As we celebrate the life and enduring legacy of a great leader and man of the people, Cesar Chavez, we must recommit to his ideals of fellowship with all who struggle under the burden of poverty. He was a tireless champion asserting the rights of farm workers for a living wage, humane working conditions, and respect for the contributions of their labor.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, lead sponsors Rep. John Lewis (GA-5), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (SC-6), Rep. John Conyers (MI-13), Rep. Robert Brady (PA-1) and more than 170 Democrats reintroduced the Voter Empowerment Act in the House of Representatives. Sen.
Rep. John Lewis along with several of his colleagues spoke at a press conference in Washington today following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to both houses of the U.S. Congress. He made these remarks in response to the prime minister's address:
" President Barack Obama made an appeal to Congress tonight in an uplifting and inspiring speech. I am glad that he took the time to describe some of the successes of his administration, which are not discussed often enough. There is no question that when he took over our economy was teetering on the brink of depression. Today it is also clear that he has guided this
"I am a strong supporter of President Obama's decision to begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba. I am relieved by this shift in U.S. policy because it is long overdue. It was the right thing to do. It was the moral choice, and I am glad the President had the courage to do it.
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"Today, 59 years ago Rosa Parks was arrested for keeping her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her courage and her action sparked an enduring and effective 381-day protest, one of the longest lasting in American history. She lit the fire of the modern-day Civil Rights Movement which reformed housing, transportation, public accommodations, voting
"I was sorry to learn early this morning that Ward 8 Councilman and four-term Mayor of Washington D.C. Marion S. Barry Jr. died. I first met Marion in 1959 in Nashville when we both were some of the first participants in the non-violent workshops held in the basement of First Baptist Church and Clark Memorial United Methodist Church led by the Rev. James Lawson.