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KAVC sends out Support Letter to 109th Congress

by kace

September 14, 2006
Representative [Name]
[Address 1]
Washington, DC 20515

RE: Support for H.Res.759: Calling on the Government of Japan to acknowledge and accept responsibility for forcing women and girls (known to the world as “comfort women”) into sexual slavery during the World War II era.

Dear Representative [Name] :

On behalf of the Korean American community and all the victims of Japanese war crimes, we write with great urgency to bring your attention to the above mentioned House Resolution which was passed out of the Committee on International Relations on September 13.

As you may know:
1. The “comfort women” tragedy was one of the largest cases of human trafficking in the 20th century against women as young as 13 years old who were either abducted from their homes or lured into sexual servitude under false pretenses;
2. Japanese Government officials praised the removal of the term “comfort women” from Japanese textbooks to minimize the “comfort women” tragedy and other atrocities, and distort the Japanese role in war crimes during World War II;
3. Japan never conducted even an investigation or prosecution of its war criminals, nor did it offer any official compensation to individual victims; and
4. Japan is not committed to democracy since it still refuses to acknowledge the country’s legal responsibility for the victims of war crimes committed during World War II.

As the 109th Congress is wrapping up its legislative activities, I strongly urge you to bring H.Res.759 to the House Floor on suspension at the earliest time possible. You must help us tell the government of Japan, a friend and ally of the United States, to finally acknowledge and accept responsibility for its aforementioned war crimes.

Please note that not only the Korean American community, but all supporters of human rights are prepared to use this opportunity to send a strong message to the House of Representatives that their support in this fall’s elections depends on your vigorous promotion to bring this resolution to the House Floor. For the foregoing reasons, we respectfully ask that you not only recognize the importance of this issue, but also give your full support for H.Res.759 and rally support from your colleagues in Washington as well.

Should you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact our New York office at 718-961-4117 or kavc@koreanvoter.com.

Thank you in advance for your full support for H. Res. 759.

Respectfully,

David H. Chung Dong-suk Kim
Chair of the Advisory Board Executive Director
* kavc님에 의해서 게시물 이동되었습니다 (2008-07-29 05:51)


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