Tag: Civil Rights

Pelosi Commencement Address at UC Berkeley

“And you are not waiting for leaders to act. You are engaged in your own dialogues and implementing your own solutions, using the power of social networking and social media to spread your message. You are shaping the path to the future – a future of peace and prosperity and progress for all. You are part of disrupting the status quo. In doing so, you are pursuing the well-worn course of American history while, at the same time, blazing a path of your own.”

Pelosi Statement on the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

“The unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education declared that education is ‘a right which must be made available to all on equal terms.’ Yet while this case brought students of different races together in the same classrooms, still today, too many children, in every community, lack access to a quality education. That is as unacceptable now as segregation was 60 years ago. It is our responsibility to invest in our future by empowering all young people with the skills and knowledge to succeed and thrive.

It is time, Speaker Boehner.

Speaker Boehner and House GOP Leaders might not be ready for comprehensive immigration reform – but the American people are. According to a recent national poll: 71 percent of Americans support immigration reform. This number is mirrored in Speaker Boehner’s home state… Continue

Speaker Boehner Standing in the Way of Progress

There is broad bipartisan support for immigration reform across the country and here in Congress. The time is now. “71 percent of voters surveyed nationwide said they would back an immigration bill that contains the following provisions: border security, an expanded visa… Continue

Speaker Boehner Loses 7th and Final DOMA Case

Today the Supreme Court declared Section 3 of DOMA – a discriminatory policy that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples and stands in the way of equality for all of America’s families – unconstitutional and properly discarded it in the dustbin of… Continue

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