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Senator Rubio On The Unveiling Of Rosa Parks Statue

Feb 27, 2013 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement on the unveiling of the statue of Rosa Parks:  

“Today, as the statue of Rosa Parks is unveiled in the U.S. Capitol, Americans of all backgrounds have an opportunity to reflect on the life of a woman of extraordinary courage. In her simple act of civil disobedience, Rosa Parks earned her place as a champion of American civil rights and, more broadly, as an emblem of the human rights that belong to all mankind. Her statue in the Capitol will serve as a reminder to future generations of Americans that all people, regardless of race or background, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Important work remains to be done to ensure that people around the world have freedom, liberty and other basic human rights. I am honored to labor for that cause in the presence of this powerful monument to Ms. Parks and her legacy.”