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We wrote altogether at least 102.2 thousands letters to help concrete victims of fundamental human rights abuses. We worked together on 6 continents. The name of the project is Amnesty International Letter Writing Marathon.


Letter Writing Marathon is a big grass-root project but it does not have to be a big effort for you to organize it.

In order to make it easy for everyone to join, the basic formula is simple and flexible. There are just three things necessary to make this event work:

1. The marathon starts on 10 Dec (Sat) at noon local time and we keep writing letters for 24 hours. Letters can be written by members of AI as well as the public. Of course people can just come to write one or two letters, they don't have to stay for the whole 24 hours.

2. Letters will only be written in response to Amnesty International cases (UA, Action Files, RANS, etc) but it is up to the local group to decide which cases to choose.

3. After the event we all provide feedback on how many letters were written and on what cases.

We will also use Internet CHAT to communicate during the event and create a website for the marathon so everybody can get news updated on hourly basis.

Please join us! It does not take much effort and it is a fantastic way of doing something together! Please forward this message to other people who may be interested in organizing this event.

WANT TO JOIN? – write to 24h_maraton@yahoogroups.com

Last year we were in following countries:

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Canary Islands, Czech, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Tunesia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Venezuela, Zimbabwe - altogther 34 countries.

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