(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Frank Jannuzi, deputy executive director for Amnesty International USA, issued the following statement in response to the passing of United States Senator Frank Lautenberg from New Jersey:
"Earlier today, the U.S. Senate lost one of its esteemed members. Senator Frank Lautenberg supported key issues including pushing for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and supporting a United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. Amnesty International USA sends its condolences to his family, staff and friends. He will be sorely missed."
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.