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SIX THINGS YOU CAN DO IN 15 MINUTES:

 

Lead your leaders by Contacting the White House (1-202-456-1414 or e-mail comments@whitehouse.gov) and the U.S. Congress.  The political agenda is closely guided by the demands of voters.  Continuous 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.  Darfur Scorecard grades elected officials on their efforts to end the genocide.  Points to address are:

 

Peace: 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.

Protection: 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.

Punishment: 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 www.sudandivestment.org.

 

Demand that China act on Darfur. 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 Resolution 1769 www.dreamfordarfur.org.

 

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 www.notonourwatchbook.com.

 

Join the Genocide Intervention Network, SaveDarfur, and STAND mailing lists to learn about updates on Darfur and other humanitarian issues across the world.  Learn more about upcoming events in your area.

 

Genocide Intervention Network – www.genocideintervention.net

SaveDarfur – www.savedarfur.org

STAND - www.standnow.org

 

See satellite evidence with your own eyes showing the results of the genocide on villages across Darfur. Visit Amnesty International's Eyes on Darfur and witness what is happening on the ground in Darfur.

 

 

Articles by club members:

 

What?? There's a Genocide? Where?

By: Amaka Ozah and Farzana Nuruzzaman

Published June 2007

NYMC Quill and Scope Journal

 

 

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