“We supported the president before he was the president,” said a press spokesman for Tamils for Obama. “We continue to support him, and now we are raising funds for his re-election.”
In a letter to their members and friends, the Tamil American political organization announced that they continue to support the president, and asked members and friends to contribute money to the Obama re-election campaign.
“The Obama administration forced the UN to address the problem of persecution of Sri Lankan Tamils, and pushed the UN Human Rights Council to look into a war crimes investigation into actions by the Colombo government. We praise the administration for this, and we expect that they will continue to do things that will help bring justice to the Tamils,” said the spokesman.
“We think that in his second term, President Obama will use his vast influence to bring the Sri Lankan war criminals to justice. We also hope that he will push the UN to conduct a referendum in northeastern Sri Lanka similar to the one held in South Sudan.
“Of course, we want our friends to contribute through our website,” said the spokesman. “We want the campaign to know where the money is coming from. This political campaign, like any other, lives on contributions, and we want them to see that we are still their friends.”
To see the letter, go to: http://www.tamilsforobama.com/Letters/Obama_Fundraising_2012.html
To contribute, go to: http://www.tamilsforobama.com/Contribution.html
Tamils for Obama is a politically active group of Tamil Americans. We supported Hillary Clinton and then Barack Obama in the Democratic primary and US general election in 2008. We believe that over 70,000 Tamil civilians were massacred during the last weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war. We have watched the behavior of the Sri Lankan Singhalese victors after the war, and we strongly conclude that Tamils in Sri Lanka will only be safe when this unfortunate island is divided into two states.
To contact the group, call at (617) 765-4394 and speak to, or leave a message for, the Communication Director, Tamils for Obama.
-Courtesy - PRWeb