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FBI Plans To Monitor Private Conversations on Social Networking Websites

FBI Plans To Monitor Private Conversations on Social Networking Websites

The FBI plans to develop a system in which it can monitor social network sites, keeping tabs on keywords like ‘terrorist’ and ‘crime.’ This is a direct violation of our first amendment rights. Tell Attorney General Eric Holder not to let the FBI snoop on Facebook and Twitter because widespread private online information should not be transformed into evidence for government agencies.

Protect China’s Youth From Lead Poisoning: Demand Stricter Pollution Regulations

Protect China’s Youth From Lead Poisoning: Demand Stricter Pollution Regulations

Due to extreme pollution from lead-based factories many children in China are experiencing dangerous levels of lead in their blood stream. Hundreds of cases have been reported where the range of lead in children’s blood is 1,000 to 2,500 percent higher than what is considered acceptable. In order to save the livelihood of China’s youth, tougher pollution regulations must be established.

Utah Must Not Ban Discussions of Homosexuality and Contraception in Schools

Utah Must Not Ban Discussions of Homosexuality and Contraception in Schools

Utah recently passed a bill that prohibits the discussion of homosexuality and contraceptive methods in sexual education classes. Additionally, the bill requires parents to consent to allow their child to attend sex-ed, and gives schools the ability to refuse to provide sex-ed classes to students altogether. Urge Utah to repeal this outdated, conservative attempt to ignore the sexual activity of teenagers that will only result in less-informed and more at-risk youth.

Keep Hydraulic Fracturing (‘Fracking’) Out of New York State

Keep Hydraulic Fracturing (‘Fracking’) Out of New York State

The state of New York is deciding whether or not hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas mining process also known as ‘fracking’, should be allowed within its borders. This method of energy extraction can contaminate water supplies, create miniature earthquakes, and damage the environment. Senator Jack Martins is one representative who doesn’t support these dangerous practices and we should support him.

Tell Romney That Rich Families Can’t Be The Only People Going To College

Tell Romney That Rich Families Can’t Be The Only People Going To College

Mitt Romney ignorantly thinks that only families who can afford college costs outright should send their children to pursue higher education. Tell Romney that his position is regressive and that there is nothing wrong with the government helping people to become better educated.

Tell Dunkerton High School to Stop Inviting Homophobic and Anti-Woman Extremists

Tell Dunkerton High School to Stop Inviting Homophobic and Anti-Woman Extremists

High school students in Iowa were subjected to hate at a school assembly, where Christian rock band Junkyard Prophet preached against gays and lesbians and displayed images of aborted fetuses. Tell the public school that ‘guests’ like these are shameful and unacceptable.

Tell the United Nations that Animals Should be Protected

Tell the United Nations that Animals Should be Protected

The United Nations has the perfect opportunity to accept a landmark agreement that would internationally identify animals as emotional and caring beings. With this international recognition, the stage would be set for future legislation that would benefit humans and animals alike.

Oppose Santorum’s Outdated And Unjust Views On Women’s Contraceptives

Oppose Santorum’s Outdated And Unjust Views On Women’s Contraceptives

GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has voiced extreme views on women’s contraceptives in recent months. He maintains that such medicines promote sexual deviancy and are a minor expense that women should pay for in full, without any coverage from insurance companies. It’s time for Santorum to stop his prejudiced and unfair positions concerning women contraceptives, and support health coverage for such medicine.

Free Yupi the Polar Bear from a Confined Concrete Enclosure in Mexico

Free Yupi the Polar Bear from a Confined Concrete Enclosure in Mexico

Yupi the polar bear is being kept in a concrete pen in central Mexico, this is no place for an animal that has adapted to the frigid climate of Alaska. She must be taken to a rehabilitation center and ultimately freed so she can live the rest of her life in peace and comfort.

Teen moms need help

Tell Wingate Elementary School to Stop Publicly Humiliating Pregnant Students

When a 15-year-old student at Wingate Elementary School became pregnant administrators forced her to publicly out herself in front of the entire school at an assembly meeting. Wingate must be held accountable for this cruel betrayal of trust and the public humiliation of a child.

Stop Illegal Drilling Near Mt. Saint Helens

Stop Illegal Drilling Near Mt. Saint Helens

In an area just ten miles from Mt. Saint Helens a company has been conducting test drilling for mineral deposits without permission. This mining company has proven itself untrustworthy and must be stopped from further efforts to mine the Mt. Saint Helens area.

Stop The Poisoning Of Newborns: Demand Regulatory Limits Of Arsenic Found In Baby Formulas

Stop The Poisoning Of Newborns: Demand Regulatory Limits Of Arsenic Found In Baby Formulas

Alarmingly high levels of the poison arsenic have been found in certain baby formulas. Because the FDA has not established regulatory levels of the toxin in food products, parents are unknowingly feeding their babies the dangerous metallic element. In order to protect the health and well-being of infants, the FDA must develop strict limits of arsenic in the food supply.

Taming the Wild: Domestication of Big Cats Should be Outlawed

Taming the Wild: Domestication of Big Cats Should be Outlawed

In the U.S. it has become a trend for the wealthy to own big cats, this is both cruel to the wild animals and dangerous for their owners. It is tragic that people are so driven by power that they will try to domesticate a wildly savage animal. A newly proposed law would ban the private ownership of big cats and spare many of these animals from the domestic life that could never satiate their wild nature.

