LETTER:Letter campaign

Every year around Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, the Olympic Peninsula Amnesty International chapter invites everyone to join us in writing letters to free prisoners of conscience from prisons around the world with the Write for Rights campaign.

The world’s largest human rights letter writing event is a grassroots tradition of people worldwide taking action on behalf of prisoners of conscience and human rights defenders.

This year’s 13 cases include Chow Hang-tung, a young human rights lawyer jailed in Hong Kong for remembering the victims of Tiananmen Square; Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara, an artist jailed for five years for planning to attend a protest in Cuba; and Dorgelesse Nguessan, a single mother arrested while attending her first-ever protest in Cameroon.

Letters truly have the power to change lives, and throughout Amnesty International’s 61 years, many people have been freed because of Write for Rights.

Please sign up to write at https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/write-for-rights.

If you don’t have much time, there’s even a link to “support all 13 individuals here.”

We encourage you to join our Olympic Peninsula chapter by emailing us at ptamnesty@gmail.com.

We now meet monthly by Zoom.

Wendy Feltham

Port Townsend