Amnesty International USA to Co-Sponsor Women’s March on Washington on January 21

“We’re proud to stand with people from all across the country to declare that women’s rights are human rights and to demand that the new administration and Congress protect everyone’s human rights,” said Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. “We decided to cosponsor the Women’s March on Washington to help send a loud and clear message that human rights must be respected.” Read the complete press release: Amnesty International USA

Urgent Action

No Refugee-Bashing in My Name! Tell Congress to Help Refugees

Dozens of hateful anti-refugee bills have been introduced in Congress—and dangerous anti-refugee rhetoric is getting louder than ever.

There are 60 million refugee and displaced persons. All countries have an obligation to help, but most rich countries have left poorer, mainly Middle Eastern, African, and South Asian countries to host 86% of the global refugee population.  Read more and take action

Thank You!

To everyone who wrote letters during this year’s Write for Rights campaign, thank you! Please look at the list of recent successes. Hopefully more will be added soon, including all of the people on whose behalf we just wrote.

We gave out many more stacks of info packs; so there may have been more letters. What we know for sure is that the following letters were mailed by this group:

For Annie Alfred: 13
for Bayram and Giyas: 10
for Edward Snowden: 10
for Eren Keskin: 11
for Formusoh Ivo Feh: 11
for Ilham Tohti: 11
for the Indigenous Peoples of the Peace River: 11
for Johan Teterrissa: 12
for Leonard Peltier: 11
for Máxima Acuña: 11
for Shawkan: 11
for Zeynab Jalalian: 11
and for our own Itai Dzamara: 11