Time to Start Writing, Stamping, and Sending!

Today is the first official day of Amnesty International’s 2008 Global Write-a-thon! Over the next week and a half, thousands of people around the world will be writing letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders, and other individuals at risk. Because so many people around the world are participating, authorities will receive a tidal wave of letters appealing for the human rights of these individuals, and they will find it hard to ignore.

There has already been a huge amount of interest in the US. Over 6,800 people have registered on the AIUSA website, pledging to write over 185,000 letters, and there has been support from different blogs, as well as on Facebook. There are even resources available in Spanish.

If you have any doubts as to whether or not your participation can really make a difference, all you have to do is check out this letter from Sami al-Hajj, a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was featured in the 2007 Write-a-thon, or read about some of the other successful cases.

Just because the Write-a-thon starts today doesn’t mean it’s too late! All you need is a pen, paper, stamps, and the desire to change someone’s life.

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4 thoughts on “Time to Start Writing, Stamping, and Sending!

  1. i do a paper search for amnesty international do you have a legal personality article for this? thanks for the reply

  2. i do a paper search for amnesty international do you have a legal personality article for this? thanks for the reply

  3. Hi Amir, I'm not sure I completely understand what you're asking for. Could you please send an email message to explaining with more detail what you need? Hopefully then we will be able to help you.

  4. Hi Amir, I’m not sure I completely understand what you’re asking for. Could you please send an email message to explaining with more detail what you need? Hopefully then we will be able to help you.