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Sheila Jackson Lee
Sheila Jackson Lee (born January 12, 1950) is an American politician. She is currently the U.S. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district

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Sheila Jackson Lee Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 18th district Incumbent Assumed office
January 3, 1995Preceded by Craig WashingtonMember of the Houston City Council
from the 4th at-large district In office
January 2, 1990 – January 3, 1995Preceded by Anthony HallSucceeded by John Peavy Personal detailsBorn Sheila Jackson
(1950-01-12) January 12, 1950 (age 68)
New York City, New York, U.S.Political party DemocraticSpouse(s) Elwyn LeeChildren 2Education Yale University (BA)
University of Virginia (JD)Website House website

Sheila Jackson Lee (born January 12, 1950) is an American politician. She is currently the U.S. Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district, serving since 1995. The district includes most of central Houston. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Contents
  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Early political career
  • 3 U.S. House of Representatives
    • 3.1 Elections
      • 3.1.1 1994
      • 3.1.2 1996-2008
      • 3.1.3 2010
      • 3.1.4 2012
      • 3.1.5 2014
      • 3.1.6 2016
    • 3.2 Tenure
    • 3.3 Foreign policy
    • 3.4 Immigration
    • 3.5 Criticism of Tea Party
    • 3.6 WikiLeaks
    • 3.7 Health care
    • 3.8 Al-Qaeda
    • 3.9 Legislation
    • 3.10 Space program
    • 3.11 Hurricane naming
    • 3.12 Foreign travel
    • 3.13 Confederate flag issue
    • 3.14 United Airlines issue
    • 3.15 Committee assignments
    • 3.16 Caucus memberships
    • 3.17 Treatment of staffers
  • 4 Personal life
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links
Early life and education External video Congresswoman Jackson Lee "Kneeling in Defense of 1st Amendment", speech in the House of Representatives, September 25, 2017

Jackson Lee was born Sheila Jackson in Queens, New York. Her parents were both immigrants from Jamaica.[1] She graduated from Jamaica High School in Queens. She earned a B.A. in political science from Yale University in 1972, followed by a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1975.[2] She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.[3]

Early political career

Jackson Lee made three unsuccessful attempts at local judgeships before becoming a municipal judge from 1987 to 1990.[4] Jackson Lee, along with Sylvia Garcia, was appointed by then Mayor of Houston Kathy Whitmire. In 1989 she won the at-large position for a seat on the Houston City Council, serving until 1994.[4] While on the city council, Jackson Lee helped pass a safety ordinance that required parents to keep their guns away from children.[5] She also worked for expanded summer hours at city parks and recreation centers as a way to combat gang violence.[6]

U.S. House of Representatives Elections 1994

In 1994, Jackson Lee challenged four-term incumbent U.S. Congressman Craig Washington in the Democratic primary.[4] Washington had come under fire for opposing several projects that would have benefited the Houston area.[7] Jackson Lee defeated Washington in a rout, taking 63% to Washington's 37%.[8] The victory was tantamount to election in this heavily Democratic, black-majority district. In the general election, she defeated Republican nominee Jerry Burley 73%-24%.[9]

1996-2008

During this time period, Jackson Lee was never challenged in the Democratic primary. She won re-election during this time with at least 76% of the vote.[10]

2010 See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2010 § District 18

For the first time in her congressional career, Jackson Lee was challenged in the Democratic primary; her opponents were Houston City Councilmember Jarvis Johnson and Sean Roberts. She defeated them 67%-28%-5%.[11]

It was reported that in October 2010 Jackson Lee was "asking the Department of Justice to investigate whether tea party groups are intimidating black and Hispanic voters in her district." She requested that Attorney General Eric Holder send poll monitors to make sure that a local group wasn't stopping people from voting.[12]

She won the general election with 70 percent of the vote, the lowest winning percent of her career.[13]

2012

In 2012, Jackson Lee was not challenged in the Democratic primary and won the general election with 75 percent of the ballots cast.[14]

2014

In 2014, Jackson Lee defeated Republican Sean Seibert by 76,097 votes to 26,049.[15]

2016

Four Republicans competed in the March 1 primary election for the right to challenge Jackson Lee in the November 8 general election. Lori Bartley, with 5,679 votes (33.7 percent), led the field and faced a runoff on April 24 with the second-placed contender, Reggie Gonzales, who drew 5,578 votes (33.1 percent). Two other contenders, the stronger of whom was Sharon Joy Fisher with 4,405 votes (26.1 percent), held the remainder of the ballots cast.[16] Bartley then won the nomination over Gonzalez, 58 to 42 percent.[17]

