|Posted:||January 27, 2017 02:42 PM|
|From:||Representative P. Michael Sturla|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Thaddeus Stevens Day Resolution|
|In the near future, I intend to introduce a resolution designating April 4, 2017, as Thaddeus Stevens Day in Pennsylvania. This will commemorate the 225th anniversary of the birth of this statesman, civil rights activist and philanthropist.
As you may be aware, Thaddeus Stevens was a lifelong public servant dedicated to ensuring justice, equality, and opportunity for all citizens. Stevens spent eight years in the Pennsylvania State Legislature and later represented Pennsylvania in the United States Congress from 1849 to 1853 and again from 1858 until his death in 1868.
During his years in office, Thaddeus Stevens fought for the preservation of public education in Pennsylvania, emancipation of the slaves, passage of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is named in his honor.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this important resolution.
Introduced as HR199