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Organization Letter To Secretary of State Pompeo Concerning Sudan

Posted by Mark Hackett on September 24th, 2019

We join 99 other organizations and experts in calling on the U.S. government to not engage with the commander of the Rapid Support Forces.

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Victory! U.S. House Passes Resolution 432

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 16th, 2019

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives passed H.Res. 432: Condemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan.

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Victory! U.S. Senate Passes Resolution 188

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 10th, 2019

Yesterday, the United States Senate passed S.Res. 188: A resolution encouraging a swift transfer of power by the military to a civilian-led political authority in the Republic of the Sudan, and for other purposes.

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Tennessee: Ask Your Senators To Cosponsor S.Res 188

Posted by OBS Team on June 21st, 2019

If you are a Tennessee resident, we need your voice right now. Call your Senators and ask them to cosponsor S.Res. 188: A resolution encouraging a swift transfer of power by the military to a civilian-led political authority in the Republic of the Sudan, and for other purposes.

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Tennessee: Ask Your Representative To Cosponsor H.Res 432

Posted by OBS Team on June 21st, 2019

If you are a Tennessee resident, we need your voice right now. Call your Senators and ask them to cosponsor H.Res. 432: Condemning the attacks on peaceful protesters and supporting an immediate peaceful transition to a civilian-led democratic government in Sudan.

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Same Faces, Same Crimes, Same Regime.

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 17th, 2019

Hope for real change has emerged in Sudan. The country's military rulers and war criminals are seeking to kill it.

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Congress Appeals To State & Treasury Departments On Sudan Policy

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 16th, 2019

With U.S. foreign policy towards Sudan in tatters, a bipartisan group Senators and Representatives is looking for a new path forward.

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U.S. Senators Appeal To State Department On Sudan Policy

Posted by Mark Hackett on April 10th, 2019

With U.S. foreign policy towards Sudan in tatters, a bipartisan group U.S. Senators are looking for a new path forward.

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It's Time To Panic About U.S. Sudan Policy

Posted by Mark Hackett on February 27th, 2019

Sudan's dictator is preparing to violently end legitimate protests against his rule. And all options, including massacring unarmed citizens, are on the table. 

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FBI's International Human Rights Unit Must Be Protected

Posted by Mark Hackett on February 18th, 2019

The FBI’s International Human Rights Unit leads investigations concerning individuals within the United States who have been accused of committing war crimes, torture, genocide, female genital mutilation, and the recruitment of child soldiers. Now, this critical unit is reporterdly about to be shut down. 

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Organizational Letter To Top American Officials Concerning Protests In Sudan

Posted by Mark Hackett on January 17th, 2019

We join 92 other organizations and experts in calling on the U.S. government to support the Sudanese people and halt the normalization of bilateral relations.

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Elie Wiesel Act Is Now U.S. Law

Posted on January 15th, 2019

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158).

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Out Of U.S. Congress

Posted by Mark Hackett on December 22nd, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158).

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Out Of U.S. Senate

Posted by Mark Hackett on December 13th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158).

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Organizational Letter To The Senate Majority Leader On H.R. 3030

Posted by Mark Hackett on August 1st, 2018

We join 61 other organizations in calling on the Senate for expedited passage of the Elie Wiesel Act, H.R.3030.

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes House of Representatives In Landslide Vote

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 18th, 2018

Yesterday morning, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 406-5.

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Elie Wiesel Act To Be Considered In House Of Representatives

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 16th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Out Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 26th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158).

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Ask Senator Corker To Support Atrocities Prevention Legislation

Posted by OBS Team on June 23rd, 2018

The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158) helps to ensure the U.S. government has the most constructive and cost-effective tools to address the root causes and drivers of violent conflict around the world. Our Tennessee activists have a unique opportunity to help move this important legislation forwards. 

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59 Organizations Call On Senator Corker To Support The Elie Wiesel Act

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 29th, 2018

Legislation that would empower U.S. policies to help prevent mass atrocity crises is stalled in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Corker can change that. 

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Unanimously Out Of House Foreign Affairs Committee

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 17th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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Elie Wiesel Act To Be Marked Up In House Foreign Affairs Committee

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 16th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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34 Organizations Oppose Rescission of Complex Crises Fund

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 14th, 2018

We are deeply concerned about the inclusion of the Complex Crises Fund (CCF) in the White House rescissions package (Rescission proposal no. R18-25) dated May 8, 2018.

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State Department Human Rights Report Cites Lack of Progress in Sudan

Posted by Mark Hackett on April 23rd, 2018

The U.S. Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017is now available. The section on Sudan is far from encouraging. 

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Memphis Representatives Cosponsor HR3030

Posted by Mark Hackett on April 11th, 2018

Both Memphis Representatives have cosponsored important antigenocide legislation! 

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U.S.-Sudan Policy Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 31st, 2018

57 members of Congress pushed back against normalizing relations with Sudan's dictatorship due to little progress being made on the ground.

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Thanks For Supporting S.1158

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 20th, 2018

Yesterday we partnered with University of Memphis students to lead a statewide call-in day concerning S.1158.

