Articles written by: Richard Moyer

Save Endangered Gorillas from Illegal Mining

Save Endangered Gorillas from Illegal Mining

Republicans in Congress are trying to repeal a law that protects endangered wildlife from conflict mineral mining. Sign this petition to demand Congress protect wildlife like the critically endangered Grauer’s gorilla, rather than encourage its destruction just for increased corporate profits.

Support Carbon-Free Power

Support Carbon-Free Power

As nuclear power plants across the country continue to shutter, the U.S. is losing critical zero-emission electricity generation that will be likely replaced with fossil fuels. While nuclear technology of the past had its challenges, new designs and construction practices have opened a new door to a safer, more efficient future for nuclear power. Sign this petition to urge the energy secretary to do his job and support innovation in nuclear power generation for a cleaner, safer future.

End EPA Staff Layoff Attempts

End EPA Staff Layoff Attempts

The EPA is currently attempting to cut staff by encouraging them to take buyouts as a way to hamper the regulation and enforcement of U.S. environmental protection laws. Sign this petition to demand they be denied buyout funds to protect the ability of EPA employees to do their jobs and keep our country clean, healthy, and safe.

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Stop Paying Tipping Wages, Start Paying Living Wages

Minimum wages for regular employees have seen huge increases in recent years as activists fight for a living wage, but workers who rely on tips are often left out of the discussion, and earn far less as a result. Sign this petition to demand all workers be paid a living wage to prevent the disparity that leaves tipped workers struggling in poverty.

Tell Trump to Stop Waiving Ethics Rules

Tell Trump to Stop Waiving Ethics Rules

President Donald Trump has filled his administration with former lobbyists and set them to work on very clear conflicts of interest, despite coming into office under the promise of ending government corruption. Sign this petition to tell Trump to stop hiring his big business cronies who are corrupting our government.

Tell Rick Perry to Stop Lying About Coal

Tell Rick Perry to Stop Lying About Coal

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is using lies to justify spending taxpayer money to subsidize the coal industry. Sign this petition to demand the government use facts and scientific evidence about energy rather than propaganda.

Don’t Make Mainers Work or Die

Don’t Make Mainers Work or Die

Tens of thousands are at risk of losing access to healthcare in Maine. Sign this petition to demand the governor work to expand coverage to all underprivileged constituents, and not strip them of their access to life-saving care.

Stop Clogging Landfills with Cheap, Plastic Pens

Stop Clogging Landfills with Cheap, Plastic Pens

Every day, millions of disposable pens end up in landfills, where they contribute to our ever-growing trash problem and waste precious plastic and metal resources. Sign this petition to demand that the world’s biggest and best known disposable pen company make it easier to give their products a longer life.

Amazon: Don’t Give Out Bananas Sprayed With Harmful Pesticides

Amazon: Don’t Give Out Bananas Sprayed With Harmful Pesticides

Amazon was recently in the news for its initiative to distribute free bananas to the members of its Seattle community, but the company should be doing more to make its outreach sustainable. Sign this petition to ask that Amazon make sure its outreach meet environmental goals by sourcing its millions of bananas sustainably.

Stop Civilian Deaths in the Fight Against ISIS

Stop Civilian Deaths in the Fight Against ISIS

As President Trump has ramped up the war against ISIS, hundreds of civilians in Iraq and Syria have died, including many children. Sign this petition to demand an end to this senseless violence against innocent people.

Save Hawaii’s Endangered Plants

Save Hawaii’s Endangered Plants

Hawaiian ecosystems are under new threats from the Trump administration as budget cuts threaten efforts to preserve some of the world’s most endangered species. Sign this petition to demand funding continue to prevent the extinction of some of the most incredibly diverse organisms.

Save Successful Energy Efficiency Program

Save Successful Energy Efficiency Program

A major energy efficiency program is under threat by the Trump administration, which seeks to hobble efforts that help preserve the environment and public health. Sign this petition to demand that funding for the Energy Star program be maintained and ensure its work continues to benefit Americans for years to come.

Demand Apple Stop Preventing Fair Repair Acts

Demand Apple Stop Preventing Fair Repair Acts

Consumers in New York state could soon be empowered to repair and extend the life of their devices, but Apple has been lobbying against the proposed changes to protect its profit margins. Demand that the company stop impeding the legislative process and make its products easier to repair so users can enjoy them longer and conserve precious resources.

