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Protect at the Polls
On April 11, 2010 the Sudanese people will go to the polls for the first time in more than 20 years. They will vote for the national president and parliament, the south Sudanese president, state governors, and the southern parliament and state assemblies. The current president, Omar al-Bashir of the National Congress Party, and the candidate from South Sudan, Yasir Arman of the Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement, are current favorites.
These elections are a product of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005, brokered by then-President George W. Bush, which ended the 21-year long civil war between North and South Sudan.
The United States government has invested millions of dollars for the Sudanese peace process to take place, including establishing the elections, and the stakes are enormous for the nation of Sudan and the international community.
World Without Genocide asks the U.S. government to uphold the commitment to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement by insuring that the elections are free, fair and safe. We have a responsibility to protect the people of Sudan from coercion or violence that might occur at the polls.
We ask that all Minnesotans call their elected officials on Tuesday, March 30, a day we will raise awareness to Protect at the Polls on April 11.
Call 1-800 GENOCIDE (800-436-6243). Enter your zip code and connect directly to your representative, senator, or to President Obama. Tell them to use their influence to help protect Sudanese people during the upcoming elections.
Protect at the Polls. Help bring free, fair, and safe elections to Sudan.