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Local Groups

A grassroots movement for human rights

In hundreds of communities across the United States, Amnesty International groups come together to protect human rights.

Local Groups, sometimes referred to as chapters, are formed by people in a geographic area. Student Groups, sometimes called clubs, are on high school and college campuses across the country.

Local Groups and Student Groups meet regularly and engage in specific human rights campaigns. For example, some groups choose a case of one person imprisoned for exercising his or her human rights and campaign to free that person, while other groups work to pass City Council resolutions welcoming refugees.