After so many years of working on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act, all of our meetings with Congressional staff aides to educate them about the bill, phone calls, letters that we signed on, etc.– we can definitely say, CoAGG helped get this piece of legislation passed and now signed into law. Congratulations to all of us who worked so hard and of course, to all those who will benefit from this law. Roz Duman, Executive Director
By Theo Sitther, January 14, 2019:
On January 14, President Trump signed the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act into law. The bill declares, for the first time, that the prevention of atrocities is in the U.S. national interest.
This bipartisan bill will improve the U.S. government’s ability to help other countries avert mass atrocities and genocide. By emphasizing early prevention rather than after-the-fact response, the bill will protect lives, save money, and strengthen U.S. national security.