Chicken of the Sea is utilizing fish aggregating devices to catch their tuna. This method of tuna fishing is destructive and indiscriminate to creatures of the ocean and must be stopped.
The press in Florida is seeing its access to documents related to murder trials more restricted than ever due to a law passed in June. The law bans the release of tapes, photographs, or recordings connected to a murder case to the public. This is a direct violation of the First Amendment and freedom of the press and should be overturned immediately.
1.5 million tons of dust containing pulverized cement, lead, glass, soot, and asbestos, to name just a few, seem to be a deadly cocktail of cancer-causing materials that saturated the lungs of America’s heroic 9/11 first responders. Yet, despite the obvious toxicity of these chemicals, Congress has astonishingly deprived 9/11 first responders suffering from cancer of all medical benefits.
Demand that Common Application Include a Question about Sexual Orientation to help LGBT Students Better Navigate Campus Resources
As a consortium of 465 colleges across the country, the non-profit group, Common Application, is a valuable resource to students. However, last year, the group rejected a measure which would have included a question about sexual orientation on their standardized college application. Common Application must include a question about sexual orientation in its form, so as to provide LGBT students access to campus resources and potential scholarships, and also help them to feel recognized and included.
The Oregon Board of Forestry approved a plan to open up over 100,000 acres in the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests to destructive logging operations. It is time to put an end to these destructive policies.
Only 30% of Nepali disabled children ever go to school, and more than 50% of families with disabled children were denied admission to public and private schools when they applied. With no government-provided educational or childcare opportunities for families, some disabled children are heartrendingly locked in their rooms or tied to posts. These instances of abuse and systemic exclusion from education are inexcusable.
The President has asked Congress to create jobs by increasing federal spending on infrastructure. One area where public infrastructure has been proven very effective is protecting coastal cities from hurricanes. Tell Congress to support the President’s plan by increasing federal spending on hurricane protection infrastructure.
Despite the thousands of homeless dogs living in animal shelters around the country, many unsuspecting Americans purchase pure bred puppies indirectly from puppy mills. Many of these puppies are bred in large operations that employ inhumane practices without consequence. The Attorney General and USDA need to crack down on these perpetrators of animal cruelty on a consistent, pro-active basis.
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You have always striven to succeed in school, and you are now being recruited by two excellent colleges, but you’re ineligible for financial aid because you’re in the US illegally. This is patently unfair. Instead, undocumented high-school graduates and GED recipients should be able to receive federal student loans, participate in federal work-study programs, and join the armed forces, as a part of the DREAM Act.
Animal testing is an outdated and needless concept due to advances in technology. The time has past when brutal animal testing could be considered a necessary evil conducted to save human lives. In today’s world, animal testing causes more harm than good and should be abolished.
Institutions are attempting to use health service policies as a means to deny women birth control contraceptives. Don’t allow the religious and moral beliefs of powerful employers impact the personal decisions for all their employees.
Paper and plastic bags, aluminum foil, and single-unit packaging for drinks and snacks—mountains of daily waste clog our landfills, and force schools to pay exorbitant garbage collection fees, all while school budgets and municipal services are getting slashed in the current economic climate. Supportive measures to help parents buy “green” and buy less are ultimately helpful for families, schools, and the national budget. Start a waste-free lunch program in your community today!
The Patriot act gives government broad powers to spy on private citizens. This is an abuse of power, and a violation of everyone’s right to privacy. It’s time for this to stop– help Senators Mark Udall and Ron Wyden end the abuse of government power.
It is estimated that there are 3,000 to 8,000 LGBT homeless youth in New York alone between the ages of 18 and 24. The already fragile homeless youth who are rejected and/or kicked out by their families need to at least have the opportunity to receive affordable shelter without fearing for their mental, emotional and physical safety. Cyndi Lauper is opening a shelter for them this Friday.
African vervet monkeys will be overdosed with a drug called physostigmine, to recreate symptoms of a nerve agent attack during a U.S. Army exercise. Tell authorities that this barbaric and inefficient method of testing is in violation of Department of Defense policies and must be stopped.
Tell Research Facilities and Laboratories to Stop Supporting the Trafficking of Animals Through Dealers
Several research facilities use outdated methods to purchase animals and to experiment on them. “Class B Dealers” collect dogs and cats from shelters, flea markets, and private individuals and throw them into a world of suffering before selling them off to laboratories to be experimented on and killed. Put Class B Dealers out of business by demanding research facilities stop using them to purchase dogs and cats for experiments.
Being the second largest black market in the world, the illegal wildlife trade is decreasing the Earth’s biodiversity at an increasingly alarming rate. Estimated to be a multi-billion dollar industry, transnational crime organizations have systematized the trade causing many endangered species to become extinct while also accelerating the rate of extinction of others. Consequently, it is thought that 20 percent of all existing species will be extinct by 2020.
The rate of addiction in the U.S., particularly among teens and young adults, continues to rise dramatically. Addiction is often accompanied by crime, as many addicts fuel their substance abuse and gambling habits through illegal activity. Many of these new criminals are doubly penalized by our justice system by denying them treatment for this chronic disease and imprisoning them in institutions which breed further addiction. The creation of drug and gambling courts over the past twenty years demonstrates the positive effects of providing a therapeutic yet accountable program for dealing with these offenders.
The Electoral College is an unfair and undemocratic method to elect the president. The “National Popular Vote Interstate Compact” would allow simple and fair election by popular vote. Support this initiative to give everyone one equal vote.
The legalization of the use and distribution of marijuana would help us create more peace in society through the re-direction of law enforcement and calmer mental states of individuals. This would also stimulate a better economy through the cutbacks in law enforcement spending and implementation of marijuana taxes.
Triple F Farms, Inc. ferret farm boasts a safe and clean environment and optimum health care for its ferrets, however an undercover investigation facilitated by PETA has proven otherwise. With more than six thousand ferrets in confinement, ferrets are often prone to dehydration, starvation severe neglect and death.
Despite the evidence from currently operating no-kill shelters that this model is completely viable, a vast majority still cling to the outdated methodology that results in millions of needless deaths each year. The time is now for non-lethal shelters to become not only the dominant model, but only one employed by shelters who are, after all, charged with trying to protect the lives of animals.
One in four women will experience domestic violence during their lifetime, while a smaller percentage of men will also be victimized. Domestic violence takes many forms beyond physical abuse. It is one of the most under-reported crimes mainly due to the shame experienced by victims and lack of adequate response and resolution by law enforcement and legislation. We must effectively deal with this threat that jeopardizes our families, our children and our lives.
While the rest of the United States is moving toward renewable energy, Duke Energy in Ohio is still relying on dirty coal power. Rather than admitting the need for use of renewable energy, Duke Energy is charging past and existing customers to just put a band-aid on the health and environmental issues that it is facing.