1 April 2010 Edition
U.S. legislatures back United Ireland
Noting that the Good Friday Agreement expressly provides for achieving a united Ireland through purely democratic and peaceful means, the legislature affirmed its strong support for the “peaceful advancement of the final reunification of Ireland by all electoral and diplomatic means necessary.” The legislature stipulated that the resolution be immediately transmitted to the President and Vice President of the United States, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
A similar resolution sailed through the New Jersey General Assembly on 15 March, passing by a stunning 77-0 vote. A.R.317 stated, “[t]he time has come to end the partition of Ireland in favour of a united, sovereign nation that guarantees equal rights and equal opportunities for all its citizens”.
Fittingly, on St. Patrick’s Day, the city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, joined San Francisco; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Syracuse; Cleveland; Rockland County, New York; The California Democratic Party; The San Francisco Labor Council; and Veterans for Peace in support of Irish reunification.