Wednesday, November 22, 2006

A Thought For Thanksgiving

As we sit down to groaning Thanksgiving tables, please take a moment to the people suffering and dying in Darfur and the neighboring nations of Chad and the Central African Republic. If you haven't been following the details of the continuing crimes being committed there, check the writing of the heroic Nicholas Kristoff of The New York Times.

Take a few minutes to send an email to the White House (, your senators ( and congressman (, telling them to take action to reverse the ongoing tragedy in central Africa. Then send another email to each of them the next day. And the next. And the day after that, until the situation is reversed.

1 comment:

KayInMaine said...

I'm not sure if the picture is of the Sudan or Darfur but it's a picture of a starving child on the ground with her forehead in her hands and a vulture is behind her. Rips my heart open!!! Why won't our government help them!!!! As a mother myself, I can bear to see a child suffering. I'm always reminding my son how lucky he is, because even though we aren't living high off the hog, we have a roof over our heads, food in the fridge, and the stuff we need to get by.

Thank you for thinking of the children Jon.