Letter of Congratulation from Our Supporters
CONGRATULATORY STATEMENTS PRESENTED TO
ETHIOPIANS AND ETHIOPIAN AMERICANS IN MASSACHUSETTS ON FOR THEIR SUCCESS IN PASSING A RESOLUTION IN THE MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MEMORIALIZING CONGRESS TO DEMAND THAT ETHIOPIA MEET ITS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Congratulations Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans in Massachusetts!
You have become the first Ethiopian group in the United States to get an Ethiopia human rights resolution passed in any state legislature. We are all mighty proud of your achievements.
As I contemplate your achievement today, I thought of the first English settlers who came to present day Massachusetts in 1620 aboard a ship called the Mayflower seeking religious freedom. Many of you came to Massachusetts in the 1970s from a city called New Flower (Addis Ababa) seeking education, and to escape socialist tyranny.
Today, the children of the Mayflower and the children of the New Flower have made history by passing the a human rights resolution in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to demand observance of human rights conventions in Ethiopia. But in 1641, as you have done in 2007, in the Massachusetts Body of Liberties, the original settlers made similar demands and secured for themselves the fundamental liberties that all Americans enjoy today. So, what you have done in the Massachusetts House of Representatives today is truly historic.
Thank you for being a great example for all Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans from New York to California, from Minnesota to Texas and from sea to shining to hold hands in brotherhood and sisterhood with our American compatriots and march in the cause of freedom, democracy and human rights in Ethiopia.
You have indeed raised the bar, but we will surely strive to follow in your footsteps in every state legislature! We say: “IF YOU CAN DO IT, SO CAN WE ALL IN OUR RESPECTIVE STATES.”?
Congratulations and many thanks for your dedication and commitment to human rights in Ethiopia.
On behalf of Coalition for H.R.2003 we would like to congratulate Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans in Massachusetts for their role in getting a resolution on human rights passed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Your work in the Massachusetts legislature is exemplary and should be duplicated by all Ethiopian-Americans residing in the other 49 States.
On behalf of Ethiopian community in Sweden and myself, I would like to congratulate Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans in Massachusetts for their role in getting a resolution on human rights passed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Your work in the Massachusetts legislature will inspire many of us to try similar efforts in our states. Great job.
With best regards,