The new investigation into a terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate is unlikely to uncover any additional information, yet will cost taxpayers millions. Call on congressional leaders to shut down this unnecessary investigation.
U.S. companies can legally merge with foreign businesses in order to dodge paying U.S. taxes. Tell Congress to close the loophole and make big business pay its fair share.
Juveniles who commit crimes are often tried as adults and suffer because of a system that isn’t designed to accommodate them. Happily, juvenile sentencing reform might be on the way, thanks to a pair of senators. Thank them for working to improve the lives of minors.
Gun control measures continue to be vetoed by a governor who used to support them. These measures could save lives and improve public safety. Call on the governor to stop vetoing these bills.
The Rainbow Family gathers in national forests every summer to pray for peace. Each year the government spends an outrageous amount of money on law enforcement in hopes of ending the tradition once and for all. Demand an end to the targeting of the largely non-violent Rainbow Family.
Conservative members of Congress are calling for the deportation of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents. Most of these youth had no choice in the matter; they have committed no crime. Stand up and prevent the deportation of innocents.
After months of congressional inaction, the president has announced that he will use his powers to work towards immigration reform. This reform has the potential to help thousands of people become U.S. citizens. Thank the president for turning his attention to this important issue.
In a blow to transparency, all-expenses-paid trips taken by members of Congress no longer have to be disclosed to the public. These trips are financed by interest groups that often want something in return. Call on officials to restore disclosure rules to avoid the specter of corruption.
In the face of great turmoil over laws banning same-sex marriage, a federal judge has upheld the right for one couple’s union to be recognized. Applaud the ruling and urge lawmakers to support equal rights for all.
It’s harder than ever to find the locations of dangerous chemicals in Texas now that state records concerning their locations do not have to be made public. Dangerous chemical stockpiles are potentially life-threatening and should not be concealed. Call on the Attorney General to make state records available to everyone again.
With over one million US veterans battling drug addiction, homelessness and chronic mental health issues, more needs to be done to help vets transition back into civilian life after enduring the hardships of war. Sign the petition to support more efficient programs to help veterans overcome addiction, homelessness and alcohol abuse.
Communities in New York can now protect themselves from dangerous and toxic drilling techniques, thanks to a recent court ruling. Praise the decision to maintain communities’ right to look out for their health and environment.
Seventeen formerly homeless families are being forcibly removed from their program-promised homes. Many of these families were very involved in their new communities and will be negatively impacted by the forced relocation. Demand that the federal government step in to stop authorities from relocating these families.
Marijuana is slowly being recognized for the relatively harmless substance that it is, an important step toward decriminalization. Thank a federal agency for making progress toward decriminalizing marijuana, and encourage it to continue the push.
Tens of thousands of sexual assault cases are left unaddressed for years, never providing justice for the victims. A proposed program would help fix this problem and ensure that the perpetrators are punished. Support this policy and help ensure justice for sexual assault survivors.
Nearly 300,000 veterans are now without unemployment benefits due to recent cuts. Ensure that struggling veterans receive the support they need by signing this petition today.
A ban restricting protesters from standing too closely to abortion clinics was recently struck down, leaving patients and workers susceptible to harassment. Urge the Supreme Court to reinstate the ban to help protect the privacy and safety of women seeking abortions.
Oil, coal and gas companies hungrily eye large swaths of public land. Their development plans were blocked by federal officials, protecting crucial wildlife habitat. Thank the government for taking this important stand against environmental destruction and runaway climate change.
Farmers, environmentalists and consumers worked together to develop organic food standards. Their decision-making power is threatened by powerful industry lobbyists. Demand that organic standards remain under independent rather than corporate control.
Thousands of military personnel are sexually assaulted each year, yet few cases are ever reported. Commanding officers can overturn verdicts and prevent the accused from ever standing trial. Tell Congress to insist on independent oversight of this rape epidemic.
Police officers will now need to obtain a warrant to search any cellphone, thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling. Applaud the Supreme Court for this monumental ruling in support of electronic privacy.
The Gulf oil spill of 2010 wreaked havoc on animals and the ecosystem, it also caused businesses in the surrounding area to suffer profit loss. The oil company responsible for the spill agreed to a settlement to compensate businesses affected by the spill and is now trying to force those companies to repay the money they were given. Demand British Petroleum immediately halt its attempts to reclaim money the courts decided was not theirs.
NASA was recently granted more funding, though some are worried that it will hinder space exploration by making it more difficult for private companies to operate. Urge Congress to make space exploration a reality by maintaining a healthy business environment.
Conservative lawmakers plan to deny a vote to a bill that would restore jobless benefits to struggling families. This decision hurts those unable to find work and disregards the democratic process. Urge lawmakers to allow a vote on this important issue.
Despite his plans to sue the president over alleged misuse of power, a top lawmaker can cite no specific examples of such abuse. Urge him to drop this pointless lawsuit.