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  • Hastings Reintroduces Legislation to Award Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously to Lena Horne
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Racial Profiling

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the reintroduction of the Lena Horne Recognition Act of 2015, which would award the Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously to Lena Horne. (Please find attached a copy of the legislation): “I am truly honored to reintroduce legislation that would award Lena Horne with a Congressional Gold Medal. I believe that her outstanding contributions to American culture and the Civil Rights Movement are to be commended. “From a very ear... Read more

  • Hastings Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Criminal Justice, Racial Profiling, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the National Day of Service, which honor the life and legacy of the civil rights leader: “We are reminded often of the leaders that have come to shape the outlook for progressive initiatives that ultimately serve to carry our nation and the world into a more humane, equitable position than what they found. Few can argue the tremendous impact that one such individual, Dr. Mart... Read more

  • Hastings Introduces African Descent Affairs Act on Occasion of UN Human Rights Day
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: International Relations, Africa, Criminal Justice, Racial Profiling, Human Rights and Refugees

    Today, Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) introduced the African Descent Affairs Act on the occasion of the United Nations’ Human Rights Day and beginning of the International Decade for People of African Descent (Legislation Attached): “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 was a clarion call to the world that inspired, and continues to inspire, all of us to work together in order to establish and maintain an international standard of human rights. On the occasion of the United Na... Read more

  • Hastings’ Statement in Commemoration of Rosa Parks
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Racial Profiling, Human Rights and Refugees

    Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement in commemoration of Rosa Parks on the anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955: “Fifty-nine years ago today Rosa Parks’ courageous refusal to give up her seat to a white individual on a segregated bus, and subsequent arrest, sparked a bus boycott that became one of the most significant milestones in the Civil Rights movement. It was Ms. Parks’ brave... Read more