The Sudan Sham Elections 2010 network is committing to sustained action for peace in Sudan. Our new phase in activism is i On Sudan. Please participate!

iOnSudan.net

i On Sudan connects on-the-ground reports of violence, abuses, and other events to advocacy in the United States and around the world to immediately mobilize leaders towards immediate response on behalf of innocent civilians and to promote peace, protection, and justice in all of Sudan.

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Resources and Ideas Box
  • PETITION : Have as many people from your state as possible sign our petition
  • ACTION : Create quarter-sheets describing your day of action and distribute.
  • FLIER : Download (PDF) this flier, insert your action, and distribute them to local churches, synagogues, and other community organizations; ask them to publish the action in their bulletin.
  • NEWS : We encourage you to create news by writing a Letter to the Editor to be published before or on the day of your action. Here is a sample document. Download (Word doc), edit at will, and add you information.
  • SCHOOL : If you are at a school, set up a table in a high-traffic area on the day of your action, and get everyone who walks by to take the action.
  • LETTER : Write an organizational sign on letter to your Senator and get signatures prior to your day of action. Deliver them via email, fax, or in-person on your day.
  • PERSONALIZE : Use the faces and stories of Darfuris to make your actions personal. Download these photographs with stories.
  • MEDIA : We encourage state leaders to use local media to get the word out about our campaign . Here is a sample Media Advisory. Download (Word doc), edit at will, and add your information.
1: Connecticut - Feb 20
  • Contact: Nell Okie -
1. Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts.
E-mail:
Senator Dodd and Senator Lieberman.

Message:
As a Connecticut citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically support S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.

2. Tweet Senator Dodd & Senator Lieberman
Tweet Senator Dodd
Tweet Senator Lieberman
2: California - Feb 21
  • Contact: Katie-Jay Scott -
1. Call Senators Boxer (202)224-3553 and Senator Feinstein (202)224-3841 with the following message and/or your own thoughts. Since you are calling on a Sunday, you will be leaving voice-mail. If we fill up the voice-mail, please do additional actions below.

Hello Senator Boxer/Feinstein. My name is________, and I am from ___________, CA. Please make peace, protection, and justice in Sudan a priority. Elections in April are a sham, with conditions being neither free nor fair. The genocide in Darfur continues, and resumption of all-out war between the North and South is a real possibility. I request that you join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to lead in imposing multilateral consequences and escalating costs on those that violate fundamental human and civil rights. In addition, please publicly and energetically support Senate Resolution 404. Millions of lives are at stake. Thank you.

2. E-mail: Senator Boxer and Senator Feinstein

Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts.

Message:
As a California citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically support S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead. A group of us will visit your office in the near future to discuss our shared commitment to Sudan.

3. Don’t forget to sign the general Sudan Sham Elections 2010 Petition!!!

4. Download petition version of above message and gather as many signatures as possible. Let us know how many signatures you collected, to , and mail us the petition for hand-delivery to Senators: SGN, 1732 Aviation Blvd. #138, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

5. Send pictures of you and family members. It will go on a slideshow, California Stands with Sudan, along with pictures of Darfuri refugees. The slideshow will go up at this site’s More! page ASAP. Send your digital picture to
3: Virginia - Feb 22
  • Contact: Mohamed Yahya -
1. Email Secretary Clinton: Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts. For Topic, select “US Foreign Policy” from drop-down menu.

Elections in April are a sham. With Sudan on the brink of violence that could rival and surpass its own brutal past, the US has an important role to play in creating a road to peace. Immediately, the US must stop supporting the April sham elections and begin a new multilateral strategy of intensive diplomatic pressure and real consequences, always standing with principle and verifiable progress towards peace, protection, and justice for all people in Sudan.

2. Post above message on the State Department’s Facebook page, Engaging Community on Foreign Affairs. Note: you must become a fan, so you can then post message on its wall.


3. Tweet U.S. Department of State
Tweet U.S. Dept. of State
4. Text Secretary Clinton at 90822:

"Stop support of Sudan sham elections. Pressure now!"
4: New York - Feb 23
  • Contact: Nancy Walsh -
1. Send an email action and call our New York leaders on February 23, 2010 with this message:

"This April, Sudan will hold their first elections in 24 years. The political conditions do not exist in Sudan for these elections to be free and fair. We must ensure that our government does not allow these elections to legitimize a genocidal, corrupt government."

President Obama:
Email or call (202)456-1111
Secretary of State Clinton:
Email
Senator Schumer:
Email or call in DC (202)224-6542 or NY (212)486-4430
Senator Gillbrand:
Email or call in DC (202)224-4451 or NY (212)688-6262

2. Collect signatures for Queens College STAND petition (Word Doc) for Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson. Mail signed petitions by March 1, 2010 to

Jenn Polish
225-17A 69th Ave.
Bayside NY 11364
5: Nevada - Feb 24
  • Contact: Corey Dragge -
1. Sign this letter and send a strong message to Nevada Senators and Representatives.

2. Join the Tweet-athon to Senator Reid!
Tweet Senator Reid
@SenatorReid: Sudan's April elections are neither fair nor free. http://bit.ly/cXvdlR #SudanSham
6: Rhode Island - Feb 25
  • Contact: Sandra Hammel -
1. Contact your US Rhode Island Representative:
To find your US RI Representative type in your zip code in
upper left search box.

Rep James Langevin Call 401-732-9400 or E-mail
Darfur grade: A+

Message:
The Obama’s Sudan Policy’s quarterly review just happened. We should be able to see some actions, as a result of the quarterly review. Sudan has clearly violated benchmarks, and Obama’s policy promised consequences if and when this happens. Representative, James Langevin, as a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, should hold a hearing about the Sudan Policy quarterly review. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence members should ask about the specific benchmarks, pressures and incentives in the policy, keeping our administration relevant and honest. As well as, proof of the “unstinting resolve” that Mr. Obama promised regarding Darfur.


Tweet Senator Langevin
@JimLangevin Call for a Intelligence Committee special hearing re: #Sudan policy review and demand pressures and consequences #SudanSham

Rep Patrick Kennedy, Call (401) 729-5600 or E-mail
Darfur grade: A

Message:
Sudan’s first multi-party election in 24 years is scheduled for April 2010. For too long, a military dictatorship has monopolized power and wealth in Sudan, committing genocide in Darfur and violently oppressing the rest of the country. The corrupt regime in Khartoum has at every turn blocked political reforms necessary for free and fair elections to take place. The government of Sudan's increased intimidation by kidnapping and killing citizens during the time running up to the election is proof this election is a sham. The election will only be used to legitimize this genocidal regime led by the man indicted by the ICC for “crimes against humanity” and “war crimes”, President Omar al-Bashir. The U.S. government should not spend any further funding or extend any support to these non-credible elections.

2. Contact your US Rhode Island Senators:

Senator Jack Reed, Call (401) 943-3100 or E-mail
Darfur grade: B

Message:
I would like to thank Senator Reed for his support of basic human rights, including justice on behalf of the Darfuri people. I would like him to co-sponsor Senate Resolution 404, which supports full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and other efforts to promote peace and stability in Sudan. Additionally, Sudan’s first multi-party election in 24 years is scheduled for April 2010. The corrupt regime in Khartoum has at every turn blocked political reforms necessary for free and fair elections to take place. The government of Sudan's increased intimidation by kidnapping and killing citizens during the time running up to the election is proof this election is a sham. We urge Senator Reed to join us in contacting President Obama and tell him the US must not support the upcoming elections in any way.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Call (401) 453-5294 or Email
Darfur grade: A

Message:
I would like to thank Senator Whitehouse for his continued efforts for Darfur and Sudan. The Sudan Policy’s quarterly review just happened. Sudan has clearly violated benchmarks, and Obama’s policy promised consequences and pressures if and when this happens. Senator Whitehouse, as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, should hold a hearing about the Sudan Policy quarterly review. The Senate Intelligence Committee members should ask about the specific benchmarks, pressures, and incentives in the policy, holding our administration to their word.
7: Indiana - Feb 26
  • Contact: Rachel Landis -
1. Make the Calls!
Contact Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar (260) 422-1505
Contact Indiana Senator Evan Bayh (260) 426-3151


State message below and add your own thoughts:

As an Indiana citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically co-sponsor S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.

