Following an idea from Kathleen Lucas (Amnesty USA area coordinator for central and eastern PA), we wrote Valentine’s card to Governor Tom Wolf during our February meeting, with the following message:
“Thanks for being a human rights hero by declaring a moratorium [on the death penalty] and welcoming Syrian refugees!”
Join Amnesty International Pittsburgh (group 39) and many other inspiring Pittsburgh rights groups and community leaders on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 for our annual Write-a-thon and Human Rights Festival.
Held from 6-9 pm at Calvary Episcopal Church, this year marks the 29th annual gathering, during which you contribute to writing between 500 and 1000 letters on important human rights cases of our time.
Stop in and stay as long as you can. Write letters. Talk to other activists. Check out information tables about local groups working in Pittsburgh on local, national and international issues. Fortify yourself with the free refreshments.
Candlelight Ceremony and City Council Proclamation at 7:30 pm.
Reminder: Monthly meeting of Amnesty International Group 39 is this Monday, July 13th at 7 pm. @ First Unitarian Church, Ellsworth & Morewood.
We’ll review the successful Write to Witness event, plan our annual picnic in August, and write letters to prisoners! See you there!