A Joint Session on Friday, Feb 8th celebrated our African American Community with Congressman James Clyburn
Santa Fe- Friday, the Roundhouse celebrated African American Day with Congressman James Clyburn, Congressional House Majority Whip, Rev Donna Maria Davis, Pastor, Grant Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, and Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. House Majority Leader, Representative 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,” said House Majority Leader, Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque). “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 the Secretary of State, Governor Lujan Grisham presented Congressman Clyburn with a special replica of the Zia, our State symbol, and commented how this was a very noteworthy event.