Seek Justice for Persecuted Copts
Send a message to Foreign Affairs Committee leadership urging them to mark-up H. RES. 673 and bring it to a vote ASAP!
What is Still Needed
Congressional Resolution, H. RES. 673, Expressing concern over attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt is stuck in Congress. We need your help to get it passed!
This resolution now has the support of 47 Congressional cosponsors. But our work is not finished. We need to get this resolution passed before the current session ends.
How the Process Works
After being introduced, H. RES. 673 was assigned to the Committee on Foreign Affairs and will be reviewed by the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who is an original cosponsor of the resolution.
This is where your participation is critical!
How Can You Help? (It Only Takes a Minute!)
Please send a message to Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and to Rep. Illean Ros – Lehtinen , Chairman of the MENA Subcommitee, asking that H. RES. be urgently marked up so it can be voted on before this session of Congress ends.
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The resolution was introduced in Congress by U.S. Representative French Hill (R-AR) and Coptic Solidarity launched a grassroots campaign to support it. The Egyptian government and media immediately responded by sending a Parliamentary delegation to Congress to convince US legislators that the state of religious freedom for Copts in Egypt is great. They published numerous articles vilifying Coptic Solidarity and US legislators for supporting the resolution. Coptic Solidarity issued several public responses which you can read below.
Egypt's Feeble Response to H. RES. 673 on the Copts>>
44 Simple Questions to the Egyptian Authorities Regarding the Situation of the Copts>>
Reaction of the Egyptian Media to the Newly Introdcued House Resolution 673 and Coptic Solidarity's Testimony Before TLHRC>>
Egyptian Reactions to the Proposed H. RES. 673 Concerning the Copts>>
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