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Silent protest during a Senate hearing on Guantanamo Bay.

As CCR works on advocacy initiatives around human and civil rights issues, we often need to call on the public to urge policymakers to do the right thing. CCR’s “Action Alerts” have added thousands of signatures to petitions we have sent on to the State Department, the White House, the Department of Justice and elsewhere and our supporters have made phones ring off the hook during critical comment periods in State Assemblies, local City Councils, the U.S. Congress and beyond.

The importance of these actions to our work cannot be overstated. Please sign up for periodic emails from CCR that will both update you about our work and alert you when there is an opportunity to get involved.

  1. TAKE ACTION: Tell the DOJ to Prosecute U.S. Government officials responsible for Torture

    The long-awaited Senate torture report proves that after 9/11 the CIA engaged in a sophisticated program of calculated, aggressive, and egregious state-sanctioned torture; and lied about how the program operated and the utility of the…

  2. Ferguson Legal Defense Committee Issues 48-Hour Emergency Call To Action & All-Points Bulletin

    "Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, determine its mission, fulfill it, or betray it." – Franz Fanon

  3. Urge U.S. to Vote Against Depleted Uranium Weapons at U.N.

    Sign our petition calling on the U.S. to drop its opposition to UN resolutions concerning depleted uranium and finally address its toxic legacy in Iraq. We will deliver this petition to the State Department and…

  4. Take Action: No U.S. Support for War Crimes by Israel!

    Please call the White House and send a letter to your representatives to protest the U.S. government’s continued support for Israel during an onslaught that has already killed hundreds of civilians.

  5. ACTION: No More U.S. Militarism in Iraq

    CCR stands against further military action in Iraq, in solidarity with our partners and allies in Iraq and the U.S.

  6. Tell Congress to Oppose Legislation Blocking Gitmo Transfers

    Urge Congress to oppose amendments to defense appropriations legislation that would prevent transfers from Guantánamo. Congress should not backtrack on the authority it gave President Obama to expedite transfers.

  7. Protect the Right to Boycott

    State governments in New York, Maryland, and Illinois have introduced legislation that would deny or reduce state funding to universities that contribute funding to academic entities that advocate for or engage in a boycott of…

  8. Sign Letter to President Obama Demanding He Release Yemeni Men & Close Guantánamo

    Please read, sign, and distribute this letter to President Obama to help us close Guantánamo. * Tweet the letter to your contacts: * Post the letter on facebook:

  9. Tell Congress: Take Action for Democracy and Human Rights in Honduras

    The recent elections in Honduras have been marred by violence and widespread reports of irregularities and fraud. The U.S. has characterized the elections as “generally transparent,” despite mass protests by Honduran civil society and calls…

  10. Thank You For Your Help Getting CCR Client & Ex-Gitmo Detainee Djamel Ameziane Out of Detention

    Thank you for your concern about Mr. Djamel Ameziane's safety. Your support, phone calls, and emails have helped secure his release from secret detention in Algeria. CCR is hopeful that Mr. Ameziane's rights will be respected.…

  11. Tell Congress: No Military Intervention in Syria!

    Posted: 9/5/2013 As Congress prepares to vote early next week on whether or not to take military action in Syria, we ask that you please contact your representatives today and urge them to vote no on…

  12. On 3rd Anniversary, Demand Justice for Flotilla Attack

    Three years ago today, the Israeli navy intercepted a flotilla of ships in international waters that were attempting to break Israel’s illegal blockade and deliver humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip. Israeli…

  13. After a Decade of War, Demand the #RighttoHeal for War-Impacted Communities

    After a decade of war, Iraqis and U.S. military veterans are coming together to launch the Right to Heal Initiative in order to raise awareness about how the invasion and occupation have affected the lives…

  14. Write Messages of Support to Men at Guantanamo

    Let the men know they are not alone. We will stand in solidarity with them until Guantánamo is closed. When writing the detained men, address your letters to: Full Detainee Name Detainee ISN U.S. Naval Station Guantánamo Bay Washington, D.C. 20355 United…

  15. Call Congress: U.S. funding Honduran police with alleged death squad ties

    We urgently need you to call your Congressional representative and ask that they contact the State Department and demand to know why the U.S. is funding Honduran police units with alleged ties to death squad…

  16. Call your Representative: Investigate U.S. Role in Honduras Killings

    A sign-on letter is currently circulating among members of Congress to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder calling for the investigation of alleged abuses by Honduran security forces and Drug Enforcement…

  17. Take Action to Stop Uganda “Kill the Gays” Bill

    The Ugandan Parliament has reintroduced its notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill, and we need your help to pressure our government to take action in two ways: ask President Obama to denounce the bill publicly, and demand the…

  18. Call the White House and Sign Statement: Close Guantanamo Now

    Call the White House today at 202-456-1111, 202-456-6213 (TTY) and sign our statement to demand that Obama close Guantanamo now.  

  19. Take Action: Urge U.S. Investigation of Rachel Corrie's Death

    Sign the petition to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging the U.S. government to conduct thorough, credible, and transparent investigations into the death of Rachel Corrie and into each case involving the death or serious injury…

  20. Urge U.S. to Investigate Honduras Massacre and Cut Police and Military Aid

    Please write to your representative today and demand an end to U.S. financing of the Honduran police and military, the withdrawal of all U.S. security forces from Honduras, including the Drug Enforcement Agency and private…

  21. Demand U.S. Torturers be Held Accountable

    Ten years have passed since Bush administration lawyers drafted the infamous"torture memos" that provided legal cover for U.S. officials to torture individuals in U.S. detention. No senior government officials have ever been held accountable for torture--despite…

  22. Urge the U.S. to Stop Funding Honduran Police and Military!

    Write to your representatives today and urge that they get behind the call to cut U.S. funding to the Honduran police and military.

  23. Ask Your Rep to Sign Congressional Letter on LGBTQ Assasinations in Honduras

    A letter to Secretary Clinton is circulating in the House of Representatives regarding the murder of at least 70 LGBT Hondurans since the 2009 coup d'etat. Contact the foreign policy staffer in the Washington, DC…

  24. Take Action: Honor the Pelican Bay SHU Prisoners' Demands

    Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU) prisoners have organized to combat cruel conditions of confinement, and have launched several hunger strikes to raise attention to their demands.

  25. Sign the Petition for an Apology to Maher Arar

    Sign the petition for an apology to Maher Arar.