Human Rights

Reform Inhumane and Abusive Prison System

Reform Inhumane and Abusive Prison System

Prison inmates protested a range of abuses from violent and unjust deaths, starvation, and horrific living conditions. Demand the prison system be reformed in order to protect inmates from this type of egregious abuse.

Applaud Magazine for Putting a Hijabi Woman on Cover

Applaud Magazine for Putting a Hijabi Woman on Cover

Women’s Running has just become the first American fitness magazine to feature a hijabi woman on its cover. Sign the petition to celebrate the magazine’s continued commitment to representing diverse women and lifestyles.

Praise Arrest of Alleged Racist Cop

Praise Arrest of Alleged Racist Cop

A cop has finally been punished for his alleged murder of a black man while in a drunken fit of rage. Sign this petition to praise authorities for taking the first step towards stamping out racially-based police killings.

Don’t Let Police Hide Dashboard and Body Camera Footage

Don’t Let Police Hide Dashboard and Body Camera Footage

The public is no longer entitled to see footage captured from police body and dashboard cameras. Demand that this attempt to obfuscate evidence be revoked immediately.

Provide Medical Treatment to Detained Woman in Too Much Pain to Walk

Provide Medical Treatment to Detained Woman in Too Much Pain to Walk

A woman who recently underwent gall bladder surgery is being denied further medical attention by her detention center. She was returned to detention just one day after surgery and is reportedly in serious, immobilizing pain. Demand she receive treatment or be released.

Stop Sentencing Children to Life in Prison

Stop Sentencing Children to Life in Prison

Children could be sentenced to life in prison without parole in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling, if some prosecutors get their way. Urge federal authorities to step in and make sure these prosecutors are complying and these inmates are given a second chance at life.

Hold Police Accountable After Shooting Another Innocent Black Man

Hold Police Accountable After Shooting Another Innocent Black Man

A black man, Keith Lamont Scott, was shot and killed by police in Charlotte, North Carolina. Demand justice for him and his family and do not allow one more police shooting of a black man to stand.

Justice for Black Man Tasered in the Back After Complying

Justice for Black Man Tasered in the Back After Complying

A black inmate can be seen in a video being tasered after complying with orders to face the wall and put his hands behind his back, causing him to suffer head injuries and a stroke. Deputies lied and said that he was tasered for being combative. Demand that the state pay for the inmate’s medical bills.

Justice for Black Man Who Allegedly Died of Thirst in Jail

Justice for Black Man Who Allegedly Died of Thirst in Jail

A black man reportedly died from severe dehydration in his jail cell. Inmates claim that water had been cut off from his cell for 6 days, and that guards did not respond to requests for water. Demand that those responsible are charged for their crimes.

Punish Sexual Assault Perpetrators in the National Park Service

Punish Sexual Assault Perpetrators in the National Park Service

Numerous instances of sexual assault have been reported by female National Park Service employees, yet no punishments have been given to the alleged perpetrators. Demand that justice be served so that the national parks may be a safe workplace for all individuals.

Justice for Native Man Choked to Death By Police

Justice for Native Man Choked to Death By Police

A Native American man was choked by police until he died for deciding that he didn’t want a ride home in a police car. This is not the first case of police choke holds killing. Demand that the use of any kind of choke hold by police be banned.

Stop Imprisoning Migrant Children Indefinitely

Stop Imprisoning Migrant Children Indefinitely

Hundreds of children remain in immigration detention centers despite mounting evidence of the harm long term detention causes to children’s mental health and education. Demand that they be released and the system reformed to prevent children from spending years in prison.

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Justice for Keith Lamont Scott, Shot By Police While Waiting for His Son

Kieth Lamont Scott, shot while waiting for his son to be dropped off by a school bus, is the 16th black man to be killed by police in the span of four weeks. Police claim he had a gun, but witnesses claim he was reading, and North Carolina is an open carry state. Demand justice for Keith Lamont Scott.

Success: School Ordered to Halt Transphobic Policies

Success: School Ordered to Halt Transphobic Policies

A school district can no longer force transgender students to use the wrong bathroom and locker room or make them wear bracelets singling them out as trans. Thank the organization that fought to protect these highly marginalized kids from discrimination and harassment.

Success: Obama Pledges to Resettle 110,000 Refugees

Success: Obama Pledges to Resettle 110,000 Refugees

America has promised to resettle 110,000 more refugees within the next year. Thank Obama for pledging to save thousands of asylum seekers’ lives.

End Housing Shortage Putting Thousands on the Street

End Housing Shortage Putting Thousands on the Street

Tens of thousands of people are facing eviction and homelessness because of a housing shortage crisis in New York. Sign this petition to demand lower housing costs.

Stop Police From Unjustly Seizing Personal Property

Stop Police From Unjustly Seizing Personal Property

Law enforcement agencies are seizing property and money despite little proof that the assets were used to commit a crime. Sign this petition to end this unethical seizure from innocent citizens.

Investigate Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Yemen

Investigate Alleged Use of Chemical Weapons in Yemen

Images have emerged that allegedly show U.S.-supplied white phosphorous being used as a weapon against civilians in Yemen. Demand the halt of all transfers of white phosphorous to governments fighting in Yemen.

End Unfair Racial Wage Gap

End Unfair Racial Wage Gap

Black workers are earning far less than their white co-workers for performing the same tasks, regardless of their experience, skill level and education. Sign this petition to demand a fair deal for all workers, regardless of race.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) investigators process the scene of where a St. Anthony Police officer shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile in a car near Larpenteur Avenue and Fry Street in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on July 6, 2016.

Photo: Tony Webster / tony@tonywebster.com

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Justice for Terence Crutcher, Another Unarmed Man Killed by Police

Another unarmed citizen has been shot and killed by police despite little evidence of justification. Demand that local authorities investigate this tragic incident and, if necessary, punish all responsible parties to the full extent of the law.

Protect Immigrant Janitors From Sexual Assault

Protect Immigrant Janitors From Sexual Assault

Eighteen women are on a hunger strike to demand protection for immigrant women from sexual assault and rape on the job. Sign our petition to demand that a bill requiring employers to inform undocumented employees of their rights around the issue be signed into law.

Arrest Officer for Alleged Murder of Black Man

Arrest Officer for Alleged Murder of Black Man

A black man was shot and killed by a police officer despite being unarmed and merely going about his business after his car broke down. Sign this petition to demand the arrest of officer Betty Shelby on charges of his murder.

Justice for Seven-Year-Old Boy Handcuffed in School

Justice for Seven-Year-Old Boy Handcuffed in School

A seven-year-old boy was forcibly grabbed and handcuffed in a school hallway despite posing little threat or danger. Demand justice for this clear case of excessive force.

Wrongfully Detained UN Human Rights Speaker Must be Released

Wrongfully Detained UN Human Rights Speaker Must be Released

Kashmiri human rights activist Khurram Parvez was detained after attempting to get on a plane headed for a UN Human Rights Council meeting. He was not given reason for his detention. Urge officials to release this man immediately so he can continue advocating for the rights of his people.

Stop Nominating Serial Rapist for Football Hall of Fame

Stop Nominating Serial Rapist for Football Hall of Fame

A man convicted of raping multiple women has been nominated for the NFL Hall of Fame in spite of the outrage that occurred when the same thing happened last year. Demand that players convicted of violent crimes be deemed ineligible for this honor.

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