Thursday, April 27, 2006

A friend sent this to me, saying: "his use of the word tangible is the most important thing i have seen recently."

I agree.


Dear Friend,

I am writing to draw your attention to the deteriorating crisis in Darfur, Sudan, and to urge you to press the Bush Administration, Congress, and key international actors to step up their efforts to stop the killing. Since the fighting began in 2003, the Khartoum government and its proxy militia have killed more than 400,000 Darfurians, and displaced another two million. Every day that the conflict continues, more women are raped, more families are massacred, more children are orphaned. President Bush has said that the slaughter constitutes "genocide," and he is right.

I will fly to Washington, DC this Sunday, April 30, to participate in the "Save Darfur Rally" on the National Mall. I will join Elie Wiesel, George Clooney, Congressman Frank Wolf, and others from 2pm to 4:30 pm, between 3rd and 4th Streets in front of the U.S. Capitol.

On May 1st, a rally will be held in Chicago at 4:30pm at Federal Plaza, at the intersection of Dearborn and Adams. At the website,, you can find the location of companion rallies in other American cities, as well as the tangible steps we should ask the Bush administration to take.

An unprecedented anti-genocide movement has begun to gather force in the United States. And together, we can make a difference by making our voices heard.

Americans of all religious, national, and political backgrounds are going to join together to send a powerful signal to the victims of genocide - and to their tormentors - that Americans care. I hope you will join in this historic effort to show that Americans will not be bystanders to genocide.

Barack Obama


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree too.

Friday, April 28, 2006 11:51:00 AM  

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