Contact Indiana Legislator Mark Souder at 1-800-959-3041

State message below and add your own thoughts:

As an Indiana citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically support H Res 1019, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.

2. Email President Obama or call him at (202) 456.1111

Message:
I am gravely concerned about the upcoming elections this April in Sudan. The current environment of intimidation, coercion, and violence ensures that elections will be, and can not be, free and fair. Additionally, even though the NCP and JEM recently signed a ceasefire, JEM reports renewed attacks on Tuesday. Mr. President, we as Americans can not support elections that are neither free nor fair in a country on the brink of more violence.

3. Don’t forget to sign the Sudan Sham Elections 2010 Petition!!!
8: Idaho - Feb 27
  • Contact: AJ Fay -
Get your friends, co-workers, neighbors and peers to sign "absentee ballot" postcards in your community! To get postcards contact AJ - even 5 will make the difference! Teams are already geared up in Moscow and Boise, will your community be next?

Take this action online
here!

Tweet President Obama
@barackobama Upcoming April elections will only legitimize genocidal regime. No more support for #SudanSham elections. http://bit.ly/avUgiU

Join us on
facebook for this Canvas event and invite others to join!
9: Missouri - Feb 28
  • Contact: April Houston -
1. Call Senator Kit Bond (202)224-5721 and Senator Claire McCaskill (202)224-6154

TALKING POINTS FOR VOICE MAIL

- Sudan elections are coming up in April, and although they are less than 50 days away, the environment for them to be free and fair does not exist.

- There is an indicted war criminal whose government is responsible for millions of deaths, the displacement of entire populations, and rape in mass scale. He is THE candidate that controls these elections.

- The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now and the U.S. must lead!

- I urge you to publicly and energetically support S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan.

- Thanks for your support.


2. Email Senator Kit Bond:

Message:
Dear Senator Bond,

As a Missouri resident and your constituent, I urge you to publicly and energetically support S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan.

I'm very concerned about the situation in Sudan and about the people living there. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground will not allow for a free and fair voting process. Please take the lead in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs.

As chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I know that deputies met for the Sudan policy review last month. Although there has been no public information about the meeting, we do know that the NCP failed to meet requirements as outlined in the CPA to create free and fair elections. Please, I urge you to ask for details about the specific benchmarks, pressures and incentives in the policy.

There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead, and I hope my Missouri elected representatives will be in the forefront of this effort.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

3. Email Senator Claire McCaskill:

Message:
Dear Senator McCaskill,

As a Missouri resident and your constituent, I urge you to publicly and energetically support S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan.

I'm very concerned about the situation in Sudan and about the people living there. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground will not allow for a free and fair voting process. Please take the lead in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs.

There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead, and I hope my Missouri elected representatives will be in the forefront of this effort.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

4. Tweet Senator Claire McCaskill
@clairecmc Stop April #SudanSham election support-Begin multilateral strategy: pressure and real consequences now! http://bit.ly/avUgiU

Want to do more?

5. Send a Text Message to Secretary of State Clinton at 90822:

"Stop support of Sudan sham elections. Please put pressure on the Sudanese gov't to end the charade now!"

10: Oregon - Mar 1
  • Contact: Diane Koosed, Never Again Coalition -
1. Email President Obama at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Message:
Stop supporting the April 2010 elections in Sudan. In a climate of violent political intimidation and with millions disenfranchised in camps, there cannot be credible elections. Our support gives the government of al-Bashir, who has been indicted on war crimes and crimes against humanity, legitimacy it does not deserve. Non-credible elections will fuel violence and divisions in a country that is already unstable. Please lead with intensive diplomatic pressure and real consequences.

2. Go to http://sudansham2010.org/ and sign the petition.

3. Call the White House at (202)456-1111 or 1-800 GENOCIDE(456-6243) with this message:

“The US should not support the elections in Sudan.”

Want to say more?

“There is no way these elections can be credible when there has been intimidation and violence, when so many are disenfranchised, and when the primary candidate is indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

4. Text Secretary Clinton at 90822:

"Sudan elections NOT legitimate. Where are consequences?"

5. Email Senator Wyden, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee - http://wyden.senate.gov/contact/

Message:
Elections in Sudan are fast approaching. Conditions do not exist for a credible election, and the results are certain to fuel violence in an already unstable situation. Sudan has clearly violated benchmarks. Where are the consequences that our administration promised? Please call a briefing and demand that the administration share what pressures and consequences have been brought to bear.

6. Print out the above message as a petition. Gather signatures and send to:

Senator Ron Wyden
911 NE 11th Ave. Suite 630
Portland, OR 97232

Tweet U.S. Department of State
@dipnote Sudan April elections are sham. Stop #SudanSham election support - Begin multilateral strategy: pressure and real consequences now!

Tweet Congressman Blumenauer
@repblumenauer Sudan's April elections are neither fair nor free. http://bit.ly/cXvdlR #SudanSham

Tweet President Obama
@barackobama Upcoming April elections will only legitimize genocidal regime. No more support for #SudanSham elections. http://bit.ly/avUgiU
11: North Dakota - Mar 2
  • Contact: Kevin Brooks -
1. E-mail: Senator Dorgan and Senator Conrad
Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts.

Message:
As a North Dakota citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically support S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.

2. Call Senator Dorgan at (202)224-2551
Call Senator Conrad at
(202)224-2043

TALKING POINTS FOR VOICE MAIL

- Sudan elections are coming up in April, and although they are less than 50 days away, the environment for them to be free and fair does not exist.

- There is an indicted war criminal whose government is responsible for millions of deaths, the displacement of entire populations, and rape in mass scale. He is THE candidate that controls these elections.

- The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now and the U.S. must lead!

- I urge you to publicly and energetically support S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan.

- Thanks for your support.
12: Texas - Mar 3
  • Contact: Susan Smylie -
If you are only able to take one of these actions, please send a message or call Senator Cornyn. Texans Against Genocide has been lobbying his office over the last year and his staff are well informed on these issues. Adding your voice to this effort will have the biggest impact.

1. Send a message or call (202)224-2934 Senator Cornyn and email Senator Hutchison:

Cut and paste the following message into the contact form for the Senators. Select “Foreign Affairs” or “Foreign Relations” as your subject line.

“With elections in Sudan a little over one month away, it is clear that they will not be credible, much less free and fair. The United States should not support this undemocratic sham of an election. Please contact Secretary of State Clinton and let her know that you do not want the United States to legitimize these elections.”

Tweet Senator Cornyn
@JohnCornyn stand with #Sudan. Urge @dipnote to lead in strong multilateral consequences in support of peace. Support SR404 #SudanSham

2. Send a Text Message to Secretary of State Clinton at 90822:

“US needs to be clear that elections in Sudan are not credible. Stand up for the many disenfranchised Sudanese.”

13: Utah / Idaho supporting - Mar 4
  • Contact: Jeremiah Forest -
E-mail U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice—Copy and paste message below and/or your own thoughts.

Dear Ambassador Rice:
Today is the one-year anniversary of the expulsion of 16 aid organizations from Darfur by the Government of Sudan and its indicted war criminal president, Omar al-Bashir. This expulsion, coming after the indictment announcement by the International Criminal Court, was in effect another crime against humanity, with millions of people already living in squalid conditions in camps put in even greater danger. It is clear, from reports by aid agencies and people that have visited the region, that the aid gap was never closed, not even to the horrible status quo of pre-March 4th 2009 conditions.