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Tennessee Advocacy Action Alert

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 19th, 2018

Join our statewide call-in day asking Senator Corker to move important the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 (S. 1158) forwards. 

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UofM Students Lead Statewide EWGAPA Call-In Day

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 19th, 2017

Last week we partnered with a group of University of Memphis students who spent their Fall Break working with nonprofits. 

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Open Letter to Squire Patton Boggs Firm

Posted by OBS Team on September 18th, 2017

We join 130 Sudanese, scholars, and human rights organizations in calling on Squire Patton Boggs to drop the Government of Sudan from their client list. 

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What Is the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act?

Posted by OBS Team on June 2nd, 2017

We recently launched a statewide campaign in our home state calling on Senator Corker to cosponsor new antigenocide legislation. Here's answers to your questions. 

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Org Support Statement For Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 18th, 2017

This is a statement of support for the Elie Wiesel Act from dozens of recognized national and state-based nongovernmental organizations.

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Watch Live: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing on Sudan Sanctions

Posted by OBS Team on April 26th, 2017

Tune in today at 2:30PM ET for a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on the recent easing of sanctions on Sudan.

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Watch Live: Lantos Commission Hearing on Sudan

Posted by OBS Team on April 4th, 2017

Tune in today at 1:30PM ET for a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on the recent easing of sanctions on Sudan and its effect on human rights.

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4 Reasons Senator Corker Should Move S.2551 Forwards

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 21st, 2016

Senator Corker (R-TN) is uniquely positioned to move important foreign policy legislation forwards. Here's 5 great reasons why he should do just that. 

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44 Organizations Urge Congressional Action on Atrocities Prevention Following Executive Order

Posted by OBS Team on June 6th, 2016

44 organizations from across the United States are calling on Congress to pass S.2551. Learn more. 

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Bipartisan Group of 120 Lawmakers Call on President Obama to Keep Sudan Humanitarian Crisis a High Priority

Posted by OBS Team on May 19th, 2016

On May 4, 2016, a bipartisan group of 120 members of Congress called on President Obama to re-prioritize peace, accountability and protection of civilians in Sudan during his final year in office.

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GAPA Letter To Congress

Posted by OBS Team on February 26th, 2016

We recently joined 59 other organizations in calling for the U.S. Senate to pass important anti-genocide legislation. Learn more. 

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What Is the Genocide & Atrocities Prevention Act?

Posted by OBS Team on February 25th, 2016

We recently launched a statewide campaign in our home state calling on Senators Corker and Alexander to cosponsor new antigenocide legislation. Here's answers to your questions. 

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Ask Tennessee Senators To Cosponsor S. 2551

Posted by OBS Team on February 24th, 2016

If you are one of our Tennessee activists, we have a unique opportunity for you! Learn more. 

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Ask Your Representative To Cosponsor HR 2989

Posted by OBS Team on July 20th, 2015

On July 9, 2015, a bipartisan bill aimed at supporting and end to the senseless conflict in South Sudan was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn more and take action. 

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HR 2989 Social Media Resources

Posted on July 19th, 2015

We have designed beautiful images and special messages for you to download and share on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook concerning the new South Sudan bill.

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H.R. 2989 Campaign Pre-launch

Posted by OBS Team on July 13th, 2015

Sign up for our campaign to turn H.R. 2989 into law. 

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Molly Phee Confirmed As Ambassador To South Sudan

Posted by OBS Team on June 24th, 2015

Career foreign service officer Molly Phee has been confirmed as Ambassador to South Sudan. Thanks to everyone who tweeted and called their Senators.

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Why Is There No U.S. Ambassador To South Sudan?

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 22nd, 2015

Approved by committee but not by the full Senate, the U.S. Ambassador post to South Sudan has been empty since August of 2014. 

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How To Follow Up

Posted by OBS Team on May 3rd, 2014

Following up with your Member of Congress is a must if they are going to stay concerned about Sudan and South Sudan. Learn why and get some tips on how to best do that here.

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How To Collect Petition Signatures

Posted by OBS Team on April 1st, 2014

Petitioning your Member of Congress is an excellent way to move them towards taking action on Sudan and South Sudan. Get some tips on how to best do that here.

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How To Make A Phone Call

Posted by OBS Team on March 1st, 2014

Calling your Member of Congress is an excellent way to keep up with them concerning Sudan and South Sudan. Get some tips on how to best do that here.

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How To Write A Personal Letter

Posted by OBS Team on February 1st, 2014

Writing a letter or email to your Member of Congress is an excellent way to keep up with them concerning SUdan and South Sudan. Get some tips on how to best do that here.

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How A Bill Becomes A Law

Posted by OBS Team on January 2nd, 2014

We know this info is a bit basic. But just in case you need your memory jogged since your 7th grade civics class, we thought we’d provide a quick primer on the fundamentals of how our governmental system works. 

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Tips For Meeting With Congressional Offices

Posted by OBS Team on January 2nd, 2014

What to do, what not to do, and how to make your meeting as impactful as possible. 

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