URGENT ACTION ALERT!
On Wednesday, March 4, 2009, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued a landmark arrest warrant for President Omar al Bashir of Sudan. Just hours later, President Bashir expelled 16 humanitarian organizations from Sudan, placing millions of Darfuri civilians at immediate risk. Bashir is holding innocent lives hostage in order to retain his own grip on power.
4.7 million innocent people are currently affected by the conflict – more than the populations of the cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco put together. Without the assistance provided by the humanitarian organizations expelled, well over a million internally displaced Darfuris are at immediate risk. With the rainy season quickly approaching, organizations are expecting widespread death from disease and starvation as millions lose access to food, water, medicine and adequate shelter.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
Join Jewish World Watch, Stop Genocide Now, HOPE, and other activist and citizens throughout Southern California as they make a permanent presence in front of the Federal Building to demand immediate and decisive action by the US, the UN and the EU! Activists will be present throughout each day and night, but we will be concentrating our efforts during the time periods listed below. Please make a particular effort to join us Tuesday, March 17 for a big push!
When: All Day and Night and these times for higher concentration:
Thursday, March 12: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday, March 13: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 14: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 15: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Monday, March 16: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday, March 17: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
* Click here to see who is signed up. Click here to sign up, or just scroll down to see the form.
** If you stay for more than 3 hours you will get a Humanity before Politics T-shirt!
*** Let us know if you are interested in staying overnight: email firstname.lastname@example.org. We have tents!
What to Bring: Signs! Possible slogans include:
DARFUR – MILLIONS COULD DIE – WE CAN STOP IT!
DARFUR – ACT NOW!
Millions of lives hang in the balance – please send this link out widely, to everyone you know! Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, emails, phone calls. Urgent action is needed now. Our leaders must see that we care.