A new e-mail from Save Darfur...
Thanks to you and other Darfur activists like you, since Wednesday, over 74,000 messages have been sent to Members of Congress urging adequate funding to protect the people of Darfur.
That's impressive! But we must keep the pressure on all our elected leaders – including President Bush. That's why we’re about to do something we’ve never done before.
President Bush is soon headed to his Texas ranch. To keep the Darfur genocide on his mind even while he’s on vacation, we’re going to run a full-page advertisement in the Waco [...] newspaper (the closest big newspaper to President Bush’s Crawford ranch).
Now we are asking for your help to pay for the ad. For a contribution of at least $50, you can sign on and have your name printed in the advertisement in the Waco Tribune-Herald. [According to the 2005 annual report of Cox Enterprises--the owner of the "Tribune-Herald"--it has a daily circulation of 38,921 and a Sunday circulation of 46,930. Cox also owns the nearby--and much-larger--"Austin American-Statesman". - EJM]
But we can only fit the names of 1,000 citizens calling on President Bush to take stronger action in Darfur, so please make your contribution soon.
The situation in Darfur is critical with hundreds of thousands of innocent people dead millions of men, women and children displaced from their homes and many more at risk.
That is why we are calling on President Bush to:
- Push for the deployment of a strong UN peacekeeping force to protect Darfur civilians.
- Appoint a Special Envoy to coordinate the U.S. government's Darfur policy and to see that the Darfur Peace Agreement is faithfully implemented.
President Bush must act soon. And we must show him how much Americans are committed to stopping the genocide in Darfur.
Thank you for your continued support.
Save Darfur Coalition
P.S.: Don’t forget! September 17 is the Global Day for Darfur, with activities around the country and around the world. In New York City, the Save Darfur Coalition is hosting "Save Darfur Now: Voices to Stop Genocide," a rally/concert calling on the United Nations to deploy international peacekeepers to Darfur. Visit http://www.savedarfur.org/now for information and updates.