Comox Valley Action Circle needs letter writers

Every year Amnesty International members mark Human Rights Day by sponsoring Write for Rights activities.

Join the biggest human rights event of the year.

Every year Amnesty International members mark Human Rights Day by sponsoring Write for Rights activities.

The Comox Valley Action Circle invites you to stop by the Zocalo Café this Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. and join them to write letters. It’s a simple act that can save a life, reunite a family and focus more dignity and respect for human rights globally.

Based on core values of non-discrimination, equality, fairness and universality, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by world leaders in 1948.

The cases selected for this year’s event include human rights activists jailed and tortured for speaking out, as well as indigenous activists whose lives are in danger for trying to protect their lands.

Letter writing works.

Hundreds of thousands of letters from Amnesty members around the world have helped free prisoners of conscience, encouraged governments to protect human rights defenders at risk and supported persons or communities suffering human rights abuses.

Last year, writers in Canada contributed more than 32,000 letters to a global total of more than one million. The goal this year is to do even more.

For more information about Amnesty International and the cases selected for this Write for Rights action, go to www.amnesty.ca. To learn more about the Comox group go to http://1cxvamnesty.wordpress.com.

— Comox Valley Action Circle

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