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Resolution Supporting Nobel Prize Nomination for the Reverend Jesse Jackson
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RESOLUTION SUPPORTING NOBEL PRIZE NOMINATION FOR THE REVEREND JESSE JACKSON

WHEREAS, in May 1999, the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. led a successful delegation of religious and civic leaders to secure the release of Specialist Steven Gonzales, Staff Sergeant Andrew Ramirez, and Staff Sergeant Christopher Stone from captivity in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; and

WHEREAS, in September 1990, the Reverend Jackson negotiated the release of more than 700 foreign nationals being held hostage in Iraq, including 47 U.S. citizens, after the invasion of Kuwait; and

WHEREAS, in June 1984 the Reverend Jackson secured the release of 48 political prisoners in Cuba, including 22 U.S. citizens; and

WHEREAS, in January 1984, the Reverend Jackson negotiated the release by Syrian President Hafez Assad of Navy Lt. Robert O. Goodman, Jr.; and

WHEREAS, in his current capacity as President Clinton’s special envoy to Africa and as a private citizen, the Reverend Jackson has been a tireless advocate for human rights and democracy and mutually-beneficial trade relationships in Africa for more than three decades; and

WHEREAS, in his diplomatic missions, the Reverend Jackson has succeeded against great odds and in the face of grave personal risk,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors affirms H.R. 159 which commends the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. for his successful diplomatic mission to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors supports the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson’s nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize for his longstanding and courageous commitment to peaceful diplomacy.

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