CALL TO ACTION: FIX AND PASS S.RES. 292

Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD], has introduced a bill into the US Senate which addresses the conflict between Ambazonia and Cameroon. In our opinion, this bill has the strongest potential of passing and becoming law. It has many positive aspects, including a clear call to the government of Cameroon to “release human rights defenders, civil society activists, political prisoners, journalists, trade unionists, teachers, faith leaders and any other citizens who have been arbitrarily arrested and detained without trial or charge;...”

APOCS applauds this language, and unites with Sen. Cardin, Benjamin to achieve this goal. However, the bill also has some serious shortcomings and outright misrepresentations of the Ambazonian struggle. Therefore, we are calling on all US-based Ambazonians and allies to call on your Senator to FIX AND PASS S.RES. 292!!!

WHAT: Grassroots lobbying campaign to FIX AND PASS S.RES. 292 — SUGGESTED REVISIONS OF S.RES. 292 WITH REFERENCES AND EXPLANATORY ANNOTATIONS

WHO: All US-based Ambazonians and US-based Peace and Human Rights advocates, especially those residing in the districts of the bill’s co-sponsors.

WHERE: Action can be taken via email and phone, or by visiting your Senator’s local office or joining the .

CONTACT US TO VOLUNTEER AS THE ADVOCACY DAY CONTACT PERSON FOR YOUR STATE:
Phone: +1 571 732 2212
Email: info@ambazoniapocs.net

WHEN: The 1st Session of the 116th Congress has seven weeks left for the session to end during which time we want to get S.Res. 292 out of committee to the senate floor for passage.

WHY: We must respect and respond to the concern that the bill demonstrates for our community’s suffering, while at the same time being vigilant about clarifying facts about our struggle. It is time to demonstrate our commitment to the Force of Amba Argument!!!

HOW:
1- Download and review the attached outline of the fixes needed.
2- Send to your two Senators using the sample cover letters below, or a similar letter. Find Your Senators Here
3- Call or visit your Senator’s office after sending the attachment to make sure they have received and reviewed the suggestions.
4- Ask your family friends, colleagues to do the same.
5-Plan to join us at the US Capitol in Washington DC on October 30-31 for the first Ambazonia Advocacy Day.
6- Bring your questions and ideas to a Campaign Conference on Wednesday October 23, details below

SAMPLE COVER LETTER #1 — FOR CO-SPONSORS OF H.RES. 292
View Cosponsors Here

Dear Senator [SENATOR’S NAME]
Thank you very much for your work. My name is [YOUR NAME], and I am your constituent. I am writing with reference to S.Res.292, which concerns the the war of extermination being waged by the Cameroon government against the populations of the former United Nations Trust Territory of Southern Cameroons under United Kingdom Administration, also known as Ambazonia.
Thank you very much for signing onto this bill as a co-sponsor. As I’m sure you are aware, the urgency of this situation cannot be overstated and requires immediate international attention. I am eager to see the US Senate act on this matter, and S.Res.292 is a good start toward that. However, I have some significant concerns about the content of the bill that I would like to share with you. Please review the attached document and let me know your thoughts. I would be eager to discuss any questions you might have. Thank you very much for your service and for taking the time to consider this matter. I trust in our nation’s commitment to promoting democracy and human rights for all people, and am honored to be able to make this request to you.
Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME]
P.S. Please act quickly to fix and pass S.RES. 292! Many lives are at stake.

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SAMPLE COVER LETTER #2 — FOR ALL OTHERS
Dear Senator [SENATOR’S NAME]
Thank you very much for your work. My name is [YOUR NAME], and I am your constituent.I am writing with reference to S.Res.292, which concerns the the war of extermination being waged by the Cameroon government against the populations of the former United Nations Trust Territory of Southern Cameroons under United Kingdom Administration, also known as Ambazonia, which has affected more than 4 million people. The urgency of this situation cannot be overstated and requires immediate international attention. I am eager to see the US Senate act on this matter, and S.Res.292 is a good start toward that. However, I have some significant concerns about the content of the bill that I would like to share with you. Please review the attached document and let me know your thoughts. I would be eager to discuss any questions you might have. Thank you very much for your service and for taking the time to consider this matter. I trust in our nation’s commitment to promoting democracy and human rights for all people, and am honored to be able to make this request to you.
Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME]
P.S. Please act quickly to fix and pass S.RES. 292! Many lives are at stake.

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CONTACTS:
Phone: +1 571 732 2212
Email: info@ambazoniapocs.net
Twitter: @apocsnet

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Q&A ZOOM CONFERENCE CALL:
https://umn.zoom.us/j/223590862

Date: Wednesday 23 October 16, 2019,
Time: 6:00 PM EST (11:00 PM Amba time)
Expert Assistance from:
- Prof. Anyangwe
- Efi Tembon, Witness in the 2018 US Congressional Hearing on Cameroon
- Eben, Ambazonia Prisoners of Conscience Support Network organizer and researcher

Topic: ONLINE Q&A CONFERENCE CALL FOR FIX AND PASS S.RES. 292
https://umn.zoom.us/j/223590862

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