Coalition for H.R. 2003 Endorses Barack Obama for President of the United States – Coalition for H.R. 2003

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American foreign policy in Africa over the past one-half decade has vacillated on a pendulum of confusion and ineptitude. Nowhere has this fact been more magnified than in the Horn of Africa. The irrefutable evidence is that the current U.S. administration has sleepwalked its way through the Darfur catastrophe and botched the job in Somalia through its proxy regime, and is now muddling through the Kenya fiasco. Due to the inept foreign policy of the current administration, more people in Africa today mistrust and fear the United States than at any time in the past several decades. (more…)

American foreign policy in Africa over the past one-half decade has vacillated on a pendulum of confusion and ineptitude. Nowhere has this fact been more magnified than in the Horn of Africa. The irrefutable evidence is that the current U.S. administration has sleepwalked its way through the Darfur catastrophe and botched the job in Somalia through its proxy regime, and is now muddling through the Kenya fiasco. Due to the inept foreign policy of the current administration, more people in Africa today mistrust and fear the United States than at any time in the past several decades.

It is high time for a fundamental change in U.S. foreign policy in Africa, and particularly in Ethiopia. It is time for the U.S. to abandon its support of African dictators, and pursue policies that uplift and advance the people of Africa. It is the right time for America to change its policy of support for a regime in Ethiopia that disregards human rights, disdains freedom, flouts the rule of law and sneers at freedom. It is time for an American president who will stand up for human rights in Ethiopia, and demand of those who violate human righst to stand down!

The Coalition for H.R. 2003 believes Senator Barack Obama is the one man who is uniquely situated to understand the profound suffering of the African people, and empathise with their deepest hopes and yearing for freedom. His vision for America is to to use the great American ideals to conquer the hearts and minds of the people of the world, and not to build up vicious dictators to use American military and economic aid to repress their citizens.

We endorse Senator Obama for president because we believe he is the candidate best able to address the human rights needs of the Ethiopian people. We believe he understands our situation better than any other candidate in the pack. He knows what it means to have the peoples’ voices stolen. Just a few weeks ago, the presidential election in his father’s country was stolen. He understands what it means to be deprived of human and civil rights. His mother was a tireless advocate for civil rights, and he has spent much of his professional life organizing and defending the rights of the poor, the voiceless and the dispossesed. Senator Obama also understands what it means to be weak and powerless in society, because not so long ago, he had experienced firsthand the inequalities of race and class.

Though we believe Senator Obama will pursue a policy mutually beneficial to America and Africa, we are not unmindful of his historic presidential bid. We agree with Seneator Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy that Barack Obama is the only presidential contender since John F. Kennedy who has demonstrated the same combination of vision, charisma, hope and thoughtfulness that will overcome an ugly tradition of bigotry older than the American Republic. In much the same way as John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama today inspires Americans in all walks of life. He reaches the hearts and minds of the young and old, the black, white, brown and yellow, the poor and rich, and the urban, suburban and rural residents.

The Coalition for H.R. 2003 unreservedly endorses Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States. The Coalition urges all Ethiopian Americans to support Senator Obama with their votes, time, money and efforts. Senator Obama said it is time for a CHANGE in America. For Ethiopian Americans that change begins with enactment of H.R. 2003.
Let’s join hands and help elect Senator Barack Obama, President of the United States.

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For Immediate Release
February 4, 2008

  1. | #1

    Barack, may you remain Blessed!May the Lord give you the courage you need!May He make you a true,selfless and devouted servant of your people!May your creater illuminate your path and quicken your conscience to be an inspiring leader guiding not just America but the world by the force of your truth and moral example.May you win this election to realise all these and more! May you stay Baruch,Beruk,
    Barack!!!

  2. Mekele
    | #2

    Who endorse Barack Obama? Kinijit…KK KKKK KK!
    There is a very good Amharic saying which goes like” Eras saytena gotena”.

    I am 100% sure if Obama gets this fax he will say who the f… are these people.Get lost!!!

    Long live woyane!!!!!!!!!

  3. Mola
    | #3

    It is Humiliated we Ethiopian begging American to interfere in to our internal mater. we used to defeat any foreign force with our seeking any one but now we are begging.
    IS America replaced our God? We now Ethiopia is the second embracing Christian country. We used to pray to get the answer form God for what ever our problem. But now our God became USA. God we don’t know what we are doing please don’t look at our sin.
    Please people in America come to your mind. There is no impossible for God if you think we have problem just seek our almighty God.
    I really don’t understand why your mind stuck with this HR 2003. Forget about it.
    God Bless Ethiopia

  4. Aha!
    | #4

    For Ethiopia and other African countries a fundumental change in US foreign policy and other western nations is important. HR 2003 is the legislature that makes it happen. It is the right of the tax payers to call for its passage and endorse candidate that is likely to make it happen. Although I am not sure which of the two candidates will urge the passage of HR2003.

    I also do not belong to Coalition for HR 2003,I am a supporter of HR 2003. I believe once it passes either one of them into law if it passes the Senate. However, that by itself does not bring about the funumental foreign policy change for Ethiopia and other African countries. It is huge one that spans from Pakistan to Mogadiso.
    To side with Sen. Obama is tantamount to lumping sen. Clinton candidacy with the current
    adminstration.
    I suggest you are better off asking us to vote for Demcrats, but as a coalition you may endorse whom ever you choose.

  5. | #5

    hi every one my comment about taking the side in one direction because of popularity of obama if we think he is gone be the next president of America i think it is wrong view it can be hillery who knows we better be moderate not to involve. for sure i think hillery will win at the end it seem to me the race is neck to neck we better see
    the final.

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