AIUSA campaigns to protect and defend human rights in the United States and around the world. Have a few minutes? Send a letter, sign a petition, or take action in an urgent case. These cases and campaigns help save lives and change the world.

Campaign Actions

FREE PEOPLE FROM ICE DETENTION

As the world continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of immigrants and asylum-seekers detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have been left behind in danger. Leaders seeking to advance racial justice and prevent the further spread and devastation of COVID-19 must immediately release immigrants and asylum-seekers now.

Take action now to demand President Biden free people, including all families, from ICE detention in his first 100 days.

END GUN VIOLENCE

COVID-19 is exacerbating the homegrown public health crisis that is gun violence in the U.S. Communities that already feel the impact of gun violence the most are being affected disproportionately by the pandemic, and the organizations designed to stop gun violence before it happens are critically endangered at a time when they are needed most.

Take action now to demand Congress pass the Break the Cycle Act to fund community gun violence prevention programs.

Urgent Action Network

Urgent Actions ask our community of volunteers to flood the mailboxes, inboxes, phones and social media of authorities when someone is in imminent danger of human rights violations. Take action below, or learn more about the Urgent Action Network.

March 23, 2021 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: CRITICAL CHANCE TO DECRIMINALIZE ABORTION (Dominican Republic: UA 36.21)

From March 24, 2021 members of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic’s Congress will begin to discuss a reform of the country’s criminal code, including the possibility of decriminalizing abortion in three circumstances. Hundreds of human rights activists are currently camped outside the National Palace demanding that their Congress people take advantage of this historic opportunity and vote in favor of decriminalizing abortion in these circumstances. We demand the Congress approves these reforms to meet their human rights obligations to respect, protect and fulfil women and girls’ rights, lives, health, dignity, and autonomy.

March 18, 2021 • Urgent Action

Urgent Action: SAHRAWI ACTIVIST ABUSED UNDER HOUSE ARREST (Morocco: UA 33.21)

Sahrawi woman activist Sultana Khaya, and several members of her family, have been held under a de facto house arrest for months in their home in Boujdour, Western Sahara. The authorities have yet to present any charges against her. Security service agents are regularly stationed in front of their home, preventing the family from leaving the house and people, including relatives, from visiting them. On numerous occasions, Sultana Khaya and her family have been physically attacked by police when they tried to leave their home, resulting in serious injuries to Sultana Khaya and her sister. The authorities must immediately lift the arbitrary house arrest of Sultana Khaya and her family.

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