CHAPTER 675

HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 46

RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1974, AS THE WEEK DESIGNATED IN DELAWARE AS "SOLIDARITY SUNDAY FOR SOVIET JEWRY"

WHEREAS, the members of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware are distressed by the continuing harassment and imprisonment of Jews in the Soviet Union attempting to exercise their basic human and legal right, as guaranteed them by the Constitution of the U.S.S.R. and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and

WHEREAS, trials continue to be staged against Soviet Jews who have attempted to live full Jewish lives in the Soviet Union, or who have applied to emigrate to Israel; and

WHEREAS, those Soviet Jewish prisoners are systematically denied subsistence diet, adequate medical care, or even the periodic visits and mail from relatives; and

WHEREAS, tens of thousands of Soviet Jews, after applying to leave the Soviet Union, have been subjected to illegal induction into the armed forces, incarceration in mental institutions, loss of their jobs and housing, expellation of their children from school, and their families subjected to constant harassment and surveillance; and

WHEREAS, all who cherish liberty express their support for those who cannot speak out for themselves, and those who value human dignity for those whose rights are not respected.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Senate concurring therein, that the week of June 2, 1974 will be locally recognized as the week of Solidarity with Soviet Jews; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that continued support is given the world-wide appeal for the improvement of the lives of Jews who are citizens of the Soviet Union, including the right to emigrate freely to the countries of their choice; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Delaware welcomes to this State the three Russian Jewish families who have recently immigrated to our State.

Approved June 4, 1974.