Petitions:

Tell Louisiana to Support School Lunch Reform

Tell Louisiana to Support School Lunch Reform

Obesity is a life threatening problem facing one third of the children in Louisiana and 63% of Louisiana adults, yet the state allows public schools to provide meals high in fat and sodium to their children each day. Please ask the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to take a stand against childhood obesity and demand healthy school meals.

Help Protect the Rare Australian Snubfin Dolphin

Help Protect the Rare Australian Snubfin Dolphin

The snubfin dolphin is a shy marine mammal only recently recognized as an individual species. This dolphin is found exclusively off the Northern coast of Australia and its existence is being threatened by fishing nets, boats and habitat pollution. Please ask the Australian Minister of the Environment to help the snubfin dolphin before it’s too late.

Stop Wisconsin Governor from Targeting Cancer Screenings for Women

Stop Wisconsin Governor from Targeting Cancer Screenings for Women

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is targeting a program that provides free health screenings for women without health insurance. At the end of the year, Gov. Walker plans to terminate the state’s contract with Planned Parenthood, leaving thousands of Wisconsin women without a means to receive screenings for breast cancer, cervical cancer and multiple sclerosis. Gov. Walker needs to be reminded that the health and safety of his constituents come before his personal ideologies.

Demand that the Obama Administration Prepare for a Prompt Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Demand that the Obama Administration Prepare for a Prompt Withdrawal from Afghanistan

After nearly nine years, the war in Iraq is finally over, which now leads us to call for an end to another unpopular war: the War in Afghanistan. It is time we rapidly remove troops from Afghanistan and fix the crises within our own country. Make national debt, unemployment rates, and our health care crisis the core areas of concern.

Support Rep. Darrell Issa’s Lonesome Crusade Against Corruption in Congress

Support Rep. Darrell Issa’s Lonesome Crusade Against Corruption in Congress

Recent reports of four unnamed members of Congress accused of accepting VIP loans from disgraced subprime lender Countrywide Financial have led to House Ethics Committee investigations and SEC fines. Representative Darrell Issa, R-Calif., leads the fight to uncover yet more corruption and abuses of power in Washington but refuses to name the four, adding that more members are suspected of similar wrongdoing. We should support his valiant efforts to flush out corruption in Congress.

Oppose Bill That Threatens Our Online Freedoms

Oppose Bill That Threatens Our Online Freedoms

Under proposed legislation, the U.S. government would have the authority to arrest people that post online videos of copyrighted material. The bill fails to provide detailed information on what qualifies as copyright infringement, thereby allowing the government to interpret this term as loosely as possible. Oppose this bill now and demand that online freedom is preserved.

Stop Wisconsin Governor From Putting Price On Freedom Of Speech

Stop Wisconsin Governor From Putting Price On Freedom Of Speech

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has proposed a policy which infringes on individuals’ First Amendment rights to free speech. The Walker administration intends to charge demonstrators for law enforcement and expenses associated with protests as well as possibly requiring liability insurance. Petition Gov. Walker to stop this unconstitutional action and let him know it is not okay to limit speech.

Tell Johnson & Johnson to Stop Blocking Access to Crucial AIDS Medication

Tell Johnson & Johnson to Stop Blocking Access to Crucial AIDS Medication

The ‘Medicines Patent Pool’ helps make vital HIV/AIDS medications affordable for poor victims in sub-Saharan Africa. Johnson & Johnson holds patents on some of the most critical HIV drugs, and yet the company has refused to negotiate. Ask Johnson & Johnson to put saving lives ahead of their bottom line.

Eat Less Cow and Save the Environment

Eat Less Cow and Save the Environment

While large-scale meat production is known to deplete fossil fuels, destroy land, cause soil erosion and leave a heavy carbon footprint, there is no meat as inefficient and environmentally detrimental as beef. It takes five pounds of feed to produce one single pound of beef. If we want a sustainable future, we must take it upon ourselves to be proactive and limit our beef intake.

Corruption Scandal Makes Water Access Unaffordable For Alabama Residents

Corruption Scandal Makes Water Access Unaffordable For Alabama Residents

The residents of Jefferson County, Alabama have been forced to pay quadrupled water and sewage bills due to a corruption scandal amongst the county’s officials. The fee increase is mainly affecting the poorest town residents, with some trading in their toilets for ‘porta potties’ to help with their monthly expenses. The federal government needs to step in to protect the local citizens from corporate greed and public corruption.

Tell the Chinese Government to Stop Putting Profit Over Human Life

Tell the Chinese Government to Stop Putting Profit Over Human Life

In June 2011, Chinese citizens rioted and broke into the Zhejiang Haijiu Battery Factory after finding out that lax environmental regulations had led to the mass lead poisoning of thousands of nearby workers and villagers. Since then, many have been refused medical treatment and compensation by the factory, and denied appropriate attention from the government. Call upon the Chinese government to stop putting profit over workers’ rights.

Get Deadly PCBs Out of New York City Schools

Get Deadly PCBs Out of New York City Schools

PCBs, a carcinogen that can also lead to complications in the reproductive, immune, nervous and endocrine systems, has been identified in 754 public schools in New York City. Although the EPA calls this ‘immediate cause for alarm,’ city officials say it will take ten years to remove the toxin from schools. This is far too long to expose children and teachers to this highly potent, dangerous chemical and the mayor’s office must take immediate action.

