Thursday, October 4, 2007

Instant Karma

Amnesty International placed some information of important actions we can take into my mailbox.
I've included it below.

October 24, a day of action for Darfur, will be the culmination of months of hard work.

No more delays in deploying peacekeepers to Darfur. No more needless deaths.

We demand immediate action to end the violence in Darfur.

And on October 24, United Nations Day, we're going to make sure our demands are heard. By mobilizing all of our resources and our activists from coast to coast, we'll show the President, Congress and the United Nations that we will not sit back as long as one of the world's worst human rights catastrophes continues to unfold.

But I'll be honest. The only way we'll be able to deliver lasting results is with the firm commitment of each and every one of our activists. We need a tidal wave of support - and I hope you'll take a little time out of your busy schedule to join our day of action.

Here are some ways you can play a role on October 24:

- On October 24, Amnesty will deliver a half million Global Petition for Darfur signatures directly to the White House. Join our efforts and host a solidarity vigil in your hometown. Get tips (PDF) on organizing an event.

- Organize your family and friends to participate in our White House Call-In Days. Download (PDF) the White House call-in days flyer, with talking points. Our goal is to flood the White House phone lines with calls from Amnesty activists demanding action for Darfur.

- Write a letter to the editor in response to an article in your local newspaper about Darfur. See a sample letter and instructions here (PDF).

And please take one simple step right from your own computer. Ask your friends and family to sign the global petition to end the violence in Darfur. We are only 43,000* signatures short of our half million goal - and we only have two and a half weeks left until we march to the White House and deliver our petition.

Amnesty began its campaign to end the bloodshed in Darfur four years ago. And while the violence endures today, progress toward a peaceful resolution has been made - thanks to millions of activists around the world. But until the killings, torture, rape and displacement end, we'll continue to press for urgent change.

On behalf of my colleagues at Amnesty International, thank you for joining our effort.


Meredith Larson
Campaign Manager
Amnesty International USA
Campaign to Save Darfur


Yobachi said...

Good stuff Zoe, thanks for posting.

I'm going to do all or some of this stuff. I work with an organization locally called Tennesseans Against Genocide. They didn't mention any of this at the last meeting, so I'll bring it up.

PurpleZoe said...

Thanks Yobachi.
There are alot of solutions popping up. I'll post the ones I come across.