Please check the current list of Resolution Sponsors on the AOH Website by clicking here
If your Congressperson has already signed, contact them to say thank you on behalf of the Hibernians
If not, please contact them; below are suggested steps.
Please read the suggested script below or determine what you wish to say in your own words before contacting your Congressional Representatives office to ensure that it is crisp and on point when you speak. You will only have a few minutes and must be focused and on topic.
Call your Congressional Representatives Office; the phone number can be found on their website or using the Congressional look-up tool on the AOH website https://aoh.com/political-education/elected-representative-lookup/
When you call, ask to speak to the aide who handles European Affairs
You will either be connected or asked to leave a message
Make your request that the Representative sign on to H.Res.888 – Expressing the hope for justice for the victims of Bloody Sunday, sponsored by Representative Keating of Massachusetts and cosponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.
At the conclusion, thank whom you are speaking to and request that someone follow up with you providing your name, phone number, and email
Hello, my name is (YOUR NAME), and I am a constituent of Representative (YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE) from (YOUR TOWN AND STATE). As an Irish American and member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, I ask that (YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE) you join your colleagues in signing a bipartisan resolution, H.Res.888 – Expressing the hope for justice for the victims of Bloody Sunday, sponsored by Congressman Keating of Massachusetts and cosponsored by Representative Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.
January 30th 2022 marked the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the unjustified killing of 14 innocent and unarmed men by British paratroopers during a civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland. Despite the admission by Prime Minister Cameron that British paratroopers had fired first, had fired on fleeing unarmed civilians, and shot and killed one man who was already wounded, Britain continues to deny the Bloody Sunday victims justice. Having stalled prosecutions for over half a century, the British government is now proposing to grant its forces one of the most sweeping amnesties in history for their action in Northern Ireland. This proposal has unified all elements of the Northern Ireland community, Loyalist and Republican, Catholic and Protestant, in condemnation and opposition.
If such a proposal for an amnesty for murder were made by a South American, Middle Eastern, African, or Asian Government, the U.S. would rightly be loud in its condemnation. We can not let a perceived “special relationship” now gag us in demanding justice for the dead who can no longer speak for themselves. Bloody Sunday is not a ‘historical issue’; the brothers, sisters, and children of the victims deserve answers and justice.
I ask that (YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE) please contact (see below) and ask to sign on to his letter opposing Britain’s proposed statute of limitations and the sanctioning of murder in the North of Ireland
Contact information to Add Name as Cosponsor
If Democrat substitute “ Congressman Keating’s aide Garrett Donovan (202) 225-3111”
If Republican substitute “Congressman Fitzpatrick’s aide Evan Schuler (202) 225-4276”