Armenian Genocide EDM in House of Commons
Andrew Dismore, Labour MP for Hendon, has initiated another campaign for recognition of the Armenian Genoicde, right at the heart of British politics, the House of Commons. He has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM 581) on the Armenian Genocide, to show his support for recognition.
But it is now up to you to ask your local MP to add their support by signing their name to the Armenian Genocide EDM.
The text of this EDM states:
'That this House recognises the extermination of one million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as genocide; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to challenge the new government in Turkey to recognise the truth of those appalling and inhuman events of 1915.'
How can you encourage the process?
All you need to do is fill out the form below, and CRAG will send a letter to your MP on your behalf, asking them to sign the Armenian Genocide EDM. It really is that quick and straightforward.
We have also included a letter below that you can use, though personalising it will have much greater impact, so please do use your own arguments.
Given that EDM's can often attract a great deal of publicity, and many people regard them as a gauge of publicity, one aim would be to surpass the 56 signatures garnered for the earlier EDM 170.
If you would like to see how many MPs have already signed the EDM please click here and enter the number 581 into the 'Search by EDM number' field and press search.
CRAG believes that it is the responsibility of everyone who supports the recognition of the
Armenian Genocide to encourage the signature of the current EDM too. It takes a few minutes, and can impact the future - particularly if it can be shown that a large number of signatures have been obtained for this EDM than for the two previous ones. Thank You All.
What else will CRAG do ?
As a lobbying organisation, CRAG will also contact all the MP's (relevant to their track records) to urge them to sign the said EDM 581. In so doing, it will also send them the Statement of Purpose that was submitted to the politicians in Edinburgh last week for Holocaust Memorial Day 2003.