Over the course of the next week, the Obama administration is hosting a series of Facebook chat sessions to “take stock of what we’ve done over the last year, where we are now, and the tremendous amount of work that remains to bring the change the Americans want and need.” The daily chat sessions will feature a morning blog post from a policy specialist in the administration, followed by a video chat on Facebook in the afternoon. Tuesday’s session will feature Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s foreign policy speechwriter, who will discuss President Obama’s approach to national security and foreign policy over the past year and its plans for the year ahead.
This is a critical opportunity for anti-genocide activists to take action. The President’s State of the Union address is approaching quickly. As we noted in a recent blog post, President Obama’s public commitment to genocide prevention is a critical component of the Genocide Prevention Task Force report’s recommendations. As President Obama’s foreign policy speechwriter, Ben Rhodes will have an important role in the development of the State of the Union address’ foreign policy section. We must urge the Obama administration to publicly commit to making genocide prevention a priority in the upcoming National Security Strategy.
What Can I Do?
Participate in the Facebook chat session. Ben Rhodes will discuss President Obama’s national security and foreign policy strategies beginning at 3:00 pm EST.
- At 3:00 pm EST tomorrow, join the discussion through Facebook. Ask President Obama to publicly commit to making genocide prevention a priority in his upcoming National Security Strategy.
- Ask questions that assure us the Obama administration is considering a coordinated genocide prevention strategy and taking steps to achieve those goals. You can find the Genocide Prevention Task Force report here.
Tell your Friends
To raise awareness about this advocacy opportunity, please forward this opportunity to your family and friends and urge them to take action to make genocide prevention a priority for the Obama administration!