Louisiana Legislatures have passed not one, but two resolutions calling for the U.S. Congress to promote and support the unification of Ireland. On May 16th the Louisiana House unanimously passed Concurrent Resolution No. 23 authored by State Representative Steve Pugh, R - Pontchatoula.
Previously the Louisiana Senate adopted a similar resolutions authored by State Senator Edwin Murray, D - New Orleans, which also passed unanimously on April 17, 2013.
Louisiana joins seven other states which have approved similar resolutions; California, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Florida and Pennsylvania endorsed united Ireland resolutions in the last few months.
Ancient Order of Hibernian's, Louisiana State President Joe Casler commented "The Louisiana Legislature has recently voiced its support for a United Ireland and has urged the U.S. Congress to take any steps necessary to encourage and support that unification. The men of the Louisiana Ancient Order of Hibernian's are proud that their government representatives responded to their calls for action. We encourage all levels of government across the country to hear the calls of their constituents to pass similar resolutions, so that we can show the world that the United States of America still firmly supports democracy and freedom in all corners of the world, particularly in Northern Ireland where it has been promised for so long."
Momentum for Irish unity continues to gain support. In the last few months the Pennsylvania and Florida Senates, Baltimore City Council and Fireman's Emerald Society passed united Ireland resolutions. Most recently the National Assembly of Irish American Republicans endorsed the call for a united Ireland.
For more information on the Campaign For A United Ireland go to http://aunitedireland.org/