Justice for Vietnam’s Agent Orange Victims

Submitted by Chapter 69-Veterans Speakers Alliance. Passed unanimously, August 31, 2008 at the Veterans For Peace National Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

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BE IT RESOLVED that Veterans For Peace calls on the U.S. Congress to appropriate and
deliver to Vietnam sufficient funds to provide health care, education, vocational
education, chronic care, home care and medical equipment, including support for
family members who are caregivers for Agent Orange victims; to clean up the “hot
spots” where dioxin remains in the environment; and to provide other services that
may be needed.

AND BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. Congress simultaneously provide for health care and
related services for the children and grandchildren of American veterans exposed to
Agent Orange in Vietnam and provide assistance to Vietnamese Americans affected
by Agent Orange;

AND BE IT RESOLVED that Veterans For Peace calls upon Dow Chemical and Monsanto to
assume their responsibility by allocating funds to make a significant contribution to
meet the needs of victims of Agent Orange in Vietnam;

AND BE IT RESOLVED that we urge all VFP chapters and members to continue to support the
Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign and to work to gain U.S.
government and corporate assistance for the victims of Agent Orange and to build
solidarity with the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin.