The names of police who use deadly force could soon be hidden in an attempt to protect them, but this would only serve to obscure the truth and allow corrupt police to cover up misconduct more easily. Sign here to demand transparency in officers’ use of deadly force.
While conservatives push people of color, youth and the poor off the voting rolls with regressive laws, one state is working to increase their participation. Praise the leaders helping to expand crucial voter rights.
A white mayoral candidate has been performing in blackface for ten years, but is refusing to admit that doing so was racist. Demand that he cancel his candidacy for mayor at once.
A sexist minister has been hired to direct Rick Perry’s presidential campaign in early primary states despite his offensive opinions about women. Demand that he be fired from Perry’s campaign at once.
The men who shot a young girl in the head were recently apprehended. Sign this petition to demand that they are punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Middle class families deserve a budget that creates good jobs and economic opportunities for all. Stand up for families in Canada by opposing a budget that hurts the middle class for the sake of a wealthy few.
A band of local police led by an alleged warlord have been accused of multiple human rights violations over multiple years, including rape, torture and murder and continue to act with impunity. Urge the government to end its ties with this toxic militia immediately.
Citizens could soon be banned from recording video of police officers and their misconduct, despite the fact that doing so is a fundamental right granted by the First Amendment. Demand that the congressman proposing this regressive ban abandon it at once.
Videotaping officers is one of the few ways civilians can guard against police brutality, but now Texas lawmakers want to take away that tool. This would help create a police state in which the police are exempt from oversight. Ensure that people have the right to protect themselves and capture instances of police misconduct.
A veterinarian was wrongly detained abroad, but thanks to pressure placed by authorities, she is now home. Applaud those who fought for her freedom.
Known war criminals, linked to torture and murder, were later hired to teach at a prestigious government university. Demand an end to this taxpayer-funded disgrace.
A panic button may be introduced in Arkansas school districts, allowing educators to significantly cut down on the time required to contact emergency services. Sign this petition to support the use of a live-saving panic button in schools.
California has released over 2,700 nonviolent offenders from state prisons, lowering prison populations to the lowest point of overcrowding seen in decades. Applaud the move, which will see more resources directed toward the inmates most in need of rehabilitation.
Cutting away at civil liberties in the name of the “war on terror” is an ineffective and unacceptable way of protecting security. Don’t let government officials use war as an excuse to sacrifice our freedoms.
A woman was badly beaten by her husband on their wedding night, and he received no prison time. Sign this petition to protect victims of domestic violence.
Gay conversion therapy, a treatment that aims to alter the sexual orientation of youth, may soon be banned for minors. Praise efforts to ban this ineffective therapy, which has no real medical or psychological basis.
People living in U.S. territories are not allowed to vote, are not protected by the Constitution, and are not given meaningful representation in Congress. Sign here to demand this terrible injustice be addressed.
A garbage man received a jail sentence for the “crime” of starting work too early and mildly annoying neighborhood residents while trying to do his job. Sign the petition to protest this outrageous punishment.
A ban on discussing human-caused climate change in government is preventing Florida environmental officials from being able to do their job. Demand that this ban be lifted so these experts can respond to climate change without arbitrary political restrictions.
A group of cops mocked the victims of a man charged with raping them when they were children, including his daughter, in a huge public parade with a float covered in rape jokes. Demand that these men be fired to protect the city’s current and future victims.
Homeless people could soon have open access to restrooms and showers constructed and maintained specifically for them, allowing them to enjoy the human right to basic hygiene that is too often denied them. Urge government officials to make this a reality as soon as possible.
A homophobic lawmaker is trying to prevent same-sex couples from being able to get marriage licenses even if same-sex marriage became legal nationwide. Demand that this hateful congressman abandon his discriminatory plan at once.
Citizens can petition for the right to act as “private police,” complete with a gun and citation book. These “officers” receive little training and virtually no oversight, but are given authority similar to that of trained police officers. Demand this practice be stopped to avoid potential dangers to citizens and so-called private police.
Unchecked police brutality has destroyed faith in law enforcement and put innocent lives at risk. Call on the President to address this deadly crisis and advance much-needed reforms.
“Resisting arrest” could soon be reclassified from a misdemeanor to a felony in the state of New York. This would deter protest and hinder free speech immensely. Please sign here to make sure this unacceptable change is not made.