Remember Rwanda?

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It's too late to do much about what happened in that unfortunate nation more than a decade ago. But genocide continues on the African continent, notably in Darfur, and there is something that we here in Memphis can do about it. On behalf of the Save Darfur Coalitin, Gloria Kahn, a long-active member of the local political commuity, offers a response available to anyone within reach of a telephone. 

Says Gloria:

Right now in Tennessee we also have a unique opportunity to help the people of Darfur.

Both the House and the Senate have passed different versions of the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act, critical legislation that will help stop the genocide in Darfur.  If the final version of the bill is not immediately broght to a vote, this legislation will disappear with the close of the legislative session on October 6.

Our Senator, Lamar Alexander is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and has the power to bring the bill to the floor of te Senate for a vote.  It's also important that he urge Senator Lugar, the Committee Chairman, to put Section 11, which prevents lawsuits against stats that choose to divest from Sudan, back into the bill.

PLEASE CALL SENATOR ALEXANDER TODAY.  MAKING THE CALL IS EASY.  HERE IS THE NUMBER AND A SAMPLE SCRIPT;

Call Senator Alexander at (202) 224-4944

Hello, this is -------- calling from Memphis, Tn. (or any other city in Tennessee).  I'm calling to aski Senator Alexander to bring the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act to the floor of the Senate for a vote before the end of tis legislative session.  I'm also aking the Senator to urge Senator Lugar to put Section 11 back into the bill. Section 11 is important because it protects the right of Tennessee to prevent investments that fund the genocidal Sudanese government.

Thank you for taking this action to help stop genocide in Darfur.

Gloria Kahn, Save Darfur Coalition

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