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What Fish Are You Eating? In Southern California, You May Be Surprised

What Fish Are You Eating? In Southern California, You May Be Surprised

A report released earlier this week by environmental advocacy group Oceana reveals that something fishy is going on in Southern California. After testing the DNA of 119 fish, samples taken from grocery stores and restaurants in Los Angeles and Orange counties, Oceana was able to report back that more than half (55%) of the fish tested had been labeled incorrectly.

Support Student Loan Forgiveness and Jumpstart the Economy

Support Student Loan Forgiveness and Jumpstart the Economy

Student loan debt has exceeded credit card debt and is expected to reach $1 trillion this year. A proposed law would make student loan repayment simple and fair, and would ensure long-term economic growth. Urge Congress to support forgiveness of student loan debts and provide real relief for the country’s burdened economy.

End Irresponsible Elephant Breeding Programs at Zoos

End Irresponsible Elephant Breeding Programs at Zoos

The recent tragedy of the in utero death of an elephant calf at the Memphis Zoo brings to light the need to end elephant breeding programs in zoos. Conditions in zoos are often inadequate for the breeding of elephants and contribute to high rates of complications. Urge zoo leaders to prioritize the welfare of elephants by ending elephant breeding programs.

Support Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’

Support Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’

ABC’s ‘The Bachelor’ has been slapped with a racial discrimination class action lawsuit by two African American men who were turned away from ‘The Bachelor’ auditions after being asked ‘why are you even here?’ Reality television should reflect reality in our society. Tell ABC to cast contestants who reflect an accurate portrayal of our culture.

Protect Pristine Wilderness Areas from Exploitation

Protect Pristine Wilderness Areas from Exploitation

Protected wilderness areas in the United States are threatened by a bill recently passed in the House of Representatives. The effects of the bill would be devastating to the environment and wildlife. Urge the U.S. Senate to protect the environment by opposing the bill.

Tell The Shrimp Industry to Move Toward Sustainable Shrimp Farming

Tell The Shrimp Industry to Move Toward Sustainable Shrimp Farming

Shrimp farming leads to the destruction of marine habitats, and mass produced shrimp that are not fit for human consumption. Shrimp are often raised in contaminated environments, and then pumped with antibiotics that have been banned in the U.S. due to their toxic effects. Do not buy shrimp that is imported from foreign farms when there are more sustainable, non-toxic seafood options clearly marked on grocery store labels.

Abolish Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Abolish Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Mountaintop removal mining is a destructive means of extracting coal from the earth by way of conducting demolition upon the crest of mountains thought to contain coal deposits. This process both damages the environment and harms local economies that would be aided by the jobs created from a more traditional mining process. With both long and short term harm coming for the sole benefit of lining corporate wallets this process must be banned.

Stop the Hypocrisy: Start Putting Healthy Women on the Cover of Health Magazines

Stop the Hypocrisy: Start Putting Healthy Women on the Cover of Health Magazines

Millions of women in this country are unhealthy and dying from eating disorders. Women’s Health Magazine, a magazine that is supposed to be teaching women how to eat well and live a healthy lifestyle, continually puts underweight models and actresses on the cover. This savage hypocrisy needs to end now.

Ban Animal Testing in the Cosmetics Industry

Ban Animal Testing in the Cosmetics Industry

Even though there is no law requiring the testing of cosmetic products on animals, millions of animals suffer painful tests each day in the name of safety. With so many superior alternatives to animal testing now available, it should no longer be acceptable to test products or ingredients on animals. We must ban animal testing in the cosmetic industry.

Increase the Use of Condoms Among Sex Workers

Increase the Use of Condoms Among Sex Workers

Currently, possession of condoms can be used as evidence for prostitution and in New York State police officers are confiscating condoms from sex workers as evidence against them. According to a study, this is leading to sex workers having unsafe sex, which increases the spread of sexually transmitted infections and HIV.

Stop Killing Dolphins with Deep Water Sonar

Stop Killing Dolphins with Deep Water Sonar

Big oil companies and the shipping industry are using deep water sonar that is causing thousands of dolphin deaths each year. In the past month alone, over 600 dolphins have washed up on the shores of Peru showing evidence of trauma caused by seismic bursts. We need to stand up for the dolphins and end this irresponsible use of sonar technology.

Protest Homeland Security’s Invasive Pre-Crime Detection Technology

Protest Homeland Security’s Invasive Pre-Crime Detection Technology

The Department of Homeland Security is testing new technology that would physiologically monitor travelers for signs of pre-crime behavior. This biological surveillance project has terrifying implications for the future of privacy and must be stopped. Tell Homeland Security not to implement these horribly intrusive screenings at airports.

