Articles written by: Leah Holleran

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

Do Not Prevent Immigrants from Receiving Welfare

Do Not Prevent Immigrants from Receiving Welfare

Legal immigrants may be barred from receiving any kind of public assistance for five years after arriving in the country according to President Trump’s proposal. Demand that immigrants be allowed to receive welfare.

Rebuild Memorial for Murdered Muslim Teen That Was Set on Fire

Rebuild Memorial for Murdered Muslim Teen That Was Set on Fire

The memorial for a murdered Muslim teenager was set on fire and destroyed. Demand the replacement of this memorial to an innocent girl.

Russia: Overturn Discriminatory “Gay Propaganda” Law

Russia: Overturn Discriminatory “Gay Propaganda” Law

Russia’s “gay propaganda” law and the criminalization of those who oppose it was ruled to be discriminatory and unjust by the European Court of Human Rights. Demand that this prejudiced law be overturned.

Punish Officers Accused of Shooting and Killing a Pregnant Woman in Front of Her Children

Punish Officers Accused of Shooting and Killing a Pregnant Woman in Front of Her Children

An African American pregnant mother of four was reportedly killed in a police shooting in front of her children. Demand that these officers are fired.

Protect Kids from Deadly Gun Violence

Protect Kids from Deadly Gun Violence

Gun violence is the third leading cause of death among American children under age 17. Demand that gun violence prevention initiatives be implemented to protect the children.

Do Not Allow Any Conflicts of Interest Within the Russia Investigation

Do Not Allow Any Conflicts of Interest Within the Russia Investigation

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein holds a position of high authority in the Russia investigation, but as the scope of the probe widens to include whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, Rosenstein may have a conflict of interest. Demand that he recuse himself to ensure the investigation is conducted without bias.

Ensure Honest and Open Process for Health Care Bill

Ensure Honest and Open Process for Health Care Bill

The GOP has been pushing its health care bill in a closed-door process, with no opportunity for opposition to be voiced and problems solved. The bill, if passed, will be devastating for many Americans who will lose access to health care. Demand that Senate Democrats use the authority they hold to halt regular Senate business until an open process is achieved.

Success: Uber To Make Changes Addressing Sexism and Sexual Harassment

Success: Uber To Make Changes Addressing Sexism and Sexual Harassment

Uber has released a plan to reform and combat the rampant sexism and toxicity of its work environment. Sign below to support this commitment to implement those recommendations.

Do Not Fire Special Counsel Overseeing FBI’s Russia Probe

Do Not Fire Special Counsel Overseeing FBI’s Russia Probe

President Trump is considering firing the Justice Department-appointed overseer of the FBI’s Russia investigation. Demand that Trump allow the investigation to continue smoothly and efficiently, and not fire the special counsel overseeing it.

Don’t Censor the Arts

Don’t Censor the Arts

In a move that favors political censorship, sponsors are pulling support from the Public Theater because of its depiction of a Trump-like Julius Caesar in its free Shakespeare in the Park production. Urge sponsors not to pull funding from the Public Theater.

Do Not Eliminate Banking Rules That Protect Our Economy From Another Collapse

Do Not Eliminate Banking Rules That Protect Our Economy From Another Collapse

The U.S. economy will be vulnerable to another financial crisis with a new bill that undoes major Wall Street regulations, which has passed in the House of Representatives. Demand that this dangerous bill be rejected in the Senate.

Stop Funneling Donations for Kids With Cancer Into the Trump Organization

Stop Funneling Donations for Kids With Cancer Into the Trump Organization

Hundreds of thousands of dollars that donors gave to the Eric Trump Foundation under the impression it would directly benefit kids with cancer has in fact become revenue for the Trump Organization. Demand that this money be given back to the children robbed of it by the Trump Organization.

Do Not Endanger Citizens With Privatized Air Traffic Control

Do Not Endanger Citizens With Privatized Air Traffic Control

President Trump plans to put private businesses in charge of air traffic control. Tell Trump that public safety and infrastructure should not be controlled by private businesses that may act in their own best interest before the best interest of passengers.

Stop Trump’s Travel Ban Once and For All

Stop Trump’s Travel Ban Once and For All

The Trump administration is continuing to try and push through the travel ban on Muslim countries, and is now appealing to the Supreme Court. Demand that this prejudiced and unconstitutional policy be blocked for good.

Stop Attack on the Americans With Disabilities Act

Stop Attack on the Americans With Disabilities Act

The civil rights of people with disabilities are threatened as a new bill imposing restrictions on the Americans with Disabilities Act is considered by Congress. Demand the protection of disabled Americans’ rights.

Success: Officer Who Fatally Shot 12-Year-Old Fired

Success: Officer Who Fatally Shot 12-Year-Old Fired

The officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been fired. Support this action, and encourage the police department to publicly denounce his shooting of Tamir Rice.

Tell Texas Governor: Violence Against Reporters is Not a Joke

Tell Texas Governor: Violence Against Reporters is Not a Joke

The governor of Texas publicly joked about shooting reporters, mere days after another politician was charged for assaulting a journalist. Demand that the governor apologize for encouraging this violence.

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Do Not Ban Black Feminist Festival

The mayor of Paris may ban a black feminist festival set to take place in the city on the grounds that it does not prioritize the admission of white people. Demand that the mayor refrain from taking this racist action, and allow the festival to continue as planned.

Do Not Give Federal Funding to Institutions That Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students

Do Not Give Federal Funding to Institutions That Discriminate Against LGBTQ Students

Even if a school blatantly discriminates against and refuses to admit LGBTQ students, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would not prevent that school from receiving federal funding. Demand that the rights of LGBTQ students be protected, and that schools funded with taxpayer dollars be actively prevented from discriminating against them.

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.

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