Petitions:

Support Immigrants on Hunger Strike at For-Profit Prison

Support Immigrants on Hunger Strike at For-Profit Prison

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants are on hunger strike to protest the poor conditions and extremely low wages at a for-profit prison. Sign the petition to show that you support these hunger strikers and demand immediate changes in this inhumane for-profit facility.

Update Sewer Systems to Keep Drugs Out of Waterways

Update Sewer Systems to Keep Drugs Out of Waterways

Baltimore’s waterways are polluted with sewage, including illicit drugs and pharmaceuticals, due to a decaying infrastructure of pipes. Sign this petition to demand the pipe system be updated before delicate ecosystems and human populations are poisoned with this waste.

Find Person Responsible for the Deaths of Nearly 80 Roosters

Find Person Responsible for the Deaths of Nearly 80 Roosters

Nearly 80 rooster corpses were recently discovered in garbage bins, in what authorities suspect have been used as dump sites for the victims of cockfighting. Demand justice for these innocent animals.

Don’t Cruelly Execute Seven Prisoners

Don’t Cruelly Execute Seven Prisoners

Seven prisoners on death row are facing execution over eleven days before Arkansas’ supply of a necessary sedative expires, despite the very likely chance it may not work. Sign this petition to demand a stay of the executions to prevent this flagrant abuse of human rights from doing even more harm than intended.

Stop Cruel Circus That Allegedly Beats Animals

Stop Cruel Circus That Allegedly Beats Animals

An arena is moving forward with its plans to host the notoriously cruel Jordan World Circus. Animals used in circuses are typically subjected to abuse, neglect and excessive confinement. Sign this petition and demand the venue cancel its plans with Jordan World Circus unless it drops its animal acts.

Increase Zoos’ Efforts to Save Critically Endangered Species

Increase Zoos’ Efforts to Save Critically Endangered Species

About 2,500 animal species are considered critically endangered around the world. The need for conservation efforts has greatly increased and zoos are being challenged on whether they are doing enough. Education and outreach programs are the best tools currently available to get people interested and invested in the future of animals. Please sign this petition and urge zoos all around the world to step up their efforts of conservation by strengthening their education programs for visitors.

Success: Officer Accused of Shooting Therapist With Hands Up is Arrested

Success: Officer Accused of Shooting Therapist With Hands Up is Arrested

The police officer who allegedly shot an unarmed behavioral therapist trying to help his autistic patient, while he lay on the ground with is arms in the air, was arrested and is facing charges for his actions. Support the decision to hold the officer accountable.

Do Not Prosecute Peaceful Activists and Scholars

Do Not Prosecute Peaceful Activists and Scholars

Activists and academics in Hong Kong have been arrested and charged for their participation in a peaceful movement that aspired for electoral and other democratic reforms. Sign the petition to demand that no citizen is prosecuted or imprisoned and that state authorities comply with the principles of a free and democratic society.

Help Students Become Good Conservationists

Help Students Become Good Conservationists

Implementing conservation courses as part of schools’ core curriculum could help children develop important skills as they learn to overcome current challenges facing wildlife conservation and develop a global awareness that will benefit world relations. Please urge the Department of Education to offer conservation courses and secure the preservation of wildlife.

Stop Sending Gay Men to Prison Camps

Stop Sending Gay Men to Prison Camps

Gay men have reportedly been imprisoned in camps where they face routine torture, degrading treatment, and are sometimes even beaten to death. Many observers are calling these prisons the first concentration camps since the Nazis. Help raise our voices in condemnation and demand an end to this homophobic violence.

Preserve Funding for Puerto Rican Universities

Preserve Funding for Puerto Rican Universities

Thousands of university students are striking against the federal government’s overreach into Puerto Rico’s affairs, as the government threatens to strip $450 million from the University of Puerto Rico budget to pay debts owed to Wall Street bankers. Sign this petition to fight back against the tyranny of Wall Street and show your solidarity with the students struggling to preserve their education.

President Trump: Do Not Blackmail Obamacare

President Trump: Do Not Blackmail Obamacare

After the failure of Trumpcare, President Trump is threatening to directly attack the Affordable Care Act by pulling its funding unless the Democrats agree to repeal and replace. This is seen as blackmail, and even the Republicans do not approve. Sign this petition to stop Trump’s attack on our rights to affordable healthcare.

Save Iconic, Adorable Chinchillas From Extinction

Save Iconic, Adorable Chinchillas From Extinction

One of the most iconic animals in South America is at risk of being exterminated by people encroaching on their mountain home. Demand the Chilean government work to restore the population of this long-endangered rodent.

