Thursday, April 8, 2010

Adding Your Voice in Oklahoma to Sudan

For weeks and weeks there have been reports of a failed democratic process taking place in Sudan - the location where genocide has taken place, where Omar al-Bashir is up for election, though he has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for Crimes Against Humanity.

In most recent news, former President Jimmy Carter has arrived in Sudan to help monitor the situation:

Please consider adding your voice here in Oklahoma to the situations developing in Sudan:

1. Contact your Senators with the below message, feel free to make it personal:
Senator Inhofe: Email or call him at (405) 608-4381
Senator Coburn: Email or call him at (405) 231-4941

Message (please feel free to personalize your message for greater impact):

"As your constituent and as an American, I am deeply concerned about the current situation in Sudan. The benchmarks required by US Sudan policy for free and fair elections have not been met. Polling begins in only a few days and I feel that the vote will not reflect the will of the people since so many have not been able to register or have publicly boycotted the elections. Please contact President Obama and Assistant Secretary of State Johnnie Carson and ask them to remain vigilant during polling and to measure accurately measure the credibility of these elections using standards set forth in the US Sudan policy. Thank you."

2. Ask Congress for stronger leadership and oversight of the US Sudan Policy. Sign this petition to Senators Kerry and Lugar and Representatives Ros-Lehtinen and Berman.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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