Petitions:

Stop Australia’s New Unethical, Primitive And Barbaric Children Eugenics Program

Stop Australia’s New Unethical, Primitive And Barbaric Children Eugenics Program

New legislation introduced in Australia concerning mental health procedures for children reverts to psycho maniac tortures of the past and bypasses parental involvement. Children deemed mentally ill will be forced to decide on cruel and unusual punishments as forms of treatment, including electroconvulsive therapy, frontal-lobe lobotomies, and sterilization. Such atrocities on innocent and naive children should never be put in practice and must be stopped.

Preserve the Right to Recall Elected Officials in Wisconsin

Preserve the Right to Recall Elected Officials in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin State Assembly just passed a bill to make the recall process more difficult. The ability of voters to recall an elected official is vital to a functioning democracy that is representative of the people. Urge the Wisconsin State Senate to protect the rights of the people to recall elected officials by voting against the amendment.

Urge Kenya To Meet Demands Of Striking Medical Workers

Urge Kenya To Meet Demands Of Striking Medical Workers

Tens of thousands of health workers have been on strike for days in Kenya, demanding higher wages and better working conditions. The Kenyan government has now fired 25,000 nurses for striking to protect their rights. Kenyan authorities must re-hire the fired workers and meet their demands, which happen to be very reasonable.

Make Apple and its Collaborators Stop Book Price Fixing

Make Apple and its Collaborators Stop Book Price Fixing

Apple, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble have collaborated to fix prices, raising the cost of books for everyone. The Department of Justice has taken notice, and will soon bring an antitrust lawsuit against them. These giant corporations must stop abusing their intellectual property rights and market domination, and quit their anti-competitive price fixing collusion.

Save Yupi the Polar Bear From Abuse

Save Yupi the Polar Bear From Abuse

For the last twenty years, Yupi, a female polar bear, has been held captive in a hot and small concrete enclosure where she rarely even gets to experience daylight. Yupi deserves to spend her remaining years in a facility designed for polar bears. Tell the Governor of Michoacan that the Morelia Zoo must stop its abusive treatment of Yupi.

Legalize Gay Marriage in Illinois

Legalize Gay Marriage in Illinois

A recently introduced marriage equality bill would officially legalize gay marriage in Illinois. It would grant same-sex couples and their children the same benefits, responsibilities, and protections as different-sex couples, and would allow couples to convert their civil unions into marriages. Help this long overdue piece of legislation pass out of committee and get one step closer to becoming a law.

Stop ‘Pink Slime’ Meat Scraps from Being Served in School Lunches

Stop ‘Pink Slime’ Meat Scraps from Being Served in School Lunches

A combination of low-quality meat scraps and connective beef tissue comprise ‘pink slime,’ a dangerous meat additive that is being fed to our children as part of the National School Lunch Program. The U.S. is planning to purchase seven million pounds of the ammonia hydroxide-laden mixture to serve in school lunches, and is not required to label when pink slime has been mixed into standard ground beef. Stop the government from clandestinely giving our children this dangerous, disgusting meat-additive demand it stop buying pink slime for school lunches.

Support Efforts to Widen Blood Diamond Definition

Support Efforts to Widen Blood Diamond Definition

The current definition of blood diamond is a narrow one which allows many human rights abuses to continue. The United States ambassador Gillian Milovanovic wants to broaden this definition in order to fully cover blood diamonds and to remove a major source of funding for deadly African conflicts.

Republican Presidential Candidates Should Stop Using Inflammatory Pro-War Rhetoric Towards Iran

Republican Presidential Candidates Should Stop Using Inflammatory Pro-War Rhetoric Towards Iran

Republican presidential candidates are recklessly encouraging military action against Iran. Military action has serious consequences such as the death of innocent people and the potential for escalation into a larger conflict. Urge Republican presidential candidates to be responsible and stop using inflammatory pro-war rhetoric regarding Iran.

Exposing Animal Cruelty Via Undercover Operations Shouldn’t be a Crime

Exposing Animal Cruelty Via Undercover Operations Shouldn’t be a Crime

A new law in Iowa outlaws the undercover tactics of animal rights activists to expose animal cruelty within major meat and dairy operations. Now, farmers who engage in the cruel treatment of their animals can hide behind the new law, and their terrible crimes will continue hidden from the public. The Iowa State Legislature must protect the rights of innocent farm animals and overturn the new law to once again allow undercover investigations of major agriculture farms.

Stop Louisiana from Criminalizing Abortions

Stop Louisiana from Criminalizing Abortions

Louisiana lawmakers are proposing a bill that would criminalize non-doctors for performing abortions. Those who would no longer be allowed to perform abortions include trained nurses and doctors assistants, in addition to other qualified medical professionals. Stop Louisiana’s blatant attempt at further restricting women’s choice rights by demanding the rejection of this bill.

