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
Amnesty International Website
Go to the home page to see the latest news about AIUSA.
Letter-writing program designed to provide a quick, effective response to situations of urgency involving prisoners, detainees and other threatened individuals.
Three human rights cases featured in each month’s newsletter, along with sample letters to help get you started.
Find out if there is a local or student group meeting near you.
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.
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.
The goal of this California organization is to find alternatives to the death penalty.
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 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.
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.