Petitions:

Don’t Let Bats Go Extinct

Don’t Let Bats Go Extinct

White-nose syndrome is a disease that has been spreading rapidly amongst bats and threatens imminent extinction if not stopped. Funding is needed so scientists can determine what causes the disease and how to stop it. President Obama must include funding in the 2013 fiscal year budget for research to prevent the bat species from disappearing.

Prevent Anti-Homosexual Legislation From Becoming Ugandan Law

Prevent Anti-Homosexual Legislation From Becoming Ugandan Law

An anti-gay bill that seeks capital punishment for homosexuality has been revived in Uganda. The Ugandan Parliament must dismiss this bill and put it to rest for good.

Support Clean & Renewable Energy in the Farm Bill

Support Clean & Renewable Energy in the Farm Bill

Preserve rural energy programs from disproportionate funding cuts in the US Senate. Tell Congress to fully and robustly fund clean energy investments that drive community development, national security, and new jobs in America’s heartland.

Stop the Soy Industry from Destroying Human Health and Rare Ecosystems

Stop the Soy Industry from Destroying Human Health and Rare Ecosystems

Soy is not only one of the most profitable industries in the world, it has a huge impact on both the environment and the health of millions of people. It is directly responsible for the disappearance of the Amazon and also contains anti-nutrients which are powerful enzyme inhibitors that cause extreme gastric distress, chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake and they reduce protein digestion permanently. Stop the soy industry from contributing any further to obesity and thyroid problems and prevent it from destroying anymore valuable rainforests.

Don’t Cut Funding for School Buses in Washington

Don’t Cut Funding for School Buses in Washington

Washington Governor Chris Gregoire is proposing cutting funding for school buses as a way of reducing the state’s budget deficit. These cuts have dramatic social, safety and environmental implications that would leave poor students hurting the most. Tell him that all children deserve a safe ride to school.

Put An End To the Use Of Neurotoxic Pesticides

Put An End To the Use Of Neurotoxic Pesticides

As of 2007, over 33 million pounds of organophosphate pesticides were used in the United States. Organophosphates are not only the most commonly used pesticides and replacements for DDT, they are also neurotoxic chemicals that are more commonly known for their use as nerve gas in World War II. Stop the unregulated use of organophosphates by any form of agricultural or various other commercial businesses now.

Demand Better Public Transportation Options For Ohio Residents

Demand Better Public Transportation Options For Ohio Residents

Recently, Northeast Ohio was ranked as the 20th smoggiest region in the United States. This is due to minimal public transportation options and the more than 80% of Ohio residents who drive personal vehicles to work daily. The Ohio Department of Transportation must allocate more funds towards improving and expanding public transportation options to benefit Ohioan livelihoods and make Ohio a more sustainable place to live.

Stop Labor Abuse in Chinese-Owned Zambian Copper Mines

Stop Labor Abuse in Chinese-Owned Zambian Copper Mines

The China Non-Ferrous Metal Mining Company runs four copper mining companies in Zambia, persistently flouting labor regulations designed to protect worker safety and the right to organize in the corporation’s pursuit of $1 billion profits. End Chinese labor abuses and improve Zambian regulation of the copper mining industry.

Cambodia & Malaysia Must Protect Domestic Workers from Abuse

Cambodia & Malaysia Must Protect Domestic Workers from Abuse

Since 2008, roughly 40,000-50,000 Cambodian women and girls migrated to Malaysia as domestic workers under fraudulent and coercive business practices, facing sexual assault, physical abuse, and debt bondage. Ask the Cambodian and Malaysian governments to reform their recruitment agency monitoring process, immigration laws, and labor regulations.

Give Newark Schools Their Donation Money

Give Newark Schools Their Donation Money

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and others have donated $148 million to the Newark School District. The majority of the money is going to corporations and individuals who have ties with the Mayor and Education Commissioner. Sign this petition to help Newark schools get all the money they deserve.

Get Peace Corps to Protect Their Volunteers

Get Peace Corps to Protect Their Volunteers

Although Peace Corps is known around the world for promoting peace and successfully providing aid to countries in need, more and more women are coming forward with their experiences of trauma while under the organization. In the last decade alone, ABC news recently found that over 1,000 women volunteers experienced sexual assaults, rapes, and even a murder while working for Peace Corps in countries around the world as a result of situations that could have easily been avoided with proper protection or removal by Peace Corps. Put an end to this lax in safety and protect Peace Corps women volunteers from sexual assault.

Animal Survives Being Dragged from the Back of a Pick-Up Truck

Animal Survives Being Dragged from the Back of a Pick-Up Truck

A 10-month-old German shepherd survived being tied to the back of a pick-up truck and dragged through the streets of a Riverside neighborhood. While the animal’s future looks great (with many prospective owners seeking out the animal), authorities do not have any information on the person(s) responsible. Once the driver is found, they need to be held accountable for their actions and charged with animal cruelty.

