The Congressional Black Caucus looking to invite President Barack Obama to U.S. Virgin Islands by joining Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett before this year’s end of the term, a press release issued.
In a letter given to the president Obama on Friday, Congressional Black Caucus members insisted the Virgin Islands’ historical significance to both the United States and Caribbean, and shown their support for the president.
“I ‘m truly glad to have the support of my co-workers in this attempt. Their support to individuals of the territory and the problems we confront is significant in many ways and I am going to continue to work tirelessly toward growing support among my other colleagues in Congress,” Ms. Plaskett said.
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When I encouraged my co-workers last month “, among my aims was to have leaders in Washington see, firsthand, the challenges, along with the opportunities that exist within the territory. We believed that it’d be advantageous to have allies in our attempt to heighten awareness to the needs of the land in the Washington discussion.”
Within their letter, C.B.C. members also emphasized the Mr. Obama’s direction in bringing attention to historic mistreatment to the territories and to other regions across the world and urged the president not to forget the Virgin Islands and its frequently unmarked differences.
The letter comes less than a year ahead of the Virgin Islands commemorating the centennial anniversary to become a land of America.
“The approaching centennial anniversary gives us a program to have some words which are meaningful around our history with the USA, our tremendous contributions and the genesis of the problems impacting our land now, along with how we solve them and the guidance of our Virgin Islands going forward,” she said.
“I will be looking forward for the support of my co-workers will help reverberate the need for a presidential visit in this present situation.”
Ms. Plaskett encouraged President Obama to see the Virgin Islands in January, the release concluded.