By Allyson Neville-Morgan
Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA) has been joined by the co-chairs of the Sudan Caucus in writing a bipartisan letter to President Obama. The letter urges Obama to adopt a new approach on Sudan.
Urge Your Representative to Sign-on
The letter will be open for additional signatures until November 18, 2011 and all members of the House of Representatives are welcome to join. Urge your Representative to add their signature to this letter today. You can contact your Representative by phone through 1-800-GENOCIDE or send an email through house.gov. Your Representative should contact Congressman Capuano’s office to sign-on.
Sample Script: As a constituent who cares about ending atrocities in Sudan, I urge the Representative to sign-on to a letter to President Obama that is being circulated by the House Sudan Caucus. In light of ongoing violence, the letter urges the President to reinvigorate the U.S. policy on Sudan. Please contact Christina in Congressman Capuano’s office to sign-on. Thank you.
About the Letter
The letter underscores the need for a revised policy approach in saying, “…recent events in Southern Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Darfur provide clear evidence that the Administration’s policy toward Sudan must be reinvigorated to address the urgent humanitarian and civilian crises facing millions of Sudanese.” Additionally, the letter highlights the worsening humanitarian situation, describes the root cause of the problems in Sudan as the “marginalization of the peripheries by Khartoum”, and calls for the Administration to “marshal the international community” to end violence and support prospects for long-term peace.