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Members of Congress Urge Obama to Reinvigorate Sudan Policy

Yesterday members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to President Obama urging the need for a revised Sudan policy with a focus on human rights.

Updates and Opportunities: Budget, Genocide Prevention Letter and Foreign Policy Debate

The Senate is still developing its International Affairs Budget, tonight the presidential candidates will debate foreign policy on CNN.

Five Former Secretaries of State Urge Congress to Support the International Affairs Budget

“[International affairs] programs are critical to America’s global leadership and represent strategic investments in our nation’s security and prosperity.”

Four Things You Can Do Right Now

The four actions below provide immediate opportunities for activists to make a difference on Sudan, Syria and genocide prevention. Civilians at risk need your help. Each opportunity is time sensitive and we’d encourage you to take action today by contacting your elected officials. 1. Help Reinvigorate U.S. Policy on Sudan Target: Representative What to Do: […]

Senate Letter Addresses Obama’s Genocide Prevention Efforts

Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Susan Collins (R-ME) are circulating a letter to President Obama urging the Administration to develop the necessary tools to successfully avert mass atrocities and prevent the conditions that can lead to violence against civilians. Urge Your Senators to Sign-on The letter will be open for additional signatures until November 17, […]

Syria, Oil and Sanctions

Doing Business with the Syrian Regime Late last night, the Financial Times reported that the Syrian regime has stopped payments to European oil giants Royal Dutch Shell and Total. Shell and Total are two of more than fifteen companies that operate in Syria’s petroleum sector. Many of these companies are European, but the list also […]

Budget Update: Life-Saving Funds Still at Risk in Senate

Despite reports last week that the Senate would vote on legislation to fund the international affairs account for the 2012 Fiscal Year, delays have pushed consideration until sometime next week. As we cautioned previously, there are still serious concerns about amendments that would seek to reduce or eliminate critical programs. The international affairs account (considered […]

House Letter Urges Obama to Reinvigorate Sudan Policy

Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA) has been joined by the co-chairs of the Sudan Caucus in writing a bipartisan letter to President Obama. The letter urges Obama to adopt a new approach on Sudan. Urge Your Representative to Sign-on The letter will be open for additional signatures until November 18, 2011 and all members of the […]

Organizations Urge Full Funding to Save Lives and Support Peace in Sudan

Earlier this week, United to End Genocide joined American Jewish World Service, Enough Project, Jewish World Watch, Humanity United, The Institute on Religion and Public Policy, and Investors Against Genocide in urging members of the United States Senate to fully support international affairs funding. The letter focused on the current challenges facing Sudan and the […]

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