“Let integrity and uprightness preserve me.” – Psalm 25:21
National Women’s League again express dismay and concern over the continued acquiescence by our national government in the imposition by Arab States of discrimination against American citizens because of their religion.
In 1956, Republican and Democratic National Conventions committed their parties to bring about a halt to this un-democratic attitude of our government. A unanimous resolution of the Senate of the United States also asserted that such actions by foreign states is inconsistent with our principles as a nation. Nevertheless, our government continues to.
The protection of the rights of the United States citizens to travel, to pursue lawful trade, and to engage in other activities abroad without distinction because of race or religion, is one of the essential attributes of American citizenship. It is intolerable that foreign states should divide citizens of the United States into classes and subject them to differential treatment.
In 1960, the Middle East platform of both major parties vigorously and forthrightly pledged to protect the integrity of American citizenship, therefore, National Women’s League calls upon the President of the United States and the 87th Congress to take effective action to end our acquiescence in Arab discrimination against American citizens because of their religion, by:
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