Sign the petition: Tell President Obama to sign an executive order that prevents every corporation from deserting America by claiming it is located offshore.
Outside of Everglades National Park, the lush habitat provided by pine rockland forest is becoming increasingly rare in south Florida.
Act now: Lend your voice to help save the majestic and endangered Western Population of Steller sea lions before it’s too late.
The Justice Department is now considering whether to attempt to force New York Times reporter James Risen to testify against one of his alleged sources. If Risen refuses, as he has vowed to, he would likely face harsh fines or imprisonment.
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg says: “The pursuit of Risen is a warning to potential sources that journalists cannot promise them confidentiality for disclosing Executive Branch criminality, recklessness, deception, unconstitutional policies or lying us into war.”
No one, anywhere in the world, should have to face violence and intimidation in an effort to obtain an education.
But we need more than words, we need action. Fax his remarks directly to his commissioners at the FCC.
Good news! In a gridlocked Congress, a compassionate bill has attracted support on both sides of the aisle. The Captive Primate Safety Act (H.R. 2856/S. 1463) passed the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works last week, setting it up for a vote in the whole chamber.
This progress comes after Charla Nash, the inspirational woman who survived a brutal pet chimpanzee attack in 2009, spoke before the media and members of Congress in July about her ordeal. Her message: she does not want what happened to her to happen to any other person, because it’s preventable. Her courageous story has galvanized support throughout Congress.
This progress also wouldn’t have happened without your tireless outreach to legislators. Every member of Congress prioritizes bills that constituents care about, so we need to keep letting them know that this bill deserves attention.
We still have a long way to go before the interstate trade of pet primates ends once and for all. Even if you have done so before, please call your Senators and Representative in Congress. (You can find their phone numbers here.) The phone call can be very short; simply say that you are a constituent and that you urge them to support S. 1463 (for the Senate) or H.R. 2856 (for the House). Then, send a follow-up email.
Let’s get this bill passed!
Stand in solidarity with McDonald’s employees fighting for the living wage every worker deserves. McDonald’s should pay workers enough to meet the basics and respect its workers’ right to organize free of intimidation. Click here to sign.
Join Working Families and Sen. Cory Booker to fight for federal paid sick days.
The US military has been doing research on social media users - tell them to stop experimenting on activists & citizens! (31011 signatures on petition)