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Friday, April 28, 2006

Violence in Darfur

Dear Friend, This Sunday – as you’ve probably heard – people will be speaking out against the violence in Darfur at a rally in D.C. We know people will come out in force, but we also know the Internet can amplify this important message by leaps and bounds. For the many caring people who can’t make the trip to D.C., but would like to help stop the slaughter in Darfur, we’re organizing a “virtual rally.” People can sign Human Rights First’s “Stand in for a Victim” petition – and leave a personal message for peace – at: Can you help us make this virtual rally happen? Please post information on your site about our petition. The petition also provides a two minute movie on what’s happening in Darfur. Each petition signer will be assigned an individual victim number – we’re looking for at least 200,000 people to stand in for the victims, to represent those who’ve been brutalized in the fighting. The petition calls for a special envoy for peace – someone of the highest international stature who can galvanize global leadership, attract media attention to the carnage, and make sure all parties are included in peace negotiations. Thank you for helping us bring peace to Darfur! Best, Matt Reading ------------------- On behalf of Human Rights First 917-438-4627

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