The 21-year-old sprinter cannot run in the Olympic 100-meter race after testing positive for a chemical found in marijuana.
"The imposition of a penalty against a world-class Black, queer, woman athlete is powerfully and infuriatingly reminiscent of the way drug laws are regularly applied in the United States," the MoveOn petition read.
Richardson's suspension will keep her from running in the 2021 Olympics after she tested positive for cannabis.
The sprinter has received political support following her positive test for cannabis which rules her out of the Tokyo Games.
"The divergent treatment of recreational alcohol and marijuana use reflects obsolete stereotypes about cannabis products," the congresswoman wrote in a letter to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
"The criminalization and banning of cannabis is an instrument of racist and colonial policy," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Many on Twitter were "sickened" by the USADA's decision to suspend Sha'Carri Richardson after she tested positive for cannabis.
The sprinter appeared on the "Today" show to discuss failed drug test.
A decision on allowing fans could come next week. A spectator ban would be a reversal of an earlier decision to allow a limited number of local fans to attend.
The 21-year-old sprinter could be shut out of the Tokyo Olympics, which start in three weeks. Fans have been calling for her to get "the same pass Michael Phelps received."
Richardson was America's top 100-meter sprinter at the U.S. Team Trials and a favorite to win gold at the Tokyo Summer Games later this month.
The 32-year-old claims she was "set up" and that the national anthem was deliberately played when she was on the podium.
Hammer thrower Gwen Berry sparked controversy when she turned away from the U.S. flag as the national anthem played at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
The IOC has ruled athletes can take their children with them to Japan only "when necessary."
"History. If you know your history, you'd know the full song of the national anthem. The third paragraph speaks to slaves in America, our blood being slain...all over the floor," Berry said.
The reality star has landed a deal with Team USA and her label will supply the undergarments and loungewear for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Five men selected for the 12-man U.S. basketball team to play in the Tokyo Olympics are already in their 30s, making the average team age the third-oldest ever.
Hammer thrower Gwen Berry faced a backlash from conservatives after she turned away from the U.S. flag during the national anthem in an impromptu protest.
The Team U.S.A. quartet includes Biles, Lee and Olympic debutants Jordan Chiles and Grace McCallum.
Sen. Ted Cruz has regularly hit out against liberals on social media and has accused them of hating America, or freedom, on several occasions.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist could become the first woman gymnast to defend her all around Olympic title next month.
USA Gymnastics named its women's team for Tokyo on Sunday night and, with no surprise, Simone Biles is the headliner.
"Don't be scared to make an all-Black team representing the United States of America. I'm disappointed by that," Rose said.
Berry, 31, also draped a T-shirt with the words "Activist Athlete" over her head as the "The Star-Spangled Banner" played while she was on the podium during the U.S. Olympic track and field trials.
Among her moves Friday night were a pair of elements that she nailed inside the lines during her floor routine, aptly named after her.
The potential of Japan's younger population to spread COVID-19 during summer vacations and the Olympics has Olympic and Japanese officials concerned.
A "no-spectator Games" remains an option for the Tokyo Olympics, which officially open in just four weeks.
The grand steward of the Imperial Household Agency, Yasuhiko Nishimura, shared the emperor's concerns at a news conference.
Laurel Hubbard will become the first transgender woman to compete at the Olympics after being selected in New Zealand's weightlifting team for the Tokyo Games.