Write for Rights with Amnesty International

This is the duty of our generation as we enter the twenty-first century — solidarity with the weak, the persecuted, the lonely, the sick, and those in despair.” ~ Elie Wiesel

Tomorrow kick’s off Amnesty International’s Global Write-a-thon, the world’s largest letter writing event. The Write-a-thon is a global event leading up to International Human Right’s Day ~ 10 December. From 5-13 December, everyone is encouraged to write letters and send postcards supporting human rights. You have the option of writing as an individual or writing as a group. I chose to write as an individual and will be sending my letters off this week.
The idea is to use the letters to pressure authorities into releasing individuals who have been unjustly imprisoned or who are being tortured and abused by governments. Last year, more than 7000 letters were written to great success. Go here to read those stories.
You can also sign the petition to free Aung San Suu Kyi and other prisoners of conscience in Myanmar. To read Aung San Suu Kyi’s story, go here. You can read other cases here.
Remember as long as one person is oppressed because of their beliefs, we are all oppressed.

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*This post is not endorsed by Amnesty International

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