Support a Formal End to the Korean War
On February 27 and 28, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and U.S. President Donald Trump met in Hanoi for their second summit, a meeting which abruptly ended without an agreement.
The failure to reach an agreement is disappointing but should not be taken as a sign that diplomacy is not working. We have not advanced nearly far enough, but where we are now is far better than where we were just months ago, with Trump and Kim exchanging threats of fire and fury. Dialogue is always a step in the right direction.
We can still achieve a peace accord.
U.S. Representative Ro Khanna of California has introduced a resolution calling for a peace agreement to formally end of the Korean War. Congress can move the diplomatic process forward by supporting this new legislation.
H. Res.152 has 19 cosponsors (listed below) and has been referred to committee. The resolution calls on the current U.S. administration to provide a clear roadmap to achieve a final peace settlement and also highlights the importance of reciprocal actions and confidence-building measures between the parties.
Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace Laureate Jimmy Carter supports the resolution and says ending the Korean War is “the only way to ensure true security for both Korean and American [sic] people.”
The resolution is also supported by over 40 Korean-American and pro-diplomacy organizations, including Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns.
Almost 70 years have passed since the Korean War began and while the direct conflict ended with the signing of an Armistice Agreement in 1953, the war never officially ended through a peace agreement. North Korea, South Korea, and the United States have been officially at war since 1950.
Rep. Khanna, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said via press release that: “Historic engagement between South and North Korea has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to formally end this war. President Trump must not squander this rare chance for peace. He should work hand in hand with our ally, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, to bring the war to a close and advance toward the denuclearization of the peninsula.”
If Rep. Khanna is your representative or if your Member of Congress is a co-sponsor listed below, please add your thanks to the letter when you click on Take Action.
Current cosponsors: Rep. Jayapal (D-WA-7), Rep. Pocan (D-WI-2), Rep. Lee (D-CA-13), Rep. Haaland (D-NM-1), Rep. Omar (D-MN-5), Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14), Rep. Norton (D-DC), Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL-9), Rep. Grijalva (D-AZ-3), Rep. Rush (D-IL-1), Rep. Johnson (D-TX-30), Rep. Gabbard (D-HI-2), Rep. Espaillat (D-NY-13), Rep. Kim (D-NJ-3), Rep. Tlaib (D-MI-13), Rep. Chu (D-CA-27), Rep. Serrano (D-NY-15), Rep. Moore (D-WI-4), Rep. Velazquez (D-NY-7)