Saturday, December 02, 2006

Human Rights Day, 2006. ALATKT- 418.

Human Rights Day, 2006. A Librarian at the Kitchen Table- 418.
Denounce Torture Initiative
Amnesty International USA

Amnesty International writes:
We recognize a significant day for human rights next week. December 10 marks the date the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was unanimously adopted by the United Nations in 1948.

This year, we are trying to do something we have never done before -- mobilize half a million people to take action. Our goal is to gather 500,000 signatures on the “America I Believe In” pledge by June 2007. This will send a clear message to our elected officials that the America we believe in leads the world on human rights.

The White House and Congress must hear from grassroots activists in great numbers that we refuse to tolerate our nation’s effort to undermine our vision of human rights. Help us create the political change we wish to see.

Gathering pledge signatures is just one of three ways you can get involved this December 10. We have designed three levels of engagement. Each level has actions, activity ideas and useful fact sheets to help you promote International Human Rights Day. However you decide to participate, make sure to sign up to stay connected.

Thanks so much for all your help on this issue.


Suha Dabbousseh
Coordinator, Denounce Torture Initiative
Amnesty International USA

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