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June 9, 2021 Press Release

"I encourage the Government of Nigeria to allow freedom of speech and expression to all of its citizens through all platforms, including Twitter. This is a way for citizens to express themselves freely. Nigeria is an economic and cultural stalwart on the continent, and the international community looks for it to set the correct example of upholding the human rights of all citizens.

June 7, 2021 Press Release

“I am outraged by the recent massacre that has taken place in a village in Burkina Faso’s volatile north near the borders of Mali and Niger.

June 7, 2021 Press Release

“We condemn, in the strongest terms, the continued fighting and atrocities ongoing in Tigray and the increasing violence and human rights abuses occurring throughout Ethiopia. The conflict in Tigray has devastated local communities, displaced more than one million people, pushed over five million people into near famine conditions and destabilized the broader Horn of Africa region.

June 1, 2021 Press Release

“I urge the Qatari authorities to release Malcolm Bidali immediately. According to several reports, Mr. Bidali, a Kenyan human rights activist, was forcibly detained more than three weeks ago by Qatar state security services for peacefully exercising his right to protest the plight of migrant workers.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

“When a new infrastructure project is started in 37th District, it should be our community who gets the first shot at the new jobs associated with completing the project,” said Representative Bass. “It’s a common-sense step for our government to make it easier for companies to generate jobs in the very counties and states where their transportation projects are located.

May 25, 2021 Press Release

“I call for the immediate release of President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane, and Defense Minister Souleymane Doucoure, who were recently seized by the Mali’s military forces. There has been tension between the civilian government and the military since last August when former President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was overthrown.

May 24, 2021 Press Release

“My heart goes out to the families of those who lost their lives and those who have been displaced after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The volcano eruption has damaged the water reservoir and affected water supplies, causing tens of thousands of residents to flee to neighboring Rwanda after the volcano erupted on Saturday evening.

May 21, 2021 Press Release

"There is absolutely no place for hate crimes or anti-Semitism in our city.

May 20, 2021 Press Release

The bill will help reduce instances of reoffence by providing grants to community-based organizations and other eligible entities to create Community Reentry Centers to support formerly incarcerated people. According to a U.S.

May 19, 2021 Press Release

“This bill shall ensure that all levels of the United States diplomatic workforce reflects the diverse composition of the United States,” said Congressmember Bass. “According to the American Academy of Diplomacy, out of 189 ambassadors recently serving overseas, only three were African American career diplomats, and just four were Hispanic.

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