Demand Justice For Gay Man Attacked By A Neo-Nazi Group

Demand Justice For Gay Man Attacked By A Neo-Nazi Group

A gay man was viciously attacked recently by a group of Neo-Nazis in Chile. This unfortunate man had to be put under a medically induced coma to heal from his severe injuries. The Chilean government must stand up and fight against this hate in their country.

Protect Elephants from the Practice of ‘Breaking their Spirit’

Protect Elephants from the Practice of ‘Breaking their Spirit’

In Thailand, elephants are used as popular tourist attractions, but in order to do so, a horrific method called ‘breaking the spirit’ is used to make these emotional animals subservient to humans. During the practice, the elephant is tied up in a confined pen and beaten mercilessly with sharp instruments until it is ‘broken’. These heartless training methods must be banned and the already-captive elephants should be sent to sanctuaries where they can live in peace.

Save Exotic Animals in Thailand

Save Exotic Animals in Thailand

The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand was recently subjected to a raid by officials acting on behalf of the Department of National Parks that resulted in the seizure and subsequent inhumane treatment of over 100 precious exotic animals. Ask the Royal Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to condemn these actions and return the animals to people who can properly care for them.

Stop Feds from Imprisoning Man for “Obscenity”

Stop Feds from Imprisoning Man for “Obscenity”

Ira Isaacs has already suffered two federal prosecutions, both ending in mistrial, under the utterly subjective and Constitution-violating ‘Obscenity’ laws. He is likely to face a third unless the Department of Justice is stopped in their relentless witch-hunt. The President has to step forward and stop this agency from abusing Isaacs any further.

Stop Excess Oil Speculation that Unfairly Increases Gas Prices

Stop Excess Oil Speculation that Unfairly Increases Gas Prices

Excess oil speculation is responsible for our currently high gas prices. High gas prices negatively affect consumers, businesses, and the economy. Urge the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to immediately implement regulations to reduce excess oil speculation to prevent future artificial oil price increases.

Iranian Government Must Overturn 18-Year Prison Sentence For Human Rights Lawyer

Iranian Government Must Overturn 18-Year Prison Sentence For Human Rights Lawyer

A human rights attorney by the name of Abdolfattah Soltani has recently been given an 18-year prison sentence in Iran. It is clear that this lawyer has only been persecuted for political reasons. We demand an end to this miscarriage of justice in Iran and seek Soltani’s immediate release.

Stop the Use of Living Creatures in Key Chains

Stop the Use of Living Creatures in Key Chains

Key chains containing a living turtle or fish have recently gained popularity in China. The key chains are only about seven centimeters in length and the fish or turtle is sealed in plastic containing colored water and attached to the key chain. This sadistic practice must be stopped — ask China to enact legislation that would protect these animals and to stop future sales of these horrific live-animal key chains.

Stop Greyhound Racing in Vietnam and Cambodia

Stop Greyhound Racing in Vietnam and Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia have granted lengthy licenses that allow a Vietnamese entrepreneur to operate greyhound racetracks in both countries. Tell both governments to revoke the licenses and ban this brutal sport that turns innocent dogs into creatures of entertainment.

Help Ensure the Future of Gray Wolves in California

Help Ensure the Future of Gray Wolves in California

The gray wolf, absent in California for more than 80 years, reappeared in the state in December 2011. A lone gray wolf crossed the border from Oregon into California, and a pack of gray wolves are expected to soon follow. In order to protect the species and plan for its revival in the state, the gray wolf ought to be recognized as ‘endangered’ under the California Endangered Species Act and a recovery plan must be developed.

Raise Minimum Wage in Illinois

Raise Minimum Wage in Illinois

A bill introduced in Illinois would gradually raise the current minimum wage rate of $8.25/hour until it reaches $10.65/hour by the year 2016. This would bring wages up to speed with inflation, and would have a tremendous impact on workers hit hard by the recession. Illinois’ fixed minimum wage is insufficient in the face of the rising cost of living–we need to provide workers with enough money to provide for themselves and their families.

Stop Colleges and Employers From Obtaining Access to Private Facebook Postings

Stop Colleges and Employers From Obtaining Access to Private Facebook Postings

Student athletes and potential employees are being forced to provide access to their private social media profiles. We must put an end to this unfair practice and to keep private information out of the hands of snooping administrators and potential employers.

Get Carcinogenic Chemicals Out of Scented Laundry Products

Get Carcinogenic Chemicals Out of Scented Laundry Products

More than 25 volatile and carcinogenic compounds can be found in laundry dryer vent air samples when scented laundry detergent and dryer sheets are used. We all want our clothes to smell fresh and clean but not at the expense of our health. Demand manufacturers stop the use of hazardous chemicals in scented laundry products.

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.

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