Hastings’ Statement on Black History Month

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 1, 2018 | comments

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month:

“During the month of February, we commemorate the incredible history of African American tradition and culture. There is no American history without African American history, and this month, we take time to reflect on the sacrifices of past generations. I am proud to continue this effort, and join with my colleagues in Congress and communities across the country in marking this month in the spirit of celebration and resolve.

“Our hard-won achievements are always at risk. Indeed, over the past year, President Donald John Trump’s Administration has pursued dangerous policies, many of which disproportionately affect communities of color. From healthcare to employment, education, or housing, communities of color are still vastly underrepresented and systemically disadvantaged.  This Black History Month, I pledge to continue to champion equality for all.”

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.

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