New York state has passed a law making it illegal for the state to do business with companies that boycott countries considered to be U.S. allies. Sign this petition to tell the governor that violating freedoms of speech and assembly is unacceptable and demand he veto this legislation.
Young garment workers are being paid extremely low wages, and are being kept in hostels and only allowed to leave for a couple of hours a week, according to a new report. The brands associated with this abuse have promised to make a change, except for Gap. Demand the company take a stand against this disgusting treatment now.
A man convicted of animal cruelty was released from jail early due to overcrowding. The sheriff said they chose to release non-violent offenders early. Demand they stop downplaying the importance of innocent animals’ lives and stop releasing these dangerous people early.
Yahoo is still allowing the sale of ivory through its website, fueling a market that’s responsible for the extinction of the western black rhino. If this isn’t stopped, elephants could soon be extinct as well. Sign to demand that Yahoo prohibits all sale of ivory through its services.
A Wisconsin family dog is being praised as a hero after being shot during an alleged robbery attempt. Sign this petition to demand the suspected shooter is charged with animal cruelty.
Oil baron David Koch has left the board of a natural history museum. As a hugely influential climate denier, he posed a threat to all the evidence of climate change that a natural history museum provides. Applaud the activists who pressured him to step down.
Three black female students were allegedly beaten and called racial slurs on a bus. They have said a group of 10 to 12 white people participated, constituting a possible hate crime. Urge the university president to identify and take action against the alleged perpetrators.
Legislators hope to curtail the demand for sex workers by establishing harsher penalties for offenders who purchase sex. The majority of sex workers are victims who have been forced to sell their bodies against their will. Support victims of sexual slavery by demanding increased penalties for sexual exploitation.
Dozens of pronghorn antelope were recently reintroduced to their historical habitat without any injuries of fatalities to the benefit of both the ecosystem and the culture of the local Native American tribe. Applaud the wildlife program manager that facilitated these great efforts.
Nine Yemeni journalists have been arrested and held without charge, presumably because of their publications’ political affiliations. Sign this petition to demand their immediate release.
A teacher was fired for teaching students about racism and bias in the justice system. The school’s administration said the lesson would “rile up” the African American students, displaying the exact kind of racism the instructor was teaching about. Please tell the superintendent to reinstate her.
A human rights activist in Pakistan has been arrested without charge and unjustly accused of supporting organized crime and separatist groups. Sign the petition and demand his immediate release.
A shocking ruling by a judge allows a father to return home after serving just five days in jail for downloading child porn. The judge believes punishments for child pornography viewers are too extreme. Don’t allow this bad decision to set a harmful precedent for other cases.
Fifteen youth activists have been arrested for attending a peaceful political meeting, and their trial has been stymied by numerous unnecessary roadblocks. Sign the petition and demand that the charges against them be dropped and that they be released immediately.
Eighty percent of a protected coral reef was reportedly destroyed by a billionaire’s megayacht. This fragile and essential ecosystem can never be replaced. Demand this man be justly punished for this environmental devastation.
In one of the worst environmental disasters in Mexican history, a copper mine spilled 11 million gallons of toxic chemicals into the Sonora River Basin. Farmers are still afraid to use local water because of adverse health effects. Don’t let this tragedy be forgotten or overlooked.
Thousands of dead sea turtles have washed up on India’s shores. Tell India’s government to investigate why before this vulnerable species becomes extinct.
A dog owner with a history of animal abuse allegedly let six dogs loose on a busy California highway. Demand that the prosecutor on the case seek the maximum possible punishment for her repeated abusive behavior.
Female ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) is not recognized by the general public nearly as much as it should be. Spread awareness with this petition to help the next generation of little girls suffering from ADHD.
Minors will be prevented from suffering in solitary confinement and missing out on essential rehabilitative programs thanks to President Obama’s recent executive order. Thank the president for his decision to protect the well-being of these young offenders.
A Labrador retriever was killed by a car after its owner allegedly left it outside of an animal shelter after operating hours without a cage or kennel. Demand that this owner be charged to the fullest extent of the law.
Relaxed safety laws in Indiana are putting drivers at risk of deadly carbon monoxide poisoning, but a new initiative would require mandatory emissions tests for all vehicles. Urge the governor to protect the lives of citizens from this deadly problem.
Obama has halted new coal leases on American public lands, fulfilling part of his State of the Union goals. Applaud him for his excellent foresight and drive for sustainable environmental practices.
President Obama used his executive power to create a new policy that will require companies to report any pay discrepancies for their employees based on gender or race. Applaud the President for moving closer to closing the wage gap.
Greyhound racing persists in the U.S. despite a long reputation of abusing and using up the dogs involved. Racing greyhounds are kept in kennels for 20 hours a day and often euthanized when they can’t race anymore. Demand this cruel sport be banned.