"This video shows George Floyd being slowly murdered by a police officer while a crowd of people watch. It’s consistent with US history. Black lives didn’t matter when our ancestors were enslaved. Black lives didn’t matter as we were lynched. We could not breathe on the boats. We could not breathe under trees. We cannot breathe with knees on our necks."
Read the full letter here.
“I first met DJay when he was in Washington, DC participating in our Foster Youth Shadow Day program,” said Rep. Bass “His smile lit up dim meeting rooms and his laugh bounded through sometimes-hollow hallways. He was an advocate through and through – a champion for health care reforms for current and former foster youth and other changes to our child welfare system.
"I am discouraged by the recent apparent detainment and brutal assault of three young women from the opposition party in Zimbabwe. Joannah Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri, and Netsai Marova have the right to peacefully protest the government, and should not be subjected to inhumane treatment while exercising their human rights.
In their letter, the Members note that “the USMS is responsible for the care of individuals charged with federal offenses, from the time they are arrested and ordered detained pretrial to the time they are either ordered released from USMS custody or are convicted and transported to serve their sentences in a BOP facility.
"The Trump administration’s latest action to veto a UN resolution that called for a global ceasefire in order to collectively address this pandemic is yet another indicator that they are completely uninterested in cultivating a unified international front to combat this disease.
Find the slides used during the presentation here.
"This week G-20 nations agreed to suspend bilateral debt service payments until the end of the year for 76 low-income countries including 40 sub-Saharan African countries.
“We were deeply disturbed and saddened to hear about the violence committed at the Cuban Embassy in Washington DC last night,” said the Congresswomen. “Acts of violence targeting diplomats and diplomatic missions are wholly unacceptable and should be quickly condemned.
"We hosted this event to hear the voices and the suggestions of those being impacted firsthand by this disease on the inside," said Rep. Bass. "When this pandemic hit, we knew immidiately that folks on the inside would be at the most risk.