Let go of always falling back on the notion that someone else will take care of it.
Do something today to make the world a better place. Or at least a less bad place for the folks who have it worst.
Here's a good place to start to find some of those most in need of our attention and help: Committee on Conscience has information on current and potential human rights disasters. The most critical one right now is Darfur.
Six things you can do to help prevent genocide
- KEEP INFORMED. Find out more about what is going on. Your gateway to more information is our Web site www.committeeonconscience.org.
- CONTACT THE MEDIA. Write
a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or to other news outlets
to comment on their coverage of Darfur or to express your views about
the importance of public attention to the story.
- COMMUNICATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT. Tell your government representatives your views and concerns about events in Darfur.
- SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS. Find out more about relief organizations mounting efforts to help civilians affected by the crisis. They may have ideas of ways you can help. See the Committee on Conscience Web site for a link to listings of relief organizations operating in Darfur.
- GET ENGAGED IN YOUR COMMUNITY. Talk
about Darfur to your friends, family, members of organizations you
belong to, and coworkers—help spread the word. Look for groups within
your community who may also be working to help address the crisis.
Schools, churches, synagogues, mosques, and groups across the country
are making a difference.
- SUPPORT THE MUSEUM. Help sustain the ongoing efforts of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to draw attention to what is happening in Darfur. Send a donation through the website.
Your voice can make a difference.
Do not be silent.