Ambassador Rice, you have been a passionate advocate for the people of Darfur, especially the women. U.S. Sudan policy, as implemented by Special Envoy Gration, is going in the wrong direction. With the April sham elections only days away, al-Bashir is working to give the appearance of legitimacy, and Envoy Gration is lending a hand in this charade, with millions of people all across Sudan being used as pawns.

Bombs continue to fall. Women continue to be raped. Millions continue to live in what amounts to concentration camps.

You know better than to support this sham. Do all in your power to move President Obama and his administrations Sudan policy in the right direction, immediately imposing pressures and consequences on all opposing a true road to peace, protection, and justice.

Sincerely,

(your name)


Tweet Ambassador Rice
@AmbassadorRice stop support of #SudanSham elections. Re-direct misguided US #Sudan policy implementation. Pressure for peace, now!
14: New Hampshire - Mar 5
  • Contact: Tom D. -
1. Call Senator Jeanne Shaheen: (202) 224-2841 and Senator Judd Gregg: (202)224-3324 with the following message and/or your own thoughts:

Hello Senator Shaheen/Gregg. My name is________, and I am from ___________, NH. Please make peace, protection, and justice in Sudan a priority. The genocide in Darfur continues, and resumption of all-out war between the North and South is a real possibility. This April, Sudan will hold its first elections in 24 years. The political conditions do not exist in Sudan for these elections to be free and fair. We must ensure that our government does not allow these elections to legitimize an indicted war criminal. The U.S. must stop supporting this sham election and begin a new multilateral strategy of intensive diplomatic pressure and real consequences. Thank you.

Tweet Senator Shaheen
@JeanneShaheen NH stands with #Sudan. #SudanSham elections a barrier to peace, protection, justice.

2. E-mail: Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Senator Judd Gregg

Copy and paste message below to Comment Section and/or add your own thoughts.

Message:
With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The U.S. can play an important role in creating peace for all of Sudan. Thank you.

Sincerely,

(your name)


3. Dial 1 800 GENOCIDE to speak to your New Hampshire Representative:

Message:
With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. Please publicly and energetically support House Resolution 1019. Thank you.
15: Tennessee - Mar 6
  • Contact: Operation Broken Silence -
1. E-mail Vice President Joe Biden: Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts.

Message:
Dear Vice President Biden:

As a Senator, you were an active and passionate champion for true peace, protection, and justice for the people of Darfur and all of Sudan.

As a presidential candidate, you said:
“It is genocide. We can act now. We should act now.”

From your experience in dealing with the government of indicted war criminal president al-Bashir, you know that hope and well wishing is not effective diplomacy. What has worked in the past is multilateral pressures and consequences on those blocking peace.

With sham elections around the corner, Sudan is on the brink, and millions of innocent civilians are being used as pawns.

We request that you take personal interest, participation, and action in Sudan policy.

As you also said:
“We should, now. Those kids will be dead, by the time the diplomacy is over!”

Sincerely,
(Your name)

3. Tweet Vice-President Biden
@whitehouse Vice President Biden, participate actively in #Sudan policy. Push for pressure towards peace-protection-justice now. #SudanSham

3. Visit Operation Broken Silence for more information on Tennessee and nationwide actions.

16: Georgia - Mar 7
  • Contact: David Robeck -
1. Call (770) 661-0999 or (202) 224-3643 AND Email Senator Isakson:

Use this message and feel free to add your own comments:

Thank you for your recent co-sponsorship of Senate Resolution 404. As you know, under the current climate of intimidation, coercion, and registration fraud, the Sudanese elections in April will not be free and fair. Recent fighting in West Darfur has resulted in deaths of innocent civilians and more than 100,000 people are newly displaced. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. I request that you join us in contacting President Obama to ask for implementation of the administration's Sudan policy and to lead in imposing multilateral consequences and escalating costs on those that violate fundamental human and civil rights. Thank you.

2. Dial 1 800 GENOCIDE, enter your zip code, and ask to speak to your Representative:

Message:
As you know, under the current climate of intimidation, coercion, and registration fraud, the Sudanese elections in April will not be free and fair. The current regime has repeatedly failed to met requirements of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, mostly recently benchmarks related to the elections. Please support peace, protection, and justice in Sudan by publicly and energetically supporting House Resolution 1019. Thank you.

3. Sign the Sudan Sham 2010 Elections petition. Our goal is 1,000 by March 15th!
17: Washington - Mar 8
  • Contact: Jenna Wes -
1. Write a personal letter and email Senator Cantwell and Senator Murray with this message:

As a Washington citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically work for peace in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.


Mail your personal letters to local offices for
Cantwell and Murray.

2.
Today is also International Women's Day. Please contact your Senators or Representatives about the lack of gender-based violence services for Darfuri women. Since NGO expulsions more than one year ago, these services have not been filled, leaving victims of sexual violence without important medical help and psycho-social support.

Tweet this action!
Intl Womens Day and WA #SudanSham Day: Contact your Sens&Reps: protect #Darfur women and stop election support http://bit.ly/cvnH2d

3. Contact your Representative to co-sponsor House Res 1019 by dialing 1 800 GENOCIDE and entering your zip code:

Use this message and feel free to add your own message:

As a _________ citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically support House Resolution 1019, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.
18: Alaska - Mar 9
  • Contact: Lauren Tibbitts -
There are so many ways to take action in this campaign. Here are some ideas to do and share! Do as many as you feel necessary, and post any successes or experiences on our facebook wall!

1. Email Senators Murkowski and Begich, along with Representative Young, with this message (edit and adapt at will):

With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.

2. Call (between 4AM - 2PM AK time, or leave voicemail) or fax our Members of Congress with this message:

Begich: phone.(202)224-3004, fax. (202) 224-2354
Murkowski: (202)-224-6665, fax: 202-224-5301
Young: T (202) 225-5765 F (202) 225-0425

"Hello Senator Murkowski/Begich/Rep. Young. My name is________, and I am from ___________, AK. Please make peace, protection, and justice in Sudan a priority. Elections in April are a sham, with conditions being neither free nor fair. The genocide in Darfur continues, and resumption of all-out war between the North and South is a real possibility. I request that you join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to lead in imposing multilateral consequences and escalating costs on those that violate fundamental human and civil rights. In addition, please publicly and energetically support full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. Millions of lives are at stake. Thank you."

3. Facebook the above messages to our Alaska leaders:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska:
http://bit.ly/R-AK
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska:
http://bit.ly/D-AK
Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska:
http://bit.ly/congressAK


Tweet Sen. Murkowski
@lisamurkowski Stop #SudanSham election support - Begin multilateral strategy: pressure and real consequences now! http://bit.ly/aVWxDB

Tweet Rep. Don Young
@repdonyoung Upcoming April elections will only legitimize genocidal regime. No more support for #SudanSham elections. http://bit.ly/aVWxDB

Want to do more?

5. Email Secretary Clinton: Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts. For Topic, select “US Foreign Policy” from drop-down menu, then choose "Africa".

Elections in April are a sham. With Sudan on the brink of violence that could rival and surpass its own brutal past, the US has an important role to play in creating a road to peace. Immediately, the US must stop supporting the April sham elections and begin a new multilateral strategy of intensive diplomatic pressure and real consequences, always standing with principle and verifiable progress towards peace, protection, and justice for all people in Sudan.
19: Kentucky - Mar 10
  • Contact: Katie Chal -
On Wednesday, March 10th, STAND Bellarmine University (Students Taking Action Now for Darfur) is hosting the event for Kentucky as part of the Sudan Sham Elections 2010. We will have postcards as well as a petition for people to sign in Cafe Ogle from 9:00AM-1:00PM to send to president Obama urging him to ensure that the upcoming Sudanese elections in April do not legitimize a genocidal, corrupt government.

We will also have a banner for people to place their handprints on that will be sent to President Obama saying
"STOP the sham elections".

In the evening, there will be a
showing of DARFUR NOW at 8:00PM. Come and stand up, speak out for the people of Sudan.

If you are unable to make the event, be sure to sign the postcard online.

