Learning how to skateboard can be one of the greatest metaphors for navigating life, it teaches you humility, individualism, the importance of creativity, and how to get back up when you fall. Demand that skateboarding be offered as an elective for PE in schools across the nation.
Imprisoned whistleblower Chelsea Manning recently attempted suicide and is being punished for it with clearly trumped-up charges that could result in many years of solitary confinement. Sign to demand that the persecution of Manning stop and that she be given mental health treatment.
The construction of a huge hydroelectric dam is moving forward despite promises to listen to the Indigenous tribes that are against it. Sign our petition to demand that the government halt the construction of this dam that will flood Indigenous farmlands and animal ecosystems.
The hippopotamus is being hunted to extinction and pushed out of its habitat, and not nearly enough attention is being paid to this fact. Sign this petition to bring awareness to the issue so that we may save the species.
Exotic animals are being held in captivity and forced on display at zoos and other similar venues in acts of pure exploitation. Not only is this bad for the animals, but it is affecting the tourists who come to visit them. Sign this petition to stop the exploitation of innocent creatures.
Donald Trump is refusing to release his tax returns to the public despite every other presidential candidate doing so since 1976. Some have speculated Trump’s tax returns will reveal secret business dealings with Russia, while others think Trump is hiding the fact that he pays no taxes, or maybe that he is involved in the exotic animal trade. What is Trump really hiding? We urge major news outlets to start pushing this important issue so we can uncover the truth.
A Muslim business owner’s shop was defiled with racist, Islamophobic slurs. Despite this, the local police department has not listed this attack as a hate crime. Urge them to do so in order for the crime to be investigated more thoroughly by the FBI.
A Somali immigrant has reportedly been beaten to death by police officers. Demand police reform in order to prevent tragedies like this in the future.
Tigers are routinely torn from their mothers at a young age, manhandled by visitors, kept captive in tiny cages, beaten, and starved by operators of tourist attractions. Urge the government to shut down all facilities where tigers are caged and abused and pledge not to visit any attraction that keeps animals captive for profit.
Senator Bernie Sanders introduced the Pay Workers a Living Wage Act that would benefit 38 million low-wage workers. However, the bill has remained motionless in the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Sign this petition to demand that the committee consider Senator Sanders’s bill so it can move to the Senate floor for a vote.
A female writer received a death and rape threat against her five-year-old daughter. This writer has faced severe harassment for years simply for speaking on women’s issues. Demand this crime be taken seriously with a full, formal investigation.
A fair is planning on hosting an event called animal scramble. During this event, rabbits are trapped in an enclosed area while children chase after the animals. The event is terrifying for the rabbits and can lead to serious physical injury. Sign this petition and demand that the animal scramble is canceled.
Bags containing animal carcasses and body parts were reportedly found. People are in fear for their pets’ lives, but animal control isn’t doing anything about it. Demand that they start taking these innocent lives seriously and investigate what happened to these poor animals.
A dog had to be euthanized after a neighbor reportedly shot him in the face. The American bulldog was playing with his owner’s three-year-old son inside his fenced-in backyard only moments before. Demand justice for this innocent dog.
A police officer has received a six-year sentence for shooting a teenager who was dying on the ground. Applaud this step forward in holding police accountable for using excessive force.
People with disabilities were given a substantial voice for the first time at any national political convention rather than being ignored and left out. Thank the leaders of the Democratic National Convention for making an effort to include this marginalized group in the political process.
Monkey rodeos are gaining popularity at Minor League Baseball events across the nation. During monkey rodeos, capuchin monkeys are strapped to a dog who sprints around a track, which is terrifying for the monkeys and can lead to serious injury. Sign this petition and demand Minor League Baseball ban monkey rodeos from all events.
A man reportedly shot a kangaroo in the head with a crossbow. The kangaroo lived for a month with the large arrow protruding from his head, only to die after surgery. Demand that this sick animal murderer be brought to justice, if guilty.
Arcadia Power, a nationwide clean energy company, is giving you the option to choose clean energy at no extra cost to ForceChange members. And in this case, “free” really means “free”. Take the pledge now to have your home or apartment supporting cleaner energy sources.
A ban on circuses featuring non-domestic animals, such as elephants and tigers, is currently being considered. Support this ban, which would deal a huge blow to the cruel circus industry.
Prisoners are allegedly being tortured, denied food, water and medical attention, and sexually assaulted by guards. Demand an end to this abuse.
Governor Daurgaard of South Dakota recently rejected a bill that would deny transgender people their right to use the bathroom, locker room, or shower of their choice. In the never-ending fight for the rights of transgender people, this is an amazing accomplishment. Sign this petition to thank Governor Daurgaard.
The World Health Organization stills cites the condition that causes a person to be transgender as “gender identity disorder.” The implication that being transgender is a medical disorder promotes stigma against the transgender community. Demand that the WHO reclassify the condition to help end this stigma.
A dog was found tied to tree, his head swollen to three times its natural size. His owners reportedly denied him medical care and allowed him to suffer for an extended period of time. Demand justice for this innocent dog.
Two snakes were recently beheaded by their owner, who was in a drunken fit of rage. Demand that the owner is sent to rehab and banned from owning animals.