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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: 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…

  2. Stop Isolating Prisoners in Experimental Units

    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. Noor Elashi, daughter of a man being…

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Take Action: Protect cultural rights and religious freedom

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

  6. 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…

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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…

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.

  16. 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.  

  17. The New York Campaign for Telephone Justice

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Take Action to Repeal the AUMF For Iraq

  21. OLC memos released - accountability is needed

  22. Watch CCR and HRUSA argue for accountability for Bush war crimes

  23. Hold Bush Administration Officials Accountable for Torture

  24. Read, Inform Others and Call Upon President Obama to Act: Current Conditions of Confinement at Guantanamo

    On February 23, 2009 the Department of Defense issued a report that claim conditions of confinement at Guantanamo Bay uphold U.S. and international human rights law. For many of our clients, however, who have endured…

  25. Take Action to End Torture and Hold Health Professionals Accountable

    A recent interview by a former Guantanamo guard vividly exposes the brutal conditions and treatment suffered by men held at Guantánamo in early 2002, yet inhumane conditions persist to the present day. Please join us…