Alaska\'s Legislators: Help End the Genocide in Darfur
As concerned Alaskans, we are calling on our elected officials, Senator Ted Stevens, Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Congressman Don Young, to pass the necessary legislation to support President Bush in his goal to end the genocide in the Darfur region of the Sudan. Over 400,000 people have been murdered and over two million have been forced from their homes, and are now living in refugee camps. It is women and children who have born the brunt of this violence, and we cannot allow it to continue any longer. We strongly encourage you to support the following legislation: 1. The immediate deployment of the already-authorized UN peacekeeping force. 2. A significant strengthening of the understaffed African Union Force already in Darfur, until the U.N. force can be deployed. 3. The implementation of a fair and lasting Peace Agreement. 4. An increase in humanitarian aid, as well as an assurance of accessibility to those displaced by the Darfur genocide.