Articles written by: Leah Holleran

Leah is a freelance writer, actor, and performer based out of Philadelphia, PA.

Stop Trump’s Attack on Education and Research Budgets

Stop Trump’s Attack on Education and Research Budgets

Huge budget cuts for education and medical research would be used to offset the massive increase in spending for border security and military that President Trump has requested for the rest of this fiscal year. Demand that Congress reject this irresponsible, dangerous proposal.

Release Peaceful Protesters Detained in Russia

Release Peaceful Protesters Detained in Russia

Hundreds of protesters peacefully demonstrating against government corruption were arrested in Russia, and many are still being detained. Demand the release of all peaceful protesters and human rights fighters.

Save Our Internet Privacy Protections

Save Our Internet Privacy Protections

Our private information is at risk as the Senate voted to do away with internet privacy protections and allow companies to track our activity without permission. Demand that internet privacy regulations that protect consumers be upheld.

Protect LGBTQ Students from Discrimination

Protect LGBTQ Students from Discrimination

Discrimination against and exclusion of LGBTQ students by school groups is now legal in Kentucky. Demand that this unfair and unconstitutional new law be overturned.

Do Not Allow Church to Form Its Own Police Force

Do Not Allow Church to Form Its Own Police Force

A church in Alabama may be given the right to form its own police force in a blatant violation of the separation of church and state. Prevent the unconstitutional creation of a church police force.

Stop Attack on the Rights of Children, the Elderly, and Animals

Stop Attack on the Rights of Children, the Elderly, and Animals

A court ruling denied chimpanzees their own legal rights, but the precedent it sets could be used to deny human rights as well. Demand that this dangerous ruling be overturned.

Don’t Let Trump Raise the Cost of Healthcare for Millions

Don’t Let Trump Raise the Cost of Healthcare for Millions

The Trump administration stated it would be open to imposing work requirements, co-pays, and premiums upon Medicaid recipients, who would lose their insurance if they cannot afford to meet the standards. Stop this unreasonable and harmful bill.

Success: Volkswagen Sites Raided in Emissions Probe

Success: Volkswagen Sites Raided in Emissions Probe

German police are investigating Volkswagen to determine who installed emissions manipulation devices after tens of thousands of VW vehicles were caught cheating on emissions tests, releasing 40 times the allowed amount of toxic emissions into the atmosphere. Support these steps to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Stop Discriminatory Workplace Headscarf Ban

Stop Discriminatory Workplace Headscarf Ban

Discriminatory workplace headscarf bans are now legal in the EU as long as they are hidden under the guise of a “neutral” dress code and bans on all religious, political, or philosophical symbols. Demand that this tolerance for prejudice be overturned.

Demand Sheriff’s Office Apologize for Racist Post

Demand Sheriff’s Office Apologize for Racist Post

A sheriff’s office issued an extremely racist social media post depicting former President Obama as a suspicious-looking character outside President Trump’s home, and answered the public’s outraged response by defending the post. Demand that the sheriff’s office issue an apology for promoting racism.

Demand Nonpartisan Assessment of Obamacare Replacement Before it is Enacted

Demand Nonpartisan Assessment of Obamacare Replacement Before it is Enacted

The proposed replacement for Obamacare could prove catastrophic for the entire structure of America’s healthcare system, and yet the bill is being rushed through before its effects can even be assessed by the Congressional Budget Office. Demand that the full process of assessment be followed before the bill is passed.

Local boys observing cityscape of Qayyarah town on fire.The Mosul District, Northern Iraq, Western Asia. 09 November, 2016.

Investigate Islamic State’s Ongoing Ethnic Genocide

The rape, murder, and forced conversions of the Yazidi ethnic group by ISIS is unquestionably genocide, and lawyer Amal Clooney said IS threatened to eliminate the group entirely. Demand that the U.N. investigate these atrocities and prevent this mass extermination.

