Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Brownback, Obama & Darfur

As Melissa Rogers relates here, at least 2 U.S. presidential candidates, one from each major political party, are showing some true integrity in matters of human rights.  Sen.  Sam Brownback (R-KS) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) have both sold off millions of dollars in mutual funds in order to avoid investing in any companies that do business with Sudan until the genocide in Sudan’s Darfur region is ended.  When concern for human rights reaches a politician’s personal pocketbook, you know they actually get the point.  Melissa asks the most pertinent question:  Will any of the other candidates follow suit? Will they take steps to prevent any campaign contributions coming from such businesses?  Let’s ask them. Let’s go to their various websites and pose just that question–and then ask the question publicly in letters to editors of local papers.


May 17, 2007 - Posted by | economic justice, human rights., U.S. politics

1 Comment

  1. I was expressing to a work colleague last night how very much I hope Barak Obama gets the Democratic nomination. He’s the first candidate I’ve ever been excited, really truly excited, about voting for.

    Comment by kay | May 19, 2007

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