"Remember: Silence helps the killer, never his victims." -Elie Wiesel
20: Illinois - Mar 11
  • Contact: Lauren Bergelson -
1. Send a Text Message to Secretary of State Clinton at 90822:

“Stop support of Sudan Sham elections! Work for the peace, protection and justice the civilians deserve.”

2. Call Senator Durbin at (202) 224-2152:

“I urge you to stop support of Sudan Sham elections this April and instead focus your attention on working for FAIR and FREE elections in Darfur.”

3. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or 1-800 GENOCIDE:

"This April, Sudan will hold its first elections in 24 years, yet its current political conditions prevent free and fair elections from taking place. With violence and human rights violations escalating in Sudan, unlawful elections will force the country even farther from peace. We cannot allow our government to support these elections and legitimize a corrupt government."

4. Sign online petition for Sudan Sham 2010 Elections!
21: Wisconsin - Mar 12
  • Contact: Katie-Jay Scott -
1. Sign the online Sudan Sham 2010 Elections petition.

2. Update your facebook or other social network status with this:

Today I stand with Sudan in asking for peace, protection, and justice. Join me in action at Sudan Sham 2010 Elections!
http://sudansham2010.org

3. Download this petition to President Obama. Join students at the University of Wisconsin by gathering signatures in your own community!

Mail completed petitions to:
Stop Genocide Now
1732 Aviation Blvd #138
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

4. Tweet President Obama
@BarackObama please listen to @AmbassadorRice about dire situation in #Sudan. Stop support of #SudanSham elections. Pressure for peace, now!

22: Hawaii - Mar 13
  • Contact: Leanne Gillespie -
1. Call Senator Inouye at (808)541-2542 and Senator Akaka at (808)522-8970 and tell them:

"My name is ______ and I live in (Honolulu, Waianae, Kailua, Kahala, etc). Now is a more crucial time than ever to help bring Aloha, protection and justice to the people of Darfur. The Senator has a C on darfurscores.org for his actions regarding Sudan. In an effort to change this, I would like him to contact President Obama to ensure that the US does not continue to support Sudan elections that are neither free nor fair. I look forward to hearing about the Senators efforts on this important issue."

Tweet Senator Inouye
@Daniel_Inouye Work to bring Aloha to #Sudan. Contact #Obama about concerns re #SudanSham elections

2. Raise awareness and take action. Download this petition to Senator Inouye and Senator Akaka. Gather signatures at your school, place of worship, at the beach or other public place. Mail them to Hawaii Coalition for Darfur (see below).

3. For all 50 days of the Sudan Sham Elections, Hawaii For Darfur is sending a Peace Lei with a picture and story of a refugee and a letter to each Senator. Use the petition as a guide to write a personal, handwritten letter to the Senator. Mail these to Hawaii for Darfur to included in the next mailing of a Peace Lei.

Hawaii Coalition for Darfur
1149 Bethel Street, Suite 607
Honolulu, HI 96813


23: Montana - Mar 14
  • Contact: Heather McKaig -
1. Email Senator Max Baucus or call him toll free at 1-800-332-6106 with this message (feel free to add your own thoughts):

My name is _____ and I live in _____, Montana. With April elections in Sudan fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. As you know, this type of insecurity, genocide and civil war in Sudan, is a national security threat. As a champion of Defense, please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. With your help we can ensure that true freedom and democracy reach Sudan in the future. Thank you.

2. Email Representative Denny Rehberg or call in toll free at 1-888-232-2626 with this message (feel free to add your own thoughts):

My name is _____ and I live in ____, Montana. As you know, under the current climate of intimidation, coercion, and registration fraud, the Sudanese elections in April will not be free and fair. The current regime has repeatedly failed to met requirements of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, most recently benchmarks related to the elections. Please support peace, protection, and justice in Sudan by publicly and energetically co-sponsoring House Resolution 1019. Furthermore, as a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for State and Foreign Operations, I ask you to ensure stronger oversight of the Sudan portfolio by Assistant Secretary of African Affairs, Johnnie Carson. During this critical time and as my leader, please stand with the people of Sudan. Thank you.

Tweet Representative Rehberg
@DennyRehberg #SudanSham elections approaching, co-spon #HRes1019& seek stronger @dipnote oversight of #Sudan portfolio http://bit.ly/d7aFRn

3. Sign the online petition asking the Obama Administration to stop supporting sham elections in Sudan.
24: Florida - Mar 15
  • Contact: Marc Furmanski -
1. Email President Obama with this message:

Stop supporting the April 2010 elections in Sudan. In a climate of violent political intimidation and with millions disenfranchised in camps, there cannot be credible elections. Our support gives the government of al-Bashir, who has been indicted on war crimes and crimes against humanity, legitimacy it does not deserve. Non-credible elections will fuel violence and divisions in a country that is already unstable. Please lead with intensive diplomatic pressure and real consequences.

2. Go to Sudan Sham 2010 and sign the petition.

3. Or make your own version of the above message and gather as many signatures as possible. Let us know how many signatures you collected, to , and mail us the petition for hand-delivery to Senators:
Miami Help Darfur Now
2628 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, Florida 33127.

We are trying to reach 1,000 names by TODAY! Help us get there.

4.
Send a Text Message to Secretary of State Clinton at 90822:

“Stop support of Sudan Sham elections!”

5. Email Senator Bill Nelson and Senator George LeMieux

Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts:

With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.

6. Send pictures and/or videos of you in action. It will be used as part of the Florida Day of Action Video. The video will be posted on this site. Don’t delay, send your digital pictures and video to
25: Maine - Mar 16
  • Contact: Denis Netto - & El Fadel Arbab -

1. Contact our Senators and Representatives with the below message.

Email Senator OLYMPIA SNOWE or call her at 800-432-1599
Email Senator SUSAN COLLINS or call her at 202-224-2523
Email Representative CHELLIE PINGREE or call her at 207-774-5019 (Portland, ME)
Email Representative MIKE MICHAUD or call him at 207-782-3704 (Lewiston, ME)

My name is ______ and live in _____, Maine. I urge you to stop supporting the sham April 2010 elections in Sudan. In a climate of violent political intimidation and with millions disenfranchised in camps, there cannot be credible elections in Sudan. American support gives the Government of al-Bashir, indicted on war crimes and crimes against humanity, legitimacy it does not deserve. It is a waste of American taxpayer money, and non-credible elections will fuel violence and divisions in a country that is already on the brink. Please urge the Obama Administration to engage at the highest level in bringing lasting peace, protection, and justice to Sudan, now!

2. Log on to sudansham2010.org. Sign the petition and add your comment by answering: How legitimate is an indicted war criminal, after he steals an election?

Join us for a local event:
March 12th Event with El Fadel Arbab
26: Colorado - Mar 17
  • Contact: Sara Kornfeld "Change the world. It just takes cents"™ - Please get in touch with Sara about staying connected long term with Colorado actions!

Join students of "Change the world. It just takes cents"™ and citizens of Colorado by TAKING ACTION:

1. Middle, High School, and University students: set up a designated table during lunch or in a high traffic area and gather signatures for this petition and urge people to take the below actions on the spot! Have a laptop computer handy for online actions, and show them how to use their cell phone to contact our leaders!

2. Using the petition as a guide, hand-write a personal letter to President Obama - to be mailed in bulk to the President's Communication Secretary.

Sara Kornfeld, “Change the world. It just takes cents”™
10200 East Girard Ave.
Bldg B, Suite 336
Denver, CO 80231

3. Email this message to Senator Bennet:

"I am a Colorado resident and peace in Sudan is important to me. Upcoming elections in Sudan will be neither free nor fair. To support peace, protection, and justice in Sudan, I request that you work to end US support for the April elections in Sudan. Additionally, I would like your office to contact the State Department and tell them to halt further support for the Sudan elections."

