Petition update

Office of Congresswoman Luria takes steps for Harriet Tubman Waterway Act

Lisa Samuels
Brooklyn, NY, United States

Jan 28, 2020 — 

Washington, DC - A key aide for Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-VA) notified HR 1242 Resilience Project today that they have reached out to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for the proposed legislation called Harriet Tubman Waterway Act.

This will rename the Virginia Inside Passage in honor of Harriet Tubman, who used this corridor as a pathway to freedom for slaves during the underground railroad.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century.


Keep fighting for people power!

Politicians and rich CEOs shouldn't make all the decisions. Today we ask you to help keep Change.org free and independent. Our job as a public benefit company is to help petitions like this one fight back and get heard. If everyone who saw this chipped in monthly we'd secure Change.org's future today. Help us hold the powerful to account. Can you spare a minute to become a member today?

I'll power Change with $5 monthlyPayment method

Discussion

Please enter a comment.

We were unable to post your comment. Please try again.