Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2020) - H.R. 1242 Resilience Project thanks U.S. Senator Kamala Harris support for Harriet Tubman Day at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on March 10, a first in the history of the United States of America.
We also want to express our warmest appreciations to members of the House of Representatives + U.S. Senators that communicated with our team prior to the event and for the short duration we had on March 10, opened their doors to listen. We thank-you and look forward to building this coalition with you all - Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R.1242 Resilience Project.
Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2020) - Shemika Berry of Accokeek, Maryland gave a history lesson to the students at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C on March 10. Berry is a former Air Force officer, actress, and makeup artist.
Just a few hours later, the Marylander made history as the first Harriet Tubman reenactor to perform at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. In the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Ms. Berry performed for the Harriet Tubman Awards for Social Justice ceremony, which symbolizes freedom, justice, and equality for women in labor
Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2020) - The Harriet Tubman Award for Social Justice, which symbolizes freedom, justice, and equality were launched to honor women in labor. These strong women came from The Teamsters, UNITE HERE!, Utility Workers of America, SEIU, AFSCME, and American Federation of Teachers.
This newly created award has been passed on to the honorees so future generations of women and girls will be able to follow the north star for social justice.
Washington, D.C. (March 11, 2020) - The International Woman in Government Award, a newly created honor for Harriet Tubman Day, was accepted by Charge de Affairs, from Republic of Equatorial Guinea Embassy to the United States.
Her Excellency, Teresa Efua Asangono, is the President of the Senate in Equatorial Guinea. She continues to be a beacon of hope for women and girls on the African continent.
Washington, D.C. and Auburn, New York - Cayuga County Tourism, Gretchen Confections, and UNITE HERE! Local 25, the union of hospitality workers in the Washington metropolitan area, partnered together for the delivery of Harriet Tubman Truffles for the Harriet Tubman Day reception in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, a first in American history for the spy, nurse, civil war hero, suffragist, and conductor for the Underground Railroad.
March 11, 2020 (Washington, DC) - Utility Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Local 1-2, Mr. Darryl K. Taylor, Senior Business Agent, was joined by top officials in support of Valerie King, National Rep-National Organizer, and honoree for Harriet Tubman Award for Social Justice.
We are in the middle of contract talks, we just had to adjust our schedule for a few hours. This day is important for labor, said Taylor.
Washington, D.C. (March 10, 2020) - H.R. 1242 Resilience Project needed a recipient for the Harriet Tubman Truffles for Harriet Tubman Day event at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Centers. H.R. 1242 reached out to many, but came up short. Then, Don Victor Mooney, placed a called to UNITE HERE! Local 25, President, Linda Martin. Before a minute went by, she said do you have our address.
Ms. Martin's goal for the union: to continue to educate, organize, and empower our membership as well as non members to have a voice in the work place.
March 11, 2020 (Washington, DC) - School lunch is critical to student health and well-being, especially for low-income students—and ensures that students have nutrition they need throughout the day to learn.
Research shows that receiving free or reduced-price school lunches reduces food insecurity, obesity rates, and poor health. In addition, the new school meal nutrition standards are having a positive impact on student food selection and consumption, especially for fruits and vegetables.
March 11, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) - The students of Harriet Tubman Elementary School were delighted to have Ms. Shemika Berry, a Harriet Tubman reenactor, Mr. Ivory Smith, President of Worcester NAACP Branch in Maryland, and Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project visit their school on March 10.
At the end of Mooney's talk to never give up, the students offered to begin a letter writing campaign in support of Harriet Tubman Waterway Act.
March 11, 2020 (Washington, DC) - Ms. Shemika Berry, Harriet Tubman reenactor, Mr. Ivory Smith, President of Worcester County Branch of NAACP, and H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, President Don Victor Mooney visited Tubman Elementary School to encourage the students to follow the north star in purusit of their dreams. The group was recieved by school officials.
Tubman Elementary School is a public elementary school, named after Harriet Tubman and is under the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia Public Schools.
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