2.23.2005

Action Needed: The Genocide in Darfur Continues, WRITE YOUR CONGRESS PEOPLE!

Nicholas Kristoff wrote an Op Ed in the NYT complete with horrifying pictures of the genocide in Darfur, Sudan. He received the photos from a source in the African Union - they are part of a large, classified cache of documentation of the genocide in Sudan.

I urge you to write to your Congressperson and Senator to demand US action on this horrifying, preventable massacre. It's estimated that every month, 10,000 more innocent people die.

Here's what I just wrote to Congressman Davis, Senator Durbin, and Senator Obama:
I am writing to urge you to work with your Congressional colleagues to immediately begin an American response to the genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

I am sure you are aware of the situation and how horrific it is that the United States continues to do nothing to stop the murder of 10,000 innocent people every month.

Today, Nicholas Kristof published photographs and an op-ed in the New York Times clarifying the depth of the atrocities. Please take a look at the photographs to see the horrors caused by the Sudanese government and their janjaweed militias.

As a resident of Forest Park and a national board member of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, I beg you to help stop the torture, starvation, and killings of thousands of innocent people in Sudan.

Thank you for your help in this humanitarian crisis.

Sincerely,
my name

cross-posted from Chicken Foot Stew