Urge President Bush to Act on Darfur

Unfortunately, the President spared few words on Darfur in his speech and failed to call for the actions needed to stop the violence that threatens millions of innocent Darfuri civilians.

The time for talk has passed—it has been nearly four years since the violence began in Darfur!

Will you please take two minutes to call the White House comment line now to express your disappointment in the President’s handling of Darfur in his State of the Union address and urge him to push for real action?

Step 1: Dial 202-456-1111 to reach the White House comment line.
Step 2: Use the talking points below when prompted to leave your comment.
Step 3: Click here to report your call back to us (this is very important - please don’t skip this step!)

Talking Points for Your Call to the White House

* It has been almost four years since the violence started in Darfur. More than 400,000 innocent people have been killed and more than 2.5 million have been displaced.
* President Bush must take immediate action to end the violence by:
o Engaging world leaders to enforce the no-fly zone already approved by the United Nations Security Council;
o Working with the United Nations to speed up the deployment of a civilian protection force;
o Enacting tougher, targeted economic sanctions and punitive measures;
o Instructing his administration to play a major diplomatic role in supporting renewed, multi-party peace efforts;
o Cooperating with Congress to ensure sufficient funding for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid.

In his speech, President Bush said, “We will continue to speak out for the cause of freedom in places like Cuba, Belarus, and Burma—and continue to awaken the conscience of the world to save the people of Darfur.”

The President’s remarks on Darfur are a disappointment to the millions of Americans who have been acting to ‘awaken the conscience of the world’ and demand greater protection for the people of Darfur.

We need your help to make sure President Bush understands the urgency Americans like us feel about protecting innocent lives from genocide.

Please dial 202-456-1111 now to get started and don’t forget to report your call back to us once you’ve hung up.

Thank you again for your support.

Best regards,

David Rubenstein
Save Darfur Coalition

Posted by SPN on 01/26 at 12:31 PM in Racism / Prejudice

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