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 Writing Letter Campaigns Work!
picture20 Sep 2002 @ 10:15
We have an Amnesty International chapter in our high school, and they just hosted a travelling Benefit Show at our local workers-owned Casa Cantina. On their advertising flyer I was struck by the following quotation from a released prisoner of conscience in the Dominican Republic:

"When the first 200 letters came, the guards gave me back my clothes. Then the next 200 came, and the prison director got in touch with his superior. The letters kept coming and coming: three thousand of them. The President was informed. The letters still kept arriving, and the President called the prison and told them to let me go."

---Julio de Pena-Valdez

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