"BE IT RESOLVED by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota that it urges the President and the Congress of the United States to take whatever action is necessary to obtain the release of Americans who may be held against their will in North Korea, China, Russia, and Vietnam."
The Minnesota Legislature has passed a resolution which requires the Minnesota Secretary of State to prepare copies of this memorial and transmit them to the President of the United States, the President and Secretary of the US Senate, the Speaker and the Clerk of the US House of Representatives, and Minnesota's Senators and Representatives in Congress. Representatives Minge and Luther have already responded with urgent requests to President Clinton. The State of Pennsylvania has also passed a similar resolution. The three pages of the Minnesota resolution can be viewed below.
Similar resolutions can be adopted in other states by writing to your State Congressman from your district. If enough US Senators and Representatives write to the President, the imagery satellite task force could become a reality. We need your help! Please write to your state representatives and ask them to introduce a resolution similar to the one from Minnesota. A text version of the resolution and a sample letter can be copied and sent to your state representative.
|21 SEP 1999... Representative David Minge urges President Clinton to implement recommendations of Senate Select POW/MIA Committee.|
|14 APR 2000... Representative Bill Luther urges President Clinton to create an imagery task force to investigate Vietnamese prisons and request information from the Vietnamese government..|
|... Congressional State Resolution, page one. Governor Jesse Ventura signs Resolution into law on April 3, 2000.|
|... Congressional State Resolution, page two.|
|... Congressional State Resolution, page three.|