"Our lives begin
to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Dr. Martin
Luther King, Jr.
Would you make a single phone call if it could
stop the genocide in Darfur?
Would you be
willing to make that same phone call every day until the killing
In 2005, General Romeo Dallaire, who led a small UN peacekeeping force in
Rwanda and made a heroic attempt to warn the world of the impending
genocide, estimated that
a protection force of 44,000 -with a mandate to protect innocent civilians- could
stop the cycle of violence in Darfur. He emphasized that we possess the collective capacity to exert
our will on
our government leaders, if only we would use that power. It is in the
spirit of General Dallaire's words that we ask you to make a pledge on behalf of the people of Darfur.
Please Take The ETHIC's Darfur Pledge:
an international protection force of at least 44,000 has been deployed
in Darfur, I pledge to take the following actions:
EVERY DAY,* I will call the White House switchboard (202-456-1414) and
ask to leave a message for the President: "A protection force of at
least forty-four thousand is needed in Darfur now - with or without
permission from Sudan's government. Please act immediately. Genocide
is not negotiable." If calling long distance is a hardship or if I
can't get through, I will send a daily email to
President@WhiteHouse.gov with the same message.
will recruit at least ONE other person to take this pledge.
ensure that my actions are counted, I will
register my pledge
with The ETHIC by emailing my name and address to