Washington — Advocates from In Defense of Christians (IDC) were on Capitol Hill Thursday seeking support for a genocide resolution, meeting with over 250 Congressional offices in a single day.

“For the first time since ISIS the beleaguered Christians of Iraq from their homes and villages, they have hope that the U.S. government is prepared to act to help them,” said IDC Executive Director Kirsten Evans.

IDC urges Congress to bring the genocide resolution to a swift vote.

IDC also heard from twenty-five Members of Congress who spoke to IDC’s supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. for IDC’s inaugural National Leadership Convention to “mobilize America for the Christians of the Middle East.”  Members commended IDC for its work and urged diaspora Middle East Christians and other Americans to support its work and initiatives.

More than 120 IDC state chapter leaders from across America, in an unprecedented show of unified political action on behalf of the Christians of the Middle East, pressed lawmakers to support Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s (R-NE) genocide resolution, H. Con Res 75.  The resolution decries the genocide against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

IDC is a non-partisan organization committed to the protection and preservation of Christians in the Middle East.

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