from the

Mid-Atlantic Regional Office

Week of February 28 - March 6th, 2011


What happened last week?

- Bahrain, Libya and Yemen Solidarity Rally @ the White House last Saturday & was attended by around 200 people.. Continue to be an activist for Libya and watch for updates on the Amnesty Blog!!

- The monthly Free Filep Karma Rally was a success. And check out fantastic volunteer leader, Claudia Vandermade in the news!

What’s new this week?

- Jamnesty for Human Rights @

James Madison High School -

Wed. March 2nd, 6-9pm!!

- Check out the March Campaigns Bulletin and see what action you can take today!!

- Film Screening: ‘After Innocence’@ Busboys and Poets - March 3rd, 6:30pm

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Want to plan for the rest of the month? Check out our new calendar!

Want us to include your next event? Submit it to the AIUSA Event Center today!

Did you know?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10th, 1948.  This day is celebrated annually as International Human Rights Day.

Group Organizing Tip:

When discussing issues, make sure everyone in the group has equal input and all ideas are respected.

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*Look for more ideas in the

Spring 2011 Core Action

Filep Karma T-shirt Design contest -

Deadline Extended!!

Submit your T-shirt design TODAY! We’ve extended the deadline until March 14th, so get your designs in right away!  Be the winning designer & get an all expenses paid trip to DC for you & your friends for Get On The Bus-DC .

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It’s time to end the death penalty. Take action now!

Visit HERE to learn how to become an even better abolition activist!!

Keep in Mind

Have you sent in your annual group assessment fee yet? If not, now is the time! The deadline is March 15, so make sure to send it right away! These fees help us support all groups around the Mid-Atlantic region to strengthen their human rights activism

Click HERE for more information

Many thanks to those groups that have already sent us your annual group assessment fee!

Register for the 2011 Annual General Meeting!

Come celebrate Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary at the AGM in San Francisco, March 18-20. There’s still time to register!! Click HERE for more info!

To read more about the Mid-Atlantic Region’s AGM representative, superstar activist Stephanie Viggiano, click HERE!

Looking Ahead!

$10 @door INCLUDES ½ price draft beers, rail drinks and burgers!

All proceeds towards Get On The Bus-DC sponsored by AI Group 536 - Washington, DC!

-Do you have something you want us to include?  If your group is organizing an event we should know about, if you know a great Amnesty volunteer we should profile, or if you have a great piece of Amnesty love to share, send it to us today!


Want to know what's going on in with AIUSA? Check out this month's issue of CONNECT for updates on priority campaigns, plus updates on uprisings in Egypt and across the Middle East!

For more info. on anything in the region, or to subscribe to this weekly newsletter, contact aiusama@aiusa.org

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