Amelia Keeland via Crowdrise
March 05, 2012
We are United to End Genocide
Save Darfur Coalition and the Genocide Intervention Network are now United to End Genocide, the largest activist organization in America dedicated to preventing and ending genocide and mass atrocities worldwide. Both organizations led the historic movement to demand an end to genocide in Darfur. For the first time, elected leaders took action to stop genocide — because millions of people took a stand and spoke out in one voice to say, "You must!"
The new name reflects our expanded mission and our commitment to work together to prevent and end genocide and mass atrocities. We are faith leaders, students, artists, investors and genocide survivors, and all those who believe we must fulfill the promise the world made following the Holocaust — "Never Again!"
We became United to End Genocide because the power of our shared voice and action is needed now more than ever. Too many people in Darfur and all of Sudan are still suffering at the hands of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's president and architect of the Darfur genocide. And too many people everywhere — in Libya, in Syria, in Cote d'Ivoire and Burma — need to know that the United States and other nations will act to stop atrocities and prevent genocide.
We believe the only way to prevent mass atrocities and to end genocide once and for all, is to build a large, powerful activist network — a sustainable movement — that will sound the alarm and demand action by our elected leaders to protect all who face these threats, anywhere in the world .