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New Mexico House Celebrates African American Day

on February 11, 2019 - 10:28am

The Roundhouse celebrates African American Day Friday with Congressional House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Rev. Donna Maria Davis, pastor of Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton. Courtesy photo

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  • Joint Session  African American Community With Congressman James Clyburn

SANTA FE – The Roundhouse celebrated African American Day Friday with Congressional House Majority Whip James Clyburn, Rev. Donna Maria Davis, pastor of Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque), presided over the day’s Joint Session and ceremony.

“We must ensure that the dreams of our children are never forgotten. They are our future and our actions today create the pathways that open the doors of opportunity they will walk through,” Stapleton said. “This day, African American Day at the Legislature is one of the doors we open to the African American community--to students, parents, teachers,  leaders, Reverends, and families across our state--to say ‘We are here, we care and we are moving forward’."

In addition to the proclamation signed by the governor and Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Lujan Grisham presented Rep. Clyburn with a special replica of the Zia, the New Mexico State symbol, and commented how this was a very noteworthy event.


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