18 November 2020

Minutes for November 2020

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 (via Zoom)

In attendance: Jeff, Barbara, Bob, Bill, Tilo, April, Marsha

Welcome and Introductions

Barbara: notes on the 2020 Activism Conference held last weekend

Campaign (set for particular time) versus program (ongoing effort)
Amnesty International has over 5 million supporters worldwide (215,000 in the USA)
Discussion of racial inequality and the death penalty. Before today's meeting, Barb sent to the group e-mail list some supplementary information: 
Session on using Facebook for publicity
Local group caucus
  • 69 attendees
  • Edwin Gur and Jennifer Estrada moderated
  • Results of local group survey: 95 groups responded, 75% of them meet monthly
  • Many groups attracted more people by doing book discussions
Coming soon to AIUSA members website
  • Suite of resources on member recruitment and retention, digital lobbying
  • Kudo board (groups post about things they’ve done)

2020 Write for Rights (part 1)

Next meeting (online): Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 7:30 p.m. 

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