Reps. Beatty, Cooper and Sewell Introduce Legislation to Establish National Rosa Parks Day


September 30, 2021

"Rosa Parks is a hero to countless Americans and to me," said Ohio Congresswoman and Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Joyce Beatty.

WASHINGTON, D.C.-In coordination with Reps. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Terri Sewell (AL-07), U.S. Congresswoman and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (OH-03) introduced legislation to establish Rosa Parks Day as a Federal Holiday.

"Through her willingness to sit, Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed in," Beatty said.

"As a state legislator, I was proud to lead the push to make the Buckeye State the first state to officially recognize Rosa Parks Day. It's now time for us to come together as a nation to honor this American hero through a new national holiday."

In 2005, Beatty,...

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