17 February 2008

lantos was a voice of hope for the voiceless...

"The United States has lost an extraordinary champion for human rights whose commitment to justice and ending suffering gave support and hope to the voiceless and powerless worldwide."
Amnesty International USA Executive Director Larry Cox
upon learning of the death of Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif.

congressman lantos' life experience as a holocaust survivor was a powerful reminder about the price of silence in the face of injustice and tyranny...lantos spoke out for religious minorities as a founder of the congressional human rights caucus...he also demanded rights for gays and lesbians as one of the first members of congress to highlight abuses against them...he spoke on behalf of efforts to end violence against women internationally...when it came to protecting human rights, lantos never remained silent...in his memory, neither ought we...

peace out <3

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