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Reid Statement On The Passing Of Civil Rights Figure Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Sen. Harry Reid issued the following statement after learning about the death of civil rights activist Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth, a leading figure in the fight against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama and a key ally of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Today our nation lost a man whose name was synonymous with courage…


Reid Statement On 21St Anniversary Of The Americans With Disabilities Act

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid today released the following statement on the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) becoming law: “For the last 21 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has brought greater equality to countless Nevadans and Americans across the country.  Through this landmark civil rights measure, we’ve…


Reid Statement On Juneteenth Independence Day

Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement on Sunday’s celebration of Juneteenth Independence Day: “On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galvaston, Texas to free America’s last slaves and officially end a dark time in our nation’s history. Juneteenth Independence Day has been celebrated throughout the Southwest ever since. It is the…


Reid Statement On Tomorrow’s 57th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education Decision

Washington, D.C.—Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement on tomorrow’s 57th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, which struck down racial segregation in public schools: “The Brown vs. Board of Education decision was a major step toward education equality in America, and launched a Civil Rights movement that changed the face…


Reid: Honor The Man Who Fought For Rights Of Hard-Working Farmers By Ensuring Every American Worker Has A Job, Access To Health Care

Washington, DC—Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement regarding the birthday of civil rights activist César Chávez’s, who would have been 84 today: “César Chávez dedicated his life to defending the rights not only of farm workers, but of all Americans who have suffered under discrimination or oppression. After his family lost its farm…