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  • 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

    July 2nd, 2014

    Fifty years ago today President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act hoping it would dry up the toxic spring of our prejudices. Although I am pleased that we have made progress in dealing with the diversity that the American melting pot is supposed to be, I am disappointed that there are so many avenues that remain closed. When so many members of our Ohio families were immigrants, it is shameful that we cannot come to a solution to the problems we have guaranteeing others the rights that are granted by our Constitution. I hope on this anniversary our Congress can take notice and continue moving forward with what their predecessors started.

    Happy Anniversary Civil Rights Act,

    Tom

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