Ellen Moore



Ellen Moore has had a lifetime of action and commitment to working for peace here in Colorado, the nation and the world. Beginning in college she became an activist with Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) in 1962. Later she taught Special Education in Canada. She joined Amnesty International USA in 1974 working her way up to co-director of the Urgent Action Program with her husband, Scott Harrison, operating out of their Nederland home. After retirement, she served on the Board and founded and organized the AIUSA Archives, housed at Columbia University which documents the millions of letters and actions taken by Amnesty International alerting the public and those in charge to expose abuse, injustice and human rights violations. Ellen is proof that dedication and commitment can make a difference. After many years of letter-writing, meeting with legislators and educating the public with the Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, they achieved the successful abolition of the death penalty in March of this year in Colorado.