WASHINGTON, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saturday, July 23— Irish-Americans are excited at Hillary Clinton's choice for her Vice Presidential candidate.
U.S. Senator (D-VA) Tim Kaine is a Congressional Friend of the Irish National Caucus, the Capitol Hill-based human rights lobby.
Fr. Sean Mc Manus, President of the Irish National Caucus said: "Not only has Hillary a long record of concern for equality, justice and peace in Ireland, but she has now chosen one of our Congressional Friends as her running mate. This is wonderful news for Irish-Americans who are working to keep the United States involved in the Irish peace-process, because such involvement continues to be crucial."
Over the past 40 years, hundreds of Members of Congress, House and Senate, have become Congressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus, and are listed on the Caucus letterhead.
On December 21, 2012 Senator Kaine wrote to Fr. Mc Manus expressing his great pride in his Irish heritage and stating: "It would be my pleasure and honor to join the Irish National Caucus. I applaud your consistent and hard work towards achieving peace and equality through non-violent means. It is my hope the United States will continue to play a positive role in the peace process and I look forward to taking part through the 113TH Congress.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity for working with your organization."
Fr. Sean Mc Manus
Irish National Caucus
P.O. BOX 15128
Washington, DC 20003-0849
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SOURCE Irish National Caucus