About Our Campaigns
As we challenge the United States to respect its ideals, our goal is not to make a point but to make a difference—to get concrete results that have a tangible impact on people’s lives. To that end, we conduct campaigns in pursuit of specific goals. And we urge you to participate in our campaigns so that policy makers in Washington hear from citizen-champions of human rights.
All Current Campaigns
The Senate intelligence committee’s report on the CIA torture program is out, and its findings are clear: torture was even more brutal and widespread that Americans were led to believe, and it made our country less safe. The report also shows how U.S. officials relied on crafty legal arguments to give the torture program a veneer of legitimacy. That's why we need a new law: to make loophole lawyering impossible and ensure that our country never tortures again.
The continued detention of prisoners without charge at Guantanamo undermines our national security and is a recruiting bonanza for our enemies. We’ve joined forces with a group of retired generals and admirals; together we are pressing President Obama to deliver on his promise to shut down the prison. Our Blueprint on How to Close Guantanamo is a detailed roadmap for how to get there. Photo: AP.
The infamous antigay law signed by President Vladimir Putin, along with discriminatory laws at the local level, create a permissive environment for violent hate crime against sexual minorities in Russia. In advance of the Sochi Olympics, we pressed the Obama administration to do more to protect LGBT Russians from persecution; now that the Games are over, we’ll be keeping the spotlight on and working for change. Photo: AP.
150 years after the United States ratified the 13th Amendment officially abolishing slavery, human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, entrapping an estimated 21 million victims. Victims of modern-day slavery can be found in virtually every state and city in America, working in construction, manufacturing, agriculture, as domestic workers, in brothels and in many other industries. We are attacking the scourge of modern-day slavery by bringing together U.S. government and other leaders to put the criminals who profit $150 billion a year from trafficking out of business.