Members of Congress Urge Obama to Prioritize Sudan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today a bipartisan group of 120 members of Congress, including 50 members of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, is calling on President Obama to re-prioritize peace, accountability and protection of civilians in Sudan during his final year in office. The letter is led by Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Joseph Pitts (R-PA), Co-Chairs of the Commission, and the Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Sudan and South Sudan Issues Caucus: Representatives Michael McCaul (R-TX), Mike Capuano (D-MA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and Barbara Lee (D-CA). In the letter, the lawmakers call for strong U.S. leadership and advocacy on the grave human rights abuses and humanitarian crisis that persist and continue to worsen inside Sudan itself.
The full text of the letter is available here [PDF].