The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy, ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic process that we as a Country hold so dear.
The Klan had used fear, intimidation and murder to brutally oppress over African-Americans who sought justice and equality and it sought to respond to the young workers of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the same way.
America was born as a nation of immigrants who have always contributed to its greatness.
Respecting our veterans includes providing them the ways and means they so desperately need to reintegrate into our lives and serve us again as productive members of our civilian community.
I am a firm believer that upon release, ex-offenders should be afforded a second chance to become productive citizens by providing rehabilitation and education that will help them join the workforce.
As a Korean War veteran, I know firsthand and understand the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.
I proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War as an artillery operations specialist in the all-black 503rd Field Artillery Battalion in the Second Infantry Division.
Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.
The promise of the American Dream requires that we are all provided an equal opportunity to participate in and contribute to our nation.
A quality education grants us the ability to fight the war on ignorance and poverty.
I, for one, would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society.
Since most American students cannot simply pay their full tuition out of pocket, financing a college education often takes the form of loans, both private and from the government.
We owe it to the flood victims of New Orleans to give them truthful answers as to why this event took place and to assure our citizens that tragedies like this will never happen again.
The challenges African-Americans are facing today are rooted in the system of slavery.
The U.S. Congress can do a lot to support America's workplaces and the family. By working together in a bipartisan fashion, we can ensure our constituents get jobs they need while helping employers make smart decisions about their workforce.
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