Emi L. Massachusetts

Human Rights

According to the UN, all humans should have the basic right to have access to food, clean water, and shelter. Yet 1 in 9 people lack sufficient access to water, and nearly 1 billion people do not have enough food to eat.

Dear Future President, 

On December 10th, 1948, the UN announced the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that stated 30 birthrights all humans have. But today, almost 78 years later, over 2/3 of the population lacks access to one or more of these rights, and this is a huge problem. 

But let's look at it on that scale that you, the President, can change. In the USA, 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure houses in 2015, violating Article 25. Another violation of Article 25 was in 2014, when about 2 million lived on the streets . Millions of your hardworking citizens are living on the streets, and you need to do something about it. 

More examples of violations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are the countless acts of vandalism against Islamic property and regional anti-semitism (Article 19 & 20), the unequal pay that men and women receive (Article 23), and the police brutality targeted towards black men (Article 2). 

Clearly, we are failing to uphold these rights for our people, and as president, you have the power to help change that. Millions are suffering because previous presidents have not been taking the right course of action to solve these problems. I hope that you will use your power to make the right choices. 

To view all 30 articles: http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/


Emi L.