Articles written by: Isabella Skovira

Melania Trump Must Apologize for Wearing “I Don’t Care” Jacket to Border

Melania Trump Must Apologize for Wearing “I Don’t Care” Jacket to Border

During a trip to the border where children are being caged and separated from their immigrant parents, Melania Trump wore a jacket with the phrase, “I really don’t care, do you?” Sign this petition to urge Melania Trump to apologize for this blatantly insulting wardrobe choice.

Allow Track and Field Athletes to Compete Without Hormone Modification

Allow Track and Field Athletes to Compete Without Hormone Modification

The ruling body of international track and field, IAAF, has created a rule that states that female athletes with naturally high levels of testosterone will have to reduce their testosterone if they wish to compete. This limiting rule, which only applies to females and only for certain events, seems to target Caster Semenya, the reigning Olympic 800m champion. Sign this petition to urge the IAAF to repeal this discriminatory rule.

Protect More Than 300,000 Homes from Flooding

Protect More Than 300,000 Homes from Flooding

The results of a new climate study reveal that US coastal communities will be severely damaged by rising sea levels in as little as 30 years if action is not taken to prevent climate change. Sign this petition to urge Scott Pruitt of the US Environmental Protection Agency to invest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions to prevent rising sea levels.

Investigate Alleged Racial Discrimination at London Nightclub

Investigate Alleged Racial Discrimination at London Nightclub

A London nightclub has been accused of racial discrimination. Many party goers have reported that patrons of color have been asked to pay up to double the entry fee of their white peers, or face not being admitted to the club at all. Sign this petition to urge UK Labour Councilor Pancho Lewis to investigate the alleged racism.

Urge President Trump to Acknowledge LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Urge President Trump to Acknowledge LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Trump has failed to recognize June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month despite the fact that many American citizens are celebrating along with people around the world. Trump announced that June would commemorate five other aspects of American life but not LGBTQ+ rights. Sign this petition to urge President Trump to publicly recognize June as Pride Month.

Urge Trump to Sign G7 Statement and Protect Relationships with U.S. Allies

Urge Trump to Sign G7 Statement and Protect Relationships with U.S. Allies

Trump attended a meeting with G7 ally nations to discuss a statement that addresses trade, economic growth, national security, and sustainability. After the meeting, he announced on Twitter that the United States might not sign the agreement. Urge Trump to maintain positive relationships with G7 nations and sign the statement.

Continue Policy of Zero Tolerance for Sexual Discrimination at CrossFit

Continue Policy of Zero Tolerance for Sexual Discrimination at CrossFit

CrossFit fired an employee when he took to Twitter to share his opinion that celebrating LGBTQ+ pride was a “sin.” Sign this petition to encourage the CEO of CrossFit to continue to practice a zero-tolerance policy for sexual discrimination.

Stop Ignoring the Civil Rights of America’s Students

Stop Ignoring the Civil Rights of America’s Students

Secretary of the US Department of Education, Betsy DeVos, has announced a plan to dismiss educational civil rights complaints in order to more quickly work through the backlog of complaints. By dismissing these complaints, students that are being allegedly harassed, discriminated against, or taught without the proper educational materials are being ignored. Sign this petition to demand that DeVos stop dismissing educational civil rights complaints.

Praise Maroon 5 for Diverse and Inclusive “Girls Like You” Music Video

Praise Maroon 5 for Diverse and Inclusive “Girls Like You” Music Video

The band Maroon 5 released a music video for their song ‘Girls Like You,’ and it prominently features trailblazing and openly feminist women. Sign this petition to praise the band for using their platform to uplift women.

Praise Saudi Arabia for Lifting Ban on Women Drivers

Praise Saudi Arabia for Lifting Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on women drivers and issued the first driver’s licenses to women in the nation’s history. Before this move, Saudi Arabia was the only country that had a ban on female drivers. Sign this petition to praise Saudi Arabia ending this discrimination and urge the government to continue to support gender equality.

Allow Poll on Abortion in Northern Ireland

Allow Poll on Abortion in Northern Ireland

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signaled that she will not poll Northern Ireland citizens for their opinions on abortion laws. Currently, Northern Ireland has the strictest abortion laws in Ireland and Britain after the Republic of Ireland voted to liberalize their abortion laws. Sign this petition to urge May to conduct a poll in Northern Ireland to gauge the strength of citizen opinion on these laws.

Ban Single-Use Plastic Products in the European Union

Ban Single-Use Plastic Products in the European Union

The European Commission has proposed a ban on single-use plastic items like plastic forks and knives and cotton buds. This petition would help lower carbon emissions and keep marine ecosystems safer from pollution. Sign this petition to urge the European Parliament to support the ban.

Praise Costa Rica for Banning Fossil Fuels

Praise Costa Rica for Banning Fossil Fuels

Costa Rica has recently announced it will ban the use of fossil fuels. The nation has dedicated itself to using 100% renewable energy. Sign this petition to praise the Costa Rican president for his decision to pass policies that support environmental sustainability and ban fossil fuels.

