The head of a human rights group in Egypt has been detained and charged with terrorism in an apparent reprisal for his work on forced disappearances. Help us call for his release.
People could be allowed to carry concealed handguns with no permit, if a bill in Missouri becomes law. Sign this petition to tell Missouri lawmakers that they need to tighten restrictions on guns, not loosen them.
A Muslim girl was publicly humiliated when her yearbook photo was labeled as “Isis.” While the school calls this an unfortunate typo, the student believes otherwise. Take a stand against Islamophobia.
Police reportedly beat a suspect after he surrendered. It appears he posed no threat, yet officers were seen punching him as he lay on the ground. Demand that the officers be fired if the investigation finds that they used excessive force.
The government of Kenya is planning to close the country to refugees and expel the 600,000 refugees currently in the country. If they are expelled, these refugees will face violence and deprivation in their home countries. Demand that these plans be cancelled.
The rights of transgender students must be protected in school, and one school district is taking decisive action. Unfortunately, this pro-equality policy is being attacked by members of the Texas government. Sign the petition to stand up to bigotry.
A military academy has denied a Muslim cadet her request to be allowed to wear a hijab during her attendance of the college. Sign to demand that this academy ends its religious discrimination and lets Muslim cadets wear head coverings.
A recent study found inhumane working conditions for poultry industry employees, including lack of time to use the bathroom. Demand poultry workers are given appropriate bathroom breaks.
A former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man and then lied about the incident has been indicted for his alleged crimes. Congratulate those responsible for holding this man accountable for his violent misconduct.
Five children set a Jewish school bus on fire in an alleged hate crime. Video evidence shows the boys boarding the bus with flaming cardboard and then fleeing. Take a stand against hate crimes and demand that these boys receive the maximum punishment possible if found guilty for this crime.
A police chief allegedly sent an email expressing his support for racial profiling tactics within his department. Urge New Jersey Attorney General Robert Lougy to ask for the permanent removal of this officer from the force.
Native American tribes are attempting to reclaim the remains of their ancestors who were forced from their homes and made to attend a boarding school over 2,000 miles from their families. Urge the government to exhume these remains and repatriate them to their native lands so that the descendants can finally receive closure.
A disabled 11-year-old was reportedly dropped off at school almost an hour early by a bus driver who left her in the rain alone. The child’s mother says it’s pure luck that her daughter even made it to class safely. Demand repercussions for the irresponsible bus driver.
A Muslim student wearing a hijab in her high school yearbook was identified as “Isis” instead of her actual name. Demand that the school and yearbook staff stop excusing racism as an innocent mistake and reprimand whoever is responsible for printing this hurtful remark.
After criticizing a public official, a human rights activist has become the target of a campaign of harassment and intimidation including the publication of information only available in private messages. Demand the government investigate these privacy violations, and ensure that human rights activists can work without fear of retaliation.
An indigenous rights activist has been imprisoned pending trial based on testimonies that appear to be fabricated. Demand that he be released, and those responsible for fabricating the evidence be brought to justice.
A high school girl was recently denied admittance to the prom because she was wearing a suit. Demand that the school apologize and update the dress code to prevent similar situations in the future.
The mother of a prominent pro-democracy activist has been charged for failing to criticize a Facebook message. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of fifteen years in prison. Demand the charges against her be dropped.
An Iranian artist and activist who was imprisoned for drawing a political cartoon has been released. Applaud her release, and ask for reforms that will prevent activists being imprisoned in the future.
France’s proposed labor reforms threaten to tear down decades of hard-earned progress for workers’ rights. Urge France’s Labor Minister to not go through with these pro-business labor reforms.
A multinational corporation is planning to invest $10 billion in one of the biggest copper mines in Peru. Community leaders are planning to strike against the project, criticizing it for interfering with local agriculture and livelihoods. Sign to support the protesters and demand the Peruvian government stop the project.
Los Angeles County has placed severe restrictions on the use of solitary confinement on minors, practically banning it. Applaud the fact that this cruel punishment will no longer be used on kids.
An Italian economist was removed from a flight after his math problems were mistaken for Arabic. He was told he was suspected of terrorism and interrogated until they discovered he was just doing math problems. Demand that American Airlines apologize and stop its racial profiling.
Five people of color are on a hunger strike protesting the racism of their city’s police department and calling for the firing of the Chief of Police. Since his appointment, 21 people have been killed by San Francisco cops alone. Support these brave protesters and demand new leadership in the SFPD.
A controversial LGBT discrimination law in North Carolina has been labeled a violation of federal law by the Department of Justice. Applaud the department for challenging the hateful law.