During the early stages of the genocide in Rwanda, a human rights activist urged President Clinton’s National Security Advisor to take urgent action.
He said that people were not calling to express their concerns and that no action would be taken unless people made “more noise”.
Senator Paul Simon said 100 letters to each US Senator should have spurred the action necessary to stop the genocide.
The American people were silent, letters were not sent, phone calls were not made – and 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally butchered.
The United States and the international community did nothing to stop the atrocities! Because the American people remained silent.
Let us never be silent again. Organizing together, we can make more noise. We can call for humane action. We can make a real, positive difference. And we can live our lives knowing we did what we could.