Yesterday the New York State Senate Unanimously adopted the United Ireland Resolution. This resolution was sponsored by Senator George D. Maziarz of Niagara County and was co-sponsored by 11 other Senators from all over the Great State of New York.
Please pass this along to all interested parties.
I would also request that this resolution and a thank you to the sponsors be posted on our state website, and under separate email cover I have asked that our Worthy State President forward a thank you letter to the main sponsor Senator Maziarz and all of the co-sponsors. It would also be great if members could forward letters of thanks as well.
This is obviously an important step, but more work remains to bring us to a United Ireland. I look forward to working with you Brothers to see this goal accomplished.
Yours in our motto
Senate Resolution No. 5795
5795 MAZIARZ CO: AUBERTINE, BONACIC, DEFRANCISCO, ESPADA, GOLDEN, GRIFFO, JOHNSON O, MCDONALD, ONORATO, VOLKER, WINNER
CONSIDERING the unification of Northern Ireland
with the Republic of Ireland
WHEREAS, Ireland is an ancient and distinct island-nation that was
artificially partitioned by the United Kingdom with the Government of
Ireland Act 1920; and
WHEREAS, The partition divided the nation into Northern Ireland,
which is composed of six northern counties and is one of the four
constituent countries of the United Kingdom, and Southern Ireland, which
would eventually become the Republic of Ireland, and which consists of
the remaining 26 counties; and
WHEREAS, Negotiated with American support, the Belfast Agreement,
commonly known as the Good Friday Agreement, was ratified by the British
and Irish Governments on April 10, 1998; and
WHEREAS, The Good Friday Agreement represents a fundamental
political advance that created a framework and a mechanism for further
political development toward the final resolution of the Irish issue of
WHEREAS, The time has come to move toward ending the partition of
Ireland in favor of a united, sovereign nation that guarantees equal
rights and equal opportunities for all its citizens; and
WHEREAS, It is believed that in every area that affects the life and
well-being of the Irish people, including the economy, education,
health, governance and social interaction, a united Ireland offers the
best opportunity for peace and prosperity for the Irish nation and its
WHEREAS, An end to partition should be supported by all
democratic-minded people and people of good will; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to consider the unification of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland, and express its sense that Irish Americans can make a significant contribution toward achieving the goal of Irish reunification; and be it further RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to the President and Vice-President of the United States, the Majority and Minority Leader of the United States Senate, the Speaker and Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, and every member of Congress elected from this State, The New York State President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the National President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, The Ambassador for the Republic of Ireland, and the Ambassador for the United Kingdom.