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Sam Brownback links [(Christianity Today) Hotel Sudan isn't a film yet:][1] Human-rights activists call the situation in Sudan a "genocide in slow motion." But it has not captured the public's imagination even though the compelling film Hotel Rwanda provides a fresh reminder about genocide. After a recent visit to Sudan, Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., said, "I have seen with my own eyes the crisis of Darfurian refugees, who are being forgotten by much of the world." [(TownHall.com) Conservatives Press for Confirmation of Janice Rogers Brown:][2] Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Bishop Harry Jackson say (Janice Rogers) Brown deserves a "fair, up-or-down vote" by the full Senate. But so far, Democrats won't let that happen. Brown's nomination is one of seven that the Democrats are filibustering. ... On Sunday, Brown gave a speech to Roman Catholic legal professionals in Connecticut. She warned, "These are perilous times for people of faith -- not in the sense that we are going to lose our lives, but in the sense that it will cost you something if you are a person of faith who stands up for what you believe in and say those things out loud."Jerry Moran links [(Press Release) Companies Launch New U.S.-Cuba Trade Association:][3] More than thirty companies, state agencies, and organizations from 19 states announced today the official formation of the U.S.-Cuba Trade Association (USCTA). ... The Association has pledged support for S. 328, the Agricultural Export Facilitation Act of 2005, sponsored by U.S. Senators Larry Craig (R-ID), Max Baucus (D-MT.), and 28 other cosponsor and the same bill in the House HR. 719 by Jerry Moran (R-Ks) which would open more trade with Cuba. How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.][4] [1]: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/005/21.26.html [2]: http://www.townhall.com/news/politics/200504/POL20050426a.shtml [3]: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/04-26-2005/0003486809&EDATE= [4]: http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed


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