From the Congressman

History Long Overdue

For the first time in its 233-year history, a Black woman has been confirmed to sit on the Supreme Court. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s qualifications, record on the bench, and her historic achievement today speak for themselves.

It took us over two centuries to take this significant step, and we will continue to work to break the barriers that prevent Black leaders from reaching the upper echelons of government and many parts of society.

Marking Black History Month

For nearly fifty years we have marked Black History Month by recognizing and honoring the contributions and achievements of Black Americans. It’s a time to celebrate and highlight the wide-ranging roles so many have played in our country’s history. We also reflect on the contributions of African Americans and how important it is for all of us to make our communities more equitable and just.

A letter from Jim:

Local elections are notorious for their low turnout. But this year, Tuesday’s voting won’t just be about school boards and town budgets; it will make a difference, maybe THE difference, to our imperiled democracy. Had you heard of Brad Raffensperger before the 2020 election? Probably not. Raffensperger is the Georgia Secretary of State who resisted …

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How we fight back in Texas

This week, a barbaric law went into effect in Texas that bans abortions after just six weeks of pregnancy — long before most women even know they’re pregnant  — and allows no exceptions for rape or incest. The law also allows individual citizens to sue abortion providers or anyone who helps someone access an abortion, effectively creating abortion bounty hunters. 

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