Articles written by: Isabella Skovira

Urge Leader of Sex Cult to Apologize for 15 Years of Abuse

A man charged with running a sex cult for 15 years under the guise of a self-help organization called NXIVM has pleaded innocent and is, in fact, “proud” of what he refers to as his “life work.” Sign this petition to urge him to apologize for the physical, emotional, and psychological abuse he has allegedly caused his victims.

Investigate Deadly Bombing of Religious Seminary

A religious seminary in Pakistan was recently bombed with up to 13 pounds of explosives. Seven people were killed and over 80 people were injured. Sign this petition to urge the Pakistani police to fully investigate the bombing with the hope of apprehending the responsible party.

Hold True to the Promise of a Carbon-Neutral Japan by 2050

Japanese Prime Minister Suga has announced a commitment to making Japan carbon neutral by 2050. His announcement was applauded by environmentalist organizations like Greenpeace. Sign this petition to urge the Japanese government to enact policy changes that support this goal.

Trump: Apologize for Walking Out of “60 Minutes” Interview

“I think we’ve got enough of an interview here,” is what Donald Trump claimed as he unceremoniously walked out of an interview with Lesley Stahl for ’60 Minutes.’ Previous to abandoning the engagement, Trump complained about “tough questions.” Trump robbed the American people of the answers they deserve. Sign this petition to urge President Trump to apologize for walking out.

Trump: Stop the Separation of Migrant Children From Their Parents

Over 500 children are without their parents as a result of the “no tolerance” policy enacted by the Trump administration at the southern border of the US. Finding their parents has proved difficult, if not impossible, as the majority of the parents have been deported to Central America. Sign this petition to urge President Trump to stop separating families.

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Trump: Denounce Reported Placement of Unofficial Ballot Drop Boxes by Republicans

Republican officials in California have reportedly been setting up unregulated ballot drop off boxes and marketing them as official places to cast a vote. State officials ordered that the boxes be removed. Sign this petition to urge President Trump to denounce this apparent scheme and promote official voting practices.

Trump: Denounce North Korea’s Development of Huge Nuclear Arsenal

North Korea recently revealed a huge missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons to any part of the mainland United States in a single rocket launch. Conspicuously silent in the wake of this reveal is President Trump. Sign this petition to urge the president to denounce North Korea’s development of its nuclear arsenal.

End Twitter’s Apparent Double Standard on Death Wish Tweets

Women of color claim that Twitter has done nothing to protect them from death threats, even when the tweets were reported. This followed the social media giant’s recent crackdown on users who had ill will for President Trump after he contracted COVID-19, saying that wishes or hopes of death were not allowed on their platform. Sign this petition to urge Twitter to end the apparent double standard on death wish tweets.

Justice for Puppy Reportedly Thrown and Injured in Viral Video

A woman reportedly threw a dog at a black man and used racist language during an altercation that was captured on video. The dog seemingly hit the pavement and proceeded to whimper in pain. Sign this petition to demand justice.

Urge Climate Change Denier to Reject Appointment to Federal Agency Responsible for Climate Research

The Trump administration has appointed a well-known climate change denier to the agency responsible for producing government-funded climate research. The move has been criticized as unnecessary and with political motives. Sign this petition to urge the appointed climate change denier to reject his new position.

Aid Citizens Still Stranded By Hurricane Laura in Path of New Tropical Storm

Thousands of Louisiana residents have been displaced from their homes without clean water or electricity for weeks in the wake of Hurricane Laura. Relief has been slow to arrive as news of the destruction has competed with other headlining national news. Sign this petition to demand aid for these citizens before more storms hit.

Trump: Do Not Deny Climate Change in Wake of Devastating Wildfires

President Trump denied climate change as a potential cause of the destructive wildfires that are ravaging the West Coast. This blatant rejection of science and facts will only fuel further destruction of the planet. Sign this petition to urge the president to acknowledge and address climate change.

