Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement celebrating Black History Month:
“This year marks the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma to Montgomery, a landmark event in the Civil Rights Movement. As Black History Month commences, we remember the heroic efforts of those who took part in marches, and the countless others who struggled against great adversity to ensure equality for all.
“Our nation has come a long way towards equality for all citizens. However, we still have a long way to go to ensure equal voting rights and equal treatment and protections under the law. That is why, in keeping with the spirit and vision of those who so boldly marched in Selma and those who march today, I will continue the fight for the principles and values of equality that we cherish as a nation.
“In celebration of Black History Month, I join in recognizing the many contributions that African Americans have made to our community and our great nation both past and present.”