Petitions:

Raise Awareness Of Spikes In Arctic Air Pollution Caused By Melting Sea Ice

Raise Awareness Of Spikes In Arctic Air Pollution Caused By Melting Sea Ice

The melting of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is releasing high levels of a chemical called bromine into the air. This causes a reaction with mercury to create pollution that is very harmful to the environment. As our environment continues to deteriorate, this pollution will begin to affect people just as much as it has affected the animals that used to thrive. We must be more careful with our use of our valuable resources in order to help reverse and hopefully stop the damage we are inflicting on our planet.

Urge The Pakistani Government To Explain Civilian Detentions

Urge The Pakistani Government To Explain Civilian Detentions

For decades now, hundreds of Pakistani citizens have been detained by their government without being given any explanation why. Although the authorities argue they are combating Islamic militant groups, they do not provide ample evidence to support individual chargers. Ask the Pakistani authorities to explain these civilian detentions and to improve their treatment of prisoners.

Ask Walmart to Stop Using Plastic Bags

Ask Walmart to Stop Using Plastic Bags

Plastic bags are harmful to the environment in many ways. Walmart is a large corporation with stores all over the country, so it contributes greatly to plastic bag use. But because of its size, it can set a precedent for other retailers. Urge Walmart to stop using plastic bags in their stores and help save the environment.

AT&T Must Stop Using Conflict Minerals in Phones

AT&T Must Stop Using Conflict Minerals in Phones

Multi-billion dollar communications giant AT&T uses conflict minerals in its cell phones, perpetuating a cycle of violence in countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo. Miners are forced to work under life-threatening conditions, and millions of AT&T customers are unknowingly contributing to this injustice. Tell AT&T to find a better alternative and start producing conflict-free phones.

Confirm Federal Judges to Allow Justice to be Served

Confirm Federal Judges to Allow Justice to be Served

Ten percent of federal judicial positions are vacant, yet there are nineteen judges waiting confirmation by the United States Senate. Vacancies in the federal judicial system create delays in justice for victims of crimes. Urge the Senate to do its job and confirm federal judges and allow justice to be served.

Support Filipino Americans’ Fight for Preferential Immigration Status

Support Filipino Americans’ Fight for Preferential Immigration Status

The descendants of American soldiers and Filipino women are fighting against an oversight which gives preferential immigration rights to the Amerasian children born in born in Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos—but not the Philippines. Show your support for a movement which will grant Filipino Americans the right to enter the United States.

Don’t Let the Orphans of Cambodia be Exploited as a Tourist Attraction

Don’t Let the Orphans of Cambodia be Exploited as a Tourist Attraction

In Cambodia the number of orphans is on the rise because the people operating these institutions have found that tourists will hand over money for poor innocent children. However, this money is not going towards the children’s well being and poverty stricken parents are being bribed to give their children to these corrupt institutions. This exploitation of children must be stopped immediately and tourists need to be aware of the industry their money is really feeding.

Protect Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

Protect Sea Turtles in the Gulf of Mexico

Commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico has been the leading killer of sea turtles since the 1980s. Sea turtles are endangered and need to be protected. We must make changes to these nets in order to protect the sea turtles from destruction.

Don’t Force Landowners To Kill Prairie Dogs

Don’t Force Landowners To Kill Prairie Dogs

Frederick, Colorado has implemented a new ordinance that will require private landowners to inhumanely kill off any prairie dogs on their property. If citizens refuse to comply, they will be issued a ticket and have to pay a fine of up to $1,000. This Colorado town must be reminded that there are other options that will benefit themselves, their town, their citizens, and Colorado’s natural wildlife. A different solution may not be easier, but it certainly will be better than forcing citizens to slaughter prairie dogs.

Punish Judge for Ridiculously Lenient Rape Sentence

Punish Judge for Ridiculously Lenient Rape Sentence

A judge in the United Kingdom recently sentenced two men who admitted to raping an eleven-year old girl to a mere 40 months in prison, because the girl ‘looked 14’ and was a ‘willing’ participant. The judge’s lenient sentencing and victim blaming reasoning is unacceptable. Tell the United Kingdom Crown Prosecution Service that this judge needs to be disciplined and his ruling needs to be appealed.

Support California’s Children And Fully Fund Education

Support California’s Children And Fully Fund Education

The current budget proposal in California does not allow for adequate education funding that our children deserve. California is near the bottom in spending per student and soon many teachers will receive pink slips. Join parents, teachers, administrators, and students across the state and demand a budget that sufficiently funds education.

Save The Great Barrier Reef From The Coal Industry

Save The Great Barrier Reef From The Coal Industry

The Great Barrier Reef is under increasing pressure from the fossil fuels industry. There is concern that the increased productivity of the coal, oil, and gas industry in the region is adding another burden on the reef, which is already being threatened. We must stop new developments in fossil fuel extraction in the region to protect the continued health and existence of the reef.

Protect Minnesota Women’s Reproductive Rights from Two New Attacks

Protect Minnesota Women’s Reproductive Rights from Two New Attacks

In yet another attack on women’s reproductive rights, a number of Republican legislators in Minnesota are seeking to pass two anti-abortion bills. Tell the state’s Republican legislators to stop this attack on abortion.

