Thursday, October 07, 2010

Votes that will Save Lives on November 2

As I have spent time on Capitol Hill pressing my human rights efforts, I have been fortunate to gather support from Democrats and Republicans, Conservatives and Liberals. It shows that people still recognize those values that unite Americans regardless of party or ideology. With the 2011 election nearing--and the need for effective action to save Bengali Hindus growing every day--it is critical for us to support those candidates whose election will save lives, prevent rapes, and stop the expansion of our worst enemies in South Asia.

Some supporters--like Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), Congressman Eric Cantor (R-VA), Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-PA), and Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ)--deserve our support but are well ahead of their opponents. Others are in close races and need the vote of everyone who cares about human rights and wants to stop the murder of Bangladeshi Hindus. Their principled actions make them deserving of our support: Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL), running for the US Senate from Illinois; Robert Dold (R), running for the US Congress from the Illinois 10th District; Joel Pollak (R), running for the US Congress from the Illinois 9th District; and Congressman John Adler (D-NJ), in a tough race for re-election to the US Congress from the New Jersey 3rd District.

All of these individuals have shown themselves to be champions of human rights and friends of the Bengali Hindus.

No one has been a greater champion for us than Mark Kirk. His election to the US Senate will bring the safety of all Bengali Hindus closer and help us defeat America's most vicious enemies who are solidifying their base on South Asia. John Adler, as a freshman Congressman, has shown his independence and courage and always laid out a welcome mat for me and supported our human rights issues, and will continue to do so. Both Bob Dold and Joel Pollak have made clear their commitment to taking a leadership role in defending these oppressed and defenseless minorities.

Please tell everyone you know in these districts that votes for Mark Kirk, John Adler, Bob Dold, and Joel Pollak will bring closer the day when oppressed Bengali Hindus can live in safety. For more information, please feel free to contact me.

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