WASHINGTON–DC–Senator Robert Torricelli has introduced legislation (S.Res.307) recognizing the 15th anniversary of US implementation of the Genocide Convention.
The resolution praises the participation of the United States in this Convention as a "principled stand" by the American people "toward ensuring that the lessons of the Holocaust–the Armenian Genocide–the genocides in Cambodia and Rwanda–among others–will be used to help prevent future genocides."
"We welcome the introduction of this legislation and encourage all Americans to call on their Senators to cosponsor S.Res.307," said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian.
"As Armenian Americans – as descendants of those who survived the fires of the Armenian Genocide – we have a moral obligation to do all that we can to strengthen our national resolve to ensure that the horrors of genocide are never again visited upon any people."
S.Res.307 specifically notes that despite the international community’s consensus against genocide–"denial of past instances of genocide continues and many thousands of innocent people continue to be victims of genocide."
Below is an action alert in support of the GR S.Res.307. A letter was sent from ANCA to 30+ of the leading community organizations asking them to add their name to the list of organizations supporting this measure.
Our goal now is to aggressively press Senators to cosponsor S.Res.307 and to build up our cosponsor list. We need strong leadership–constant outreach to chapters and activists–and broad-based involvement by our regional and local teams. Persistence will be the key. Take Action Ask your US Senators to Cosponsor S.Res.307. Send a free ANCA WebFax from ANCA’s website at www.anca.org. Send an ANCA WebFax. Ask your two US Senators to cosponsor S.Res.307. Call your US Senators: Call your Senators and ask him/her to support legislation recognizing the Armenian Genocide. (See phone script at www.anca.org). To learn who represents you in the Senate–visit the ANCA website and enter your ZIP Code. To call your two Senators–dial the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121 and ask for your Senator.