Hastings Celebrates Independence Day
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement in celebration of Independence Day:
“Our nation was founded on the principle that each of us is bestowed with the right to liberty and happiness. Today, we celebrate those rights, and our nation’s ascendance as a global leader in the fight for equality and democracy.
“As we celebrate with our families and communities, let us reflect on the sacrifices of previous generations – and the responsibilities required of each of us to ensure that we do not cede the hard fought victories of the past. Our country is great because each of us – no matter where we come from, what we look like, or how we worship – is equal under the law. We are first and foremost Americans.
“This Independence Day, I will be thinking about how we can make our nation a more inclusive, fair, and diverse home for all. I encourage everyone to join me in reflecting on what makes our nation strong, and how we can work together to make it even stronger. Have a safe and happy Independence Day!”
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.