With all the talk this past weekend of the immense challenges Sudan faces in the coming 12 months, now is the time for Sudan activists to gear up and get organized, focusing on the first important milestone – elections in April.
The Save Darfur Coalition is organizing another Activist Call for this Thursday, January 14 from 3-4 p.m. EST. Speakers from SDC, GI-Net, and Enough will all take part.
Sign up now to reserve your space. (Pre-registration is required and space is limited.
Anti-genocide activists, here’s another way to get engaged today. At 3 p.m. EST, Ben Rhodes, one of President Obama’s speech writers, will be live on Facebook to discuss the president’s handling of national security and foreign policy during his first year in office and to reflect on the year to come. (It’s part of a series of live chats this week hosted by administration influentials.) As GI-Net’s Janessa Goldbeck and others noted on Twitter, this is a great chance to relay the message to the White House that genocide prevention should be a priority in the U.S. national security strategy. Ben Rhodes plays an important role in crafting the foreign policy portion of President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address, so tune in to the live chat via Facebook today and tell him that you want the president to publicly commit to genocide prevention during this highly-anticipated, prime time speech.
Photo: Activists picket in front of the White House on the fifth anniversary of Sudan’s landmark peace deal on Jan. 9, 2010. (Courtesy of Save Darfur Coalition)