Shape policies to protect human rights

Amnesty International members directly advocate with policymakers to protect human rights in the United States and around the world.

Our volunteer leaders, staff, and partner organizations provide state and federal policymakers with research and information, and we help them develop and enact policies on critical human rights issues.

Amnesty International USA’s Legislative Coordinators are volunteers who work with our staff and members to lobby Members of Congress, state legislators, and other key officials to protect human rights. Legislative Coordinators advise activists in their state on advocacy tactics and issues, and they build networks to win legislative victories.

Take part in Amnesty’s lobby actions.

Apply now to become a Legislative Coordinator.

Learn to Lobby:

Check out our Lobbying Tips and our Lobby 101 Training.

Lobbying Tips

Know the issues: 

Learn more about our priority legislative issues.

Explore Issues

Lobby with us!

Sign up to participate and we’ll link you up with other activists in your state, including your AIUSA State Legislative Coordinator.

Register to Lobby

Enjoy Lobbying?

Apply now to become a Legislative Coordinator!

Apply Now

Met with an elected official? Let us know!

Please tell us about the meeting with your legislator by filling out this debrief form.

Complete Debrief Form

Town Hall Toolkit

During the August Congressional recess, many Members of Congress (MOCs) hold local town halls or forums to discuss issues that concern their constituents. These events are important for organizations like Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) to show our policymakers that the people they represent are concerned about human rights issues.This toolkit provides guidance for attending these remote events as well as suggested questions to ask elected officials and candidates.

Download Toolkit