Articles written by: Leah Holleran

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

Stop Abuse at Internet Addiction ‘Boot Camps’

Stop Abuse at Internet Addiction ‘Boot Camps’

A teenager has died after being sent to a treatment center for internet and gaming addiction. Such centers, or ‘boot camps,’ are hugely controversial because of their reportedly inhumane and abusive treatment of patients. Demand that these abusive practices be outlawed.

Investigate White Supremacist Groups as Domestic Terrorism

Investigate White Supremacist Groups as Domestic Terrorism

Following the horrific events at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, the Department of Justice must acknowledge the threat these hate groups pose. Demand that the DOJ investigate these white supremacist groups as domestic terrorists.

Ban Extreme Rodeo from Fair

Ban Extreme Rodeo from Fair

A traveling rodeo has taken abuse to a new level, exposing animals and men to fire during the show. Demand that the Orange County Fair stop hosting this rodeo, and others like it, as an attraction.

Success: Nepal Criminalizes Forcing Women into Isolated “Menstruation Huts”

Success: Nepal Criminalizes Forcing Women into Isolated “Menstruation Huts”

The cruel practice of banishing women from their homes during menstruation and forcing them into isolated huts has been criminalized by a new law in Nepal. Support this move to protect the rights and lives of Nepali women.

Success: Google Employee Behind Sexist Memo Fired

Success: Google Employee Behind Sexist Memo Fired

The Google employee who penned a discriminatory and sexist memo was fired. Support this decision to combat sexism in the workplace.

Stop Trump From Censoring Climate Change Report

Stop Trump From Censoring Climate Change Report

The Trump administration may suppress one of the most thorough climate reports to date, scientists fear. Demand the approval and release of this vital scientific report.

Expand Ban on Non-Rescue Animals at Pet Shops

Expand Ban on Non-Rescue Animals at Pet Shops

Cambridge, Massachusetts has adopted a ban on non-rescue animals sold at pet stores. Demand that this important ban be expanded and emulated state-wide.

GOP Leaders: Work with Democrats to Improve Healthcare

GOP Leaders: Work with Democrats to Improve Healthcare

Following the failure to repeal Obamacare, it is vital that Republican lawmakers cooperate with Democrats on improving the existing law. Demand bipartisan cooperation on America’s health care.

Do Not Air Controversial Private Videos of Princess Diana

Do Not Air Controversial Private Videos of Princess Diana

Personal and “private” video tapes of Princess Diana, that were never meant to be public and that violate the privacy of the late princess and her family, are set to air on Channel 4. Demand that this exploitation be stopped and that the tapes not be broadcast.

Fire Writer of Anti-Semitic Newspaper Column

Fire Writer of Anti-Semitic Newspaper Column

An anti-Semitic and sexist article was published and then taken down amidst backlash, but the writer has not seen any consequences. Demand the writer be fired immediately.

Success: Harsh and Unreasonable Abortion Laws Blocked by Judge

Success: Harsh and Unreasonable Abortion Laws Blocked by Judge

Four unjust abortion restrictions have been blocked by a judge in Arkansas. Support this victory for the human rights of women.

Allow Abortion for 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

Allow Abortion for 10-Year-Old Rape Victim

A 10-year-old rape survivor has been denied abortion by the Supreme Court in India. Demand that this young girl’s plea to end her pregnancy be granted.

Release Elephant from Horrific Conditions in Zoo

Release Elephant from Horrific Conditions in Zoo

An elephant continues to live in a zoo that refuses to release him, despite accusations of severe neglect and a 2016 decision to relocate him to a sanctuary. Demand that Kaavan the elephant be set free and allowed to live at the Cambodian sanctuary that is ready to take him.

Do Not Ban Transgender People from the Military

Do Not Ban Transgender People from the Military

Transgender people will be forbidden from serving in the military, as President Trump announced that he will reinstate a ban. Demand that this prejudiced policy be overturned.

Success: Harming Bulls for Bullfighting Prohibited in Spain’s Balearic Islands

Success: Harming Bulls for Bullfighting Prohibited in Spain’s Balearic Islands

Spain’s Balearic Islands have passed a law that prohibits harming or killing bulls during a bullfight. Support this push in the right direction toward ending this inhumane practice.

Success: Anti-Horse Slaughter Amendment Passed

Success: Anti-Horse Slaughter Amendment Passed

Horses in America will be protected from inhumane export and brutal slaughter for human consumption with the passing of new legislation. Sign below to support this move to protect these innocent animals.

Success: Laptop Ban Lifted on Flights from Middle East to U.S.

Success: Laptop Ban Lifted on Flights from Middle East to U.S.

The controversial electronics ban on U.S.-Middle East flights has finally been lifted. Support the decision to lift the ban.

Do Not Deny Transgender or Gender Fluid People Civil Rights Protections

Do Not Deny Transgender or Gender Fluid People Civil Rights Protections

Civil rights protections would be denied to anybody whose gender identity does not correspond with the gender they were assigned at birth, under a new bill that is moving through Congress. Demand that the civil rights of transgender and gender fluid people be protected, and this discriminatory bill stopped.

Fire Officers Who Fatally Shot Innocent, Unarmed Woman

Fire Officers Who Fatally Shot Innocent, Unarmed Woman

An innocent, unarmed woman was shot and killed by police in another inexplicable instance of police brutality. Demand that justice be served and the officers responsible fired.

Do Not Allow Cops to Have Sexual Contact with Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

Do Not Allow Cops to Have Sexual Contact with Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

Police officers in Alaska are defending their “right” to engage sexually with sex workers they are investigating. Demand that this violation of human rights be forbidden by law.

Stop Exploiting Baby Wild Animals in Storefront Petting Zoo

Stop Exploiting Baby Wild Animals in Storefront Petting Zoo

The owner of a petting zoo that exploits baby wild animals for profit is planning to re-open his business in Las Vegas. Demand that the new location not be opened and that these innocent animals be protected.

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      	Thirty-one military personnel stood before friends and family during a military naturalization ceremony and gained their citizenship in the Pentagon Courtyard on Sept. 10, 2009.  DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Molly A. Burgess, U.S. Navy.  (Released)

Save Citizenship Program for Immigrants With Special Skills

A successful program that fast-tracks citizenship for foreigners with special, in-demand skills is at risk of cancellation, which could leave almost 2,000 applicants out in the cold. Demand that the program be saved.

Stop Hiding Jeff Sessions’ Contact with Russia

Stop Hiding Jeff Sessions’ Contact with Russia

In defiance of a court order, the Justice Department is refusing to release documentation of Sessions’ contact with Russia. Demand that these forms be immediately released.

Stop Illegal Sale of Animals at Swap Meet

Stop Illegal Sale of Animals at Swap Meet

Almost 1,000 animals were taken from a swap meet vendor’s home because of alleged inhumane treatment, but he is still vending at the meet despite the illegal nature of his sales. Demand that Cherry Auction stop allowing this illegal practice at their swap meet.

Forbid Forced Isolation of Women in “Menstruation Hut” Ritual

Forbid Forced Isolation of Women in “Menstruation Hut” Ritual

A young woman has died during a ritual that forces women into isolation and banishment during menstruation. Demand that this practice be forbidden by law, and that those laws are universally and strictly enforced.

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