Articles written by: Erica Brooks

I am a multi-disciplinary, queer artist with a strong commitment to community, environmentalism, and activism.

Success: Reportedly Neglected Animals Rescued From Defunct Roadside Zoo

A roadside zoo that reportedly left a bear without veterinary care for years in unsanitary conditions has had the remainder of its animals confiscated. Applaud the efforts of shutting this zoo down and sending the animals to a sanctuary.

Acknowledge Transgender Murders as Hate Crimes Nationwide

Trans people disproportionally face violence and discrimination in the United States with penalties varying based on the state. With nearly thirty reported murders this year of trans people, something must be done to protect this community. Demand criminal offenses committed due to sexual orientation and gender identity be recognized as hate crimes nationwide.

Protect Marginalized People from Homelessness as Delta Cases Surge

Nearly six million renters face losing their house this month alone due to withdrawal of governmental protections against eviction. Federal aid and non-profit rent relief programs are not enough to protect millions. Insist that appropriate rent relief is provided to households in need.

Justice for Pregnant Woman Who Reportedly Lost Baby Due to Negligent Jail Staff

Erica Thompson, a Black inmate, reportedly gave birth by herself in a cell with no medical help. Jailers seemingly ignored her pleas and screams before the birth. Sadly, when medical attention arrived it was too late, and her daughter died. Bring justice for this mother and child by firing those deemed responsible.

Protect Peaceful Protesters in Afghanistan

The Taliban antagonizes the Afghanistan population with violence and suppression. Peaceful protests have been silenced with deadly violence. Demand the UN step in to protect the Afghan people by signing this petition.

Punish Person Who Fed Ducks Bread Laced With Fishhooks

In a viral video, a man feeds bread laced with fishing hooks to wild ducks who soon appear distressed and attempt to regurgitate the hooks. Demand authorities devote more resources to finding and prosecuting the person responsible.

Animals Reportedly Living in Feces at Defunct Roadside Zoo Deserve Justice

A roadside zoo reportedly kept lions, bobcats, and bears in horrendous conditions. They apparently suffered from painful, untreated ailments and were forced to live in their own feces. Demand that these animals be removed from this defunct zoo immediately.

Fight Against Dangerous Abortion Ban

A new Texas ban limits abortions at a six-week period, when most do not even know they are pregnant. Tell the governor to stop this attack on reproductive rights.

Investigate $109 Million in Public Funds Siphoned to Fossil Fuel Industry by Utah

Utah’s leaders reportedly funded fossil fuel projects with money meant to support communities and environment. Important civic projects will be left underfunded due to this apparent misconduct. Demand that funds be transferred immediately to those in need.

Fire Workers Accused of Stomping on Live Turkeys

An undercover video apparently shows farm workers stomping on turkeys and throwing them at each other. Demand action be taken against the workers accused of this terrible abuse.

Protect West African LGBTQ+ People and Allies From Unjust Imprisonment

LGBTQ+ individuals are at risk of death and imprisonment in Ghana, and a proposed new law could make the situation worse. Speak out for the lives of people who are only trying to be themselves.

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