Darfur Fast for Life

We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan

Alysha – Lesson Learned.

May 07, 2009 By: Admin Category: Oregon Community

White House (202) 456-1111

Clinton Text 90822

I want the Obama Administration to uphold his promises of action for Darfur with unstinting resolve!

Work to get aid back into Darfur!

Create multilateral peace plans for all of Sudan!

Work to isolate Al-Bashir from his allies and support the ICC!

My lesson learned today:

I have called the white house on many different numbers over the last year and I have NEVER gotten through, either busy signals, lots of ringing or my least favorite – please hold for the next representative. At this point I often hang up as I am busy and know that my other option is to text – this I do several times a day. I have been assuming that I will be on hold for a long while, this is my regret – ASSUMPTION!!! I was encouraged to wait on the line with Vicky and sure enough to my surprise it was less then a minute and someone came on the line. I said the above message, they said thank you and I was SO THRILLED. I got through, I got my message in! It was easy, fast, quick and definitely painless as I already knew what to say. The above message came from www.stopgenocidenow.org I keep it in my phone to text Clinton everyday, this is a great option as my six year old can hit the send button and wait for the automated response, there for taking his own action. The moral of the story is patience and the thrill of action. As I learned today – by the way I did it again by myself and again the wait time was less then a minute – taking action is our responsibility, give a voice, a message and support.

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