In the general election, Jackson Lee defeated Bartley by her customary 3-1 margin with 150,157 votes to Bartley's 48,306.[18]

Tenure

Prior to the 110th Congress, Jackson Lee served on the House Science Committee and on the Subcommittee that oversees space policy and NASA.[citation needed] She is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus,[19][20] and a CBC whip.[7]

Foreign policy

In 2000, she favored permanently normalizing trade status for China, arguing that it would aid both human rights and Houston's economy.[21]

Jackson Lee traveled to the 2001 World Conference against Racism in South Africa, and has backed sanctions against Sudan.[22] On April 28, 2006, Jackson Lee, along with four other members of Congress and six other activists, was arrested for disorderly conduct in front of Sudan's embassy in Washington. They were protesting the role of Sudan's government in ethnic cleansing in Darfur.[23]

Jackson Lee has urged better relations between the U.S. and Venezuela, which she describes as a friendly nation. She said the U.S. should reconsider its ban on selling F-16 fighter jets and spare parts to that country. The U.S. State Department bans such sales due to "lack of support" for counter-terrorist operations and Venezuela's relations with Iran and Cuba.[24][25]

In July 2010 Jackson Lee said: "Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side."[26] It was noted that Vietnam had not been split for four decades, and that the current government of Vietnam does not consider South Vietnam to have ever been a sovereign state.[27][28]

Immigration

Jackson Lee is active on immigration issues.[29] She has proposed increasing border security and increasing opportunities for legalization among those living in the United States. She has opposed a guest worker program, saying that the idea of guest: "connotate 'invite, come,' and, at the same time, it misleads because you ask people to come for a temporary job of three to six years and they have to leave if they don't have another job and I would think that they would not."[30]

Criticism of Tea Party

Speaking in July 2010 at the NAACP national convention, Jackson Lee compared the Tea Party to the KKK.[31]

WikiLeaks

In an October 2016 interview on MSNBC, Jackson mistakenly denounced Wikipedia in place of WikiLeaks. The story was concerned with the Hillary Clinton email controversy, with Jackson's exact quotation being "You know that I'm going to first of all denounce the utilization of this intrusion by Wikipedia through the Russian intrusion," "This is what it's about. Espionage just like what was said over these last couple of days. We need to be concerned about the intrusion of Russia and Putin in these elections."[32]

Health care

Jackson Lee said in January 2011 that repealing the health care law would be in violation of the Constitution. She argued that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional under the Commerce Clause, and that repealing it would violate both the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments.[33][34][35]

Al-Qaeda

At a Homeland Security Committee hearing on radical Muslims in the US, held in March 2011, Jackson Lee said that Peter King's hearings were helping al-Qaeda and "going the same route as Arizona." She complained that the hearings were scaring Muslim Americans and called them "an outrage."[36]

Legislation

On September 27, 2013, Jackson Lee introduced the Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act (H.R. 3202; 113th Congress), a bill that would direct the United States Department of Homeland Security to assess the effectiveness of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.[37] The bill would require an independent assessment of how well the TWIC program improves security and reduces risks at the facilities and vessels it is responsible for.[38]

Space program

In 1997, while on a trip to the Mars Pathfinder operations center in California, Jackson Lee confused the planet Mars with Earth's own moon, asking whether the Pathfinder had succeeded in taking a picture of the flag planted on Mars by Neil Armstrong in 1969.[39][40]

Hurricane naming

Jackson Lee complained in 2003 that storm names were too white. "All racial groups should be represented," she said, and asked officials to "try to be inclusive of African-American names."[41]

Foreign travel

In May 2015, The Washington Post reported Jackson Lee took a trip to Azerbaijan paid for by the government of that country.[42][43]

Confederate flag issue

On Thursday, July 9, 2015, Jackson Lee and others who were engaged in a debate over the Confederate battle flag produced an erroneous reproduction of what they thought was the original flag. The original battle flag contained 13 stars representing each state of the Confederacy as of 1861. The flag that Jackson Lee presented to members of Congress contained 17 stars.[44]

United Airlines issue

On December 24, 2017, United Airlines allegedly gave a passenger's first class seat away to Jackson Lee. United Airlines claimed that the 63-year-old passenger had canceled her flight, which the passenger denied and alleged that the airline threatened to kick her off the flight for her complaint and for trying to take a picture of Jackson Lee. Subsequently, Jackson Lee released the following statement:[45]

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"Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice...This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people. But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry."

