Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Take Action: No stolen elections in Sudan | Save Darfur

Take Action: No stolen elections in Sudan | Save Darfur

I know I've been blogging partisan politics for a few days, so let me blog some non-partisan politics.

One thing we can all agree on is that the blatant oppression going on in Sudan under the regime of Omar al-Bashir is a human rights disaster. We need to speak out on this. In the midst of disputes on domestic policy, our government needs to remember the plight of millions of Sudanese people who have been driven from their homes.

Next month Sudan will have its first democratic election in 25 years. But as in so many countries that introduce elections, this will be nothing but an illusion meant to legitimize Bashir's corrupt regime. Make no mistake, Bashir will do whatever it takes to win that election.

Clicking the link above will send you to a page that will make activism on this issue easy. You'll be able to send a pre-written message (or you can change it up if you like) to your representative in Congress, asking him or her to contact the President and demand a statement explaining that the U.S. will not accept any attempt to legitimize Bashir's regime.

It may not seem like much, but that's why we all need to do our part. The more voices are speaking out on this issue, the clearer it will be that America will not stand for oppression in Sudan. As the video below makes clear, now is not the time to become silent.

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