Petitions:

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.

Hold The Cranberry Industry Responsible For Water Pollution

Hold The Cranberry Industry Responsible For Water Pollution

Cranberry crops create water run-off that carries phosphorous, fertilizers, and pesticides into the water supply. In spite of this, the cranberry industry is not currently subject to federal water laws. Tell Congress to include cranberries in federal environmental regulations and hold them to the same water standards as other agricultural industries.

Demand a Real Solution to Deadly Noise Pollution in the Arctic Ocean

Demand a Real Solution to Deadly Noise Pollution in the Arctic Ocean

Extreme noise pollution caused by gas and oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean makes it difficult for marine species to breed, hunt, and communicate with each other. The U.S. government currently has four proposals to address noise pollution, but scientists believe that none of the proposals are effective or responsible. Protect the well-being of marine life and ask the government to not adopt flimsy rules that won’t make any difference.

Oppose Bill Saying Single Parenthood is “Child Abuse”

Oppose Bill Saying Single Parenthood is “Child Abuse”

A new bill in Wisconsin would classify non-marital parenting, or single parenting, as a contributing factor to child abuse. This bill is uninformed and invalidates non-traditional families. Tell Wisconsin legislators to respect all loving family structures and reject this regressive legislation.

Stop Damming the Rivers of Patagonian, Chile

Stop Damming the Rivers of Patagonian, Chile

An Italian-Spanish and Chilean energy partnership is attempting to construct five dams near Patagonia National Park in Chile. Chileans have voiced their opposition through a series of marches and protests, citing the potential for ecological damage as well as the threat the project poses to the traditional southern Chilean way of life and environment. Chileans have called for a halt to the projects; it is now time for the international community to join them in their call for preservation in Patagonia and demand that dam construction be stopped.

Lift Ban on Saudi Arabian Women Athletes

Lift Ban on Saudi Arabian Women Athletes

The oppressively patriarchal Saudi regime must end its segregation and oppression of women. If Saudi Arabia wishes to take part in the international Olympics, they should be required to permit their country’s own women to compete in the games.

Don’t Allow the Bloodshed of Innocent Dogs in Indonesia

Don’t Allow the Bloodshed of Innocent Dogs in Indonesia

The barbaric practice of dog fighting is still legal in Indonesia. The innocent animals are kept in appalling conditions and often forced to fight to the death while people sadistically watch and gamble. This cruelty must end immediately. Indonesia needs to make dog fighting illegal and punish anyone involved in the bloody sport.

Create And Enforce Standards For Genetically Engineered Foods

Create And Enforce Standards For Genetically Engineered Foods

A study has found that the toxin expressed by genetically engineered plants like the corn Monsanto produces is toxic to human cells. Genetically engineered foods need to have their own safety standards to ensure the health of consumers. The USDA must create and enforce health and safety standards for genetically engineered foods.

Stop Paypal From Censoring the Internet

Stop Paypal From Censoring the Internet

PayPal has begun using its market dominance to bully independent booksellers into censoring erotic literature. We don’t have to put up with corporate censorship, and PayPal must cease these efforts immediately.

California: Don’t Sentence Youth to Life Without Parole

California: Don’t Sentence Youth to Life Without Parole

The United States is the only country in the world that sentences youth to die in prison, and over 300 youth offenders in California have been sentenced to life without parole. California refuses to alter its laws, despite mounting evidence that youth have the capacity to change. Tell California to abolish life sentences for children and adopt a more modernized justice system.

Save Brilliant Florida High School Student from Deportation

Save Brilliant Florida High School Student from Deportation

Daniela Pelaez is the brilliant valedictorian of her high school, an aspiring heart surgeon who has lived in the US since the age of four. But Daniela is not here legally, and now the federal government is attempting to deport her. President Obama must step forward and prevent this travesty from occurring.

Prevent Harmful Chinese Apples from Entering Our Food Supply

Prevent Harmful Chinese Apples from Entering Our Food Supply

A large percentage of apples which go into fruit products in the U.S. come from China. The environmental and health consequences of consuming these apples are high, given the toxic chemicals such as arsenic and lead that are often found in Chinese apples. Until China cleans up its apple industry, we must eliminate Chinese apples from our food supply.

