Human Rights

Chastise School for Cancelling Musical with Same-Sex Marriage

Chastise School for Cancelling Musical with Same-Sex Marriage

A school principal banned the showing of a school musical because it has a same-sex marriage scene. This is clearly discriminatory, and his comments have shown that he is prejudiced and possibly alienating many LGBT students. Denounce his comments and refusal to show this popular musical.

Thank Judge for Protecting Same-Sex Marriages

Thank Judge for Protecting Same-Sex Marriages

One judge has overturned a state’s ban on same-sex marriage. This is a monumental move in a traditionally right-wing state. Thank the judge for this ruling that upholds human and civil rights for the LGBT community.

Success: National Store Chain Blocks the Open Carrying of Firearms

Success: National Store Chain Blocks the Open Carrying of Firearms

The executive of a large corporation has requested that individuals leave their guns behind when shopping at their stores. Applaud the decision not to allow the threat of violence in a family arena and to create a safe environment in these stores.

Release Unjustly Imprisoned, Sick Man

Release Unjustly Imprisoned, Sick Man

A man has been imprisoned for a year and a half for crimes there is no proof he committed, in deplorable living conditions. He has since developed typhoid fever and pulmonary emphysema, and has not received treatment. Demand his immediate release.

Save Arrested Refugees from Deportation

Save Arrested Refugees from Deportation

French riot police arrested 600 refugees during a recent camp raid, and those arrested now face deportation back to their violent homelands. Demand the immediate release of the detainees and urge France to improve the living conditions of refugees.

Let Women Wear Full-Faced Veils in Public

Let Women Wear Full-Faced Veils in Public

The European Court of Human Rights recently upheld France’s oppressive ban on wearing full-faced veils in public. Reverse this ruling to defend Muslim women’s religious freedom and bodily autonomy.

Praise Effort to Provide Good Meals to Low Income Individuals

Praise Effort to Provide Good Meals to Low Income Individuals

People of all income levels can eat a good meal and pay what they can afford at a new group of restaurants. The company responsible is providing a great model of a corporation addressing the needs of its community. Show your support for this project.

Denounce Millionaire for Taunting the Poor

Denounce Millionaire for Taunting the Poor

A philanthropist known for his antics angered the poor of New York City when he did not hand out the money he promised them. Denounce this man for misleading and taunting the homeless.

Decry Sexist Supreme Court Decision

Decry Sexist Supreme Court Decision

A corporation seeking to deny female employees access to basic health care has gotten a boost from the Supreme Court. Decry this sexist ruling and its unacceptable discrimination against women.

Urge Government to Rescue Child Hostages

Urge Government to Rescue Child Hostages

More than 100 boys have been kidnapped by a militant group known for abducting children and forcing them to participate in the war effort. Demand that the president send forces to save the young hostages from this nightmarish experience.

Demand Investigation into Illegally Buried Children

Demand Investigation into Illegally Buried Children

Hundreds of children died in a home for pregnant women and children between 1925 and 1961, and historians believe that the bodies were unceremoniously disposed of in a septic tank. Demand a full investigation into these tragic deaths.

End Cruel Persecution of Ethnic Minority

End Cruel Persecution of Ethnic Minority

Cultural conflicts in Burma have escalated, with one group confined in camps and denied medical care. Urge the nation’s president to end the inexcusable treatment of this persecuted ethnic minority.

Denounce Sexist, Biased Supreme Court Ruling

Denounce Sexist, Biased Supreme Court Ruling

Companies can now deny female employees important contraceptive care. This new rule directly targets women and makes obtaining healthcare much more difficult and expensive. Protest this unfair decision, and show your support for women’s rights.

End Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

End Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

Millions of LGBT workers remain vulnerable to discrimination in the American workplace. Urge government officials to end this unjust practice once and for all.

Denounce Authorities Who Seized Baby Born at Home

Denounce Authorities Who Seized Baby Born at Home

A couple had their child forcibly taken away to a hospital after opting to have a home birth. This violation of a person’s right to choose a birth method is deplorable and demonstrates the need for policy reform. Demand that the government allow citizens to make their own birth decisions.

Amend Law That Rewards Rapists

Amend Law That Rewards Rapists

A loophole in Tunisian law allows rapists to escape prosecution for rape if they marry their underage victims. Sign the petition and urge Tunisian leaders to do away with this misogynistic, counterproductive, and inhumane policy.

Demand Action on Delayed Guantanamo Releases

Demand Action on Delayed Guantanamo Releases

Six Guantanamo Bay prisoners were selected for resettlement in Uruguay months ago, but U.S. officials continue to delay their official release. Demand that these men be freed immediately so they can finally return to their lives and focus on rehabilitation.

Stop Transgender Violence Now

Stop Transgender Violence Now

Transgender violence is on the rise as the murders of four trans women of color during LGBT pride month prompt concern about transgender safety and rights. Sign the petition to ask President Obama to do more to protect trans women from further abuse.

Applaud Decision to Uphold Same-Sex Couples’ Right to Wed

Applaud Decision to Uphold Same-Sex Couples’ Right to Wed

The fundamental right of same-sex couples to marry has been recognized by a federal court. Applaud this landmark decision to respect all individuals’ right to marry, regardless of sexual orientation.

Overturn Discriminatory Ruling Against Women’s Health Rights

Overturn Discriminatory Ruling Against Women’s Health Rights

Employers’ religious beliefs can now dictate whether or not insurance coverage through their businesses will cover birth control. Demand that the Supreme Court honor women’s rights and overturn this discriminatory ruling.

Protect Beavers in Their Natural Habitat

Protect Beavers in Their Natural Habitat

A family of three beavers from a species thought to be extinct has been recently discovered on a river in England. Sign this petition to prevent them from being removed from their natural habitat and held in captivity by the government.

Success: Funding for Suicide Barrier is Approved

Success: Funding for Suicide Barrier is Approved

People desperate to end their lives frequently choose to leap from tall bridges. A moment’s hesitation can make the difference between life and death. Praise officials for approving funding for a suicide barrier on their city’s iconic bridge.

Punish Sexist Heckling of Lawmaker

Punish Sexist Heckling of Lawmaker

A female Japanese politician was heckled with personal and sexist attacks while making a speech. Sign the petition and urge the prime minister to condemn such unprofessional and hateful behavior and punish those responsible.

Don’t Disenfranchise African-Americans

Don’t Disenfranchise African-Americans

After a narrow victory made possible by African-American voters, a senator is still supporting voter-ID laws that often make it more difficult for minorities to vote. Tell the senator to serve the needs of all of his constituents and work against voter suppression.

Turn Running Water Back On for Thousands

Turn Running Water Back On for Thousands

The city of Detroit has cut off running water from thousands of impoverished Detroit homes, putting residents at risk for disease and malnutrition. Demand that this basic human necessity be restored.