Later this month, Ethiopian-Americans holding a $100 per person fundraiser for Rep. Chris Smith to say thank you.
By NJ.com Auditor (NJ.com) |
Rep. Chris Smith won House Foreign Affairs Committee approval in July of a resolution highlighting human rights violations by the current government in Ethiopia and calling for punitive actions against those government officials carrying out the abuses.
“For the past 12 years, my staff and I have visited Ethiopia, spoken with Ethiopian officials, talked to a wide variety of members of the Ethiopia diaspora and discussed the situation in Ethiopia with advocates and victims of government human rights violations,” said Smith, R-4th Dist.
“Our efforts are not a response merely to government critics, but rather a realistic assessment of the urgent need to end very damaging and in some cases inexcusable actions by the government or those who act as their agents.”
Ethiopian-Americans are ready to say thank you.
They’re holding a $100 per person fundraiser for the lawmaker in Washington later this month.
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