Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, an eight-term legislator from Dallas, Texas, is attacking U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide as a “one-sided” view of a “historic dispute.”
In a letter circulated on February 25th to all 434 of her House colleagues, she dismissed the Armenian Genocide as an “inter-communal war.”
The Congresswoman’s line of attack, long ago discredited by historians and genocide scholars, is a particularly toxic form of denial that seeks, without any basis in fact, to create parity between perpetrator and victim. Her letter attempts to equate the full force of the Ottoman Empire’s vast military with the unarmed and impoverished Armenian population destroyed by its brutal and systematic campaign of race extermination.
Please call her office to politely share your concerns.
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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson
Hello, my name is [FULL NAME] and I calling to say I’m troubled by the Congresswoman’s recent letter in opposition to Armenian Genocide recognition.
Her letter is factually wrong and morally flawed.
The Armenian Genocide is settled history. All serious genocide scholars have called on Congress to pass this measure. In fact, the only deniers left are the Turkish government and its Washington lobbyists.
The ability of genocidal regimes, like Sudan, to continue killing innocent people is strengthened every time America fails to take a stand against all genocides, past and present.
Please ask the Congresswoman to reconsider her stand.