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Upcoming US House of Representatives Vote on H.Res 128 (Ginbot 7)

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Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy

March 23, 2018

For Immediate Release

Patriotic Ginbot 7 Movement for Unity and Democracy would like to extend its heartfelt gratitude to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy for scheduling H.Res 128 for the House vote on April 9, 2018. We would also like to thank Rep. Christopher Smith, Chairman of the House subcommittee on Africa for sponsoring H.Res 128 “Supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia”. Our thanks also go to Ranking Member Karen Bass and ALL the co-sponsors of the resolution.

We would like to specially thank Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) for his hard work and tireless effort on behalf of his Ethiopian-American constituency who brought us to this point. Ethiopian-Americans across this great land and Ethiopians at home are truly indebted to Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado.

We strongly believe that the passage of H.Res 128 will send a strong message to the Ethiopian regime that has declared a draconian State of Emergency (SoE) for the second time in two years. The SoE has put the country under a military control inflaming the political crisis that will most certainly lead Ethiopia and the region into prolonged instability unless the Ethiopian regime is forced to terminate the SoE and seek a political solution for the crisis and the future of the country with all stakeholders.

Ethiopians abroad demand that Human Rights is respected in Ethiopia. House Resolution 128 will also give moral support to the Ethiopian people who are single-mindedly determined to transition Ethiopia from dictatorship to democracy and peace in order to have their full say in how their country is governed. We strongly believe that H.Res 128 will be an affirmation of the strong historical ties between Ethiopia and the United States established over one hundred years ago by President Teddy Roosevelt.

As the most populous regional power in the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia will always remain a strong ally of the United States sharing the common objective of peace, stability and economic development in Ethiopia and in the geopolitically strategic Horn of Africa.

Justice, liberty, and Unity for the people of Ethiopia!

Contact: foreign@patriotg7.org

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