The Massachusetts Korea Peace Campaign, a newly formed alliance of Korean-Americans and peace activists, delivered letters Feb. 20-27 to Massachusetts members of Congress calling on them to support South Korea’s efforts to reach a peace agreement with North Korea.
Sign the letter today! We will deliver additional signatures to Congress when we reach 500 names!
The letters, signed by some 260 Massachusetts residents, open with an impassioned plea for peace: “Congress faces many critical issues in our nation today, and we write to you with a particular sense of urgency regarding the situation in Korea. A rare diplomatic opening now exists that could lead to lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, a peace which will contribute immensely to security in the United States and the rest of the world as well. We urge you to support negotiations toward a new relationship between the U.S. and two Koreas and the adoption of a formal Peace Treaty to replace the 65-year-old Armistice Agreement.”
The letter provides background on the immeasurable challenges Korea has faced since the establishment of the US-enforced the division between north and south that preceded the Korean War. The 200+ signers of these letters strongly encourage their representatives to take advantage of the present moment, where, finally, reconciliation appears to be within reach.
See the full letter here: Letter to Senator Ed Markey