On Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00PM ET, the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Subcommittee for Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations will hold a hearing on Sudan. Tune in live above.
This hearing is titled The U.S. Response to the Political Crisis in Sudan. Witnesses include:
Makila James: Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Africa and the Sudans, Bureau of African Affairs, United States Department of State
Mr. Ramsey Day: Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Africa, United States Agency for International Development
What's Going On In Sudan?
On June 3, Sudan's military junta unleashed their murderous militias on peaceful protesters in Khartoum. Over 100 people were brutally executed, dozens of women and children were raped, and the country has been plunged into an internet blackout ever since. The United States government condemned the violence, but nothing has been done to change America's long-broken policy toward Sudan.
The current situation in Sudan remains extremely tense. The ruling Military Council just walked away from yet another potential deal to move Sudan toward civilian and democratic governance, and protesters are preparing to reclaim the streets in massive numbers. The junta's Rapid Support Forces militia continues to prowl around Khartoum like the predatory force of murderers and rapists that it is. And war clouds loom ever larger over Sudan's long-oppressed periphery regions.
Simply put, Sudan is at a crossroads. The Sudanese people are being denied their basic rights. The Military Council seems hellbent on turning the country into a militia state they can further profit off of. And U.S. policy is not having any real impact on the situation.
Live In Tennessee? We Need Your Help.
Operation Broken Silence has been working in Sudan for 8 years. We know from experience that it is rare for Congress to take up Sudan policy. Right now is one of those moments.
Two new resolutions in the House and Senate can bring more attention to the crisis in Sudan and push for direly-needed changes in U.S. foreign policy. But both resolutions are woefully short on cosponsors from the Tennessee Congressional delegation. That's where you come in. We need you to call your Senators and Representative right now and ask them to cosponsor their respective resolutions.
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