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Ready To Act

Dear Gabriel,

Act.

That’s what 15,000 of you told me Amnesty does best. Here are some other things I learned from last month’s survey responses:

You believe Amnesty International makes an impact on human rights by mobilizing supporters like you.

You’re ready to act — you want to attend rallies, get online and use social media to contact elected officials, write letters, and connect with families and friends.

You’ve got priorities. You want to work on behalf of individuals, defend the human rights of women, and respond to crisis situations around the world as they develop. And we see strong interest in working on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights; immigrant rights; and corporate responsibility.

A big thank you to everyone who took the survey. We are already using the information to develop cutting-edge tools that will create an even greater impact and help us respond quickly to developing situations.

Let’s get started today. Congress is about to vote on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This legislation aims to protect women from violence and exploitation, but at this moment, many critical parts of the bill — provisions that would protect Native American women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, and immigrant women in particular — are in danger of being left out.

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill within a week – Tell your Senator that we need a strong Violence Against Women Act that protects ALL women.

Thanks again for all you do for Amnesty,

Suzanne Nossel
Executive Director
Amnesty International USA

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