Today, Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) released the following statement on the Fourth of July holiday:
“I am proud to join millions of Americans across the country in celebrating the Fourth of July. 243 years ago our founding fathers declared their freedom in order to break away from the chains of an oppressive regime. In the name of freedom, they stood up to tyranny at a time when it was most desperately needed. Today as we celebrate the birth of our nation, we must remember their sacrifice and not take it for granted. As American citizens it is our responsibility to speak out against injustice, give a voice to the voiceless, and fight for the dignity and humanity of all people. Today let us pledge to move our country forward, defend our democracy, and stand up for the rights of all Americans. I wish a happy and safe Fourth of July to everyone.”
Rep. Cisneros is a Navy veteran and member of both the House Committee on Armed Services and Veterans Affairs.
The article above was released by Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (D-CA39).