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CoolOnion Donating Member (860 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-07-10 04:48 PM
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12. Resolution supporting re-unification of Ireland
For one brief unselfish moment in U.S. history, we helped broker the Good Friday Agreement in Ireland. The transfer of power from England to Northern Ireland is still ongoing; activists like me who worked on the Good Friday Agreement campaign are introducing this resolution at their precinct caucuses in as many states as we can. This one passed at my precinct convention; if you know someone on Resolutions Committee, let them know this is coming, it's an important show of support for this ongoing peacemaking effort, it's a special project of mine, and I'd appreciate any help getting it "up the chain":
WHEREAS, the logic of history, international law, human rights and peace dictate the reunification of the island of Ireland, and the reality of the moment -- in the Good Friday Agreement and the development of the All-Ireland institutions of governance -- attest to this momentum; and

WHEREAS, in the past the U.S. House and Senate has strongly endorsed passage and implementation of the Good Friday Agreement among the previously warring parties, in part because of the dedication of President William Jefferson Clinton, his administration, and Senator George Mitchell in seeing it to fruition; and

WHEREAS, the contribution of the Irish-born, and Irish Americans to this state, nation, and the Democratic Party are legion;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Texas Democratic Party strongly supports Irish Reunification and urges both the State Legislature and the Texas Democratic Congressional delegation to support all peaceful actions that support the final reunification of the island of Ireland by all electoral and diplomatic means necessary; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Democratic members of the Texas Congressional Delegation, the Democratic members of the State Legislature, the President and Vice President of the United States and the U.S. Secretary of State.
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