4.
Call 1-800- GENOCIDE, enter your zip code, and ask to speak to your Senator. Tell them:

"I am a Colorado resident and peace in Sudan is important to me. Upcoming elections in Sudan will be neither free nor fair. To support peace, protection, and justice in Sudan, I would like the Senator to co-sponsor House Resolution 1019. Additionally, I would like your office to contact the State Department and tell them to halt further support for the Sudan elections."

5. Text Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at 90822 with one of these short, powerful messages:

“Sudan April 11, 2010, elections are a sham!”

“Don’t give legitimacy to Sudan April 11, 2010 election"

“Don’t recognize Omar Hassan el-Bashir as Sudan’s democratically elected president on April 11, 2010!”


6. Join Sudan Sham 2010 elections on facebook, post it on your profile and invite all your friends to do the same. You can join in on many of our actions.

7. Please take pictures of people taking action and send to to post on the "Change the world It just takes cents" Facebook page as well as on the Sudan Sham 2010 website.
27: Iowa - Mar 18
  • Contact: Julie Hays, Keokuk for Darfur -
1. Email Secretary Clinton: Copy and paste message below and add/or add your own comment. For Topic, select “US Foreign Policy” from drop-down menu.

Dear Secretary Clinton:

Today is the one-year anniversary of the appointment of Special Envoy to Sudan, General Scott Gration, an appointment that came just a few days after President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, was indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bashir’s response to indictment was to expel 16 aid organizations from Darfur, which is, in effect, another crime against humanity.

In response to the expulsions, you stated:

"This is a horrendous situation that is going to cause untold misery and suffering for the people of Darfur, particularly those in the refugee camps. The real question is what kind of pressure can be brought to bear on President Bashir and the government in Khartoum to understand that they will be held responsible for every single death that occurs in those camps."

Instead of pressure and consequences, Special Envoy Gration has pursued an appeasement policy, believing that Bashir will respond positively to “smiley faces, carrots, and cookies.”

Bashir’s response has been far from positive. Bombs continue to fall. Women continue to be raped. Millions continue to live in what amounts to concentration camps. There is real danger of the resumption of all-out war between North and South. Sudan is on the brink.

Secretary Clinton, you have been a passionate advocate for the people of Darfur, especially the women. U.S. Sudan policy, as implemented by Special Envoy Gration, is going in the wrong direction. With the April sham elections only days away, al-Bashir is working to give the appearance of legitimacy, and Envoy Gration is lending a hand in this charade, with millions of people all across Sudan being used as pawns.

You know better. Do all in your power to move U.S. Sudan policy in the right direction, immediately imposing pressures and consequences on all opposing a true road to peace, protection, and justice.

Sincerely,
(your name)


2. Tweet Secretary Clinton
@dipnote Secretary Clinton stop support of #SudanSham elections. Re-direct misguided US #Sudan policy implementation. Pressure 4 peace, now!

3. Attend this Facebook Event:

By clicking on “attending,” you sign on to this letter to Secretary of State Clinton. You also commit to going to the
U.S. Department of State: Engaging the Community on Foreign Affairs Facebook Page on March 18, 2010 and leaving a comment about you signing on to the letter and a personal note about why you care about the people of Darfur.
28: New Jersey - Mar 19
  • Contact: Gloria Crist -
Join Essex County Coalition for Darfur in contacting President Obama and New Jersey Senator Menendez and Congressman Payne regarding upcoming Sudan Sham Elections. Most independent observers now agree that the conditions for a free and fair election simply do not exist – and that the end result will be to legitimize President al- Bashir, an indicted war criminal, and risk a return to all-out war. Take Action today by contacting our leaders!

Tweet President Obama
Tweet Senator Menendez
@senatormenendez no conditions 4 free&fair #Sudan elections exist. Cont advocacy&ensure US policy of Peace, protection, justice. #SudanSham
29: Louisiana - Mar 20
  • Contact: Susan Jackson - & Kerry Hanley -
1. Email or call your senators with this message:

Senator Landrieu or call at (202) 224-5824
Senator Vitter or call at (202) 224-4623

Message: Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts.

As a Louisiana citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically support S Res 404, a bi-partisan resolution promoting full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead.

2. Personalize your call to action and hand write a letter to your Senators:

Senator Mary Landrieu
Hale Boggs Federal Building
500 Poydras Street
Room 1005
New Orleans, LA 70130

Dear Senator Landrieu,

As a Louisiana constituent and U.S. citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically work for peace in Sudan. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for this administration to stop supporting the sham April 2010 elections in Sudan. The electoral reforms laid out by Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement – necessary for a credible election – have been delayed, obstructed and outright violated by the Sudanese government. In a climate of violent political intimidation and with millions disenfranchised in camps, there cannot be credible elections in Sudan. Our support gives the Government of al-Bashir, indicted on war crimes and crimes against humanity, legitimacy it does not deserve. It is a waste of American taxpayer money, and non-credible elections will fuel violence and divisions in a country that is already on the brink.

Major General Scott Gration, the US Special Envoy to Sudan has taken a conciliatory approach toward the ruling National Congress Party in Sudan and a stronger stance is needed in dealing with the NCP. Clear-cut, public benchmarks for progress in Sudan have not been identified by this administration and thus exacerbate General Gration’s implementation of the U.S. Sudan policy. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is NOW. The U.S. must lead, and I hope you, Senator Landrieu, will be at the forefront of this effort.
Thank you for your attention to this serious matter.

Sincerely,



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Senator David Vitter
2800 Veterans Blvd.
Suite 201
Metairie, LA 70002

Dear Senator Vitter,

As a Louisiana constituent and U.S. citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically work for peace in Sudan. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for this administration to stop supporting the sham April 2010 elections in Sudan. The electoral reforms laid out by Sudan’s 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement – necessary for a credible election – have been delayed, obstructed and outright violated by the Sudanese government. In a climate of violent political intimidation and with millions disenfranchised in camps, there cannot be credible elections in Sudan. Our support gives the Government of al-Bashir, indicted on war crimes and crimes against humanity, legitimacy it does not deserve. It is a waste of American taxpayer money, and non-credible elections will fuel violence and divisions in a country that is already on the brink.

Major General Scott Gration, the US Special Envoy to Sudan has taken a conciliatory approach toward the ruling National Congress Party in Sudan and a stronger stance is needed in dealing with the NCP. Clear-cut, public benchmarks for progress in Sudan have not been identified by this administration and thus exacerbate General Gration’s implementation of the U.S. Sudan policy. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is NOW. The U.S. must lead, and I hope you, Senator Vitter, will be at the forefront of this effort.

Thank you for your attention to this serious matter.

Sincerely,


3. Email your Representatives with this message (don't know which District you are? Go here to find out.)

1st District:
Steve Scalise
2nd District
Joseph Cao
3rd District
Charlie Melancon
4th District
John Fleming
5th District Rodney Alexander
6th District
Bill Cassidy
7th District
Charles Boustany

Message:
"With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. Please publicly and energetically support House Resolution 1019. Thank you."

4. Stop by the table in the UNO cafeteria on March 22nd to sign a postcard to be sent to President Obama or sign the online postcard.

5. Sign the Sudan Sham Elections 2010 online petition.
30: Michigan - Mar 21
  • Contact: Michigan Darfur Coalition

1. Email Senator Carl Levin (under International Relations) using this message, feel free to add your own thoughts:

Dear Senator Levin,

As a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, you are aware of the impending possibility for resumption of war between North-South Sudan. A major factor is the current Sudan elections scheduled for this April. In a climate of violent political intimidation and with millions disenfranchised in camps, there cannot be credible elections in Sudan. There has been recent violence in Darfur, stockpiling of weapons both in the North and South, failed peace agreements, and specified benchmarks agreed upon in the CPA have not been met by the Sudanese government. Please work to schedule an oversight hearing as soon as possible. Hold both Special Envoy Gration and the State Department accountable for our Sudan Policy. Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.

