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Genocide measure is important
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Dear Editor,
As Sen. Brownback prepares to leaves his office in Washington D.C., and complete his run for governor, I hope he’ll continue the leadership he has shown on human rights. 
Specifically, I urge him to become a co-sponsor of S. Con. Res. 71, a bipartisan Senate Resolution to prevent genocide and mass atrocities.
S. Con. Res. 71 calls for the U.S. to improve its capacities to help prevent genocide and mass atrocities, laying out specific steps the United States can take to improve its abilities to help prevent genocide and mass atrocities.
Among its provisions, the resolution affirms that it is in the national interest of the U.S. to work vigorously with international partners to prevent and mitigate mass violence and urges the president to direct relevant agencies to review and evaluate existing capacities for prevention.
The senator has long been a national leader on genocide and human rights issues, and before he leaves Congress to return home to Kansas, I would hope he would make one more mark on U.S. foreign policy by co-sponsoring S. Con. Res. 71.
J. M. Pitts,
Great Bend