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Senate Genocide Prevention Resolution Building Momentum

As Congress moves towards its electoral recess, the Senate’s genocide prevention resolution is gaining momentum. Introduced on August 5 by Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Susan Collins (R-ME), S.Con.Res. 71 is an important first step in the development of a coordinated U.S. government strategy to prevent and end genocide and mass atrocities. 

As of this morning, S.Con.Res. 71 boasts 11 co-sponsors, including eight Democrats, two Republicans, and one Independent. In order to facilitate the resolution’s passage before the next Congress, S.Con.Res. 71 will require greater bipartisan support. This is a critical moment for the movement to prevent and end genocide and mass atrocities. The resolution, which is based on the recommendations of the Genocide Prevention Task Force, will facilitate "long-term structural change" in the U.S. government’s approach to genocide and mass atrocities prevention.

Check your Senator’s support for genocide and mass atrocities prevention here, and contact your Outreach Coordinator about further opportunities for legislative advocacy in support of S.Con.Res. 71.


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