Tell Congress: Stand Up for the People of Sudan

Tell Congress: Stand Up for the People of Sudan!

On April 15, 2023, fighting broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) plunging the nation into a nearly unimaginable crisis. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum identified the country as sitting on the precipice of a full genocide. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has made a formal determination that both sides are committing crimes against humanity.

A bipartisan group of Members of the House of Representatives have introduced House Resolution 585 (H.Res.585) "Condemning the conflict in Sudan and supporting the people of Sudan, and for other purposes."

The bipartisan resolution would:

  • Call on the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to immediately adhere to previously signed ceasefire agreements;
  • Condemn the outbreak of armed conflict in Sudan;
  • Recognize U.S. armed forces, allied armed forces, and private organizations who have worked to safely evacuate U.S. embassy personnel and citizens from Sudan; and,
  • Direct the SAF and RSF to give control of the Sudanese government to civilians under democratic rule.
“A threat to freedom anywhere is a threat to freedom everywhere. The people of Sudan continue to show their support for a civilian-led democratic government and deserve our support,” said Rep. Young Kim (R-CA), who serves as Chairwoman of the Indo-Pacific Subcommittee. “I am proud to lead a bipartisan resolution to demonstrate bipartisan Congressional support for the people of Sudan and call for a long overdue ceasefire and peaceful transition of power.”

Today, ask your House Member to support and co-sponsor H.Res.585
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