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Petition is up and running! November 04, 2004 6:07 AM Please forward it to all your friends and post in any appropriate group. Don't spam your entire networks with it or we'll lose more people than we seek to gain!  [ send green star]
One day down... November 05, 2004 6:23 AM

22 signatures the first day...we have to do better!  [ send green star]
 November 07, 2004 11:22 AM

54 signatures!?!?!? Come on folks...get the word out!!!  [ send green star]
Trying to drum up support among my friends... November 23, 2004 6:36 AM

As of this morning, only 154 signatures and hundreds more on other far less important petitions circulating this site. Please forward it to all your friends and post in any appropriate group. Don't spam your entire networks with it or we'll lose more people than we seek to gain!  [ send green star]
See the pictures... November 24, 2004 6:04 AM

Now drought is afflicting the region!  [ send green star]
252 signatures now November 26, 2004 5:50 AM

And I've sent the petition out to at least 2 other big groups and lists, so it's gone out to 4,000, give or take.  [ send green star]
416 signatures today- December 2 December 02, 2004 11:41 AM

And I continue to send the petition out to as many groups as I can. I wish I could sign it 10,000 times.  [ send green star]
 December 02, 2004 1:20 PM

I'm with you, Harmony.

Peace & blessings,

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 December 02, 2004 2:04 PM

Thank you both for your efforts!  [ send green star]
 December 10, 2004 9:38 AM

I'm sorry, Rev, I really don't understand the lack of participation on this. Anyway, time to bump this up.....again.......  [ send green star]
 December 10, 2004 11:42 AM

I understand the lack of participation.

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 December 16, 2004 8:24 PM

Keep up the great work everyone.  I just forwarded the petition with a personal note to about 50 of my friends and family and urged them to forward it as widely as possible.  This is an issue I am very passionate about.  I am a new mom and have read about so many babies and children suffering and dying in the refugee camps from malnutrition it is breaking my heart.  I have also read that many women are now bearing children (as a product of being raped by the militia) that will have little love in their lifetimes and their birth has brought great stigma to their mothers and families.  Aside from the obvious atrocities, there are so many hidden consequences to this genocide.

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Thanks for Posting! :) December 16, 2004 10:10 PM



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 December 17, 2004 3:05 PM

As far as the petition is concerned...I'm considering pulling it. 572 signatures at this juncture and no hope of many more in sight. Better to try pissing into the wind in Chicago in February!  [ send green star]
 December 27, 2004 7:14 PM

Dear Skull

              I'm sending a mail to all my family and friends,asking to sign the petition and forward the link.I hope it will help!

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 December 28, 2004 1:40 AM

I am sending out to all my friends and Rev. do not become discouraged. The little things are often the ones that matter.Pax, Brian  [ send green star]
 December 28, 2004 6:39 AM

I appreciate all the help but the reality is that the petition is being virtually ignored. It addresses all the issues...including the ones nobody else is talking about.  [ send green star]
think positive... January 03, 2006 7:28 AM

i just signed the petition and informed some friends of me.long time ago i sent a protest email to the embassy of sudan here in germany.of aswer.but i will write again to them because i never give up.peace for dafur...stop the killers.


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 January 03, 2006 6:12 PM

As I've noted before, President Bush has actually tried to do something about the situation, but he has been hamstrung by Congress. He (and Secretary Rice) have asked for $50,000,000 for the African Union to support their effort in Darfur.

This is largely fallout from Iraq. The U.S. intervention in Iraq was poorly planned and hardly justifiable, so the Congress is reluctant to get involved anywhere else. It is also a reaction to the disastrous intervention in Somalia a few years ago.

I've signed the petition, but I don't have any hope that Congress will act.  

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 January 03, 2006 6:19 PM

Signed. Will forward to friends.

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done January 03, 2006 8:28 PM

Until the violence ends.............  [ send green star]
Making the Petition "Better" July 15, 2006 1:17 PM

I think that maybe if you added pictures and a little bit more information at the top of the petition.... it may prove more useful than what is already there. I just joined this group and Care2 and the first 2 petitions that I've signed so far had pictures and a little bit more information. I think that pictures and whatnot would help attract attention if someone was browsing through and say the Darfur petition. My personal opinion used to be that internet petitions didn't do much so I made my own petition and physically went and got signatures. The more information that I told the people that i asked to sign, the more signatures I received. It's kind of sad that peole need to be attracted by pictures in order to make them aware of the devastion occuring in Darfur, but I think it would prove useful.
Also, when people ask friends + family to sign the petition or when they post it in big groups, maybe they could include a banner of some sort.... or a picture with information that is written in a big and bold font that would really catch the readers attention.... Something that the reader "can't just ignore".
Hopefully this helps

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PS July 15, 2006 1:24 PM

I would also be willing to make "banners" that I had suggested about.
I also remember that had some really good videos about the Darfur situation. The first time I had heard about the Darfur genocide was a REALLY long tme ago and I still remember what it was- a video.
I'll post the video sites:

Some of these aren't as good as the others.... and here is the link for ALL the videos about darfur:
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Signed. July 15, 2006 4:38 PM

Signed.  I will forward on for others.

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 July 15, 2006 5:50 PM

I'm not sure how recent the postings are here. The original post (and petition) that this thread begins with is essentially out-of-date. The situation in darfur has changed dramatically, due at least in part to this kind of petition.

There is still much to do in Darfur. Bush's $50,000,000 is only a small part of what is needed to either "Save the Sudan" or to "End Genocide."

I don't have any threads to post about the latest information, but I would encourage anyone who does to keep us informed.

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