Petitions:

Ban Livestock Growth Drug that Makes Animals Sick

Ban Livestock Growth Drug that Makes Animals Sick

Ractopamine, a drug used in livestock that mimics stress hormones, has caused more sickness and death for pigs than any other drug to date. The drug enhances lean meat production for the meat industry, but causes torturous lives for livestock animals. The FDA must ban ractopamine use in livestock immediately.

Stop Oil Companies from Using Oil Spill Cleanup Costs as Tax Write-Offs

Stop Oil Companies from Using Oil Spill Cleanup Costs as Tax Write-Offs

Under current law, oil companies can write off cleanup costs for oil spills, which impacts taxpayers. These companies should assume full responsibility for their reckless decisions. Urge Congress to close the tax loopholes that allow oil companies to benefit from their mistakes.

Don’t Reduce Holding Time Before Euthanasia for Animals in California Shelters

Don’t Reduce Holding Time Before Euthanasia for Animals in California Shelters

California’s Governor Jerry Brown has plans to repeal a law that requires animal shelters to hold onto animals for up to 6 days before putting the animal down, providing prospective animal adopters (along with people whose animals have gone missing) more time. If the law were repealed, it is estimated that thousands of animals will be put down without even the opportunity to be adopted.

Demand That Mayor Joseph Maturo Resign For Racist Comment

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo has firmly established that he is unwilling to do anything about pervasive police intimidation toward the Latino community. In fact, he made a joke of it on television. When a reporter asked what he was going to do for the Latino community, he said, ‘I might have tacos for dinner’. Demand that Mayor Maturo resign immediately.

Tell Oakland Occupiers to Stop the Violence Before their Message is Lost

Tell Oakland Occupiers to Stop the Violence Before their Message is Lost

The Occupy Oakland Movement once again turned violent recently, resulting in the arrests of over 400 protesters who attacked police and vandalized city property. The actions of the aggressive, destructive minority within the Occupy Movement serve to undermine the message of the Movement and alienate potential supporters. Urge Occupy Oakland members to revamp their strategy before the Movement decays into anarchism without purpose.

Tell Colorado Legislators To Create Database For Animal Abusers

Tell Colorado Legislators To Create Database For Animal Abusers

Colorado legislators must reverse their decision to not pass a bill which would require animal abusers to be registered in a database available to police and the public. This database would help eliminate cruelty towards animals by allowing animal shelters to know whether a potential adopter has a history of abusing animals. Let’s help end the cycle of animal abuse by telling Colorado lawmakers to pass the bill which would create a public database of animal abusers.

LGBT People Cannot Be Erased From Our History Books

LGBT People Cannot Be Erased From Our History Books

The an anti-gay religious group is preparing to challenge a law that requires California schools to teach students about LGBT people. This extremist religious group must be told that LGBT people are a part of our history and cannot be erased from history books.

Stop Mining Companies from Dumping Toxic Waste into our Rivers and Lakes

Stop Mining Companies from Dumping Toxic Waste into our Rivers and Lakes

A recent Supreme Court ruling decided that toxic mining waste should be classified as ‘fill’ under the Clean Water Act. Given this redefinition, the waste can now be disposed of in rivers and lakes without treatment or regulation. Help put an end to this irresponsible and environmentally disastrous practice.

Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood’s Breast Cancer Prevention Work

Don’t Defund Planned Parenthood’s Breast Cancer Prevention Work

Breast cancer foundation ‘Susan G. Komen for the Cure’ funded Planned Parenthood for several years, providing breast exams to thousands of women. However, due to pressure from pro-life groups, the foundation has announced that they will be halting their support. Sign this petition to urge them to continue funding Planned Parenthood’s important breast cancer prevention work.

Support Equal Rights For Same-Sex Couples In Colorado- Pass Bill Allowing Civil Unions

Support Equal Rights For Same-Sex Couples In Colorado- Pass Bill Allowing Civil Unions

There are over 16,000 same-sex couples in the state of Colorado, yet the Colorado legislature denies same-sex couples the right to marriage, bans civil unions, and refuses to recognize domestic partnerships. The legalization of civil unions would ensure that all Colorado families have the ability to protect and take care of one another and should be pursued immediately.

Freddie Mac Should Not Profit Off Struggling Homeowners

Freddie Mac Should Not Profit Off Struggling Homeowners

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac was recently accused of tightening regulations for homeowners who want to refinance their mortgages, then betting that these same homeowners won’t be able to refinance. A company with a mission to make homeownership more accessible to Americans is instead profiting off of struggling homeowners. Freddie Mac must be prohibited from betting against homeowners and must make refinancing options more accessible.

Stop Fingerprinting Food Stamp Recipients

Stop Fingerprinting Food Stamp Recipients

New York City continues to fingerprint their food stamp recipients long after the rest of the state, and much of the country, has abandoned this intrusive process. Tell Mayor Bloomberg that the rights of low-income families must be respected and this intrusion must be ended.

