Sánchez Statement on Black History Month

February 4, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-38) released the following statement today in recognition of Black History Month:

“During Black History month, we celebrate and honor the culture, contributions, and continued achievements of generations of Black Americans. It is also a time to reflect on the continued fight for full equality and to reaffirm that Black history is American history.

“History was made this year with the election of Kamala D. Harris as Vice President of the United States and the election of a record number of Black Members of Congress. With that vision of more representative leadership, I know we will continue to build a more perfect and equitable union and remain committed to the truth that Black Lives Matter. This means expanding on the work we did last year to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. And it means addressing the very real issues in health care access and financial security that led to communities of color suffering far worse than others from this pandemic. 

“This Black History Month, we will lift up the contributions of the Black community in California and across the country and we continue to fight for a more equitable future.”