Florida’s legislature is attempting the pass a bill that will nearly ban abortion in the entire state despite the fact that such a ban would clearly be ruled unconstitutional. Sign this petition to urge the legislature to reject the bill.
Firing squads and other violent means are being proposed as death penalty alternatives in Mississippi due to the decreasing availability of the chemicals used in lethal injections. Tell state leadership this archaic proposal must not be accepted by signing this petition.
Lego recently announced the addition of a wheelchair-bound minifigure to its ‘Fun in the Park’ line. Sign the petition and applaud Lego’s celebration of diversity.
An elderly man was allegedly attacked by an off-duty police sergeant who parked too close to the victim, causing a door ding. The officer reportedly reached into the man’s vehicle and attacked him. Demand the sergeant be fired if guilty of the allegations.
Children are at risk of being kidnapped and sold into sex slavery before and during the Super Bowl. Call on authorities to crack down on human trafficking, and prevent this celebratory day from becoming an occasion for tragedy.
An Oklahoma district court judge ruled in favor of a high school that denied a Native American student’s right to express her religious beliefs on graduation day. Demand an apology to the student from the judge who ruled against her freedom of religion.
A new TV movie has cast white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, a decision prompting outrage. Although Jackson’s skin disorder left him with whitened skin, he always identified and wanted to be portrayed as black. Let the production company know they should use this opportunity to cast a black actor.
Children and their families seeking asylum are living in prison-like conditions, oftentimes for years. Sign this petition to demand that these refugees receive better living conditions and faster processing for their asylum requests.
Veterans and former employees claim the nation’s most well-known veteran’s charity is less focused on helping wounded warriors and more focused on raising money. Sign this petition to demand they provide more comprehensive services.
A teenager was fatally shot, allegedly without cause, by police. Video footage of the incident was allegedly deleted by the police, adding to the suspicion that the police must have had something to hide. Demand that the officer who shot this teen and deleted the video be fired and prosecuted if found guilty.
Water in Flint, Michigan is toxic and residents are being forced to pay for it. Those who refuse are receiving shut-off notices and having their basic sanitation rights taken away. Take a stand with Flint residents and tell the mayor that no one should have to pay to be poisoned.
Solitary confinement has been banned for use on juvenile prisoners due to its potential for long-lasting and detrimental mental health effects. Praise this and other conditions presented as a reform against the overuse of isolation in prisons.
A special counsel to investigate the Flint water crisis could include a man who donated to the governor’s campaigns, if the State Attorney General has his way. Sign to demand that anyone with a clear conflict of interest like this be replaced to avoid turning the investigation into a total sham.
A mining company is planning to begin a massive excavation of Native American burial sites in order to exploit the limestone quarries underneath. Call for Wisconsin’s governor to protect the rights of their Indigenous peoples and stop the mining company from desecrating these sacred grave sites.
British police officers reportedly entered and photographed private homes in an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of unlocked doors. Tell their superiors this behavior was both unacceptable and illegal, and urge they be punished as trespassers.
Hired gunmen are attacking native people in Brazil in order to run them off their own lands. Call for the Brazilian government to step in and protect this tribe and their rights..
A music publicist was blasted with sexual harassment charges from at least 10 women and immediately resigned from his firm. The company’s president then decided to fold it entirely and start fresh with the remaining employees. Applaud his efforts to distance himself and his employees from an alleged predator.
Amnesty International is using virtual reality as a solution to help the world understand the unattended human rights issues in today’s world, allowing them to virtually experience other people’s suffering themselves. Applaud this innovative use of technology for awareness of these issues.
Violence against children has reached epidemic levels in the U.S. and around the world. Abused children are far more likely to develop lifelong mental and physical health issues. Sign this petition to demand the Surgeon General make child abuse a public health issue.
Nurses are overworked, underpaid and understaffed in hospitals. This has led to an increase in preventable mistakes that may cost someone their job or life. Push for better standards for our healthcare professionals by better managing the nurse-to-patient ratio.
European citizens who hold dual citizenship in Iraq, Iran, Syria or Sudan must obtain a special visa 90 days before traveling due to poorly thought out new travel restrictions designed to stop “terrorists.” Urge officials to review the restrictions and not punish civilians for what others might attempt to do.
A police sergeant wrote on Facebook urging drivers to run over marchers at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade. This racist and violent behavior should not be tolerated in our police force. Please sign this petition to demand that this sergeant be discharged.
Oil residue was reportedly discovered in the water meant to replace that which the EPA accidentally contaminated by releasing a flood of waste water from the Gold King Mine last year. Demand that the agency work to immediately fix this insulting oversight.
A transgender woman was raped after being placed in a male halfway house and having her transfer requests ignored. This is another in a long list of cases of sexual violence against trans women due to state-sanctioned transphobia. Demand that people be placed in facilities based on gender identity.
Child marriage places girls at risk of becoming victims of sexual violence and increases the possibility that they will become severely or mortally injured during childbirth. Zimbabwe just banned marriages involving girls under the age of 18. Sign this petition to applaud Zimbabwean officials for ruling in favor of the girls and women of their nation.