Trump: Do Not Deport Legal Immigrants Who Contribute to Economy

The Trump administration is rolling back a legal means of immigration into the United States for thousands of people who came for humanitarian protection and have contributed to the economy. Soon, immigrants who have been in the US for decades could be forced to leave. Sign this petition to urge President Trump to maintain Temporary Protected Status.

Amazon: Do Not Put New Hires at Risk of Coronavirus

Amazon is allegedly exposing thousands of workers to risk with lax COVID-19 safety measures, and not it wants to put thousands more in unsafe warehouses and fulfillment centers. Sign this petition to urge Amazon to create safe and healthy environments for their employees.

Ban Use Of Explosives and Pyrotechnics in “Gender Reveal” Parties

Over 7,000 acres of California burned after a “gender reveal” ignited surrounding brush. Sign this petition to urge the state of California to ban the private use of fire hazards in “gender reveals.”

Secure Port in Response to Huge Fire That Destroyed Supplies for Humanitarian Aid

Just one month after Beirut’s port was destroyed by a huge explosion triggered by a fire, another blaze wrecked a warehouse in the same location. The fire was fueled by flammable materials such as oil and tires, but the source of the fire is unknown. Sign this petition to urge the Lebanese government to investigate the fire and secure the port of Beirut for the safety of all.

Allow Indigenous Practice of Controlled Burns to Prevent Wildfires

The ban on controlled burns has resulted in an uptick in destructive, massive wildfires. For years before Western settlers arrived in California, Native American tribes used this practice to prevent their unchecked spread. Sign this petition to urge the government to allow and promote indigenous controlled burns.

Protect Americans from Poverty & Homelessness During Coronavirus Pandemic

United States citizens have not received any coronavirus stimulus since the CARES Act was passed in May. Millions are at risk of poverty, homelessness, and starvation. Sign this petition to urge the US Government to pass additional coronavirus stimulus support.

NASA: Denounce Abusive Experiment Involving Dolphin in Sexual Relationship with Human Handler

Stories of a 1960s NASA experiment that put a dolphin in isolation with a human handler who sexually abused the animal are resurfacing online. The dolphin ultimately died as a result of the experiments. Sign this petition to urge NASA to denounce the abuse of animals in scientific experiments.

Save Fragile Coral Reefs From Toxic Sunscreens

Fragile coral reefs are suffering from the toxic chemicals in many sunscreens and the Trump administration has done nothing to protect these ecosystems. Urge the government to protect coral reefs from toxic sunscreen formulations.

Elon: Stop the Cruel Implantation of Brain Chips Into Animals

Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink is developing a coin-sized implantable brain chip–and they’re testing it on pigs. This is both unethical and potentially dangerous for these innocent creatures. Sign this petition to urge Musk to stop testing on non-consenting animals.

Stop Ageist Attack Strategies Against Joe Biden

The Trump reelection campaign repeatedly uses ageist attacks against Joe Biden, like the nickname “Sleepy Joe” that implies a lack of mental fortitude. This is a damaging stereotype that both undermines Biden’s abilities and insults all older people. Sign this petition to stop the use of this unfounded and ageist label.

Ban Tik Tok Users Who Participate in Cruel “Holocaust Challenge”

Tik Tok users are posting videos of themselves mocking Holocaust victims on the social media platform. In what’s been dubbed the “Holocaust Challenge,” users wear striped uniforms and Star of David armbands. Urge Tik Tok to ban those who so senselessly and casually portray this cruel and horrific time in world history.

Kenosha Police: Denounce Alleged Murder of Two Black Lives Matter Protesters

A teenager from Illinois reportedly killed two Black Lives Matter protesters and seriously injured another with a semiautomatic rifle during a march against the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The suspect seemingly acted in support of Kenosha police forces. Urge local law enforcement to denounce the apparent actions of this teen and all other militia members.

Close Down “Tiger King” Zoo Following Neglect and Abuse

The Greater Wynwood Exotic Animal Park, the privately-owned zoo catapulted into fame by Netflix’s “Tiger King,” has been temporarily closed to public after a USDA investigation revealed multiple animal welfare violations. Sign this petition to urge the USDA to permanently revoke the license of Jeffrey Lowe, owner of the zoo.

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