Many thanks to our member, David Fleck, who sent out the following plea to his Facebook friends:
URGENT ACTION ALERT
The Ugandan Parliament is currently debating the Kill The Gays Bill, which would literally execute LGBT Ugandans and imprison their friends, families, doctors, priests/pastors, etc. They are trying to pass it in the NEXT DAY OR TWO.
We need to let Uganda know that they cannot write the genocide of its LGBT citizens into law under the cover of darkness. The whole world is watching, the whole world is justifiably outraged, and the whole world will hold them accountable for their actions.
We need your help to apply pressure NOW. Please call, write and fax the Ugandan Ambassador to the United States:
His Excellency Professor Perezi K. Kamunanwire
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Tel: (202) 726 4758
Fax: (202) 726 1727
Call, write or fax ANY TIME beginning RIGHT NOW and continuing until you hear that the bill has been dropped! Tell the Ambassador that the United States and the world are watching the developments in his country, and will not sit idly by while Uganda commits genocide against its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens and their families, friends, and supporters. Tell him you don’t know how America could possibly justify maintaining diplomatic relations or providing any aid whatsoever to a country intent upon murdering its own LGBT citizens. Remind him that civilized people all around the world will shun any country that threatens to put to death its LGBT citizens.
IN ADDITION, please sign EACH OF THESE PETITIONS:
- AVAAZ.org: over half a million have signed worldwide as I write this.
- ALL OUT.org: Over 200,000 at this hour.
IF YOU LIVE IN WASHINGTON, DC:
- GetEQUAL will be protesting at the Embassy of the Republic of Uganda in Washington, DC, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 10 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
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