Human Rights

Ban the Use of Live Firearms on Film Sets Following Cinematographer’s Tragic Death

A cinematographer on the set of the film “Rust” was shot dead by a live gun that was supposed to be filled with blanks. Somehow, the gun fired contained a lethal amount of live ammunition, an entirely avoidable tragedy. Please, ensure that no one else dies from “prop” guns.

Prevent Unlawful Execution of Wrongfully Convicted Man

Julius Jones, a man convicted of murder, is scheduled for execution even though evidence suggests his innocence. Systemic failures including inadequate council and reportedly severe racial bias on the part of the jury led to what many believe to be a wrongful conviction. Please, save this innocent man from state-sanctioned murder.

Make Police Bias Transparent to Ensure Just Legal Defense

Officers who “fix” minor offenses for friends and family are routinely let off with a slap on the wrist. These infringements indicate a willingness to bend the law, and as such should be made available to defense attorneys. Sign the petition now to ensure all defendants receive a just, informed defense.

Don’t Support Deplorable Detention and Abuse of Refugees

African refugees are facing abuse, death, and inhuman detention in Libya. One of the world’s most powerful alliances is apparently funding and enabling these violations. Urge the European Union to think twice about its support for an escalating human rights crisis.

Return Amazonian Lands to Indigenous People

Indigenous people fight for their rights in the heart of Brazil. They have lost their land, heritage, and culture through decades of discrimination and “integration.” Act now to compel President Bolsonaro to give them their territory back.

Stop Silencing Victims of Workplace Abuse With Threats of Legal Recourse

Workplace harassment and violence are enabled and protected by non-disclosure agreements. These forms of legal intimidation have silenced victims and survivors for too long. Demand an end to their misuse and abuse.

End Government-Backed Execution and Oppression of LGBTQ+ Populations

LGBTQ+ Malaysians face criminalization, ostracization, and often torture and death…all permitted by a government that is seeking a place on the human rights council. Demand world leaders take this nation to task for a hypocritical and deeply damaging stance that has hurt millions of people.

Success: Exploited Food Delivery Workers’ Rights Restored

Food delivery workers have experienced gross underpayment and threats to their dignity and safety. They deserve better after giving sustenance and stability to Americans through natural disasters, pandemics, and other challenges. Applaud a major city’s plan to better protect these essential employees’ rights.

Give Peace to Family of Missing Black Man

The family of missing 24-year-old Daniel Robinson wants his case to receive the same focus as higher-profile mysteries. Help shine a brighter spotlight on the pain of Black families who feel left behind in their quest for answers.

Justice for Pregnant Woman Who Reportedly Lost Baby Due to Negligent Jail Staff

Erica Thompson, a Black inmate, reportedly gave birth by herself in a cell with no medical help. Jailers seemingly ignored her pleas and screams before the birth. Sadly, when medical attention arrived it was too late, and her daughter died. Bring justice for this mother and child by firing those deemed responsible.

Give Democracy a Fighting Chance in Corruption-Ravaged Nation

A nation that liberated itself from dictatorship is in danger of falling under oppressive control once again. The freedom to peacefully protest and fundamental human rights could be at stake. Demand Tunisia’s president stop sowing instability and undermining freedoms.

Protect Peaceful Protesters in Afghanistan

The Taliban antagonizes the Afghanistan population with violence and suppression. Peaceful protests have been silenced with deadly violence. Demand the UN step in to protect the Afghan people by signing this petition.

Make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage

American workers need to be paid their fair share immediately. The federal minimum wage has not budged in over a decade, and the time has long passed to raise it. Urge lawmakers to advance a higher standard of living.

Success: Closure Granted to 9/11 Families Demanding Answers

“Never forget” is the common theme for September 11, but too many families have felt forgotten by a government that owes them honesty. Applaud President Biden’s decision to give them the answers they have long sought regarding the most transformative and tragic day of their lives.

Bring Imprisoned Veteran Home

A Marine veteran and photojournalist was kidnapped and has been imprisoned in Syria since 2012. Demand committed action and diplomacy to ensure Austin Tice’s freedom.

Give Stolen Homes Back to Holocaust Families

The crushing legacy of the Holocaust still lives on for survivors and descendants. Ninety percent of Jews were lost in Poland alone, but this country still refuses to give seized homes and lands back to their rightful heirs. Call for an end to the re-victimization of Poland’s embattled Jewish people.

Aid Survivors of Devastating Earthquake

Haiti is experiencing another humanitarian crisis in the wake of a massive earthquake that left 2,000-plus dead. Citizens desperately need shelter, food, medical care, and security. Demand an organized and honest aid plan for a country that has already had its trust broken once.

Don’t Leave Desperate Afghans at Mercy of Terrorists

The disastrous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan left a devastating human rights toll in its wake and left the country in the iron grip of terrorists. Demand American leaders support its allies and help clean up a mess of their own making.

Protect West African LGBTQ+ People and Allies From Unjust Imprisonment

LGBTQ+ individuals are at risk of death and imprisonment in Ghana, and a proposed new law could make the situation worse. Speak out for the lives of people who are only trying to be themselves.

Don’t Deliver Human Trafficking Victims Back to Danger

A flight company is reportedly helping boost the bottom line of human traffickers and transporting desperate refugees back into harm’s way. Demand this company cut the seeming enabling of human rights violations from its business model.

Don’t Let Evicted Americans End Up on the Streets

Millions of Americans are in imminent danger of eviction as a moratorium on the practice expires. Minorities, low-income citizens, and women will suffer most. Demand immediate action to stop this looming nightmare scenario.

Abolish Federal Death Penalty and Set Life-Affirming Standard

The death penalty has become a stain on a civilized society that claims it values life. Discrimination and lethal misuse have long plagued this instrument of cruel and unusual punishment. Demand President Biden keep his pledge to prohibit the American government from killings its own people.

Protect Vulnerable Populations From Exploitative Conservatorships

Britney Spears’ struggle to liberate herself from the legal control of her father has shone a harsh spotlight on conservatorships and their potential abuse in America. Help restore fairness and equity to this controversial process.

Stop Sweeping Away Suffering of the Homeless

America’s homeless are swept away and forgotten by leaders. Homeless sweeps deprive these already-at-risk human beings of their safety, their belongings, their dignity, and sometimes even their freedom. Demand the U.S. extend a helping hand and not a closed fist to one of its most ostracized and demonized populations.

Hundreds of Indigenous Children Hidden in Mass Graves Deserve Justice and Peace

Widespread genocide may have been taking place in North America as recently as the 1970s. More mass unmarked graves of indigenous children are uncovered by the week, shedding light on some of Canada’s darkest events. Demand answers for grieving communities and a nation calling for accountability.

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