Articles written by: Jenny Stamps

Stamps is a writer, teacher and activist living in and working Washington.

Take Action to Prevent a Climate and Ecological Crisis

A climate and ecological crisis is looming, one that scientists have long been warning of. However, governments refuse to take action in the face of this threat. Sign the petition to call on the people to guide the process of decarbonization to meet climate goals set in the Paris Agreement.

Don’t Risk Water Contamination By Drilling for Oil

A Canadian company is looking to drill for oil in Namibia and Botswana, a project that compromises the wellbeing of the region’s wildlife and local communities. This could cause serious contamination to the surrounding waterways in the name of profit. Sign this petition to demand that the government put a stop to this detrimental plan.

Provide COVID Relief, Not Military Spending, for the U.S.

The American people are in dire need of financial relief amidst this ongoing crisis. Meanwhile, some senators are hesitant to approve $2000 stimulus checks due to a $740 billions defense bill. Sign this petition to demand approval of the much-needed stimulus.

Protect Wild Salmon Habitat From Open Pit Mining

Bristol Bay is one of the last strongholds for wild salmon and it may soon become the site of a gold and copper mine. Supporting a range of species including bald eagles and brown bears, it is far more than a treasure-trove. Stop Pebble Mine from destroying this vital watershed to mine gold and copper.

Don’t Allow Destruction of Environment to Go Unpunished

Significant harm to the environment, known as ecocide, is an act of violence against all life on Earth. It is an offense without borders and those found guilty should be liable to criminal prosecution. Sign this petition to make ecocide an international crime.

Save Tiger Beetles From Extinction

Tiger beetles are on the verge of extinction. In order to save them, they must be recognized as an endangered species and granted necessary protections. Sign this petition to save these important insects.

Free Cuba From Harmful Designation as Terrorist Sponsor

Cuba has been wrongfully designated as a sponsor of terrorism by the Trump administration, a label that will severely inhibit trade and travel and have devastating effects on the country. Biden has promised to remove Cuba from the list. Sign this petition to hold him accountable.

Prevent the Development of Nuclear Weapons in Iran

The Iran nuclear agreement is an important element in maintaining peace and mutual aid between nations. In the midst of a global pandemic, and a climate and ecological crisis, international cooperation is necessary for everyone. Tell President-elect Biden to rejoin the nuclear agreement with Iran and lift sanctions from their country.

Ban U.S. Weapon Sales to Saudi Arabia

By selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, the U.S. is responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people. Ban weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and disarm the war in Yemen.

Don’t Allow Millions of Innocent People to Starve to Death in Yemen

The Trump administration’s terrorist designation of the Houthi rebels is a death sentence for millions of innocent civilians, as it will block aid from reaching those facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Tell President-elect Biden to reverse this designation and restore humanitarian aid to Yemen.

Don’t Allow Biased Corporations to Influence Climate Science

The U.S. has some of the highest CO2 emissions in the world and businessmen are still making economically biased decisions regarding the environment. In the wake of a climate change denying presidency, accurate and unbought science is more important than ever. Demand that President-elect Joe Biden heed the warnings of the scientific community and work with them to create a brighter future.

Stop Teaching ‘Abstinence Only’ in Place of Sexual Education

Only 15 states in the U.S. require that sexual education provided in schools be medically accurate. This withholding of critical health information leaves students at higher risk of preventable pregnancies, infection and diseases. Demand that schools prioritize facts when teaching sexual health and safety.

Don’t Let Industries Kill Migrating Birds Without Repercussion

Millions of birds will now die without so much as a slap on the wrist to the industries responsible. Any federal protection that they previously received has been overturned, thanks to one final push from the Trump administration. Demand that the government renew these protections and implement real penalties for industries found at fault.

Save Monarch Butterflies from Extinction

North America’s western monarch population has declined to 1% of its historic size. Yet, federal protection the species is in critical need of has been delayed. Demand that USFWS list monarchs and grant them endangered status.

Impeach and Convict Trump for Inciting Insurrection Against Constitution

President Donald Trump incited a violent pro-Trump mob to attack Congress in an attempt to overthrow the Constitutional order in the United States. Trump must be immediately impeached, convicted, and removed from office.

Stop the Slaughter of the Last Wild Wolves

The rehabilitation of wolves now rests in the hands of the states after the US Fish and Wildlife Service eliminated their federal protections. Sign this petition to urge Washington’s governor to prioritize safeguarding endangered wolf populations.

Eliminate all Nuclear Weapons

The Pentagon spends trillions on maintaining the US nuclear arsenal while US citizens struggle to survive. Global communities are now coming together to eliminate these weapons and live in a world free of the looming threat of nuclear warfare. Sign this petition to demand that the US join this movement.

JP Morgan Chase: Stop Investing Billions in Fossil Fuels as the World Struggles to Reduce CO2

JPMorgan Chase has invested $268.59 billion in fossil fuels since the Paris Agreement. If we are going to prevent the world from heating beyond 2 degrees Celsius, we cannot stand for this reckless misuse of financial resources. Sign this petition to demand that Chase divest from fossil fuels now.

Nestle, Stop Stealing Water to Sell

Every year, Nestle pumps millions of gallons of water out of communities in Southern California. Meanwhile, droughts continue and wildfires get worse, causing severe habitat loss and displacement of residents. Tell Nestle to stop exploiting the water crisis.

Fight Climate Change at the Local Level

Despite the irrefutable evidence, governments have yet to declare a climate emergency. As for those who are taking action and working towards solutions, they need help bringing their plans into fruition. Demand support for a promising climate change initiative.

Don’t Let Weapon Manufacturers Buy Votes in Congress

Arms companies get billions of dollars from taxpayers while ordinary people suffer cuts to essential services. Speak out against the subversion of democracy by weapons manufacturers.

Stop Taxing Menstrual Products Permanently

Menstrual products are tax exempt in California for two years, but that is not enough. There is no end to menstruation and so there must be no expiration date on making these products affordable to all. Sign this petition to demand Governor Newsom make it permanent.

Stop Destroying Wildlife Habitat to Maximize Timber Sales

A fragile forest ecosystem and an endangered species are at risk of destruction due to the sale of land for logging. The Smuggler Timber Sale puts a price tag on old growth and threatens endangered salmon populations. Sign this petition to demand the immediate cancellation of this destructive event.

Don’t Use Covid Relief Funds to Accelerate the Climate Crisis

Billions of dollars in Covid relief funds are being locked into fossil fuels. Sign this petition to demand a shift toward clean energy.

Don’t Log Forest of 100-Year-Old Trees

Century-old trees are at risk of being logged, destroying an important carbon sink. Sign this petition to demand immediate cancellation of the Chameleon Timber Sale.

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