Thursday, October 4, 2007

Take Action on Two Issues: Darfur and The Rights of Children


Of interest is as follows, so check it! I suggest we talk about both issues at our next CCHRIST meeting this coming Thursday (10/11).

Word up (or down),

  • October 24, a day of action for Darfur, will be the culmination of months of hard work. (From Amnesty International)

    • No more delays in deploying peacekeepers to Darfur. No more needless deaths.
    • We demand immediate action to end the violence in Darfur.
    • On October 24, United Nations Day, we're going to make sure demands are heard. By mobilizing all of our resources and our activists from coast to coast, we'll show President, Congress and United Nations that we will not sit back as long as one of the world's worst human rights catastrophes continues to unfold.
Sign the global petition to end the violence in Darfur.

  • Why Did the President Put Children's Health at Risk?
    • Click on this URL to take action now


Paz said...

Great idea mentioning the S-CHIP situation. Occasionally we forget that there are still human rights abuses and issues of social justice that affect us in the United States. Primary among those is probably the right to affordable health care, of which S-CHIP is just a portion.

For those interested in learning more about the situation, All Things Considered had a good story on it yesterday at

Ernest J. Miller, FSC said...

Facts are stubborn things. In order to engage in conversation and debate, one needs to have a command of facts and a sense of interpretating facts.

Will the House override the veto? It seems clear that enough votes exist in the Senate including conservative Republicans such as Orrin Hatch of Utah.

To piggyback on Alexander's message, if you want more policy info, one place to go is CDF --

The founder and president of CDF is the source of this popular comment: Service is the rent we pay for living.