WASHINGTON, DC (JBANC) — On Friday, May 4 members of the Joint Baltic American National Committee, Inc. (JBANC) met with Jeannie Siskovic, Foreign Policy advisor to Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH), to thank the Senator for his support in condemning the recent violence and attacks against Estonia.
Legislation (S. Res. 187) that was introduced by Senator Voinovich and co-sponsored by Senators Joseph Biden (D-DE), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), and Gordon Smith (R-OR), quickly passed in the Senate by unanimous consent on the evening of Thursday, May 3.
JBANC is urging members of the Baltic-American community to contact and thank the supporters of S. Res. 187. Concerned individuals are also being asked to continue communicating with Members of Congress, the media, and the United States government regarding the issue.
The members of JBANC also met on May 4 at the office of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to appraise his staff about the situation. In addition the following Senate offices were contacted by JBANC: Mikulski, Biden, Lieberman, Smith, Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Richard Durbin (D-IL).
JBANC thanks Sen. Voinovich