America’s political and legal systems should uplift its most marginalized communities by providing justice and safety to those who need it most. These societal responsibilities belong to the state and should operate with democratic public oversight -- human rights should not be a bottom-line for a corporation.
We must continue to combat the privatization of human rights and build a justice system that:
Here's a look at the types of policy projects or campaigns you could undertake in the Human Rights Issue Area:
A look at some active campaigns fighting for the public good in Human Rights across the nation:
Some examples of Roosevelt student written policies advocating for the public good in the Human Rights Issue Area:
Read more about why cash-bail is especially problematic for low-income people of color, and how to get involved working to end it.
Learn about why the DOJ announced in 2016 that it was going to phase out its contracts with private prisons (a decision that has since been reversed).
The troubled past of CCA doesn't erase with its name change to CoreCivic; the company is just one example of why private prisons are bad for our country.