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: […]

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.

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1. Help Reinvigorate U.S. Policy on Sudan

Target: Representative

What to Do: Call your Representative right now. Contact information for your Representative’s Washington, DC office can be found here. You can also feel free to use the 1-800-GENOCIDE hotline. Choose option 1 to be connected with your Representative and use the script provided below.

What to Say: As a constituent who cares about ending atrocities in Sudan, I urge the Representative to sign-on to a letter to President Obama that is being circulated by the House Sudan Caucus. In light of ongoing violence, the letter urges the President to reinvigorate the U.S. policy on Sudan. Please contact Christina in Congressman Capuano’s office to sign-on. Thank you.

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2. Fight Cuts to Programs that Provide Life-Saving Aid, Prevent Genocide and Support Peacekeeping Missions

Target: Senators

What to do: Call both of your Senators right now. Contact information for your Senators’ Washington, DC offices can be found here. You can also feel free to use the 1-800-GENOCIDE hotline. Choose option 2 to be connected with one of your Senators and use the script provided below.

What to say: I am a constituent. I would like to urge the Senator to vote against any amendments that would cut international affairs funding. I support funding for humanitarian aid, genocide prevention and United Nations peacekeeping. Thank you.

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3. Support Genocide Prevention Efforts

Target: Senators

What to do: Call both of your Senators right now. Contact information for your Senators’ Washington, DC offices can be found here. You can also feel free to use the 1-800-GENOCIDE hotline. Choose option 2 to be connected with one of your Senators and use the script provided below.

What to Say: As a constituent who cares about ending mass atrocities and genocide, I urge the Senator to sign-on to a letter to President Obama. The letter urges the President to develop the necessary tools to successfully avert mass atrocities. Please contact the office of either Senator Coons or Collins to sign-on. Thank you.

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4. Help Cut off the Syrian Regime’s Financial Lifeline

Target: Senators

What to do: Call 1-800-GENOCIDE hotline right now. Choose option 2 to be connected with one of your Senators.

What to Say: I am a constituent who cares about ending violence against civilians in Syria. I urge the Senator to co-sponsor the Syria Sanctions Act. The bill number is S.1472.

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