Social Justice

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT SENDS LETTER TO THE VI LEGISLATURE URGING A DISCUSSION ON THE VIRGIN ISLANDS POLITICAL STATUS WITH THE UNITED STATES

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT SENDS LETTER TO THE VI LEGISLATURE URGING A DISCUSSION ON THE VIRGIN ISLANDS POLITICAL STATUS WITH THE UNITED STATES Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding her letter to Senate President Kenneth L. Gittens regarding starting a dialogue with the people of the Virgin Islands in regards to the political stat... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RECOGNIZES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

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CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT RECOGNIZES THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR Washington, D.C. –Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.: “Martin Luther King Day is a day where we celebrate the life, legacy and achievements of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Civil Rights leader and champion o... Read more »

The Ironic State of  Freedom without Democracy

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OPINION- Published in the Hill- July 11, 2017 Last week on July 4 we commemorated the Declaration of Independence, the affirmative document outlining the ideals of equality and democracy and upheld as a model around the world. For a small group of Americans, this year is also a centennial milestone. It marks 100 years that the people of the Virgin Islands have been part of the United States and ha... Read more »

Plaskett Addresses Voting Rights in New Congress

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Just as the newly-convened 115th Congress began this week, Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett brought the issue of unequal treatment of the territories to the forefront. Plaskett took the unprecedented and extraordinary step of interrupting the official vote for Speaker of the House to highlight the fact that the Delegates of the Territories are not allowed to cast their vote for the Spe... Read more »

Plaskett Applauds President Obama for taking Action to Curb Gun Violence

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Today, Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett applauded President Obama’s announcement that the Administration will take executive action to help reduce and prevent gun violence in America. “I commend President Obama for taking action to address the gun violence in this country. These are common-sense actions that will mitigate the pandemic level of gun violence occurring in our streets, whi... Read more »

Congresswoman Plaskett saddened by mass shooting in Charleston

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Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina: “It is with a heavy heart that I offer my condolences to the family and friends of the nine souls whose lives were cut short by an individual who appears to be fueled by great hate as they attended bible study on W... Read more »

Congresswoman Plaskett featured on award-winning HBO Series

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An emphatic address directed to members of Congress by Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett has started a new national conversation on poverty and voting rights in U.S. Territories. Rep. Plaskett’s comments led a segment on voting rights in U.S. Territories on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Sunday March, 8 2015, and has opened a new national dialogue on Voting Rights in the Un... Read more »

Plaskett Named to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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Virgin Islands Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett on Thursday was among the small number of freshman lawmakers in congress to be named to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Plaskett, a former Justice Department Attorney and Counsel to the House Ethics Committee said that she appreciated the leaders of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee appointing her to the high-pro... Read more »