President Obama, the time to impose pressure and consequences is now!
In wake of pre-election human rights violations by Government, please join over 50 organizations representing Sudan advocates and Sudanese expatriates from around the country, together with activist-actress Mia Farrow and Sudan expert Eric Reeves, in asking President Obama to impose consequences on the Khartoum Government for public violations of human rights in advance of the elections and for the eroding situation on the ground.
Call the White House at 202.456.1111 and tell the President:
I stand with over 50 organizations that sent you an open letter asking for consequences and pressure on the Government of Sudan that ensure credible elections, US support of the ICC, multilateral enforcement of the UN Security Council arms embargo, and to direct Special Envoy Gration to make public an assessment of humanitarian services and brief the House and Senate on the classified documents that are a part of the Administration’s Sudan policy.
Please e-mail President Obama. Copy and paste this message, and feel free to add your own thoughts.
Dear President Obama:
I stand with over 50 organizations that sent you an open letter asking for consequences and pressure on the Government of Sudan.
In the open letter, advocates recommend that President Obama 1) Lead the United States and the broader international community in applying the pressures necessary to ensure that the conditions for credible elections mandated by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) are enacted and implemented without further delay, 2) Act immediately to secure multilateral asset freezes and travel bans on National Congress Party (NCP) leaders, multilateral support of the International Criminal Court cases against key Sudanese officials, multilateral enforcement of the UN Security Council arms embargo; and denial of multilateral debt relief, 3) Direct Special Envoy Gration, the State Department and USAID to conduct and make public an assessment of the current status of humanitarian services and 4) Direct Special Envoy Gration to promptly brief the appropriate House and Senate committees on the contents of the classified documents that are part of the Administration’s Sudan policy.
To read full letter: http://savedarfurma.org/2009-1215 Press release on letter to Obama final.pdf
Please take the extra minute to send the same message to Secretary of State Clinton.