Kirk Cameron Publicly Criticizes Homosexuality and Marriage Equality

Kirk Cameron Publicly Criticizes Homosexuality and Marriage Equality

On a recent stint on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, actor Kirk Cameron shares his thought that homosexuality and gay marriage are wrong, immoral and should not be permitted. While each person is entitled to their own opinion, it is this ignorant and backwards style of thinking that is truly hindering our nation’s progress.

Stop Using Civilian-Murdering Drones In Afghanistan and Pakistan

Stop Using Civilian-Murdering Drones In Afghanistan and Pakistan

The US has begun, in recent years, assassinating militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan with drone strikes, but at least a third of those killed are believed to be innocent civilians, including many children. This atrocious number, combined with the rising anger of Pakistan, a nuclear power and supposedly an ally, at the deaths of its citizens, makes the continued use of drones untenable.

Songbirds Should Not be Killed for Human Consumption

Songbirds Should Not be Killed for Human Consumption

Each year millions of Songbirds are trapped and served for dinner in Cyprus. The melodies sung by these birds have captivated the imaginations of musicians for centuries. Even though there is a law that forbids hunting songbirds, they are still being slaughtered. Tell the EU and Cyprus that the law protecting songbirds must be enforced and songbirds protected.

Private Prison Corporation Must Reveal Reports On Sexual Assault In Its Facilities

Private Prison Corporation Must Reveal Reports On Sexual Assault In Its Facilities

Corrections Corporation of America, the largest for-profit prison company in the country, has a dismal track record in regards to sexual assault prevention in its prisons. The company has recently come under pressure to reveal reports on its efforts to eliminate sexual abuse in its facilities, but the company has greeted the proposal with reluctance and horror. Tell Damon Hininger, President and CEO of CCA, that information on sexual abuse needs to be made public.

Speak Out Against Dirty Garbage Incineration in the United States

Speak Out Against Dirty Garbage Incineration in the United States

There’s no easy way to solve our growing waste disposal problem, but burning trash is dangerous for the planet and for our health. Let the United States Environmental Protection Agency know we need to use cleaner ways to dispose of our waste than burning it.

Put an End to Discrimination Against LGBT, Pregnant, and Non-Religious Students at Haywood County High School

Put an End to Discrimination Against LGBT, Pregnant, and Non-Religious Students at Haywood County High School

A former principal at Haywood County High School made constant attacks against gay, sexually active, and non-religious students. The administration at this high school must be told that the public will not allow bigotry, hatred and intolerance to reign in our schools.

Don’t Allow Nebraska Medical Providers to Deny Treatment to Patients Based on Religion

Don’t Allow Nebraska Medical Providers to Deny Treatment to Patients Based on Religion

Nebraska is attempting to grant doctors and pharmacists the right to refuse assistance to patients because of religious objections. For example, a Christian doctor could refuse to assist a hemorrhaging woman, perhaps assuming that the injury was the result of an abortion, because he objects to abortions on an ideological level; furthermore, he could refuse to give the woman a referral to another doctor under the proposed bill. Don’t allow Nebraska to endanger human lives for religious dogma.

Cut Illinois’ Oil Dependency in Half

Cut Illinois’ Oil Dependency in Half

With the federal government so closely tied to huge oil industries, it can be difficult to persuade Congress to decrease U.S. oil dependency. However, Illinois is taking matters into its own hands with new legislation that would cut the state’s oil dependency in half by the year 2050. Tell Governor Quinn how important it is to support sustainability in the American Midwest.

Call for the Resignation of Department of Fish and Game Commission President for Shooting and Eating a Cougar

Call for the Resignation of Department of Fish and Game Commission President for Shooting and Eating a Cougar

The head of the California Fish and Game Commission recently shot, killed, and ate a mountain lion in Idaho. Although the hunting of mountain lions is legal in Idaho, they are protected in California and he should hold himself to the same standards in Idaho as he expects from the people he regulates in California.

Support a Nationwide Ban on Toxic Coal Tar

Support a Nationwide Ban on Toxic Coal Tar

Coal tar sealant is used widely to protect pavement in parking lots, playgrounds and driveways. Coal tar is now known to contain PAHs—a highly toxic, carcinogenic contaminant, and is responsible for substantial environmental pollution as well as a number of substantial human health problems. The EPA must enact a nationwide ban on coal tar products.

Stop Bill that Would Make Protesting Anywhere a Potential Federal Crime

Stop Bill that Would Make Protesting Anywhere a Potential Federal Crime

The US Congress just passed a bill that would make it illegal to protest anywhere near a politician with Secret Service protection is visiting. This includes the President but also some presidential candidates and foreign dignitaries. This is a gross infringement on our First Amendment rights and the President must veto the bill immediately.

US Veterans Must Receive Compensation for Secret Drug and Neurotoxin Experiments

US Veterans Must Receive Compensation for Secret Drug and Neurotoxin Experiments

During the Cold War, thousands of United States military men were used as guinea pigs for dangerous drug and neurotoxin experiments. Let the U.S. government know that the men who served our country deserve compensation and a formal apology for these secret tests.

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