The Peace Team helps you tell the Department of Justice to investigate the "Interstate Crosscheck" database for criminal violations. (You may also use this link, if you're using a smartphone.) "Interstate Crosscheck," as you know from the reports of Greg Palast and other journalists, is a massive database purporting to stop people from voting multiple times across state lines by tallying up all the folks with the same first and last names from different states. You can already see the problem with that, right? America is a big, big place, and plenty of people have the same first and last names! Worse, of course, is that minority folks tend to have the same first and last names more than other folks, which means the database disproportionately affects minority voters. But that's not all! The list doesn't even consistently check last names, Jr. or Sr. voters, or Social Security numbers. If that sounds as much like a voter suppression scam to you as it does to me, then tell the DOJ what you want them to do about it.
Meanwhile, the ACLU helps you tell the Department of Justice to investigate police interference in protestors' monitoring of police behavior. One Michael Picard of Connecticut has lately filed a lawsuit alleging that, a little over a year ago, police officers harassed him and took the cell phone he was using to record their behavior -- only to fail to realize that they hadn't turned the phone off after taking it, thus accidentally recording what sounds an awful lot like two police officers conspiring to fabricate evidence and level frivolous charges against Mr. Picard in order to "cover our ass (sic)." Mr. Picard is a well-known local protestor -- opposed to DUI checkpoints, apparently, and wont to film police officers at those checkpoints -- but that doesn't matter, because he still has rights. And so do the rest of us -- police can't come up to you and tell you that filming them is "illegal," because it isn't; it's Constitutionally-protected free speech. It doesn't violate their rights as citizens, either, because they're public servants. And remember: their next target could always be you.
Finally, Caitlin Halliday, of Kaysville, UT, has started a petition on Change.org which helps you tell the Utah state legislature to outlaw gas chambers as a method of euthanizing pets. Most pets have relatively quick and painless injections available to them, but 30 animal shelters in America (including seven in Utah) still euthanizes pets in a gas chamber, which euthanizes multiple pets at once. No one, I hope, is tempted to applaud the efficiency of these devices, especially not when death can take up to a half hour and where scared pets lash out at each other. Some people actually argue that gas chambers are cheaper than lethal injections. Well, I'm one of those old-fashioned people who thinks you don't make every decision in life based on monetary cost -- and certainly not decisions involving the suffering of your loved ones, which your pets most assuredly are. We should more often make decisions based on the cost to our souls, and I sure do hope the Utah legislature (which has already failed to pass a bill banning gas chamber euthanasia) can find their soul in this matter.