Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Avaaz: 24 hours to stop Uganda's anti-gay bill!

Pictured above: Avaaz friend David Kato, brutally murdered in Uganda 2 months ago.


In 24 hours, the Ugandan Parliament may vote on a brutal new law that carries the death penalty for homosexuality. Thousands of Ugandans could face execution -- just for being gay.

We've helped stop this bill before, and we can do it again. After a massive global outcry last year, Ugandan President Museveni blocked the bill's progress. But political unrest is mounting in Uganda, and religious extremists in Parliament are hoping confusion and violence in the streets will distract the international community from a second push to pass this hate-filled law. We can show them that the world is still watching. If we block the vote for two more days until Parliament closes, the bill will expire forever.

We have no time to lose. Let’s get to one million voices against Uganda's gay death penalty in the next 24 hours -- sign now then spread the word about this campaign!

Do more to help

If you've signed and spread the word, click here to call your Head of State to take immediate action to help stop the anti-homosexuality bill.

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