Big news for the anti-genocide movement!
Yesterday afternoon, Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a resolution calling for the development of an interagency genocide prevention strategy. The resolution is the result of extensive work by the anti-genocide community to develop a bipartisan consensus around genocide and mass atrocities prevention. Students have played an integral role in this process.
This resolution, based in the recommendations of the Genocide Prevention Task Force, is an important first step in the development of a coordinated U.S. government strategy to prevent and end genocide and mass atrocities. As the Genocide Intervention Network recently wrote on Facebook, this resolution will facilitate "long-term structural change" in the U.S. government’s approach to these issues.
Read the full text of the resolution here.