Monday, 19 October 2009

United We Stand!

Friends of United Ireland

San Francisco, CA - October 19, 2009

The United Irish Societies of San Francisco unanimously elected state Democratic Party Chair John Burton to serve as Grand Marshall of the 2010 St. Patrick's' Day Parade. Mr. Burton, the former President pro Tempore of the California State Senate, was given the highest honor that San Francisco's Irish community can give in recognition of his unfailing support of justice, equality and freedom in the U.S. and Ireland. The parade will take place on March 13, 2010.

Most recently, Burton introduced a resolution adopted by the California Democratic Party in July, calling for the reunification of Ireland by peaceful means. That resolution was immediately forwarded to U.S. President Barack Obama and secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. It is now California Democratic state policy to seek a united Ireland. Mr. Burton's selection is particularly fitting, as the United Irish Societies has chosen "Unite Ireland Now" as the theme of the 2010 St.Patrick's Day Parade.

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