I took this pole last week at Cafemom. My goal was to see how aware we all were with the situation in Sudan. With that said, 83% of moms got the answer correct. What is happening in Darfur, Sudan is horrific.
According to the UN,
officials say that the death rate in Darfur could rise as high as 100,000 people per month if the fragile humanitarian life-support system collapses.
This has to stop.
You can read HERE to see what we have written here at Mothers Fighting For Others about the Genocide. You can also do your own research by going to SaveDarfur.org, Genocide Intervention Network, and Enough.
After all the research I have done, I have read over and over again the best way that we, average John and Jane’s, can do is use our voice to help those who don’t have one. The BEST way we can do this is to write. Write a letter to our Representatives. I decided I wanted to go to the President myself. So with the help of my fellow writer, Roxy, we prepared a letter to send to President Bush.
I have provided that same letter below. Please, please, take advantage of this.
Download it. Sign it. Mail it. Have your voice be heard.
I am not a lover of petitions. Why? Close your eyes and picture a HUGE binder filed with 10,000 names. I cannot imagine how thick that darn binder would be. Now imagine 10,000 letters delivered. What do you think would have the greater impact? I’m thinking the letters. So please take a few minutes, print out the letter, or heck write your own, and mail it to President Bush. Our voices need to be heard. Your one letter can represent a voice of a raped woman, a father that was murdered, a little girl who was shot in the back, or the little boy that is starving and scared living in a refugee camp.
Be that voice.
Below, you will find the letter to download, and the address to the White House.
Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to help save the lives of the men, women and children that are being subjected to these atrocities. Thank you for joining us in our fight to make this world a better place for all of us.
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500