Hold Landlord Accountable for Hanging ‘Public Swimming Pool, White Only’ Sign

Hold Landlord Accountable for Hanging ‘Public Swimming Pool, White Only’ Sign

Cincinnati landlord Jamie Hein hung a sign reading ‘Public Swimming Pool, White Only’ at her apartment complex after an African American tenant began using the apartment’s pool. Ensure that this racist landlord is held accountable for her illegal discrimination and hate.

Support Chinese Villagers’ Struggle Against State Violence and Corruption

Support Chinese Villagers’ Struggle Against State Violence and Corruption

A small fishing village in southern China has been resisting the intrusion of the central government in Beijing and has taken the reins of government into their own hands. Now, after their leader was killed in police custody, they are preparing to continue their resistance, by armed revolt if necessary. Support their daring resistance to corruption and state violence and sign the petition.

‘Slaughter Without Stun’ is Torturous for the Animals and Should be Banned

‘Slaughter Without Stun’ is Torturous for the Animals and Should be Banned

When animals are not stunned before slaughter, they are conscious of the knife cutting into their body until they pass out. This is a brutal method of killing that is permitted in Holland but is currently up for a vote. Tell Holland to amend their ‘slaughter without stun’ policy to ensure animals don’t have to suffer a torturous death.

Buy Marijuana Only From Legal Dispensaries and End the Mexican Drug War

Buy Marijuana Only From Legal Dispensaries and End the Mexican Drug War

Mexico’s violent drug war has claimed the lives of thousands upon thousands of people. It is sad to realize that such violence is fueled, in large part, by the trafficking of marijuana into the U.S. We can curb the drug war by boycotting the sale and purchase of illegal marijuana and instead only buy marijuana from legal dispensaries.

Rescue the 100 Belugas Trapped Under Ice Near the Bering Sea

Rescue the 100 Belugas Trapped Under Ice Near the Bering Sea

An emergency involving 100 beluga whales stuck in sea ice is taking place right now in northeastern Russia, in the Bering Sea. While the Russian government does what it can from its position, it is important that the United States join in the rescue efforts to save this ‘vulnerable’ species.

Protect Massachusetts Archaeological Sites From Corporate Greed

Protect Massachusetts Archaeological Sites From Corporate Greed

A bill to appease corporate greed has been introduced in Massachusetts that threatens countless archaeological sites across the state. This bill would make it far too easy for corporations to build on what may be sites of great historical value. Please lend your voice to help stop this bill from being passed.

Call Upon President Obama to Stop Protecting Corrupt Bankers

Call Upon President Obama to Stop Protecting Corrupt Bankers

The Justice Department is engaged in settlement negotiations that will protect crooked bankers from prosecution for their criminal actions. This Wall Street crime cannot continue to go on unpunished. The President and his administration must stop protecting these corrupt bankers, and allow state attorneys general to prosecute them for their crimes.

Moldy Food for Thought: Advocate for Warning Labels on Potential Health Risks

Moldy Food for Thought: Advocate for Warning Labels on Potential Health Risks

Food products that contain shellfish or wheat or a kind of ingredient known to cause allergic reactions usually have a warning label for the customer’s benefit. But not the makers of Quorn products, and their main ingredient isn’t even a natural food – it’s a factory-grown mold protein. Many people have already had severe reactions, and precautions need to be taken by the company.

Stop Government Corruption and Greed in Wukan, China

Stop Government Corruption and Greed in Wukan, China

In the Chinese village of Wukan, a conflict between villagers and national government authorities is the product of government corruption and greed. Stop the land seizure policies and respect the citizens of Wukan’s right to self representation and self government.

Stop Strip Mining at Bryce Canyon National Park

Stop Strip Mining at Bryce Canyon National Park

Despite its protection as a National Park, Bryce Canyon is being threatened by a strip coal mining project. The mine looks to skirt the outside of the park’s border where all pollutants would be able to flow straight into the National Park. Please help stop this mine before it can harm one of our nation’s natural wonders.

We Don’t Want Bovine Growth Hormone in our Milk

We Don’t Want Bovine Growth Hormone in our Milk

rBGH is an artificial growth hormone with possible health consequences in both humans and animals. Though it has been banned in all other developed countries, it is still heavily used in American milk production. Call on the FDA to ban its use in dairy cows today.

Air Force Dumps Remains in Landfill: Demand a Swift and Thorough Investigation

Air Force Dumps Remains in Landfill: Demand a Swift and Thorough Investigation

The partial remains of at least 274 American service members were cremated and then tossed in a Virginia landfill. This practice was kept secret from the families of the deceased and there are no plans even now to alert the friends and family members to what really happened to the remains of their loved ones. Tell Air Force officials that this matter needs to be investigated and those responsible punished.

Stop Live Pigeon Shoots in Pennsylvania

Stop Live Pigeon Shoots in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is the only U.S. state that allows private hunting clubs to engage in live pigeon shoots, an event where live pigeons are launched in the air to be gunned down by waiting hunters. Pennsylvania is finally considering a ban on this cruel activity, however pro-gun lobbyists are working hard against it. Pigeon shoots are unsportsmanlike, torturous to the birds and should be banned.

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