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Saturday, April 29, 2006

'Virtual Rally' for those of us who cannot go to DC

First let me thank each and everyone of you who has led this fight together with so many others. It does not matter if you wrote once or everyday, you took the time. For this, I am grateful.

I have received an e-mail informing me that there is going to be a 'Virtual Rally.' This is for those of us who have no way to get to DC or San Francisco, CA. Here is some information to help you get started:

This Sunday – as you’ve probably heard – people will be speaking out against the violence in Darfur at a rally in D.C. We know people will come out in force, but we also know the Internet can amplify this important message by leaps and bounds.

For the many caring people who can’t make the trip to D.C., but would like to help stop the slaughter in Darfur, we’re organizing a “virtual rally.” People can sign Human Rights First’s “Stand in for a Victim” petition – and leave a personal message for peace – at: Human Rights

Can you help us make this virtual rally happen? Please post information on your site about our petition. The petition also provides a two minute movie on what’s happening in Darfur.

Each petition signer will be assigned an individual victim number – we’re looking for at least 200,000 people to stand in for the victims, to represent those who’ve been brutalized in the fighting. The petition calls for a special envoy for peace – someone of the highest international stature who can galvanize global leadership, attract media attention to the carnage, and make sure all parties are included in peace negotiations.

Thank you for helping us bring peace to Darfur!

This is an e-mail from a wonderful man, Matt Reading. If you have any questions, please e-mail me. I will try to get them answered for you.

This 'Virtual Rally' does not have be limited to the United States. For example, Jorg at Atlantic Review has been very helpful, and would love to help. He has been writing about this situation for over a year or more. He lives in Germany. He is not letting a great body of water stop him from participating! lol.

Again, I would just like to encourage you to write about this topic. Please. For all of you who already have or are going to help by writing, thank you! I could hug you.

To those of you who are not going to take 5 minutes out of your day to stop genocide, true torture, murder, and rape; why not? I'd really like to know. What is more important than speaking out for the weakest among us who have no voice?

Oh, they are not weak in spirit. They are politically weak. Is this a reason they should die? I say, "Hell no!"