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Too long a wait says California’s Burton

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

“The continuous struggle to obtain a united Ireland has gone on for much too long but now Irish Americans have a chance again to use their influence to support a peaceful solution to this issue,” said John Burton, who chairs the California Democratic Party.
“Our task now is to lobby our elected officials and government so that they in turn can influence governments across the world to support a united Ireland.”
Speaking in his San Francisco office, the Irish American State Democratic Chairman said the demand for a united Ireland went beyond Irish America.
“This is an issue which all people should be concerned about, regardless of background. American governments were paying too much attention to what the British government wanted in Ireland instead of paying attention to what the Irish people wanted. We have an opportunity now to adopt a new approach.”
Last month, the Democratic Party of California became the first major political organization in recent times to adopt a motion supporting a united Ireland.
The move came in wake of Sinn F

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