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Barely two months are left to stop a war in Sudan before it starts. The clock is ticking loudly until the referendum that will determine if Sudan will remain united or if South Sudan will become the world’s newest independent country. The U.S. is playing a major role in the negotiations, in particular by offering a package of incentives to the ruling party in Sudan in exchange for real progress towards peace.

Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough is President Obama’s point person inside the White House on Sudan. Sign the petition below to let the Obama administration know that peace in Sudan matters to you, and that the US should set high benchmarks for progress that the regime in Khartoum must meet on both Darfur and South Sudan in order to receive incentives from the U.S.

Sign the petition now.

Dear Mr. McDonough,

Thank you for your continued leadership to bring peace to all of Sudan.

We support bold U.S. moves in support of peace. But we want to ensure that U.S. incentives are tied closely to verifiable and significant progress on the the North/South issues as well as on the ground in Darfur. It will be crucial to use U.S. incentives as a means of sequencing progress on specific issues, including holding and respecting the results of the referenda in the South and Abyei, coming to agreement on the post-referenda issues between the North and South, ceasing aerial bombing in Darfur, allowing full access for humanitarian aid and peacekeepers in Darfur, and concluding a comprehensive Darfur peace agreement with the major rebel factions and other groups that ensures the peaceful right of return of the three million people displaced by the Darfur genocide.

But just as the Obama administration needs to have a set of meaningful incentives on the table in response to peace in the South and Darfur, the U.S. must have an equally robust set of consequences prepared in case one of the parties plunges the country back to war.

Thank you for your consideration.

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1252 Thu Dec 02 16:13:19 EST 2010 Rod Downing Such precipitous times call for fully engaged, comprehensive, internationally-coordinated engagement to maximize opportunities for true peace for N & S Sudan & Darfur.
1251 Thu Dec 02 14:51:18 EST 2010 Anonymous
1250 Mon Nov 29 19:39:08 EST 2010 Nathalie Herbert
1249 Fri Nov 26 14:00:39 EST 2010 Lori Quay
1248 Mon Nov 22 16:25:11 EST 2010 Rob Cifelli
1247 Sun Nov 21 11:04:29 EST 2010 Louise Blume
1246 Sat Nov 20 03:58:13 EST 2010 Anonymous Further support and collaboration from the global community such as United Nations, European Union, African Union and China can help resolve the conflicts torward peace.
1245 Sat Nov 20 01:45:39 EST 2010 Kerry Farley
1244 Wed Nov 17 23:58:36 EST 2010 Anonymous
1243 Wed Nov 17 23:49:32 EST 2010 Anonymous
1242 Wed Nov 17 22:19:28 EST 2010 Anonymous
1241 Wed Nov 17 17:20:50 EST 2010 Anonymous
1240 Wed Nov 17 17:01:26 EST 2010 Barbara Scott
1239 Wed Nov 17 16:30:02 EST 2010 Moises Almaguer Help those in need
1238 Wed Nov 17 15:57:37 EST 2010 Josefina Figueira-McDonough1200
1237 Wed Nov 17 15:48:19 EST 2010 Anonymous
1236 Wed Nov 17 12:34:42 EST 2010 Anonymous
1235 Mon Nov 15 00:15:18 EST 2010 Mary Wood We have a power and a voice to do something; to sit by and do nothing would be a choice, and why choose to let a preventable catastrophe happen when so many have already suffered while those who could More....
1234 Fri Nov 12 00:05:38 EST 2010 Anonymous
1233 Wed Nov 10 20:04:13 EST 2010 Nicholas Geballe The genocidal Sudanese government has repeatedly reneged on its commitments, and the U.S. and other great powers have repeatedly failed to do more than make perfunctory, half-hearted protests, if that. More....
1232 Wed Nov 10 03:34:23 EST 2010 Jessica Goldstein
1231 Mon Nov 08 12:35:22 EST 2010 Gopa Okie
1230 Mon Nov 08 08:10:05 EST 2010 Bettina Bowers Schwan
1229 Sun Nov 07 17:15:18 EST 2010 Terryl Decker
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