Petitions:

Support Doctor’s Effort to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

Support Doctor’s Effort to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

A doctor in Cairo wants to stamp out female genital mutilation. This procedure is illegal in Egypt but still commonly practiced. Sign the petition and encourage the government to support her in her efforts.

Suffocating Smuggled Monkeys Deserve Justice

Suffocating Smuggled Monkeys Deserve Justice

Many monkeys that were stuffed into bags and suffocating to death were recently rescued from a smuggler’s vehicle. Demand officials do everything they can to find and apprehend all individuals who are thought to be behind this disgusting crime.

Demand Breeding Facility Retire Chimpanzees

Demand Breeding Facility Retire Chimpanzees

A former breeding facility allegedly holds 17 chimpanzees that are kept in small, dirty cages and are neglected. Sign this petition and demand these chimpanzees are released to an accredited sanctuary where they can happily live out the rest of their days.

Success: LGBT Rights Protest Location Recognized as Historic Site

Success: LGBT Rights Protest Location Recognized as Historic Site

The site of an important gay rights protest has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Its addition affirms the significance of our nation’s LGBT history. Thank the National Register of Historic Places and its chief, Paul Loether, for their decision to recognize the site.

Re-Hire Teacher Allegedly Fired for Saying ‘Vagina’ in Class

Re-Hire Teacher Allegedly Fired for Saying ‘Vagina’ in Class

A substitute teacher was terminated from her position teaching art in a middle school allegedly because she used the word “vagina” in a lecture about Georgia O’Keeffe. Her termination was justified by a policy that is inapplicable. Sign the petition and demand this teacher be reinstated.

Don’t Allow Therapists to Refuse Patients Based on Personal Beliefs

Don’t Allow Therapists to Refuse Patients Based on Personal Beliefs

A law defies medical ethics by offering therapists the opportunity to turn away patients based on the therapist’s personal beliefs. Sign the petition to demand that this abominable law is overturned immediately.

Free Suffering Chimpanzees From Former Breeding Facility

Free Suffering Chimpanzees From Former Breeding Facility

More than a dozen chimps are confined to cramped, filthy cages at a former breeding facility. Many of them were exploited as juveniles for human entertainment. Demand that they are retired to a reputable sanctuary immediately.

Denounce Ruling That Claims Anti-Gay Slur is “Not Homophobic”

Denounce Ruling That Claims Anti-Gay Slur is “Not Homophobic”

A French tribunal recently ruled that an employer calling his fired employee an anti-gay slur did not constitute an act of homophobia. Sign the petition and urge that the ruling be overturned in the appeals process.

End Rampant Tiger Poaching

End Rampant Tiger Poaching

More tigers have been killed in India in the first four months of 2016 than in the entirety of 2015. Urge the Indian government to intervene and save these precious animals.

Heartless Person Who Robbed Animal Shelter Must be Caught

Heartless Person Who Robbed Animal Shelter Must be Caught

Someone broke into and robbed an animal shelter. The money and property stolen from the shelter were used to save the lives of innocent animals. The sick individual who committed this crime must be caught and prosecuted.

Stop Vegan Restaurant Owner From Using Profits to Slaughter Animals

Stop Vegan Restaurant Owner From Using Profits to Slaughter Animals

A vegan restaurant owner has revealed that he used profits to slaughter and eat animals raised on his farm. Demand that he stop using vegan restaurant profits to fund his non-vegan lifestyle.

Help Life-Saving Animal Shelter Facing Imminent Closure

Help Life-Saving Animal Shelter Facing Imminent Closure

A life-saving animal shelter is being evicted and requires urgent help to find a new home for the thousands of animals it cares for. Demand that this shelter is given a plot of land and assistance with relocation costs so that vulnerable animals are not left without care.

Punish Man Accused of Violently Attacking Endangered Pregnant Seal

Punish Man Accused of Violently Attacking Endangered Pregnant Seal

A man allegedly violently attacked a monk seal, chasing her into the ocean. The seal is pregnant and highly valued due to her endangered status. Demand the harshest penalty for this troubling assault.

Success: Mexican Gray Wolves to be Saved from Extinction

Success: Mexican Gray Wolves to be Saved from Extinction

The Mexican gray wolf will now be saved from extinction, thanks to a lawsuit requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a plan. Applaud this win for animal conservation.

Protect University’s Right To Promote Gender-Neutral Pronouns

Protect University’s Right To Promote Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A university could be banned from teaching gender-neutral pronouns if Tennessee state lawmakers get their way. Sign this petition to protect diversity and free speech in higher education.

Reform Sexist Cheerleading Department

Reform Sexist Cheerleading Department

A cheerleading department was criticized for posting tryout posters with sexist guidelines for applicants’ appearances. The posters were taken down, but this isn’t enough. Urge officials to reform the department and prevent the perpetuation of sexism in this sport.

Stop Killing Ostriches for Fashion Bags

Stop Killing Ostriches for Fashion Bags

Prada uses ostrich leather from cruel slaughter farms in its luxury “goosebump” handbags. Sign this petition to demand that the fashion house ends its support of this unethical practice and stops using ostrich leather in its products.

Applaud End of Undermining Indigenous Rights

Applaud End of Undermining Indigenous Rights

The undermining of the treaty rights of Alberta First Nations people will come to an end after the province announced the repeal of an unjust law. Help us applaud this step forward in relations between the province and First Nations peoples.

Abandoned Chimpanzee Deserves to Be Rehomed

Abandoned Chimpanzee Deserves to Be Rehomed

A chimpanzee named Ponso was reportedly left to die on an island by a company that allegedly performed medical testing on him for years. Demand that the company pay to have him moved to a proper sanctuary at once.

Stop Intimidating Relatives of Missing People

Stop Intimidating Relatives of Missing People

Relatives of the victims of forced disappearances have reportedly faced intimidation by officials in Chihuahua. Help us ask the governor to stop this practice and investigate forced disappearances in the state.

Success: Turkish Academics Freed

Success: Turkish Academics Freed

Four Turkish academics imprisoned for signing a call for peace have been freed. Help us applaud their release and push for greater protections for the human rights of residents and citizens of Turkey.

Demand Apology From Police Union That Blamed Boy For His Own Death

Demand Apology From Police Union That Blamed Boy For His Own Death

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.

Do Not Pass Stand-Your-Ground Law

Do Not Pass Stand-Your-Ground Law

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.

President Barack Obama delivers a health care address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
 
This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

Success: House Requires Warrants for E-mail Surveillance

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.

Protect Teen Boy From Hair Length Discrimination at School

Protect Teen Boy From Hair Length Discrimination at School

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.

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