• Stop Scott Walker's attack on same-sex couples' rights.
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to undo a law that gives same-sex couples a few basic protections like visiting each other in the hospital, taking leave to care for a sick partner, and making end-of-life decisions. This isn't Walker's first anti-gay move. Before he was governor, he vetoed a county resolution to give benefits to county employees' same-sex partners, and he voted for a 2006 ban on same-sex marriage or substantially similar arrangements. Walker claims to oppose the new law on constitutional grounds, saying it violates the 2006 ban. But make no mistake: this isn't a principled stand like President Obama's decision not to defend DOMA – it's a political move by a man who's been undermining equality for years, including on the campaign trail. The new law doesn't violate the ban because it's not remotely similar to marriage; it doesn't even extend basic protections like joint tax filing or adoption. Walker needs to know the whole country is paying attention. Tell Governor Walker: Stop attacking same-sex couples!
    9,146 of 10,000 Signatures
    Created by Human Rights Campaign (hrc.org)
  • Gone too far: Gov. Walker wants to ban same-sex visitation
    Scott Walker continues his assault on the rights of Wisconsinites. Now he's targeting the rights of same-sex couples to have the most basic and human of experiences - the ability to visit a loved one in the hospital. Let him know that hatred is not okay.
    12 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Andrea
  • Desecration at Wailuanuiahoano
    "Progress" in Hawaii means digging up burials, in this case for a septic leach field. See the arrest video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxCp48_rVss. Imagine your parents' or forebears' graves being dug up by a backhoe. Severing their connection to the past is the means to a culture's genocide. Kaiolani and James, acting with the authority of state and local law requiring cessation of digging when remains are found, put their bodies in front of the backhoe and were arrested for their brave act. Their court appearance is May 25.
    461 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Kip Goodwin
  • Petition 888
    About the corrupt, way CPS handles cases, children, parents, and illegally takes children from homes and families without proof or documentation. Anyone who has been treated wrongfully by CPS or who thinks CPS needs to be investigated sign. Or anyone who knows someone that has been wronged by CPS, CPS needs more schooling and investigated They also violate our Civil rights
    33 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Sandra Miller
  • Equality for the LGBT community
    All people are equal in our constitution. Our country is sectoral and therefore not governed by a single faith or religion. Religion must never be used as a basis for denying rights for a chosen minority.
    34 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Ted Larson-Klebes
  • President Obama stop persecuting online card players
    The atty general is waisting millions of taxpayer dollers to harass online poker players who play with small amounts of their own money in the privacy of their own homes.This petition would ask the President to order the justice department to treat the UIGEA (unlawful internet gambling enforcement act) the same as the DOMA (defence of marriage act),a law that is unconstitutional because it violates personal freedom.
    225 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Fred Craig
  • End Disability Discrimination in Federal Offices
    Despite reams of legislation that prevents discrimination against the disabled in federal employment, such discrimination continues in many local branches of federal offices, particularly in the United States Post Office. Federal oversight for the protection of employee rights needs to be strengthened.
    58 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Ben Kittrell
  • Stop H.R. 3
    The H.R. 3 bill would create a law that women and small businesses provide health insurance covering abortion to pay more on taxes. So a woman would have to provide documentation to IRS, that the abortion was due to forcible rape, incest, a life threat to the mother, OR that the health insurance she has doesn't cover abortions. It would prevent most women from receiving any financial help from health insurance companies for abortion. We should put our money and efforts in sex education and prevention and ASSIST victims of rape and assault, not make it harder. And remember... All this is following a recent budget cut threat to Planned Parenthood.
    53 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Dragana Drobnjak
  • Save Benton Harbor from Emergency Financial Manager
    Appointment of Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) disenfranchises Benton Harbor voters by stripping power away from officials they elected. Appointment of EFM places an onerous burden on the already stressed finances of Benton Harbor by forcing the city to pay $12,000 a month for EFM. Appointment of EFM creates an anti-democracy situation that further weakens the basic tenets of our free society.
    107 of 200 Signatures
    Created by chucktyler3
  • Allow Teen Voting on NYC Community Boards
    NYC Community Boards are advisory bodies which could benefit from the input of informed and engaged teens on youth related issues. At the present time, 16 and 17 year olds can participate as non-voting public members. Revision of the NYS Public Officers Law would allow them to become appointed, voting members, giving recognitiont to their contributions, and benefitting communities with enlightened youth contribution.
    29 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Al Kurland
  • Marilyn Davenport Must Resign
    Orange County GOP Central Committee member Marilyn Davenport sent a racist e-mail depicting President Obama as an ape, with a caption, questioning his birth certificate. She has asserted in a private email to Orange County GOP leaders that she will not be stepping down, and she apologizes to anyone who may have been offended. She maintains that "in no way did I even consider the fact he's half black when I sent out the email" and decries the "double standard" that applies to President Barack Obama. See the OC Weekly for the full text of the email. Marilyn Davenport in her press conference stated that she sent this racist e-mail to selected people in her press conference April 20, 2011, which further proves she knew it had racist overtones. She maintains that she did not know it was offensive, and that she has African American friends. Why didn't she send the e-mail to her non-white friends? It was deliberate and inflamatory. She should resign as a public servant in politics. The Associated Press reports that Republican Party of Orange County Chairman Scott Baugh wants to launch an ethics investigation about the incident, and that he thinks she should resign. Baugh said, "It's just highly inappropriate, it's a despicable message, it drips with racism and I think she should step down from the committee."
    1,561 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Nadine Weathersby
  • Stop Excluding Gays from Blood Drives
    Often, blood-banks or other organizations will have a specific question about sexual contact between two men, and answering such a question in the affirmative can make a possible donor ineligible for donation! This promotes negative stereotypes and stigma about gay people and venereal diseases or, worse, HIV/AIDS. This should not be relevant as long as it was protected!
    18 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Rebecca Evans