Confirmation Hearing for Scott Gration as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya this Tuesday

For the past two years, as Special Envoy to Sudan, Air Force Major General (ret.) Scott Gration has repeatedly made serious errors of judgment, spoken inaccurately about a range of issues, and has alienated the political leadership in South Sudan, along with civil society, rebel leaders and the humanitarian aid community working in Darfur.

Recently, we spoke with two Darfuris living in refugee camps in eastern Chad and asked them “Was Scott Gration good for the Darfur peace process?” Here is what they told us:
The Obama administration has nominated Scott Gration to be the U.S. ambassador to Kenya. Such a post would give him an important role in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts and would impact a range of African countries. General Gration’s missteps, miscalculations, and disingenuousness during his tenure in Sudan, which are fully outlined in a recent article by Sudan expert Eric Reeves, make him unfit to be ambassador to Kenya.

Last Chance Urgent Action

Ask Senators to Oppose his Nomination

1. Senator Coons from Delaware will chair the hearing. Contact him today:

. @ChrisCoons, US Sudan policy under Scott Gration abandoned Darfuris. Oppose his confirmation as Ambassador to Kenya http://abcn.ws/hyiVcj

FACEBOOK ACTION: “Like” Senator Chris Coon’s facebook page and post this message (or your own) with a link to the video:

@Chris Coons, please listen to Darfuris and their opinion on Scott Gration’s impact on the Darfur peace process when considering Gration’s appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya. Please oppose his confirmation to such an important position. http://bit.ly/bZ0KpV

2. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member:

. @senatorlugar, US Sudan policy under Scott Gration abandoned Darfuris. Oppose his confirmation as Ambassador to Kenya http://abcn.ws/hyiVcj

3. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman:

. @JohnKerry, US Sudan policy under Scott Gration abandoned Darfuris. Oppose his confirmation as Ambassador to Kenya http://abcn.ws/hyiVcj

Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer in Thailand, Guatemala, and with grassroots organizations across the United States.

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