WHEREAS, 1.5 million people were massacred by the Turkish government beginning in 1915; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Congress formally passed resolutions recognizing the Armenian Genocide in 2019; and
WHEREAS, Turkey has continually denied the genocide:
RESOLVED, that the American Federation of Teachers will formally recognize the Armenian Genocide; and
RESOLVED, that the AFT will call on the president of the United States to formally recognize the Armenian Genocide; and
RESOLVED, that the AFT will publish an article educating our members on the Armenian Genocide, including classroom resources.