Day 11 Action: Hope Lies in the Babies

During this i-ACT we have called the White House, Special Envoy Gration and sent text messages to Secretary of State Clinton. Today is the time to bombard the White House email box. Cut the message below and Paste it to the White House Comment Box:

Dear President Obama: obama_baby.jpg

With your election, Darfur refugees had as much hope as I that you would work with “unstinting resolve” to bring peace and justice to Darfur and all of Sudan. Mothers and fathers have named their new born sons after you, and students have renamed their schools Obama. They still believe that if the United States becomes a leader in the movement to bring justice and peace, then the international community will follow. Will you stand with the people of Darfur?

Please finish the Sudan Policy Review, support the arrest warrant for al-Bashir, and work multilaterally to bring peace to all of Sudan.

Salaam,

Your Name

Extra Credit:

Read Speaker Pelosi’s World Refugee Day Statement.

Missed our live feed from Chad for World Refugee Day? View segments of the day here.

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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  1. Sent June 26, 2009

    Dear President Obama,

    It takes political will to prevent and take the steps needed to stop genocide.

    Since 2003, the world has had chance after chance to act regarding the genocide on the Darfuri families who now live in refugee camps, if they haven’t been killed.

    So the leaders of the world, just don’t care about genocide.

    CARING IS HUMAN

    SO WHY DO WE GO WRONG AS A RACE?

    When we can watch people from around the planet mourn Michael Jackson’s death,
    Darfuri people who have lost their lives get no such attention.

    What does it say about us that we can turn away from those in need when we have the ability to help?

    What does it say about us that we are like moths to a flame to stories of celebrity,
    but stories of humanity and inhumanity simply are ignored?

    When “it” isn’t happening to us, few care.

    With your election, President Obama, Darfur refugees had as much hope as I that you would work with “unstinting resolve” to bring peace and justice to Darfur and all of Sudan. Mothers and fathers have named their new born sons after you, and students have renamed their schools Obama. They still believe that if the United States becomes a leader in the movement to bring justice and peace, then the international community will follow. Will you stand with the people of Darfur?

    There is nothing called ” Remnants of Genocide” when it comes to dealing with the crime of Genocide. Gration’s words help only one party: Perpetrators of the Genocide crime – the Khartoum government. As defined by U.N. Convention on prevention and punishment of crime of Genocide, the destruction of the people of Darfur is going on NOW. That is GENOCIDE.

    Please finish the Sudan Policy Review, support the arrest warrant for al-Bashir, and work multilaterally to bring peace to all of Sudan.

    With sincere care,

    Sandra Hammel

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