Articles written by: Lindsey Weedston

Lindsey is a Seattle-based activist who became interested in human and animal rights and environmentalism while she attended college at Western Washington University. She now spends her spare time writing about worthy causes around the globe as a part of the growing online activism community.

Trump: I can grab women by the pussy because I’m “a star”

Trump: I can grab women by the pussy because I’m “a star”

Donald Trump was recorded using violent language and misogynistic slurs to talk about sexual relations with a married woman. Sign our petition to denounce Trump for another in a long line of vile comments unbecoming someone running for president of the United States.

Trump Adviser Who Supports Animal Torture Must Be Dropped #VoteAgainstCruelty2016

Trump Adviser Who Supports Animal Torture Must Be Dropped #VoteAgainstCruelty2016

One of Donald Trump’s advisers is an anti-animal welfare billionaire who fights to let companies exploit and abuse animals. Demand that this man be removed from any role in Trump’s campaign and possible future presidency.

Protect Voting Rights by Clearing Citizenship Backlog

Protect Voting Rights by Clearing Citizenship Backlog

Over 500,000 citizenship applications are stagnating in a backlog, preventing these people from voting in the upcoming election. Most of these immigrants would likely vote against Donald Trump. Demand that resources be allocated to getting through this backlog.

Stop Sexist Comments on Hillary Clinton’s Appearance

Stop Sexist Comments on Hillary Clinton’s Appearance

A senior news anchor decided to comment on Hillary Clinton’s physical appearance rather than her policies or credentials after the first debate of the current presidential election. Demand that he stop supporting sexist double standards and focus on the important things instead.

Don’t Slaughter Two-Thirds of Norway’s Wolves

Don’t Slaughter Two-Thirds of Norway’s Wolves

Two-thirds of Norway’s wolves are set to be slaughtered because they sometimes prey on sheep and are killing moose, leaving fewer for human hunters to kill for fun. Demand that this country leave every single one of this critically endangered wolf population alone.

Justice for Black Man Tasered in the Back After Complying

Justice for Black Man Tasered in the Back After Complying

A black inmate can be seen in a video being tasered after complying with orders to face the wall and put his hands behind his back, causing him to suffer head injuries and a stroke. Deputies lied and said that he was tasered for being combative. Demand that the state pay for the inmate’s medical bills.

Justice for Native Man Choked to Death By Police

Justice for Native Man Choked to Death By Police

A Native American man was choked by police until he died for deciding that he didn’t want a ride home in a police car. This is not the first case of police choke holds killing. Demand that the use of any kind of choke hold by police be banned.

Success: School Ordered to Halt Transphobic Policies

Success: School Ordered to Halt Transphobic Policies

A school district can no longer force transgender students to use the wrong bathroom and locker room or make them wear bracelets singling them out as trans. Thank the organization that fought to protect these highly marginalized kids from discrimination and harassment.

Protect Immigrant Janitors From Sexual Assault

Protect Immigrant Janitors From Sexual Assault

Eighteen women are on a hunger strike to demand protection for immigrant women from sexual assault and rape on the job. Sign our petition to demand that a bill requiring employers to inform undocumented employees of their rights around the issue be signed into law.

Stop Nominating Serial Rapist for Football Hall of Fame

Stop Nominating Serial Rapist for Football Hall of Fame

A man convicted of raping multiple women has been nominated for the NFL Hall of Fame in spite of the outrage that occurred when the same thing happened last year. Demand that players convicted of violent crimes be deemed ineligible for this honor.

Denounce Companies That Dropped Athlete for Protesting Injustice

Denounce Companies That Dropped Athlete for Protesting Injustice

Two companies have snubbed a football player because he knelt during the national anthem in protest of national injustice. Punishing people for trying to improve the country through freedom of expression is profoundly unpatriotic. Demand apologies from these corporations.

Drop Charges Against Dakota Access Pipeline Journalist

Drop Charges Against Dakota Access Pipeline Journalist

An arrest warrant has been issued for the woman who filmed the brutal attacks against the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. In a clear violation of freedom of the press, she is being charged with trespassing for being there. Demand these charges be dropped.

