Members of the U.S Congress.#H.Res128 #S.Res168.
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The Honorable William “Mac”Thornberry
Chairman,House Armed Services Committee
2208 Ray burn HOB,Washington,DC20515
Re:H.Res.128:Supporting Respect for Human Rights and Encouraging Inclusive Governance in Ethiopia.
On behalf of the Ethiopian community in south Africa , we would like to thank all the members of the Foreign Relations Committees of the United States Congress who voted for House Resolution 128, "Supporting respect for human rights and inclusive governance in Ethiopia,” and Senate Resolution 168, "A resolution supporting respect for human rights and encouraging inclusive governance in Ethiopia."
We are very pleased that the two resolutions are now ready for consideration by the full House. We are also encouraged by the support that the two resolutions are already getting from both chambers.
Ethiopian community association in south Africa have waited expectantly for a long time for the United States Congress to act in the face of the notorious crimes against humanity and corruption of the Ethiopian dictatorship.
With your support for these bills, Ethiopia will finally have a chance to become a stable and prosperous democracy. Your concern for the people of Ethiopia, and not merely for the tiny, unelected clique holding them hostage at gunpoint, will help build a stronger and more effective partner for the United States.
The theft by Ethiopia’s senior leadership and its business cronies of an amount exceeding all US financial assistance, rendering American aid programs little more than a transfer of the US taxpayer’s money to private bank accounts and luxury properties, has been well-publicized in major Western media such as the Washington Post and Forbes. This flagrant and egregious abuse of the US taxpayer continues while the famines get larger every few years and the war against terror in the region continues to slip.
The Ethiopian regime uses lobbying firms paid from the country's meager resources to continue this fraud against the American people with fabricated economic data, claims of sovereignty and even threats to cease cooperation in the fight against terrorism. We are confident that your honorable institution will see the hollowness of these arguments.
We therefore petition you, in the name of our tortured people, to support HR 128 and SR 168.
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