Articles written by: Leah Holleran

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

Success: Congressman to Resign Amidst Allegations of Verbal Abuse and Sexual Harassment

Success: Congressman to Resign Amidst Allegations of Verbal Abuse and Sexual Harassment

Aides and former staffers have come forward with allegations of a Texas congressman’s extremely verbally abusive and sexually demeaning behavior, and this is not the first time he has been accused of making inappropriate comments of a sexual nature. Support Representative Farenthold’s decision to give up his seat in Congress in the face of these allegations.

Save Rule Protecting Consumers from Deceptive Hidden Airline Fees

Save Rule Protecting Consumers from Deceptive Hidden Airline Fees

A consumer protection that would require airlines to disclose baggage and other fees will not take effect, according to an announcement by the Department of Transportation. Demand that these necessary protections be maintained and enforced, not suspended.

Ban Animal Abusers from Owning Guns

Ban Animal Abusers from Owning Guns

Countless lives could be saved if Illinois sets an example for the rest of the country and bans convicted animal abusers from owning guns. Demand that this common-sense law be passed.

Do Not Dismiss Pulse Nightclub Hero From Police Force

Do Not Dismiss Pulse Nightclub Hero From Police Force

An officer hailed as a hero for his life-saving actions at the Pulse Nightclub shooting will be dismissed from the police department a mere six months before his pension kicks in. Demand that this greedy injustice be righted.

Prohibit Dog and Cat Meat in the U.S.

Prohibit Dog and Cat Meat in the U.S.

The welfare of dogs and cats must be protected by prohibiting the trade of their meat for human consumption. Demand that the possession and trade of cat and dog meat be prohibited in the U.S.

The President Stole Your Land – Take Action to Stop Him

The President Stole Your Land – Take Action to Stop Him

Donald Trump just announced the largest elimination of protected lands in American history. His theft of public lands in order to benefit private industry is unprecedented and illegal. Sign this petition to condemn Trump and his cronies for this crime against the environment and the public trust.

Protect Marine Life: Ban Glitter

Protect Marine Life: Ban Glitter

Scientists are advising a ban on glitter in order to protect marine life who often mistake it for food as it pollutes our oceans. Demand the preservation of ocean life by banning glitter.

Charge Officer Who Reportedly Shot and Killed Teen

Charge Officer Who Reportedly Shot and Killed Teen

An unarmed teenager was reportedly shot and killed by a police officer who remains on administrative leave, and video of the incident has not been released. Protests broke out calling for this be remedied. Demand that calls for justice be answered, the videos released, and the officer responsible punished.

Do Not Deprive Low-Income Households of Internet Access

Do Not Deprive Low-Income Households of Internet Access

Low income households, especially in minority communities, may lose their access to the internet after an FCC vote. Demand that this discriminatory decision be overturned.

Success: UK Law to Recognize that Animals Feel Pain

Success: UK Law to Recognize that Animals Feel Pain

Animals’ ability to think and feel will be officially recognized by UK law, according to the environment secretary. Support this promise to acknowledge animal sentience and protect animal welfare.

A young Yemeni boy in Mazrak IDP camp in north-west Yemen, seen on 13 November, 2009, eats from a satchet of 'Plumpy'nut' a peanut-based food used in famine relief. UNICEF, the UN's children's fund, has been distributing the food among children in the camp to counter malnutrition.

Success: Humanitarian Aid Arrives in Yemen

Life-saving humanitarian aid has finally arrived in Yemen, thanks to the partial lifting of a blockade on all routes in and out of the country. The blockade threatened Yemen with the worst famine in decades. Support the reopening of aid routes and demand that all such routes be reopened to save millions of lives.

U.K. Must Recognize Animals as Sentient Beings

U.K. Must Recognize Animals as Sentient Beings

Animals will no longer be regarded as sentient beings capable of feelings and emotions, including the ability to feel pain, after a vote by the U.K. government. Demand that this cruel and unacceptable decision be overturned.

Success: Trump Puts Hold on Importing Elephant Trophies

Success: Trump Puts Hold on Importing Elephant Trophies

Following outrage about the announcement to lift the ban on elephant trophy imports, President Trump has announced a hold will be placed on allowing these imports. Support this step toward ensuring the protection of elephants, and demand that the vital ban on these cruel imports be maintained.

