Support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act
The violence today in Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Burma and elsewhere is a daily reminder of the consequences when we fail to prevent atrocities.
We lament the millions of deaths, point fingers at those who stood by and pour out billions of dollars in humanitarian aid. It is always too little, too late. But it doesn’t have to be like this.
The Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act is a bipartisan effort to enhance the ability of the U.S. to prevent genocide and mass atrocities. The Act will help identify early warning signs of genocide, fund early warning programs, and increase the odds that when people are at risk of mass atrocities our leaders will know and be ready to respond.
Send a message to your Senator: Support the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act
President Obama, Accept More Syrian Refugees
After four years of war and living under the constant threat of mass atrocities and genocide, there are two things the Syrian people need: hope and compassion. We can offer that.
The United States has only accepted 1,600 Syrians in the past four years. And while President Obama has offered to increase that number to 10,000, the scale of the crisis demands a number ten times that.
Take action. Urge President Obama to increase the number of Syrian refugees accepted into the United States and work to make sure that relief efforts are fully funded.
Help the Rohingya Fleeing Threats of Genocide
Fleeing the threat of genocide in Burma, over 100,000 ethnic minority Rohingya have taken a perilous journey to leave the country by sea.
The Rohingya are fleeing horrific Apartheid-like conditions where 140,000 are confined in what many describe as "concentration camps" and what the U.S. Holocaust Museum has described as "early warning signs of genocide".
With an enormous amount of influence in Burma, the U.S. has a moral obligation to confront the source of this hell – Burma’s systematic repression and endangerment of 1.3 million Rohingya people living there.
Unless the policies of hate end in Burma, the crisis will only escalate. Help the Rohingya fleeing threats of genocide. Ask President Obama to demand that Burma stop its attacks on the Rohingya.
100 Years of Denial: Recognize the Armenian Genocide
When Hitler was asked how he thought he would be able to exterminate all of Europe’s Jews, he infamously replied, "Who today remembers the Armenians?"
One hundred years after the start of the Armenian Genocide, the question still remains.
Despite the evidence of the Armenian Genocide, many countries — including Turkey — still deny that a genocide took place.
Before entering the White House, President Obama said America "deserves a leader who speaks truthfully about the Armenian Genocide." We agree.
Join the call to President Obama to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide and demand that Turkey formally recognize what happened.
Tell Sec. of State Kerry: Protect the People of Darfur
Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, the same man responsible for genocide in Darfur has continued his attacks on Darfur and expanded his killing into the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile – slaughtering men, women and children and displacing hundreds of thousands of people.
Throughout its offensives, the Sudanese government continues to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity against its own civilians. The people of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile need you to take action. Now.
We can not stand by and watch as Bashir gets away with murder. Please tell Secretary of State John Kerry to stop looking the other way as Bashir continues to wage war against the people of Sudan.