We are shifting into overdrive!
The membership drive is coming to an end, and we’re close to meeting our new $300,000 matching gift challenge, but we haven’t crossed the finish line yet!
We need to raise $94,570 by Thursday or we’ll lose the opportunity to double our funding to $600,000.
I know you won’t let that happen – you are Amnesty. Together we are the defenders of humanity, and we have work to do.
More than 13,150 donors have risen to our September challenge, inspired by Amnesty’s successes and moved by an unwavering devotion to human rights.
I am humbled by this tremendous response, and I know the dissidents and human rights activists for whom we advocate are profoundly grateful for your support.
When political prisoner Yusak Pakage was released in July, he thanked you for his freedom. He spent almost six harrowing years in an Indonesian prison for waving a flag.
When Egyptian novelist Musaad Abu Fagr was released this summer, he thanked you for your letters. A featured case in our 2009 Global Write-a-thon, Musaad was detained for speaking out against the demolition of thousands of homes in the Sinai Peninsula.
For the unjustly imprisoned, we must light the candle still.
Facing execution despite significant and persistent doubts about his guilt, Troy Davis is alive today because of your letters and phone calls. In a devastating blow to his case, a federal court recently denied his petition for relief.
As long as there is hope, we will continue to fight for Troy Davis.
Never doubt how powerful you can be when you join your light with ours. Thank you for all you do.