human rights defenders

16 petitions

Started 4 months ago

Petition to John McCain, Laura Boldrini, Joseph P. Kennedy III, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Human Rights Campaign, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Bernie Sanders, Dianne Feinstein, Greenpeace USA, USA Today, U.S. Senate, United Nations, United States Supreme Court, United Nations Security Council, Cory A. Booker, U.S. House of Representatives, Melania Trump

Occupy The Border - Tell Trump we do not stand for his policies

This is not Nazi Germany or a Japanese Internment Camp, no, this is America where once we stood for truth and justice and we can do that again.  The Issue:  Children torn from parents under Trump's new immigration policy are 'kept in CAGES and staff can't touch them' Terrified migrant children including babies are being separated from their families under the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy Under the controversial practice, migrant children including babies are being taken from their parents. While their mums and dads are sent to federal jails, some youngsters are put in cages. There, they wait alongside other unaccompanied kids, surrounded by metal fences and with foil sheets instead of blankets. As well as taking innocent children from their parents and imprisoning them in Internment camps and cutting them off from any communication with their parents, Trump also stated that QUOTE: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."  These people are fleeing from dangerous places and situations and we should at the least help or be tolerant of them and their struggles. America was built on Immigration, let us not forget that.  I hereby call everyone who bears a ounce of humanity to Occupy the Border and stand with the Immigrants wrongfully imprisoned.  History can change for the better, don't repeat the mistakes of the past, please help!? 

Gabriella Volk
10 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Mike Pompeo, U.S. Department of State, USAID, Marco Rubio, Robert Menendez, Bob Corker, Jeanne Shaheen, Jason "Ike" Isaacson, Cory A. Booker, Rand Paul, Benjamin L. Cardin, Jeff Flake, Ron Johnson, Cory Gardner, Tom Udall, Tim Kaine, Dianne Feinstein, Edward R. Royce, Eliot L. Engel, Gregory W. Meeks, Dana Rohrabacher, Albio Sires, Paul Cook, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Christopher H. Smith, Joaquin Castro, Robin L. Kelly, Norma J. Torres, Adriano Espaillat, Nikki Haley, United Nations, United Nations Security Council, Ban Ki-moon (Secretary-General of the United Nations), Nancy Pelosi, Theodore E. Deutch, FRANCISCO OBADIAH CAMPBELL HOOKER, Organization of American States, Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, John Culberson, Al Green, Sheila Jackson Lee, carlos pelles chimorro, Muhtar Kent, Howard Schultz, Helene Gayle, James Quincey, Alfredo Rivera, Pablo Arizmendi-Kalb, Justin Trudeau, Francisco Palmieri, Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Luís Almagro, H.E. Denis Ronaldo MONCADA COLINDRES, Mike Wirth, Clive T. Johnson

Help Restore Peace in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is in crisis. What initially began as peaceful protests has evolved into countrywide conflicts between unarmed civilians and government paramilitary forces. Sparked by constitutional changes to consolidate power and eliminate political competition along with some of the most rampant and widespread corruption in the region, the people finally had enough when Ortega let precious ecological sites burn down rather than accept help from neighboring countries and imposed controversial social security reforms. More than 100 people, including children, have died since anti-government protests began six weeks ago, several hundred have disappeared and over 1,000 have been injured. Private sector, civil society and activists have banned together to remain steadfast in their demands for justice and the restoration of democratic institutions. Violence has broken out throughout the country. The economy is now at a standstill. Local businesses are being forced to shut their doors and communities are being thrown into despair as tourism has ceased and violence reigns. As in times of civil unrest, women are bearing a disproportionate burden of violent threats. JOIN US in calling on international government leaders, members of the U.S. Congress and Senate, and multi-national corporate executives to raise their voices on behalf of the Nicaraguan people.

Vital Voices Global Partnership
2,769 supporters