Human Rights

Help Aboriginal Community Ravaged by Suicide Epidemic

Help Aboriginal Community Ravaged by Suicide Epidemic

A small aboriginal community has declared a state of emergency after 11 teenagers attempted to take their own lives. Drastic shortages in housing and extremely limited access to basic resources have left members of this community in crisis, fueling a suicide epidemic. Don’t let a vulnerable people’s desperate cry for help go unanswered.

Remove Resource Officers From Public Schools

Remove Resource Officers From Public Schools

School resource officers have been a problematic addition to public schools and have beaten, pepper sprayed, and even locked students up for “being kids.” Stop the violence many children suffer at the hands of police officers in school hallways.

Stop Prosecuting Children Like They’re Adults

Stop Prosecuting Children Like They’re Adults

A district attorney has been sending 15- and 16-year-old offenders to adult court in overwhelming numbers. This strict practice has done nothing for public safety in Orleans Parish, nor is the practice fair or effective. Urge this district attorney to resign his position for violating the rights of Orleans Parish adolescents.

Don’t Allow Guns in Churches

Don’t Allow Guns in Churches

Mississippi passed a law that would allow people to carry concealed guns in churches without having a permit. Guns do not belong in a place that promotes peace and compassion. Tell the governor that this law is unacceptable by signing this petition.

Support a Federal Ban on Debtors’ Prisons

Support a Federal Ban on Debtors’ Prisons

Despite abolition, debtors’ prisons still exist in the United States and the poor are routinely incarcerated because of privatized probation. Urge Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to do his part to ensure the passage of a bill that will effectively end debtors’ prisons in the United States for good.

Don’t Legalize Discrimination Against LGBTQ Individuals

Don’t Legalize Discrimination Against LGBTQ Individuals

Lawmakers could make it legal for mental health care professionals to refuse treatment services for LGQBT individuals in Tennessee. However, Governor Bill Haslam has not yet officially signed the idea into law. Urge Governor Haslam to refrain from signing this piece of legislation.

Don’t Release Charles Manson Follower

Don’t Release Charles Manson Follower

It has been suggested to let Leslie Van Houten, a follower of Charles Manson, out of prison on parole. She stabbed a woman 14 times; she should not be shown sympathy when she showed her victim none. Prevent this murderer from running free by signing this petition.

Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools

Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools

Nineteen states still allow public schools to use corporal punishment on students, despite the negative impacts of doing so and the widespread abolition of the practice worldwide. Help abolish corporal punishment in public schools.

Stop Denying Detainees Access to Attorneys

Stop Denying Detainees Access to Attorneys

Immigrants in a detention center are being denied their right to talk to legal counsel because of failures by a for-profit prison company and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Demand the constitutional rights of these detainees be restored.

Create National Care Standards for Victims of Sexual Assault

Create National Care Standards for Victims of Sexual Assault

Many hospitals are not able to collect evidence of sexual assault in a timely and appropriate manner, but this could be fixed by the creation of a task force dedicated to creating national standards for victim care. Demand this problem is corrected by implementing the proposed task force.

Stop Threatening Planned Parenthood President With Jail Time

Stop Threatening Planned Parenthood President With Jail Time

A Planned Parenthood executive could be sent to jail if she does not turn over hundreds of patients’ medical records. Do not let anti-choice legislators intimidate Planned Parenthood and violate patients’ privacy.

Punish Police Officer for Killing Unarmed Black Man

Punish Police Officer for Killing Unarmed Black Man

A former police officer only received probation after firing his gun into the vehicle of an unarmed black man and killing him. Sign this petition to demand that the justice department charge this officer with a civil rights violation so that he will receive a real punishment for his crime.

Remove Fraternity’s Hateful Wall

Remove Fraternity’s Hateful Wall

A fraternity built a wall with racist references to Donald Trump’s hate-fueled campaign around their house. Sign this petition to demand the school remove this symbol of hatred.

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BYU General Campus Scenics

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April 6, 2007

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Stop Punishing Victims of Sex Crimes

Victims of sex crimes are finding themselves under investigation as Brigham Young University attempts to discredit their claims. This practice of punishing victims and enabling offenders must be stopped. Urge the school’s president to address this concerning matter.

Applaud Protection of LGBTQ Rights

Applaud Protection of LGBTQ Rights

Workplace discrimination against the LGBTQ community has been officially outlawed in Louisiana. Thank the state’s governor for his progressive efforts to provide equal rights for all.

Fire Paramedic Accused of Stealing Dead Man’s Debit Card

Fire Paramedic Accused of Stealing Dead Man’s Debit Card

A paramedic is accused of stealing a patient’s debit card and using that card after the patient died. Demand the paramedic is suspended pending the investigation and fired if found guilty.

Reprimand Principal for Suggesting Short Skirts Distract Teachers

Reprimand Principal for Suggesting Short Skirts Distract Teachers

A principal reportedly suggested that short uniform skirts distract boys and make male teachers uncomfortable. This reasoning sends the message that girls are to blame for the actions of men. Demand an immediate apology for this damaging statement.

End Racism in Chicago Police Department

End Racism in Chicago Police Department

Of all the people killed or injured by Chicago police in the past eight years, 74% were African American, according to an investigation. Demand that this tragic, racist behavior be ended and the guilty officers punished before they senselessly steal more lives.

Justice for Homeless Man Allegedly Killed by Police

Justice for Homeless Man Allegedly Killed by Police

A homeless man was reportedly shot and killed by cops who claim he was charging them with a knife, but multiple witnesses say that the victim wasn’t raising a knife at them at all. Demand that Luis Gongora’s murderer be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Praise Student Debt Forgiveness for the Disabled

Praise Student Debt Forgiveness for the Disabled

Nearly 400,000 disabled Americans will soon have their student loan debts forgiven. Praise this move, which will improve quality of life for hundreds of thousands of people.

Stop Tennessee From Legalizing LGBT Discrimination

Stop Tennessee From Legalizing LGBT Discrimination

Blatant discrimination against LGBT people could soon be legalized in Tennessee. Help stop this attack on human rights and retain legal protections for LGBT individuals.

South Building at the University of North Carolina

Investigate Anti-LGBT Discrimination at University

The University of North Carolina is taking steps to comply with state-mandated anti-LGBT discrimination. That action likely places the school in violation of federal non-discrimination protections. Tell the Department of Labor to investigate anti-LGBT discrimination at the University of North Carolina.

Fire Corrections Officers for Alleged Inmate Abuse

Fire Corrections Officers for Alleged Inmate Abuse

Correctional officers accused of brutality, including the rape of an inmate with a baton, remain on active duty. Demand that they be fired immediately.

Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in China

Legalize Same-Sex Marriage in China

The first attempt at gay marriage in China has been rejected by a court, a ruling in line with a long history of LGBT discrimination. Take a stand for gay rights and urge the legalization of same-sex marriage in China.

Provide Drinking Water for Impoverished Communities

Provide Drinking Water for Impoverished Communities

The Indian government’s apathy toward providing water for impoverished communities has resulted in droughts becoming incredibly deadly. Sign this petition to urge the Indian government to create water preservation plans that will stop human suffering.

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