by Joe Maddens, United to End Genocide
Last month, the Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act (H.R. 4169) was introduced to the House of Representatives. Please help us make sure this important legislation passes by asking your members and networks to urge their representatives to co-sponsor.
Last summer, the Government of Sudan attacked the Sudanese regions of Abyei, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, bombing schools and congregations and driving half a million civilians from their homes. Since then, the government has blocked relief organizations from reaching the displaced. Out of food, driven from their homes and unable to farm, these 500,000 civilians are now at serious risk of starvation.
The Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act asks the U.S. government for a plan addressing all related regions of Sudan, increases U.S. engagement with other influential stakeholders, and establishes new, stronger sanctions on anyone in Sudan violating human rights or blocking humanitarian aid.
Please urge your members to contact their Representative and ask him or her to co-sponsor this important piece of legislation. We have several tools available to help you or others spread the word and rally support:
- A webpage that generates a message and lets individuals find their representative.
- 1-800-GENOCIDE, a toll-free number that provides a scripted message for your members and automatically connects them to their representatives.
- A downloadable petition, legislative summary and background document on Sudan.
- Templates for emails, blog posts, social media and other mass communications (contact us).
For more information on the legislation and related initiatives, please be in touch or visit our blog.
Thank you for supporting this important piece of legislation.