This has been an inspiring and discouraging 2 days with our seven Darfuris, witnesses to the genocide going on in their homeland. The press conference with Sen. Romeo Dallaire, David Kilgour, Sen. Grant Mitchell, Dr. Keith Mills (MP), Glen Pearson (MP), Paul Dewar (MP), Mario Silva (MP), Green Party Human Rights critic Joe Foster and Tara Tavender from the Save Darfur Canada coalition went well but we haven’t seen much news coverage of the key messages – “Canada must not turn away from this evolving human catastrophe. We must take some leadership to get troops on the ground with the UN Mission in Darfur before it’s too late.”
We have since met with dozens of MP’s (eg. Min. Stockwell Day and Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Kevin Sorenson) so the word is getting out. Now is the time for people to barrage their MP’s and the PMO. Every Day. This is how we let them know we really care about the plight of real children, women and men whose lives have been disrupted and\or destroyed. The UN has called for troops and support from member countries and Canada has not yet pledged resources for this new force. We must.
Please join me at Prime Minister Harper’s office in Calgary (Glenmore Landing) all day on Friday after 9am where I’ll be on my 5th day on a hunger strike (clear fluids) to draw attention to the important role Canada is not playing yet.
Thanks for writing, calling, meeting or demonstrating to stop this first genocide of the 21st century.
Not on our Watch!