Amnesty International Local Group 15,
Concord Area, Massachusetts
Amnesty International is a global movement of millions of people demanding human rights for all people-no matter who they are or where they are.
Amnesty Group 15 is based in the communities in and around Concord, Massachusetts. We work to protect and promote human rights locally, nationally and throughout the world.
Our meetings are usually held in Concord on the third Tuesday of the month. Although meetings are now in-person after several years on zoom, we may occasionally have a virtual meeting. If you would like information about Group 15 or if you are interested in attending our meeting. please email: email@example.com
A typical meeting will include: an urgent action, advocacy for our Prisoner of Conscience case, updates on criminal justice reform, the state of death penalty in the U.S., Community Partnership with Dignity in Asylum, actions centered on immigration reform, and most recently LGBTQ+ rights.
Tuesday, September 19,2023
Tuesday, October 17,2023
Take Action for:
1) Leonard Peltier
We are urging President Biden to grant clemency for Native American Activist Leonard Peltier, in prison for close to 50 years and who will be 79 on 9/12/23. There are serious and ongoing concerns about the fairness of his trial,conviction and parole hearings. Given these concerns, his age, health, and the importance of his case to Indian Country, his release is in the best interests of justice and healing.
2) Banned Books Week:
Amnesty focuses on freedom of opinion & expression, highlighting those at risk because of their work
3) the Afghan Adjustment Act
(S.2327 and H.R.4627) reintroduced on July 14, 2023,
"Meeting the promises made by veterans is honorable. Providing a pathway to legal permanent residency for Afghan evacuees is just."