Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Blog

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine introduced a resolution in support of the Egyptian people yesterday, expressing solidarity with their struggle for democracy and human rights. AAI President Jim Zogby, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the DNC, then moved the resolution and spoke on its behalf. The text of the resolution speaks for itself, so we’ll just leave you with it:

Resolution in Support of the People of Egypt

WHEREAS, the people of Egypt in January took to the streets in a series of ongoing, non-violent demonstrations in favor of democratic reform; and 

WHEREAS, the crowds of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square and across the city of Cairo came from all walks of life, but were united by the simple desire for universal human rights; and 

WHEREAS, those human rights include the right to peaceful assembly, the right to free speech, and the ability of a people to choose their own destiny, rights which should belong not only to the people of Egypt but to all the people of the world; and

WHEREAS, Americans across the country celebrated with the Egyptian people as their demands for greater democracy were answered and a transition of that country’s leadership began; and 

WHEREAS, peoples across the Middle East and around the globe are engaged in similar struggles to secure greater democracy and increased human rights; 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Democratic National Committee supports democracy and human rights around the world and applauds all those who have demonstrated and are demonstrating peacefully for their democratic rights; and 

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Democratic National Committee embraces the efforts of freedom loving people around the world to secure a freer and more democratic future for themselves and their children.

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