Above: Some of the letters written by about 40 participants on Wendesday, June 15.
We heard testimony from two mothers of gun violence victims, updates about current legislative efforts in Pennsylvania, and wrote letters to express our viewpoints to key legislators in Harrisburg.
Help stop the violence. Let’s work together for sensible gun laws in Pennsylvania.
co-sponsored by Amnesty International Group 39 and CeaseFirePA
Join us on Wednesday, June 15, 6-8pm at the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center (1852 Enoch St, in the Hill district) for an action meeting to support sensible gun control legislation in PA.
The even will begin with short presenations by Amnesty group 39 members, Rob Conroy from CeaseFirePA, and victims of gun violence. This will be followed by letter writing actions to educate PA lawmakers about the need for universal background checks and mandatory reporting of missing firearms.
Light refreshments will be provided.
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.