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Urgent Actions

We must demand that our public health departments IMMEDIATELY release detainees in ICE custody as well as all those charged with low-level and non-violent offenses. Call Ohio Governor and local government officials in Butler, Geauga, Morrow, and Seneca County Jails to demand that they #FreeThemAll.
The Rapid Response Network responds to urgent human rights alerts from Colombia, Central America and Southern Mexico. As a result, human rights crimes are brought to light, perpetrators brought to justice, and lives spared. Our voices do make a difference!
On December 1st, 2020, the City of Cleveland lifted the utility shutoff moratorium on Cleveland Public Power (CPP) and Cleveland Water. Although Cleveland City Council has expressed a verbal commitment to halting CPP and Cleveland Water shutoffs through April 1, there is nothing in writing requiring CPP and Cleveland Water to abide by this policy. Northeast Ohioans need a formal written moratorium on electricity and water shutoffs due to underpayment to CPP and Cleveland Water, respectively, through the end of the pandemic and the following six months.
President Biden has taken steps to address some urgent needs in the immigration system, but deportations and expulsions continue. Previous and current administrations have failed in their legal duty to protect the human rights of all migrants, particularly Indigenous peoples. The Biden administration needs to recognize, consult, and directly engage with the leadership of Indigenous and Black migrants.
HR 1574: The Bertha Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act. Today Hondurans need our advocacy, as they fill the streets to fight the theft of public resources by a corrupt regime -- and continue 10 years of nonviolent resistance amidst lethal repression by the state.