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Congresswoman Karen Bass

Representing the 37th District of California

Rep. Bass Calls For Commemoration Of Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin

August 24, 2019
Press Release
LOS ANGELES – Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), issued the following statement requesting the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recommend that USPS issue a commemorative stamp honoring civil rights leader Bayard Rustin. The statement comes on the 32nd anniversary of the activist’s death.

“Bayard Rustin was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and trailblazer for LGBTQ rights. Rustin organized Freedom Rides and later served as an organizer for the March on Washington In honor of his fight and his resilience, I call on the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee of the U.S. Postal Service to request that you issue a stamp commemorating the life of Bayard Rustin.”