Every year during the month of December, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send letters and sign online petitions on behalf of someone they’ve never met, as part of Amnesty International’s Traditional Write for Rights. Our messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion (called prisoners of conscience by Amnesty), support human rights defenders, stop torture, commute death sentences, and end other human rights abuses.
Letter writing has always been at the heart of Amnesty International’s human rights campaigning, and 60 years of human rights activism shows us that it still works. See: https://write.amnestyusa.org/good-news/ Volume matters: the more participants in Write for Rights, the more letters and e-mail messages we generate, increasing our influence on government officials.
Meet this year’s cases at: https://write.amnestyusa.org/
Watch this space for information on how to get involved in this year’s Annual Write4Rights.