Free Morgan the Orca to her Rightful Home in the Open Sea

Free Morgan the Orca to her Rightful Home in the Open Sea

Morgan is an Orca who was rescued from Norway with the promise that once rehabilitated she would be returned to her rightful home in the open sea. This promise was broken, Morgan is now on display at Loro Parque in Spain even though her pod was identified and she would have a high chance of survival in the wild. This is inhumane and breaches the E.U.’s protected species regulations — Morgan must be freed to the open sea.

Enact A Federal Policy For Sick Leave To Protect Employees

Enact A Federal Policy For Sick Leave To Protect Employees

The United States does not have a federal policy for paid sick leave. This means that millions of people are forced to go to work with illnesses and put their co-workers and customers at risk for contracting illnesses themselves. The United States needs a paid sick leave policy at the federal level to protect our workers and our communities.

Preserve Small Farms in America

Preserve Small Farms in America

Small family-owned farms must be protected and preserved in America. Congress must understand just how vital small farms are to U.S agriculture, community sustainability and public health, and enact policy to protect, not destroy them.

Demand Climate Change Science Be Taught In Schools And Keep Out Right Wing Pseudo Science Propaganda

Demand Climate Change Science Be Taught In Schools And Keep Out Right Wing Pseudo Science Propaganda

Ensure that The Heartland Institute, a right wing, and corporate backed group, stays out of science education by preventing them from developing climate change curriculum that would teach it as a conspiracy theory. We must defend the teaching of climate science as a science in the classroom.

Increase Research for Algae Based Biofuels to Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence

Increase Research for Algae Based Biofuels to Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence

Algae based biofuels are an excellent renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Algae based biofuels would not threaten food production or fresh water supplies, unlike other biofuel sources. Urge Congress to fund research into algae based biofuels and help decrease our dependence and consumption of oil.

No Live Animals in Art: Animal Cruelty is Not Artistic

No Live Animals in Art: Animal Cruelty is Not Artistic

Cooping, killing, and consuming chickens is not art. Ask artist ‘animal artist’ Amber Hansen, Lawrence city officials, and the international art community to keep live animals out of art installations and prevent animal cruelty.

Oppose Rick Santorum’s Conspiratorial View On Climate Change

Oppose Rick Santorum’s Conspiratorial View On Climate Change

If Rick Santorum’s success continues on ‘Super Tuesday’ it could have a huge impact on the environment. Santorum lets his religious faith permeate his views on global warming, asserting that God put us on Earth to use its resources as we see fit. Vote for the environment and science by rejecting Santorum and his views on global warming, and urge others to do the same.

Hold Rush Limbaugh Accountable for his Sexism and “Slut” Slur

Hold Rush Limbaugh Accountable for his Sexism and “Slut” Slur

This week, controversial conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s acid tongue has done it again, this time firing off against contraceptives and the women that use them. In a new line of attack, Limbaugh has suggested that women who are asking to be allowed access to contraceptives should post videos of themselves having sex online and called one a ‘slut.’ His distorted version of reality is not only false but insulting to those seeking positive change.

Tell Utah Republicans to Support License Plate Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Tell Utah Republicans to Support License Plate Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Republican representatives in Utah claim that funds from a license plate to honor Martin Luther King Jr. would go to causes like abortion, even though the funds would actually go to much needed scholarships. Tell Republican legislators in Utah that license plates commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. shouldn’t be thrown into their culture war.

Alabama Must Allow DNA Tests For Potentially Innocent People On Death Row

Alabama Must Allow DNA Tests For Potentially Innocent People On Death Row

Alabama has a man on death row that was convicted of murder three decades ago and is scheduled to be executed next month. There is doubt whether he actually committed the crime, yet Alabama refuses to allow his attorneys to pay for DNA testing to be done that could prove his innocence. Alabama must allow the DNA testing to go forward to ensure they don’t execute an innocent man.

Don’t use U.S. Tax Dollars to Finance Dirty Coal Power Plants in India

Don’t use U.S. Tax Dollars to Finance Dirty Coal Power Plants in India

The U.S. is considering investing American tax dollars into two huge coal power plants in India. The U.S. has invested in coal plants in India before and the venture failed and the Indian government has since decided that investment in the new plants is also likely to fail. However, the U.S. continues to consider financing the new plants. Stop the U.S. from allocating our hard-earned tax dollars toward the creation of dirty coal plants in India.

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