Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Easy Action for Syria

Dear anti-genocide activist,
As you know, the situation for civilians in Syria is dire. 250,000 civilians remain in besieged Aleppo, trapped and bombarded by Russia and the Assad regime. In only one month since the breakdown of the September 19 ceasefire, nearly 500 civilians have been killed in Aleppo alone. Hospitals and civilian sites continue to be targeted.
Please make an easy phone call to help. The Syria Civilian Protection Bill, HR 5732, helps alleviate violence and promote accountability for those perpetrating atrocities in Syria. The bill calls for targeted sanctions on individuals with ties to the Assad regime and an assessment of the potential effectiveness of safe zones and no fly zones.
Join this easy action (from STAND and Students Organize 4 Syria) urging Congress to make civilian protection in Syria a priority and to hold perpetrators of atrocities accountable.

Call your Representative, 9am-5pm, via the Capitol Switchboard, 202-224-3121, press 2 for the House, then enter your zip code to be connected to your Representative. Suggested text:

“Hello, my name is _______, and I’m calling from [Town], Massachusetts. I'm calling to ask [Representative X] to co-sponsor and support H.R. 5732, the Syria Civilian Protection Act. It's a bi-partisan measure introduced by the Representative Engel, the Ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Representative. Royce, the Committee Chair, is co-sponsoring the bill as are two Massachusetts Representatives, Keating and Moulton. Please ask [Representative X] to join his/her colleagues and co-sponsor this bill. Thank you."
If your Representative is either Keating or Moulton, please call and thank them for supporting the bill.


Eric Cohen
Chairperson, Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur


* Our website is savedarfurma.org

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