Social Justice

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO DIVERT FUNDING FROM FEMA TO PAY FOR ICE INDEFINITE DETENTION OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT EXPRESSES DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE PRESIDENT’S PLAN TO DIVERT FUNDING FROM FEMA TO PAY FOR ICE INDEFINITE DETENTION OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN Washington, DC – Today Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement on news that the President is diverting $271 million from FEMA to pay for a massive increase in ICE detention beds: "News th... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GROUP FOR THE MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING GRANT PROGRAM

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY PLASKETT ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GROUP FOR THE MATERNAL, INFANT AND EARLY CHILDHOOD HOME VISITING GRANT PROGRAM Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding a $1,000,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Virgin Islands Depar... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING CANCELLATION OF MIDDLE EAST FACT FINDING TRIP

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PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT STATEMENT REGARDING CANCELLATION OF MIDDLE EAST FACT FINDING TRIP Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett (USVI), released the following statement regarding the recent cancellation of Middle East fact finding trip: “I was invited by the Humpty Dumpty Institute, a longstanding international NGO focused on development work which has a Cong... Read more »

CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT CONCERNING REPORTED DENIAL OF VISA EXTENSION FOR SEVERAL FOREIGN NATIONAL TEACHERS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

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For Immediate Release Contact: Michael J. McQuerry August 8, 2019 202-215-8524 PRESS STATEMENT CONGRESSWOMAN STACEY E. PLASKETT ISSUES STATEMENT CONCERNING REPORTED DENIAL OF VISA EXTENSION FOR SEVERAL FOREIGN NATIONAL TEACHERS IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Washington, DC — Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett released the following statement regarding potential denial of visa extension for several foreign te... Read more »

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 »