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.
Amnesty activists can raise the profile of human rights in public discourse while keeping out of the partisan politics of election campaigns. To find out what Amnesty representatives (including local and student groups) can do in the 2020 elections, resource materials, and action ideas for raising human rights during this election season see the 2020 Elections Toolkit here: HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE 2020 ELECTION