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Pass Bill to Allow Community Radio in Guatemala

Pass Bill to Allow Community Radio in Guatemala

In Guatemala, community radio is the greatest means in which citizens stay informed, providing rural, indigenous peoples with the information necessary to remain part of society. Even though the Guatemalan Constitution promised a law that would allow licenses for nonprofit community radio, no action has been taken to fulfill indigenous needs, and current licenses are only offered to mainstream commercial radio and government channels. It is vital for the indigenous community to receive licenses to broadcast educational programs, news items, and health and emergency care.

Man Kills Self and Two Young Sons, Shedding Light on Issues of Child Custody

Man Kills Self and Two Young Sons, Shedding Light on Issues of Child Custody

Charles and Braden Powell were in the middle of a supervised visitation with their father, Josh, when he locked them in the house with him and set the place on fire. Children need to be protected at all costs, even if it means restricting a parent’s rights.

Don’t Let Wisconsin Disenfranchise Low Income Voters

Don’t Let Wisconsin Disenfranchise Low Income Voters

Wisconsin legislators aim to pass a bill that would require voters to display a photo ID before voting. The proposed bill will have virtually no effect on the issue of voter impersonation, but it will have many implications serving to disenfranchise low income voters. Tell Wisconsin senate leader Scott Fitzgerald to consider the negative impact of this bill, and not to amend the constitution in favor of that impact.

Tell Occidental Petroleum to Clean Up the Rainforest They Destroyed

Tell Occidental Petroleum to Clean Up the Rainforest They Destroyed

Occidental Petroleum knowingly polluted the Peruvian rainforest while producing oil. The resulting contamination adversely affected the health and future survival of the indigenous Achuar people. Urge Occidental Petroleum to takes responsibility and clean up the contaminated rainforest.

Individual ‘Green’ Gestures Are Not Saving The Planet Fast Enough

Individual ‘Green’ Gestures Are Not Saving The Planet Fast Enough

Small ‘green’ lifestyle changes are not enough to halt the environmental destruction we, as a human race, are causing on the planet. Policies must be created and enforced that will literally force people and companies to stop producing disgusting amounts of waste and pollution that are wrecking our beautiful planet.

Tell HBO to Make a Safe Environment for Stunt Horses

Tell HBO to Make a Safe Environment for Stunt Horses

Two horses have been killed while filming for the HBO series ‘Luck.’ It is a tragedy that not all safety precautions and procedures were taken in order to prevent these useless deaths. The public needs to let HBO know how upsetting this is and that it will not be tolerated a third time.

Tell UK Footballers to Take a Stand Against Homophobia

Tell UK Footballers to Take a Stand Against Homophobia

Homophobic abuse has been tolerated by UK footballers for too long. There are no openly gay players in the English Premier League today because it is an unsafe environment to come out. Take a stand against homophobia and support the Premier League in their attempt to combat abuse and hate.

Florida Man “Very Alive” After Being Declared Dead Four Times by Veterans Affairs

Florida Man “Very Alive” After Being Declared Dead Four Times by Veterans Affairs

Jerry Miller, a long time Army veteran, has been declared dead four times by Veterans Affairs. Despite his personal argument to the contrary, this issue has not been resolved; and it is now beginning to take a toll on his personal life and finances.

Tell Senators to Approve Federal Funding for Vermont’s Roads

Tell Senators to Approve Federal Funding for Vermont’s Roads

Vermont was recently ranked as having the highest percentage of roads in poor condition in the country. This report was released before the extensive damage left by Tropical Storm Irene, and the state is facing a backlog in repairs. Road quality is an issue that affects everyone and Sentors must work to allocate federal funds for Vermont’s roads immediately.

Identify and Punish Cops Who Viciously Beat a Man in Diabetic Shock

Identify and Punish Cops Who Viciously Beat a Man in Diabetic Shock

While he was suffering from diabetic shock, Nevada police viciously beat Adam Greene, leaving him with broken ribs, a black eye, and facial lacerations. Now, the police departments involved refuse to give the names of those responsible, and there is no indication that they suffered any penalty for their crimes. Help get the governor of Nevada to step forward and protect the public from these out-of-control cops.

Chicago Official Who Ignorantly Labeled Student’s Art a Gang Symbol Must Apologize

Chicago Official Who Ignorantly Labeled Student’s Art a Gang Symbol Must Apologize

After a city-wide contest was held for students to create a picture commemorating Chicago’s civil servants, a young teen named Herbie Pulgar was awarded first place and a $1,000 bond toward his continued education, only to heartbreakingly be stripped of it after his heart and hands design was labeled a possible gang symbol by president of the Chicago Crime Commission, Jody Weis. Demand Jody Weis accepts responsibility for needlessly impugning the student’s reputation and for causing unnecessary hardship in his young life.

Tell Congress to Crack Down on Air Pollution

Tell Congress to Crack Down on Air Pollution

For far too long industry has been polluting our air without any meaningful limits. It is time that Congress restrict greenhouse gas emissions to protect our planet from the horrific consequences of climate change.

