November 18, 2008
Dear President-Elect Obama,
The Damanga Coalition for Freedom and Democracy would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you in what has been a hard-fought campaign and an important victory for the United States of America. We are confident that you will take our country off its path of unilateralism and irresponsible economic risk, and return it to a rightful and stable place as the nation leading the free world and the bastion of hope for countries seeking democracy and liberty worldwide.
We would also like to join you in congratulating Senator John McCain, who, in all this, has not lost his extraordinary capacity to unite people and cultivate cooperation on the issues which matter most.
We would, however, also like to ask you to renew the commitment you have made to end the genocide in the Sudan. For too long the Sudanese people have been marginalized by an oppressive government which seeks to monopolize the country’s resources of wealth and power. We believe that your emerging administration will have the willpower and wherewithal to mitigate this conflict in a way that only America can, fostering peace while justly rebuking the perpetrators of war.
Mostly, Sir, we entreat you to use your best judgment. We wholeheartedly believe that you were chosen to be the 44th President of the United States for a meaningful reason, and that you can bring forth the change you have so soundly championed in your campaign. The challenges lie ahead, Mr. President-Elect. Please know that the Damanga Coalition stands firmly behind you.
With the best of regards,
The Damanga Coalition