SIX THINGS YOU CAN DO IN 15 MINUTES:
Lead your leaders
by Contacting the White House (1-202-456-1414 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
and the U.S. Congress. The political agenda is
closely guided by the demands of voters.
reminder about the
Darfur issue allows for further bills, funding and
political support. While change often comes
slowly, its impact can be felt by the numerous bills
already passed to support the people of Darfur.
grades elected officials on their efforts to end the
Points to address are:
that the U.S. lead by forming a “quartet”—with
France, the UK, and China—to coordinate pressure on
the Government of Sudan and the rebel groups to
reach an inclusive peace agreement.These key
countries should send senior diplomats to the region
to support the AU/UN mediation team.
that the U.S. support full deployment of the UN/AU
Hybrid peacekeeping force by working through NATO to
provide the force with the military
hardware—aircraft, armored helicopters, surveillance
equipment, etc.—to ensure that the force has the
capacity to respond quickly and effectively to
attacks againstcivilians; and funding the U.S. share
of the mission, an estimated $725 million.
that the U.S. provide information to the
International Criminal Court on crimes against
humanity in Darfur and support additional
multilateral targeted sanctions on those persons
most responsible for the killing in Darfur.
Ask the Candidates
what they will do as President to stop the violence in
Darfur, ensure the success of the Comprehensive Peace
Agreement in southern Sudan, and prevent future
genocide and crimes against humanity. Visit
www.askthecandidates.org to learn more.
Support Divestment Efforts.
Since 2005, 20 states and over 50 universities have adopted
Sudan divestment policies. Are your pension funds or
investments supporting the Sudanese regime? How about
those of your leaders? Learn more at
China holds unrivaled influence with the genocidal
regime in Sudan. As Beijing prepares to host the 2008
Olympics, join us in urging China to use its leverage
to persuade the Sudanese government to allow into
Darfur the full protection force outlined by UN
Read “Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in
Darfur and Beyond”
by Don Cheadle and John Prendergast. Learn more about
the book at
Join the Genocide Intervention Network, SaveDarfur,
and STAND mailing lists
to learn about updates on
Darfur and other humanitarian issues across the world.
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