03.01.06

Schiff Joins in Honoring NAACP

Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 97th anniversary.  The resolution, H.Con.Res. 335, was introduced by Rep. Al Green, a Democrat from Houston, Texas.  Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) was proud to cosponsor this legislation.

“For nearly a century, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked toward political, educational, social, and economic equality,” Schiff said.  “Its courageous efforts have benefited countless Americans and have helped create a more fair and just society.  I am proud to salute its achievements today and encourage its progress in the future.”

In September, Congressman Schiff joined in honoring Maurice Morse, who received the Altadena NAACP’s Citizen of the Year Award at its annual Freedom Fund Luncheon.  Ms. Morse is a retired Pasadena Unified School District teacher and administrator.

In 1909, a multiracial committee including Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Henry Moscowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villiard, and William English Walling founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.  In the years that followed, the organization built a legacy of fighting for full suffrage and other civil rights and an end to segregation and racial violence.  In the face of cruelty and hate, members of the NAACP led an unceasing call for justice and equality for all Americans.  They continue to pursue an integrated society rich in diversity.

Congressman Schiff is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security and a member of both the House Judiciary and International Relations committees.  He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.

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