Amnesty International U.S.A.is a local community based group of the U.S. section of Amnesty International. We are one of hundreds of other such groups which are the heart of the worldwide human rights organization. Group 82 was created in 1976 by members of the Unitarian Church of Rockville. Although we enjoy some financial support and the facilities of the church there is no formal connection to the church and most members of the group have no connection with the church.
The primary focus of our group is to work for the release of prisoners of conscience -- someone imprisoned solely for the non-violent exercise of internationally recognized human rights. We are assigned such a person with available information on the case, and we work for his or her release.
Help work on behalf of our prisoner of conscience
Work on anti-death penalty campaigns
Participate in special short term campaigns (about 3 months average) emphasizing human rights abuses in specific countries or targeting certain groups such as women, children, conscientious objectors, refugees, and indigenous peoples.
Join the Urgent Action letter writing network. Our coordinator sends out one case a month for prompt action. This is a good way to get involved for those unable to attend monthly meetings.
Group 82 meets:
The third Sunday of the month at 12 noon
at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville
There are no membership dues. If you have any questions and/or would like to put on our mailing list to receive monthly notice of meetings please call:
Zana Miller 301-493-8412 or
Cathy Knepper 301-564-0922
you are approaching
Rockville on Route 270, take exit 6 heading
East. Mannakee Street is the first street on your left. Follow
Mannakee around the circle and then watch for the sign to turn right
to the church as you come to Welsh park.
If you are approaching from the East, continue on West Jefferson and then West Montgomery to Mannakee on your right.
If you are approaching from the North on Route 355 (Rockville Pike) turn right on Mannakee and follow it around until you reach Welsh Park. Turn left at the sign.
The International Secretariat's latest version of AI-online is a useful site with many of AI's current publications available. Most of the country reports, special publications, campaign materials, and news releases can be found here free of charge. There are also links to Amnesty International groups worldwide.
Amnesty International USA
The US section's homepage is continually updated with the latest information that is important to our section. Special IAUSA press release and upcoming events are posted on a regular basis.
Current cases and letters to send.
Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org for Amnesty International, Group 82