Human Rights

End Sale of Teargas and Rubber Bullets for Use Against Protestors

Sales of teargas and rubber bullets by companies in the United Kingdom to United States police forces have continued throughout the recent protests over George Floyd’s death, indicating a preference for profit over human rights. These weapons have resulted in mass injury and death. Demand that these sales be stopped immediately.

Don’t Jeopardize Human Right to Free Speech in the Name of Counterterrorism

Citizens of the Philippines may soon face arrest, jail time, and denial of legal representation all for speaking out against their government. This destruction of free speech has been pitched as a counterterrorism measure. Demand that this heinous proposal be withdrawn immediately.

Protect Citizens from Police Brutality By Implementing Widespread Reform

Widespread police violence has led to the harm and death of thousands of peaceful protestors and innocent American citizens. Hundreds of cell phone videos have recently been released displaying this violence, sparked by the death of George Floyd. Demand Attorney General William Barr implement immediate and widespread police reform in order to end senseless violence and killing.

Stop Providing Local Police Departments With Military Weaponry

President Trump revived a Pentagon program that puts military-style weaponry into the hands of local police forces and law enforcement agencies. This means that police departments are equipped with tools like bayonets and grenade launchers. Sign this petition to stop this program and keep these tools out of the hands of police meant to protect and serve American citizens.

Gun - Rudy van der Veen

Ban Dangerous “No-Knock” Warrants That Reportedly Led to Breonna Taylor’s Death

Plainclothes police officers allegedly broke into Breonna Taylor’s home without identifying themselves as police — a practice that shockingly is legal in Kentucky and much of the US. This dangerous tactic has reportedly resulted in Taylor’s tragic death and others before hers. Demand that Kentucky serve as an example for the nation by banning this unconstitutional practice.

Success: Police Department Responsible for Deaths of Breonna Taylor and David McAtee Under Investigation

Two African Americans, Breonna Taylor and David McAtee, died by deadly police force in Louisville in separate incidents. Their controversial killings and the police department responsible for both are now being investigated at the local and federal level. Applaud these needed steps in accountability and ultimate justice.

Justice for Women Allegedly Abducted and Assaulted as Payback for Protests

Female protesters were allegedly beaten, shamed, and sexually assaulted following their arrest in Zimbabwe. A dictator with a history of human rights abuse allegations may have used police and military forces as weapon of revenge in this disgusting reported crime. Support these women in their quest for justice against alleged state-sponsored brutality.

Terminate Police Officers Who Knocked 75-Year-Old Man to the Ground

A video shows police officers forcibly pushing an elderly man to the ground, causing him to smash his head on the pavement and bleed from the ear. The officers proceed to walk by and step around the non-responsive man. Sign this petition to urge the Mayor of Buffalo to terminate the police involved in the incident.

Fire Alleged White Nationalist Police Officer Who Sports Nazi Tattoos

A Philadelphia police officer with strongly alleged ties to white nationalist and neo-Nazi groups has been found to be working for that city once more despite having been fired previously. Demand that he be removed from his position for the sake of decency and justice.

Tom Cotton - Michael Vadon

Remove Hateful Op-Ed Calling for Military Violence Against Protesters

The New York Times published an op-ed calling for “an overwhelming show of force” from the U.S. military to quell nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism. Demand that the Times remove and apologize for amplifying this message of tyrannical violence.

Police cars - PikRepo

Terminate Atlanta Police Officers for Use of Excessive Force on Black College Students

Six police officers attacked two black college students who were driving through a protest in Atlanta. Footage of the incident shows the them smashing the car windows, forcibly pulling out the driver and the passenger, and proceeding to use stun guns on them. Sign this petition to urge the Atlanta mayor to terminate all six officers.

Remove Racist Statues from Richmond

A statue of Robert E. Lee still stands prominently in the streets of Richmond, Virginia. It has been targeted in Black Lives Matter protests happening in the wake of the death of George Floyd because it stands as a symbol of racism and white supremacy. Sign this petition to urge the mayor to have the statue removed.

Video camera - Bruno Massao

Stop Police From Collecting Identities of Peaceful Protesters

Los Angeles police are collecting video footage of peaceful protesters that could be used to discriminate against them. Capturing the identities of anti-police-brutality protests could have dangerous consequences. Demand that the LAPD stop collecting footage and instead focus on their duty to serve and protect.

Fight Against Child Labor and Child Marriage in Yemen

Children in Yemen are suffering. Their abuse has only worsened due to the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Demand that the wealthiest country in the world step up to help.

Punish Mother Whose Alleged Neglect Resulted in Death of Two Toddlers

The bodies of two toddlers were discovered in a creek one week after they went missing. Their mother allegedly allowed them to wander off on their own, seemingly flat-out refusing to help authorities find them and claiming she did not care where they went; she has been charged with criminal neglect. See that this woman is harshly punished for this alleged murder by inaction.

Protect the Lives of Nebraska’s Meatpacking Workers

Thousands of American meatpacking workers have fallen ill due to COVID-19, yet they have not received basic workers rights or protections. Demand that the government step in to protect these essential workers.

Protect Civilians from Grave Human Rights Violations Carried Out by Security Forces

Security forces in Ethiopia have attacked civilians, burned homes, and detained innocent men and women. Sign the petition to demand an end to these human rights abuses.

Stop Threatening Protesters With Violent Military Force

President Trump is invoking military force as a way to control nationwide protests regarding the wrongful death of George Floyd. He has supported use of rubber bullets, flash grenades and tear gas on mostly peaceful protesters. Demand Trump stop threatening protests with violence and instead work to address the root causes of nationwide unrest.

Justice For Black Transgender Man Killed By Police

Tony McDade, a transgender man of color, was shot to death by the police for allegedly stabbing another man. Regardless of McDade’s alleged actions, killing him with no due process was the absolute worst response. Demand the officer who shot McDade be punished severely.

Cops with handcuffs - PickPik

Don’t Jail Nonviolent Protesters in the Midst of Pandemic

Demonstrators who protested the unjust death of George Floyd are being jailed despite the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in crowded jails. Detaining large numbers of people in the midst of a pandemic puts the entire community at risk. Demand that protesters with low-level charges be released to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Success: Police Officers Responsible for Death of George Floyd Arrested

The police officers responsible for the death of an unarmed, nonviolent Minneapolis man has been arrested and charged with murder. Congratulate the Hennepin County District Attorney for his response to this tragic event.

Justice for Black Reporter Wrongfully Arrested On Air

A black CNN reporter was arrested while covering protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Another white CNN correspondent was reporting a block away, and claimed that the police were “polite.” Demand Minneapolis’ Chief of Police apologize to the black reporter who was wrongfully arrested and punish the officers involved.

Hungary: Do Not End Legal Recognition of Trans People

Trans people in Hungary could be forced to comply with their sex assigned at birth, based on chromosomes. This means they will not be able to change their gender designation or names on official documents. Stop this attack on the trans community.

Outlaw “Honor Killings” In Iran

A 14-year-old girl was beheaded in her sleep by her father for running away with her boyfriend. The Iranian president has called on his cabinet members to support him in outlawing these “honor killings.”

Justice for Racially Targeted African American Bird Watcher

A white woman allegedly falsely accused an African American man of threatening harm to her in a now-viral video. This woman has faced no legal repercussions for reportedly misleading authorities and diverting emergency resources. Demand just punishment for this seemingly racist, criminal behavior.

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