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MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS, ACTIVISTS EXPRESS OUTRAGE AT THE WORSENING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

MARCH 19: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS, ACTIVISTS EXPRESS OUTRAGE AT THE WORSENING HUMANITARIAN CRISIS

WILL URGE THE ADMINISTRATION, INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO INTENSIFY PRESSURE ON SUDANESE PRESIDENT TO ALLOW AID GROUPS BACK INTO DARFUR

 

WHAT: The recent expulsion of 13 international humanitarian organizations by Sudanese President al-Bashir has left 1.1 million Darfuris without food, 1.5 million without medical care and more than 1 million without access to potable water. As the situation approaches a humanitarian catastrophe of the highest magnitude, the United States and the international community must urgently hold President al-Bashir responsible for meeting Sudan’s obligation under international law to protect the lives of Sudanese civilians. Several members of Congress, American religious leaders, activists and Darfuri’s will hold a press conference to discuss this growing crisis and the need for immediate action to bring stability to Darfur.

 

WHO:

        U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA)

        U.S. Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD)

        U.S. Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)

        Maria Bello, Activist and Actress

        John Prendergast, Co-Founder, Enough Project   

        Rabbi David Saperstein, Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

        Rev. Gloria White Hammond, M.D., Board Chairwoman, Save Darfur Coalition

         

WHEN:

        Thursday, March 19, 2009

        9:30AM

 

WHERE:

        Room H-313

        United States Capitol  

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The Save Darfur Coalition – an alliance of more than 180 faith-based, advocacy and human rights organizations – raises public awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur and mobilizes a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of people throughout the Darfur region. The coalition’s member organizations represent 130 million people of all ages, races, religions and political affiliations united together to help the people of Darfur. For more information on the coalition, please visit www.SaveDarfur.org. To obtain footage from the Darfur border region, coalition events, various interviews, and more, please visit the Save Darfur Coalition media gallery at http://media.savedarfur.org. All footage may be previewed in non-broadcast quality and may be purchased in broadcast quality by filling out the purchase request form provided on the site.

 

 

Nicole Y. Williams

Communications Director

The Honorable Barbara Lee (CA-9)

2444 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

(202) 226-0323 (Direct)

(202) 579-1925 (Cell)

(202) 225-9817 (Fax)

http://lee.house.gov/



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