Thank you, activists, for your help in crafting over 45,000 postcards to show your support for the people of Sudan being targeted by Omar al-Bashir.
Yesterday afternoon, I delivered 45,000 postcards from activists across the country to the United States Special Envoy to Sudan, Ambassador Princeton Lyman, at the State Department. Thanks to activists like you, tens of thousands of Americans took action to urge the United States to help stop the atrocities being committed by Sudan’s President Bashir.
Along with your postcards of support, I was joined by several high-level representatives of the faith community, the student director of STAND, and a member of the Sudanese Diaspora from the Nuba Mountains. These partners expressed their continued concern about the situation unfolding in Sudan.
This action comes at a critical time. Today marks the six month anniversary of the beginning of Bashir’s attacks on civilians in South Kordofan. Untold numbers have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. There are reports from over the weekend that the Sudanese Armed Forces may have launched an attack using long-range missiles. In recent weeks, Sudan even bombed areas in South Sudan, an act of war targeting the refugee camps that are now home to those displaced by previous attacks. Despite the increasing violence and mounting atrocities, the U.S. Government has failed to take robust action.
Thanks to you, the tens of thousands of postcards that I delivered today sent a clear message: Americans care about the people of Sudan and words are not enough to stop Bashir’s campaign of violence. From Maine to California, I’ve met committed activists who care deeply about ending Bashir’s atrocities. But, we must continue to pressure our leaders to ensure that words translate into action. We look forward to your continued support. And, if you haven’t already signed the postcard, please sign and share the opportunity with your friends and family.
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