Support an End to Violence Against Women

Support an End to Violence Against Women

Women are disproportionately victims of domestic and sexual abuse. The Violence Against Women Act supports prosecution of crimes against women, services for victims, and violence prevention programs. Help end violence against women by supporting the reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act.

Demand Fox News’ Liz Trotta Apologize for Her Statements Against Raped Female Soldiers

Demand Fox News’ Liz Trotta Apologize for Her Statements Against Raped Female Soldiers

Fox News commentator Liz Trotta alleged that feminists wanted to be ‘victims’ and that raped female soldiers essentially had it coming to them. Fox News and Trotta must be told that these outrageous comments against women are unacceptable and must be retracted.

Tell Asia Pulp and Paper to End Their Destruction of the Sumatran Rainforest

Tell Asia Pulp and Paper to End Their Destruction of the Sumatran Rainforest

Asia Pulp and Paper, a paper products manufacturing giant, is destroying millions of acres of Sumatran rainforest with their wood-pulp plantations. Since they are a supplier for many companies, countless Americans are contributing to the destruction of the rainforest through the buying their products. This corporate giant must find more sustainable paper manufacturing methods than rainforest destruction.

Stop Exportation of Coal to Save Orca Whales

Stop Exportation of Coal to Save Orca Whales

Plans to build coal export terminals in Washington state would generate a large amount of pollution that would threaten the existence of the orca whales that reside there in the summer and fall. Orca whales are already considered endangered and by polluting their already sensitive habitat they could be pushed to the brink of extinction. Help stop the destructive plans and save the orca whales.

Tell San Francisco to Turn Condo into Homeless Shelter

Tell San Francisco to Turn Condo into Homeless Shelter

Before she passed away at age 84 last year, Lelia Boroughs left her San Francisco condo to be turned into a homeless shelter in her will. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on whether her 525-square-foot home will be allowed to serve as the shelter she hoped. Boroughs’ last wishes must be respected so that her kindness and generosity towards the homeless may live on.

Stop School District From Banning Cross-Dressing

Stop School District From Banning Cross-Dressing

Public schools in Suffolk,Virginia want to ban students from cross-dressing due to bullying risks against students who fall outside typical gender roles. This district needs to address bullying for all students instead of just lazily putting the burden on non-traditionally gendered students.

Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity Must Be Stopped

Hate Crimes Based on Gender Identity Must Be Stopped

Transgender folks face discrimination and violence in many aspects of their lives. Many individuals do not report assaults for fear or harassment by police or a lack of punishment for their attackers. It is vital that the new bill to include gender identity violence as hate crimes is passed.

Children Must Be Taught Foreign Languages Earlier

Children Must Be Taught Foreign Languages Earlier

In this melting pot of cultural diversity, foreign languages are the key to growth and understanding in the world today. With an emphasis on a second language beginning at an early age, foreign language classes should be taught as early as elementary school, when the brain is at its greatest capacity to absorb information. In an increasingly competitive world, exposing our children to multiple languages is the best option for a globally enhanced future.

End New York Police Tactics Which Encourage Racial Profiling

End New York Police Tactics Which Encourage Racial Profiling

The New York Police Department uses a practice called ‘stop-and-frisk’ in which officers can stop and search any person they deem suspicious. This has caused much racial profiling, and has not reduced crime rates significantly. Sign this petition to tell the New York Police Department to stop this practice.

Tell Missouri Legislature to Repeal Animal Adoption Tax

Tell Missouri Legislature to Repeal Animal Adoption Tax

Animal shelters and rescue organizations in Missouri currently have to pay a tax on each dog or cat they adopt out. This is the same tax that for-profit commercial breeding operations pay, costing these cash-strapped shelters up to $2,500. Tell Missouri legislature to repeal this punitive tax so that these non-profits can continue to care for all of the animals that come through their doors.

Student Safety Must Not Be Risked by Longer School Days

Student Safety Must Not Be Risked by Longer School Days

Chicago public schools will move to a seven and a half hour day, making it the first major city in recent years to greatly lengthen the school day. Lengthening school days, raises many parents’ concerns over the risks posed to their children due to the change, such as walking home alone in the dark and overwork due to extracurricular activities.

Demand an Apology to Gay Men Jailed without Pants

Demand an Apology to Gay Men Jailed without Pants

Two gay men have filed a lawsuit against the Cleveland Police Department after being beaten and pinned on the ground by an off-duty officer. They were verbally abused on the basis of their sexual orientation and were held in a jail cell without any pants. Demand the city of Cleveland apologize for its police department’s disgusting behavior and call for zero-tolerance for hate-crimes against its citizens.

Evaluating Teachers by Test Scores Distorts the Learning Process

Evaluating Teachers by Test Scores Distorts the Learning Process

Judging teachers based on the test scores of their students is the exact wrong way to go about evaluating their effectiveness in the classroom. The concern over reliance on test scores to judge teachers is based on a belief that this method is harmful for the students. Demand teachers not be evaluated by test scores and save the relationship between students and teachers, and ultimately, students and success.

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