With just one month left before the vote that analysts fear could reignite war in Sudan, activists across the country are calling on U.S. and world leaders to do everything possible to help forge a path to peace in Sudan.
Across the United States, there will be a full 56 events as part of the "Week of Action for Sudan," organized by the Sudan Now campaign partners, Save Darfur, and STAND. Events include: rallies, bakesales, film screenings, letter writing campaigns, and even a video game and dodgeball tournament. (See, preventing a war can be positive, fun and not entirely depressing!)
To find out where the events are, or how to host one, go to Save Darfur’s special Week of Action page.
One banner event that everyone can participate in is a live town hall meeting with Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad. At 10 a.m. EDT on Sunday, December 12, iAct is facilitating the interactive event, hosted at iactivism.org/live. Participants can ask questions through Twitter and the website.
Sudan Now has also set up a petition to President Obama laying out the key asks from the Sudan advocacy community to his administration in the coming month. To read the five asks and add your signature, click here.
And of course, please help us spread the word on Facebook and Twitter about the Week of Action for Sudan. Here's one for today:
Yesterday we began the Week of Action for #Sudan. See if there is an event near you! http://bit.ly/fRISkY