Articles written by: Cristina Tangreti

Cristina Tangreti

Stop Hateful Discrimination Against LGBT Veterans

Stop Hateful Discrimination Against LGBT Veterans

Gay veterans were nearly banned from participating in an annual city parade simply because of their identity. Demand an end to this type of hateful discrimination now.

Don’t Let Republicans Destroy Life-Saving Public Health Programs

Don’t Let Republicans Destroy Life-Saving Public Health Programs

Congress is planning to eliminate vital public health programs that prevent deadly disease outbreaks, potentially making millions of Americans susceptible to an epidemic. Take a stand for public health by signing this petition.

Don’t Poison Great Lakes With Severe Budget Cuts

Don’t Poison Great Lakes With Severe Budget Cuts

The Great Lakes are under threat as the Trump administration wants to cut nearly all funding to an initiative that fights pollution and other environmental hazards. Protest these detrimental budget cuts by signing this petition.

Don’t Cripple U.S. Public School System

Don’t Cripple U.S. Public School System

Public schools are at risk of losing much-needed funding thanks to a recent bill that proposes a nationwide voucher system. Vouchers take money away from public schools and do nothing to accelerate students’ success. Tell the House of Representatives to vote against this bill.

Protect the Oceans From Plastic Waste

Protect the Oceans From Plastic Waste

Indonesia has pledged $1 billion to drastically reduce the nation’s plastic ocean waste by the year 2025. Stand up to deadly plastic pollution and call for this new project to move forward.

Justice for Crocodile Stoned to Death at Zoo

Justice for Crocodile Stoned to Death at Zoo

Visitors at a Tunisian zoo killed a crocodile by smashing its head in with large rocks. This animal’s death could have been prevented had its enclosure been protected with proper barriers. Sign this petition to demand that the zoo do more to protect its vulnerable, captive animals.

End Cruel, Outdated Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City

End Cruel, Outdated Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City

Yet another horse has collapsed while pulling a carriage through New York City’s famous Central Park. Although the horse appears to be fine, dozens of other horses have not fared so well in this often cruel and irresponsible industry. Demand that New York’s City Council introduce legislation to ban horse-drawn carriages citywide.

Denounce Famous Surfer for Supporting Culling of Sharks

Denounce Famous Surfer for Supporting Culling of Sharks

A famous surfer has proposed on social media that France’s government should cull sharks daily to resolve the issue of an increase in shark attacks. Culling is cruel and ineffective and should not be promoted by an influential public figure. Tell this surfer that sharks belong in the ocean by signing this petition.

Protect Birds from Deadly Collisions with Glass Stadium

Protect Birds from Deadly Collisions with Glass Stadium

Dozens of birds have been killed by collisions with the clear glass panes of the U.S. Bank Stadium. Adding a less reflective coating to the glass could potentially spare thousands more birds from meeting the same fate in coming years. Demand that the owners of the stadium make it more bird-friendly to prevent a possible ecological disaster.

NFL Player Must Apologize for Telling Young Girls They Should “Be Silent”

NFL Player Must Apologize for Telling Young Girls They Should “Be Silent”

An NFL player told young girls to sit down and be “silent” and “polite” during a speech at an elementary school. Demand that he publicly apologize for his inappropriate comments.

Stop Republicans From Criminalizing Peaceful Protests

Stop Republicans From Criminalizing Peaceful Protests

Protesters will be prosecuted in the same way as terrorists if a new bill is passed by the Arizona House of Representatives. Under this bill, protesters wouldn’t even have to participate in a demonstration to be prosecuted according to racketeering laws. Take action against this infringement on First Amendment rights by signing this petition.

Don’t Prevent Teachers from Promoting Equality with Inspirational Posters

Don’t Prevent Teachers from Promoting Equality with Inspirational Posters

High school teachers were told to remove “We the People” posters, which promote equality and diversity, because administrators deemed them too “political” and “anti-Trump.” Tell the administration that there is nothing political about equality — it’s a basic right.

Don’t Host Circus That Uses Barbaric Animal Stunts

Don’t Host Circus That Uses Barbaric Animal Stunts

A traveling U.S. circus still uses tigers, elephants, and other animals in its show, forcing them to perform completely unnatural acts as a crude form of entertainment. Demand that one of the circus’s most prominent hosts on its ongoing tour refuse to do business with this circus.

