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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. Stop FBI Raids on Activists

    Join us and take a stand against the silencing of dissent by participating in a national call-in day on Monday, October 4, 2010, and organize an event in your communities on Tuesday, October 5, 2010…

  2. Act now to secure safety of missing ex-Gitmo detainee!

    An Algerian man transferred from Guantanamo to Algeria against his will is missing. Act now to secure his welfare and stop future involuntary transfers of men who fear for their lives.

  3. Supreme Court Denies Maher Arar His Day in Court: Demand Action from Obama and Congress

    On June 14, the United States Supreme Court rejected CCR’s case on behalf of Canadian citizen and extraordinary rendition survivor Maher Arar against U.S. officials for their role in sending him to Syria to be…

  4. Advance New York Law to Stop Doctors from Participating in Torture

    Help make the New York State Legislature pass the Anti-Torture bill  (Senate Bill S-4495-A) sponsored by Assembly Member Richard Gottfried and Senator Tom Duane. If you are a New Yorker, email Senator Duane and urge…

  5. Make Sure State Agencies Do Their Job and Investigate Healers Who Harm

    We need your help in an important case against the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Psychologists for refusing to investigate Dr. Larry James, a high-level psychologist involved in torture at Guantanamo. A Louisiana district court…

  6. Take Action: Obama Administration Stands by Bush Officials in Maher Arar's Case

    The Obama Administration has asked the Supreme Court to reject Maher Arar's civil lawsuit to hold former Bush officials accountable for his rendition and torture. Please write to Obama today to register your dismay at…

  7. Stop Isolating Prisoners in Experimental Units

    In 2010 and again in 2014, the Center for Constitutional Rights and a large coalition of organizations and concerned individuals came together to flood the Bureau of Prisons with public feedback around experimental prison units.…

  8. Guantanamo at Home: The Detention and Trial of Fahad Hashmi

    Please make your voice heard in defense of human rights and a fair trial for Fahad Hashmi.

  9. Tell the Department of Justice to Uphold Due Process in Federal Prisons

    Stand with CCR in demanding that  the Department of Justice uphold due process and treatment in the Communications Management Units and the federal prison system.

  10. Take Action: Protect cultural rights and religious freedom

    Sign an international petition from the Campaign to Preserve Mamilla Jerusalem Cemetery.  

  11. Tell Congress It Can’t Be Judge, Jury and Executioner

    Please take action by contacting your representative today to tell them that Congress can’t be the judge, jury and prosecutor. Everyone has the right to due process. Join CCR in challenging this effort by the…

  12. March 16, 2010: International Day of Conscience and Rachel Corrie Day of Action

  13. Tell Eric Holder: Stop Defending the Bush Administration’s Wrongs

    Today, in the hopes of finally seeing justice, we are petitioning the United States Supreme Court to hear Mr. Arar’s extraordinary rendition case and we urgently need you to take action.

  14. Tell Congress: Stop Outsourcing Security

    Please urge your representatives to co-sponsor the “Stop Outsourcing Security” legislation that Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL) recently introduced in the House and the companion bill Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) introduced in the Senate. Phone calls…

  15. Tell ICE to send Jean Montrevil home

    On December 30th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained Jean Montrevil, a green card-holding immigrant since 1986 who completed a prison term for a non-violent drug offense committed 20 years ago.

  16. A Message from CCR on Human Rights Day

    In recognition of Human Rights Day, please read a statement from CCR and an op-ed written by CCR client Maher Arar, published in the Progressive today.

  17. Fight to Keep Anti-Abortion Rules Out of Healthcare Bill

    CCR has fought for reproductive justice for women since the days when abortion was illegal. Decades later, women’s rights are still under attack. The proposed national health care reform being considered by Congress includes dangerous…

  18. Call upon President Obama to stand by his promises

    Help put the pressure on our government to stand by its promises. Write or call the White House at (202) 456-1111 and ask President Obama to stand for human rights and accountability. Insist that he…

  19. Demand Prosecution for the Torture Team

    This is a key opportunity for us to put the Obama administration on the right track, because it is currently in violation of U.S. law: Dick Cheney admitted his role in waterboarding and said he…

  20. Take Action: Interrogations and Military Commissions in the 2010 Defense Bill

    On July 20, 2009, CCR sent an action alert to supporters regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2010.  Please read below for details.

  21. Tell the New York State Legislature: Stop Doctors and Psychologists from Participating in Torture

    Please urge the New York State Legislature to pass the Anti-Torture bill sponsored by Assembly Member Richard Gottfried (Assembly Bill A-6665-B) and Senator Tom Duane (Senate Bill S-4495-A) by signing this petition.  

  22. The New York Campaign for Telephone Justice

  23. Impeach Torture Architect Jay Bybee

    President Obama released four torture authorization memos written by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) under the Bush administration that devised a legal framework for the justification of the Torture Program. The memos were released…

  24. Support Freedom to Travel! End the Travel Embargo on Cuba!

    Critical legislation has been introduced in both the House and the Senate. H.R. 874 and S. 428, known together as “Travel for All,” seeks to overturn the 47-year old travel embargo on Cuba, a misguided…

  25. Take Action to Repeal the AUMF For Iraq