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Take Action: Tell President Obama To End The Genocide In Darfur

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, government, ICC, Hague, Africa, Khartoum, Sudan, Darfur, Sudan, al-Bashir, Janjaweed, violence, rape, murder, genocide, arrest, war crimes, terrorism, obama, government )

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Tell President Obama that the U.S. will not stand for retribution from Khartoum. Obama should immediately appoint a high-level official with the stature, mandate and authority to be the U.S. point person on Sudan - and bring an end to the genocide.

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Tom M (814)
Wednesday March 4, 2009, 10:57 pm

Dear Mr. President,

I am writing to strongly urge you to appoint an "owner" of U.S. Sudan policy as soon as possible. To end this genocide, we need someone with the necessary stature, mandate and authority to bring peace and protection to Darfuris and accountability to the perpetrators.

The decision to issue a warrant for the arrest of Sudan's President Bashir brings us to a turning point in the Darfur conflict.

It has the potential to be a huge triumph for justice, decency and the rule of law. But without the proper diplomatic response, Darfur and all of Sudan could spiral into deeper violence and despair.

As you know, there is reason to believe that Bashir will react by lashing out against innocent people.

The United States must make clear that the Sudanese government will be held responsible for any retaliatory action against civilians, the humanitarian aid community or the UNAMID peacekeeping force.

You said last year that we must pursue peace in Darfur with "unstinting resolve." Now is a moment when that resolve will be tested.

Show strength, Mr. President, by empowering someone to be your emissary in Sudan. It's time to bring the full weight of the unique influence of your administration to bear on this crisis. It's time to push for peace in Sudan and an end to the atrocities in Darfur.

Thank you

Kathy W (299)
Wednesday March 4, 2009, 11:22 pm
Noted and action taken. Thank you Tom.

Joycey B (750)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 3:55 am
Actio taken and noted with thanks Tom.

Thank you—now spread the word!


Carolyn T (234)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 7:12 am
noted; "That's why it's so important that President Obama appoint a high-level official to be the point person on US Sudan policy TODAY. But he won't act unless thousands of voices demand action. You've done your part—now will you enlist the support of your friends and family?" Thank you, Tom...I believe these words contained in the action are critical...I hope we will 'beat the drum' loudly to get widespread attention on this.


Carole S (338)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 8:20 am

I was proud to sign this -- and EVERY action supporting the people of the Sudan.

Thank you, Tom!

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 1:18 pm
"You have already participated in this advocacy campaign"...Thanks again Tom...I tried again but failed :-).

Jasmine Flowers (3)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 2:43 pm
action has been taken, voice will be heard!!

Tere M (75)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 3:49 pm
Thank you Tom! Thank you Charles for forwarding! Noted and signed. :)

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 4:14 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you Tom.

Thelma Sumpter (30)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 6:01 pm
Noted and action taken. Thank you Tom.

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 7:17 pm
Thank you for continuing to keep this in the public eye.

Darlene K (356)
Thursday March 5, 2009, 7:46 pm
Darfur is a great passion of mine. Action taken already, thank you Tom.

Pamela M (126)
Friday March 6, 2009, 3:31 am
thanks, signed and noted

ROBIN M (312)
Friday March 6, 2009, 6:00 am
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