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(L-R): Sarah Clements, Jr. Newtown Action Alliance chairwoman and Nathaniel Pendleton, father of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in a Chicago park, both spoke about how gun violence affected their lives and led them into advocacy against it at the  Amnesty International USA Human Rights Conference last week.

(L-R): Sarah Clements, Jr. Newtown Action Alliance chairwoman and Nathaniel Pendleton, father of slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton who was shot and killed in a Chicago park, both spoke about how gun violence affected their lives and led them into advocacy against it at the Amnesty International USA Human Rights Conference last week.

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Amnesty International: Gun Violence Is a Human Rights Issue

At its annual Human Rights Conference, themed “Bringing Human Rights Home,” held at the JW Marriott hotel, 151 W. Adams St. in Chicago, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) representatives last week, described gun violence as a human rights issue that affects the lives of everyone that it touches.