Committee assignments
  • Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Security (Ranking Member)
  • Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement
Caucus memberships

Jackson Lee is or has been a member of a number of caucuses, including:

  • The 9-11 Commission Caucus
  • The Building a Better America Caucus (BABAC)
  • The Congressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
  • The Congressional Human Rights Caucus.
  • The Congressional Algeria Caucus
  • The Congressional Pakistan Caucus
  • The US-Afghan Caucus
  • Veterinary Medicine Caucus
  • Congressional Progressive Caucus.[46]
  • House Baltic Caucus[47]
  • Congressional Arts Caucus[48]
  • Afterschool Caucuses[49]
  • Congressional NextGen 9-1-1 Caucus[50]
  • United States Congressional International Conservation Caucus[51]
Treatment of staffers

The Houston Press reported in 1998 that five of Lee's staffers quit that spring: "According to Lee's former Capitol office executive assistant and events scheduler Rhiannon Burruss, the congresswoman's abrasive ways not only drove off staff members but irritated Continental Airlines staffers to the point where one suggested she fly on a competitor instead."[52][53]

In 2011 she was reported to have one of the highest staff turnovers in Congress and to be one of the worst bosses. The Huffington Post and Houston Chronicle reported that she had gone through 11 chiefs of staff in 11 years.[54][55] In 2011 she was named as one of the "worst bosses in Washington" by The Daily Caller.[56] The Huffington Post stated that "Jackson Lee regularly appears on Washingtonian magazine's list of the "Best and Worst of Congress" as the "meanest" member of House of Representatives."[54][57] That reputation as the worst boss on Capitol Hill continued; in 2012 Washingtonian again listed her as the meanest member of the House,[58] a report in 2013 concluded that "the veteran Texas Democrat had the highest turnover rate for all of Congress over the past decade."[59]

Personal life

Jackson Lee moved to Houston after her husband, Elwyn Lee, took a job at the University of Houston. Her husband now holds a dual position of Vice Chancellor and Vice President for Student Affairs of the University of Houston System and the University of Houston, respectively.[2] They have two children.[60]

See also
  • Houston portal
  • Biography portal
  • Government of the United States portal
  • Politics portal
  • Politics of Houston
  • List of United States Representatives
  • Women in the United States House of Representatives
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  2. ^ a b "Sheila Jackson Lee: Biography". House.gov. Archived from the original on September 25, 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Magagnini, Stephen (January 1, 2008). "Pride and comfort ; National black sorority 'gathers for the specific purpose of being selfless'". Beaumont Enterprise. Beaumont, Tex. p. B.1. 
  4. ^ a b c FELDMAN, CLAUDIA (February 19, 1995). "SHEILA JACKSON LEE GOES TO WASHINGTON". Houston Chronicle. p. 6. 
  5. ^ ROBINSON, JAMES (April 23, 1992). "Council moves to keep guns away from kids". Houston Chronicle. p. 1. 
  6. ^ "FOR CONGRESS, DIST. 18/Recommending nomination of Sheila Jackson Lee". Houston Chronicle. February 13, 1994. p. 2. 
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  21. ^ "Small firms to get help in exporting". Houston Chronicle. October 7, 2000. p. 2. 
  22. ^ LEVINE, SAMANTHA (April 30, 2006). "DELEGATION WATCH / Jackson Lee backs her vow on Darfur / Calls her arrest a statement on the war and genocide". Houston Chronicle. p. 10. 
  23. ^ Jim Doyle, Five members of Congress arrested over Sudan protest, San Francisco Chronicle, April 28, 2006. Retrieved 25 September 2006.
  24. ^ "Jackson Lee wants ban on fighter jets reconsidered". Archived from the original on February 25, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-22. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) . Houston Chronicle. February 21, 2007
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External links
  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee official U.S. House site
  • Sheila Jackson Lee for U.S. Congress
  • Sheila Jackson Lee at Curlie (based on DMOZ)
  • Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
  • Profile at Vote Smart
  • Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
  • Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Accountable Corporations The Nation, January 19, 2006
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Immigration is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time Democracy Now, April 4, 2006
  • Tim Fleck, What's Driving Miss Sheila? Houston Press, February 20, 1997.
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from Texas's 18th congressional district

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R-New Jersey United States Representatives by seniority
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By virtually any measure, the record of ... - Sheila Jackson Lee - quotes fridge magnet, Black
By virtually any measure, the record of ... - Sheila Jackson Lee - quotes fridge magnet, Black
By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure. - Sheila Jackson Lee Quotations from famous celebrities, politicians, authors, athletes and other prominent people. Find inspirational and motivational through this quote on a beautiful fridge magnet. You can choose between two different variation (BLACK - white letters on black background) or (WHITE - black letters on white background). NOTE: This product is not waterproof, so it is not meant for outdoor use. In addition to being used on a refrigerator, it is also great decorative addition to a locker, file cabinet or any other smooth metal surface at home or work.

