For years, Amnesty Group 15 in Providence, RI used to hold annual human rights Write-A-Thon, and draws a good crowd. In 2007, they invited 2 of our members to lead the event and lit the Candle.
This year was no difference.
"Writing letters to government authorities, if it's done in a volume, has an effect," said Marcia Lieberman, one of the local organizers. "We have met in person people who were prisoners of conscience in China and Liberia, all sorts of places, who credit their lives with the letters we've poured out."