As you reunite and celebrate with your loved ones this holiday season, I want to thank you for all that you have done to help build the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
With your support, 2013 has been a great year for the Museum. The future museum site is a frenzy of activity as we continue to raise the walls and support columns. To date, we’ve collected over 23,000 artifacts including two large pieces — a Southern Railway railroad car (segregated) and a guard tower from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola — that will be a part of our inaugural exhibition on segregation. All of this progress is thanks to friends like you.
I wish you and your loved ones peace and joy this holiday season and into the New Year.
It’s not easy work and it separates them from their families — again — but in this tough economy it pays well and takes care of things back home.
Unfortunately, two foreign mining companies with connections to the Koch Brothers are trying to dig a mine near the Bay that would destroy these jobs and lay waste to the environment.
Because of our unique voice as veterans and military-family members, we were asked to take action on this issue. It was a no-brainer.
Bristol Bay is one of those places where you can still find true solitude while catching salmon and hunting moose and game birds.
It’s a place where many veterans travel as tourists, earn a living as fishing guides, professional fisherman, or work on the shore supporting the fishing industry.
Thanks for joining me in defense of their jobs.
This is Christopher. He is a native of southern California, and, at age ten, he’s doing a very brave thing:
He is traveling across the country to confront some of the most powerful people in Washington to demand action for his family and millions of others like it.
Christopher and his seven-year-old sister, Daniela, are US citizens, but their parents are undocumented.
Like millions of children across the country, passing immigration reform would mean everything — to live together without fear of separation, so that the children can have the best possible chance at the American Dream with their parents’ continued love and support.
That’s why Christopher and Daniela, with their mother Mireya, have joined more than 100 immigrant youth advocates to speak directly to leaders in Congress today and ask that they do their job and bring immigration reform to a vote this year.
Support Christopher on his mission by flooding Speaker Boehner‘s office with calls for reform while the children meet with him. Our combined action will give the Speaker of the House nowhere to hide until he takes action for kids like Christopher and their families.