Amnesty International partners with Hip Hop artist Tef Poe to bring attention to Human Rights abuses

(Chicago, IL) – Amnesty International is partnering with St. Louis based hip-hop artist Tef Poe to help educate a new generation on human rights abuses around the world.
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June 25, 2012 - PRLog -- Tef Poe (Kareem Jackson) brings a new voice to Amnesty but he’s not a new voice to the arena of human rights.  Tef Poe through his music highlights issues of the community as well as the need for people to stand up and make a change.  Tef Poe has a following that includes a community of young people that are the future of this movement and continues to give fresh ideas and energy to Amnesty International.  

Amnesty International and Tef Poe kicks off this partnership with the Death Penalty abolition campaign.  Presently, Amnesty is campaigning to end the Death Penalty across the globe and currently highlighting the case of Reggie Clemons of St. Louis as why the Death Penalty is inhumane, unjust and an overall failed system.  Reggie Clemons will have a hearing scheduled September 17th.

“Each year, hundreds of human rights abuses happen across the globe, while Amnesty International continues to fight against theses atrocities we are always looking for new ways to attract a new group of members that pledge to fight for the least of us and Tef Poe provides the voice that will help bring them into the membership,” said Ernest Coverson, Field Organizer.

“I have always desired to use my influence as an artist for more than the norm. I have a background in community activism and grassroots organizing. The partnership between myself and Amnesty Intl. simply gives me another chance to inspire young people and educate them about the Death Penalty. Hip hop as an art form is very powerful and I believe we have the responsibility to use this art form and the influence we gain from it for something greater than ourselves. This is indeed a very serious issue and I believe tons of innocent men and women have been falsely convicted and murdered with zero remorse due to our countries unjust laws and principles surrounding the Death Penalty. We are fighting to free Reggie Clemons and educate young people about these laws at the same time,” says Tef Poe.

Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.
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