Membership and Development

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights relies on the support and activism of our members to promote and protect human rights worldwide. We invite you to join us in our Power of 15 Anniversary Campaign and become a Human Rights Advocate.


Excerpt from Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Media Release, January 15, 1999

The Power of 15: Minnesota Advocates
Celebrates Fifteen Years of Human Rights Achievement

Minneapolis, MN. -- Ensuring judicial fairness through trial observations in Romania and South Africa; exposing human rights violations in Albania and North Korea; bringing the regional conflict in Chiapas, Mexico to the international forum; and supporting the effort to hold Chiles Augusto Pinochet accountable for human rights atrocities -- these are just a few of the accomplishments that punctuate the past 15 years of service provided by Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. To celebrate these achievements and engage new human rights advocates, Minnesota Advocates launches its Power of 15 Campaign today.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota Advocates is recognized as a leading international human rights organization. The work and strength of Minnesota Advocates has been the activism and volunteerism of community members. The Power of 15 Campaign challenges each Minnesotan to provide 15 hours of service and $15 of support to the human rights work of Minnesota Advocates. By becoming a Human Rights Advocate, Minnesotans can be national and international leaders in the human rights movement.

Human rights are for everyone -- regardless of where we live, what we look like and what we believe. The human rights movement crosses all political, partisan and socioeconomic lines. Whether through educating Minnesota students about human rights and responsibilities; providing advocacy, education and legal services to immigrants and refugees in our community; promoting the rights of women locally, nationally and internationally; or protecting child survival in countries such as the U.S., Uganda and Mexico -- Minnesota Advocates is dedicated to partnering with our community members and communities abroad to ensure respect for human rights.

To Become a Human Rights Advocate, phone Minnesota Advocates at 612-341-3302.

Watch for Power of 15 Events and Information throughout 1999.


Your Contribution Matters...

The dedicated staff and volunteers of Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights accomplish great things with few resources. Your contribution can be used to:


Support sending an activist overseas for a training and advocacy initiative


Support sending a country delegation to a training organized by Minnesota Advocates


Support community action projects in which students, teachers, and community members work together to address local human rights problems.


Support legal services for a family seeking political asylum


Provide four human rights organizations in potentially violent locations with Minnesota Advocates, Handbook on Human Rights in Situations of Conflict.


Send a human rights curriculum to a classroom or provide training materials to a human rights organization in another country.

Become a Human Rights Advocate...

Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights urges you to turn your commitment to human rights into action through your financial support and volunteerism.

During the Power of 15 Anniversary Year, you can become a Human Rights Advocate with a contribution of just $15 or more. Your contribution entitles you to a subscription to the Human Rights Observer newsletter and invitations to all Minnesota Advocates events:

____ $15   Friend
____ $50   Defender
____ $100   Protector
____ $250   Promoter
____ $500   Benefactor
____ $1000   Sponsor
____ $1500+   Sustainer

As a Human Rights Advocate, your volunteerism can also strengthen the work of Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. See our Volunteer Opportunities web page.

For more information, contact Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights,
310 Fourth Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1012.
Tel: 612-341-3302, Fax: 612-341-2971, E-mail:
[email protected]

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