DearColleague.us

Letter

From: The Honorable Alan S. Lowenthal
Sent By: ben.kane@mail.house.gov
Bill: H.Res. 464
Date: 1/30/2014

Become a Cosponsor of H.Res.464, Honoring the Victims of the Cambodian Genocide

Dear Colleague,

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Cambodian Genocide, one of the worst human tragedies of the modern era made infamous by the Killing Fields, in which as many as three million people were deliberately and systematically killed.

During the years that the Khmer Rouge controlled Cambodia, the regime set up concentration camps where men, women, and children were tortured, executed, and forced to do strenuous work.  Many Cambodians died while being held in these camps.

According to the 2012 American Community Survey, there are over 250,000 Cambodians currently living in the United States, many of whom came to this country as refugees. This resolution recognizes the contributions these individuals are making to the United States.

This resolution further honors the victims of the genocide and supports continuing efforts to pursue justice for these victims.

If you would like to become a cosponsor or receive more information on this resolution, please contact Ben Kane in my office at 202-225-7924 or at ben.kane@mail.house.gov.

Sincerely,

ALAN LOWENTHAL
Member of Congress