Politics

Don’t Destabilize Nation’s Highest Court With Politicized Pre-Election Confirmation

The Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could have massive repercussions for civil rights, healthcare, environmental wellness, and so much more for generations. The Republican-majority Senate wants to rush this critical confirmation, in stark contrast to their previous stance, likely to score a political win. Hold these opportunists to their word and demand they give the American people a voice in a decision that could fundamentally change the future.

Support Barbados’ Independence From Britain

The Caribbean nation of Barbados is seeking full independence from Britain with a movement to become a republic. In order to help the world leave behind the shadow of colonialism, urge the British government to support Barbados’ self-determination movement.

Urge Climate Change Denier to Reject Appointment to Federal Agency Responsible for Climate Research

The Trump administration has appointed a well-known climate change denier to the agency responsible for producing government-funded climate research. The move has been criticized as unnecessary and with political motives. Sign this petition to urge the appointed climate change denier to reject his new position.

Congresswoman Omar: Apologize for Blatant Ableism

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted an ableist insult towards President Donald Trump, an unnecessary offense to all physically disabled people. There are a million things to criticize about Trump, none of which involve his physicality. Demand an apology from Omar for her dehumanizing remark.

Protect Americans from Poverty & Homelessness During Coronavirus Pandemic

United States citizens have not received any coronavirus stimulus since the CARES Act was passed in May. Millions are at risk of poverty, homelessness, and starvation. Sign this petition to urge the US Government to pass additional coronavirus stimulus support.

Success: Investigation Launched into Poisoning of Russian Opposition Leader

Russia and Germany will collaborate in the investigation of the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, signaling a welcome opportunity to learn the truth behind an event eerily similar to attacks on numerous other Russian opposition figures. Congratulate the German Justice Ministry’s good sense in allowing this cooperation.

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf: Resign for Downplaying and Dismissing Security Threats for Trump’s Benefit

America’s agency of supposed defenders of the homeland stands accused of prioritizing the president’s political agenda over protecting the American people. The former top intelligence analyst for the US alleges his bosses routinely changed and omitted information on critical threats ranging from Russian election interference to domestic terrorism. Demand a cleansing of this crucial agency from the taint of political manipulation.

Trump: Stop Fighting to Let Employers Steal From Their Workers

The Trump administration tried and failed to take away employees’ right to sue major corporations when their wages go unpaid. Demand that Trump stops attempting to make life harder on working class Americans.

Trump: Don’t Ban Crucial Diversity Trainings in the Workplace

President Trump claims diversity trainings are “divisive, anti-American propaganda.” In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, demand that Trump immediately reverse his decision to ban these vital trainings in federal workplaces.

Trump: Apologize for Calling Dead Soldiers “Suckers” and “Losers”

Donald Trump, the commander-in-chief of America’s military, disparaged fallen, wounded and captured military veterans in the worst ways. These heroes deserve better than a leader who panders to them publicly while demeaning them in private. Demand that Trump give these men and women in uniform a formal apology.

Demand Trump’s Resignation for Disparaging American Troops

President Donald Trump has blatantly disrespected the memories of fallen soldiers, as well as insulted veterans wounded in battle. He has to go. Demand that he resign from his position and allow America to move beyond his cruelty.

Demand That MSNBC Host Joy Reid Apologize for Blatant Islamophobia

MSNBC host Joy Reid owes a serious apology to the Muslim community after equating being Muslim with being violent on TV. This kind of casual Islamophobia cannot be allowed to continue. Demand an apology from Joy Reid.

U.S.: Stop Bullying Human Rights Heroes

President Trump has enacted vicious personal sanctions against international prosecutors responsible for rooting out corruption, violence, and crime no matter where they took place or who committed them. Demand that this violation of international law and decency be undone.

Stop Allowing Protesters of All Political Affiliations to Carry Firearms

Violence continues to erupt at protests around the US in no small part because protestors and counter-protestors are allowed to show up with firearms. There is no place for deadly weapons at peaceful marches. Demand that lawmakers make these events a no-guns zone.

Trump: Cancel Visit That Would Perpetuate Violence Towards Black Lives Matter Protesters

President Donald Trump plans to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, the site of widespread protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Local officials are begging Trump not to visit, and yet he insists on coming and undoubtedly creating more chaos. Demand that Trump stays in Washington.

Trump: Condemn the Reported Murder of Black Lives Matter Protesters

President Trump has refused to condemn the 17-year old who reportedly shot and killed two Black Lives Matter protesters. He even “liked” a tweet that referenced the alleged shooter as “a good example of why I decided to vote for Trump.” Demand the president stop supporting an apparent murderer and instead choose to denounce all violence.

Stop Ageist Attack Strategies Against Joe Biden

The Trump reelection campaign repeatedly uses ageist attacks against Joe Biden, like the nickname “Sleepy Joe” that implies a lack of mental fortitude. This is a damaging stereotype that both undermines Biden’s abilities and insults all older people. Sign this petition to stop the use of this unfounded and ageist label.

Don’t Suspend Groundbreaking Anti-Corruption Work

Extensive investigations into corruption in Brazil are under threat of being halted, despite significant successes in bringing dozens of dishonest individuals to justice. This would leave hundreds of cases unsolved and allow corruption to go unpunished. Urge the official responsible to renew permission for the investigations to continue.

Investigate Potential Poisoning of Russian Opposition Leader

A dedicated anti-corruption activist and opposition leader in Russia has fallen into a coma under deeply suspicious circumstances. Security and medical experts alike have pointed out that the symptoms resemble those of many other opposition figures who have been poisoned for challenging Putin’s government. Demand that an independent investigation be allowed to uncover the truth.

Stop the Postal Service Attack on Mail and Safe Elections

Mail sorting machines, which will be crucial for collecting ballots in the presidential election, have been removed from post offices across the country. Call for the Trump administration to replace these machines and ensure all ballots are counted.

Stop Racist Fearmongering Towards China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stoking the flames of racism and bigotry by trying to paint Chinese people as the enemy of the United States. This brazen fearmongering is dangerous and reckless. Demand an immediate end to this xenophobia.

Don’t Batter Businesses, Taxpayers, and Social Security Recipients with Destructive Deferral

A tax break sold as a boon for the American people may actually increase their taxes, compound their hardships, and put Social Security in peril. Demand an end to this political agenda that could harm small businesses, seniors, and middle-class Americans the most.

Trump: Denounce Islamophobic Republican Nominee

Laura Loomer, a member of the radical right and a self-proclaimed “proud Islamophobe,” has won the GOP nomination in Florida’s 21st District. She was congratulated and supported by President Trump, despite her prejudiced statements. Demand that he denounces her as a candidate immediately.

Protect Voters and Set Up Ballot Boxes

With the COVID-19 pandemic raging and the Postal Service under attack, ballot boxes could ensure a safe and fair election. Call for ballot boxes so everyone can vote.

Demand the Resignation of Corrupt Postmaster General

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is actively working against the United States Postal Service to help President Donald Trump rig his re-election. As if that wasn’t enough, he has financial investments in UPS, a USPS competitor. This cannot be allowed to stand. Demand his immediate resignation.

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