Human Rights

Throw Out Gay Segregation Bill

Throw Out Gay Segregation Bill

Arizona’s congress has just approved a bill that would allow business owners to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. Ask Arizona’s governor to reject the bill, which seeks to revoke gay rights in exchange for a convoluted concept of religious freedom.

Commend Major Retailer for Raising its Minimum Wage

Commend Major Retailer for Raising its Minimum Wage

A major U.S. retailer recently announced it will be raising the minimum wage for more than 65,000 of its employees. Commend the company’s Chairman and CEO for taking his company in the right direction for worker’s rights and making it a model example for other major U.S. companies.

Condemn President’s Abuse of Power

Condemn President’s Abuse of Power

Ukrainians hoped their president would sign a trade agreement with the European Union to improve political relations and prompt economic growth. Instead, the president deceived his people by accepting offers from Russia, prompting violent protests. Condemn the president for deceiving his people and abusing his power.

Drop ‘Propaganda’ Charges Against Russian Activist

Drop ‘Propaganda’ Charges Against Russian Activist

A Russian activist who provides psychological support to LGBTI teenagers has been charged with promoting ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations.’ She could face fines and her organization could be shut down, depriving many LGBTI teens of their only support system. Demand that the charges against her be dropped.

Demand Compensation for Forced Relocation of Indigenous Community

Demand Compensation for Forced Relocation of Indigenous Community

The indigenous people of Ethiopia are being forced to relocate without adequate compensation while their land is developed into sugar plantations. Tell the president of Ethiopia to make amends immediately.

Stop Abusive Detainment of Peaceful Protesters

Stop Abusive Detainment of Peaceful Protesters

The Russian government is detaining and arrest peaceful protesters at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The games allow freedom of speech, but the government continues to deny these rights. Demand a stop to these inhumane detainments.

Commend Lawmakers for Innovative Protest Against Minimum Wage

Commend Lawmakers for Innovative Protest Against Minimum Wage

A group of legislators recently decided to live off of minimum wage for a week to raise awareness about the impossibility of surviving on the minimum wage. Applaud their protest and encourage them to continue fighting to raise the wage.

Demand Cruise Company Protect Passengers’ Safety

Demand Cruise Company Protect Passengers’ Safety

Recently a passenger on a cruise ship was attacked by an employee. The passenger was beaten, raped, and almost killed. Demand that the cruise ship company instigate measures to ensure that this horrific event is never repeated.

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Support Living Wage for Restaurant Workers

Restaurant workers often are not paid minimum wage for their work. This practice is a violation of the right to a livable wage and must stop. Tell political leaders to lead the charge in granting a living wage to all people in the United States.

Ensure Reforms are Passed to Curb Presidential Power in Ukraine

Ensure Reforms are Passed to Curb Presidential Power in Ukraine

The recent bloodshed in Ukraine stems from a president who has too much power, and citizens are demanding for reforms and changes. Laws must passed to curb the president’s power. You can help ensure this happens by signing this petition.

Urge Nigerian Government to End Anti-Gay Mobbing

Urge Nigerian Government to End Anti-Gay Mobbing

A group of anti-gay mobsters recently attacked a group of men suspected to be homosexuals — all while the government remained apathetic. Sign the petition to urge the president of Nigeria to condemn the heinous actions of anti-gay mobsters.

Applaud Entrepreneurs for Helping Impoverished Farmers

Applaud Entrepreneurs for Helping Impoverished Farmers

Thanks to the combined efforts of a former professor and a Baltimore Ice-cream maker, nearly 650 Haitian farmers have improved their standards of living by farming vanilla beans and cacao trees. Show your support for this company’s good work.

Illuminate Dark and Dangerous Highways

Illuminate Dark and Dangerous Highways

Demand that all freeways be safely lit with working streetlights, to ensure the safety of drivers and city residents.

Commend Efforts to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

Commend Efforts to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

In a landmark move, Washington State has granted its same-sex couples the right to be legally married. Sign the petition to thank Washington’s Secretary of State for supporting the LGBT community.

Demand Action Against Sexual Violence

Demand Action Against Sexual Violence

Sexual violence has become a chilling norm in Somalia. With a long history of war and conflict with which to contend, the Somalian government has not followed through on its promise to reduce the extremely high rate of sexual violence against women. Demand that the government take whatever action necessary to combat sexual violence.

Grant Freedom to Human Rights Lawyer on Hunger Strike

Grant Freedom to Human Rights Lawyer on Hunger Strike

One of Vietnam’s most well known human rights defenders is currently imprisoned under arbitrary charges of tax evasion. With his appeal fast approaching, demand that he is released and all charges are dropped.

Feed Victims of Devastating Food Shortage

Feed Victims of Devastating Food Shortage

Due to violence and unrest in the Central African Republic, many Muslims have fled the country. Shopkeepers have abandoned their businesses to be ransacked, and the country is now facing a dire food shortage. Demand that aid organizations keep fighting to save these suffering citizens from starvation and violence.

Applaud Empowerment of LGBTQ Individuals on Social Media

Applaud Empowerment of LGBTQ Individuals on Social Media

Facebook recently unveiled expanded gender identity options in the site’s settings that also allow users to control who views their custom gender. Applaud this step in acknowledging the complexity of gender identities and supporting LGBTQ* individuals in their struggle to celebrate their truest selves.

Urge State to Pass on Discrimination

Urge State to Pass on Discrimination

The Kansas House of Representatives has passed a bill that will allow for religious discrimination against homosexual couples. Whether or not this bill passes is now up to the Kansas State Senate; urge the individuals in the Senate to vote ‘no,’ and instead discourage discrimination.

Applaud Young Student’s Protest Against Fingerprinting

Applaud Young Student’s Protest Against Fingerprinting

A 13 year old student recently refused to have her fingerprints recorded for a school database and staged a solo protest with the support of her mother. Applaud this bright student for thinking for herself and protecting her personal rights.

Stop Punishing Students Who Intervene in Violent Bullying

Stop Punishing Students Who Intervene in Violent Bullying

A teen was recently suspended for defending a gay student from a violent attack. Ask the school to set a good example by enacting policies that do not discourage students from helping victims of bullying.

Convict North Korea of Crimes Against Humanity

Convict North Korea of Crimes Against Humanity

The United Nations has significant evidence to prove that North Korea has committed crimes against humanity, and should refer the case to the International Criminal Court. This will be the most humane way of forcing North Korea to acknowledge human rights and convict those who continue to violate them. Urge the United Nations to refer this case to the International Criminal Court so that a trial may begin.

Congratulate First Female Editor in Saudi Arabia

Congratulate First Female Editor in Saudi Arabia

For the first time, a woman has become the editor of a major newspaper in Saudi Arabia. In a nation with laws that often restrict women’s rights, this woman must be congratulated for her talent and courage. You can show your support by signing this petition and encouraging her to persevere despite the many obstacles she will face.

Commend Senator for Opposing Anti-Gay Legislation

Commend Senator for Opposing Anti-Gay Legislation

Religious groups would be allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples without any legal consequences, under a proposed new law in Kansas. However, the Republican President of the Senate has objected to the disastrous bill, potentially halting it. Applaud her for not condoning discrimination.

End the Use of Cluster Bomb Weapons

End the Use of Cluster Bomb Weapons

The recent use of deadly cluster bombs in the conflict in South Sudan has resulted in numerous civilian deaths. The government must immediately investigate the attack and halt any further use of these illegal and lethal weapon.