Message From STAND

03 Apr

This Thursday, April 5, call your senators and have a hand in helping the emerging Sudan divestment movement!

We need your help to make sure that the Sudan Divestment Authorization Act (S.831) is passed! Recently, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced this bill, which would protect entities that divest from targeted companies that conduct business in Sudan. This bill is extremely important for continuing the momentum of the growing divestment movement.

As you may know, 7 states, 40 universities, and a number of cities have recently divested from companies helping to facilitate genocide in Sudan, in campaigns led by students like you. Divesting from Sudan is crucial towards putting economic pressure on the government of Sudan, and urging them to accept United Nations peacekeepers in Darfur.

So, this Thursday, April 5, join STAND students across the country and call 1-800-GENOCIDE and urge your Senator to co-sponsor and help pass S. 831.

Organize your campus and community, and be sure to report all of your calls to STAND! Students can have a direct impact in moving this valuable piece of legislation!

In short:

  • Call 1-800-GENOCIDE this Thursday, April 5
  • Urge your Senator to support divestment by co-sponsoring and passing the Sudan Divestment Authorization Act
  • Organize on your campus and community so that as many people can have their voice heard as possible.
  • Report your calls to STAND afterwards so we can track our success!

Thank you in advance for your efforts. Together, we are stopping this genocide, one bill at a time!

In solidarity.


Posted by on April 3, 2007 in Bookmarks, Divestment


3 responses to “Message From STAND

  1. Rod

    April 7, 2007 at 9:12 am

    Darfur is such a disaster. I lived in Ethiopia for nearly a year – until that experience I could not understand how something like Rwanda or Darfur could take place, but you soon discover that underneath the surface the ethnic, religious and tribal tensions are there. Bless you for your work.

    Your blogs are really good. Please add something about Alex or visit his site and write something for him! Thanks

  2. IntelliGenius

    April 10, 2007 at 1:05 am

    You go man. Kudos to you. World is in a way ignoring what is happening in Darfur at this moment.

  3. cooper

    April 10, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Please feel free to spread the word and get the world to take action.


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