Activists on the front lines

We are a grassroots membership organization – with volunteers who shape, lead, and carry out our work to protect human rights. With more than 7 million members and supporters worldwide, more than a million of whom are in the United States. 

Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. Volunteer leaders fill a wide range of critical roles: they start and run local groups, they manage legislative advocacy in the states, they drive campaigns in individual cases and on major reforms, and they engage more people in fighting for human rights. In other words, they change the world. Here are a few of their stories.

Todd Schwarz

Area Coordinator (AC)

ACs are volunteers that organize groups in their state to collaborate on initiatives, develop partnerships with other human rights activists, and mobilize to protect human rights.

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Zoya Waliany

Saudi Arabia Country Specialist

Country and Thematic Specialists are volunteers with expertise in specific areas who work to develop and implement AIUSA strategies to advance human rights.

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Anita Teekah

Legislative Coordinator (LC)

LCs are volunteers that work in states to advance our legislative priorities to protect human rights.

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Scott Langley

State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator (SDPAC)

SDPACs are volunteers that oranize and advocate at the state level to abolish the death penalty.

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Shaheera Abassi

Student Activist Coordinator (SAC)

SACs are volunteers that organize groups in their state to collaborate on initiatives, develop partnerships with other human rights activists, and mobilize to protect human rights.

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