Stop Genocide: Support the Sudan Peace Act
An unusually broad-based coalition of conservative Republicans, liberal Democrats, human rights, religious freedom, labor and other non-governmental organizations representing millions of Americans have joined together to support preservation of the capital markets provisions of the Sudan Peace Act in the upcoming House-Senate conference.
The Coalition includes: African-American legislators, the American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC), Christian Solidarity International (CSI), the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, the American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) and an array of national security, human rights, religious freedom, small business and labor groups.
Invited speakers include: House Majority leader Dick Armey (R-TX), Rep. Spencer Bachus, Joe Madison, national director of the Sudan Campaign, John Eibner of CSI, Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), Rep. Charles Rangel (C-NY), Rep. Eleanor Homes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Former US Rep. Walter Fauntroy, Dick Gregory, NAACP president Kwasi Mfume, Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), and American oil executives from Texas.
Advisors to the Sudan Campaign include attorneys Kenneth Starr and Johnnie Cochran.
The Coalition is seeking Senate and White House support for the bill which, if enacted, will achieve two significant firsts: the first-time use of capital markets sanctions and the first legislated Securities and Exchange Commission disclosure requirements of this kind. Coalition participants are committed to the view that these capital markets provisions are essential to achieving an end to the genocidal campaign being waged by Sudan's Khartoum regime against African Christians and animists in Southern Sudan.
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