Amnesty International - USA

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. We are the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization.

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Thursday, April 08, 2021
Amnesty International USA Statement on President Joe Biden’s Actions to Curb Gun Violence
Today, Amnesty International USA released the following statements to support President Joe Biden’s plan to announce several actions geared towards reducing gun violence. The actions include: Increasing available federal funding for community gun violence intervention programs through the American...
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Friday, April 02, 2021
Repealing Sanctions on the ICC is a Critical First Step
Responding to the Biden administration repealing the previous administration’s sanctions on International Criminal Court (ICC) staff, Daniel Balson, the advocacy director at Amnesty International USA said: "Today, the Biden administration took a critical first step towards removing obstacles to...
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Thursday, April 01, 2021
Amnesty International USA Statement on Mass Shooting in Orange, California
Amnesty International USA released the following statement after reports emerged of a mass shooting in Orange, California, which reportedly left four people dead and two others injured. The shooting occurred just hours after President Joe Biden allocated $5 billion out of his $12 billion American...
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Amnesty International USA Statement on White House’s Support of Community Violence Prevention Programs
Today, President Biden announced the American Jobs Plan , calling on Congress to pass a $12 billion investment in workers facing significant challenges. Part of this $12 billion investment includes $5 billion over eight years in support of evidence-based community violence prevention programs. In a...
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Congress Must Hold Big Tech to Account for Their Rights-Abusing Business Models
Ahead of the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter testifying before Congress today, Joe Westby, Acting Deputy Director of Amnesty Tech, said: “Social media companies have failed to protect people from content on their platforms that incites violence or advocacy of hatred. And despite growing calls...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Amnesty International USA Applauds Virginia for Abolishing the Death Penalty
Reacting to news that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the Commonwealth, Kristina Roth, Senior Advocate for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, released the following statement: “We welcome this news. The death penalty is...
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Amnesty International USA Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Gun Violence
Following the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on gun violence, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released the following statement from End Gun Violence Manager Ernest Coverson. The hearing comes one day after 10 people were fatally shot in a Colorado supermarket, and one week after six Asian...
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Friday, March 19, 2021
Facebook Building a Version of Instagram for Children Under 13
In response to reports that Facebook is building a version of Instagram for children under 13, Rasha Abdul-Rahim, Co-Director of Amnesty Tech, said: “Facebook poses one of the biggest threats when it comes to children's privacy. Increasing safeguards for children online is paramount, but the fact...
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Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Georgia Shooting Yet Another Cry for U.S. Government Action to End Gun Violence, Confront Misogyny, and Denounce Anti-AAPI Hate
Following reports indicating that shootings left eight people dead in the Atlanta area, most of them Asian-American and women, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) released the following statement from Chief Inclusion & Strategic Innovation Officer Minjon Tholen: "This morning, an entire community...
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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Amnesty International USA Responds to Andrea Sahouri Being Found Not Guilty
Today, a jury in Polk City Iowa found Des Moines Register journalist Andrea Sahouri, who was arrested at a Black Lives Matter protest in 2020 simply for doing her job as a reporter, not guilty on charges of “failure to disperse” and “interference with official acts.” The prosecutor insisted on...
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