[16days_discussion] We need you to make human rights matter: A message from the EHHR team

Keely Swan kcswan at rci.rutgers.edu
Tue Dec 2 18:30:02 EST 2008

Every Human Has Rights, Campaign Team wrote:
> Dear Every Human Has Rights supporter,
> Every Human Has Rights partner organizations have worked over 2008 to 
> encouraged millions of people to make commitments to the goals of the 
> Universal Declaration of Human Rights through schools, trade unions, 
> community organizations and other groups. Now, the 60th Anniversary of 
> the Universal Declaration is just weeks away -- on December 10th. 
> You've already made your personal commitment to human rights and the 
> Universal Declaration. Now we're asking for your help to gain more 
> individual signatures to the Every Human Has Rights pledge.
> *Commit to encouraging 20 people to sign the pledge. Whether it's by, 
> email 
> <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12941601&msgid=178810&act=CIL2&c=191135&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.everyhumanhasrights.org%2Fspread-the-word-through-email>, 
> or even Facebook 
> <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12941601&msgid=178810&act=CIL2&c=191135&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.causes.com%2Feveryhumanhasrights>, 
> we need you to ask 20 people to visit www.everyhumanhasrights.org 
> <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12941601&msgid=178810&act=CIL2&c=191135&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.everyhumanhasrights.org>, 
> to read the Universal Declaration, and to make a personal pledge to 
> stand up for the rights and freedoms enshrined in it.
> *
> *To make it easier for you, send an e-postcard through our website 
> <http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=12941601&msgid=178810&act=CIL2&c=191135&admin=0&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.everyhumanhasrights.org%2Fspread-the-word-through-email>.*
> Over 30,000 of you have signed the online Every Human Has Rights 
> pledge. The Elders, human rights defenders, journalists supporting 
> human rights and others will join together this December to mark the 
> Universal Declaration's 60th  and call on governments around the world 
> to make human rights count in legislation, education and in practice. 
> You can help make the message more powerful by getting 20 friends, 
> classmates or colleagues to go online to sign the pledge. We need to 
> gather as many assenting voices as we can in a short time. We're 
> asking you to reach out to 20 others in your circle of contacts. 
> Please help us spread the word.
> The world has made great strides in the past 60 years -- but it's not 
> enough. Right now genocide is still taking place. Billions are trapped 
> in lives of poverty and despair. If we are going to meet global 
> challenges like financial and food crises, climate change, the 
> Millennium Development Goals, the rights of women, health rights and 
> the rights of children, we need to work together, and demand our 
> leaders adhere to the fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal 
> Declaration.
> Thank you for continued support,
> The Every Human Has Rights Campaign
> -----
> For more information about how your organization can participate in 
> the Every Human Has Rights campaign and the December 2008 call to 
> action, please email info at everyhumanhasrights.org 
> <mailto:info at everyhumanhasrights.org>.
> Learn more about Every Human Has Rights campaign activity in 2008 so 
> far and what's happening now at everyhumanhasright.org 
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> Find out more about The Elders and their work in conflict situations 
> around the world at theElders.org 
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> Vote in the Every Human Has Rights media awards at
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