Desperate School District In Minnesota Proposes Shortening School Week To Save Money

Desperate School District In Minnesota Proposes Shortening School Week To Save Money

Federal budget cuts are hitting education hard. The Burnsville School District in Minnesota may adopt a four day week throughout part of the year to save money, at the expense of student learning. Tell Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to fully fund all school districts to maximize student success.

Don’t Allow the Government to Criminalize Peaceful Protesting

Don’t Allow the Government to Criminalize Peaceful Protesting

The federal government is looking to make peaceful protest a federal crime. This unconstitutional attack on our civil liberties must be opposed by all citizens and reversed by our politicians.

Allow Gay Pride March to Parade Down Streets of Hungary

Allow Gay Pride March to Parade Down Streets of Hungary

The organizers of the Gay Pride March in Hungary are not being permitted to use the same route that other parades in the city typically use. Although that route was used in January for a Peace March, it is being denied for the Pride March. Ask the Hungarian police force and Budapest Metropolitan Court to not discriminate and to allow the Pride March to use the route.

Stop a Proposed Coal Plant from Being Built in Kosovo

Stop a Proposed Coal Plant from Being Built in Kosovo

The World Bank has plans to invest in the construction of a new coal plant in Kosovo. Coal plants contribute to climate change and are harmful to human health. Urge the World Bank to invest in renewable energy sources to fight climate change in Kosovo instead of a coal plant.

Wind-Energy Project Threatens Populations of Vulnerable California Birds

Wind-Energy Project Threatens Populations of Vulnerable California Birds

Environmental groups have filed suit against the U.S. government over a proposed wind-energy project slated for development in California’s Tehachapi region. According to conservationists, the wind project will have a devastating effect on populations of California birds, including the highly endangered California condors and golden eagles.

Force National Government to Stop Local-Level Tyranny

Force National Government to Stop Local-Level Tyranny

People in positions of authority who act violently at the local governmental level are not randomly ‘acting out’, they are emulating the tyrannical behavior of our upper-level federal government, a government that is supposed to lead by example. This abuse of power needs to stop now.

Ask Congress to Help End Racial Profiling

Ask Congress to Help End Racial Profiling

Racial profiling, defined as law enforcement agencies pursuing people based on their race or ethnicity, is a major problem in the United States and there should be laws to prevent it. A new bill is making its way through Congress. Sign this petition and ask the members of Congress to put an end to racial profiling.

Stop Truckers in Canada from Mistreating Animals En-Route

Stop Truckers in Canada from Mistreating Animals En-Route

650 million animals are transported yearly to slaughterhouses in Canada. Of these 650 million, an estimated 3.5 million are reported dead upon arrival. The animals are subjected to abuse in the form of beatings, neglect, and electroshock and the truckers who treat them in this manner go unpunished. Urge the Canadian government to punish abusive truckers and end this gross animal mistreatment.

Stop the Disappearing of Bees, Ban Pesticide Clothianidin

Stop the Disappearing of Bees, Ban Pesticide Clothianidin

Honey bees are dying at alarming rates due to the widespread use of a pesticide called clothianidin. Scientists worldwide have proven that exposure to the chemical is deadly for bees, placing the future of our food supply at risk. Tell the EPA to join other countries that have recognized the importance of protecting nature’s pollinators by banning clothianidin’s use on crops.

Make Police Understand What ‘Reasonable Force’ Actually Means

Make Police Understand What ‘Reasonable Force’ Actually Means

Police officers often use the term ‘reasonable force’ to justify police violence against peaceful protestors. Reasonable force must be understood correctly, and ‘excessive force’ should never be used against innocent people.

Stop Veteran Suicide And Provide Returning Soldiers With The Help And Support They Need

Stop Veteran Suicide And Provide Returning Soldiers With The Help And Support They Need

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are at an alarming risk of committing suicide upon returning home. More veterans have committed suicide than have died in the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns combined. It is time this tragedy is publicized and the Department of Veterans Affairs provides timely support to veterans.

Save Mammoth Lakes From Bankruptcy

Save Mammoth Lakes From Bankruptcy

The idyllic California getaway of Mammoth Lakes is facing bankruptcy due to its inability to pay a $43 million legal judgment from a development dispute dating back to 1997. In an effort to reach an agreement with its creditors, the city has entered into mediation, but the developer who won the dispute refuses to take part in the process. In order to preserve the well-being of residents and vacationers of this beautiful place, Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition must enter into mediation negotiations with the town and avoid the devastation of bankruptcy.

Increase Funding For Scientific Research

Increase Funding For Scientific Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides funding for biomedical research that has resulted in life saving drugs. However, the NIH is at risk of losing funding which means it will not be able to support life saving research. We must make it clear to the government that top quality medical research needs to continue in this country and we must increase funding to the NIH.

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