In commemoration of the 400,000 people who have died so far in the genocide in Darfur, Africa Action launched a petition drive to raise 400,000 voices of conscience across the country demanding that the U.S. government do everything necessary through the United Nations (UN) to ensure an urgent multinational intervention to protect civilians in Darfur.
The Darfur genocide petition calls on the President to assert U.S. leadership by taking every step necessary through the United Nations to:
- Establish a mandate for an international force to protect civilians.
- Deploy such a force in support of existing African Union efforts in Darfur.
We are seeking at least 400,000 signatures by September 8! U.S. Government officials who remained silent during the Rwandan genocide in 1994 regularly claim that if Americans had clamored for more government action, the U.S. would have been forced to work with the UN to intervene, and could have saved thousands of lives. We have the power to guarantee protection for the people of Darfur. Every signature counts!