Articles written by: Leah Holleran

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

Do Not Take Away $800 Billion of Medicaid Funds

Do Not Take Away $800 Billion of Medicaid Funds

President Trump’s new budget plan will include $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid funding, which will hurt millions of low income Americans. Demand that Medicaid’s funding be preserved.

Stop Condoning and Enabling Domestic Violence in Romania

Stop Condoning and Enabling Domestic Violence in Romania

Domestic violence is a huge problem that is not being sufficiently addressed in Romania, where it is largely regarded as normal. Demand justice and protection for victims of domestic abuse.

Do Not Appoint Joe Lieberman as FBI Director

Do Not Appoint Joe Lieberman as FBI Director

Trump’s top pick for FBI director, politician Joe Lieberman, is an extremely unreliable choice to head up an unbiased investigation into Russian interference in the last election. Demand that Trump not appoint Lieberman, and choose someone from within the FBI’s ranks.

Stop Endangering Our Health With Excess Pollution

Stop Endangering Our Health With Excess Pollution

Millions of tons of excess pollution are being emitted by diesel-powered vehicles. Demand that the pollution tests be fixed to correctly assess the threat to the public.

University Must Stop Ignoring Sexual Assault Allegations

University Must Stop Ignoring Sexual Assault Allegations

A lawsuit filed against Baylor University alleges that its football players gang rape female students and video tape it during hazing parties as a “bonding” experience. More than a dozen women have sued the school over sexual assaults. Demand that Baylor stop trying to sweep this sexual assault epidemic under the rug.

Don’t Sentence Non-Violent Offenders to Years in Prison

Don’t Sentence Non-Violent Offenders to Years in Prison

Judges and prosecutors will be required to ignore their better judgement and pursue overly strict sentences for drug and other non-violent offenders in federal cases. Demand that this new rule be overturned.

Help Minnesota Fight Measles Outbreak

Help Minnesota Fight Measles Outbreak

The largest measles outbreak in 30 years is putting Minnesota’s children and families at risk, and the state does not have sufficient funds to effectively fight it. Demand that the request for emergency monetary aid from the legislature be granted.

Demand Republicans Listen to Citizens’ Opinions on Health Care

Demand Republicans Listen to Citizens’ Opinions on Health Care

House Republicans are hiding from their constituents after passing an unpopular bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, with notably few legislators holding town halls to give constituents any opportunity to voice their concerns and fears. Demand that House Republicans schedule open town halls.

Allow Government Advisory Boards to Resume Work

Allow Government Advisory Boards to Resume Work

Over 200 government advisory boards–one third of which are science-based–have been forced to freeze their work and meetings. Demand that these vital advisory operations be unfrozen.

Success: Policeman Accused of Shooting Unarmed Teen Fired and Charged With Murder

Success: Policeman Accused of Shooting Unarmed Teen Fired and Charged With Murder

The white officer who allegedly shot and killed an unarmed black teenager has been fired and will be charged with murder. Support these moves to hold this man responsible, and not allow racism and police brutality.

Overturn Decision Not to Charge Officers for Killing Alton Sterling

Overturn Decision Not to Charge Officers for Killing Alton Sterling

The two white officers who shot and killed Alton Sterling — a black father of five — will not be charged for their actions. Demand that this decision be overturned and the two cops held responsible.

Punish Officer Who Allegedly Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Teenager

Punish Officer Who Allegedly Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Teenager

An unarmed 15-year-old black boy was killed, as he rode in a car away from a house party, when a police officer reportedly fired a rifle several times and shot him in the back of the head. Demand that this officer be fired for his actions, if he is found guilty.

Do Not Allow Racial Segregation in Schools

Do Not Allow Racial Segregation in Schools

Legal segregation is meant to be a thing of the past, but a racially motivated plan to separate school districts has just been greenlighted. This sets a dangerous precedent that presents a widespread threat to desegregation efforts. Demand that this ruling be overturned.

Tell President Trump Not to Attack North Korea

Tell President Trump Not to Attack North Korea

America has been presenting an aggressive front toward North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs, but if the U.S. attacks and it results in retaliation from North Korea, the cost could be millions of innocent lives from both sides. Demand that President Trump proceed with caution and not launch an attack on North Korea.

Punish Cops Who Held Innocent Black Boys at Gunpoint

Punish Cops Who Held Innocent Black Boys at Gunpoint

Five unarmed school-age black boys were terrorized and held at gunpoint by a swarm of cops. Demand that these police officers be punished for their actions.

Stop Large Companies From Stealing Images on Instagram

Stop Large Companies From Stealing Images on Instagram

Instagram enables large companies to take advantage of other users by sharing their photos, removing credits, and censoring comments attempting to give credit where it’s due. Demand that Instagram update its terms so that companies do not end up stealing images from artists and photographers.

Stop Persecution of Gay Soldiers in South Korea

Stop Persecution of Gay Soldiers in South Korea

Gay soldiers are discriminated against and treated as criminals in South Korea’s army. Following an internet video, military police are on the hunt for gay servicemen, stoking further fear in the LGBT community. Demand the end of the persecution of gay South Korean soldiers.

Success: Dangerous Executions Blocked

Success: Dangerous Executions Blocked

The eight executions scheduled for a period of only 11 days in Arkansas have been stayed by a court ruling. Sign below to support the blocking of this dangerous and irresponsible execution plan.

Close Rotating Restaurant That Crushed Boy

Close Rotating Restaurant That Crushed Boy

A 5-year-old boy was crushed to death between wall and table in a rotating restaurant. Demand that the restaurant be closed and future tragedies avoided.

Success: Spicer Apologizes for Claiming Hitler Didn’t Use Chemical Weapons

Success: Spicer Apologizes for Claiming Hitler Didn’t Use Chemical Weapons

Press Secretary Spicer has apologized for his insensitive and false comment that Hitler did not use chemical weapons during the Holocaust. Support this apology as a first small step toward making things right.

Success: Officer Accused of Shooting Therapist With Hands Up is Arrested

Success: Officer Accused of Shooting Therapist With Hands Up is Arrested

The police officer who allegedly shot an unarmed behavioral therapist trying to help his autistic patient, while he lay on the ground with is arms in the air, was arrested and is facing charges for his actions. Support the decision to hold the officer accountable.

Justice for Student Murdered in Pakistan for “Blasphemy”

Justice for Student Murdered in Pakistan for “Blasphemy”

A university student in Pakistan was brutally murdered by a mob for allegedly posting liberal and secular Facebook content and “blaspheming” against Islam. Demand justice for Mashal Khan.

Do Not Bring Back the “War On Drugs”

Do Not Bring Back the “War On Drugs”

The War on Drugs created a prejudiced and unjust system that disproportionately impacted communities of color, and now the Justice Department appears poised to bring it back. Demand that the War on Drugs remain in the past and not be a driving force for our criminal justice system.

Success: Google Adds “Fact-Check” to Search Results

Success: Google Adds “Fact-Check” to Search Results

Google has added a “fact-check” tag into its search results, a major step in the ongoing process of filtering out fake and misleading news and facts. Support this step and urge that this progress continue moving forward.

Selling Cookies Should Not Mean Jail Time–Lift Absurd Home-Baked-Goods Ban

Selling Cookies Should Not Mean Jail Time–Lift Absurd Home-Baked-Goods Ban

Selling baked goods could land you in jail in Wisconsin, and this denies some small businesses and farms from earning a significant amount of their potential profit. Demand that this ban be overturned.

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