Sunday, June 26, 2011

Durban III not welcomed in New York

It is not everyday that state and/or city governments take on situations that are national in scope; however, I am proud that my local city councilman Lew Fidler has taken on such an important issue. On April 6, 2011, Councilman Lew Fidler introduced Res. 762 (click here to read the the full resolution) which, as states in the title is a "Resolution calling upon the United Nations to either cancel or relocate the Durban III conference, currently scheduled to convene in New York City in September, 2011 and if the conference does occur calling upon President Obama to boycott it and for the City to afford it no accommodation other than that which is necessary to protect the public." As of this writing, the resolution is in committee (click here to see the progress of this resolution). 

Make sure to not only call to thank Coucilman Fidler, but I ask my fellow New Yorkers to call their State Senators and Assembly members to ask them to act against this forum for anti-Semitism (for those of you who do not know about why this conference should not welcomed in New York, click here to read about the "Durban II" conference). If you do not know who you representative is in either or both houses, click here to find your New York State Senator and click here for your member in the New York State Assembly. 

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