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Amnesty International USA Partners with Organic Bouquet
Eco-flowers Help Promote International Campaign for Human Rights

San Francisco (October 19, 2005) - Amnesty International USA, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization, has partnered with Organic Bouquet Inc. (www.OrganicBouquet.com), the world's first online organic florist, to raise funds for Amnesty's efforts to protect human rights around the globe.

Organic Bouquet will donate 10% of each purchase made at www.organicBouquet.com/amnestyusa. In addition, Organic Bouquet will donate 5% from sales of their new Amnesty International Bouquet two dozen certified organic roses - created especially to support the work of Amnesty International and available in the Charitable Bouquet collection of www.OrganicBouquet.com


"Both Amnesty International USA and Organic Bouquet share the goal of improving the lives of and securing justice for people throughout the world," said Dr. William F. Schulz, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. "The life-affirming beauty of flowers is a powerful symbol of hope, just as Amnesty International's candle is a shining beacon for so many whose human rights are threatened. Through this partnership, seeds for a more peaceful and rights-respecting future will be planted."

Amnesty International undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. With more than 1.8 million members worldwide, Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion and is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.

"We are honored to support Amnesty International USA's efforts with beautiful flowers that contribute to both the environment and humankind," said Gerald Prolman, CEO of Organic Bouquet.

Organic Bouquet has pioneered the organic flower market, working with growers around the world who are committed to the highest social and environmental standards. Flowers are grown and harvested using practices that aim to improve the quality of farm working conditions, minimize damage to ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Additional Resources:
Organic Bouquet: www.OrganicBouquet.com

Amnesty International USA: www.amnestyusa.org

Media Contacts:

Organic Bouquet, Inc.
Straus Communications
Michael Straus Office
(415) 777-1170 x 302
Email: Michael@StrausCom.com

Amnesty International USA
Josephine Ciallella
Office: 212-633-4252
Email: jciallella@aiusa.org


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