Now that a Democrat has been elected to the White House, progressive groups everywhere are clamoring to have something positive done about their cause for the first time in 8 years or more. You’ve probably been getting a lot of email alerts, and asked to write a lot of letters. But one of the most worthy of those causes in need of support from you and the President-Elect right now is that of Darfur.
For those who somehow don’t know, Darfur is in the middle of a genocide. Between 300,000 to 400,000 people have been killed. Up to 2.5 million people have been displaced. Murder, brutal gang rape, extreme poverty and other violence have become apart of daily life, and so far, we’ve done next to nothing to stop it. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
In this video, Barack Obama talks about the Darfur genocide, the need for action, and says that he doesn’t “plan to turn a blind eye to slaughter.”
It’s time to hold him to his word.
The Add Your Voice campaign is asking you to help them send postcards to Obama, reminding him of his promises and urging him to work towards finally ending the genocide. So far, 120,000 people have done just that. It only takes a few clicks. Add your voice now.