Stop Denmark from Discriminating Against Burqa and Niqab Wearers

Stop Denmark from Discriminating Against Burqa and Niqab Wearers

Denmark has prohibited Islamic women from wearing burqas and niqabs. The law, which bans facial coverings, could result in fines and jail time for anyone that breaks it. Sign this petition to urge the Danish prime minister to legalize religious facial coverings.

Stop Senselessly Killing Pregnant Whales

Stop Senselessly Killing Pregnant Whales

Over 300 whales were killed last season in Japan, with one third of those killed being pregnant females. While officials claim the killings were for research purposes, non-lethal survey methods can be just as effective. Demand an end to these senseless killings.

Restore Power in Puerto Rico

Restore Power in Puerto Rico

Eight months have passed since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. New research has theorized that over 4,600 people have died as a result of the storm’s devastation and, yet, parts of Puerto Rico still do not have power restored. Sign this petition to urge Donald Trump to prioritize restoring power to all of Puerto Rico before the 2018 hurricane season begins.

Urge Germany to Continue Open-Door Policy for Refugees

Urge Germany to Continue Open-Door Policy for Refugees

A far right conservative political group called Alternative for Germany demonstrated in Berlin to protest Chancellor Merkel’s sympathetic policies towards refugees. They were met by 20,000 counter-demonstrators who are in support of helping those in need. Sign this petition to encourage Chancellor Merkel to continue to accept refugees in Germany.

Applaud ABC for Cancelling “Roseanne” After Star’s Racist Remarks

Applaud ABC for Cancelling “Roseanne” After Star’s Racist Remarks

Actress Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to compare former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. These comments are inappropriate and racist, and in response ABC announced it will cancel Barr’s hit show, “Roseanne.” Encourage ABC to continue to hold its employees to a high standard of professionalism both on and off the screen.

Encourage Publix to Cut Funding for Politicians Linked to NRA

Encourage Publix to Cut Funding for Politicians Linked to NRA

Publix announced that it was suspending funding for politicians tied to the National Rifle Association so that they can reevaluate their giving strategies, after Parkland survivor David Hogg called for gun control supporters to peacefully protest at several Publix locations in Florida. Sign this petition to encourage Publix to continue to be responsive to public outcry and support politicians that are in favor of common sense gun laws.

Encourage Sephora to Continue to Welcome the Transgender Community

Encourage Sephora to Continue to Welcome the Transgender Community

Sephora has announced an initiative that will provide complimentary workshops to members of the transgender community that will help them achieve their beauty and makeup goals. Sign this petition to encourage the brand to continue to welcome and support the transgender community.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattic meets with Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the prime minister of Denmark, at the Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 9, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

Make Sex Without Consent Punishable by Law

Sweden recently became the seventh country in Europe to pass legislation that defines rape as sex without consent. Other European countries have laws that require violence or threats to be involved for an encounter to be considered rape. Sign this petition to urge Denmark’s Prime Minister to follow in Sweden’s lead and define rape as any non-consensual sexual act.

Call for University President to Resign for Keeping Abusive Doctor on Staff

Call for University President to Resign for Keeping Abusive Doctor on Staff

Patients of a gynecologist on staff at the University of Southern California have filed complaints against the doctor for alleged misconduct and molestation since the 90s. The doctor was kept on staff until last year when a nurse reported him to a rape crisis center. Upon leaving, the doctor received a severance payment. Sign this petition to join with the professor’s of USC that call for the president of the university to resign in the wake of this mishandled crisis.

Urge Trump to Retain Ban on Extreme Hunting in Alaska

Urge Trump to Retain Ban on Extreme Hunting in Alaska

The Trump administration has suggested lifting a ban on extreme hunting tactics on federal lands in Alaska. If these rules are nullified, hunters will be able to practice cruel hunting techniques, like shooting bear cubs and coyote pups in their dens. Sign this petition to urge Trump to retain the ban on extreme hunting tactics in Alaska.

Encourage Pope Francis to Continue to Affirm Homosexuals

Encourage Pope Francis to Continue to Affirm Homosexuals

Pope Francis recently had a conversation with a man in which he confirmed that God was accepting of the man’s homosexuality. This message is definitively more liberal and more accepting than the Catholic Church has been in the past. Sign this petition to encourage Pope Francis to continue to spread this message of love and acceptance for all people.

Urge U.S. Border Patrol to Retrain on What Constitutes Suspicious Behavior

Urge U.S. Border Patrol to Retrain on What Constitutes Suspicious Behavior

Two Spanish-speaking U.S. citizens were detained by a U.S. Border Patrol agent while grocery shopping and asked to provide identification. The women recorded the interaction because they felt that they had done nothing wrong and that the only reason that they were being questioned was because they were conversing in Spanish. Sign this petition to urge the U.S. Border Patrol to retrain on what is and is not suspicious behavior.

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