Stop Trump’s Attack on Low-Income Americans

Stop Trump’s Attack on Low-Income Americans

Millions of low-income people in the U.S. will lose access to many free legal services if the most recent draft of Donald Trump’s budget plan is finalized. Tell Trump not to eliminate these important services from the budget by signing this petition.

Don’t Close Dozens of Struggling Public Schools

Don’t Close Dozens of Struggling Public Schools

Dozens of public schools are in serious danger of being closed down and possibly being replaced by charter schools. Teachers are protesting the proposed closures and demanding infrastructural changes to solve this public education crisis. Demand that the state’s School Reform Office take action to save these schools.

Penalize Officer Who Allegedly Used Taser on Pregnant 17-Year-Old

Penalize Officer Who Allegedly Used Taser on Pregnant 17-Year-Old

An NYPD officer is being accused of tasering a pregnant 17-year old woman outside of her own apartment. Demand that the cop in question be suspended for his dangerous actions by signing this petition.

Protect Vulnerable Waterways From Toxic Coal Mining Waste

Protect Vulnerable Waterways From Toxic Coal Mining Waste

A rule protecting certain U.S. waterways from unregulated coal mine dumping is at serious risk of being overturned, leaving these streams, surrounding ecosystems and the rural communities who depend on them vulnerable to toxic contamination. Tell President Trump not to sign off on the repeal of this rule.

Protect U.S. Voting System from Fraud

Protect U.S. Voting System from Fraud

The commission that protects the American voting system from fraud could soon be dismantled by the House of Representatives. This decision could possibly make the system more vulnerable than it has been in over 15 years, with no federal standards to uphold. Demand that the House reverse this irresponsible decision immediately.

Amazon: Stop Promoting Anti-Semitism with Holocaust-Denying Books

Amazon: Stop Promoting Anti-Semitism with Holocaust-Denying Books

Amazon is condoning anti-Semitism by allowing the sale of Holocaust-denying books, despite its policy prohibiting the sale of offensive materials. Tell the retail site to respect its own policy and remove these offensive titles from its sites immediately.

Free Kina: Lonely Confined Whale Deserves a Better Life

Free Kina: Lonely Confined Whale Deserves a Better Life

A false killer whale named Kina is apparently being forced to live a sad and miserable life of isolation. This whale has been used in research for decades serving the U.S. Navy and deserves better. Demand that this poor whale be released to a reputable seaside sanctuary where she can finally have a taste of freedom.

Protect Women’s Right to Safe and Legal Abortions

Protect Women’s Right to Safe and Legal Abortions

Abortions after 20 weeks may soon be illegal in yet another state thanks to a bill backed by a conservative agenda. Sign this petition to tell state representatives that women deserve access to safe, legal abortions up to 24 weeks.

Don’t Let Zoo Euthanize Elephant Who Isn’t Suffering

Don’t Let Zoo Euthanize Elephant Who Isn’t Suffering

A zoo is reportedly planning on euthanizing an elephant infected with tuberculosis, even though the animal shows no signs of pain or suffering. Demand that the zoo give this elephant a fighting chance to live by signing this petition.

Don’t Ban Safe Havens for Undocumented Immigrants

Don’t Ban Safe Havens for Undocumented Immigrants

Sanctuary cities in a U.S. state may be banned, leaving thousands of undocumented immigrants without legal refuge. Take a stand for undocumented immigrants by signing this petition.

Don’t Let Climate Change-Denying Politicians Undermine Environmental Regulations

Don’t Let Climate Change-Denying Politicians Undermine Environmental Regulations

Republicans are seeking to undermine the Clean Air Act, which strictly regulates harmful emissions and air pollutants. These greedy politicians want to trim the list of restricted air pollutants in order to protect fossil fuel industries. Sign this petition to tell Congress to stand up for the environment.

Don’t Allow Mentally Ill to Purchase Guns

Don’t Allow Mentally Ill to Purchase Guns

People with a history of mental illness may once again be allowed to purchase guns without a background check, thanks to Congressional Republicans. If they are successful, this will only add to serious problem of gun violence in the U.S. Urge the Senate to protect American lives first and the Second Amendment second by signing this petition.

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