Two weeks after it was first introduced, the New York State Senate unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the pain and suffering of the Comfort Women.

This is the second state legislative body to adopt such a resolution. The California State Assembly adopted one in 1999.

You can read the resolution below:

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Here’s a press conference by Queens lawmaker Sen. Tony Avella, who sponsored the resolution. He mentions the email campaign by certain Japanese elements, which predictably backfired: