Articles written by: Keri Ann

Recent college graduate with a B.A. in English and a certification in writing arts.

Success: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Put Back on School Shelves

Success: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Put Back on School Shelves

A school district in Mississippi has un-banned Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ Thank the school for making this move, but ask that administrators continue to ensure that the book reaches the hands of all students.

End Criminal Punishment for Women Seeking Abortions

End Criminal Punishment for Women Seeking Abortions

Women in the Dominican Republic are treated as criminals for seeking abortions, resulting in an uprise in dangerous black market alternatives. Sign the petition and demand that women be given safe and easy access to abortions.

Don’t Pollute Fresh Water with Massive Fracking Project

Don’t Pollute Fresh Water with Massive Fracking Project

Hundreds of thousands of acres of land and thousands of miles of streams and rivers are in danger due to a massive fracking project in Nevada. Sign the petition and demand that this project not go through.

Protect Endangered Snail From Extinction

Protect Endangered Snail From Extinction

The extinction of a small snail can have a big impact on our environment. Sign the petition and demand that the San Gabriel snail be given endangered species protection.

Teach LGBTQ History in Classrooms

Teach LGBTQ History in Classrooms

Only one state in the nation mandates an LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. Sign the petition to demand that more states, starting with Pennsylvania, work to recognize the positive contributions the LGBTQ community has made to our nation and its history.

Shut Down Deadly Fur Farm

Shut Down Deadly Fur Farm

Hundreds of animals are allegedly being tortured at an Iowa fur farm. Sign the petition and demand this fur farm be shut down immediately so that no more animals have to suffer.

End Child Labor in the Tobacco Industry

End Child Labor in the Tobacco Industry

One of the world’s largest tobacco companies is profiting from the illegal labor of children. Sign the petition and demand that this company cut ties with tobacco farms that abuse the rights of children.

Protect Endangered Mouse from Extinction at the Hands of Property Group

Protect Endangered Mouse from Extinction at the Hands of Property Group

A rare, endangered mouse is facing extinction due to a large property group. Sign the petition and demand that the mouse be protected.

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Description - Bigeye soldierfish underneath coral at Rapture Reef, French
Frigate Shoals, in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument


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Protect Hawaii’s Coral Reefs From Destruction

Hawaii’s coral reefs are being destroyed and millions of species are now without a home. More than half of the reefs have been bleached in only a year. Sign the petition and demand action before it is too late.

Protect Newly Discovered Albino Orangutan

Protect Newly Discovered Albino Orangutan

The most endangered ape species in the world has been discovered in Indonesia. However, the species, which has survived for more than three million years, may soon go extinct. Sign the petition and demand that it be protected at all costs.

Ensure Legal Protection for Same-Sex Couples

Ensure Legal Protection for Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples in Suriname are not allowed equal protection under the law. Sign the petition and demand that same-sex couples be given the same rights as heterosexual couples.

Tanzania: Stop Silencing the Free Press

Tanzania: Stop Silencing the Free Press

Several newspapers and media outlets have been forcibly silenced by the government of Tanzania. Demand that the country end its ban on the free press.

Put ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Back on Library Shelves

Put ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Back on Library Shelves

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has been banned from some Mississippi schools, robbing students of the lessons Harper Lee’s masterpiece can teach us about racism and humanity. Sign the petition and demand that the book be placed back on school library shelves.

Discipline Officers for Alleged Violence Against a Reporter

Discipline Officers for Alleged Violence Against a Reporter

Six officers allegedly ganged up on a reporter and violently assaulted him. Violence should never be used to prevent reporters from doing their jobs. Sign the petition and demand that the officers be disciplined.

End Violence Against Women

End Violence Against Women

Violence against women is at a shocking high in Uruguay. In addition, the nation, which says it supports human rights, has alarming and inhumane conditions in its prisons. Demand that the government of Uruguay work to end violence against women and protect the rights of other citizens, as well.

Don’t Make Homosexuality a Crime

Don’t Make Homosexuality a Crime

Lawmakers in Egypt are seeking to criminalize homosexuality. Love is love and should never be made illegal. Criminalizing homosexuality will only legalize cruelty. Sign the petition and demand that these laws not be passed.

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Tanzania: Release Human Rights Lawyers and Activists

The government of Tanzania has detained over a dozen human rights lawyers and activists who were investigating abuse against the LGBTQ community by the government. Sign the petition and demand the release of these human rights defenders.

Protect Journalists from Brutal Murders

Protect Journalists from Brutal Murders

Journalists in India are being brutally murdered, and the government is doing nothing to hold those responsible accountable. Sign the petition and demand that the government protect its nation’s journalists.

Give Workers in Mexico a Living Wage

Give Workers in Mexico a Living Wage

Workers in Mexico, exploited for cheap labor, struggle to survive on an average of only 52 cents an hour. They deserve a living wage, one that will allow them to provide food, shelter, and transportation for themselves and their families. Demand these hardworking men and women be given a living wage.

Vietnam: Release Student Blogger from Detention

Vietnam: Release Student Blogger from Detention

The government of Vietnam is holding a young student blogger captive. Sign the petition and demand the blogger be released and laws that imprison other writers like him be thrown out. To abuse freedom of speech is to abuse human rights.

Shut Down Ranch That Slaughters Endangered Species

Shut Down Ranch That Slaughters Endangered Species

A ranch in Texas is profiting tremendously from the killing of endangered and exotic species. The ranch is a giant financial success, with a private runway, luxury cabins, and more land than the island of Manhattan. It is valued at over $200 million. Sign this petition to demand that the “ranch” be shut down before more endangered animals are slaughtered.

Protect Rare Shellfish From Extinction

Protect Rare Shellfish From Extinction

A rare and unique shellfish is facing extinction due to harvesting and importing. It’s become a trinket to tourists. Sign the petition and demand that it be protected as an endangered species.

Fire Teacher Accused of Telling Spanish Students to ‘Speak American’

Fire Teacher Accused of Telling Spanish Students to ‘Speak American’

A teacher in New Jersey lashed out at her Spanish-speaking students with a racist remark, and reports indicate this isn’t the first time she has done so. Demand that she be removed from the classroom.

Stop Subjecting Citizens to Brutal Forced Labor

Stop Subjecting Citizens to Brutal Forced Labor

Hundreds of thousands of citizens are being forced to endure brutal forced labor by their own government. Sign the petition and demand that forced labor be brought to an end and these citizens be released.

Protect Rare Lizard Habitat from Fracking

Protect Rare Lizard Habitat from Fracking

The rare sagebrush lizard is threatened with extinction due to mining for the fracking industry. Sign the petition and ask that their habitat be protected.

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