2018 Seattle Write-for-Rights Write-a-thon!

Please join us as we host our annual Write-a-thon. Each year Amnesty International selects cases representative of our years-long work for equality for people everywhere. We join with Amnesty groups the world over, joining a movement of people around the world using the power of collective action—millions of us, each doing a small part—to help people.

People around the world, like you, each write a letter to a government official responsible for the case. These letters pile up in their of offices and can’t be ignored—imagine receiving a million letters! We supplement these letters with e-mail actions, lobbying, media attention and social media to increase the pressure on those of officials. We also write “solidarity” notes to the people we are trying to help, or their families, to give them hope.

Where: Montlake Public Library, 2401 24th Ave East, Seattle.

https://www.spl.org/hours-and-locations/montlake-branch

When: Sunday December 9th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

If you can’t make it to the event you can also participate online here:

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November Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, November 6th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.   For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm

On our agenda for this month

* Review of our Statewide Meeting last month

*Preview of our annual Right For Rights event Sunday, Dec 9th at Montlake Library

* Update on our adopted case, José Adrian

*Latest news and action on immigration and family separations

 

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October Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, Oct 2nd , at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.   For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm  

On this month’s agenda:

1) More work on our adopted human rights case, José Adrian

2) Discussion about the Oct 13th AI WA Statewide Conference

3) October 10th is International Day Against the Death Penalty!

4) Initial planning for our annual Human Rights Day Write-a-thon in December

You won’t want to miss this one!

 

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September Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, September 4th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.  

On this month’s agenda:

  • Updates about our Statewide Meeting on October 13th. Stay tuned for details!
  • More work on our adopted case, José Adrian.
  • More items as they present.

For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm 

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August Meeting

Our August meeting is this Tuesday, August 7th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you. For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm

On this month’s docket:
a) Update and planning for our adopted case José Adrian
b) Picnic planning!
c) Legislative and Death Penalty updates
d) announcement and discussion of our Statewide Meeting in October

 

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AI Group 4 Summer Schedule

July – no Monthly Meeting in July, as it conflicted with the Holiday. But we’ll be posting online actions you can take in the meantime.

August – Our usual Monthly Meeting resumes on Tuesday, August 7th, 6:30 at the Library of the University Friends Center near the University Bridge

PLUS – our annual Human Rights Picnic! Saturday, August 11th at 11:00AM. Greenlake Park on the west side of the lake, near Seattle Public Theater. Stay tuned for details!

Here’s a little something to tide you over until August:

https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-disappearances-insufficiently-investigated-mexico-ua-120-18/

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June Meeting

Come join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, June 5th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.   For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm  

On this month’s Agenda:

*Work on our adopted case, José Adrian. Letter writing, update on the Mexican Consulate move next month, early planning for Consulate and/or Legislative visits, etc.

*Update on our death penalty work.

*Report back about Saturday’s China Human Rights Rally

* Discussion about summer picnic details. Stay tuned here for details!

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AI Group 4 at Cinco de Mayo

By now you’re probably beginning to wonder how to spend what looks to be a beautiful sunny weekend in Seattle.

Might we suggest El Centro de la Raza’s always fabulous Cinco de Mayo Celebration? It features music, dancing, food, colorful costumes, but most of all a chance to meet local social justice organizations and help people all over Latin America, including the US. Amnesty International Group 4 will be there, and we always love to talk to people about human rights!

 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Saturday, May 5, 2018 11 AM-5 PM

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May Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday,  May 1st, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. 

On this month’s Agenda:

*Strategizing for our information table at Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration at El Centro de la Raza.

*Update on the status of our Prisoner of Conscience search

*Death Penalty news

All Are Welcome

For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm  

 

 

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April Monthly Meeting

On this month’s agenda:

a) fighting the nomination of torturer Gina Haspel to head the CIA

b) update on our Prisoner of Conscience

c) Death Penalty update

d) the Stop Online Violence Against Women campaign

…and more. Please do stop by and lend a hand, learn the issues, or just say hello. 

Tuesday, April 3rd at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM.  For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm  

 

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