Demand Resignation of Senator Accused of Lying About His Degree

Demand Resignation of Senator Accused of Lying About His Degree

A state senator known as “the Donald Trump of Iowa” lied about his education, saying he earned a business degree from what hometown newspapers are now calling “Sizzler U,” since it was revealed to be a restaurant chain. Demand his resignation in light of these absurd alleged lies.

Demand Google Stop Disseminating Harmful, Fake, and Biased News

Demand Google Stop Disseminating Harmful, Fake, and Biased News

Google Home has been providing its users with fake news and unreliable facts through the “snippet” program, which uses an algorithm to answer user questions but is unable to check its sources. Demand that the program be scrubbed and only released when it can answer with true, reliable facts.

Demand Resignation of the Attorney General for Lying Under Oath

Demand Resignation of the Attorney General for Lying Under Oath

Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about his meetings with the Russian goverment during the presidential campaign. Demand that he resign in light of this perjury.

Denounce Trump’s Unjust Targeting of Immigrants

Denounce Trump’s Unjust Targeting of Immigrants

President Trump announced that he will form a new agency to deal with ‘immigrant crime’ and will publish weekly lists of crimes committed by ‘aliens.’ Denounce this oppressive violation of human rights in our country.

Don’t Let Kellyanne Conway Get Away With Illegal Endorsements

Don’t Let Kellyanne Conway Get Away With Illegal Endorsements

The White House has decided Kellyanne Conway will face no consequences for blatantly breaking the law with her unethical endorsement of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line. Demand that this decision be reversed and that Conway be held accountable for her actions.

Reject Trump’s Irresponsible Budget Plan

Reject Trump’s Irresponsible Budget Plan

Trump’s proposed budget plan cuts tens of billions of dollars of spending to vital diplomacy and social safety net agencies and programs, in favor of massively increasing the already huge allowance for military spending. Demand that Congress reject this plan and create a more responsible one.

Success: At Least One School District Will Protect Transgender Students

Success: At Least One School District Will Protect Transgender Students

The Philadelphia school district has committed to protecting the rights of its transgender students despite the Trump administration’s attack on the rule ensuring these students have access to the correct bathroom at their school. Sign below to support this choice to respect human rights, as the whole country should be doing.

Don’t Prevent Council on Environmental Quality From Doing its Job

Don’t Prevent Council on Environmental Quality From Doing its Job

The Trump Administration is again demonstrating its disregard for the protection of the environment by dismantling the headquarters of its environmental advisors. Demand that the headquarters of the Council on Environmental Quality be returned.

Protect Transgender Students’ Rights

Protect Transgender Students’ Rights

The rights of America’s transgender students may again be put at risk, as President Trump may issue orders to rescind the protections that allow transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Demand that the human rights of our transgender students be protected.

Stop Political Censoring of Universities

Stop Political Censoring of Universities

Applicants for faculty positions at Iowa’s public universities may be forced to state their party affiliation before they are hired, and could be denied the job on partisan grounds. This new legislation requiring “partisan balance” would effectively prevent Democrats from being hired in teaching positions. Demand that this unconstitutional bill be rejected.

No More Guns in Schools

No More Guns in Schools

School security officers in Virginia may be allowed to carry guns inside schools, if a new law passes. Demand that these guns are kept out of our schools and away from our children.

Success: Unfit Nominee for Labor Secretary Withdraws Nomination

Success: Unfit Nominee for Labor Secretary Withdraws Nomination

Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee, who has a track record for being sexist, anti-choice and anti-labor, has withdrawn his nomination after much concern from citizens and from both Democrats and Republicans. Support this decision that is in line with the wants and needs of the country.

Success: Motorists Brought to Justice for Hitting Pedestrian Protesters

Success: Motorists Brought to Justice for Hitting Pedestrian Protesters

Drivers will not legally be allowed to strike, injure, or kill protesters in the streets, since the North Dakota House voted down a bill that would have allowed this. Commend this decision to defend human rights and the basic principles of the democracy, upon which our country was founded.

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