Human Rights

Justice for Disabled Student Allegedly Raped in Racist Attack

Justice for Disabled Student Allegedly Raped in Racist Attack

Three white students allegedly raped a disabled black student with a coat hanger. This devastating assault was the culmination of months of reported racist abuse. Demand justice for this innocent student.

Man Left to Die in Jail Cell Deserves Justice

Man Left to Die in Jail Cell Deserves Justice

An inmate died in custody while his jailers allegedly ignored his medical condition and lied to his family about his health. Demand that these negligent actions be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Ban Child Labor in Dangerous Tobacco Fields

Ban Child Labor in Dangerous Tobacco Fields

Children are exposed to dangerous chemicals and hazardous conditions while working on tobacco farms. They face nicotine poisoning and a higher risk of cancer and respiratory problems. Take a stand against child labor now.

Stop Street Harassment of Women

Stop Street Harassment of Women

Women are harassed on the street every day in America. They are catcalled, followed, and even assaulted. End this degrading practice and give women the protection they deserve.

Success: Early Voting Restored for Millions of Citizens

Success: Early Voting Restored for Millions of Citizens

Early and weekend voting have been restored in Ohio after millions were disenfranchised years ago. A judge ruled the law cutting voting days unconstitutional. Sign our petition to thank this judge for standing up for voting rights.

Praise the Protection of Vulnerable Indigenous Tribe

Praise the Protection of Vulnerable Indigenous Tribe

An isolated indigenous tribe will finally receive protection from illegal loggers. Sign this petition to thank the Brazilian government for approving the creation of a protected forest reserve that will keep this vulnerable tribe from dying out.

Justice for Man Made Blind By Medical Neglect in Jail

Justice for Man Made Blind By Medical Neglect in Jail

A man is blind in one eye after suffering medical neglect in jail. His doctor’s orders said for him to be given eye drops regularly, but the medical staff failed to do so, allowing his sight to deteriorate. Sign to demand that the for-profit prison company compensates him for his lost eyesight.

Let Reformed Felons Vote

Let Reformed Felons Vote

Virginia Republicans are trying to keep voting rights from ex-felons who have served their time by suing the governor. Sign our petition to demand that this suit be dropped and all attempts to disenfranchise voters stop.

Baby Viciously Beaten While in Sitter’s Care Deserves Justice

Baby Viciously Beaten While in Sitter’s Care Deserves Justice

The parents of a beaten baby find themselves unable to file charges against the alleged abuser because of a legal loophole. Prevent this crime from going unpunished by demanding further investigation of this incident.

Arrest Cop Who Pulled Gun and Punched Man for Filming Brutality

Arrest Cop Who Pulled Gun and Punched Man for Filming Brutality

A cop pointed his gun at bystanders who were filming him use excessive force on a suspect. When told he was using too much force, the cop pointed his gun at the bystanders and then sucker punched another. Demand this violent officer be fired and arrested for these actions.

Acknowledge the Genocide of Californian Native Americans

Acknowledge the Genocide of Californian Native Americans

There is no doubt that the Californian government contributed to and encouraged the genocide of Native Americans. Make Governor Jerry Brown publicly acknowledge this genocide and work toward repairing the damage done.

Remove School Policy Against LGBT Family Members

Remove School Policy Against LGBT Family Members

A school has declared that it can expel or bar students who have LGBT family members or who live in tolerant homes. Sign our petition to demand that this blatantly homophobic and transphobic policy be ended immediately.

Praise Release of Man Held in Guantanamo Bay Without Charge

Praise Release of Man Held in Guantanamo Bay Without Charge

A detainee arrested when he was a teenager and held in Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without charge has been released. Applaud the move, which brings the U.S. one step closer to closing the facility.

Thank Activists for Campaign Raising Awareness of Sweatshops

Thank Activists for Campaign Raising Awareness of Sweatshops

Activist set up a fake clothing store with a mock sweatshop in the back to raise awareness about worker exploitation in the garment industry. Sign our petition to thank them for standing up for those kept down by big corporations.

Justice for Mentally Unstable Man Tasered to Death

Justice for Mentally Unstable Man Tasered to Death

A mentally unstable man was tasered to death by police officers after he had clearly stopped resisting arrest. Call for the firing and harsh prosecution of these violent cops who are responsible for this attack.

Praise Army Chaplain for Resigning Over Drone Killings

Praise Army Chaplain for Resigning Over Drone Killings

An Army Chaplain has recently resigned his position in protest of the United States’ secretive drone killings. Applaud his efforts to draw attention to this important issue.

End Policy That Barred Valedictorian From Marching at Graduation

End Policy That Barred Valedictorian From Marching at Graduation

The valedictorian of a high school class was denied the right to walk and speak at graduation because of his beard. Sign our petition to demand an apology for the student and an end to the district’s discriminatory policy against facial hair.

Drop Charges Against Black Man Beaten by Police

Drop Charges Against Black Man Beaten by Police

A black man was allegedly beaten by police and subsequently charged with resisting arrest. Protest these baseless charges and take a stand against police brutality.

Success: Obama Guarantees Overtime Pay To More Workers

Success: Obama Guarantees Overtime Pay To More Workers

Over 12 million workers will now be guaranteed overtime pay, thanks to a new rule crafted by the Obama administration. Sign this petition to thank the president for protecting workers’ rights.

Stop Unconstitutional Executions Immediately

Stop Unconstitutional Executions Immediately

A damning report on the death penalty in Oklahoma highlighted botched executions and deliberate misconduct. Sign the petition to demand that death penalty executions are halted until the system is reformed.

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Demand Washington Post Apologize for Slurring Transgender People With Myths

Widely discredited transphobic slurs, associating trans-inclusive policies with public safety threats, appeared in a recent Washington Post column. In reality, transgender people are the ones most at risk when attempting to use public facilities. Demand that the Washington Post apologize for providing a forum for transphobia.

Success: Governor Vetoes Anti-Abortion Bill

Success: Governor Vetoes Anti-Abortion Bill

A bill that would have made it a felony for doctors to perform abortions has been vetoed. Praise the pro-life governor that put her personal beliefs aside for the good of her state.

Success: Chief of Racist Police Department Resigns

Success: Chief of Racist Police Department Resigns

The Chief of Police who oversaw an increasingly racist police department has finally succumbed to pressure and stepped down. Thank the mayor for urging this man to resign so that the police force can receive better leadership.

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Don’t Pass Discriminatory “Bathroom Bill” in Oklahoma

Transgender students in Oklahoma would be forced to use bathrooms based on the gender listed on their birth certificate as opposed to the one they identify as, if a new measure in the Senate is passed. Urge the governor to prevent this discriminatory and repressive legislation from ever becoming law.

Don’t Make Performing Abortions a Felony in Oklahoma

Don’t Make Performing Abortions a Felony in Oklahoma

Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma may soon face a felony charge and up to three years in prison. This severely limits a woman’s ability to get an abortion and increases the likelihood of dangerous illegal abortions. Take a stand for women’s rights and oppose this legislation.

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