Author Archives: Congressman Elijah Cummings

  • Protecting Our Climate, Health and Civil Rights

    As the AFRO-American reported in June, our nation’s Black doctors are deeply concerned about the dangers climate change poses to our health. Since Americans of Color are especially vulnerable to those threats, measures to better protect our planet are fast becoming critical civil rights ...

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  • Black History Month 2014: Civil Rights in America

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s Association for the Study of African Life and History has chosen “Civil Rights in America” as its overarching theme for Black History Month 2014. At a time when voter suppression, gerrymandered ...

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  • Standing up for women at the brink

    During a January 12 Meet the Press segment, Maria Shriver unveiled “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink.” Her analysis outlined in graphic detail how dramatically American families, the workplace, and the role of women have changed during recent ...

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  • The defining challenge of our time

    As we mark 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson committed our nation to ending poverty in our country, President Obama is once again calling upon us to overcome “the defining challenge of our time.” All of us are being affected, he observed, by “the dangerous and growing ...

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  • Sustaining our economic recovery in 2014

    Of all the issues confronting President Obama, the Congress and the American People in 2014, rebuilding our economy continues to be our number one priority. Despite recent economic progress, far too many Americans remain out of work. Of all the requests that I receive, foremost among them is ...

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