Human Rights

Don’t Allow Youth to be Tried as Adults

Don’t Allow Youth to be Tried as Adults

Sixteen and seventeen year olds in Brazil may soon be tried and consequently incarcerated as adults if newly proposed legislation is passed. Urge Brazil’s leaders to reject this amendment that could increase crime, violate international treaties, and place childrens’ lives in jeopardy.

Arguments at the United States Supreme Court for Same-Sex Marriage on April 28, 2015

Denounce Legalized Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples

Anti-LGBT legislation that allows magistrates to opt out of performing same-sex marriages is now law in North Carolina. Sign the petition below to let Republicans know how disgraceful this legislation is.

Punish Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Man

Punish Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Man

A man was recently shot dead by a police officer for acting in an erratic manner. Demand that the officer responsible is punished for her poor use of judgement in failing to try non-lethal apprehension methods.

Praise Pentagon for Taking Sexual Orientation Discrimination Seriously

Praise Pentagon for Taking Sexual Orientation Discrimination Seriously

The Pentagon has updated its policy so that discrimination based on sexual orientation will be treated the same way as discrimination based on race, gender, religion, and other factors. Praise the Secretary of Defense for protecting LGBT service members by signing this petition.

Support Making Birthplace of LGBT Movement a Landmark

Support Making Birthplace of LGBT Movement a Landmark

The Stonewall Inn is known as the birthplace of the LGBT rights movement and New York City is considering making it a landmark. Support giving this unofficial landmark the official landmark designation.

Stop the Deportation of Persecuted Woman

Stop the Deportation of Persecuted Woman

A member of a persecuted religious group is seeking asylum to avoid being deported back to China where she will likely face torture and lifetime imprisonment. Sign our petition to demand that this architect and mother be allowed to stay where she’ll be safe.

Stop Dangerous New Wave of Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

Stop Dangerous New Wave of Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

Muslims are being subjected to increasing rates of hate crimes like harassment and violence for no other reason than their religion. Demand that a nationwide campaign be launched to fight back and reduce anti-Muslim hate crimes.

Applaud Cancellation of Performance After Artist’s Homophobic Rant

Applaud Cancellation of Performance After Artist’s Homophobic Rant

A popular music festival has cancelled a DJ’s performance following his alleged offensive rant about the LGBT community. Sign this petition to thank the music festival for upholding the values of love and acceptance.

Applaud Beer Company for Helping Flood Victims

Applaud Beer Company for Helping Flood Victims

An Anheuser-Busch brewery plant switched from canning beer to canning emergency water to help victims of a recent devastating flood. Applaud their efforts to provide clean water for displaced citizens and for putting people before profits.

Support Wage Increase for Fast Food Workers

Support Wage Increase for Fast Food Workers

The minimum wage may be increased for fast food workers in New York City, possibly representing the first step toward raising the minimum wage statewide. Support a wage increase for fast food workers in New York by signing the petition.

Protect Cheerleaders from Abuse and Unpaid Labor

Protect Cheerleaders from Abuse and Unpaid Labor

Exploiting and coercing cheerleaders into working for free and in abusive conditions might finally be made illegal. Demand that the legislative proposal that would put these protections into place be signed into law.

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Women Raped in Conflict Zones Need Our Help

Thousands of women have been raped by ISIS and Boko Haram, and are now pregnant as a result. Demand funding to provide access to safe abortions for women in the areas that have been impacted by these groups’ reigns of sexual violence.

Stop Reported Transphobic Discrimination at Bar

Stop Reported Transphobic Discrimination at Bar

A transgender woman reports that she was forced to leave a bar after the bartender told her that they don’t “serve her kind there.” Demand that this establishment immediately cease this apparent hateful discrimination against its transgender customers.

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Don’t Ban Students from Wearing Anti-Homophobia Shirts

Supportive students who wanted to fight back against the homophobic bullying of a gay peer have reportedly been forced by administrators to remove their t-shirts that said “Gay O.K.” Demand that this ridiculous ban be lifted so that these students can wear their anti-homophobia shirts in solidarity with this bullied student.

Justice for Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Lured Into Sex-Trafficking

Justice for Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Lured Into Sex-Trafficking

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly lured into sex-trafficking by a 29-year-old man. Please sign this petition to encourage proper punishment if he is found guilty.

Investigate Rape, Threats, and Abuse Reported by Detained Women

Investigate Rape, Threats, and Abuse Reported by Detained Women

Women seeking asylum from horrific conditions in their home countries report that they are suffering from rape and abuse in a U.S. immigrant detention center. Speak up now to demand that these women be protected from harm while they seek refuge in the United States.

Throw Predators Who Take Photos Up Women’s Skirts in Jail

Throw Predators Who Take Photos Up Women’s Skirts in Jail

Sexual predators who take photos up women’s skirts in public will finally be liable to be locked up behind bars where they belong, thanks to a new proposed law. Demand that this proposal be signed into law as soon as possible.

Praise New Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking

Praise New Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking

Congress is cracking down on human trafficking with recent efforts to provide help to trafficking victims through funding and harsh punishments for perpetrators. Sign our petition to praise these actions against one of the world’s most heinous crimes.

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Stop Evicting Families from Public Housing for Relatives’ Drug Arrests

Families are being evicted from their apartments and forced into homelessness just because they have relatives who have been arrested on drug-related charges. Demand that these unfair evictions cease at once.

Investigate Human Rights Violations

Investigate Human Rights Violations

Devastating human rights violations have been revealed by a United Nations investigation in eastern Ukraine. Encourage the UN to further investigate the violations, punish those responsible, and improve the quality of life for Ukrainian people.

Protect Victims of Abuse From Housing Discrimination

Protect Victims of Abuse From Housing Discrimination

Victims of abuse are often evicted or turned down for housing by landlords just because the victims are in the middle of a case against their abusers. This is a ridiculous and unfair practice. Urge Louisiana to protect victims of abuse immediately.

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Success: Islamophobic Flight Attendant Fired from Airline

A flight attendant who allegedly refused to give a Muslim passenger a soda can for fear that she would use it as a weapon to take over the plane has been fired. Thank the airline for bowing to public pressure and firing this reportedly bigoted employee.

Praise Law Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault

Praise Law Protecting Victims of Sexual Assault

Women will no longer be forced to pay for medical screenings following sexual assaults in Louisiana thanks to a law change that brings the state in line with federal requirements. Sign here to commend the representative who authored and sponsored this bill and to show your support for women’s rights.

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Require Search Warrants for Electronic Communications

Law enforcement’s ability to spy on citizens with impunity could be curtailed by requiring that they obtain a warrant before they can search a person’s phone, computer, or electronic communications. Demand that such a legal requirement be instated so that Americans can enjoy their right to privacy.

Don’t Deport Asylum-Seeking Palestinian From Canada

Don’t Deport Asylum-Seeking Palestinian From Canada

A gay Palestinian man claims he will be executed for being gay and for fleeing from his pro-Hamas family if he is deported back to Palestine. Please urge the Canadian government to allow him to seek asylum.

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