Stop Lawsuits Against Schools for Protecting Transgender Kids

Stop Lawsuits Against Schools for Protecting Transgender Kids

A bigoted group is filing lawsuits against schools for letting trans students be who they are and following Title IX requirements. Demand that this anti-LGBT organization stop harassing children with lawsuits demanding that schools act in an illegal manner.

Give Prisoners Basic Rights and Decent Living Conditions

Give Prisoners Basic Rights and Decent Living Conditions

Prisoners are striking across the U.S. to protest prison labor that is practically slavery and horrible living conditions combined with lacking healthcare. Sign our petition to demand that their voices be heard and that comprehensive prison reforms be pursued.

Violent Misogynist Must Be Punished for Attacking Police Officer

Violent Misogynist Must Be Punished for Attacking Police Officer

A man who has dedicated himself to spearheading vicious harassment campaigns against women online has been arrested for assaulting an officer. Demand that there be no plea deal for this violent individual and that prosecutors pursue the maximum penalty.

Stop Using Attack Dogs Against Oil Pipeline Protesters

Stop Using Attack Dogs Against Oil Pipeline Protesters

Oil pipeline protesters have been attacked with dogs and pepper spray used by a private security firm hired by the oil corporation building the pipeline, according to reports. Sign our petition to demand an end to this horrific violence against the people fighting for the environment.

Thank NASA for Making Its Funded Research Free to All

Thank NASA for Making Its Funded Research Free to All

NASA just announced that hundreds of its research articles are now free for access by anyone through an online database. Thanks to this, scientific minds across the globe can now build on existing research, including climate and environmental science. Praise NASA for this wonderful decision.

Don’t Let Alleged Rapist Walk Free

Don’t Let Alleged Rapist Walk Free

An alleged rapist has been sentenced to probation only, and the entire case will be dropped if he avoids drugs, alcohol, and his victims for two years. He won’t even have to register as a sex offender. Denounce this gross lack of justice.

Free Teen Who Allegedly Killed Abusive Father in Self Defense

Free Teen Who Allegedly Killed Abusive Father in Self Defense

A teen girl has been locked up for allegedly killing her abusive father after her mother’s attempts to get legal protection from him were dismissed. Sign our petition to demand that this child be freed on the grounds that she was acting in self-defense.

Justice for Unarmed Deaf Man Gunned Down By Police

Justice for Unarmed Deaf Man Gunned Down By Police

A deaf and mute man died after being shot by a state trooper despite him being unarmed. Once again, police accounts of the incident conflict with witness statements. Demand that this trooper be fired to obtain some semblance of justice for the deceased young man.

Investigate Report of School Forcing Child to “Confess” to Terrorism

Investigate Report of School Forcing Child to “Confess” to Terrorism

A child was aggressively interrogated by school officials and forced to sign a false confession of terrorist allegiance and activity, according to reports. This Muslim student had already been a victim of bullying by peers based on his faith. Demand that these alarming allegations be investigated.

Release Immigrant Children Detained for Months

Release Immigrant Children Detained for Months

Twenty-two mothers are on a hunger strike to protest being held in detention with their children for months simply because they’re immigrants and/or asylum seekers. Demand that action be taken to save these women and children from terrible conditions in these facilities.

Let Activists Clean Up Garbage Left to Rot in Neighborhoods

Let Activists Clean Up Garbage Left to Rot in Neighborhoods

Police are stopping activists from cleaning up rotting piles of trash left in front of resident homes after the city started refusing to pick it up. This is creating a significant health hazard. Demand that the city let volunteers remove the putrid garbage.

Let Native Americans Protest Oil Pipeline

Let Native Americans Protest Oil Pipeline

Yet another oil pipeline is threatening Native American land, but a court just barred tribes from blocking its construction on the basis that it goes through sacred sites protected by federal treaties. Demand that protests be allowed to continue.

Fire Cop Who Killed Man for Brandishing a Stick

Fire Cop Who Killed Man for Brandishing a Stick

A homeless man was killed by police because he was attacking store clerks with a stick. The officer decided not to use non-lethal force like his Taser, and now a person is dead. Demand the officer responsible be fired for using unnecessary force.

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