Guilty As Charged

Genocide in Darfur sparks outrage, but little action

[T]he handwringing isn’t translating into action. In progress instead is a fresh mockery of that 1948 convention. A repeat of well-intentioned, feeble actions that failed to save 800,000 Rwandans a decade ago.

I’ve been all talk and no action, just as this op/ed piece says. Well, I want to start actually doing something to stop the horrors
in Sudan. I’ve sent letters through the ACLU, TrueMajority, and other groups, but
I suspect politicians largely ignore such campaigns.

I’m planning on writing a generic letter that can be sent to representatives, senators,
the president, and foreign leaders. My hope is that a real grassroots effort – that
isn’t lead by a major lobbying group – will get more positive attention. I have
no experience writing letters of petition, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update 11/06/06: I still haven’t done anything constructive. Then again, neither has the UN.

Comments 3

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    Posted 16 Aug 2004 at 9:51 pm
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    Posted 16 Aug 2004 at 9:39 pm
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    Sorry if I was harsh in appraisal of your color scheme. As for the aqua marine here, I’ve been giving serious thought to a change of colors. If you think this is bad, you probably would have hated my site before the overhaul a few months ago. 😉

    Posted 16 Aug 2004 at 9:47 pm

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