From the Save Darfur Coalition
On Wednesday, July 22, Sudanese and Darfuri activists will rally in front of the White House and State Department in support of Darfur and the International Criminal Court.
The rally will begin at Lafayette square in front of the White House at 1:00 p.m. and is coordinated by the Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy.
Please join other activists like you as they call for international cooperation with the International Criminal Court and the protection of civilians living in refugee camps.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Starts from the Lafayette square in front of the White House.
WHAT: Rally at the White House. Then walk to the State Department at 2:35 p.m. and arrive at 2:50 p.m.
Rally ends at 4:00 p.m.
If you cannot attend the rally, communities around the country are participating in a National Call-In Day to the White House. Here is how you can get involved:
On July 22, contact the White House in any of the following ways:
* Call 202-456-1111
* Fax 202-456-2461
* Email the White House
* Become a Fan and Post to the White House’s official Facebook page
* If you have a Twitter account, post: “@WhiteHouse Support Bashir’s arrest warrant and the immediate deployment of UNAMID Peace Forces to Darfur #obama #darfur”
Ask President Obama to help the people of Darfur by:
* Supporting the ICC and the arrest warrant against Omar al-Bashir
* Ensuring the IMMEDIATE deployment of the 26,000 UNAMID Peace Forces to Darfur with a full mandate, helicopters, logistics and necessary supplies needed.
Damanga works to promote the human rights of the people of Darfur and to ensure the preservation of their ethnic communities. Damanga seeks the guarantees of equality, freedom and democracy for all people in Sudan and elsewhere throughout the world.
Excerpt from MEDIA ADVISORY
Contact: Susan Morgan at 617-797-0451
JULY 22: DARFURIS TO RALLY AT WHITE HOUSE IN SUPPORT OF JUSTICE FOR BASHIR Protesters to call on Obama administration to act immediately to help bring justice and peace to Darfur.
WASHINGTON—Darfuris, other Sudanese and Americans who share a common concern about the Obama Administration’s lack of response to the ongoing crimes against humanity in Sudan and Darfur will gather on Wednesday in front of the White House. Participants will deliver a letter to President Obama. From there, participants will walk to the State Department with a letter to the Secretary of State.
The rally is sponsored by the Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy in cooperation with American Darfur activist organizations from across the country. Americans nation-wide will also be participating in a National Call-In Day in support of the Darfuri rally. These events are timed to coincide with Special Envoy Gration’s trip to the Sudan and the announcement of the much-anticipated decision on the boundaries of the contested Abyei region. It also falls on the same day as President Obama’s prime time press conference to encourage discussion of Darfur and the ICC case against Bashir at the news conference.
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