Human Rights

Success: Youngest Americans Protected From Poverty and Homelessness

One in six children live in extreme poverty…and these estimates were calculated before the onslaught of a global pandemic. Promising provisions in the newest U.S. rescue plan could help change the narrative in America. Applaud these efforts to end another epidemic plaguing the country.

Don’t Allow Missing Children to Go Unreported

Shockingly, caretakers are frequently not held legally accountable for failing to report a missing child. Too often, these cases end in ultimate tragedy. Safeguard children from this insidious form of neglect and abuse.

Success: Leaders Take Up the Fight for Voting Rights

Voting rights are under constant attack in America. Promising actions taken by the president and Congressional leaders could soon change this troubling narrative. Applaud key wins in the war against voter suppression.

Reopen LGBTQ+ Community Center Raided by Security Forces

An LGBTQ+ community center in Ghana was raided and shut down by security forces, denying the LGBTQ community their safe space. Demand the center be reopened.

Demand Justice for Asylum Seekers Abused by Border Patrol

The French and Italian border patrol has been allegedly abusing asylum seekers and denying their basic rights. There have been several reports of violence and destruction of documents necessary for refugees to seek asylum. Demand justice for persons abused by the authorities at the border.

Don’t Import Palm Oil Produced by Forced Labor

The world’s leading palm oil producer has been accused of several human rights violations, including violence, coercion, and sexual abuse. Demand a ban on imports from FGV and take a stand against forced labor.

Stop Driving Migrant Workers to Premature Deaths

Thousands of workers have been sacrificed in the lead-up to the World Cup. Exploitation, forced labor, and preventable deaths have hit migrant employees especially hard. Help protect these human beings from further tragedy.

Extend a Helping Hand to Working Moms

Women, especially mothers, have been hit the hardest by the pandemic’s crushing economic effects. Demand needed reforms that will give moms the respect and the support they deserve.

Give a Voice to the Victims of Police Brutality

The “immunity defense” has allowed members of local police departments to get away with discrimination and violence without any consequences. Demand an end to qualified immunity and give a voice to the voiceless victims of police brutality.

Stop Exploiting Inmates for Cheap Labor

Private companies that are contracted with government prisons are profiting from the forced labor of inmates. It is time to reclaim the rights of people who have been exploited by this corrupt system. Start by signing this petition to demand labor by choice and fair compensation for incarcerated individuals.

Don’t Ban Anti-Bias Training While Protecting Hate Speech

In Iowa, hate speech is in and anti-bias training is out. This will put millions at risk and give rise to stronger white supremacist groups. Demand that this proposed legislation be rejected.

Repeal Ban on Same-Sex Relationships

By continuing to ban same-sex relationships, Jamaica supports the abuse, torture, and murder of the LGBTQ community. Demand an end to this cruel and inhumane ban.

Congress: Prioritize Kids Over Gun Lobbyists

On the anniversary of one of the worst school shootings in American history, many politicians still value their special interest dollars more than survivors begging for real reform. Demand national leaders finally commit to ending the epidemic of gun violence.

Success: The LGBTQ Community is Protected from Housing Discrimination

Housing is now within reach for millions more Americans thanks to the expansion of anti-discrimination rules protecting LGBTQ individuals and couples. Sign the petition to thank the Biden Administration for standing up for LGBTQ rights.

Make Dream of Home Ownership Accessible to All

Home and real estate ownership should be equally open to all Americans, yet these opportunities remain too elusive for minorities. Demand more equitable mortgage lending practices that treat every individual and family fairly.

Justice for Immigrant Killed at U.S.-Mexico Border

In 2010, a man was brutally murdered by border patrol agents. The 17 men and women responsible for his death still walk free. Demand justice.

Don’t Detain Victims of Human Trafficking to Meet Immigration Targets

Thousands of people detained by UK immigration displayed signs of being trafficked. Demands for justice have been met with dismissive responses at best. This injustice must not continue. Tell the UK to stop criminalizing survivors of human trafficking.

Stop Criminalizing Survivors of Sex Trafficking

Women forced into sex work are prosecuted for related crimes such as loitering or curb crawling. The criminal records obtained create yet another barrier inhibiting their liberation. Sign this petition to demand that the U.K. stop criminalizing survivors of sex trafficking.

Success: Muslim and Transgender Ban Abolished by Biden

Visitors can once again travel to the United States regardless of their faith, and soldiers are no longer being punished for their gender identity. Applaud the reversal of hurtful bans that discriminated against millions of people.

Save U.S. Food Service Workers from Economic Collapse

Restaurant workers are facing homelessness, poverty, food insecurity, and unemployment at a disproportionate level during the pandemic. Demand real relief for these cornerstones of America’s workforce.

Allow Chronically Ill People to End Their Suffering

Medical assistance in dying is a difficult but necessary right that should be given to all patients living with debilitating and horrendous suffering. These people deserve to have control over their life, liberty, and security. Sign this petition to help all individuals end their lives with peace and dignity.

Protect Mentally Ill Suspects With Crisis Intervention Instead of Deadly Force

Law enforcement encounters are increasingly turning deadly, due in large part to lethally miscalculated responses to people in mental health crisis. Demand the inclusion of trained crisis intervention teams for police emergency response calls.

Success: False Charges Against Amazon Firefighters Dropped

Firefighters in charge of saving the Amazon rainforest were arrested on false accusations of setting the blazes to receive donations. The destruction of the Amazon has significant global implications, and the people who fight it are heroes. Sign this petition to applaud the release of these innocent, and brave, firefighters.

Don’t Allow Millions of Innocent People to Starve to Death in Yemen

The Trump administration’s terrorist designation of the Houthi rebels is a death sentence for millions of innocent civilians, as it will block aid from reaching those facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Tell President-elect Biden to reverse this designation and restore humanitarian aid to Yemen.

Don’t Let Flood Victims Drown in Displacement and Despair

Flooding continues to take a devastating human toll for populations on the front lines of climate change. Kenyan communities have endured crushing levels of displacement and economic turmoil because of a chronically overflowing lake that is a life source for thousands. Demand urgent aid for these embattled people.

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