Message from FaithfulAmerica.org
Wonderful news! Late last night, shortly before they adjourned until September, the US House of Representatives and the Senate unanimously passed resolutions designating Darfur a genocide and calling on the US government to stop the killing, including through a possible intervention.
The situation in Congress was “touch and go” until the last minute with several members threatening to water it down or block the vote. So the more than 52,000 messages sent by FaithfulAmerica.org members came at just the right time. Huge congratulations to everyone; we really made a difference. You can read the resolutions and relevant press coverage here: www.darfurgenocide.org/success.htm
These resolutions give us a powerful bipartisan mandate to push the US government to act.
Yet while a significant victory, this means little until we see real change on the ground to save lives. Unfortunately, the situation in Darfur is getting worse. The people of Darfur are still praying that we will answer God’s call to aid our brothers and sisters in distress.
We must redouble our efforts, and make sure this is not a summer we remember with regret. We hope to get a plan of action to you early next week.
The FaithfulAmerica.org Team
For more information on Darfur, or to get involved in local activism, please visit www.darfurgenocide.org