A Cleveland police union recently recommended that the family of Tamir Rice, a boy who was shot by police, use the money from their settlement to educate youth about the dangers of playing with fake guns. This is an outrageous case of victim-blaming. Sign this petition to demand an apology.
The Missouri Senate is currently considering a crime bill carrying a “stand your ground” amendment that puts Missourians at enhanced risk of being shot and killed. Missouri already has severely lax gun control laws and the passage of a “stand your ground” amendment could prove catastrophic for a state with one of the highest gun homicide rates in the country. Sign the petition and demand the language of the bill changed or the bill defeated and help save the lives of potential victims.
Personal information and private data are now more secure thanks to the passing of legislation that requires authorities to obtain a warrant before accessing any sensitive electronic materials. Thank the U.S. House for passing this progressive and important bill.
A senior boy was forced to cut his hair or risk missing out on graduation. Demand the school apologizes for infringing on his self-expression and updates its dress code.
A circus has decided to put together an animal-free show this year. This is great news for animals. Animals used in circuses are typically held in small cages, neglected, and abused. Sign this petition and thank the circus for putting together a fun, compassionate show.
An Oklahoma rape case was dismissed because the victim was intoxicated. The legal statute indicates that forced oral sex is not punishable by law if the victim is drunk. Demand an immediate revision to this dangerous statute.
A university officer reportedly fired his gun on campus with hundreds of students nearby after the area was deemed safe. This officer’s reckless behavior unnecessarily endangered lives. Demand that he be stripped of his badge if found guilty of negligence.
Officials in Orlando are voting to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city. This legislation is vital in putting fewer people behind bars and freeing up time for police officers to pursue more dangerous crimes. Urge officials to decriminalize marijuana in Orlando.
A top Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department official sent emails with racist comments about black people, Latinos and Muslims as well as sexist comments about women. Rather than firing this bigot, the sheriff has said he won’t be taking any action. Demand he fire this racist, sexist official immediately.
Los Angeles is well on its way to becoming a no-kill city for shelter animals by next year. However, hundreds of animals will be euthanized as population control until then. Urge the city to take action to reach its goal faster and save even more innocent lives.
A large retailer for luxury hotels has announced it will no longer stock its stores’ shelves with products using fur. This is great news for animals and people alike. Sign this petition and thank the retailer for making the compassionate choice.
Wage theft is a serious and widespread crime in the United States. More must be done to adequately compensate victimized workers and to effectively prosecute offending employers. Urge the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to stand up for workers by passing the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act.
The northern long-eared bat has been dying off due to a deadly fungal disease, yet despite its threatened status the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided against protecting critical habitat. Sign this petition to urge the Service to reconsider this decision, and demand increased protection for this highly threatened species.
A teacher says that she was fired for using the word “vagina” when discussing controversial works in an art class she was substituting for. This sends the damaging message that the vagina is something shameful. Demand that this teacher be reinstated.
Missouri was recently a battleground state as politicians advanced an anti-LGBT “religious freedom” amendment. We won a bipartisan victory for equality when Republicans and Democrats in the state house joined forces to defeat the amendment.
Nasdaq stock exchange invited UniverSoul Circus to participate in its Closing Bell ceremony in Times Square, in spite of the circus’ well-documented animal abuse. Urge Nasdaq to stand up for animals and stop promoting such cruel establishments.
Treatment of workers that amounts to modern slavery has been exposed at a car wash in England used by Volvo and Kia Motors dealerships. Demand that the automotive benefactors end all business with this car wash and ensure they never fund slave labor again.
All new parents will now be guaranteed fully paid leave in San Francisco. This progressive law is the first of its kind in the country. Thank the city’s Board of Supervisors for passing it.
A dog was found cooked on a grill in a local park and testing found a skull fracture and other injuries on the body. Demand the perpetrator(s) of this horrific animal abuse are found and prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.
A North Carolina state senator’s recent speech contained offensive and discriminatory remarks toward the LGBTQ community. Demand that the senator apologize for his ignorant comments.
A transgender teen was suspended for using the men’s bathroom. He was outed at school and referred to using female pronouns despite his identity as a male. Demand justice for this transgender teen.
Someone reportedly colored a pair of kittens with toxic, permanent ink. Even the fur around their eyes was colored. Demand that whoever did this to these innocent animals is found and prosecuted for animal cruelty.
A river was lit on fire in a viral video shot by an anti-fracking politician to show how much methane has leaked into the water. This is almost certainly the fault of the nearby fracking operations, yet the government has done nothing. Sign our petition to demand that the fracking stops.
An elephant collapsed and died of a heart attack while giving tourists a ride. Sign this petition to demand that cruel and unnecessary elephant rides are stopped and the remaining elephants be retired to an accredited sanctuary.
For the first time in the last century, the world population of tigers is increasing. India, which is home to the majority of the world’s wild tigers, is predominately responsible for this. Sign this petition to encourage the continual growth of India’s wild tiger population.