WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) played its part this week in the successful start to the Save Darfur Coalitions Million Postcard campaign with remarks by Executive Director Aram Hamparian at the campaign’s national launch.
The aim of the campaign, supported by a broad range of human rights, ethnic, advocacy, and faith-based partners, is to ensure that the two Presidential candidates, John McCain (R) and Barack Obama (D), honor their joint pledge to demonstrate "unstinting resolve," once in office, to end the genocide taking place in the Darfur region of Sudan.
The Washington, DC program opened with a prayer by noted Reverend Kim Barnes, and featured welcoming remarks by Save Darfur President Jerry Fowler, and moving speeches by Save Darfur Chairwoman Rev. Gloria White Hammond, and prominent radio and television personality Joe Madison. Hamparian closed the event with remarks about the moral imperative of ensuring U.S. leadership in ending the cycle of genocide (full text is provided below). Also in attendance were key coalition partners, including the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Investors Against Genocide, Genocide Intervention Network, Africa Action, Armenian Assembly, and B’nai B’rith International.
To learn more about the Million Postcard campaign, visit :http://www.savedarfur.org
To request postcards, write to: email@example.com
Save Darfur is an alliance of over 180 faith-based, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. The Coalition’s member organizations represent 130 million people of all ages, races, religions and political affiliations united together to help the people of Darfur.