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Mundus Souvenirs Today, we have two Vietnams, side by. quote by Sheila Jackson Lee, laser engraved on wooden plaque - Size: 8"x10"
Mundus Souvenirs Today, we have two Vietnams, side by. quote by Sheila Jackson Lee, laser engraved on wooden plaque - Size: 8"x10"
"Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side." quote by Sheila Jackson Lee Motivation and inspiration are what gets us out of bed every morning. To give you that drive and touch of magic that you need in your life, why not add some wise words to your home or office today. With the finest thoughts of the greatest minds laser engraved into premium quality beechwood, the words that move you will decorate beautifully your home for years. Perfect for remembering what life is all about. A suitable gift for colleagues, friends and family. Also, it is a fantastic decoration item for shelves and tables. It can also be used as a wall hanging, to decor the plain walls; your choice of texts on these beautiful brown-hue wooden plaques. They carry a beautiful minimalist, antique style, that would not outdate so soon. *Please note that the display sample may not always be a true representation of the final wood product due to the very nature of the wood. Product image colours may vary due to the nature of the wood used and monitor display settings.

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Vintage Photos 1989 Press Photo Judge Sheila Jackson Lee & Family at Children's Museum, Houston
Vintage Photos 1989 Press Photo Judge Sheila Jackson Lee & Family at Children's Museum, Houston
This is an original press photo. Children's Museum, Houston. Hand-decorated hat trio at the Children's Museum party: Municipal Judge Sheila Jackson Lee and husband Elwyn Lee and their son Jason Lee. Judge and Family. Photo measures 7.75 x 10inches. Photo is dated 07-26-1989.

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"By virtually any measure, the record of..." quote by Sheila Jackson Lee, laser engraved on wooden plaque - Size: 8"x10"
"By virtually any measure, the record of..." quote by Sheila Jackson Lee, laser engraved on wooden plaque - Size: 8"x10"
"By virtually any measure, the record of the Republican Majority is an appalling failure." quote by Sheila Jackson Lee Motivation and inspiration are what gets us out of bed every morning. To give you that drive and touch of magic that you need in your life, why not add some wise words to your home or office today. With the finest thoughts of the greatest minds laser engraved into premium quality beechwood, the words that move you will decorate beautifully your home for years. Perfect for remembering what life is all about. A suitable gift for colleagues, friends and family. Also, it is a fantastic decoration item for shelves and tables. It can also be used as a wall hanging, to decor the plain walls; your choice of texts on these beautiful brown-hue wooden plaques. They carry a beautiful minimalist, antique style, that would not outdate so soon. *Please note that the display sample may not always be a true representation of the final wood product due to the very nature of the wood. Product image colours may vary due to the nature of the wood used and monitor display settings.

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"Millions of Americans find community,..." quote by Sheila Jackson Lee, laser engraved on wooden plaque - Size: 8"x10"
"Millions of Americans find community,..." quote by Sheila Jackson Lee, laser engraved on wooden plaque - Size: 8"x10"
"Millions of Americans find community, comfort and support in their faith." quote by Sheila Jackson Lee Motivation and inspiration are what gets us out of bed every morning. To give you that drive and touch of magic that you need in your life, why not add some wise words to your home or office today. With the finest thoughts of the greatest minds laser engraved into premium quality beechwood, the words that move you will decorate beautifully your home for years. Perfect for remembering what life is all about. A suitable gift for colleagues, friends and family. Also, it is a fantastic decoration item for shelves and tables. It can also be used as a wall hanging, to decor the plain walls; your choice of texts on these beautiful brown-hue wooden plaques. They carry a beautiful minimalist, antique style, that would not outdate so soon. *Please note that the display sample may not always be a true representation of the final wood product due to the very nature of the wood. Product image colours may vary due to the nature of the wood used and monitor display settings.

