“Last week, it appeared certain that the genocidal regime of Sudan would become the new Chair of the African Union (AU). As the AU is the only force currently protecting civilians in Darfur, this would have been disastrous. All hope for Darfur might have been lost.
Yet, largely thanks to your calls and e-mails to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the Unites States helped to ensure that Sudan did not win control of the AU! Ghana, a key contributor to the AU peacekeeping force in Darfur, will head the African Union instead.
Although this is a small victory, it is an incredibly important one for the anti-genocide constituency. We demonstrated that our voices can be heard. Your efforts last week were crucial in securing continued support and protection for the people in Darfur.Thank you and congratulations on your victory”