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: 
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.

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Enjoy Lobbying?

Apply now to become a Legislative Coordinator!

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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

2020 Elections

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