Tell Bush: Stop the Genocide in Darfur
E-mail I received today of which I did sign my name to this campaign. The Postcard to Bush reads:
Dear President Bush,
During your first year in the White House, you wrote in the margins of a report on the Rwandan genocide, "Not on my watch."
I urge you to live up to those words by using the power of your office to support a stronger multinational force to protect the civilians of Darfur.
Many of you know that the situation in Darfur is not getting any better. Today I'm helping circulate a petition from my friend Ruth Messinger asking you to help in the American Jewish World Service's efforts stop this horrible genocide. Help send President Bush a clear message that we won't stand idly by without raising our voices.
Executive Editor, AlterNet
American Jewish World Service
RALLY FOR DARFUR – WASHINGTON, D.C. – APRIL 30, 2006
I am writing to ask you to help stop genocide and save the people of Darfur.
Send President Bush a clear message that American Jews will not stand idly by and watch the first genocide of the 21st century unfold. Click here:
As a result of our work and the work of activists around the world, change is slowly starting to happen. President Bush, Congress and the UN have begun to make specific overtures to address the ongoing rape, murder and violence in Darfur.
While this change in rhetoric is a step in the right direction, the fact remains that there is still no resolve and no commitment from the United States to send troops to the area, no timetable for action and no mandate for civilian protection. In short, although words are encouraging, they are useless without substantive action. Click here:
That's where you come in. Together, we can help turn words into action.
Sign the Million Voices for Darfur Postcard: Join the national campaign to send one million postcards to President Bush, urging him to support a stronger multinational force to protect the people of Darfur. Click here:
Come to the April 30 Rally in Washington: Be part of the national rally against the genocide in Darfur. Pledge to be there. Click here:
Tell your friends: Please ask three friends and family members to sign the postcard and attend the rally. Click here:
We must stop genocide – because we can.
Thank you in advance for standing with AJWS and most importantly, with the people of Darfur.
(c) 2006 American Jewish World Service