There is exactly one month left until the South Sudanese Referendum. In 31 days, Sudan will hold a historic election to determine if South Sudan will become an independent country.
Thanks to your support this year, Stand Canada has spent the months leading up to the election reminding the Canadian government that we care about the future of Sudan. We have met with Members of Parliament, submitted petitions, and sent letters and emails. Hundreds of calls have been made to 1-800-Genocid(e) reminding the Canadian government that we care.
Our efforts have not gone unnoticed. Members of Parliament have answered our calls and emails, contacted us about our petitions, and listened to witnesses about the importance of the upcoming referendum. The Government of Canada recently announced funding upgrades to the Southern Sudan Police to ensure a peaceful referendum process. Our efforts have ensured that Sudan stays on the Canadian government’s list of things to address in the coming year.
This holiday season, I ask that you continue to support our efforts by giving a gift to Stand Canada. Your donation will keep our advocacy efforts alive by helping to ensure our 1-800-Genocid(e) hotline continues to run in 2011. As a volunteer-driven advocacy organization, one hundred percent of your donation will be used for our advocacy tools and resources for our members to continue to meet with MPs and make action against genocide a priority. Please click here to donate directly.
Better yet, start your own Stand Gift Campaign to reach out to friends and family. If 10 of us raise $50 this holiday season, we can keep 1-800-Genocid(e) running for over a month; if 100 supporters do it, we can keep it running for over a year.
Not sure how? It’s easy! To start your own Gift campaign, go to www.pincgiving.com. Register, and create your own pledge page. Enter in your details to create a campaign – make sure to choose Stand Canada as your organization and http://www.standcanada.org as the website! You can set your goal to whatever you like – I set mine to $100. Share the link on Facebook, Twitter, and via email. Keep us updated on your progress! As thanks, we will feature the top fundraisers in our newsletters and blog.
These small steps of support are what Stand Canada is all about. Thank you for supporting Stand Canada’s efforts – together, we can ensure that 2011 is a year which brings peace to Sudan.
Wishing you all a peaceful holiday season,