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AOH Call For Finucane Inquiry

The British Government has tried every avenue to get out of honoring their agreement of a full public Inquiry into the killing of human rights lawyer Pat Finucane. They have acknowledged their agents set-up, participated in and covered up the murder. They now have until the 30 November to confirm to his family if they will proceed with the promised Public Inquiry. The AOH this weekend called on people to contact their congress members and encourage them to sign a letter supporting the right of the Finucane Family to truth and justice. A call to action that we fully support. Please read their letter below, share and act.

Daniel O'Connell National President Ancient Order of Hibernians

A chairde,

Following a recent zoom meeting with John Finucane, MP Belfast, the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc. contacted Congressmen Chris Smith-R, and Richie Neal-D, requesting a bi-partisan letter urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson “to establish an independent public inquiry into state collusion in the murder of human rights attorney Patrick Finucane at his home in Belfast in front of his wife and children on February 12, 1989.” We are asking everyone to please contact your Member of Congress and any other Members you can and ask them to sign on the attached letter by Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Please contact your Member of Congress on Monday, November 23 or Tuesday November 24. Please leave your contact information and request a confirmation. The Finucane family has been denied justice for 31 years, 9 month, and 5 days. We are asking you for a few minutes of your time to help the Finucane’s quest for justice. We recommend you contact your Representative at both their local office and Washington DC office. If you have the ability to talk to a Member of Congress directly, please do. Pat Finucane was shot fourteen times by loyalist paramilitaries as he sat eating a meal at his Belfast home with his three young children and his wife who was also wounded. In 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted the collusion yet no member of the British security services has yet to be prosecuted. The US Congress has been “Consistent and clear in support of a full independent and public judicial inquiry into this horrific murder since the 1990’s. The Finucane family has testified numerous times at Congressional Hearings chaired by Representative Chris Smith and Representative Richard E. Neal. In addition to hearings, both the House and the Senate adopted legislation urging the “United Kingdom to stop the delay and immediately establish a public judicial inquiry.” Republican Members of Congress should be direct to Congressman Christopher Smith’s office and Democrat Members of Congress should be directed to Congressman Richard Neal’s office for the sign on letter, their contact information is below. Our goal is to contact all members of congress over the next two days.

Thank you for your immediate attention to this critical issue, Daniel J O’Connell National President Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc.

Emails and phone numbers for Members of Congress offices to contact are below for each office: Congressman Smith -Republican- office at (202) 225-3765 (Smith) (Smith) Congressman Neal -Democrat- office at (202) 225-5601 (Neal)

About The Ancient Order of Hibernians Founded in 1836 with membership in all 50 states, the Ancient Order of Hibernians is the oldest and largest Irish-Catholic Organization in the United States “Ireland Unfree shall Never be at Peace”

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