Two weeks ago, we put up a blog post by activist Laura McCarthy about her experience as a 2009 Genocide Intervention Network’s Carl Wilkens Fellow. Continuing her work to organize anti-genocide activists in Texas, McCarthy recently wrote a letter to the editor published in the Dallas Morning News, voicing her concerns with the Obama administration’s Sudan policy.
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Here is Laura’s letter to the editor:
Sudan: Promises aren’t enough
Many in the Dallas activist community have a great deal of concern about what they see as a real gap between the administration’s rhetoric and its day-to-day diplomacy with the Sudanese government.
President Barack Obama must be firm in his promise to lead a more urgent multilateral peace process. U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan Scott Gration must build an international coalition for the meaningful implementation of the North-South peace deal and implement a policy that creates real consequences for those who continue to attack civilians, block life-saving aid and undermine peace and justice.
I do not accept promises as a sign of progress, as bombings, killings, and rape continue. I stand with the people of Sudan now.
Photo: President Obama’s special envoy to Sudan, Scott Gration. (Screengrab from State.gov)