Saturday, May 9, 2015

US Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Days of Action and Geneva Schedule (May 8-11, 2015)


On May 8th and continuing on to May 11th, we will launch an online campaign to bring attention the Universal Periodic Review of the U.S.G. on May 11th. We will connect on-going struggles in the United States and encourage you to ask your organization as well as your colleagues and partners to share information online about the review and the advocacy of the U.S. Civil Society Delegation. We encourage all taskforce and working group members to use proposed hashtags as well as proposed tweets. We also ask members to use this campaign as an opportunity to share with the public that there is an opportunity to watch the livestream of the review.

Direct to webcast link: live on May 11th at 9am GMT/ 3:00 AM ET/2:00 AM CT

Not a night owl? You can watch the video recording on UN Web TV --

Proposed Hashtags:

*Please include @USHRN handle
*Also, when relevant include handles for the White House (@WhiteHouse), President Obama (@BarackObama), @usmissiongeneva , & other U.S. government agencies as applicable: @TheJusticeDept @HUDgov @DHSgov etc.






Proposed Tweets:

It’s time we brought our cries to the #UnitedNations to bring human rights home in the U.S.

U.S. Activists go to Geneva to the #UnitedNations to bring attention to injustice @USHRN

It’s time we come together to #BringHumanRightsHome

To end poverty, mass incarceration, violence we need to #BringHumanRightsHome

Activists come together to build the #Movement4HumanRights in the USA

Most US public school students live in poverty #USPrideOrShame

111 people killed by police in March 2015 #USPrideOrShame @TheJusticeDept

Facebook: Like the USHRN Facebook page and tag us in your photos

Blogs – If you write a blog post about the UPR, please share it with the UPR listserv. USHRN staff will try to connect related blogs to help spread the messages more widely.

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