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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 … Continue reading

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Amnesty International USA on gun safety and legislation

Here’s a link to AIUSA’s position on the March 24th March for our Lives and the gun safety movement. Look for a more detailed report in April. https://medium.com/@amnestyusa/gun-violence-is-a-human-rights-issue-81286dd6e2e4  

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March Monthly Meeting

On this month’s agenda: 1) Death Penalty abolition round-up – we were sooo close! 2) Commencing work on our newly assigned Prisoner of Conscience, Veronica Razo. This will be the bulk of the meeting. 3) Discussion on potential involvement in … Continue reading

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February Meeting

On the agenda this month: Three members of the Ogaden Youth & Student Union will be giving a presentation regarding recent events. OYSU is an international youth organization that advocates for the rights of the Somali people in the Ogaden … Continue reading

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“Guantanamo, Lawlessness, and the Myth of American Exceptionalism”

Most Americans have forgotten that Guantanamo prison camp even still exists. But Amnesty International hasn’t. People are still held there without charge or trial. Just like in the dictatorships we love to criticize overseas. It’s well past time to close it … Continue reading

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January 2018 Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday,  January 2nd, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to see you. On the docket for this month: a) Update regarding … Continue reading

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December Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, December 5th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to see you.   For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm … Continue reading

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Seattle Writes For Rights

Every year Amnesty International celebrates the Dec 10th signing of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights by organizing a worldwide letter writing campaign, highlighting a selection of cases taken from the work we do all year long. Tens of … Continue reading

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November Meeting

This month’s meeting will include a wrap-up of last month’s Statewide Meeting, discussion on how we can promote I-940 (the police accountability initiative), planning for the December 10th Write-a-thon, death penalty, and more. It’s the perfect way to spend the … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos Opening Night

Thursday, November 2nd @ 5:30-8:30 will be the opening night for El Centro de la Raza’s Dia de los Muertos exhibit, featuring altarpieces by Amnesty International Group 4, De-Escalate Washington, WARN, and many, many more. Amnesty’s alter is dedicated to … Continue reading

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