Darfur finds itself in its sixth year of genocide. A perfect storm of gender-abuse, child soldiering and rampant murders that has claimed roughly half a million lives from this war-torn region of Sudan.
- The good news: President-elect Obama pledged "unstinting resolve" to end the Darfur Genocide. His new national security team includes individuals who are deeply familiar with the ongoing Darfur crisis.
- The new team must use their familiarity with with - and passion for - the isse to take decisive action to end the genocide. Ending the genocide in Darfur is a promise that must be kept.
You can help by adding your voice NOW.
- Sign the online petition at www.addyourvoice.org or through Save Darfur's Facebook petition. (For my fellow nonprofit and social media junkies, the new petition feature on Facebook Causes is a game changer for online advocacy - check out the screenshot at left.)
- Spread the word through Twitter (#voice4darfur) Facebook, MySpace, email, and the water cooler. Please consider blogging about this, even if it deviates from your normal topics. (Social media for social good!) This Blogger Toolkit will help you get started.
Next Tuesday, December 9 is the 60th anniversary of the United Nation's Genocide Convention. With your help, this campaign can get Darfur past Obama's doorstep and put an end to the genocide before another year goes by. Let's stop being bystanders to genocide.
Thanks for being a voice for Darfur.