November 10, 2011

“I Act for Sudan”

Filed under Actions

Now that the rainy season has ended, a government-sponsored ground offensive in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains has begun. The problem isn’t the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile, Darfur or Abyei. The problem is the Khartoum regime that has consistently pursued a policy of genocide against the civilians it is supposed to protect. We must continue to pressure our own government to act. Your voice is needed now.

From November 14-18, please join I Act for Sudan to demand escalated action against the Khartoum regime. Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Email Katie-Jay Scott at to let us know you’ll be participating.
  2. Every day, November 14-18, take a photo of yourself holding a sign that has the daily slogan and post it to our Act for Sudan page (KTJ will send you printable signs and daily reminders).
  3. Not familiar with facebook tagging? Instructions can be found here.

Get started today by liking the facebook campaign page, and telling others that you’ve joined!


This campaign initially targeted Secretary of State Clinton, Dick Lugar, John Kerry, Howard Berman, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. We later extended the campaign by one day to target the 2012 Republican presidential candidates. In total there were 311 posts with photos which tagged the targets. There were 5900 page views and reached 95,902 people. We also received a direct “tag” and response from Congressman Howard Berman:

“It is inspiring to see the tremendous amount of concern so many have shown on behalf of refugees from Sudan. I agree, the horrors plaguing Sudan require our immediate action. I have co-signed a letter to President Obama, urging the Administration to coordinate a broader international coalition to help mediate the conflict in Sudan. We must pressure Khartoum to cease its bombing campaign against its own citizens and across the border against refugees and international aid workers in South Sudan.”