Pride, Sadness, and Hope.

I’m proud today that Armenia’s, as descendents of genocide survivors, can give back in this small way ‘s helping to ensure that the terrible lessons of our experience can in some way ensure that such horrors are not again visited upon others.

Saddened that ‘s with such broad-based efforts, with such tremendous public awareness ‘s we are still witnessing ongoing slaughter in Sudan ‘s without, as has been the case for more than a century ‘s any meaningful intervention by the United States or the international community.

Hopeful because this campaign ‘s at this vital moment on the eve of the presidential elections ‘s leverages Save Darfur’s tremendous work to get the noble cause of ending this genocide high on the agenda of the next President from day one.

Hopeful that we can help reshape how American foreign policy views genocide and ‘s more broadly – our sacred role and our moral responsibility as our brother’s keeper.

Hopeful that we will, as a nation, begin to measures our strength not just in bullets, or barrels of oils, or bases, but in lives saved and suffering alleviated.

Hopeful that we bring our policies in line with our principles.

Because a Darfur policy that reflects the enduring values of the American people ‘s not short-term, narrow interests in Washington ‘s will be a policy that truly Protects civilians, works for a sustainable peace and deman’s true justice & accountability.

This is our chance. Now is our moment to show that ending genocide is not simply a moral issue or even simply a foreign policy issue ‘s but an electoral issue; An issue with a constituency;A cause with a base; a policy that matters to voters and that will impact outcomes on November 4th.

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