On November 03, 2020, the United States will hold national elections. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate, and the office of president of the United States will be contested. Thirteen state and territorial governorships, as well as numerous other state and local elections, will also be contested. Amnesty International USA calls upon all presidential, gubernatorial and legislative candidates to ensure that human rights are respected, protected and fulfilled, as provided in international human rights law and standards and the country’s own Constitution should they get elected. Amnesty International USA is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor opposes any candidate in any election. Below you will find some of the bodies of work on which Amnesty International USA has engaged in order to promote awareness of and advance human rights.

Policy Recommendations for the White House and Presidential Campaigns

Amnesty International calls on U.S. leaders, present and future, to adopt these policy recommendations to protect and advance human rights. Our policy recommendations are informed by firsthand documentation conducted by Amnesty researchers worldwide as well as the policy expertise of Amnesty’s national advocates and specialists.

Presidential Candidate Forum on Asylum and Immigration

On February 20th, 2020 AIUSA hosted a non-partisan presidential candidate forum that took a deep dive into one of the defining issues of the election: immigration.

Presidential Candidate Questionnaire

In June 2019, AIUSA gave presidential candidates the opportunity to tell us how the United States should respond to some of the most pressing human rights issues at home and around the world.