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Media Advisory: Members of Congress to Protest at the Sudanese Embassy

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Media Advisory: Members of Congress to Protest at the Sudanese Embassy

Posted by Enough Team on April 24, 2009

 

 

EMBARGOED UNTIL:
APRIL 27, 2009
10:00 AM ET

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                          MEDIA ADVISORY

APRIL 27: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, MIA FARROW, DARFUR ACTIVIST LEADERS TO PROTEST DARFUR’S DETERIORATING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, PARTICIPATE IN CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AT SUDANESE EMBASSY

WHAT:  More than a month after Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir expelled 13 international humanitarian aid agencies – putting millions of Darfuri civilians at risk for starvation and disease – the situation on the ground in Darfur continues to deteriorate. On Monday, April 27, actress Mia Farrow and a number of U.S. lawmakers including: Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), John Lewis (D-GA), Donna Edwards (D-MD), Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), will participate in a protest at the Sudanese Embassy with Save Darfur Coalition president Jerry Fowler, Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast and Genocide Intervention Network executive director Sam Bell. Participants will protest the Sudanese government’s ongoing genocide in Darfur and – just days before President Obama’s 100th day in office – call for action by the United States and world leaders to ensure the safety of Darfuri civilians. Participants’ civil disobedience is expected to result in their arrest. 

WHO:

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Rep. John Lewis (D-GA)
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA)
Jerry Fowler, Save Darfur Coalition
John Prendergast, Enough Project
Sam Bell, Genocide Intervention Network

WHEN:

Monday, April 27, 2009
9:50AM
 
WHERE:
9:50 Religious Action Center
2027 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 
[Members of Congress, activists and organizers will gather here before marching to the Embassy]
10:00 Outside Sudanese Embassy
2210 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C.