Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fwd: Keep up the heat on Qaddafi

I called in on this one.

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From: Daniel Sullivan, Genocide Intervention Network <ginet@list.genocideintervention.net>
Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 7:21 PM
Subject: Keep up the heat on Qaddafi
To: stevenbhardwaj@gmail.com

Call Secretary Clinton
Today at
Urge her to push for a
No Fly Zone
in Libya Now
Dear Friend,
Last week we challenged the anti-genocide activist community to help us protect civilians in Libya by signing a petition to UN Ambassador Susan Rice.
I delivered our petition - signed by thousands of committed activists - urging Ambassador Rice to push for immediate action on Libya at the United Nations Security Council.
Less than two weeks since the crisis began, the UN Security Council unanimously took unprecedented steps to stop mass atrocities against civilians in Libya including:
  • Demanding an immediate end to violence against civilians and access for humanitarian aid and human rights monitors;
  • Freezing the assets and imposing a travel ban on the Qaddafi family and top Libyan officials perpetrating the violence;
  • Imposing an arms embargo on Libya; and
  • Referring the situation in Libya to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
The next step in our campaign to protect civilians in Libya from mass atrocities is to call Secretary of State Clinton and ask her to act now.
Although the Security Council acted quickly, there is still an urgent need to push for the establishment of a no-fly zone to protect civilians. The United States and other world leaders are currently discussing a no-fly zone for Libya. Calls today to Secretary Clinton with messages of support for a no-fly zone will have a great impact.
Please pick up the phone NOW and call Secretary of State Clinton and tell her to act swiftly. Here's what to do:
  1. Call Secretary Clinton's comment line at 202-647-6575.
  2. When you are connected, identify yourself and tell the staff person who answers the phone you want Secretary Clinton to push for a no-fly zone to protect civilians in Libya.
We have an urgent opportunity, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton needs to hear you now. We've made so much progress in the past several days, but calls are needed today to ensure civilians are protected from ongoing violence in Libya.
Thank you,
Daniel Sullivan
Genocide Intervention Network/Save Darfur Coalition

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