Last week, the Obama administration held a high-level meeting to discuss the direction of Sudan policy. According to reports , some in the administration are arguing for an incentives-only approach to influence the Khartoum regime and a strategy that prioritizes Sudan’s upcoming referenda over the situation in Darfur. In response, STAND is ringing the alarm on U.S. Sudan policy this week in vigils across the country.
Here in D.C., members of Enough, STAND, Genocide Intervention Network, Save Darfur, and the D.C. community gathered across the street from Vice President Joe Biden’s house Tuesday night to ask him to convince President Obama to do the right thing on Sudan policy—to support a strategy that includes both incentives and pressures, and does not put resolution of the Darfur crisis on hold. Bearing candles and signs, activists encouraged passing drivers to honk for Sudan, and show Biden that people want him to weigh in. For more photos of the event, click here.