Moran to Mobilize Congress on Child Abduction to Japan Measure
Hours before House vote, Moran to hold press conference with members, victims
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, Congressman Jim Moran, Democrat of Northern Virginia, will hold a press conference to call for swift passage of a resolution on child abduction to Japan. H. Res. 1326 was introduced by Moran in May and aims to up the pressure on the Japanese Government to work with the State Department to address hundreds of unresolved cases of spousal abduction of American children to Japan. On the day the resolution is slated for consideration on the House floor, Moran will join Members of Congress and left behind parents to shed light on this ongoing impasse.
When: Wednesday, September 29 at 11:00am
Where: U.S. Capitol House Triangle (located on grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol’s East Front)
Who: Rep. Jim Moran, left behind parents from Northern Virginia and across the nation, Members of Congress
Background: Child abduction to Japan occurs when a child is taken to Japan by one parent, usually a Japanese citizen, in contravention of the custodial American parent’s wishes. At least 300 American children are currently being held in Japan under these circumstances.
Watch coverage on Congressman Moran’s YouTube Channel.
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