14th May 2003
De Brun meets Congress members and calls for June elections
Sinn Fein spokesperson on Human Rights and Equality Bairbre de Brún, on a four day trip to the United States, todaymet with members of Congress on Capitol Hill to update them on the current difficulties in the peace process, in particular the cancellation of the Assembly elections. She was assured of their support for the holding of June elections.
Among those who she met were Congress members Richie Neal, Frank Pallone, Donald Payne, Carolyn McCarthy and Peter King. Speaking following the meeting Ms de Brun said:
``Today I met with members of Congress to update them on the current difficulties in the peace process, in particular the cancelling of the Assembly elections. During our discussions today I was assured of the ongoing support for the peace process and in particular their support for the immediate calling of the elections.
``Earlier this week support for the holding of the elections was voiced on the floor of Congress
``We also discussed ongoing revelations regarding Britain's involvement in the assassination of its citizens over many decades and the need for all of the files on these matters to be opened up and for there to be full disclosure.''
Tonight Ms de Brun will address members of the Irish American community in New York.
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