Reps. Beatty, Cooper and Sewell Introduce Legislation to Establish National Rosa Parks Day
September 30, 2021
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,...