Ignorance Among Scholars – Repeal the Electronic Cigarette Ban at University of California Campuses

Ignorance Among Scholars – Repeal the Electronic Cigarette Ban at University of California Campuses

The University of California’s recent announcement of a broad ban on tobacco products on UC campuses goes to far. It includes e-cigarettes, a product no more harmful than the permitted nicotine gums and patches. These devices can actually aid in smoking cessation, and the UC Board of Regents must remove this counterproductive part of the ban.

New York City Cabs Need To Take Better Care Of The Disabled

New York City Cabs Need To Take Better Care Of The Disabled

New York City does not provide appropriate transportation for disabled citizens. Only two percent of all taxis are able to transport the disabled and the only program available specifically to help is not anywhere near as convenient as a regular taxi on the street. New York City must make substantial improvements in its ability to assist the disabled in getting around town.

Medication Is Not The Long Term Solution For Children Affected By ADD/ADHD

Medication Is Not The Long Term Solution For Children Affected By ADD/ADHD

Children affected by ADD and ADHD should not be blindly put on medication because parents assume that is the only option. Studies have proven that these drugs only have short term benefits. Further studies must be done to understand other options that are available to help improve a child’s attention span without relying on Ritalin and Adderall.

Stop Slaughter of Endangered Pink Dolphin In Amazon

Stop Slaughter of Endangered Pink Dolphin In Amazon

The Amazon River’s pink dolphin has been endangered for years, yet fishermen continue to spear the dolphin to obtain its prized fin. Tell Brazil’s environmental protection agency to effectively regulate illegal fishing of the pink dolphin along the Amazon River before this special species faces extinction.

Urge Kentucky Republicans to End the Attack on Women’s Abortion Rights

Urge Kentucky Republicans to End the Attack on Women’s Abortion Rights

Republican legislators in Kentucky have been pushing two bills that would restrict women’s abortion access. These representatives must respect women’s authority over their own bodies. Legislators must not pass these dangerous bills and stop the attack on women’s reproductive rights.

Support a Minimum Wage Increase in New York

Support a Minimum Wage Increase in New York

New York is currently considering an increase in its minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50. The state’s minimum wage is lower than nearly all of its neighboring states, yet it is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Support an increase of New York’s minimum wage to help one million New Yorkers struggling to survive.

Ensure Animals That Can Be Saved Are Not Euthanized

Ensure Animals That Can Be Saved Are Not Euthanized

Florida is considering legislation that would save animals from being euthanized when they are able to be adopted by qualified animal rescue organizations. Florida has the opportunity to set the standard for other states to help and spread the idea that not all unwanted animals should be so quickly killed.

Stop Using Deadly Poison for Bird Control

Stop Using Deadly Poison for Bird Control

Tell The Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of the toxin Avitrol. It is used to control bird populations by ‘scaring’ them away, yet the effects are much more serious than this and often lethal. The use of poisons to control animal populations of any sort is inhumane and continues the flow of toxins into our environment and the food chain.

LaConsay's artwork on the left; H&M's products on the right

Punish H&M Clothing Company’s Designer Who Stole Artwork for Advertisement

Independent artist Tori LaConsay was understandably dismayed when she discovered that her artwork had been stolen by the large retailer H&M. When confronted, H&M only issued a halfhearted apology, and still has not compensated her for the stolen artwork. Tell H&M to rid themselves of the designer who stole LaConsay’s work, and to never steal artwork again.

Stop Wisconsin From Violating Native American Treaty Just to Benefit Mining Company

The Wisconsin GOP is pushing for a gigantic mining operation that would infringe upon Native American land and break federal treaties. The mining plan would negatively impact Wisconsin’s environment as well, destroying land and lowering air and water quality. Tell Governor Scott Walker not to continue with this mining plan, as it would have negative effects for Wisconsin’s tribes, communities, and overall environment.

Stop Potential Coyote Trapping and Death in Carson, California

Stop Potential Coyote Trapping and Death in Carson, California

Coyotes have been drawn into the city of Carson, California due to pet food being left outside. The city will soon be deciding if the coyotes will be trapped and relocated or potentially killed due to this human error. It is vital that the citizens of Carson understand that neither of those options are viable or humane solutions. Proper pet food and garbage disposal practices are the real solution.

Don’t Allow The Privatization Of Florida’s Publically Owned Shorelines

Don’t Allow The Privatization Of Florida’s Publically Owned Shorelines

For hundreds of years, Florida’s endless shorelines of rivers, bays and streams have been open for recreational enjoyment. However, a new bill threatens to privatize nearly 500,000 acres of this land. As a result, anyone who steps ashore or paddles close to the public-private boundary can face potential arrest and even felony charges. Florida must vote no on this devastating bill that will confiscate the beautiful and bountiful shoreline from the public and hand it to private interests.

Stop Making Airlines Carry Primates To Labs

Stop Making Airlines Carry Primates To Labs

Air Canada has finally decided to stop shipping primates to laboratories for experimentation, yet the Canadian Transportation Agency will not allow them to stop. Tell the Canadian government to make the necessary changes so that Air Canada is no longer required to carry out the inhumane process of shipping primates to laboratories.

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