Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act
  • Petitioned Andy Harris

This petition was delivered to:

Congressman MD
Andy Harris
Congressman NY
Richard Hanna
US Senator NY
Charles Schumer
US Senator MD
Benjamin Cardin
US Congresswoman NY 25th
Ann Marie Buerkle
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act

    1. Laurel Ullyette
    2. Petition by

      Laurel Ullyette

      Auburn, NY

Harriet Tubman was one of the most courageous and selfless heroes in American history. She lived the last 50 years of her life in Auburn, NY raising funds to continue her trips to and from Maryland on the Underground Railroad to bring freedom seekers North, served as a nurse and spy during the Civil War, worked steadfastly for Abolition of Slavery and Women's Rights, and ran a home for elderly and indigent African Americans. In a raid up the Combahee River in South Carolina in 1863, she lead a mission which freed over 750 slaves. She is the only woman in American military history to conceive and conduct such a raid.   2013 will be the Centennial of Harriet Tubman's death. The national recognition she so richly deserves is long overdue .

Congress needs to know this legislation has grassroots support across the country.  We will submit these signatures by June 2012.  Don't wait.

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Recent signatures


    1. Status as of 1/26/12

      Laurel Ullyette
      Petition Organizer

      The Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks legislation is out of mark up and the report is issued to be scheduled to bring to the floor of the Senate for discussion.

      In the House, Cong. Richard Hanna - NY and Cong. Andy Harris - MD have agreed to sponsor a bill. 300 Co-Sponsors are being sought for the House bill. This is the farthest the legislation has ever gone. Optimism is high.

      We are at 70% of our goal for signatures - please continue to spread the word. The deadline has been extended to 3/31/12.


      Laurel Ullyette
      Petition Organizer

      Legislation Would Help Auburn Area Preserve Many Sites Including Harriet Tubman Home, Tubman Home For The Aged and Thompson Memorial A.M.E Zion Church
      Committee Passage Brings Auburn Region Closer Than It Has Ever Been To Creating National Park
      Schumer, Gillibrand: Bill Would Honor an American Hero and Boost Regional Tourism

      Please continue to circulate the petition. We still need to convince the House this is a worthwhile project.

    3. Don't wait!

      Laurel Ullyette
      Petition Organizer

      Please don't wait to sign the Tubman National Parks petition. We hope to submit this to Congress as soon as possible! Please share far and wide.

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Latest publicity

      Laurel Ullyette
      Petition Organizer

      This link provides access to a variety of newspaper articles which have been published in NY, MD and D.C. since 9/14's Harriet on the Hill Day. Please continue to spread this petition. We needs lots more signatures!

    6. Reached 250 signatures
    7. Harriet on the Hill Day

      Laurel Ullyette
      Petition Organizer

      Seven representatives from Auburn, NY are headed to Washington D.C. today for a day of lobbying for the Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks Act.

    8. At Day 3 we've reached our first 100 signatures! Let's keep it going!

      Laurel Ullyette
      Petition Organizer

      Way to go! 725 signatures on the hard copy in 2 weeks, but the on-line version supersedes it, so sign even if you already signed the hard copy! We're delivering the written version to Congress tomorrow 9/14/11 for Harriet on the Hill Day.

    9. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Carolyn Bronson CLINTON, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm signing because I recognize and benefit from her efforts, being an African-American myself, and it's something that needs to be done.

    • Sandra Feocco AUBURN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      We should be ashamed that we have not held her in high regards for all she accomplished especially since we who come after her, share in HER city!

    • Joyce Cavanaugh AUBURN, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is time to bring the Harriet Tubman site the recognition and attention it deserves and having the Natl. Park Service in charge of this Museum will make it the famous place it needs to be.

    • kendra rivers SYRACUSE, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      i am signing because i am from auburn new york. Harriet Tubman is an inspiration to me and has helped me in many parts of my life. to which is why i am where i am today, as far as school and my personal life. she will forever be remember.

    • Alethea Connolly EAST SYRACUSE, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because those who have worked for " liberty and justice for all" have a story of courage that is timeless, and adults and children need to have locations where this story is told and they can be inspired to be active citizens defending the high ideals that we declared long ago - were worth standing up for.


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