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Gration Calls On Activists: ‘Ask U.S.’

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Gration Calls On Activists: ‘Ask U.S.’

Posted by Chelsea Burns on November 5, 2009

Gration Calls On Activists: ‘Ask U.S.’

Yesterday, the U.S. special envoy to Sudan Scott Gration announced that the Obama administration will team up with advocacy groups to initiate a conversation regarding United States policy towards Sudan. Two of our partners, the Save Darfur Coalition and STAND, are part of ‘Ask U.S.’ a campaign to link the very active Sudan advocacy community with high-level policy makers. Between now and next Tuesday, SDC and STAND are collecting questions for the Obama administration from activists and Sudan experts around the country.

So now’s your chance! Submit a question to Save Darfur or vote on proposed questions on the STAND website. Next Tuesday, November 10, leaders from these organizations will come to the White House and, in a live streamed video event, will pose selected questions to General Gration and Samantha Power, National Security Council Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs.

Mark your calendar and tune in live next Tuesday, November 10 at 3 p.m. EST on the State Department’s Facebook page. Announcing the campaign, Gration added:

“We look forward to opening up this dialogue, listening and learning and ultimately building ways that we can work together to support the Sudanese people in their quest for peace, security and prosperity.”

It is now on us to fulfill our role as activists, ask challenging questions, and ensure our voices are heard.


Photo: Special Envoy Scott Gration announcing U.S. policy on Sudan at the State Department. (State Dept. screengrab)