Support USHRN Board Member! Drop All Charges Against Moral Monday Arrestees!
The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) Coordinating Center calls on members and partners to demand that North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina District Court drop all charges against USHRN Board Member Saladin Muhammad, and all others charged during the Moral Monday protests in the struggle for human rights.
Saladin Muhammad, a founding member of Black Workers For Justice and a USHRN Board Member, was arrested as one of 940 people from all walks of life who have been arrested for their participation in the North Carolina Moral Monday protests. The North Carolina Moral Monday protests started in April 2013 and were organized by the North Carolina NAACP to voice dissent against the anti-human rights agenda of the North Carolina legislature and governor; and agenda that has included attacks on the human rights of workers, women, voters, students, people of color, and poor people.
We believe that North Carolina is currently being used as a testing ground for ideas that a small economic elite plans to entrench and expand around the country. However, we also know that the organized protest in North Carolina is inspiring similar resistance around the country. As we learned from the civil rights movement, small and discreet protests often grow and organized peaceful disobedience are an effective way of catalyzing change. In that spirit, we will continue to support and raise our voices for human rights!
Endorse the Call for the Obama Administration to Adopt a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice
On March 21, 2013, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) and the Human Rights at Home Campaign launched the Once And For All campaign. Once And For All is a national call for the Obama Administration to develop a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice in consultation with communities directly affected by structural racism in the United States. 126 national and local organizations signed on to the below open letter urging the Obama Administration to uphold its human rights obligations by addressing structural racism here at home.
To endorse the campaign, please complete the information below. Please only endorse the call for a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice if you have the authority to do so on behalf of your organization.
Individuals interested in supporting this campaign can sign the petition.
Call on the Obama Administration to Adopt a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice
The US Human Rights Network and the Human Rights at Home Campaign are circulating the below sign-on letter, calling on the Obama Administration to develop a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice to meet its human rights obligations to comprehensively address structural racism in the United States.
To sign on your organization, please fill out the information below. Please do not sign unless you have the authority to do so for your organization. This form is not for individuals. Individuals interested in signing on should please join our petition. The deadline for signing on is March 19th. The letter will be submitted to the Administration on March 21st as an open letter.
Dear President Obama, we need your leadership in clearing up the U.S. discrimination problem, Once And For All
The US Human Rights Network and the Human Rights at Home Campaign have created this petition to call for the Obama Administration to develop and follow-through on a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice to make good on its human rights obligations in the United States.
A National Plan of Action for Racial Justice will create concrete targets for achieving, long overdue racial equality and reduce race disparities in the U.S. In short, we need a way for the government, national and local, to be held accountable when it comes to addressing structural racism in the U.S, and we need it in writing with signatures to know that it’s real.
The U.S. has ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and is obligated to address structural racism. The National Plan of Action will identify concrete steps the Obama Administration intends to take to meet its human rights obligations and fully comply with ICERD.
Join the call for the Obama Administration to develop a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice. Sign the petition and spread the word!