Human Rights

Allow Muslims to Rent a Worship Space

Allow Muslims to Rent a Worship Space

A Muslim group was denied its request to rent a public space for worship. Defend the rights of all people to practice their religion freely and demand that the city reverse this Islamophobic decision.

Charge Cop Who Killed New York Father

Charge Cop Who Killed New York Father

Eric Garner, a father of six, was placed in a chokehold by an NYPD officer and died minutes later. A grand jury decided not to charge the officer with any crime, so he will not even face trial. Demand that justice be served and that the officer be held accountable for this loss of life.

Thank Officers for Providing Shelter to Homeless Family

Thank Officers for Providing Shelter to Homeless Family

Four police officers provided a hotel room and hot dinner to a family who were homeless on one of the coldest nights of the year. Applaud the officers’ kindness, which saved the family from sleeping in their car.

Success: Severely Mentally Ill Man Granted Stay of Execution

Success: Severely Mentally Ill Man Granted Stay of Execution

A severely mentally ill man sentenced to death has been granted a stay of execution. Support this decision and Scott Panetti’s rights against cruel and unusual punishment.

Apologize for Callous Remarks About Man Choked to Death by Police

Apologize for Callous Remarks About Man Choked to Death by Police

Eric Garner was murdered by police officers while he begged them to stop. Representative Peter King is now blaming the murder on the victim’s weight and not the men who choked the life out of him. Please sign here to demand that he apologize for his callous remarks.

Demand Companies Pay Employees Double on Thanksgiving

Demand Companies Pay Employees Double on Thanksgiving

Employees forced to work on Thanksgiving Day may soon be justly compensated, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated lawmaker. Sign below to commend her efforts to tell corporations that family comes before profits.

Halt Execution of Man Who Insulted Religious Figure

Halt Execution of Man Who Insulted Religious Figure

A man has been sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. Halt his execution by urging the leader of the country to drop all charges.

Abolish Modern Slavery

Abolish Modern Slavery

Anti-slavery activists are being persecuted and imprisoned for defending basic human rights. Urge that they be honored and supported for their work instead of being thrown in jail.

Congratulate Teen for Winning Peace Prize

Congratulate Teen for Winning Peace Prize

An American teenager recently won the prestigious Children’s Peace Prize for helping orphans and other vulnerable children. Congratulate her for her inspiring and meaningful work.

Applaud Efforts to Help Mentally Ill Inmates

Applaud Efforts to Help Mentally Ill Inmates

Personal tragedy compelled a real estate developer to construct a much-needed treatment center for mentally ill individuals charged with criminal offenses. Applaud Mr. Francis J. Greenberger for taking this important step for social justice.

Applaud Support for Women Seeking Abortion

Applaud Support for Women Seeking Abortion

Increased regulations and restrictions on abortion are making it even more difficult for women to terminate their pregnancies. Thank the founder of a Texas-based abortion fund for her efforts to increase access to abortions and support women seeking the procedure.

Success: Misogynist Denied Visas to Continue Tour

Success: Misogynist Denied Visas to Continue Tour

A misogynist has been denied visas to continue his dating tour thanks to the efforts of a petition initiator and women’s rights groups. Thank them for hindering this man from continuing to spread his destructive perspectives on women.

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Applaud Pope Francis for Religious Cooperation

Pope Francis recently promoted interfaith cooperation with Muslim and Orthodox Christian leaders, dealing a powerful blow to forces of religious violence. Thank Pope Francis for using his position of power to advocate for religious harmony by example.

Stop Execution of Man Accused of ‘Insulting the Prophet’

Stop Execution of Man Accused of ‘Insulting the Prophet’

An Iranian man has been sentenced to death for a series of Facebook posts deemed to be ‘insulting to the Prophet.’ Sign the petition and demand his death sentence be overturned.

Ensure Safety of Activist Held in Incommunicado Detention

Ensure Safety of Activist Held in Incommunicado Detention

A Ugandan political activist held in incommunicado detention is at risk of torture and ill-treatment. Sign the petition and demand that his whereabouts be made known and that he be treated according to international human rights standards.

Demand Whereabouts of Disappeared Man

Demand Whereabouts of Disappeared Man

A man in Ukraine has been missing for months, and evidence suggests he is being detained by pro-Kyiv forces. Sign the petition and urge the authorities to ensure that he is returned safely to his family.

Drop Charges Against Activist Monk

Drop Charges Against Activist Monk

A Cambodian monk known for his peaceful activism is facing charges stemming from a peaceful protest in which he took part. Sign the petition and demand that the charges against him be dropped.

Denounce a President’s Anti-Feminist Remarks

Denounce a President’s Anti-Feminist Remarks

Women’s rights are still unequal or barely existent in many countries throughout the world, despite some improvements in women’s conditions. Denounce the anti-feminist statements made by the President of Turkey during an international conference.

End Modern Day Slavery

End Modern Day Slavery

Modern slavery still exists in the United States in the form of forced labor and sex trafficking. Urge President Obama to end this unethical operation immediately.

Applaud University for Cutting Ties with Alleged Rapist

Applaud University for Cutting Ties with Alleged Rapist

Comedian Bill Cosby has been accused of sexually assaulting 15 different women. His alma mater has announced it will cut all ties with Cosby, thereby denouncing his actions. Let the university know that you appreciate it taking a stand against sexual violence.

Demand Justice for Detained Protesters

Demand Justice for Detained Protesters

Eleven protesters in Mexico have been detained, and their time in custody has been marked by human rights violations and allegations of torture and ill-treatment. Sign the petition and demand justice for the protesters.

Save Man Sentenced to Death After Unfair Trial

Save Man Sentenced to Death After Unfair Trial

An Iraqi man has been sentenced to die after a grossly unfair trial that did not meet international standards. Sign the petition and demand that his sentence be commuted.

Return Body of Executed Man to His Family

Return Body of Executed Man to His Family

A man was executed on drug trafficking charges in Saudi Arabia following an unfair trial. His family was not informed of his execution and still has not been informed of the whereabouts of his remains. Sign the petition and urge that his body be released to his family.

End Militarization of Country

End Militarization of Country

Citizens of a country currently under martial law are urging their oppressive general-turned-prime minister resign. Sign this petition to demand that democracy and free elections be restored to Thailand.

Demand President Apologize for Sexist Remarks

Demand President Apologize for Sexist Remarks

By expressing his desire to force women to have multiple children, and also ban abortions, cesarean sections, and birth control, the president of Turkey has angered many women. Urge this sexist leader to apologize for his remarks and work toward becoming an open minded individual who fully supports gender equality.