today at 01:05. Facebook
On BBC News,’s Chief Global Officer Gemma Mortensen talks petition starters, campaigns, and signatures for change. Start listening at 26:35. [ Link ]

Canada's Prime Minister meets the US President in Washington, Business...
yesterday at 21:25. Facebook
This week, Congress takes its first extended recess since Donald Trump became president on January 20. If you’d like to see your elected representatives use their recess to host a town hall, you can start a petition requesting one here: [ Link ]

Start a petition ·
yesterday at 17:10. Facebook
Last week this petition achieved VICTORY when Santa Monica City Council voted 5-0 to investigate divestment from Wells Fargo! Read more about the victory in this petition update: [ Link ]

Motion passed!
yesterday at 16:45. Facebook
This South Carolina teacher voted for Tim Scott & U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and now she’s calling on them to host town halls during their congressional recess. Hear her story on The Rachel Maddow Show. [ Link ]

American voters call Congress members to account with town halls
yesterday at 02:15. Facebook
“The inhumane treatment of animals serves no place in our society,” says Arizona House @RepMcSally.
Read the rest of her response to Jessica’s petition urging the @USDA to stop hiding animal cruelty from taxpayers: [ Link ]

Martha McSally
02/18/2017 at 00:35. Facebook
As members of Congress head home this weekend for recess, constituents are eager to talk face to face with their representatives. But local citizens may find themselves disappointed as hundreds of lawmakers are refusing to host town halls. [ Link ]

Citizens call for town halls with Members of Congress
02/17/2017 at 01:15. Facebook
Aya Hijazi wanted badly to help the homeless and neglected children of Egypt. Through the Belady Foundation, she helped children on the streets get a roof over their head, a meal, and a good education. Now she and her husband are being held without trial by the Egyptian government. [ Link ]

Aya is in prison for helping homeless children
02/16/2017 at 20:28. Facebook
Today thousands of people are staying home from work and school as part of 'a day without immigrants'. ([ Link ] via The New York Times) While people are taking to the streets, thousands are showing their support for immigrants online with a movement for "sanctuary cities": [ Link ]

On a ‘Day Without Immigrants,’ Workers Show Their Presence by Staying Home
02/16/2017 at 02:10. Facebook
An imprisoned activist is calling upon the Head of Iran’s State Prison Organization, to provide prisoners like herself with adequate medical care. [ Link ]

By the time you read this petition I will probably be in prison.
02/15/2017 at 21:33. Facebook
BREAKING: Andrew Puzder, Trump's nominee for Secretary of Labor has withdrawn himself from the nomination. Nearly 40,000 signers had hoped that a confirmation vote for Puzder would end in a no: [ Link ]

We Demand that the U. S. Senate not confirm Andrew Puzder as Secretary...
This North Carolina law signed by former governor Pat McCrory makes it harder for the public to see police body camera footage. Now state residents are asking the new governor to hold police accountable by repealing or replacing this legislation. [ Link ]

Police Videos Should Be Public Records
Jessica Blome has shut down more than 40 puppy mills during her career as an animal rights activist. Recently she was shocked to learn that the USDA decision to remove animal welfare reports from their website could make it harder to shut down even more puppy mills and other cases of cruelty.

Sign her petition if you think animal welfare info should be public: [ Link ]

Tell the USDA to stop hiding animal cruelty from American taxpayers
In his first week in office, Donald Trump signed an executive order allowing the Dakota and Keystone Pipelines to proceed with construction. While there are still many steps left before construction can officially begin, here are a few actions you can take now: [ Link ]

How To Take Action To Protect The Environment (Under Trump)
Just two days after giving birth, Amber lost her son Kai, but her employer Starbucks wouldn't allow her to take more paid maternity leave because there "wasn't a baby anymore." Now Amber, pregnant again, is calling on Starbucks to offer paid maternity leave for all new parents: [ Link ]

I lost my baby and my job wouldn't let me take off work
When Donald Trump was running for president, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi warned that his derogatory language toward women would be “a lethal force that’s going to take over society” if not condemned. After he was elected President, she said “the first thing we all have to do is assure everyone in the U.S. they are safe,” including people of color, women, and the LGBT community.

Now, Nooyi sits on...
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Pepsi's CEO working with Donald Trump?
Betsy DeVos may have been confirmed as Secretary of Education, but the petition blocking her confirmation received over 350,000 signatures at its time of delivery. Petition starter Cassandra Rogers thanks signers in this update: [ Link ]

Thank you for your support! What are the next steps?
New mother Amanda Kloer asks, “How can Disney’s CEO run a company based on positive, inclusive values while sitting on the business council of a someone as divisive and mean-spirited as the President Trump?” [ Link ]

Tell Disney to stand against President Trump's anti-family policies
After news of President Trump's "muslim ban" executive order Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein left employees a voicemail stating that “This is not a policy we support." But many wonder if Blankfein can maintain his company’s position on diversity while serving on President Trump’s business advisory council.

In the voicemail he left his employees, Blankfein quoted what he referred to as one...
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Should business leaders work with Trump?
Anti-Betsy DeVos petition starter Cassandra Rogers on her next move, post DeVos confirmation: “my first goal is to continue to keep focused on the Department of Education.” [ Link ]

Colorado mom reflects on #StopDeVos campaign
In the wake of President Trump's immigration ban, Chase Bank sent out a memo to its employees stating, “we understand that our country, economy and wellbeing are strengthened by the rich diversity of the world around us.” Yet JPMorgan’s own CEO Jamie Dimon, sits on Trump’s business advisory council.

If you're concerned about the relationship between Chase Bank and the administration consider...
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Do you think Chase Bank's CEO should be on Trump's business council?