Human Rights

Reject Armored Vehicles for Local Police

Reject Armored Vehicles for Local Police

Local police forces are increasingly purchasing military equipment to use against U.S. citizens. Urge a small city not to buy an armored vehicle for its police to encourage trust and communication between law enforcement and the people they are there to protect.

Protect Trans Individuals from Discrimination

Protect Trans Individuals from Discrimination

Gender-neutral restrooms in public spaces help trans/gender queer individuals feel safe and accepted. Urge Austin to become the next city to update city regulations and require single-stall bathrooms to be unisex.

Success: County Passes Highest Minimum Wage in the Country

Success: County Passes Highest Minimum Wage in the Country

The highest minimum wage in the U.S. was just passed in Santa Clara County. County contractors will now be required to pay employees no less than $19 per hour. Join us in applauding this important step for a living wage.

Applaud Compensation of Exploited Walmart Workers

Applaud Compensation of Exploited Walmart Workers

Walmart workers were recently awarded $188 million from the corporation for illegal wage theft. Sign our petition to thank the court that handed down the ruling for standing up for workers for once, instead of backing corporate interests.

Don’t Jail Pregnant Women

Don’t Jail Pregnant Women

A pregnant woman was jailed because of a law which allows authorities to imprison women who used illegal drugs if they are pregnant. This law has severe consequences and does not protect women or their children. Demand that it be changed now.

Release Unjustly Arrested Media Workers

Release Unjustly Arrested Media Workers

Twenty media workers have been arrested after releasing information about mass corruption within the government of Turkey. These arrests are in violation of their rights and are a clear attempt to quell opposition. Demand the detainees be immediately released.

Take Down Anti-Gay Billboard

Take Down Anti-Gay Billboard

An anti-gay billboard saying “nobody is born gay” has been stirring up controversy in Virginia. This homophobic message perpetuates hateful myths and can negatively impact the lives of many LGBTQ youth. Please demand that the advertising company take it down immediately.

Provide Justice for Women Abused in the Military

Provide Justice for Women Abused in the Military

The current military justice system is not doing enough to provide justice for women in the military who experience sexual assault. Action must be taken to help provide fair trials for victims of sexual assault in the military.

Oppose Expansion of Islamic Sharia Law

Oppose Expansion of Islamic Sharia Law

The expansion of Sharia law has resulted in harsh punishments for minor infractions, such as public flogging for carrying alcohol or dressing immodestly. Urge lawmakers to repeal these draconian laws and help prevent religious extremism.

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Applaud Community Solidarity in Wake of Terror Attack

Deadly terrorist attacks are all too often followed by harassment and bigotry aimed at Muslims. Thank a writer who kicked off a social media campaign to express solidarity with and support for this vulnerable community.

Stop Persecuting Gay Individuals

Stop Persecuting Gay Individuals

Homosexual individuals are being unfairly targeted by the police and media in Egypt. Order the president to stop this harassment immediately, as these officials are violating human rights.

Stop Sale of Sacred Native American Artifacts

Stop Sale of Sacred Native American Artifacts

A French auction house is selling Native American artifacts that are precious to the tribes and the auctioneers refuse to negotiate the items’ return to their rightful owners. Stop the sale of these artifacts and encourage the sellers to return these artifacts to the tribes.

Oppose Extreme Anti-Protest Legislation

Oppose Extreme Anti-Protest Legislation

Protesting without a permit or in front of public buildings could soon become illegal if a new law passes the Spanish senate. Demand that the bill is thrown out in order to protect the freedom of speech and freedom of expression of Spanish citizens.

Success: Journalist Will Not Be Pressured to Reveal His Source

Success: Journalist Will Not Be Pressured to Reveal His Source

Freedom of the press protects the confidential sources journalists depend on for information. Applaud officials for backing down after years spent pressuring a journalist to reveal his source, a former government employee and whistleblower.

Denounce Congressman for Misogynistic Comments

Denounce Congressman for Misogynistic Comments

Misogyny has no place in good government, but a Brazilian congressman recently made sexist and hateful comments on the floor of the national legislature, later bragging about it on Twitter. Tell him to publicly apologize for his words.

Restore Anti-Discrimination Law

Restore Anti-Discrimination Law

The civil rights of countless citizens are now at risk, in a city where an anti-discrimination ordinance was recently repealed. Urge Fayetteville, Arkansas to reinstate protections against discrimination.

Fire Officers for Assaulting Woman Filming Police Brutality

Fire Officers for Assaulting Woman Filming Police Brutality

A white Baltimore police officer violently assaulted an unarmed, innocent black woman for recording an instance of police brutality. Please sign to hold this officers accountable and obtain justice for the victim.

Shut Down Racist Rape Porn Web Series

Shut Down Racist Rape Porn Web Series

A racist pro-rape web series that depicts border patrol agents raping and abusing Latina migrant women is now airing online courtesy of a porn conglomerate. Tell them to stop trivializing the horrific reality that these women face every day.

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Fight Back Against Outdated Gender Labels

A prominent right-wing lobbying firm recently called for a constitutional amendment mandating that people can only identify as the gender they were assigned at birth. Demand the organization drop all plans to pursue such a bigoted amendment.

Oppose Pastor Who Said ‘Dirty F-ggots and Queers’ Should be Executed

Oppose Pastor Who Said ‘Dirty F-ggots and Queers’ Should be Executed

A bigoted fundamentalist preacher has recently come under fire for calling for the deaths of all gay people. Condemn this hateful man for his ignorance and bigotry.

Don’t Legalize Discrimination Against the LGBTQ Community

Don’t Legalize Discrimination Against the LGBTQ Community

Discrimination based on religion might soon be legal in Michigan. The new law will impact mainly LGBTQ populations, who can now be legally discriminated against in health, education, employment, and access to services. Please take action to prevent this law from going into effect.

Success: Pakistani Activist Receives Nobel Peace Prize

Success: Pakistani Activist Receives Nobel Peace Prize

The Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting gender equality in education has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Thank the Norwegian Nobel Committee for awarding the prize to Malala Yousafzai.

End Forced Institutionalization of Disabled Women

End Forced Institutionalization of Disabled Women

Women and girls with disabilities in India face grave abuses and discrimination. Sign the petition to support reformation of laws that force institutionalization on people with disabilities.

Congratulate First Woman of Color Nominated for Best Director

Congratulate First Woman of Color Nominated for Best Director

The first ever woman of color has been nominated for the Best Director Golden Globe. Join us in congratulating her for her achievement and for helping our society move one step closer to a fair and equal representation of women of color in the media.

Remove Ban on Recording Conversations with Police

Remove Ban on Recording Conversations with Police

Civilians can now be sentenced up to four years in prison for recording conversations with police officers. Urge the governor of Illinois to revoke this unjust law immediately, as it gives police even more power over civilians.