Human Rights

Save Children From Being Beheaded by ISIS

Save Children From Being Beheaded by ISIS

ISIS is beheading children in territory it has captured. Urge the United Nations to send help to save children from ISIS’s brutality.

35 Vietnamese refugees wait to be taken aboard the amphibious command ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19).  They are being rescued from a 35 foot fishing boat 350 miles northeast of Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, after spending eight days at sea.

Applaud Efforts to Shelter Refugees

The Philippines declared that they would take in 3,000 refugees fleeing from deadly persecution when other countries have denied them. Commend their efforts in protecting these people and encourage other nations to follow their lead.

Stop Promoting Hateful Advertisements on Twitter

Stop Promoting Hateful Advertisements on Twitter

Transphobic, misogynistic, and racist harassment is rampant on Twitter despite recent policy overhauls aimed at curtailing such abuse. Demand that the website implement new changes to cut down on this hateful speech.

End Child Labor in Tanzania’s Gold Mines

End Child Labor in Tanzania’s Gold Mines

Child labor laws are not being enforced in Tanzania. No child should risk their life to earn a living. Help give children a voice by calling on Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete to enforce child labor laws that could save thousands of lives.

Jacob Riis' photographs of sweatshops in New York City are classic images of a world we do not want to recreate.

Stop Paying Home Health Care Workers Poverty Wages

Due to a loophole, home health care workers are denied the ability to even make minimum wage. These workers often work long hours and do backbreaking work to care for the elderly and those with disabilities. Demand that these workers be respected and protected with minimum wage and overtime benefits.

Success: Conversion Therapy Banned for LGBT Youth

Success: Conversion Therapy Banned for LGBT Youth

Dangerous conversion therapy designed to “cure” LGBT people has been banned for youth in Oregon. Applaud the governor for doing the right thing and ending this harmful practice in her state.

Praise City’s Plan to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Praise City’s Plan to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Los Angeles’ minimum wage will be raised to $15 per hour by 2020, thanks to a new initiative. Praise the city council for ensuring struggling Californians are afforded a livable wage.

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Fire School Nurse for Alleged Racist Threats Against Black Student

Even though she apparently called a black student a racial slur and threatened him with physical violence, a school nurse has only been suspended for two days. Demand that this nurse be fired from her position with the school at once for this racist outburst.

Stop Forcing Female Military Recruits to Undergo Traumatizing Virginity Tests

Stop Forcing Female Military Recruits to Undergo Traumatizing Virginity Tests

Indonesian women who wish to join the armed forces or marry a military officer are required to undergo a traumatizing virginity test. All women deserve to be treated with the same respect, honor, and dignity that men in the armed forces are given. Demand that this archaic practice be abolished.

Protect Sexually Assaulted Service Members

Protect Sexually Assaulted Service Members

United States service members are sexually assaulted at an alarming rate, and those who report assault often become victims of retaliation. Support the protection of these sexual assault victims and prevent retaliation by ensuring that attackers are swiftly convicted for their crimes.

Success: Death Sentence Suspended for Domestic Violence Victim

Success: Death Sentence Suspended for Domestic Violence Victim

A Chinese woman who was sentenced to death after killing her abusive husband recently had her sentence suspended. Applaud this progressive action, and promote more recognition of domestic violence in China.

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Punish Students for Racist School Photographs

Students allegedly dressed up as racist stereotypes of Mexicans and their photos appeared in the school’s yearbook. Demand that these students be punished for their racist display.

Justice For Inmates Allegedly Raped by Prison Guard

Justice For Inmates Allegedly Raped by Prison Guard

Two women have filed a lawsuit claiming that a prison guard at Riker’s Island raped them repeatedly. Urge the District Attorney to give the accused rapist the maximum penalty if he is found guilty so this abuse will end.

End Motorcycle Gang Violence in Texas

End Motorcycle Gang Violence in Texas

Motorcycle club leaders are threatening police in Texas with explosives. Urge officials to arrest the leaders and eliminate this threat.

Praise City’s Elimination of Homelessness

Praise City’s Elimination of Homelessness

A city has successfully eliminated homelessness by providing free apartments to anyone living in a shelter for more than ten days. Praise the success of the “housing first” initiative, which has taken nearly one thousand people off the streets.

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Fire Professor for Alleged Racist Online Comments

Black people are just feeling sorry for themselves and blaming all their problems on society instead of on themselves, according to comments allegedly made by a longtime university professor. Demand that this professor be fired at once for his racist remarks.

Stop Advertising for Executioners to Carry Out Public Beheadings

Stop Advertising for Executioners to Carry Out Public Beheadings

Saudi Arabia is advertising for eight executioners because of its rapidly growing number of death sentences, many of which are merely for drug offenses. Demand that the king stop this archaic practice at once.

Success: School District Investigated for Assistant Principal’s Sexist Punishment

Success: School District Investigated for Assistant Principal’s Sexist Punishment

An assistant principal was forced to take administrative leave due to a medical emergency related to birth control. After support from her community, an investigation into the school district was granted. Please support this decision to provide justice to the assistant principal, and take action on sexism in the workplace.

Stop the Use of Children as Propaganda Pieces

Stop the Use of Children as Propaganda Pieces

News sources met 8 children who were sent back to North Korea after fleeing to China in 2013. It seemed that the children were being used as propaganda pieces to paint the picture of a benevolent and forgiving North Korean government. End the use of children as government propaganda.

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Demand Resignation of Mayor Who Wants to Ban Islam

Muslims need to be placed in trucks and sent directly to the border so they can finally leave the country, according to one conservative mayor in France. Demand that this mayor resign from him post at once for his offensive, unprogressive views.

Protect Children from Poisoning on Tobacco Farms

Protect Children from Poisoning on Tobacco Farms

Children as young as eleven are being forced to risk their lives for work on tobacco farms, where some develop acute nicotine poisoning. Urge Congress to protect these vulnerable children.

Applaud Pizza Hut Employees for Helping Customer Held Hostage

Applaud Pizza Hut Employees for Helping Customer Held Hostage

When Pizza Hut employees received an order that included a plea for help from a woman allegedly being held hostage they called 911. Applaud these employees for taking the woman’s plea seriously and acting on it.

Encourage Vote For Marriage Equality in Ireland

Encourage Vote For Marriage Equality in Ireland

The people of Ireland are about to vote on marriage equality, which will have a huge impact on the future of the LGBT community there. Sign this petition to encourage the people of Ireland to vote yes on same-sex marriage.

Justice for Murdered Family

Justice for Murdered Family

A family of three, including a 10-year-old boy, and their housekeeper were murdered in Washington D.C. Punish those responsible for their deaths.

Don’t Force Students to Undergo Transvaginal Probes

Don’t Force Students to Undergo Transvaginal Probes

Students claim their instructors forced them to submit to invasive vaginal exams as part of their coursework for a medical diagnostics course. Demand a full investigation into these incidents.