The U.S. House of Representatives passed resolution 1008 condemning the persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran. It passed with a vote of 408 for to 3 against on Friday August 1, 2008. For a breakdown in votes as well as the complete text of the resolution please click here. There were 56 co-sponsors of this bipartisan resolution including our Congressman, Jim Moran of VA-8. Representative Wolf, from Virginia’s 10th district stated the following concerning H Res. 1008:
“I am pleased to join a bipartisan group of my colleagues as a cosponsor of this important resolution, and I hope its passage will send a strong message to the Iranian government that the United States Congress will always stand in solidarity with the persecuted people of the world.”
His full statement can be accessed here.
It is so important that at a time when attacks against the Bahá’ís in Iran have increased, when the entire national leadership is being held incommunicado, homes, cars and individuals are being targeted in arson attacks, here in the US we are able to shed a light on the situation, to stand up for human rights and speak out for those who are unable to have their voices heard in their own homeland. To all those who voted in favor of this resolution~ Thank you!
To read more about the background of this resolution please click here.