Submitted by Ashley Jowell, Durham Academy STAND
Durham Academy STAND recently had a citizen cosponsor event to encourage students to sign on as a citizen co-sponsor urging senators Hagan and Burr to take decisive action to ensure accountability for the human rights abuses in Sudan (including Darfur, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile Region). Every student who signed two citizen cosponsors forms (one for Senator Burr and one for Senator Hagan) received a free baked good that chapter members baked! The event was a huge success: we got over 250 citizen cosponsor signatures for both Senators Burr and Hagan, and this would not have been possible without the help from all of Durham Academy STAND’s members! The event not only helped convey the importance of taking action for the citizens in Sudan to our senators, but also helped to educate the Durham Academy community of the atrocities occurring there, and helped to continue to establish DA STAND’s presence at our school.
Congratulations to Ashley and Durham Academy STAND for a very successful event!