Sincerely,
(your name)


2. Sign the online Sudan Sham 2010 Elections petition targeting President Obama.

@barackobama Upcoming April elections will only legitimize genocidal regime. No support for #SudanSham elections. Pressure for peace, now.
31: Massachusetts - Mar 22
  • Contact: Jeffrey Govendo - & Barbara Plant -
Tell Our Legislators: NO to Sham Election!

We are organizing face-to-face visits to the local offices of the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation (all House Representatives and Senators Kerry & Brown) to demand that the U.S. refrain from supporting or recognizing Sudan’s presidential election in view of fatal flaws in the process, and not do so unless and until all benchmarks of the Administration’s Sudan policy are met.
SIGN this petition to your Senator created by the Massachusetts Save Darfur Coalition - help us reach 500! We’ll then hand-deliver these to each member of the Congressional delegation visited.
32: Pennsylvania - Mar 23
  • Contact: Devra Goldstein -
1. Email Senator Robert P. Casey Jr or call him toll free at 1-866-461-9159 with this message (add your own thoughts):

I am deeply concerned about the current situation in Sudan and the prospect for violence. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations must lead the US in the right direction.

Schools in Pennsylvania are also collecting signatures on a letter to Senator Casey. Please contact to sign on to the letter before delivery!

2. Text Secretary of State Clinton at 90822 with this message: "Sudan elections will not be free or fair. There is real danger for horrible violence. Act now!"

Tweet Secretary of State Clinton:
33: New Mexico - Mar 24
  • Contact: Alanna Offield -

11:30-1pm
Rally and Photo Action Downtown Sante Fe: Meet at Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. We will also be asking people to sign "absentee ballot" postcards targeting Obama. People will stand with a poster saying "I Stand for Justice with the people of Darfur" to be given to Senators Bingaman and Udall.

7:00 to 8:30pm
Main Library Downtown, Santa Fe
(145 Washington Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87501-2016) film screening of The Devil Came on Horseback at the Main Library Downtown, Santa Fe

Online Action: Sign the Absentee Ballot Postcard to President Obama

@barackobama Upcoming April elections will only legitimize genocidal regime. No support for #SudanSham elections. Pressure for peace, now.
34: Vermont - Mar 25
  • Contact: Chelsea Emond -
1. Sign the online petition for Sudan Sham Elections 2010.

2. Contact Vermont Legislators with this message and ask them to make the protection, peace, and justice for Sudan a top priority.

Senator Leahy
Senator Sanders
Representative Welch

In April, Sudan will be holding its first elections in 24 years. The violent political climate in Sudan is not consistent with the high level of democracy that the United States prides itself on. There are millions of disenfranchised people living camps who were forced to flee attacks on their villages. Please contact President Obama and tell the government not to support al-Bashir, who has been indicted by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity. The support and acknowledgement of these elections is “a waste of American taxpayer money, and will fuel violence and divisions in the already volatile nation”. Thank you for making protection, peace, and justice for Sudan a top priority.

3. Join University of Vermont STAND and take action for Sudan. We will be tabling March 23, 2010 from 11am - 3pm on First Floor of the Davis Center. Stop by, join our club and take action!
35: Mississippi - Mar 26
  • Contact: Operation Broken Silence:
1. E-mail Vice President Joe Biden: Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts.

Dear Vice President Biden:

As a Senator, you were an active and passionate champion for true peace, protection, and justice for the people of Darfur and all of Sudan.

As a presidential candidate, you said:
“It is genocide. We can act now. We should act now.”

From your experience in dealing with the government of indicted war criminal president al-Bashir, you know that hope and well wishing is not effective diplomacy. What has worked in the past is multilateral pressures and consequences on those blocking peace.

With sham elections around the corner, Sudan is on the brink, and millions of innocent civilians are being used as pawns.

We request that you take personal interest, participation, and action in Sudan policy.

As you also said:
“We should, now. Those kids will be dead, by the time the diplomacy is over!”

Sincerely,
(Your name)



Tweet Vice President Biden

2. Sign the Sudan Sham 2010 Elections petition. Our goal is 1,500 by April 5!
36: Arkansas - Mar 27
  • Contact: Operation Broken Silence:
E-mail U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice—Copy and paste message below and/or your own thoughts.

Dear Ambassador Rice:

Ambassador Rice, you have been a passionate advocate for the people of Darfur, especially the women. U.S. Sudan policy, as implemented by Special Envoy Gration, is going in the wrong direction. With the April sham elections only days away, al-Bashir is working to give the appearance of legitimacy, and Envoy Gration is lending a hand in this charade, with millions of people all across Sudan being used as pawns.

al-Bashir continues to play with the lives of the Sudanese. Bombs continue to fall. Women continue to be raped. Millions continue to live in what amounts to concentration camps. All the while he threatens election monitors with violence. Elections will be anything but free and fair.

You know better than to support this sham. Do all in your power to move President Obama and his administrations Sudan policy in the right direction, immediately imposing pressures and consequences on all opposing a true road to peace, protection, and justice.

Sincerely,
(Your name)

Tweet Ambassador Rice
37: South Dakota - Mar 28
  • Contact: Katie-Jay Scott -
1. Email Secretary of State Clinton, add your own thoughts to this message:

Dear Secretary of State Clinton,

There are less than 30 days until non-credible elections begin in Sudan. International human rights groups say they will be anything but free and fair, and that they might spark a serious rise in violence. As Ambassador Rice has recently noted, both the North and South have violated the arms embargo and are stock piling weapons. The NCP continues to attack Darfur, as recent reports show deaths and displacement in the Jabel Marra region. I am deeply concerned about these recent developments and what might happen if and when, Omar al-Bashir steals the April election.

As you said so yourself, "Freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and protection from arbitrary arrest and detention are instrumental to allow for credible elections in April 2010." As you know, these benchmarks have not been met by the Sudanese government.

Secretary Clinton, I urge you to stand with the people of Sudan during this critical time in their history. Please apply pressures and consequences as a result of failed benchmarks, including no further support for the Sudan elections. Please go beyond statements, and take swift action to ensure protection of civilians in Sudan now. And finally, please provide stronger oversight of General Gration's actions for Sudan and promises to the Sudanese government.

Thank you for your urgent attention to this matter.

Sincerely,
(your name)



Tweet Secretary of State Clinton:
2. Call the State Department Comment Line (202) 647-6575 with this message:

Expert opinions, including those of the Enough Project and Human Rights Watch, state that it is too late to create the necessary conditions for free and fair elections in April. Recent attacks in Darfur confirm this. With millions living in IDP and refugee camps, why are we rushing to legitimize an indicted war criminal who's government holds the greatest responsibility for this? As we have seen from recent history, hope and well wishing is not strong strategy for Sudan and Darfur policy. The US should lead on a comprehensive, multilateral diplomatic peace surge, using the necessary pressures and consequences, which are way over-due. Peace, protection, and justice in Sudan, now.

3. Text Secretary of State Clinton at
90822:

"As elections approach, go beyond statements. Take swift action to ensure protection of civilians in Sudan now!"
38: Arizona - Mar 29
  • Contact: Doreen Romney -

“It’s not enough to be compassionate you must act.”
-Dalai Lama


March 29th is Arizona’s day of action to show our support for the people of Sudan. There are several simple actions you can take. Each action will take less than 5 minutes of your time.

1. You can call or email Senator McCain (602) 952-2410 or (520) 670-6334 and Senator Kyl (602) 840-1891 or (520) 575-8633 with the following message and/or your own thoughts.

“Hello Senator McCain/Kyl. My name is________, and I am from ___________, AZ. As an Arizona citizen, I urge you to publicly and energetically work for peace in Sudan. With April elections fast approaching and now with the possibility that monitors will not be allowed to oversee the elections, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The US must lead. Thank you”

Senator Kyl’s fax numbers:
(520) 797-3232 or (602) 957-6838
Senator McCain’s fax numbers:
(602) 952-8702 or (520) 670-6637
Email Senator Kyl
Email Senator McCain

2. You can contact your Representative:

All information on how to find out your Representative’s name by using your zip code is located at
www.house.gov. Their contact information is on the web site.

