Last week, STAND chapters around the country wrote letters to Gwen Ifill, urging her to ask about Darfur at last week’s VP debate in her capacity as moderator. And she did. Still not convinced it had to do with activists like yourselves?
Look at this Sudan Tribune article:
At the end of the article, it says, "Activist organizations had been lobbying intensely for the debate moderator to ask a question about Darfur, mostly through e-mail and letter-writing campaigns."
If that’s not enough proof, Gwen Ifill’s office called George Washington University’s STAND chapter today to thank them for pushing her on Darfur. Not just to acknowledge the link between the letters and the question about Darfur, but to thank the students for caring about genocide and taking action to make sure it was addressed on the natonal stage.
Keep up the good work!
-Maggie Tiernan, Advocacy Coordinator