Sunday, July 24, 2005

Help New Jersey Divest From Sudan

The American Anti-Slavery Group's spiffy Web site currently features a campaign for something I hadn't read about in the local news—to persuade N.J. Gov. Richard Codey to sign legislation already on his desk that would remove the state's investments from Sudan.

Sudan is a state sponsor of terror and, as a recent National Review Online article noted, divestment campaigns can make a difference. The Sudan Activism Blog has more information about the country's atrocities, as well as praise for Condoleezza Rice, who urged Sudan's government last week to put an end to rape in its displaced-persons camps.