Friday, February 10, 2017

Group #139 of Amnesty International Weekly Update February 20, 2017

 Hi Everyone,
     Thank you for your patience as our group's Media Campaign transitions and evolves. We would like to welcome Melody to the Media Team. She and Azam will be doing the lion's share of the work regarding our website, Facebook, Twitter, and Weekly Update. Our goal has been to (1) distribute human rights information and (2) encourage our members and the public to take action. We thank the team for the time they have spent to learn the technical aspects of website maintenance and social media outreach. If you are interested in volunteering and being a part of this team, please contact Azam at You do not need to be in the Madison area to be on the team. The work can be challenging, creative, and rewarding!
     I would also like to thank Farideh and Wayne for their continuing contributions. If any of our members would like to share human rights petitions, events, videos, or books with our group, please send an email to Azam. The Media Team will look them over and post if appropriate. Thank you so much.
     We now have about 70 members in our Group #139. Welcome to our newest members: Gabriel, Janan, Mahnaz, Rosanne, Jennifer, Erica, Zohreh, Elika, Moldy, Ali, and Elike (#2). Image the effect we would have if each and every one of us signed a petition or wrote a letter today.  That would be awesome!!!
     Here are some actions that you can take right now: (1) Write letters on behalf Amnesty International Urgent Action cases, (2) Tell Senate. Oppose the Muslim Ban Online Petition, (3) End the horror in Syrian prisons Email Action, and (4) URGENT Refugees are Freezing on Greek Islands Online Petition. One of the top news stories this week came from Amnesty International. They reported on the mass hangings at the Syrian prison, Saydnaya Prison. Another news story that did not receive as much coverage comes from Iran and reports on the daily executions that are taking place.  Happening RIGHT NOW... Amnesty Action taking place right now in front of Trump Towers. Click here for video.
     As you may have noticed our weekly list of links is missing from this Weekly Update. Here are some links from our website. Also check out our Facebook page which has been updated during this transition. We hope to have everything (website posts, Facebook, Twitter, and Weekly Update) up an running at full speed again soon.
     Peace to All,
  • Here is a link to our 2017 URGENT ACTIONS.  
  • Here is a link to our 2017 ONLINE PETITIONS.
  • Here is a link to our 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS NEWS.