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President Donald Trump speaks before signing an Executive Order to reestablish the National Space Council, alongside members of the Congress, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Commercial Space Companies in the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 30, 2017. Vice President Mike Pence, also in attendance, will chair the council. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)

Do Not Let Trump Weaponize Space

Trump’s latest whim of the Space Force could set a dangerous precedent. Sign the petition against the weaponization of space.

Urge President Trump to Acknowledge LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Urge President Trump to Acknowledge LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Trump has failed to recognize June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month despite the fact that many American citizens are celebrating along with people around the world. Trump announced that June would commemorate five other aspects of American life but not LGBTQ+ rights. Sign this petition to urge President Trump to publicly recognize June as Pride Month.

Urge Trump to Sign G7 Statement and Protect Relationships with U.S. Allies

Urge Trump to Sign G7 Statement and Protect Relationships with U.S. Allies

Trump attended a meeting with G7 ally nations to discuss a statement that addresses trade, economic growth, national security, and sustainability. After the meeting, he announced on Twitter that the United States might not sign the agreement. Urge Trump to maintain positive relationships with G7 nations and sign the statement.

End Anti-Immigration Rhetoric in U.S. Census

End Anti-Immigration Rhetoric in U.S. Census

The Commerce Secretary recently approved a debatably unconstitutional citizenship question for the U.S. Census. Sign the petition to encourage removal of the question and prevent the use of the Census as a tool for anti-immigration rhetoric.

Support NFL Player in Issuing Subpoena Against Trump

Support NFL Player in Issuing Subpoena Against Trump

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has decided to pursue a subpoena against Donald Trump for the president’s alleged collusion with NFL owners to oust him. Such an order would require Trump to testify in court. Sign the petition to demand the U.S. president face the consequences of his alleged actions.

Law Enforcement: Stop Responding to Mental Health Issues with Violence

Law Enforcement: Stop Responding to Mental Health Issues with Violence

Following the publication of two tweets perceived as suicidal, police reportedly raided Chelsea Manning’s home in Bethesda, Maryland to perform a ‘wellness check’ with weapons drawn. As the whistleblower and aspiring senator said, this is what it’s like living in a police state. Sign the petition to urge police departments to replace militarized tactics with compassion for people with mental illness or suicidal ideation.

Praise Saudi Arabia for Lifting Ban on Women Drivers

Praise Saudi Arabia for Lifting Ban on Women Drivers

Saudi Arabia lifted a ban on women drivers and issued the first driver’s licenses to women in the nation’s history. Before this move, Saudi Arabia was the only country that had a ban on female drivers. Sign this petition to praise Saudi Arabia ending this discrimination and urge the government to continue to support gender equality.

Allow Poll on Abortion in Northern Ireland

Allow Poll on Abortion in Northern Ireland

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has signaled that she will not poll Northern Ireland citizens for their opinions on abortion laws. Currently, Northern Ireland has the strictest abortion laws in Ireland and Britain after the Republic of Ireland voted to liberalize their abortion laws. Sign this petition to urge May to conduct a poll in Northern Ireland to gauge the strength of citizen opinion on these laws.

Ban Single-Use Plastic Products in the European Union

Ban Single-Use Plastic Products in the European Union

The European Commission has proposed a ban on single-use plastic items like plastic forks and knives and cotton buds. This petition would help lower carbon emissions and keep marine ecosystems safer from pollution. Sign this petition to urge the European Parliament to support the ban.

Stop Denmark from Discriminating Against Burqa and Niqab Wearers

Stop Denmark from Discriminating Against Burqa and Niqab Wearers

Denmark has prohibited Islamic women from wearing burqas and niqabs. The law, which bans facial coverings, could result in fines and jail time for anyone that breaks it. Sign this petition to urge the Danish prime minister to legalize religious facial coverings.

Success: Rhode Island Passes New Gun Safety Laws

Success: Rhode Island Passes New Gun Safety Laws

Rhode Island is taking decisive action to prevent future gun tragedies. These initiatives are the appropriate responses in the midst of a national gun violence epidemic. Congratulate the Ocean State governor for these reformist measures while urging continued action.

Forbid Congress from Shutting Down Sex Workers’ Bank Accounts

Forbid Congress from Shutting Down Sex Workers’ Bank Accounts

Independent sex workers are facing uncertainty as Congress attempts to pass broad legislation enabling banks to shut down their accounts. This is the latest poorly defined political initiative in an ongoing campaign against human trafficking. Sign the petition to convince lawmakers to redefine their targets.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Miami Dolphins players kneel down during the national anthem before the NFL game between the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 1, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Investigate Trump’s Improper Influencing of the NFL

Donald Trump improperly influenced the NFL in its recent decision to penalize player protests, potentially breaking an important law regarding collusion with private companies. Demand Trump be held accountable for his actions.

