Press coverage of STAND’s national day of action has begun to trickle in. Today’s Cape Cod Times features an article about tonight’s protest in Hyannis, Massachusetts. The protest, which will take place alongside similar protests across the country, will call on President Obama to implement a Sudan policy that holds the Sudanese government accountable for its continued backsliding. The national day of action is a response to reports that the Obama administration plans to approve an exclusively incentive-based Sudan policy, in contrast to the more holistic policy the administration released last fall:
The vigil and "die-in" are 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Hyannis Village Green, according to organizer MacKenzie J. Hamilton of Harwich. Hamilton is a national outreach coordinator for STAND: Student-led Division of the Genocide Intervention Network.
Speakers from STAND chapters in Harwich and Dennis-Yarmouth high schools are expected to speak. Also invited are three men from southern Sudan and Cape political leaders and candidates.
Similar vigils are planned in Boston and Northampton, Hamilton said.
"It’s such an important time in Sudan’s history," she said last night, as Obama considers what position the U.S. will take to improve the future for a country torn apart by civil war.
Update: Cape Cod STAND chapters have posted a press release at Cape Cod Today.