Wyoming votes down pro-Azerbaijani resolution (video) -
Cheyenne, WY: By a vote of 35 to 25, the Wyoming House of Representatives recently voted down consideration of a Pro-Azerbaijan resolution (HJ 002), with opponents citing Baku's repression of free speech and religious intolerance as primary reasons to block the measure.
Wyoming joins Hawaii and South Dakota in voting down measures backed by Azerbaijani dictator Ilham Aliyev and his mouthpieces in the U.S., attempting to white-wash Baku's dismal human rights record. Similar measures currently under consideration in other states are facing tough opposition.
In February, ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued an open letter to all U.S. state legislatures, urging them to take as stand against foreign interference in American civic life by corrupt Azerbaijani dictator Ilham Aliyev. "It is truly a tribute to our great American democratic tradition that even a regime as flagrantly corrupt as Ilham Aliyev's is allowed to operate freely within our open society, " explained Hamparian. "But that does not mean that American citizens need to remain silent in the face of meddling by foreign leaders who neither respect our rights nor share our values --especially when they try to export their intolerance to our shores."
To read the complete text of HJ 002, visit http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2014/Introduced/HJ0002.pdf
Watch the video here