Urge Germany to Continue Open-Door Policy for Refugees

Urge Germany to Continue Open-Door Policy for Refugees

A far right conservative political group called Alternative for Germany demonstrated in Berlin to protest Chancellor Merkel’s sympathetic policies towards refugees. They were met by 20,000 counter-demonstrators who are in support of helping those in need. Sign this petition to encourage Chancellor Merkel to continue to accept refugees in Germany.

Applaud ABC for Cancelling “Roseanne” After Star’s Racist Remarks

Applaud ABC for Cancelling “Roseanne” After Star’s Racist Remarks

Actress Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to compare former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape. These comments are inappropriate and racist, and in response ABC announced it will cancel Barr’s hit show, “Roseanne.” Encourage ABC to continue to hold its employees to a high standard of professionalism both on and off the screen.

Encourage Publix to Cut Funding for Politicians Linked to NRA

Encourage Publix to Cut Funding for Politicians Linked to NRA

Publix announced that it was suspending funding for politicians tied to the National Rifle Association so that they can reevaluate their giving strategies, after Parkland survivor David Hogg called for gun control supporters to peacefully protest at several Publix locations in Florida. Sign this petition to encourage Publix to continue to be responsive to public outcry and support politicians that are in favor of common sense gun laws.

Prosecute Trump for Violating Constitution

Prosecute Trump for Violating Constitution

The popularity of Trump’s hotel chain among political visitors has sparked questions of whether the president is unconstitutionally accepting payments from foreign governments. Sign the petition to hold Trump accountable for his alleged unfair business advantage in the DC-metro area.

NYPD: No More Marijuana Arrests

NYPD: No More Marijuana Arrests

The New York City mayor wants the NYPD to refrain from arresting people for smoking marijuana in public. This announcement comes as the city begins to address the troubling racial disparities in drug enforcement over low-level offenses. Pressure the NYPD chief to change police operations by signing the petition.

Investigate Trump for Allegedly Bartering American Foreign Policy for Financial Enrichment

Investigate Trump for Allegedly Bartering American Foreign Policy for Financial Enrichment

Has President Trump used the presidency for his own gain? Critics allege widespread corruption wherein foreign policy favors are traded for Trump business investments. Urge Congress to investigate the latest claim involving China and other troubling allegations.

Protect Freedom of the Press: Tell Scott Pruitt Harassing Reporters is Not OK

Protect Freedom of the Press: Tell Scott Pruitt Harassing Reporters is Not OK

Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, stands by actions taken by security personnel to remove a reporter who asked to speak with an EPA public-affairs person, and has apparently blocked reporters from major news outlets from covering a summit on water pollution. Demand that Pruitt stop barring the press from carrying out their Constitutionally-protected rights.

Urge Kent State Graduate to Remove and Apologize for Grad Photos with AR-10

Urge Kent State Graduate to Remove and Apologize for Grad Photos with AR-10

Kaitlin Bennett, a recent Kent State University graduate, flaunted an AR-10 rifle in her graduation photos taken on the academic campus. This insensitive, attention-seeking photo shoot is tone-deaf to the gun violence happening on academic campuses. Sign this petition to urge Bennett to apologize for and take down the photos.

Trump: Don’t Threaten to Overthrow North Korea

Trump: Don’t Threaten to Overthrow North Korea

Following Kim Jong-un’s cancellation of the North and South Korea summit, the North Korean leader is now threatening to scrap an upcoming meeting with the U.S. State Department over Trump’s recent demands: to hand over his nuclear arsenal or face a governmental takeover. Sign the petition to convince Trump that diplomacy should take precedence over military aggression.

Trump: Do Not Use Religion as a Political Weapon

Trump: Do Not Use Religion as a Political Weapon

President Trump has given religious leaders that include anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, and anti-LGBT activists a more prominent governmental role. Government-approved discrimination and policies heavily informed by religious belief could result. Help ensure the separation of church and state stands strong.

Urge White House Staffer to Resign After Reportedly Insulting Brain Cancer Sufferer

Urge White House Staffer to Resign After Reportedly Insulting Brain Cancer Sufferer

In a recent meeting, Special Assistant to the White House Kelly Sadler attempted to undermine Senator John McCain’s political opinion by reportedly stating, ‘It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway.’ Senator McCain is currently fighting brain cancer. Sign this petition to urge Sadler to step down from her position at the White House.

Stop Downplaying Rape Offenses

Stop Downplaying Rape Offenses

Five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman during Spain’s Running of the Bulls festival recently received light sentences for ‘abuse’ rather than rape. According to Spanish criminal code, violence and intimidation must be present in order to prosecute people for rape charges. Prompt Spanish lawmakers to expand the legal definition of rape by signing the petition below.

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