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African Americans of Houston (Images of America)
African Americans of Houston (Images of America)
Texas is a Southern state, and in many ways, Houston is a typical Southern city. While Houston did not experience the types or degrees of racial violence found in other Southern cities during the Jim Crow era, black Houstonians nonetheless found themselves often relegated to the margins of society. For decades there were two distinct Houstons: one white and the other black. However, Houston’s black community created businesses that flourished and schools that educated children and developed a culture that celebrated the accomplishments of their parents while eagerly anticipating the accomplishments of future generations. Images of America: African Americans of Houston captures the many facets of black Houston. From churches to nightclubs; city parks to city hall; and political giants Barbara Jordan, Mickey Leland, and Sheila Jackson Lee to the driving beats of Archie Bell and the Drells, the Ghetto Boys, and Beyoncé, black Houston is alive with a determination that past injustices will never dampen the future opportunities for greatness.

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Sheila Jackson Lee for Texas District 18 2018-3" Sew/Iron On Patch Election
Sheila Jackson Lee for Texas District 18 2018-3" Sew/Iron On Patch Election
These 3 inch diameter novelty applique patches are perfect for  displaying a hobby, sharing political/social views, showing team membership, advertising a business, humor, wedding and more! Patch can be sewn or ironed on to clothing, bags, or other fabric items. The patch is 100% polyester and the image is printed through a professional heat transfer process that creates exceptional image quality and a forever lasting design. The design is printed into the fabric and will not fade or crack. Patches are machine washable.

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We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality
We Do!: American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality
Included in the 2014 Over the Rainbow list"Baumgardner and Kunin have compiled the writings and public pronouncements of public officials and other figures on the issue of marriage equality...This book will serve as a resource for what was said about the struggle for marriage equality."--New York Journal of Books"We Do...triumphantly chronicles this recent chapter of this country's history. This volume demonstrates, through speeches, interviews, and commentary, the encouraging story of American acceptance of gay marriage and the roles that politicians--gay and straight--have played in that history."--Philadelphia Tribune"A remarkably upbeat little slab of work detailing the politicians out there who are good-hearted, decent and basically worth knowing about."--Metro Times Blog (Detroit)"We Do!…compiles speeches, interviews and commentary from 1977 through 2013, in which an array of political leaders…voice their unconditional support for the queer citizens of the US in their quest for same-sex marriage rights."--The Bay Area Reporter Online"With the announcement late last week by Attorney General Holder, gay marriage equality took another major step forward in the U.S. A recent book on the subject highlights to path politicians have taken from Harvey Milk of San Francisco in 1977 until now, to advance the cause of marriage equality. In the words of co-author Jennifer Baumgardner, 'this is a deeply radical book.'"--Sun News Miami"We Do! is a powerful look at the long battle for marriage equality in America. As Vermont’s governor, Madeleine Kunin was a leader on gay rights years before it was fashionable and years before our state became the first in the country to allow civil unions and, later, gay marriage without a court order. The struggle for gay rights in Vermont was very difficult, divisive, and acrimonious. If you talk to young people today about gay rights or gay marriage, they ask, What was the big deal? Madeleine and Jennifer Baumgardner remind us what a big deal it was and how important it is."--United States Senator Bernie Sanders"Madeleine Kunin argues that empowering women to succeed at home and at work is both good economics and good social policy. She presents a convincing road map for how we achieve that vision, and calls on all of us to be part of a brighter future."--President Bill Clinton"In her role as author and activist, Jennifer Baumgardner has permanently changed the way people think about feminism...and will shape the next hundred years of politics and culture."--The Commonwealth Club of California, hailing Baumgardner as one of Six Visionaries for the Twenty-First Century"The gay marriage movement, like all civil rights movements, began with individuals telling the truth about who they are to a world that doesn't accept them. It ends with an entire generation of young people who reject blatant civil rights discrimination...We Do! triumphantly chronicles this recent chapter."--New PagesRemember when gay marriage was the easiest way to inflame an otherwise mild electorate? This volume demonstrates, through speeches, interviews, and commentary, the encouraging story of American acceptance of gay marriage and the roles that politicians--gay and straight--have played in that history.This movement began with individuals telling the truth about who they are to a world that doesn't accept them. From Supervisor Harvey Milk articulating in 1978 why gay people in all fields must be out and visible; to Governor Andrew Cuomo blinking back tears as he discussed his pride in making gay marriage a reality in New York in 2011; to President Obama's unprecedented support and the courage of many other American politicians—We Do! triumphantly chronicles this recent chapter of our history.

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Four Little Girls
Four Little Girls
4 Little Girls (DVD)From the director of ' 'Do The Right Thing' ' and ' 'Malcolm X' ' comes ' 'a masterpiece.' ' (Chicago Tribune) When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on September 15, 1963, it takes the lives of four young girls. This racially motivated crime, sparks the nation's outrage and helps fuel the civil rights movement sweeping across the country.]]>

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