Petitions

2020-02-01 Tell Congress: Investigate the Afghanistan Papers NOW!

The Afghanistan Papers dropped — exposing that senior U.S. officials withheld key pieces of information for the past 18 years, including that the war was unwinnable, failing every single metric. In other words: the Afghanistan Papers exposed that U.S. war in Afghanistan has been — and still is today — built entirely on blatant lies. We HAVE to use the momentum of the Afghanistan Papers to push as hard as we can to end the endless U.S. war in Afghanistan. This starts with hauling the liars who have been enabling this endless war into Congress to say publicly, under oath, what we now know they admit behind closed doors. It is time for the truth.

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2020-01-31 Sign the petition to Congress: We are ingesting toxins and destroying marine life. Address the plastics crisis now.

Did you know that when you put your groceries in a plastic bag, that bag could end up in the food that you eat? Here’s how it happens. Plastic often ends up in the ocean. Exposed to wave action and sunlight, plastic breaks down into small particles called “microplastics.” Those microplastics release toxins into the water, including flame retardants, dioxins, PCBs and pesticides. Plankton eat microplastic particles, introducing toxins into the marine food web. When fish eat these plankton, the toxins enter into their bodies. People eat the fish and can be exposed to dangerous levels of pollution. Additionally, when contaminated fish are used as animal feed, they can transfer pollutants to chickens, farm-raised fish, and pigs, which could also contain high levels of toxins.

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2020-01-31 Protect Roe v. Wade!

When Donald Trump ran for president, he promised he’d appoint judges who would oppose the right to a safe and legal abortion, who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Now, we’re seeing the results. Extremist legislators and justices are racing to undo decades of legal precedent and put the issue before the Supreme Court as quickly as possible. It’s time for us to make our voices heard, to let the Supreme Court know that we oppose laws that get between doctors and people seeking a safe and legal abortion.

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2020-01-31 Stop Trump from gutting Medicaid

As of January 29, the Trump administration is inviting states to turn Medicaid funding into block grants, which could destroy the program entirely. Medicaid funding to states is open-ended, depending on how many people need government health coverage, leaving room to respond to crises in states like natural disasters or economic downturns. Under a block grant system, however, Medicaid funding would be doled out in fixed federal payments. Once the money was spent, there wouldn’t be any more to meet need until the next grant period. Attempting to weaken Medicaid by turning it into block grants isn’t a new goal for conservatives or for Trump. This is a long-term attempt that isn’t just unethical and immoral—it’s illegal.

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2020-01-31 White Coat Waste Project

In layman's terms, "Live Tissue Training" (LTT) is the outdated and unnecessary practice of intentionally stabbing, shooting, dismembering, and burning live animals so gov't personnel can crudely practice medical procedures.

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2020-01-31 Sign and send a petition to your U.S. senators: Vote to convict and remove Trump from office.

Here are the facts: Donald Trump broke the law when he withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid from Ukraine to pressure them to interfere in the 2020 election. The Government Accountability Office, an independent watchdog organization, has confirmed that his actions were, in fact, illegal. He abused his power, breached our trust, endangered our national security, and undermined the integrity of our elections. That’s why the House was forced to impeach him. And that's why, among many other reasons, we must remove him from office.

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2020-01-30 Stand With Glenn Greenwald

In an obvious attempt to retaliate against The Intercept’s critical reporting on abuses committed by Brazilian judicial officials, prosecutors have filed a criminal complaint against our co-founder Glenn Greenwald. There is no democracy without a free press. We ask advocates for press freedom everywhere to join in condemning the Bolsonaro government’s transparent effort to intimidate and criminalize journalists.

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2020-01-30 Stop the Border Wall

We ask our government officials to end the declaration of a national emergency on the border. We ask that the government order all border wall construction be suspended. The proposed border wall is a colossal waste of money and a monument to hate which will destroy fragile ecosystems created by the river and threaten our only water supply, the Rio Grande—an already endangered river.

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