Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Join the "virtual march" to end genocide in Darfur (Lois Dubin)

[A message and appeal from Lois Dubin. If you can't come physically to participate in the rally by the Save Darfur Coalition in Washington DC on April 30 (i.e., this Sunday), then please sign up here. --Jeff Weintraub]

Dear friends,

I just signed up for the "virtual march" against genocide in Darfur, and I'm hoping you'll join me. You can sign up online at: http://political.moveon.org/darfur

Over 400,000 civilians have already died in Darfur. But, almost 2 years after the United States officially recognized it as a "genocide," almost nothing has been done to stop the killing.
A relatively small United Nations peace keeping force (which wouldn't even require new US troops) could protect civilians, stop the violence, and help a real peace process begin. But it won't happen if world leaders, including ours, don't stand up and demand it.
So this week, thousands of concerned Americans [JW: including me] will gather in Washington to tell Congress and President Bush to support a real international peacekeeping force - and to do it now. To help show the national media how many voters support this call, MoveOn is organizing this virtual march.
They'll present all our signatures and comments at the big rally, and they're aiming to get 250,000 "virtual marchers" by the end of the week.

Please join me and sign up today: http://political.moveon.org/darfur