped to Lit Firecrackers and Dumped Deserves Justice

A kitten was reportedly duct taped to lit firecrackers and burned in a horrific case of animal cruelty. She was then seemingly discarded in the trash. Demand that the person found responsible receives the harshest punishment possible.

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 by Pausing In-Person School Schedules

Hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 have already appeared because of the re-opening of in-person instruction in our schools. Demand that all schools in the United States switch to distance learning until the pandemic is over.

Stop Funding the Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has been terrorizing protesters in several big cities, inciting violence and making arrests without probable cause. Yet while the U.S. Postal Service and other important agencies have been cut off from funding, they have received bailouts. Demand that the government utilize coronavirus funding to support necessary, beneficial services to the American public.

Keep Endangered Species From Extinction by Protecting Their Habitats

Countless endangered species face extinction due to a change in the federal definition of the term “critical habitat.” Demand that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service step in to prevent this deadly change.

Success: Federal Troops Leave Portland

Violent federal forces were removed from Portland, with conditions. While the fight to protect free speech is not over yet, it’s a victory for the safety of protesters in Portland. Thank Oregon lawmakers for pushing to remove federal forces, and encourage them to continue to protect protesters.

McDonald’s: Protect Young Workers from Abuse and Exploitation

Twelve McDonald’s locations were found in violation of federal child labor laws. Demand that the fast food chain hold its franchises accountable.

Puppy Reportedly Abandoned Inside Hot Car Deserves Justice

A helpless puppy named Boomer was apparently abandoned inside a scorching hot car. He cried nonstop and nearly died when inside temperatures reportedly reached 130 degrees. Demand justice for Boomer.

Don’t Allow Trump to Postpone the Presidential Election During Pandemic

Donald Trump wants to postpone the November election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This contradicts his claims that it is safe to open the economy and schools and raises questions about his motives. Sign this petition today demanding Republican leaders denounce Trump’s plan and commit to upholding a fair vote.

Impeach Attorney General William Barr for Racist Reaction to Protests

Attorney General William Barr has repeatedly shown that his responsibilities to the American people come second to his loyalty to the Trump agenda. His reactions to the Black Lives Matter and lockdown protests show clear racial bias in a position that should never hold such prejudice. Sign this petition demanding Congress impeach Barr at once.

Attorney General William Barr: Admit Existence of Systemic Racism in Policing

Attorney General William Barr has denied the proven existence of institutional racism in a wide array of police organizations. This is an insult to all who would see justice done in the United States’ treatment of people of color. Demand that he withdraw these statements and apologize for their harm.

Protect the Las Vegas Bearpoppy from Extinction

A rare flower adding color to the deserts of Nevada may soon face extinction. Sign the petition to demand it be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Don’t Threaten Endangered Chimpanzees and Monkeys With Destructive Logging

Untold endangered species could soon be destroyed in southern Cameroon due to logging. The forest where they live is home to undiscovered chimpanzees, gorillas, and exotic birds. Demand that Cameroon’s government reverse course and work to protect these animals and their home.

Notify Residents Exposed to Cancer-Causing Chemicals by Water Treatment Plants

North Carolina residents were exposed to a cancer-causing chemical in their drinking water following an accident at a water treatment plant. They received no warning because the officials have no legal requirement to report accidents like these. Demand that this be corrected with safe environmental regulations.

Save Child Brides From Violence, Oppression, and Death

Child marriages are on the rise in parts of Asia, hand-in-hand with skyrocketing rates of gender-based violence. Demand an end to this demeaning, dangerous practice and a new beginning free from oppression for Asia’s sons and daughters.

Don’t Undo Natives’ Rights to Govern Their Own Land

The Creek Nation of Oklahoma recently won a major victory in the Supreme Court to recognize the sovereignty of their land, but there is still a major threat looming to their rights to self-govern: Congress. Ensure that lawmakers won’t step on the rights of the Creek Nation and other Native Americans.

Dog Reportedly Found Abandoned in Streets and Lethally Underweight Deserves Justice

A severely malnourished dog was found wandering around the streets, left to starve by his owners, according to authorities. Demand he receive justice and a loving home.

Small and Fragile Dog Reportedly Killed by Pet Sitter Deserves Justice

A tiny Chihuahua mix named Tarzan was reportedly killed by his pet sitter. Two other dogs were also apparently kicked and hit by the same person. Sign this petition to demand justice for Tarzan.

End Destructive Deforestation of the Amazon by Cultivating Forests

With each fresh round of deforestation, the Amazon loses more of its rich biodiversity and the world stands to lose one of its most powerful weapons against devastating climate change. Sustainable farming could provide the key compromise between agricultural interests and environmental salvation. Support agroforestry and revitalize the Amazon.

Rename High School Titled After Racist Governor

A public high school in Alabama is named after a former governor who openly used racial slurs. This needs to change. The time has come to stop memorializing old white racists. Demand that this school be renamed after someone of value.

Rename Bridge Named After Confederate Traitor to Honor Civil Rights Icon

The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama is currently named after a senior officer in the Confederate Army, and this needs to change. The time of glorifying Confederate traitors needs to come to an end. Demand that the bridge is renamed to honor the life of congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis instead.

Don’t Let Trump Campaign Launder Hundreds of Millions for Personal Gain

While a national crisis unfolds, hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign donations have gone to President Trump’s private businesses, family members, and well-connected allies via illegal means. Demand an immediate investigation into these financial crimes.

Stop the Barbaric Slaughter of Endangered Pangolins

Thousands of pangolins are brutally maimed and boiled alive for meals every day across Asia, especially in China. This barbaric method of slaughter is beyond unacceptable. Urge the Chinese government to put a stop to this cruelty immediately.

Stop Paying Disabled Employees as Little as $2 per Hour

Disabled Americans live in poverty because their employers can pay them less than minimum wage, sometimes at an average of $2.15 per hour. Sign this petition today demanding that disabled employees are guaranteed equality.

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