Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement On 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Protest on “Bloody Sunday”

March 7, 2015
Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today released the following statement commemorating the anniversary of the march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge and civil rights protest on Bloody Sunday:

“On this historic day, we remember those who marched across Edmund Pettus 50 years ago, to draw the nation's attention to the immoral treatment of African Americans in our own country.  Those brave souls sacrificed their bodies and seared images into the country's conscience that fueled the civil rights movement.  

“We remember that the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice, but only when we all stand up and speak out against bigotry and discrimination. As a nation, we must honor the memory of those courageous souls who marched on Selma, by continuing their work, and living aloha - treating all people with respect, compassion, and love.  While times have changed, unfortunately we still see examples of bigotry, harassment, and discrimination in our country.  Let this important day be a reminder that it is imperative that we understand and uphold the importance of protecting these sacred civil rights and equal treatment for all."

Congresswoman Gabbard arrived in Hawaii today for the March District Work Period.
 
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