Email, call or fax your Representative with the following message:

"With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. Please publicly and energetically support House Resolution 1019. Thank you."

3. You can call the White House at (202) 456-1111

4. You can call 1-800-Genocide and connect to your Members of Congress, the White House or the State Department.

5. You can text Secretary Clinton at 90822

6. You can sign the online Sudan Sham 2010 Elections petition targeting President Obama.
39: Minnesota - Mar 30
  • Contact: World Without Genocide -

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.

www.worldwithoutgenocide.org

40: South Carolina - Mar 31
  • Contact: Sherry Shipes
1. Email or call Senator Jim DeMint with this message (feel free to add your own thoughts):

Charleston: 843-727-4525
Columbia: 803-771-6112
Greenville: 864-233-5366

I am deeply concerned about the current situation in Sudan and the prospect for violence. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, especially the Subcommittee on African Affairs, must lead the US in the right direction.

2. Contact the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations between 9am - 5pm EST: Majority Phone: (202) 224-4651 Minority Phone: (202) 224-6797 with this message:

I am deeply concerned about the current situation in Sudan and the direction of the US Sudan policy. I ask that the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations act with stronger oversight. Elections in April are only days away and Sudan remains on the brink of greater violence and conflict. Thank you for the committees attention to Sudan.

41: Ohio - Apr 1
  • Contact: Brooke Hathaway -
Join Save Darfur Club at Miami University in taking action for Sudan. Events at the University:

10am-4pm: Action Tables located at Shriver Haines Food Court, Shriver MPR B, and the Hub

10am-4pm: Screenings of great films Darfur Now and Sand and Sorrow at Shriver MPR B

1. On April 1st, we will be wearing white armbands in solidarity with the survivors and victims of genocide in Darfur. Join us: grab a ribbon, on old t-shirt or piece of fabric and wear it on your arm. Hopefully it stimulates at least one conversation about Sudan!

2. Email Secretary Clinton: Copy and paste message below and add your own thoughts. For Topic, select “US Foreign Policy” from drop-down menu, then choose "Africa".

Elections in April are a sham. With Sudan on the brink of violence that could rival and surpass its own brutal past, the US has an important role to play in creating a road to peace. Immediately, the US must stop supporting the April sham elections and begin a new multilateral strategy of intensive diplomatic pressure and real consequences, always standing with principle and verifiable progress towards peace, protection, and justice for all people in Sudan.

3. If you can't make it to our table on campus, sign the petition to President Obama here.

4. Email this action to 5 people with this brief message:

Join Save Darfur Club at Miami University in contacting our leaders to say, no support for sham elections in Sudan. The violent political climate in Sudan is not consistent with the high level of democracy that the United States prides itself on. There are millions of disenfranchised people living camps who were forced to flee attacks on their villages. Please contact President Obama and tell the government not to support al-Bashir, who has been indicted by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Join me in taking action today!
42: Kansas - Apr 2
  • Contact: Jaymie Jenks -
1. Senator Sam Brownback is running for Governor of Kansas. He has been a champion of Darfur and Sudan for several years. We must let him know that stopping genocide is important to us as Americans and as Kansas voters.

Email or call (785-233-2503) him with this important message (please feel free to add your own thoughts):

Senator Brownback, you are a champion for Darfur and the people of Sudan. Thank you for your continued effort to bring peace, protection, and justice to Sudan. As you know, April elections in Sudan will be neither free nor fair. Please use this opportunity to contact President Obama and Secretary State Clinton about the direction of our Sudan policy. The NCP and al-Bashir have not fulfilled CPA requirements, yet no pressures or consequences have been applied. Violence continues and the weapons embargo has been violated by both the North and South. Since Obama took office, the situation on the ground has remained the same for those living in squalid camps. Please use your voice and power as a Senator to help put US Sudan policy back on track. Again, thank you for all that you have done for Darfur and Sudan. As your constituent I applaud and support your efforts!

You can also post this message on his
Facebook Fan Page!

Tweet Senator Brownback
@sensambrownback Plz cont working for peace, protection, justice in Sudan. Tell Obama no support for #SudanSham elections in April

2. Contact the House Committee on Foreign Affairs with this message:

Thank you for recently holding a Subcommittee hearing on U.S. Policy in Africa. As an American I am deeply concerned about the direction of the US Sudan Policy. April elections are rapidly approaching and in the current environment of bombings, attacks, and intimidation they will be neither free nor fair. The House on Foreign Affairs has always stood up for the people of Darfur and Sudan. I ask that during the coming weeks you remain vigilant to incoming information, and hold Assistant Secretary Johnnie Carson and Special Envoy Gration responsible for urgent U.S. responses that match the situation on the ground. We need you to lead in providing strong oversight of our US Sudan policy. Thank you.

Sincerely,
(your name)


3. Don't forget to sign the Sudan Sham Elections petition!

43: Alabama - Apr 3
  • Contact: Virginia Teague - , Amoreena Brewton -
1. Contact your Alabama Representatives about the upcoming elections in Sudan with the below message. Find your District here. Note: Representatives Aderholt (Dist. 4) and Bachus (Dist ) are on the Sudan Caucus, please contact them with the second message!

District 1:
Email Jo Bonner or call at (251) 690-2811
District 2:
Email Bobby Bright or call at (202) 225-2901
District 3:
Email Mike Rogers or call at (202) 225-3261
District 5:
Email Parker Griffith or call at (202) 225-4801
District 7:
Email Artur Davis or call at (205) 652-5834

Message:
With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. Please publicly and energetically support House Resolution 1019. Thank you.

District 4:
Email Robert Aderholt or call at (202) 225-4876
District 6:
Email Spencer Bachus or call at (205) 969-2296

Message:
As part of the Sudan Caucus, you have stood with the people of Sudan. I applaud your efforts and thank you for your commitment. In the coming week elections will begin in Sudan. International human rights groups have all said that these elections could not possibly be free or fair before April 11th. Human rights abuses continue and elections will only serve to legitimize an indicted war criminal responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of displaced. Please publicly and energetically support House Resolution 1019 Please contact President Obama and urge him to publicly stop support for elections in Sudan. The consequences of an NCP victory could lead a country already on the brink, into renewed war. Thank you.


Tweet Rep Mike Rogers:
@RepMikeRogersAL #SudanSham elections approaching, co-spon #HRes1019& seek stronger oversight of #Sudan portfolio http://bit.ly/cvnH2d
Tweet Rep Robert Aderholt:
@Robert_Aderholt #SudanSham elections approaching, co-spon #HRes1019& seek stronger oversight of #Sudan portfolio http://bit.ly/cvnH2d
Tweet Rep Spencer Bachus:
@BachusAL06 #SudanSham elections approaching, co-spon #HRes1019& seek stronger oversight of #Sudan portfolio http://bit.ly/cvnH2d
2. Email President Obama with this message:

Message:
Stop supporting the April 2010 elections in Sudan. In a climate of violent political intimidation and with millions disenfranchised in camps, there cannot be credible elections. Our support gives the government of al-Bashir, who has been indicted on war crimes and crimes against humanity, legitimacy it does not deserve. Non-credible elections will fuel violence and divisions in a country that is already unstable. Please lead with intensive diplomatic pressure and real consequences.
44: Nebraska - Apr 4
  • Contact: Contact: Bahkeit Shata -
Despite rosy reports from Obama Administration officials, very bad things continue to happen in Sudan. The most recent example from a long list of ongoing human rights violations and broken commitments by the Government of Sudan is a recent offensive by the government of Sudan in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur, which has killed hundreds in the last several weeks and driven up to 100,000 people from their homes. In the midst of these ongoing violations, the Administration has heralded faltering, exclusionary peace talks on Darfur as “major progress” and a “landmark” and continues to wrongly support the upcoming elections which have no chance of being either free or fair.

