Please join Amnesty International USA for an important film screening of Valentine Road at 7pm on Thursday, August 14th at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The screening is free and open to the public and seating is first-come, first-serve, so we recommend that people arrive at about 6:30 for the 7pm start time. Director Marta Cunningham will join us for a Q&A after the screening.
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on how women are uniquely impacted by gun violence. Amnesty is joining with voices across the country and telling Congress its time to #protectallwomen from gun violence. Congress must close loopholes that enable abusers to access and possess firearms. Today’s hearing is a significant step towards raising awareness of this critical issue. Tune in and tell your Senators to pass legislation to end gun violence against women and save lives. http://1.usa.gov/1tXvyUW
Today activists around the world are honoring the International Day In Support of Survivors of Torture. Amnesty USA honors today by highlighting the cases of more than one hundred men and women of color who were tortured by Chicago police commander Jon Burge between 1972 and 1991. These decades of brutality tore apart families and communities, and the survivors have been denied the reparations needed to make them whole. Join us as we urge the Chicago City Council to ensure reparations for survivors by passing the Reparations Ordinance for the Chicago Police Torture Survivors. Add your voice to the call to #STOPTORTURE!
Urgent Action! Texan inmate Anthony Doyle is set to be executed tomorrow despite the use of false evidence to distort his character during trial. Help us halt this unjust execution and have Anthony’s death sentence commuted!
Calling all our Human Rights defenders in California!! Urgent Action today!
We have a big favor to ask:
Can you call Senator Feinstein’s office today with the message below?
Why? We are super close to getting a very important report on CIA torture made public, but we need one more push to Feinstein. She’s in charge of the committee that wrote the report and we need her to ensure that it is released as soon as possible. She needs to call a committee vote on whether to release the report.
Please make a call and ask others to do the same!
Feinstein’s office number: 415.393.0707
Here’s a sample script:
"Hello, I live in California and I want to thank Senator Feinstein for her efforts against torture. I urge her to do all she can to ensure that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture is made public as soon as possible. Not just the executive summary but the whole report. We have a right to the truth and release of the this report will help prevent torture in the future. Thank you."
AmnestyWest is looking for Summer 2014 Interns!! If you are interested in working for Amnesty International’s San Francisco Office, visit www.amnestyusa.org/employment for information