hey, how 'bout we use some of those iraq/afghanistan resources in Darfur? it's time to make a call TODAY
Darfur National Call-In Day: Urge President Bush to Stop Genocide
With a single phone call, you can ensure that President Bush honors United Nations Day by re-doubling American efforts to end the genocide in Darfur.
Tomorrow, on United Nations Day, urge the president to make the immediate deployment of UN peacekeepers — with a robust mandate to protect civilians — his top priority at the Security Council. To facilitate this, insist that he vigorously implements the terms of the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act
and thus strengthens the hand of Special Envoy Andrew Natsios
For one hour, thousands of activists from across the nation will tie up all 1,000 phone lines at the White House and fill its voicemail. Our collective voice will ensure that the only message that President Bush receives for this entire hour is that the genocide in Darfur must finally be stopped!
What to do
Call the White House at (202) 456-1414.
If you have trouble getting through to the switchboard, help us fill the White House voicemail by calling the comment line at (202) 456-1111.
If you are unable to call between 12:00 noon and 1:00 PM Eastern (9:00 and 10:00 AM Pacific), feel free to call at any time throughout the day. We need your voice!
What to say
The script: President Bush, today, on United Nations Day, I urge you to put Darfur at the top of your agenda at the Security Council and ensure that UN peacekeepers are deployed without delay and are given the mandate to enforce civilian protection. The US has the power to protect! As president, you can move beyond words and take robust action to stop genocide in Darfur by vigorously implementing the terms of the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act and strengthening the hand of Special Envoy Andrew Natsios.
When: United Nations Day, Tuesday, Oct. 24
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM Eastern Time
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Pacific Time
(or throughout the day)
Call: (202) 456-1414