Sites of Interest

Special Interests of the Local Groups

The Informed Travel Project

The Informed Travel Project is the product of AIUSA local groups 9, 11 and 280 all of which have Myanmar prisoner of conscience Action Files. The three local groups comprise what they call the New York City Myanmar Action Team, aka NYCMAT. Although NYCMAT is not a formally recognized AIUSA structure, it is made up entirely of chartered AIUSA groups.

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is dedicated to helping children in need with education, medical care, social opportunities, and job placement. This organization is not officially affiliated with Amnesty International, but is being included because our local group in Irvine was moved by the plight of street children in Ulaanbaatar (the capital city of Mongolia) that was described to us in the presentation by journalist Kent Treptow.

Amnesty International Links

Amnesty International—Southern California Cluster

Directory of Local Groups in Southern California

Amnesty International Website

Amnesty International - Help us cast the light on human rights violations around the world

Amnesty International News Releases

What can I do to help the international organization?

AIUSA Website

Home Page

Go to the home page to see the latest news about AIUSA.

Urgent Action Network

Letter-writing program designed to provide a quick, effective response to situations of urgency involving prisoners, detainees and other threatened individuals.

Freedom Writers Network

Three human rights cases featured in each month’s newsletter, along with sample letters to help get you started.

Local and Student Groups

Find out if there is a local or student group meeting near you.

AIUSA Regional Offices

Go to this site if you have more questions concerning AIUSA, or if you can’t find a local group listed near you (the office might have more current information.)

Other Groups in the Area

These links are provided for informational purposes only, and the presence of the link on this page does not mean that Amnesty International fully endorses all the goals of this organization.

California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty

CPF works to educate and mobilize faith communities to act to abolish the death penalty in California. CPF is a statewide interfaith organization. They reach out to all citizens regardless of faith, race, ethnic group, sexual orientation, income, political affiliation, age or ability.

Death Penalty Focus

The goal of this California organization is to find alternatives to the death penalty.

Be the Cause

Be the Cause is a community of individuals that create enriching opportunities of service. In the process, we benefit the community at large and change our own lives as well. The entire organization is run virtually with no office space and entirely through the efforts of volunteers. Everyone gives freely of their own time. Local Amnesty International groups participate in their yearly Walk For Hope.

Orange County for Darfur

Orange County for Darfur was formed in 2007 to increase awareness among local residents of the suffering in Darfur and the surrounding region, and get our elected officials and others in positions of influence to take more action in order to stop the genocide.

American Friends Service Committee—Los Angeles

The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC's work attracts the support and partnership of people of many races, religions, and cultures.