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people of Darfur and reflect upon the situation in Darfur: Now, therefore, be it

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Resolved, That the House of Representatives,

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(1) supports the goals and ideals of a National

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Weekend of Prayer and Reflection for Darfur,

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Sudan;

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(2) encourages the people of the United States

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to observe that weekend by praying for an end to the

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genocide and crimes against humanity and for last

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ing peace in Darfur, Sudan; and

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(3) urges all churches, synagogues, mosques,

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109TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION

H. RES. 343

Commending the State of Kuwait for granting women certain important

political rights.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JUNE 27, 2005
Mr. CROWLEY (for himself, Mr. BROWN of Ohio, Mrs. DAVIS of California,

Mr. ENGEL, Mr. HIGGINS, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas, Ms. EDDIE BER-
NICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mrs. KELLY, Ms. LEE, Mrs. MALONEY, Mrs.
MCCARTHY, Ms. MCCOLLUM of Minnesota, Mr. Pitts, Mr. RANGEL, Ms.
ROS-LEHTINEN, Mr. SANDERS, Ms. SOLIS, Mr. WEXLER, Mr. Wilson of
South Carolina, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. ACKERMAN, Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin,
Ms. LINDA T. SÁNCHEZ of California, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. PALLONE, Ms.
WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Mr. MEEK of Florida, Ms. WATSON, Mr. ISSA,
and Ms. WATERS) submitted the following resolution; which was referred
to the Committee on International Relations

RESOLUTION

Commending the State of Kuwait for granting women certa

important political rights.

Whereas on May 16, 2005, the Parliament of the State of

Kuwait amended Article 1 of the Election Law 35 of 1962, providing female citizens of Kuwait the right to vote and run in the 2007 elections;

Whereas the rights of women are of paramount importance

in international human rights, to be respected and promoted regardless of historical, cultural, or religious herit

age;

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Whereas the active advancement of women's rights through

out the world is and remains an important policy priority of the United States; and

Whereas the Department of State recognizes that the Ku

waiti parliamentary vote of May 16, 2005, was an important step forward for the women of Kuwait and the nation as a whole, and the United States views this step as a positive development on the road to political reform, serving as a positive example for other governments and societies in the region that are on the path to political freedom, inclusion of women, and full democratization: Now, therefore, be it

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of Kuwait the right to vote and hold public office;

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(2)

urges the full participation of Kuwaiti

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women in the political life of their country; and

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