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Letter: Fighter for Human Rights

To the Editor:

Aside from the domestic issues currently facing our nation, there are parts of the world experiencing unstable and volatile situations. Among the global issues is the human rights abuse observed in countries under totalitarian regimes, preventing the spread of democracy and liberty. In order for the United States to maintain a strong stance against human rights abuse, we must reelect Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.

As co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, Congressman Wolf is one of our nation’s premier leaders on human rights. Throughout his service as our representative, he has championed ideas for our welfare and for the welfare of others. From Sudan to China, Congressman Wolf has been essential in establishing the United States’ position on relations with other nations.

Movements toward democratization and liberalization have occurred over the past few years in nations in which totalitarian regimes once violated the livelihood of people. The people have arisen to the occasion to take back the basic rights all humans have. Within the past year, both Mubarak and Gadaffi were removed from office after decades of unchallenged rule, indicative of the people’s rise to the need for actions on human rights.

What is the best thing voters can do to ensure that the voice of all people around the world is answered? The answer is simple. For residents of the 10th Congressional District, reelecting Frank Wolf will ensure that preventing human rights abuse is a key part of Congress’ agenda. Partisan bickering needs to stop in Washington.

The leaders we elect to Washington must work efficiently to best represent our issues. One thing all members of Congress will agree on is to ensure equal human rights for the entire world.

As a young Korean-American, I am proud to have been represented by Frank Wolf the past 15 years I have lived in his district. His experience and his leadership are pivotal for fighting human rights abuse, and as long as he is in office, he will do his best to fight for all the citizens of the world. Congressman Wolf is one Virginia leader who has done his utmost best to work for his constituents, and I intend to vote for him at the polls this November.

Earl Park

Oak Hill