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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.