The Human Rights Action Center was founded by Jack Healey, human rights activist and pioneer. An effective and innovative leader in the human rights movement for 60 years, Jack helped move the topic of human rights from closed-door diplomatic negotiations to widespread awareness, public debate, and direct citizen action. Colleagues credit him with making human rights a major focus of governments, advocacy organization, and individuals around the world.
Called ‘Mr. Human Rights‘ by U.S. News and World Report, Jack brought human rights to the global stage by his creative use of media and enlistment of world-class musical talent as advocates and spokespersons as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA for 12 years.
The Human Rights Action Center (HRAC) is a voice for the voiceless and an advocate for human rights for all of the world. HRAC partners with leaders in the creative arts world (music, theater, film, written word) to focus awareness on areas of critical importance in the struggle for human rights and lend a hand to some of the less-publicized cases of human rights abuse and neglect.
We welcome involvement on all levels and look forward to many more voices in the chorus calling for human freedoms. One way this can be achieved is through our initiatives to have the Universal Declaration of Human Rights printed in all passports. Please see the Support HRAC page for more information about helping in the work.
The Human Rights Action Center is committed to creating awareness and access to human rights for all people. We encourage you to engage as a citizen and communicate your concerns about human rights to your government. By sending a written letter to your local government representative, you can help to raise awareness on human rights issues that matter to you. To contact your local representative, you can consult this Online Congressional Directory to find their contact information.
Looking for a cause to get involved in? HRAC would like you to contact your local representatives about our initiative to have the Universal Declaration of Human Rights printed in all passports. Your letter can help push our government to take this step towards universal human rights. By sending this letter you are asking the government to acknowledge that these rights belong to all people and the governments themselves. The more you help, the greater are our chances for success.
Another way to support the Human Rights Action Center is by donating to the organization. HRAC is a non-profit organization and is currently engaged in several human rights campaigns. We need YOU to help us succeed. Please make a donation to help us continue our work.