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Enough Project Applauds President’s Promotions of Susan Rice and Samantha Power
The Enough Project applauds President Obama’s appointment of Ambassador Susan Rice to lead the National Security Staff and his nomination of Samantha Power to replace Rice as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
John Prendergast, Co-founder of the Enough Project, states:
“Two extremely committed public servants will be assuming two of the most important positions with an ability to affect human rights and peace around the world. President Obama could not have chosen two more effective advocates for human rights and human dignity. Susan Rice and Samantha Power will have a tremendous impact on America's ability to effect positive change in the places where people are hurting the most.”
Mark Quarterman, Director of Research for the Enough Project, states:
“Both Susan Rice and Samantha Power are taking up these significant responsibilities with backgrounds steeped in human rights and direct knowledge of past successes and failures in preventing genocide and other mass atrocities. They are intimately aware of the strengths and weaknesses of the international system, especially the United Nations, in protecting civilians in the midst of violent conflict. We congratulate them on their appointments to these positions for which they are so well prepared.”
John C. Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Enough Project, states:
“The appointments of these two strong leaders demonstrate President Obama’s conviction that atrocity prevention is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States. Both are committed to building an effective global system of atrocity prevention and will no doubt make that a high priority in their new positions. We look forward to working with them to advance a robust anti-atrocity and human rights agenda.”
The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.
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