Human Rights

Demand Justice for 12-Year-Old Boy Killed by Police

Demand Justice for 12-Year-Old Boy Killed by Police

A 12-year-old African-American boy was shot and killed by a police officer while playing with a toy gun. Demand that the officer who killed him be charged and face trial so that he can be held accountable for this tragic loss of life.

Tell Police to Stop Blaming Rape Victims

Tell Police to Stop Blaming Rape Victims

Anti-rape ‘safety campaigns’ being pushed by police promote victim-blaming, telling women not to flirt or go out to clubs to avoid eliciting violence. Demand these harmful campaigns be restructured around ending rape culture and violence against women, not ending women’s freedom.

Don’t Punish Homosexuals with Life Imprisonment

Don’t Punish Homosexuals with Life Imprisonment

Those who commit homosexual acts or have HIV could be sentenced to prison for life in accordance with a country’s new law. End homophobic prejudice by signing this petition and revoking this egregious law.

Demand Officer Stand Trial For Slaying Unarmed Teen

Demand Officer Stand Trial For Slaying Unarmed Teen

A grand jury recently decided not to send a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teenager to trial. Systemic violence against blacks will never be addressed without a full criminal trial for this killer. Please sign to support this cry for justice on behalf of all who fear police brutality.

Support Transgender Rights After Death

Support Transgender Rights After Death

The identities of trans people will now be protected after death thanks to a new California law. Praise California Governor Jerry Brown for establishing this groundbreaking advancement in the fight for trans rights.

Condemn Former Mayor’s Racist Remarks

Condemn Former Mayor’s Racist Remarks

In a recent interview, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani made several racist and factually incorrect remarks about police brutality. Demand that he retract his hurtful remarks and issue a full apology immediately.

Don’t Sentence LGBT to Life in Prison

Don’t Sentence LGBT to Life in Prison

Consensual sex between same-sex adults is now defined as ‘aggravated homosexuality’ in Gambia, and carries a sentence of up to life in prison. Sign the petition to abolish this discriminatory law at once.

Praise Decision to Ban Homophobic Preacher From University

Praise Decision to Ban Homophobic Preacher From University

A rapper-turned-preacher gives homophobic talks on university campuses where he equates homosexuality to a disease that must be treated. Praise one university’s decision to ban him and his hate speech from its campus.

Success: Priests Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

Success: Priests Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse

Three priests in Spain have been arrested for committing child sexual abuse. Praise Pope Francis for strengthening the Vatican’s laws against child abuse and refusing to remain silent about these horrific crimes.

Rehire Terminally Ill Employee Fired for Taking Medical Leave

Rehire Terminally Ill Employee Fired for Taking Medical Leave

A teen with a rare form of cancer was fired from his job as a delivery driver when he told his boss he needed time off for surgery. Demand that the restaurant apologize to him for its appalling actions, as well as offer him his job back.

Applaud Program to End Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

Applaud Program to End Backlog of Untested Rape Kits

New funding will now be available to clear the backlog of untested rape kits across the country. Applaud officials for making it possible for local law enforcement agencies to track and test these kits so that victims can have closure and justice can be served.

Repeal Female Volleyball Fan’s Unjust Sentence

Repeal Female Volleyball Fan’s Unjust Sentence

An activist has been sentenced to one year in prison and a two-year travel ban after being arrested for attempting to watch a live volleyball game. Demand her unjust sentence be immediately repealed.

Thank Creators of Free Anti-Surveillance Software

Thank Creators of Free Anti-Surveillance Software

A new free app will detect signs of government spying on personal computers. Thank the creators of this important software for helping computer users take control of their online privacy.

Success: Conviction Overturned After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement

Success: Conviction Overturned After 40 Years in Solitary Confinement

An inmate and activist has won his appeal after spending decades in solitary confinement, yet he remains unjustly imprisoned. Call on officials to grant his immediate release.

Stop a renewal of police brutality in Ferguson

End Renewed Crackdown in Ferguson

A new state of emergency was recently declared in Ferguson, threatening to once again unleash the violent tactics of the National Guard on peaceful protestors. Tell Governor Nixon that a second crackdown on free speech will not heal a community in turmoil.

Urge Obama to protect all immigrant families

Support Real Immigration Reform

Deportation relief is on the way for millions of undocumented immigrants, but millions more are being left out in the cold. Support a more permanent solution that ensures just and inclusive immigration reform.

Praise Jail for Creating Transgender-Friendly Facilities

Praise Jail for Creating Transgender-Friendly Facilities

Transgender inmates will now be offered specialized housing units to safely separate them from the general prison population. Thank the Department of Correction Commissioner for supporting trans rights.

Cancel Show Starring Anti-LGBTQ Family

Cancel Show Starring Anti-LGBTQ Family

The star of a popular reality show is spreading hateful anti-LGBTQ propaganda to her community. Her influence as a celebrity could have severe negative effects on people who have done nothing wrong. Ask the TV station to show solidarity to LGBTQ people by canceling the show.

Stop Execution of Severely Mentally Ill Man

Stop Execution of Severely Mentally Ill Man

A severely schizophrenic man is set to be killed by the State of Texas, despite laws prohibiting the execution of the mentally insane. Halt the execution and give this mentally ill man a chance to receive treatment for his condition.

Demand Kmart Allow Workers to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Demand Kmart Allow Workers to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Kmart stores are scheduled to open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, denying workers their previously allocated time off and thereby preventing them from spending the holiday with their loved ones. Demand that Kmart respect its employees’ personal lives by closing its doors on Thanksgiving Day.

Commend Judge for Overturning Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Commend Judge for Overturning Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A judge has struck down a ban on same-sex marriage for being unconstitutional. Thank the judge for fighting for the rights of LGBT citizens and strengthening the precedent of marriage equality.

Stop Forced Sterilization of Low-Income Women in India

Stop Forced Sterilization of Low-Income Women in India

Women are being forcibly sterilized in massive camps in India, in a misguided and unethical attempt to control population growth. Unsanitary and rushed operations have resulted in the deaths of many women. Stop the Indian government from violating women’s bodily rights.

Protect Homeless Children from Traffickers

Protect Homeless Children from Traffickers

Thousands of homeless and runaway children live on the street, where they are in danger of being caught by human traffickers. Help give all at-risk kids a safe place to sleep at night.

Applaud Website’s Expansion of Gender and Sexual Orientation Options

Applaud Website’s Expansion of Gender and Sexual Orientation Options

Expanded sexual orientation and gender options are now available on OkCupid, a popular online dating site. Thank the site for being more inclusive of LGBTQ people.

Support Fast Food Workers’ Right to a Fair Wage

Support Fast Food Workers’ Right to a Fair Wage

Fast food company wages do not allow employees to make ends meet, and more than half of fast food workers have to rely on some public assistance. Demand that McDonald’s pay its employees properly, because everyone deserves to be compensated fairly for their hard work.