Social Justice

CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT SHARES RESULTS OF LIMETREE ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry September 10, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN PLASKETT SHARES RESULTS OF LIMETREE ECONOMIC IMPACT SURVEY Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the results of her office’s Limetree Economic Impact Survey: “My office recently conducted a survey to gather constituent information c...

PLASKETT AND KELLY LEAD CBC LETTER TO HHS SECRETARY URGING A FOCUS ON SICKLE CELL DISEASE TREATMENT

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PRESS STATEMENT PLASKETT AND KELLY LEAD CBC LETTER TO HHS SECRETARY URGING A FOCUS ON SICKLE CELL DISEASE TREATMENT WASHINGTON, DC-- Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding a letter she led to Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra regarding Sickle cell disease: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is among th...

STATEMENT BY CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ON GLOBAL VACCINE DISTRIBUTION

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STATEMENT BY CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ON GLOBAL VACCINE DISTRIBUTION Washington, DC – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett, a member of the Ways and Means Committees, released the following statement on the announcement today of a global vaccine distribution: “As a Co-Chair of the Congressional Caribbean and a member of the House Haiti Caucus, I applaud President Biden and his administration f...

HOUSE PASSES H.R. 1 - TRANSFORMATIVE DEMOCRACY REFORM AND CLEAN GOVERNMENT REFORM BILL

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry March 4, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT HOUSE PASSES H.R. 1 - TRANSFORMATIVE DEMOCRACY REFORM AND CLEAN GOVERNMENT REFORM BILL “This Bill contains amendments authored by me that represent long overdue recognition of territorial voting rights issues, and the important contributions of the territories to the United States and American democracy,”...

Plaskett Op-Ed: Disenfranchisement on Display

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This past week, we have inaugurated the 46th President and the 49th Vice President of the United States—Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris. Over the past few years, our beloved democracy has been beleaguered and challenged, and in the last few days the ideals and structure of our democracy have been physically attacked - incited by the outgoing President. It seems that not since the American Revolutio...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT CELEBRATING THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 20, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT CELEBRATING THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement in honor of newly inaugurated President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harr...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 17, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RELEASES STATEMENT IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Today, we celebrate Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most prominent fig...

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT ON DEATH OF CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER BRIAN SICKNICK

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 08, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT ON DEATH OF CAPITOL POLICE OFFICER BRIAN SICKNICK Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett issued the following statement on the death of Officer Brian Sicknick, a twelve-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police, who died following the assault on th...

STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT REGARDING THE JANUARY 6TH STORMING OF THE CAPITOL

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry January 7, 2021 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT STATEMENT FROM CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT REGARDING THE JANUARY 6TH STORMING OF THE CAPITOL Washington, DC - Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding the January 6th storming of the Capitol: “History will forever regard January 6, 2021, as a dark and disappointi...

Op-ed: The Left and Right's Blind Spot in Systemic Racism: The U.S. Colonies

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The present moment is a defining one in this nation’s long arc toward justice. From that small patch of Minnesota pavement, George Floyd’s dying breath has become a wind of change, pushing so many Americans to bend the establishment and the public’s imagination toward true equality for all Americans. We are not only asking what needs to be done to create true justice, but also how equality and jus...