Cut Needless Waste from Produce Aisles

Cut Needless Waste from Produce Aisles

Produce found in U.S. supermarkets often comes wrapped in unnecessary packaging and plastered with stickers and tape, which all contribute to the waste stream and hurt composting efforts. Sign this petition to demand that the world’s largest produce company cut waste and make its products more sustainable.

Success: EPA Comments Demand Continued Protection

Success: EPA Comments Demand Continued Protection

The EPA has been flooded with comments praising the regulations that keep air and water clean after the agency asked for suggestions that the rules be repealed. Sign this petition to praise the work of commenters to push back against the Trump administration’s efforts to pollute America’s environments and people.

Stop Painful Austerity Measures in Puerto Rico

Stop Painful Austerity Measures in Puerto Rico

As its debt crisis worsens, the island territory of Puerto Rico is turning to harsh austerity measures like cutting pension benefits, privatizing government services, and selling beaches to pay debts to predatory Wall Street investors. Sign this petition to end budget cuts that threaten the health and well-being of innocent Puerto Ricans for the sake of appealing to corporate demands.

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Save the Threatened Flying Fox from Extinction

Flying foxes are about to be slaughtered to protect the profits of local farmers. Sign this petition to demand that flying foxes are protected from this government cull that threatens the very existence of this unique animal.

Don’t Jail Low-Level Drug Offenders for Decades

Don’t Jail Low-Level Drug Offenders for Decades

Low-level nonviolent drug offenders are now at risk of spending decades behind bars following a move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to encourage mandatory minimum sentencing. Sign this petition to demand the new memo be revoked to avoid cruelly penalizing nonviolent criminals who may now lose the rest of their lives to the prison system.

Don’t Jail Protester for Laughing at Attorney General

Don’t Jail Protester for Laughing at Attorney General

The Department of Justice has prosecuted a protester for laughing during the confirmation hearing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after he was falsely described as having a history of “treating all Americans equally under the law.” Sign this petition to demand charges be dropped to preserve the integrity of our judicial system.

Don’t Let Corporate Greed Infiltrate the EPA

Don’t Let Corporate Greed Infiltrate the EPA

The EPA has fired academic experts from a scientific advisory panel to make room for members from industry who will turn a blind eye to corporate pollution. Sign this petition to demand they be reinstated to preserve the scientific integrity of both the panel and this crucial agency.

Success: Puerto Rico Given Crucial Federal Aid

Success: Puerto Rico Given Crucial Federal Aid

Roughly 900,000 U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico will still get the medical care they need, thanks to a deal reached in Congress that was opposed by President Trump. Sign this petition to thank the members of Congress who stood up to the president to ensure continued healthcare for Puerto Ricans during a time of economic crisis.

Drain the Swamp

Drain the Swamp

President Trump came into office promising to “drain the swamp” of government by ridding it of the influence of big business and lobbyists, but since then has filled his cabinet with former bankers and corporate businessmen. Corporate interests have poured money into lobbying efforts and seen policies in their favor flow out of the White House as a result. Demand that President Trump simply do what he was elected to do: drain the swamp.

Protect Our Air and Water From Harmful Mercury Emissions

Protect Our Air and Water From Harmful Mercury Emissions

The Trump administration wants to allow increased mercury pollution from fossil fuel power plants, posing serious threats to environmental and public health. Sign this petition to tell the EPA administrator to do his job and protect the American people and ecosystems from harm.

Prevent Corporations From Derailing Climate Talks

Prevent Corporations From Derailing Climate Talks

Global efforts to combat climate change are under threat from business associations funded by the same polluters that the treaty seeks to regulate. Sign this petition to keep corporate interests out of climate change negotiations and protect the planet before it’s too late.

Tell Big Business Not to Threaten School Lunch Programs

Tell Big Business Not to Threaten School Lunch Programs

The work of Michelle Obama to ensure students are provided with healthy, filling meals has been undone by lax new new USDA regulations on school lunches. Sign this petition to tell one of the largest school lunch providers in the country not to sacrifice children’s health in the wake of new rules designed to serve political ideologues and big business.

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