September 23, 2012
Dear Romney and Obama: What About Sudan
Help us ask the candidates “How will you act to stop the continuing mass atrocities against civilians by the government of Sudan?”
ACTION 1: ASK BOB SCHIEFFER
The last presidential debate is fast approaching and is a pivotal opportunity to get the candidates, and the nation, focused on the genocide in Sudan.
Email Bob Schieffer, the final debate moderator, and ask him to ask the candidates how they will ensure that protection and aid reaches innocent civilians in Sudan.
TWEET ACTION: .@bobschieffer, pls ask about US role in ending govt-led atrocities in #Sudan. #FPDebate #WhatAboutSudan http://bit.ly/RFSpAS
UPDATE: #WhatAboutSudan appeared 1,299 leading up to the debate and over 400 on October 23rd!
Bob received 3,067 emails!
ACTION 2: ASK THE CANDIDATES #WHATABOUTSUDAN
ACTION: Ask the Presidential candidates to explain their plan at the upcoming debates here
TWEET ACTION: Will next US president stop #Sudan’s regime from killing its people? Ask @barackobama & @mittromney, #WhatAboutSudan? http://bit.ly/UUCFib
Update: Over 1,000 emails were sent to the candidates!
ACTION 3: BE AT THE DEBATES
We have rallied people together to make a statement at the Presidential Debates. Several Act for Sudan members and students wore “What About Sudan?” t-shirts and carried signs at Hofstra University.
Help us make a statement at Lynn University on October 22, 2012. If you live in or near Boca Raton and want to be part of Act for Sudan activities, please email Katie-Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2,721 Emails sent to first two debate moderators urging them to ask What About Sudan?
MESSAGE THUNDERCLAPED TO 86,000 PEOPLE
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Act for Sudan together with concerned voters across America, calls upon the next president of the United States to:
- Deliver humanitarian aid to the starving Sudanese civilians in the Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan and Blue Nile State, with or without agreement from the UN Security Council, with multilateral partners or unilaterally, and with the urgency that is required to save starving people.
- Instruct the National Security Council to accelerate decisions and related actions regarding protection of Nuba, Blue Nile, and Darfuri populations from air attacks and to seriously consider the destruction of offensive aerial assets and/or the imposition of a no-fly zone.
- Support an end to the regime of President Bashir, who has been indicted for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, and support the movement within Sudan for democratic transformation. After 23 years of mass atrocities committed by President Bashir and his government, it is long past time for the United States and the international community to stand up to Bashir.
- Demonstrate strong leadership to end the government-sponsored violence in Sudan, protect civilians in Sudan and South Sudan and bring the perpetrators of genocide and mass atrocities to justice at the International Criminal Court.