Friday, November 18, 2016

AI Madison Group #139 Weekly Update - November 18, 2016

​Greetings Everyone!
     Many of us are coming to terms with the surprising results of the U.S. Presidential election. To emphasize once more... we are a nonpartisan organization. Amnesty has issued a public statement, a letter to President-Elect Trump, and a guide called, "Know Your Rights as a Human Rights Defender." Our group is dedicated to shedding a light on human rights and we are tackling the issues of racism, immigrant & refugee discrimination, women's rights, death penalty & prison reforms, religious respect, LGBTi rights, freedom of speech & press, and protecting our environment. There will be many petitions to sign such as this one from the Southern Poverty Law Center and letters to be written. If you choose to join a rally such as the "Women's March on Washington" on January 21, stay safe. Please share your stories, photos, and your activism with us. Send your emails to Azam at      
     Welcome to our newest members, Melody and Ali. We are so happy that you have decided to join us as we take action for human rights. If you have human rights news items, events, actions, or videos that you would like to share with us, please send them to Azam, our Group Leader, at
     IMPORTANT: We are looking for some volunteers to expand our social media outreach. Help us from the comfort of your home and work with Azam and Debbie. If you are interested, please contact Azam at    
     Write for Rights 2016: This week's featured case is for Native American activist, Leonard Peltier, who has been imprisoned for more than four decades after an unfair legal process and trial. Please read his case file and consider writing on his behalf. Our Group #139 will mail your letters. Please send them to 350 South Hamilton Street, Unit 501, Madison, WI  53703 or send them electronically to All of our Write for Rights cases can be found here.

Click here for Links to this week's Amnesty International and Human Rights Information and Actions