The U.S Sudan policy is not only adrift but is enabling gross human rights violations. We urgently need Members of Congress to engage on this important topic.

Please write to the four members of Congress who oversee foreign affairs. Ask them to urgently press the Obama Administration, both privately and publicly, for greater accountability on the U.S. policy toward Sudan.

Sign letter and add your comment to Senators Kerry and Lugar and Representatives Ros-Lehtinen and Berman.



Share this Action: Tweet President Obama and the State Department

45: North Carolina - Apr 5
  • Contact: Scott Sutton -
1. Send this Letter to the Editor to your local paper:

Letter to the Editor

In this state, March Madness applies to the fervor of basketball fans pushing their favorite teams to victory. In Sudan, March Madness stands for the craziness of pushing forward with elections already marred by bloodshed and opposition boycotts. The Sudanese elections coming in April are close to being a complete sham and sending the region back into violence and chaos. We cannot afford another illegitimate state built upon fraud and coercion. For all the warning signs, the Obama Administration has remained remarkable muted.

It is increasingly critical that Congress and the Administration pay closer attention to the situation in Darfur, ensure to their greatest ability that the national elections are free and fair, and pressure the International Criminal Court to hold al-Bashir accountable for crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity. Rep. Brad Miller and Sen. Richard Burr need to step up and be leaders in this area. They’ve been briefed on the Obama Administration’s Sudan Policy, issued in late 2009, and are in a position of influence.

So as this year’s March Madness wraps up, let’s work together to ensure that people around the world have the freedom to cheer on their favorite teams and political leaders to victory without fear of violence.


2. Call 1 800 GENOCIDE, enter your zip code, and follow the instructions to speak to Senator Burr. Leave them with this message:

Elections in Sudan begin in less than two weeks. They will be anything but free and fair. They will only serve to legitimize a war criminal responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths and the destructions of millions of lives. The situation on the ground is extremely volatile and risk for increased violence is eminent. As a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, I ask you to contact President Obama and tell him to stop supporting elections in Sudan.

3. Sign this petition to prominent members of the Senate and House Committees on Foreign Affairs.
46: Maryland - Apr 6
  • Contact: Terps STAND
1. Email or call (202-224-4524) Senator Benjamin L. Cardin with this message (feel free to add your own thoughts):

I am deeply concerned about the current situation in Sudan and the prospect for violence. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations must lead the US in the right direction.


Tweet Senator Cardin
@SenatorCardin help redirect misguided US Sudan policy. #SudanSham elections approaching not free or fair. http://bit.ly/caItqn

2. Terps STAND will be meeting with Congressman Steny Hoyer, Maryland's Representative for the 5th District. Steny Hoyer is also the House Majority Leader, which means everyone can contact him. Email him this message in support of their meeting:

Congress must provide stronger oversight and leadership on the United States' Sudan policy. Elections, set for April 11th, will be neither free nor fair. The National Congress Party, the leading party in elections, continue to attack on Darfur. Violence and intimidation of opposition leaders in both the North and South have been reported. There is clear voter registration and ballot printing fraud. Most recently, the leading opposition candidate from the SPLM has stepped down. Please join us in contacting President Obama to ask that the United States stop supporting elections that will legitimize a war criminals reign and fuel further violence. Please also publicly support HR 1019 which calls for full implementation of the CPA. Your support for peace, protection, and justice in Sudan is needed now more than ever.
47: Wyoming - Apr 7
  • Contact: University of Wyoming's Association of Black Student Leaders - Chanell J. Ezell -
Join University of Wyoming's Association of Black Student Leaders by taking these actions. They will also be tabling that Shepherd Symposium for Social Justice. Stop by their table, engage and act!

1.
Call (307-772-2451) and email Senator John Barrasso with this message (and/or add your own thoughts):

I am deeply concerned about the current situation in Sudan and the prospect for violence. With April elections fast approaching, it is clear that conditions on the ground are neither free nor fair. Most recently the leading candidate, Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the ICC, threatened to cut off the fingers of Carter Center election monitors after their recommendation to postpone polling for 10 days. Please join us in contacting President Obama and ask for his administration’s commitment to begin a strategy in which fundamental human rights and civil rights violations have real and escalating costs. There is a real danger for resumption of full-out war between the north and south, and the genocide in Darfur continues, with millions of people living in squalid camps and exposed to horrible violence. The time for credible multilateral consequences in support of genuine democratic processes and verifiable commitment to peace is now. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations must lead the US in the right direction.

2. Become Senator Barrasso's fan on facebook and post the same message on his page.

3. Email President Obama with this message:

With only days until polling begins in Sudan, I am deeply concerned of the consequences that neither free nor fair elections will have on the innocent civilians of Sudan. In just the last several weeks there has been a military offense in West Darfur displacing 40,000 to 100,000 with hundreds dead. Sudanese government troops bulldozed an IDP camp and there are reports of continued arrests and torture of political leaders. Our support for these elections gives the government of al-Bashir, who has been indicted on war crimes and crimes against humanity, legitimacy it does not deserve. Non-credible elections will fuel violence and divisions in a country that is already unstable. Please lead with intensive diplomatic pressure and real consequences.


48: West Virgina - Apr 8
  • Contact: Katie-Jay Scott
1. Send a Letter to the Editor!

Special Envoy Gration continues to publicly support elections even as mounting evidence from independent observers claim they will be far from free and fair. Several key opposition party leaders have decided to withdraw due to circumstances surrounding the elections. We must be the voice of the people.
Use this easy tool to send a Letter to the Editor of your local paper(s).

Join the Action: Be an "i" that stands for peace protection justice in Sudan: http://bit.ly/a3eytl #SudanSham #ionsudan
2. Sign this petition asking Congress for stronger leadership on Sudan. It is Congress' job to provide oversight of the Obama Administration's actions and US Sudan policies. They House and Senate Chairs and Ranking Members in charge of Foreign Relations must know that Sudan is an important issue to the American people.

3. Call President Obama at (202) 456-1111 between 9am-5pm EST and tell him to "Stop supporting sham elections in Sudan."

4. Join us as we Fast for Sudan on Sunday, April 11th, the first day of the elections.
49: Oklahoma - Apr 9
  • Contact: Marty Michelson and Katie-Jay Scott
1. Contact your Senators with the below message, feel free to make it personal:
Senator Inhofe:
Email or call him at (405) 608-4381
Senator Coburn:
Email or call him at (405) 231-4941

Message (please feel free to personalize your message for greater impact):

"As your constituent and as an American, I am deeply concerned about the current situation in Sudan. The benchmarks required by US Sudan policy for free and fair elections have not been met. Polling begins in only a few days and I feel that the vote will not reflect the will of the people since so many have not been able to register or have publicly boycotted the elections. Please contact President Obama and Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson and ask them to remain vigilant during polling and to measure accurately measure the credibility of these elections using standards set forth in the US Sudan policy. Thank you."

2. Ask Congress for stronger leadership and oversight of the US Sudan Policy. Sign this petition to Senators Kerry and Lugar and Representatives Ros-Lehtinen and Berman.
50: Delaware - Apr 10
  • Contact: Katie-Jay Scott
1. Send a Letter to the Editor! If you already did this, send it to another paper!

Special Envoy Gration continues to publicly support elections even as mounting evidence from independent observers claim they will be far from free and fair. Several key opposition party leaders have decided to withdraw due to circumstances surrounding the elections. We must be the voice of the people.
Use this easy tool to send a Letter to the Editor of your local paper(s).

Join the Action: Be an "i" that stands for peace protection justice in Sudan: http://bit.ly/a3eytl #SudanSham #ionsudan
Start a Petition »
2. Sign this petition asking Congress for stronger leadership on Sudan. It is Congress' job to provide oversight of the Obama Administration's actions and US Sudan policies. They House and Senate Chairs and Ranking Members in charge of Foreign Relations must know that Sudan is an important issue to the American people.

3. Join us as we Fast for Sudan on Sunday, April 11th, the first day of the elections.