Lobbying Workshop

“Building a bridge to the capitol”

Amnesty International Group 39 is holding a lobbying workshop event on October 4 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside. See event flyer.

The event is aimed at people who would like to learn more about the lobbying process and would like to hear from some of us about our recent lobbying experiences.

  • Learn why lobbying has impact
  • Practice how to deliver an effective message to your legislator(s)
  • Hear from elected officials how your voice matters

2016 Annual Human Rights Festival and Write-a-thon

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Join Amnesty International Pittsburgh (group 39) and many other inspiring Pittsburgh rights groups and community leaders on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 for our annual Write-a-thon and Human Rights Festival.

Held from 6-9 pm at Calvary Episcopal Church, this year marks the 30th 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.

2016 Lobby weeks

lobby-weeks-2016Members of Group 39 lobby members of Congress to support refugee rights, in particular the Refugee Protection Act. From top to bottom:

with Jordan Ball, Regional Representative in Senator
Robert Casey’s Pittsburgh office

with Matt Blackburn, Western Pennsylvania
Director for Senator Pat Toomey

with Congressman Mike Doyle