Take Action on Sweatshop Funding of the FLA Human Rights Groups -- Ask Amnesty International to demand Kerry Kennedy's resignation from a leadership role in the organization and ask rock group R.E.M. to stop supporting Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

R.E.M. Read the REPORT and then Contact Rockers R.E.M. ---- The rock group REM is a supporter of LCHR; concerned activists are urged to call upon the group to reconsider this support. Representatives of the band that concerned individuals may contact include:
703 353 6689 (R.E.M. message service); 706 546 6069 (fax)
Mention the atrocious companies that LCHR receives funding from such as Pfizer which AIDS activists are in opposition to in regards to efforts to increase access to inexpensive life-saving medicines.

Amnesty International -- Kerry Kennedy heads Amnesty-USA's Executive Director's Leadership Council. Contact Amnesty International and to let the group know that you are appalled by the fact that sweatshops are funding Kerry Kennedy's human rights work and that you urge Amnesty to call for her resignation.  Point out that she is too entrenched within the corporate and political establishment to provide leadership for the human rights community.

Possibly the strongest impact from a call to Amnesty would be to contact the Internataional Secretariat of the organization.
You can contact the International Secretariat of Amnesty by post, phone, fax or e-mail care of:

1 Easton St,
44 (171) 413 5500
44 (171) 956 1157

Below are other offices of Amnesty that you can lobby.

The U.S. headquarters of Amnesty is:
322 8th Ave
New York, NY 10001, USA
212 807 8400
212 463 9193 & 1 212 627 1451 (fax numbers)

Alternatively or in addition, you can contact the below regional offices of Amnesty to let them know your disgust over this matter.

Northeast Region -- Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

Amnesty International Northeast Regional Office
58 Day Street,
Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02114
phone: (617) 623-0202
fax: (617) 623-2005
email: aiusane@aiusa.org

Southern Region -- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

Southern Regional Office
131 Ponce De Leon Av NE, #220
Atlanta, GA 30308
phone: (404) 876-5661
fax: (404) 876-2276
email: aiusaso@aiusa.org

Midwest Region --Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Midwest Regional Office
53 W. Jackson, Suite #731
Chicago, IL 60604
phone: (312) 427-2060
fax: (312) 427-2589
email: mwintern@aiusa.org

Mid-Atlantic Region -- Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Regional Office
600 Penn. Ave., SE 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20003
phone: (202) 544-0200
fax: (202) 546-7142
email: aiusama@aiusa.org

Western Region -- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Los Angeles Office
9000 W. Washington Bl. 2ndF
Culver City, CA 90232
phone: (310) 815-0450
fax: (310) 815-0457
email: aiusala@aiusa.org

San Francisco Office
500 Sansome St, Suite 615
San Francisco, CA 94111
phone: (415) 291-9233
fax: (415) 291-8722
email: aiusasf@aiusa.org