Amnesty International USA, Inc.

Rating: 2.5 stars   14 reviews

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Location: 5 Penn Plaza 16th Floor New York NY 10001 USA

Mission: Amnesty International''s mission: To undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of our work to promote all human rights.
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Takes the lead in developing this section’s human rightsstrategy and carrying out the specialized tasks necessary for theimplementation of those strategies. It also responds to and mobilizes membership to influence state andcon-state actors to support and protect human rights.  Activists and staff work on urgentactions, interact with and speak out to policy- and opinion-makers, andundertake a range of major campaigns, country actions, and corporateapproaches.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Not only am I a long time member, I am very pleased with all the work AI has done over the years. I personally have experienced their willingness to step up and help those in need. An old friend of mine had a family member in need of political asylum. I started a letter writing campaign (in true AI fashion) and reached out to AI as well thinking they would at least point me in the right direction. They not only responded to my letter within one week....they also helped my friend obtain legal representation and he is now living free from persecution here in the US. This kind of assistance does often cost a pretty penny so I can understand AI's financial rating so an extent. Nonetheless, it says something about the work they do to receive 4 stars for transparency and accountability.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am not only a professional in the field, but also a member leader and sustaining donor of Amnesty International USA. AI is a truly unique, democratic, grassroots organization that addressed grave human rights abuses heads on. I am proud to be active within AI and would encourage others to do the same.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My grassroots activism and work in organizational governance

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spread field organizers more (geographically).

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Outstanding leader with the challenging mission to speak truth to all nations regarding their deficiencies in protecting fundamental human rights. Thoughtful energetic, dedicated staff and volunteers. Terrific outreach to youth with information and inspiration.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Observing volunteer efforts and youth outreach programs

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to build the future generation of committed, informed and courageous young people willing to devote their energies to help those oppressed by governmental power.

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