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Success: Chelsea Manning’s Sentence Commuted

Success: Chelsea Manning’s Sentence Commuted

In one of his final acts in office, President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Manning, who released classified documents exposing Army misconduct in Iraq and Afghanistan, will now be released in 2017, rather than 2048. Applaud this commutation.

Success: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus to End

Success: Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus to End

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which has become notorious for the ill-treatment of captive animals, will finally be ending. Praise this decision, which will end the suffering of hundreds of animals.

Success: Dangerous Nuclear Plant to be Shut Down

Success: Dangerous Nuclear Plant to be Shut Down

New York will close down a nuclear power plant on the Hudson River, which has presented a serious safety concern for years. This move comes as a victory for local environmental groups, and has even been praised by the National Resources Defense Council. Add your voice thanking the governor of New York for this decision.

Success: GOP’s Vote Against Congress Watchdog Reversed

Success: GOP’s Vote Against Congress Watchdog Reversed

A vote to dismantle a congressional body that seeks out and reports corruption has been overturned. Praise this move, which will keep transparency within the government.

Success: Farm Owners Convicted for Allowing Cow Torture

Success: Farm Owners Convicted for Allowing Cow Torture

The owners of a farm where employees allegedly beat, kicked, and hung cows from their necks have been found guilty of animal abuse. Sign this petition to applaud the judge for his decision to convict these men.

Success: Decision to Gut Office of Congressional Ethics Reversed

Success: Decision to Gut Office of Congressional Ethics Reversed

Republicans in the House of Representatives have reversed their plans to strip the independent ethics office that oversees Congress of its power, in response to an avalanche of public outcry. Thank the House for keeping Congress accountable and listening to the voices of American citizens.

Success: China Bans Ivory Trade

Success: China Bans Ivory Trade

Help is on the way for endangered elephants, thanks to the Chinese government announcing that all ivory trading will be banned in the country by the end of 2017. Sign this petition to thank China for putting an end to the cruel ivory industry in their country.

Success: Endangered Species and Native American Artifacts Preserved

Success: Endangered Species and Native American Artifacts Preserved

Over 1.5 million acres of sacred Native American land has been designated as national monuments. Sign this petition to applaud President Obama for providing protection to endangered plants, animals, and ancient artifacts.

Success: EPA Acknowledges Fracking Can Cause Water Contamination

Success: EPA Acknowledges Fracking Can Cause Water Contamination

The EPA has acknowledged that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, can cause water contamination and has highlighted the fact that this contamination can occur at every stage of the process. Applaud the EPA for finally releasing this report about fracking and its impact on our water.

Success: U.S. to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Success: U.S. to Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

More than 10,000 people have died or been injured in Yemen’s war, many of them allegedly killed with weapons supplied by the U.S. to Saudi Arabia’s government. Applaud the president for finally stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Success: Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Permit Denied

Success: Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Permit Denied

In a victory for the rights of indigenous peoples, the right to clean water, and the global fight against climate change, the Army Corps of Engineers has denied drilling and construction permits to the Dakota Access Pipeline. While the Trump administration may try to reverse this decision, it may result in a permanent halt to construction. Sign our petition to applaud this decision.

Success: Prosecution Suspended for Filmmaker Arrested After Covering Protest

Success: Prosecution Suspended for Filmmaker Arrested After Covering Protest

Arrested for filing a protest against pipelines in North Dakota, filmmaker Deia Schlosberg faced 45 years in prison. However, after a public outcry, the prosecution against her has been suspended. Applaud this victory for freedom of the press.

Success: Racist, Error-Filled Textbook Rejected

Success: Racist, Error-Filled Textbook Rejected

A textbook filled with racist statements and historical inaccuracies has been prevented from being used in classrooms. Sign the petition to thank the Board of Education for preventing this harmful and misleading textbook from reaching the hands of students.

Success: Arctic Protected From New Oil Drilling

Success: Arctic Protected From New Oil Drilling

A five-year ban on offshore drilling in the Arctic Ocean has been finalized by the Obama administration, in an important move toward protecting this ecosystem and combating climate change. Applaud the outgoing president’s dedication to prioritizing natural resources over industry interests.

Success: Government Delays Refugee Camp Closure

Success: Government Delays Refugee Camp Closure

In a victory for human and refugee rights, the closure of the largest refugee camp in the world has been delayed by six months. Applaud this move and demand a plan for the future of the camp that respects the rights of refugees.

Success: Marijuana Legalized in Massachusetts, California, Nevada, and Maine

Success: Marijuana Legalized in Massachusetts, California, Nevada, and Maine

Full recreational legalization of marijuana was successfully passed on ballots in Massachusetts, California, Nevada, and Maine. Thanks to voters and activists in these four states, their residents will no longer face unjust prosecution for small-time possession. Sign the petition to show support for this victory.

Success: Paris Climate Deal Goes Into Effect

Success: Paris Climate Deal Goes Into Effect

The historic Paris climate change agreement has now officially gone into effect, just 11 months after it was written. This is far earlier than expected, and represents a huge victory for the planet. Applaud the efforts of leaders and activists who worked to see this climate plan into fruition.

Success: FBI Puts Clinton Email Controversy to Rest

Success: FBI Puts Clinton Email Controversy to Rest

After the director of the FBI informed Congress that they were looking through more of Hillary Clinton’s emails, the DOJ and many others demanded the release of further details as they became available. The FBI has since stated that its original suggestion not to press charges against Clinton still stands. Thank the FBI for releasing these details before the day of the election.

Success: Police Barred from Unjustly Seizing Private Property

Success: Police Barred from Unjustly Seizing Private Property

Police can no longer seize property from citizens who have not been convicted of a crime in Montana. Praise this progressive ruling and its attempt to end unethical civil forfeiture laws.

Success: Designer Stops Supporting Cruel Fur Industry

Success: Designer Stops Supporting Cruel Fur Industry

A designer has finally decided to end her use of fur in her apparel products. The fur industry is notorious for treating its animals terribly and forcing them to live in atrocious conditions. Sign this petition and thank the designer for ending her use of fur.

Success: State Bans All Elephant Circus Acts

Success: State Bans All Elephant Circus Acts

Across the nation, many elephants are imprisoned within the entertainment industry and forced to perform tricks and give rides. New Jersey has now become the first state to ban all circus acts that use elephants. Sign this petition to thank the New Jersey Senate for passing this law.

Success: Online Information Protected from Greedy Corporations

Success: Online Information Protected from Greedy Corporations

Personal information will now be kept private thanks to a federal ruling that prevents companies from buying and selling private information such as app purchases and browsing histories. Applaud this progressive decision to preserve online privacy.

Success: British Territory Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Success: British Territory Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Same-sex couples are now legally allowed to recognize their love in Gibraltar. Praise the tolerant attitudes and dedicated work that led to the passing of such progressive legislation.

Success: University Cancels Puppy Raffle

Success: University Cancels Puppy Raffle

A university was planning on raffling off a goldendoodle puppy to a random “winner.” Dogs are a huge responsibility and commitment. Thankfully, after hearing from the concerned public, the university decided to cancel this raffle. Sign this petition and thank the university for making the compassionate choice.

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Success: Ex-Judge Indicted for Exchanging Sexual Favors and Photos for Lighter Sentences

Former Judge Joseph Boeckmann was indicted after being accused by dozens of young men of extorting sexual acts, spankings, and sexually explicit pictures in exchange for lighter sentences, reduced fines, and monetary benefits. Sign this petition to applaud the decision to seek justice in this case against a powerful judge.

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