Human Rights

Demand Elon Musk Reinstate Twitter Trust and Safety Council

Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council was axed last month by Elon Musk, leading to a dramatic rise in hate speech. The volunteer council played an invaluable role creating a safe space for diverse points of view. Demand the reinstatment of the Trust and Safety Council with immediate notice.

Stop the Dead Lines in Disaster Response

Natural disasters are causing unprecedented humanitarian crises across the country. Emergency response during and after these critical incidents is often either lagging or non-existent. Call for urgent reforms to ensure Americans receive life-saving aid when it’s needed most.

Reunite Mother With Smuggled Children

Three young children have reportedly been kidnapped by human smugglers and separated from their family. Demand the region where they are believed to be located help end a mother’s worst nightmare.

Don’t Stir Instability With Military Intervention in Humanitarian Crisis

Haiti is once again collapsing into turmoil and chaos, to the severe detriment of its people. Demand world leaders resist the call for armed intervention and instead support a more measured plan of assistance.

Don’t Render Workers With Disabilities Obsolete

Americans with disabilities are being refused essential assistance because of an outdated book. Demand the country’s leading agency for disability benefits modernize and meet the urgent needs of all vulnerable populations.

Stop the Flow of Deadly Ammunition

Thousands of people were injured in the past year, too many fatally, by mass gunfire. Urge leaders to keep a stronger check on the bullets in the barrel.

Don’t Send Refugees and Allies Back to Face Oppression and Death

Afghan allies who sought refuge in America after its withdrawal from their country may be sent back into the grip of a regime that could kill them. These brave people deserve to be protected. Demand U.S. leaders rediscover their humanity and grant these individuals security and sanctuary.

Protect the Right to Gather and Protest in Turbulent Nation

Peruvian citizens have been denied the right to gather and protest following a failed coup attempt. As the nation falls into a state of emergency, the people are being locked away in their homes. Demand citizens be allowed to speak their minds on their nation’s politics.

Condemn World Cup’s Refusal of Platform for Peace

Ukraine’s president wants to share a message with the planet, but World Cup leaders won’t allow it. Demand these influencers allow a plea for peace.

Protect Young Workers From Child Labor Abuses

Teenager workers have allegedly been overworked and placed in dangerous situations at McDonald’s and several other prominent businesses. Demand labor leaders better protect the country’s most vulnerable employees.

Success: Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Recognized as Civil Rights

Marriage equality is now a federally protected right in America, regardless of any court’s opinion. Applaud the passage of a measure that safeguards same-sex and interracial unions.

Stop Using Imprisoned Americans as Political Puppets

The US recently swapped prisoners with Russia, an American basketball star for a Russian international arms dealer. A former Marine was included in the deal, but Russia denied his release thus giving the impression he was included simply to give them negotiation leverage. Urge the US government to secure his release as promised and no longer use American lives as political puppets.

Success: Apple Employees Freed From Oppressive Conditions

Workers at Apple’s Foxconn plant in China are finally free after being confined to factory grounds to slow the spread of COVID-19. They alleged several human rights abuses during their lockdown. Thank Tim Cook of Apple for discontinuing these seemingly oppressive policies and enabling employee freedom of movement.

Recognize Same-Sex Marriage as a Civil Right

Same-sex marriage may be at risk in the US as civil rights repeatedly come under attack. The time is now to protect the LGBTQIA+ community. Urge President Biden to acknowledge same-sex marriage as a right nationwide.

Stop Letting Healthcare Workers Be Harassed for Helping People

From harassing those supplying COVID-19 vaccinations to reportedly threatening doctors providing care to transgender youths, healthcare workers are targets of verbal and physical attacks. Those who cannot separate politics from medicine’s objective to improve mental and physical health are creating a scary environment for doctors and nurses. Compel the Federation of State Medical Boards to work with lawmakers and protect healthcare workers from the abuse.

Apple: End Reported Slave-Like Factory Conditions

An Apple factory in China has experienced protests and riots in response to alleged human rights violations. Push Apple to acknowledge the rights of factory workers by ending slave-like conditions.

Support Pregnant Women’s Right to Healthcare

There is a battle in Georgia on the fate of abortion rights. While the choice to undergo the procedure repeatedly has been found to be legally legitimate, other lawmakers supporting a ban appear to care more about the fight than the right. Urge Georgia’s governor to acknowledge the initial court ruling to respect abortion rights and stop playing with women’s healthcare.

Success: Organization Offers Positive Response to Allegations of Slave Labor Use

Qatar has come under fire for allegations including use of migrant labor to build up infrastructure before the 2022 World Cup. Practices involving these workers potentially border on human rights violations. Thank FIFA, leader of the world cup, for perpetuating awareness of human rights and working to end slave labor in event host countries and beyond.

Don’t Grant Immunity to Slain Journalist’s Suspected Murderer

The U.S. government just prevented the prosecution and punishment of the man suspected of ordering the sadistic murder and dismemberment of an American journalist. Condemn this horrifically misguided decision.

Stop Violent Perpetrators From Shooting and Killing Innocent People

Gun violence and mass shootings are at an all-time high. One possible solution, already implemented in some states, is to allow a judge to decide if a particular violent crime warrants a perpetrator to lose gun ownership rights. Demand resources be given nationwide to help states successfully execute this on a federal level.

Success: Organization Reboots Aid for Ethiopian Children

Civil war and drought have made life difficult for the people of Ethiopia. Obstacles such as the violent conflicts have hindered humanitarian aid in the past, but dedicated helpers are now on the way to help prevent tens of thousands of deaths. Thank those who have made this pledge to help.

Stop Risking Women’s Lives With Pregnancy Complications

A West Virginia woman could have died from pregnancy complications after she had to drive hours to receive a legal abortion despite it being an emergency. Unfortunately, doctors are wary to risk their careers performing an abortion since what makes an emergency is not clearly defined. Urge West Virginia’s Governor to stop letting women suffer and allow doctors to make the determination if an abortion is necessary for the health of patients.

Success: Poverty-Stricken Country Potentially Granted Reprieve From Former Ally

Economic woes have only increased in Venezuela since the US imposed sanctions in response to their allegedly corrupt leader and his questionable win in the presidential election. Fortunately, a recent announcement has indicated a possible mending of the two countries’ relationship. Applaud the US’s gesture and the hope it rekindles.

Stop Mass Shootings With Gun Safety Laws

One of the nation’s latest mass shooting events might have been prevented if local authorities enforced gun safety laws. Call on officials to stop playing partisan politics with our lives.

Stop Neglecting Health of Detained Migrants

The death of a migrant detainee in the United Kingdom’s Manston detention center sparked an investigation into the facility’s health conditions. Infectious diseases were reportedly spreading like crazy in overcrowded conditions made worse from seemingly lacking medical care for those in custody. Urge the prime minister to stop apparently neglecting migrant detainees and make their health a priority.

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