You have to hand it to Sudan Now. In August, the coalition of Sudan activist groups bought full page ads in two Martha’s Vinyard newspapers while the Obamas vacationed there. Now, as the president and his top staff embark on tour of Asia, Sudan Now has launched a Facebook ad campaign targeting Facebook users who are part of the “EOP Staff” and the “Obama for America” Facebook groups. Obama for America is Obama’s campaign group and “EOP” is Washington-ease for the Executive Office of the President, which includes everything from the National Security Council to the White House Office of Management and Budget.
China is a major economic partner with Sudan, and Sudan Now wants Obama to take up human rights issues during his conversations with Chinese leaders and “encourage China to use its position of influence to back real consequences for those who continue to attack civilians, block life-saving aid and undermine peace.”
The new ads will run on these two Facebook networks for the duration of the President’s China visit.