by Paula Neal Mooney
Here's how we can stop him:
1 - Mail a letter today.
Yours may be the one letter from one district that can save her!
Copy and paste the letter below into Word or somewhere and change the address to your state representative and put your address in place of mine and send it snail mail.
2 - Make free phone calls to your governor until your state divests from Sudan.
3 - Give money to these people risking their lives.
Over half of our money will help protect people being slaughtered.
At first I only gave $2 -- about all I had left in my PayPal account right now.
Then I realized that my Amazon affiliate earnings and Google Adsense referral fees hit my checking account today, so I went back and gave $25 more.
Yes, most of us have debt and bills, but whatever we all give will go a long way.
4 - Buy a "Genocide Olympics" T-shirt and let Olympic officials know you are boycotting the 2008 China Olympics by contacting them here...
That is not my Cafe Press store, by the way.
But buy a T-shirt (click the "more products" link under the Genocide Olympics logo to view more selections of other sizes and styles) and show China we don't support their blood money.
I just bought this pink one.
China is funding the Sudanese government and giving the "devils on horseback" money to kill the locals. Boycott the Beijing Games in 2008, now known around the world as the Genocide Olympics.
Yes, we could spend the T-shirt money instead on the above point, but it's also important that we wear our message and tell everyone we know that this torture of human beings must stop. It's been four years!
5 - Tell our TV companies that we care more Darfur than Dancing With the Stars...
I love entertainment. But now is the time for me to stop my escapism and do more.
6 - Applaud Steven Spielberg for his recent letter to Chinese President Hu Jintao and for stating that Spielberg's "role in the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics would be withdrawn" if China does not take action to end their role in the suffering.
(Watch this video of Mia Farrow on The View for more info.)
7 - Pray and blog without ceasing
It may feel hopeless, but it's not.
We must do all we can to save the hurting, because we're saving ourselves in doing so.
Blogging and praying and marching and organizing and acting on the above points and more can save the Darfuris.
I look into the faces of tortured and sad and pleading people.
But for my birthing location, that could be me right now.
I could be hungry, I could be cut up, I could be killed.
By the grace of God, it's not.
And because of that, I will keep fighting for them.
Watch Mia Farrow on The View talking about her enormous efforts to save Darfur:
Sample letter to your local representative:
Thursday, April 26, 2007
The Honorable Betty Sutton
United States House of Representatives
1655 West Market Street, Suite 435
Akron, OH 44313
Dear Rep. Sutton:
The horrendous slaughter and rapes and eye-gougings and torture of the human beings -- men, women, girls and boys just like you and me and our children -- must stop today in Darfur!
- I am a registered voter in your district
- I will take note of your involvement and compassion and voting record toward getting the genocide in Darfur to end.
- Please urge President George W. Bush to enact the points set forth in The Darfur Peace and Accountability Act -- including asset freezes and port-entry denial.
Paula Neal Mooney
7777 Damascus Road
New Jerusalem, OH 44313