Torture Awareness Month

Register for Washington, D.C. Grassroots Advocacy Days Against Extraordinary Rendition

Join us as we visit the offices of Members of Congress and Senators to urge their support of legislation to stop rendition. Senator Patrick Leahy (VT) has sponsored the "Convention Against Torture Implementation Act" (S. 654) in the Senate. Congressman Edward Markey (MA) has sponsored the "Torture Outsourcing Prevention Act" (H.R. 952) in the House of Representatives. Both would require annual reporting of countries that engage in torture and prohibit the transfer or return of a detainee to a country that has a history of torture.

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Sunday, June 25th, 2006: Teach-in on Extraordinary Rendition and Torture in the “War on Terror

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington DC 20001
View the Teach-in Schedule

Join activists across the country for a day long teach-in in Washington, D.C. During the day we will learn from leading lawyers and human rights experts about the U.S. government’s use of extraordinary rendition as well as the use of torture in the "war on terror" more broadly. We will also hear from survivors of extraordinary rendition and torture. The day will end with a training on effective human rights advocacy as we prepare to visit Capitol Hill to lobby against the use of extraordinary rendition. View the draft teach-in agenda. »

Monday, June 26th, 2006: Lobby Day

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Capitol Hill

 

The day will begin with a meeting of all lobby participants at 9 a.m. where resources will be distributed for Congressional office visits. Activists will then fan out across Capitol Hill to visit Members of Congress and Senators to seek their support of legislation to end the use of extraordinary rendition.

Activists are encouraged to visit Congressional offices as delegations. Meetings should be scheduled through Mary Jo at Amnesty International USA who is coordinating visits. Mary Jo can be reached at grassroots@aiusa.org or (202) 544-0200 ext. 252.

Together we will stop the use of extraordinary rendition. Register today!

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