Don’t Drug Racing Greyhounds With Cocaine

Don’t Drug Racing Greyhounds With Cocaine

Greyhound dogs who are already abused by the cruel racing industry could soon be forcibly given cocaine. Demand that this inhumane and ridiculous idea be rejected.

Forbid the Entrapment of Wild Monkeys as Pets

Forbid the Entrapment of Wild Monkeys as Pets

Wild monkeys can legally be captured from the wild and held captive as domestic pets in Mauritius, despite the severe psychological damage it causes them. Demand that this inhumane practice be made illegal.

Shame on Trump for Legalizing Trophy Hunting

Shame on Trump for Legalizing Trophy Hunting

Trump is legalizing “trophy hunting” of endangered African elephants. His administration has literally claimed that hunting elephants “can benefit the conservation” of the species. This is factually inaccurate, morally repugnant, and assumes that the public can’t tell the difference between “conservation” and “slaughter.” Sign this petition to condemn Trump’s legalization of trophy hunting.

Don’t Make Teachers Report Sexually Active Students to Police

Don’t Make Teachers Report Sexually Active Students to Police

Teachers are forced to report to the authorities if they think one of their students is sexually active in one school district in Oregon. Demand that this unhealthy mandate be overturned.

Lift Blockade and Save Yemen from World’s Largest Famine

Lift Blockade and Save Yemen from World’s Largest Famine

Millions may face the worst famine in years if blockades are not lifted from Yemen’s ports, where currently even food and medicine are blocked from getting through. Demand that these blockades be lifted and millions of lives saved.

U.S. Must Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement

U.S. Must Rejoin Paris Climate Agreement

Syria has stated its intent to join the Paris climate agreement, leaving the U.S. as the only country in the world excluded from the deal. Demand that President Trump act in the best interest of our country, our planet, and our future, and rejoin the Paris climate deal.

Find and Fire Red Cross Staff Who Stole $6 Million

Find and Fire Red Cross Staff Who Stole $6 Million

Millions of dollars meant to help fight the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa were lost to theft and fraud within the Red Cross, as the recently circulating results of an internal investigation reveal. Demand that those responsible are found and held accountable.

Save Newly Discovered Species of ‘Great Apes’

Save Newly Discovered Species of ‘Great Apes’

A new species of orangutan, considered one of the “great apes,” has been discovered, and is also at risk of extinction. Demand that conservation measures be taken to save this species.

Protect and Conserve Rare Welsh Spider Species

Protect and Conserve Rare Welsh Spider Species

Several rare and crucial spider species may face extinction if action is not taken, according to a new review. Demand that the habitats of these spiders be conserved and their survival ensured.

Trophy Hunter Accused of Slaughtering Rare Snow Leopard and Bragging About His Kills on Amazon Must be Punished

Trophy Hunter Accused of Slaughtering Rare Snow Leopard and Bragging About His Kills on Amazon Must be Punished

A trophy hunter is accused of slaughtering a rare snow leopard and importing the body parts back to America. The man also apparently wrote a book about trophy hunting that is sold on Amazon where he brags about his “phenomenal number” of kills. Sign this petition to urge authorities to prosecute this man.

Stop Republicans From Legalizing Puppy Mills, Horse Meat and Other Forms of Animal Abuse

Stop Republicans From Legalizing Puppy Mills, Horse Meat and Other Forms of Animal Abuse

Puppy mills, the sale of dog and horse meat, force feeding ducks until their livers explode, and other examples of animal cruelty will be legalized if Republican efforts to overturn animal welfare laws are successful. Sign this petition to oppose Republican plans to return to the days where extreme animal cruelty was legal.

Dog Killed by Being Thrown from Minivan Deserves Justice

Dog Killed by Being Thrown from Minivan Deserves Justice

A Seattle pit bull terrier was thrown to his death from a minivan, and the person responsible has yet to be found. Demand that this killer be located and prosecuted to the full extent of the law for this heinous case of animal cruelty.

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