Text: H.Res.319 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H. Res. 319 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 319

  Recognizing Bayard Rustin for his lifelong leadership in the civil 
   rights, labor, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) 
  rights movements and for his exemplary dedication to realizing true 
               equality and freedom in the United States.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 30, 2013

 Mr. Lewis (for himself, Ms. Norton, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. 
 Schwartz, Mr. Watt, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Takano, Mr. Rangel, 
 Mr. Hastings of Washington, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Moore, Ms. Hahn, Mr. 
  Conyers, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Ms. 
  Jackson Lee, Mr. Fattah, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Mr. McDermott, Mr. 
Cohen, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Ms. Lee of 
  California, and Mr. Lowenthal) submitted the following resolution; 
 which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition 
  to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration 
  of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
                               concerned

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                               RESOLUTION


 
  Recognizing Bayard Rustin for his lifelong leadership in the civil 
   rights, labor, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) 
  rights movements and for his exemplary dedication to realizing true 
               equality and freedom in the United States.

Whereas Bayard Rustin was born March 17, 1912, in West Chester, Pennsylvania;
Whereas Bayard Rustin combined the pacifism of his Quaker religion with 
        nonviolent movements of Mahatma Gandhi;
Whereas Bayard Rustin was inspired by James Weldon Johnson and W.E.B. Du Bois, 
        among others, to protest Jim Crow laws in the West Chester community;
Whereas Bayard Rustin attended City College in New York, where he was active in 
        the movement to defend and free the Scottsboro Boys in 1936;
Whereas Bayard Rustin was a principal leader in planning a March on Washington 
        in June 1941 to protest discrimination in the armed forces and defense 
        sector, in response to which President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
        preemptively issued an Executive order ending segregation in the defense 
        industries;
Whereas Bayard Rustin worked in the State of California to protect the property 
        rights of Japanese-Americans imprisoned in internment camps as a result 
        of World War II;
Whereas Bayard Rustin, while imprisoned in Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary for 
        conscientious objection to World War II, organized a protest against 
        segregated seating in the prison dining hall;
Whereas Bayard Rustin was an early leader of the Congress on Racial Equality 
        (CORE), and participated in a CORE initiative to integrate interstate 
        buses by challenging race-based seating requirements on buses in 
        Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee;
Whereas Bayard Rustin advised Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on nonviolent tactics 
        during the Montgomery Bus Boycotts;
Whereas Bayard Rustin, along with Dr. King, led the initial organization of the 
        Southern Christian Leadership Conference to coordinate the Black faith 
        community in political activism;
Whereas Bayard Rustin served as chief organizer for the March on Washington for 
        Jobs and Freedom in August 1963, the landmark event credited with the 
        passages of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act;
Whereas Bayard Rustin, as the co-founder of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, 
        worked tirelessly to achieve equality for African-Americans in the labor 
        movement;
Whereas Bayard Rustin championed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender 
        (LGBT) rights movement throughout his career, working as a human rights 
        advocate and testifying for New York State's Gay Rights Bill; and
Whereas Bayard Rustin died August 24, 1987, a leader in civil rights and 
        democracy in the United States and an inspiration to generations of 
        activists after him: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes Bayard 
Rustin for his lifelong leadership in the civil rights, labor, and 
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights movements and for 
his exemplary dedication to realizing true equality and freedom in the 
United States.
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