Hazzard completes successful US Tour
Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP was the guest speaker at a number of Easter Rising Commemorative events in the USA over Easter weekend.
The South Down MP travelled to Chicago and New York to meet and engage with Irish American organisations, trade union officials, and several US political representatives.
Mr Hazzard said:
“This past year has brought unprecedented political developments in Ireland. It is therefore important to engage with the US political system and the wider Irish diaspora here.
“Irish America has long been a source of great support and strength to the Irish Peace Process, and it is clear that a new generation in America are keen to play their part in advancing progressive change here at home.
“Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement were widely discussed. Many in the USA share our concerns that the rights and entitlements of Irish citizens must be enshrined in a restored power sharing assembly and protected against the growing threat of Brexit.”