MLK Day of Service - Support Harriet Tubman Waterway Act

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on January 20 is upon us again, which has rallied people of goodwill to transform this commemoration as "Day of Service". We are asking you to sign this petition to support Harriet Tubman Waterway Act. This legislation calls for the renaming of Virginia Inside Passage in honor of Harriet Tubman. 

HR 1242 Resilience Project hand-delivered this request to Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware; Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Virginia; and Rep. Andy Harris, R-Maryland, who represent parts of the Delmarva Peninsula on December 11, 2019

The Virginia Inside Passage, along with several bays located in Maryland and Delaware was the corridor for freedom along the Eastern Shore of Delmarva Peninsula and saw countless enslaved Africans take this route to emancipate themselves from the shackles of slavery. Harriet Tubman made 13 trips between her home in Dorchester County on the Delmarva Peninsula and Philadelphia, knew the area, mastered the elements, and never lost a passenger. The mouth of this waterway begins at the Chesapeake Bay, which was the entry point of many slave ships arriving from West Africa.   

Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist, humanitarian, women's rights advocate, and conductor for The Underground Railroad is a historical icon that embodies the spirit of resilience. We need your support in getting this bill on the floor of the House of Representatives and ultimately passed. To donate for this initiative, (click here).