Recently, North Carolina lawmakers decided that living victims of forced sterilization during the twentieth century should be compensated. While compensation will not rectify the damage done to the victims, this landmark decision will help provide closure to the victims and hopefully influence other states to follow. Please sign this petition to commend North Carolina lawmakers for addressing one of the darkest periods in American history.
The current president of Yemen recently released an innocent journalist named Abdulelah Haider Shaye. Shaye had exposed a joint US-Yemen cover-up of a village bombing that had claimed the lives of many civilians and had been arrested for doing so. Commend the Yemeni president for doing the right thing despite US opposition.
For a year the people of Cote d’Ivoire demanded that the government excavate the mass graves of innocent civilians killed by military and political parties. The government promised to do so, but while bodies have been exhumed their identifies have not been given, nor have the remains been returned. Sign this petition and demand for their exhumation.
Pro-government forces in Syria have turned towards killing innocent civilians to boost their military status. By obliterating local support, it is believed that the opposition will give up the fight. Unarmed innocent men, women and children are being killed without question. Sign this petition and demand a stop to these executions.
Burger King UK has recently been exposed for hiring all its non-management labor under exploitative zero-hour contracts. These contracts are heavily criticized because workers are not guaranteed a secure number of hours. Demand that Burger King UK change how its franchises schedule their employees.
Citizens in Sao Paulo have reported a rash of police executing unresisting suspects and tampering with crime scenes, while claiming their victims died resisting arrest. Urge the Governor of Sao Paulo to conduct an unbiased investigation into what is happening, and hold those responsible accountable.
The Baton Rouge sheriff’s office has been setting up undercover operations that target gay men and arrest them for agreeing to gay sex. Tell the sheriff’s office that these operations are unconstitutional and unfairly attack gay men.
A hate group in Russia is luring in LGBT teens for ‘dates’ and then bullying and torturing them once they arrive. With apparently no fear of consequences, the perpetrators videotape these hate crimes and upload them to the internet. Please sign this petition to demand that this violent group is investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has become notorious for his hate speech targeted at LGBT people. He recently went a step further, threatening to behead gay men and women in the country. Please sign this petition to let President Mugabe know that these disgusting comments are absolutely unacceptable.
Archbishop Tutu fought against Apartheid in South Africa, and he continues to fight for human rights. His support of LGBT rights, especially as a clergyman on a continent where homosexuality remains illegal in over twenty countries and anti-gay violence is rampant, deserves commendation. Please join in voicing your support.
The University of Colorado Boulder is under investigation for failing to support victims of sexual assault on campus. This is just one more example of a university prioritizing the attacker over the victim. Sign the petition to stop this injustice.
Despite pledging in his campaign for governor that he would protect existing abortion rights in his state, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory announced his intention to sign into law a bill that severely restricts women’s access to abortion by shutting down all but one abortion clinic. It also bans health insurance plans from covering costs for the procedure. Please sign this petition to condemn the governor’s actions and the continued attack on women’s reproductive rights.
More than half of Colorado inmates in solitary confinement are mentally ill. Medical and human rights groups have condemned the practice of holding mentally ill inmates in solitary. Tell the Colorado Department of Corrections to stop warehousing mentally ill prisoners.
A woman who parked her car at Greater Rochester International Airport came back to find her car searched without her consent, in a procedure approved by the TSA. This is a massive violation of her 4th Amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure. Sign this petition to urge TSA authorities to stop illegally searching vehicles.
LGBTQ coalition groups in New Jersey have launched the strongest campaign yet for same-sex marriage rights. Show support to the New Jersey United for Marriage coalition for their heroic efforts to correct the injustices of marriage inequality.
After Yahoo purchased Tumblr, the blogging platform implemented a new search policy that restricts content labeled as ‘gay,’ ‘lesbian,’ and ‘bisexual.’ Urge Yahoo to stop censoring content in the LGBT blogging community.
The federal government recently determined that a transgender student in a California school district could use the school’s locker rooms, bathrooms, and other facilities, forcing the district to change its existing practices and policies. This decision sets a precedent for other school districts to follow to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality. Please sign this petition to commend the US government for protecting LGBT rights.
The University of Southern California has been disregarding reports of sexual assault. Sign the petition to demand institutional support of rape victims.
North Carolina might start giving compensation to individuals who underwent forced sterilization between the Great Depression and the 1970s. Sign the petition to demand that North Carolina and other states give compensation for their wrongdoing.
Miami has proposed modifications to its city code authorizing police to arrest homeless citizens who refuse shelter and to confiscate their belongings. Tell the Florida Senate to block this legislation which discriminates against the homeless.
A county clerk in Pennsylvania has given out a marriage license to a gay couple, even though Pennsylvania state law forbids it. Applaud the county clerk for joining the fight for marriage equality.
President Obama has quietly signed a bill into law that prohibits the exercise of the First Amendment on federal property. This law is directly unconstitutional and strips the freedom to peaceably assemble from the American people. Please sign this petition to protect your First Amendment rights.
New Mexico’s Attorney General recently announced that he would not defend against a same-sex marriage ban in the state. He urged the New Mexico Supreme Court to invalidate the ban because it is unconstitutional. Commend his promotion of equality for same-sex couples in New Mexico and elsewhere.
An eleven-year old Yemeni girl was sold into marriage by her family. She made a courageous escape and spoke out about her experience in a shocking and moving video. Please sign this petition to support her and all the other little girls who are forced into marriage.
Anna Scoggins is only sixteen years old and has already donated hundreds of duffel bags filled with personal care goods to foster children in transit. Anna founded Duffel Bag of Hope after hearing about foster care children often must use plastic bags for their belongings when they’re relocated. Please show your gratitude to this exemplary young woman and her service to other children.