Politics

Don’t Rig Peoples’ Representation With Partisan Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering, the process of candidates handpicking their voting constituents, takes power away from the people and puts it squarely in the hands of opportunistic, power-hungry politicians. Back one state’s bid to put an end to this partisan hack job.

Amy Coney Barrett: Endorse a Peaceful Transfer of Power

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett refused to endorse a peaceful transfer of power should the president lose the election. Instead, she said the situation was a “controversy” and that she wanted to “stay out of it.” Demand Barrett support a peaceful transferal in order to maintain the integrity of our democracy.

Don’t Appoint a Conservative Supreme Court Justice Before the Election

The appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court ignores Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish, and threatens important legal decisions such as same-sex marriage and Roe v. Wade. Demand the Senate wait to nominate a Supreme Court Justice until after the election.

Trump Must Stop Misrepresenting Dr. Fauci in Campaign Ad

Trump took Dr. Anthony Fauci’s words out of context in a campaign ad designed to misrepresent that the infectious disease expert approves of the president’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Truth is important, especially during a pandemic, but Trump continues to deceive. Demand that Trump stop airing this propaganda.

Trump: Denounce Far-Right Militia That Planned to Kidnap Governor

Authorities announced conspiracy, terrorism and weapons charges against 13 men who allegedly tried to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, storm the State Capitol and start a civil war. Reportedly, the men engaged in combat drills, firearms trainings, and even spied on Whitmer’s vacation home. Demand President Trump publicly denounce far-right militia groups who planned these dangerous acts of violence.

Stop Texas Governor From Suppressing the Vote

Voter suppression is alive and thriving in Texas, where the governor just made the lives of mail-in voters more difficult by severely limiting the number of locations where they can deliver their ballots. This dictate puts greater hardship on seniors, minorities, and other at-risk populations. Urge Governor Abbot to rescind this order immediately and maximize drop-off locations.

Denounce Trump’s “Stand-by” Embrace of White Supremacists

During the debate, President Trump embraced a violent white supremacist group and called on them to “stand-by.” Racism has no place in America, let alone in the White House. Sign this petition to denounce Donald Trump’s disgusting embrace of violence and bigotry.

Demand A Wealth Tax to Stop Tax Dodgers Like Trump

Recent leaks suggest that Donald Trump has paid no taxes at all in ten out of the last fifteen years, and that one year he paid only $750 dollars. This is unacceptable and needs to stop. Demand a wealth tax now so that the richest Americans are forced to pay their fair share.

Help Security Forces Prevent Election Violence

Elections in the Republic of Guinea have been marked by violence and death for years, and that pattern seems to be set to occur once more in the upcoming vote for president. Urge the African Union to extend security assistance to Guinean election officials.

Dear Trump: If You Lose, You Will Leave Peacefully

President Trump has refused to endorse a peaceful transfer of power after the upcoming election. This is an existential threat to American democracy. Tell the president that we will have a peaceful transition if he loses the election.

Trump: Stop Spreading False Claims About the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Trump is spreading false claims about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, just days after her death. In response to Ginsburg’s “dying wish” to not be replaced until after the election, Trump claimed that her request could have been written by a top Democrat. Demand Trump stop toting conspiracy theories about Ginsburg and instead choose to honor and respect her.

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.

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