Demand Help For Japan’s ‘Cat Island’ Cats

Demand Help For Japan’s ‘Cat Island’ Cats

The ‘Cat Islands’ in Japan have a cat population that is growing at an alarming rate. Many of the felines are suffering from treatable illnesses and dying very young because no one is willing to help them. Sign this petition to get the cats the help they deserve and to control the population in a non-lethal way.

Justice for Woman Forced to Return to Abusive Family Because She Wasn’t Traveling With Man

Justice for Woman Forced to Return to Abusive Family Because She Wasn’t Traveling With Man

A young Saudi woman was detained in the Philippines after she was found to be violating Saudi Arabia’s ban on travel without male guardianship. She was then allegedly assaulted by her uncles who forced her to return home, where she feared for her life. Sign this petition to tell King Salman that Saudi Arabia’s oppressive and sexist laws must change.

Success: Taiwan Bans the Sale of Dog and Cat Meat

Success: Taiwan Bans the Sale of Dog and Cat Meat

Taiwan has recently issued a ban on the sale and consumption of dog and cat meat in addition to stronger general animal protection laws. This is a huge step forward for Asia’s understanding of animal welfare. Sign this petition to thank the president of Taiwan for helping to make this possible.

Find Missing Women of Color

Find Missing Women of Color

Cases of missing black and Latina girls have not been receiving enough attention from Washington D.C. authorities. Rallies have recently been held in the city to demand that the police and the city administration seriously approach complaints of missing girls of color, without simply dismissing those kids and teenagers as errants, runaways, or trouble-makers. Sign the petition to demand a large task force to address the cases of missing girls of color.

Stop The Rash of Anti-Semitism In The United States

Stop The Rash of Anti-Semitism In The United States

A recent attack of vandalism on a Jewish community center closely following Sean Spicer’s disgusting comments regarding the Holocaust proves that antisemitism is making a comeback with the Trump administration. We need to stop this from going any further. Sign this petition to demand stronger laws against and punishments for such behavior.

Trump: No More Military Intervention in Syria

Trump: No More Military Intervention in Syria

The United States has carried out a missile strike in Syria in response to its government’s recent chemical attack on innocent civilians. Though Syria’s President has perpetrated a disgraceful act, the unilateral decision of President Trump does not bring a long-term solution to the instability in the Middle East or guarantee an end to terrorism and authoritarianism. Sign the petition to push for a diplomatic alternative to the conflict.

Apologize For Saying That Victims Should Marry Their Rapists

Apologize For Saying That Victims Should Marry Their Rapists

A member of the Malaysian parliament stated that rape victims could avoid a “bleak future” by marrying their rapists and that girls as young as 12 years old might be “spiritually and physically” ready for marriage. These comments undermine the much-needed cultural change that Malaysian civil society has been trying to push in the country. Demand a formal apology for trivializing the painful experience of sexual violence.

Do Not Allow MOAB Bombs to Kill Civilians

Do Not Allow MOAB Bombs to Kill Civilians

The United States military has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb, used for the first time ever in battle. This weapon, which has the power to destroy thousands of innocent lives, was used indiscriminately. Tell the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan that bombs such as the MOAB must not be allowed to harm civilians.

Do Not Prevent High School Students From Graduating

Do Not Prevent High School Students From Graduating

Underprivileged students may not have a chance to earn a high school diploma if Chicago’s mayor succeeds in passing a new policy. Sign this petition to demand that the measure not be passed.

Protect Students From Greedy Debt Collectors

Protect Students From Greedy Debt Collectors

Loan firms can now charge a predatory 16 percent fee on student debt, putting many recent and long-term graduates in financial distress. A limitation on the fees imposed by the debt collectors to borrowers was recently canceled, and predatory practices of the lending industry are likely to be back in full force. Sign the petition to demand that students’ interests – and not financial sharks’ interests – should come first.

Stop Planned Slaughter of 1 Million Kangaroos in Australia

Stop Planned Slaughter of 1 Million Kangaroos in Australia

One million kangaroos in Australia are about to be slaughtered under authority of the government. The killings will include babies, who are often killed via decapitation or a blow to the head. Sign this petition to demand that a nonlethal way of managing the kangaroo population is implemented instead of this brutal massacre.

Save the World’s Rarest Conifer From Extinction

Save the World’s Rarest Conifer From Extinction

The Baishan fir may be the rarest tree on Earth, with only three to five known individuals remaining on the lone Mt Baishan in China. However, as of 2014, forest clear-cutting still occurs in the small province that makes up the tree’s only known home. Demand China’s Department of Environmental Protection protect the remaining wild Baishan firs, and work to restore them as well.

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