Thursday, 5 June 2008

Guantanamo again

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of human rights supporters like you, we've launched our Guantánamo Cell Tour, bringing a life-sized replica of a Guantánamo prison cell to cities across America.
The cell gives ordinary Americans a chance to see and feel what it's like to be prisoner at Guantánamo - and send an unequivocal message that torture is wrong and detention without trials is un-American.
Could you make a gift today to help Amnesty take this powerful message to more cities and towns across America?
Our Guantánamo Cell Tour is designed to recruit more activists across the country to put additional pressure on Congress to close down Guantánamo prison once and for all. We want to take the cell to key Congressional districts, the political conventions, and other cities and towns nationwide.
The tour has already made stops in Miami and Philadelphia and now moves on to Portland, Maine. The first leg of our tour will culminate in a five-day stop (June 25-29) on the National Mall in Washington, DC prior to our lobbying meetings there and in-district ahead of the July 4th holiday. Along the way, thousands of Americans will have a chance to experience what it's like to be inside a Guantánamo cell, as well as record a protest video from inside the cell, which we'll post onto YouTube.
Are you able to give $50, $100, or even $250 today to help take the Guantánamo cell to more cities? Your gift will be used to fund online ads and leaflets for activists to publicize the tour, provide fuel for additional stops in the Midwest and California, and conduct media outreach while the cell is on the road. You and I have never had a better chance to bring some much needed reality about Guantánamo prison to ordinary Americans. Please make a financial contribution to help Amnesty bring a powerful, pro-human rights message - and the cell - to even more cities this summer!

Thank you for continued commitment to ending the use of torture and defending human rights around the world.
Larry Cox
Executive Director
Amnesty International USA

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