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Contains Cancerous Toxins

Johnson’s Baby Shampoo Contains Cancerous Toxins

Johnson’s baby shampoo contains two carcinogenic chemicals. Although the company has released a plan to phase out these toxic ingredients, no specific timeline has been identified. Johnson’s needs to specify how fast the cancerous chemicals will be completely removed from their signature baby shampoo.

Urge the U.S.D.A to Restrict the Number of Animals Allowed on Factory Farms

Urge the U.S.D.A to Restrict the Number of Animals Allowed on Factory Farms

Factory farms produce the bulk of meat and dairy products consumed in the United States. Sadly, these establishments are more factory than farm, housing more animals per square foot than can be reasonably accommodated. These animals are often restricted from all movement as they must stand shoulder to shoulder or spend their lives stacked in crates where they are prone to the spread of disease, death, and physical injury.

Stop Killing of Texas Burros

Stop Killing of Texas Burros

Wild burros are being shot and killed by Texas Parks and Wildlife despite their historical value to the region. They claim it is to protect the region for animals like bighorn sheep, yet continue to allow hunting permits for them as well. The excuses and killing must end, stop the killing of wild burros in Texas.

Pelican being treated for oil intake

Urge the Gulf States to Hold BP Accountable for Animal Cruelty

The 2010 Gulf oil spill resulted in the deaths, suffering and devastation of countless indigenous animals. Yet, BP has yet to be held accountable for the animal cruelty that resulted from their negligence. While companies like BP anticipate monetary losses from potential oil spills, they are not held criminally accountable for the resulting animal cruelty, thereby allowing them to continue acting with disregard for their impact on wildlife and the environment.

Pass the Safe Chemicals Act

Pass the Safe Chemicals Act

The current regulation of industrial chemicals follows guidelines defined by the Toxic Substances Control Act passed in 1976. Chemicals are being introduced to the public without being fully established as non-harmful. It is time for new regulations to be put in place so that chemicals that the public comes into contact with daily are proven to be completely safe.

Stop Destructive Mineral Mining Near China’s Great Wall

Stop Destructive Mineral Mining Near China’s Great Wall

Mining operations are destroying the famous Great Wall of China that once protected that country from the Huns and Mongols. Tell the Chinese government to stop illegal mining and make sure legal miners are using sustainable methods that don’t harm this priceless historic artifact.

Fight Against Media Censorship of Occupy Wall Street

Fight Against Media Censorship of Occupy Wall Street

Ever since the beginning protests of Occupy Wall Street that started in mid September 2011, corporate media sources have refused to cover the movement and in some cases either attempted to slander it or block its supports from sharing information. Occupy Wall Street has become one of the largest instances of mass government and corporate censorship of a very active and historical movement by the American people in all of American history. Stop the media from blocking information and communication about Occupy Wall Street in order to protect our freedom of speech and information.

Rescind Discriminatory AL Immigration Law & Comply with Civil Rights

Rescind Discriminatory AL Immigration Law & Comply with Civil Rights

Alabama’s harsh immigration laws create a chilling climate of fear and intolerance. Record numbers of Hispanic parents have pulled their children out of school, prompting a mass exodus of even legal Hispanic workers. The remaining Hispanic children face increased bullying, taunts, and threats. Alabaman officials must revoke the discriminatory and deleterious law HB56, and comply with the Department of Justice’s federal investigation of unconstitutional civil rights violations.

Punish Zoo Researcher Who Poisoned Cats

Punish Zoo Researcher Who Poisoned Cats

Nico Dauphine, a researcher at the National Zoo, put rat poison in the food bowls of feral cats near her apartment. Though she was found guilty of animal cruelty, Dauphine should be held to a higher standard and should lose her job at the Zoo and have her research discredited. No one with such a clear disregard for animal welfare should be allowed to hold her position or trusted with animal research.

Save Adult Day Healthcare Centers in California from Elimination

Save Adult Day Healthcare Centers in California from Elimination

By helping to provide medical treatment and prevent isolation, adult day healthcare centers are a critical service for the elderly and disabled. These centers are at risk of closure in California, which if not prevented, would force them into nursing homes. It is imperative for California to keep these centers open.

credit Theresa Noll

Protect Our Nation’s Last Remaining Wilderness

Legislation that would open over 50 million acres of wilderness in the U.S. to unchecked mining, oil and gas drilling and road construction has been introduced in Congress. It could erase decades of careful conservation and permanently prevent the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management from protecting giant swaths of the United States’s last remaining wild lands. Tell House members to oppose legislation promoting the destruction of our country’s most treasured landscapes.

Deny Valero Tax Exemption

Deny Valero Tax Exemption

The Valero Energy company is requesting to receive tax exemption from the Texas Commission of Environmental Equality (TCEQ). The tax break would take millions of dollars away from local communities and school districts. Sign this petition to urge the TCEQ to deny the tax exemption.

Save the Busses of Detroit

Save the Busses of Detroit

There is a major lack of functioning busses in the city of Detroit. People who rely on busses can’t get to where they need to go and are losing jobs because of it. Tell Detroit Mayor Dave Bing to do something about the public transportation problem now.

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