Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Human Rights First - American Ideals. Universal Values.

Dear Naresh,
I just read this story and was startled. A young mother from Honduras named Lucia lived under gang threats and violence for years. Then they murdered her sisters in front of their own children. The gang started looking for Lucia next. She and her eight-year-old daughter fled for their lives.
Along her journey, danger and abuse followed. She became pregnant with twins.
Finally, Lucia made it to the United States. Thanks to you, she received the life changing assistance she needed. Human Rights First provided Lucia with free legal aid and social services. She now has the support she needs. Her children are thriving. Her family is safe. Naresh, you saved Lucia's life.
As a journalist, I've come across countless stories like Lucia's. It breaks my heart every time. Time and again, people all over the world face unspeakable violence and danger, fleeing for their lives.
But I find comfort knowing that Human Rights First and supporters like you are there to help. Your work changes lives every day. That's why this Giving Tuesday, I'm standing with Lucia. Will you join me?
On this national day of generosity, we should challenge ourselves to do more. To uphold American ideals. Can we count on you to help us change more lives?

Standing with Lucia,
Meredith Vieira
Journalist, Talk Show Host, and Human Rights First Supporter
P.S. This year, your gift could go twice as far! Our Challenge Match is happening now through the end of the year. A group of very generous donors has agreed to match your contributions one to one up to one million dollars, our most ambitious match ever. New and increased donations will be matched, so the more you give during the season, the more we will receive, and the more work we can do to ensure the rights and dignity of every person.
On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.
Human Rights First - American Ideals. Universal Values.
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the struggle for human rights so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they don't, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms. 

Human Rights First
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