The Save Darfur Coalition, in cooperation with over 150 faith-based, advocacy, and humanitarian aid organizations including the Reform Jewish Movement, has launched the Million Voices for Darfur campaign, an unprecedented effort to raise awareness of the genocide taking place in Darfur and promote the actions necessary to end it.
The goal of the Million Voices for Darfur campaign is to generate one million hand-written and electronic postcards from Americans demanding a stronger and more effective U.S. response. Specifically, the campaign calls on the United States government to support a stronger multinational force to protect the civilians of Darfur. While this coalition's campaign is directed toward U.S. elected officials, we encourage our Canadian members to reach out to their leaders with a similar message.
While the sources of these cards will be as disparate as the people signing them, the central message they carry will be the same. The cards will be collected at small-town community events and large-scale student rallies, from houses of worship and over the internet.
We urge you to order your cards now and distribute them in your Jewish community. As the late Senator Paul Simon said after the Rwandan genocide, “If every member of the [ U.S.] House and Senate had received 100 letters from people back home saying we have to do something about Rwanda, when the crisis was first developing, then I think the response would have been different.”
The postcards will be collected by the Save Darfur Coalition, then forwarded immediately to the White House. Copies of the cards will be delivered to Members of Congress at meetings throughout 2006.
The postcards come as part of a larger brochure on the situation in Darfur. The entire brochure is 19 inches long; it is 6 inches wide when folded.
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In addition the postcard will have the logos of the Religious Action Center, Union for Reform Judaism and Central Conference of American Rabbis.
You can also complete send an electronic postcard to President Bush on the crisis in Darfur, online but the preference is to mail in the postcards.
If you would like to move your advocacy to the next level, please join us by organizing a Darfur related event including organizing a delegation of to come to the Rally on Washington on Darfur on Sunday, April 30th, or by joining or starting a Darfur advocacy group in your community. To help you with your event, we offer postcards, Save Darfur bracelets, videos, and a special Million Voices DVD (available soon) among other Darfur advocacy items, available here.
Please fill out the following form to place a postcard order.
Minimum order amount is 25 postcards
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Please note: We have worked out a special deal with the coalition by ordering 30,000 postcards. Our postcards have the logos of the Religious Action Center, Union for Reform Judaism and Central Conference of American Rabbis, which you can not order on the Save Darfur site. To order postcards on our site, please fill out the form and mail your check to the Save Darfur Coalition. Sorry they are not accepting credit cards.
$5 for orders of 25-499 postcards
$10 for orders 500+ postcards
Please send a check to the address below
There is a suggested donation of $1-2 per postcard ordered. We encourage local event organizers to raise money at their event to contribute to the Million Voices Campaign. Please consider including a donation with your initial order or following the completion of this campaign.
All checks for shipping and suggested donation should be mailed to:
Save Darfur Coalition
2120 L Street NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20037
Attn: Million Voices Postcards
For more information concerning ordering the postcards and shipping, contact RAC Legislative Assistant Sarah Burrows.
Please allow 2 weeks for delivery