Barbara Lee

From the office of:

Barbara Lee

From: The Honorable Barbara Lee
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Date: 5/29/2014

2014 is the first ever United Nations Year of Small Island Developing States

Become an original cosponsor of the Caribbean American Heritage Month Resolution!   

Current cosponsors (17): Bishop, Bordallo, Butterfield, Christensen, Corrine Brown, Conyers, Engel, Faleomavaega, John Lewis, Jackson Lee, Hank Johnson, Moore, Norton, Rangel, Rush, Sablan, Frederica Wilson

Deadline: 10 AM TOMORROW

Dear Colleague:

Please join me in celebrating June as Caribbean American Heritage Month! In June 2005, the House unanimously adopted my legislation, H.Con. Res. 71, recognizing the significance of the Caribbean people and the rich history, progress, and heritage their culture has contributed to the United States.

Caribbean American Heritage month provides us an opportunity to strengthen our long-term partnership with nations of the Caribbean community through greater dialogue and engagement. From disaster preparedness, trade and energy, education, to health and HIV/AIDS, we share a number of mutual policy interests with our Caribbean neighbors.

To this day, Caribbean Americans continue to make momentous strides impacting the diversity in our communities all across our nation. Congress should continue to recognize the tremendous contributions that Caribbean Americans have added to our country.

I hope that you will join me in celebrating this month by becoming an original cosponsor of the Caribbean American Heritage Month resolution. If you have any questions or would like to become an original cosponsor, please contact Emma Mehrabi in my office at or at x5-2661 by 10am TOMORROW.



Barbara Lee

Member of Congress