Call to action
Ethiopian-American Civic Council in Colorado (EACC) & Ethiopian Advocacy Network (EAN) are launching a major campaign urging our elected representatives to support H.Res.128 “Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.”
Our sole and exclusive concern is passage of H.Res 128 which is waiting final floor action in the House.
It is important to add your voice to the campaign by asking your Representative for his/her support. Please help us spread the word to Ethiopian-American friends and family to join this campaign and take action.
We look forward to working together with the large Ethiopian Diaspora community to ensure the passage of H.Res.128 in the U.S. Congress.
Here are 3 simple steps to follow:
- Click here to locate your congressional representative by zip code: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ Get their email address and phone number.
- Check to see if your representative in Congress has cosponsored the HR128: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-resolution/128/cosponsors
- If your representative has not cosponsored HR128, please send the letter below on your representative’s webpage.
እባክዎት የሚከተለውን መልእክት ኮፒ በማድረግ ወደ ተወካይዎት ኢሜይል ይላኩ
The Honorable ________________
United States House of Representatives
City, State, Zip
RE: H.R. 128: “Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia.”
Dear Representative: ________________
I am writing as a constituent in your district to urge you to vote for H.Res. 128: Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia introduced by Representative Christopher Smith (R-NJ)) on 02/15/2017. As of today, H.Res.128 has 81 co-sponsors from both parties and has a great deal of support from across the political spectrum. H.Res.128 passed the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (HFAC) with unanimous support on 07/27/2017
H.Res. 128 is an important step toward ending the deteriorating political conditions in Ethiopia and put the country on the path to peace and democracy. H.Res.128 recognizes that a stable, prosperous and democratic Ethiopia will be a stabilizing force for the Horn of Africa and critical in serving the long term U.S. interests in Ethiopia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
It is important that our country continue to be a leader in the world on democracy and human rights issues. As my representative in Congress, I request that you vote in support of H.Res. 128 and do all you can to further support efforts in human rights and democracy promotion in Ethiopia.
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