May 14, 2013

Support a Comprehensive Strategy in Sudan

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Ask you Member of Congress to co-sponsor H.R. 1692, the Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2013

For decades, citizens of the United States have advocated for the people of Sudan who are victims of a violent, corrupt and racist regime.  Bombing, violence and displacement in Darfur are ongoing; protestors in Khartoum and throughout Sudan are arrested, tortured and murdered for speaking out against the government; and thousands of Sudanese in Darfur, Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan and Blue Nile are in grave danger due to the threat of starvation and because of constant aerial and ground attacks by Sudan’s Armed Forces.

The Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2013 would require the Administration and all relevant agencies to develop a comprehensive strategy for ending serious human rights violations, promoting democratic reform and establishing lasting peace in all of Sudan.  This is an important step in the right direction and we need your support.

TAKE ACTION: Email your Representative and urge him/her to co-sponsor H.R.1692

Specifics about H.R. 1692, The Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2013

H.R. 1692 is a re-introduction of a previous bill with bipartisan support. The Bill was introduced by Congressmen James McGovern (D-MA) on April 24, 2013.

Specifically H.R. 1692:

  • Requires the Administration and all relevant agencies to work together and create a comprehensive strategic plan to end serious human rights violations, provide genuine accountability for crimes committed in Darfur and other parts of Sudan, support the path for  democratic transformation, and create peace throughout all of Sudan;
  • Demands free and unfettered access for international humanitarian aid and, absent such agreement, requires the Administration to seek other mechanisms to mitigate the effects of lack of such humanitarian aid;
  • Promotes free and transparent democratic reform in Sudan, including exploring technical support and funding for civil society and others seeking sustainable democratic change;
  • Increases engagement with other stakeholders with influence in Sudan;
  • Creates a broad-reaching sanctions regime to target any government or individuals whose support assists the Sudanese government in committing serious human rights violations or who fail to execute international arrest warrants against Sudanese officials;
  • Seeks more effective enforcement of existing sanctions including adequate resources and personnel and extends to all of Sudan existing sanctions regimes included in prior enacted legislation that were specific only for “Darfur”; and
  • Provides genuine accountability for crimes committed in Darfur and encourages other countries to expand international accountability efforts to include crimes committed in other regions in Sudan.

Current List of H.R. 1692 Co-sponsors (80)

Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] – 4/24/2013
Rep Beatty, Joyce [OH-3] – 7/19/2013
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] – 4/25/2013
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] – 6/27/2013
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] – 6/18/2013
Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [OR-1] – 5/6/2013
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] – 5/6/2013
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] – 4/24/2013
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] – 4/24/2013
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] – 4/24/2013
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] – 5/14/2013
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] – 4/24/2013
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] – 5/9/2013
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] – 7/9/2013
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] – 4/24/2013
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] – 5/16/2013
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] – 4/24/2013
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] – 6/14/2013
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] – 7/8/2013
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] – 5/7/2013
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] – 4/24/2013
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] – 7/8/2013
Rep Frankel, Lois [FL-22] – 6/28/2013
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] – 4/24/2013
Rep Hahn, Janice [CA-44] – 5/6/2013
Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] – 5/14/2013
Rep Holt, Rush [NJ-12] – 5/9/2013
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] – 5/23/2013
Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] – 6/11/2013
Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] – 6/25/2013
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] – 5/22/2013
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] – 6/3/2013
Rep Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [GA-4] – 4/24/2013
Rep Kennedy, Joseph P. III [MA-4] – 7/11/2013
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] – 6/27/2013
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] – 5/16/2013
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] – 4/24/2013
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] – 5/22/2013
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] – 6/27/2013
Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle [NM-1] – 7/8/2013
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-12] – 4/24/2013
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] – 4/24/2013
Rep McCaul, Michael T. [TX-10] – 4/24/2013
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] – 4/24/2013
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] – 5/14/2013
Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] – 4/24/2013
Rep Meadows, Mark [NC-11] – 7/22/2013
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] – 4/24/2013
Rep Miller, George [CA-11] – 6/27/2013
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] – 4/24/2013
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] – 4/24/2013
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-32] – 5/6/2013
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] – 5/22/2013
Rep O’Rourke, Beto [TX-16] – 7/8/2013
Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. [NJ-10] – 5/14/2013
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] – 5/22/2013
Rep Pitts, Joseph R. [PA-16] – 7/19/2013
Rep Pocan, Mark [WI-2] – 7/10/2013
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] – 4/24/2013
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] – 5/6/2013
Rep Rohrabacher, Dana [CA-48] – 7/22/2013
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] – 4/24/2013
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] – 4/24/2013
Rep Schneider, Bradley S. [IL-10] – 7/22/2013
Rep Schock, Aaron [IL-18] – 4/24/2013
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] – 5/7/2013
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-30] – 4/24/2013
Rep Sinema, Kyrsten [AZ-9] – 6/20/2013
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-8] – 7/9/2013
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-25] – 5/6/2013
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] – 7/17/2013
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] – 5/6/2013
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] – 4/24/2013
Rep Vargas, Juan [CA-51] – 6/28/2013
Rep Visclosky, Peter J. [IN-1] – 5/15/2013
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] – 4/25/2013
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-33] – 5/6/2013
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] – 4/24/2013
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] – 7/22/2013
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] – 4/24/2013

Most recent list of co-sponsrs can be found here.