German police are investigating Volkswagen to determine who installed emissions manipulation devices after tens of thousands of VW vehicles were caught cheating on emissions tests, releasing 40 times the allowed amount of toxic emissions into the atmosphere. Support these steps to hold the responsible parties accountable.
A Republican lawmaker has spread anti-immigrant, white nationalist rhetoric. However, Donald Trump is silent and has yet to condemn the politician’s hateful words. Demand that Trump start doing his job and speak out against hate, bigotry, and white nationalism.
Secretary Ben Carson, a member of Trump’s cabinet, said slaves were immigrants who “worked longer and harder for less.” This bizarre comparison misrepresents black history and disrespects the hardships that black Americans face due to the lasting effects of slavery. Demand that Secretary Carson formally apologize for his misguided statement.
Someone senselessly burned a cat with hot glue, sealing his eyes shut and crushing his paws. Despite veterinarians’ best efforts, this family pet died as a result of his horrific and traumatic injuries. Sign this petition to demand that this cat torturer is found and brought to justice.
A transgender woman has been beaten to death in a horrific killing. Attackers cheered while they kicked and punched her and later shot and tossed her body, with the whole event recorded on a cellphone. Demand that none of the suspects walk away and that all of them receive exemplary punishment for this horrible crime.
U.S. military men have been sharing nude photos of their female counterparts all over the Internet without consent. The scandal is the latest allegation of sexism, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in the military. Demand that all these shameful websites are closed and that accountability measures be implemented to deal with this outrageous practice.
A popular travel company has decided to end its support of elephant rides. Elephants used for rides are typically taken away from their mothers at very early ages and are then forced to go through a painful and cruel training period. Sign this petition and praise the company for making the compassionate choice.
Brazil’s president recently stated that women’s more important contribution to society is their expertise in domestic chores. This ignorant comment belittles the great achievements and advancements women have made in Brazil and all over the world and reflects the president’s dangerously conservative view of women and their rights. Demand that the president formally apologize for trivializing women’s role in society.
Over 700,000 Californians do not have access to clean drinking water. California law says access to safe drinking water is a human right, but the state is not following through. Sign the petition calling on the legislature to fully fund clean water infrastructure.
The Trump administration is threatening women and their rights at every turn, including but not limited to desiring a Supreme Court justice who would overturn Roe vs. Wade and their many attempts to defund Planned Parenthood. We cannot allow them to keep doing this. Sign this petition to protect women’s rights from this sexist administration.
A congressman said he voted against a bill that was would fight the issue of violence against women. When attendees at the town hall meeting questioned his decision, he rudely pointed his finger at one and told him to shut up. Please sign this petition to demand that this rude congressman start showing support for legislation that would help fight the serious problem of violence against women.
Iceland will be the first country in the world to guarantee equal pay regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality. The introduction of a new law mandating equal pay in Iceland has an incredible potential to force change worldwide. Congratulate Iceland’s government for taking this important first step and demand that it influence other countries to go in the same direction.
A police officer was caught on video straddling an unarmed man and repeatedly punching him in the face with a closed fist. According to witnesses, the victim was completely unarmed and posed no danger to the officer’s life. Please sign this petition to demand that this officer doesn’t get away with using excessive force, if found guilty.
The federal government has been funding a university’s barbaric experiments for years. Footage from behind the scenes shows animals being drowned, denied water and proper veterinary care, and countless other forms of cruelty. Sign this petition and demand that the government stop funding and supporting this inhumane research.
Discriminatory workplace headscarf bans are now legal in the EU as long as they are hidden under the guise of a “neutral” dress code and bans on all religious, political, or philosophical symbols. Demand that this tolerance for prejudice be overturned.
Many koalas are dying to chlamydia, which renders them blind and infertile and can be spread through several means. The Queensland University is striving to care for the infected animals, but we must take it a step further and stop the spread altogether. Sign this petition to demand better protection for koalas.
A dog suffered tremendously after it was reportedly shot with a crossbow. The suspects reportedly took multiple shots at the dog with the intent to harm. Demand justice for this innocent dog.
Florida could soon have some of the strictest anti-fracking laws in the country thanks to a new bill proposed by a Republican lawmaker who once endorsed the practice. Sign the petition and thank the politician for taking a stand for her constituents and the future of her state.
Tiger cubs were forced to swim with tourists at a private Florida zoo despite concerns for the animals’ welfare. Thanks to community efforts by ForceChange and from PETA, these cruel and dangerous tiger swims have been brought to an end. Sign this petition to applaud the efforts, which pushed the USDA to order an end to this inhumane attraction.
The White House has drafted an executive order to have more detainees placed in Guantanamo Bay Prison. Prisoners in Guantanamo Bay are often held unlawfully, then tortured and subjected to violations of their human rights. Please sign this petition to tell President Trump’s administration to decide against the order to send more detainees to the torture prison known as Guantanamo Bay.
Hate crime laws throughout the country could soon be toughened thanks to a new bill. It would advise harsher penalties for convicted offenders and encourage reporting of hate crimes. Demand that congress support this groundbreaking bill.
A circus is currently traveling with bears and forcing them into loud, crowded arenas to perform ridiculous tricks in front of large audiences. The situation is incredibly stressful and nerve-wracking for these wild animals. Sign this petition and demand the venue ban the circus from performing with its animal acts.
Fox New host Bill O’Reilly has derided and belittled seasoned journalist Andrea Mitchell by calling her “unruly” for daring to ask Secretary of State Rex Tillerson questions. O’Reilly’s remarks are inherently sexist and hypocritical. Demand that he apologize to his fellow journalist.
The Trump administration’s rampant xenophobia and selfishness has alienated several countries in its attempt to “protect” America from outsider threats. America has been a melting pot of cultures since its inception, and this has been especially important in the post-World War II days. Sign this petition to demand stronger protection of our foreign relations.
A traveling circus with an extensive history of animal abuse has booked a tour at many venues across the nation. This circus has over 100 violations against the animal welfare act and has allegedly been caught on tape abusing its animals. Sign this petition and demand the venue cancel its plans with this cruel circus.