Tell Representative Michele Bachmann to Stop Her Misleading Rhetoric Against Birth Control

Tell Representative Michele Bachmann to Stop Her Misleading Rhetoric Against Birth Control

Michele Bachmann recently asserted that contraception insurance would lead to the U.S. government controlling the number of babies born to American parents, like in communist China. Tell Bachmann that the public is tired of her tired contraceptive conspiracy theories.

Protect Voting Rights by Providing Free Identification Cards

Protect Voting Rights by Providing Free Identification Cards

Voting rights are threatened by laws requiring voters to present photo identification. A proposed bill would make it easier for individuals to obtain photo identification by eliminating fees for photo identification in states that require IDs to vote. Urge the United States House of Representatives to support the bill to eliminate fees to obtain photo identification in order to protect voting rights.

Stop Australia’s New Unethical, Primitive And Barbaric Children Eugenics Program

Stop Australia’s New Unethical, Primitive And Barbaric Children Eugenics Program

New legislation introduced in Australia concerning mental health procedures for children reverts to psycho maniac tortures of the past and bypasses parental involvement. Children deemed mentally ill will be forced to decide on cruel and unusual punishments as forms of treatment, including electroconvulsive therapy, frontal-lobe lobotomies, and sterilization. Such atrocities on innocent and naive children should never be put in practice and must be stopped.

Preserve the Right to Recall Elected Officials in Wisconsin

Preserve the Right to Recall Elected Officials in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin State Assembly just passed a bill to make the recall process more difficult. The ability of voters to recall an elected official is vital to a functioning democracy that is representative of the people. Urge the Wisconsin State Senate to protect the rights of the people to recall elected officials by voting against the amendment.

Urge Kenya To Meet Demands Of Striking Medical Workers

Urge Kenya To Meet Demands Of Striking Medical Workers

Tens of thousands of health workers have been on strike for days in Kenya, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. The Kenyan government has now fired 25,000 nurses for striking to protect their rights. Kenyan authorities must re-hire the fired workers and meet their demands, which happen to be very reasonable.

Make Apple and its Collaborators Stop Book Price Fixing

Make Apple and its Collaborators Stop Book Price Fixing

Apple, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble have collaborated to fix prices, raising the cost of books for everyone. The Department of Justice has taken notice, and will soon bring an antitrust lawsuit against them. These giant corporations must stop abusing their intellectual property rights and market domination, and quit their anti-competitive price fixing collusion.

Save Yupi the Polar Bear From Abuse

Save Yupi the Polar Bear From Abuse

For the last twenty years, Yupi, a female polar bear, has been held captive in a hot and small concrete enclosure where she rarely even gets to experience daylight. Yupi deserves to spend her remaining years in a facility designed for polar bears. Tell the Governor of Michoacan that the Morelia Zoo must stop its abusive treatment of Yupi.

Legalize Gay Marriage in Illinois

Legalize Gay Marriage in Illinois

A recently introduced marriage equality bill would officially legalize gay marriage in Illinois. It would grant same-sex couples and their children the same benefits, responsibilities, and protections as different-sex couples, and would allow couples to convert their civil unions into marriages. Help this long overdue piece of legislation pass out of committee and get one step closer to becoming a law.

Stop ‘Pink Slime’ Meat Scraps from Being Served in School Lunches

Stop ‘Pink Slime’ Meat Scraps from Being Served in School Lunches

A combination of low-quality meat scraps and connective beef tissue comprise ‘pink slime,’ a dangerous meat additive that is being fed to our children as part of the National School Lunch Program. The U.S. is planning to purchase seven million pounds of the ammonia hydroxide-laden mixture to serve in school lunches, and is not required to label when pink slime has been mixed into standard ground beef. Stop the government from clandestinely giving our children this dangerous, disgusting meat-additive demand it stop buying pink slime for school lunches.

Support Efforts to Widen Blood Diamond Definition

Support Efforts to Widen Blood Diamond Definition

The current definition of blood diamond is a narrow one which allows many human rights abuses to continue. The United States ambassador Gillian Milovanovic wants to broaden this definition in order to fully cover blood diamonds and to remove a major source of funding for deadly African conflicts.

Republican Presidential Candidates Should Stop Using Inflammatory Pro-War Rhetoric Towards Iran

Republican Presidential Candidates Should Stop Using Inflammatory Pro-War Rhetoric Towards Iran

Republican presidential candidates are recklessly encouraging military action against Iran. Military action has serious consequences such as the death of innocent people and the potential for escalation into a larger conflict. Urge Republican presidential candidates to be responsible and stop using inflammatory pro-war rhetoric regarding Iran.

Exposing Animal Cruelty Via Undercover Operations Shouldn’t be a Crime

Exposing Animal Cruelty Via Undercover Operations Shouldn’t be a Crime

A new law in Iowa outlaws the undercover tactics of animal rights activists to expose animal cruelty within major meat and dairy operations. Now, farmers who engage in the cruel treatment of their animals can hide behind the new law, and their terrible crimes will continue hidden from the public. The Iowa State Legislature must protect the rights of innocent farm animals and overturn the new law to once again allow undercover investigations of major agriculture farms.

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